Rich Eisen: MLB Considering Letting Losing Teams Send Best Hitters To Plate In 9th InningOn his radio show Wednesday, Rich Eisen said an MLB executive told him that baseball officials have kicked around the idea of allowing the manager of the losing team to send whichever batters he wants to the plate in the ninth inning.
Palladino: Limited Mound Visits Could Create Communication ProblemsIf nothing else, baseball’s new rules limiting mound visits to six per nine innings and cutting back on commercial breaks put off all the silly talk about instituting a pitch clock to speed up the game.
MLB Imposes Stricter Mound Limits, Decides Against Pitch Clocks For NowMajor League Baseball is imposing stricter limits on mound visits in an effort to speed games but decided against 20-second pitch clocks for 2018.
LISTEN: Ken Rosenthal Discusses Growing Tension Between MLB, Players UnionTony Clark, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, blasted owners Tuesday over the the slow pace of the offseason free agent market, saying, "This year a significant number of teams are engaged in a race to the bottom."
Rob Manfred On WFAN: Support Growing For International DraftAfter handing down a stiff punishment to the Atlanta Braves last week for circumventing international signing rules, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred believes it's only a matter of time before there is an international draft.
Yankees Raise Available Signing Bonus For Japanese Star Shohei Otani To $3.5 MillionNew York has the second-highest total of available international signing bonus money behind the Texas Rangers at $3,535,000.
MLB Fines Both Red Sox, Yankees Following Sign-Stealing InvestigationsWatchgate has resulted in fines for both the Red Sox and Yankees.
Reports: 'Babe Ruth Of Japan' Shohei Otani Headed To Major Leagues In 2018The Yankees were among the MLB teams that sent scouts last month to see Otani play for the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
Report: Red Sox Caught Using Apple Watch To Help Steal Signs Vs. YankeesThe Boston Red Sox have reportedly admitted to Major League Baseball officials that they participated in a scheme to steal and relay pitching signals against the Yankees using an Apple Watch.
As Part Of MLB Promotion, Yankees Will Wear Names On Jerseys For First Time In Team HistoryFrom Aug. 25-27, players will wear alternate jerseys inspired by youth-league uniforms. The athletes can express themselves by placing a nickname on the back of their jerseys.
Baseball Hall Of Famer Lou Brock Free Of CancerBrock said in a statement Friday that a doctor's diagnosis that he had conquered multiple myeloma was "the greatest news ever."
MLB Planning Games In Asia, England By End Of The DecadeMajor League Baseball plans to start the 2019 and 2020 seasons in Asia and play regular-season games in England in June of both years.