The Arizona Fall League is usually host to minor-league prospects — not the faces of big-league pitching staffs. But pitching in the AFL would give the 24-year-old the opportunity to face live hitters.
With several rule changes under consideration in MLB, two interesting prospects include expanding replay reviews in the game, and allowing the NL to exercise a DH option. If one were forced to choose either of these options, which would be best?
Quiet, reserved and understated during nearly a quarter-century in a sport that took him from Panama to the pantheon of pinstriped pitchers, Rivera was honored with that rarest of baseball tributes — a solo bow.
It’s hilarious how everyone wants to claim the Yankees may finish in last or will be the new-age ’65 team. Meanwhile, in Queens…
Incredible, yes. Dickey had a lot of people to thank, and wanted to make sure Mets fans were at the top of that list.
In the third sentence of his memoir, a humble R.A. Dickey said he’d “never lead the league in strikeouts.” It’s time for a revision — or maybe two.
Here’s the real issue that will keep the Tigers from hoisting the trophy: the NL is slowly but surely winning the battle for superiority against the AL.
Here they are, Evan Roberts’ original 2012 MLB power rankings. Let’s see what lessons can be learned…
Owner of the best record in baseball, R.A. Dickey was hoping to become the first knuckleballer to start an All-Star game since Dutch Leonard in 1943. A 12-1 record wasn’t good enough.
Managers Terry Collins of the Mets and Ron Roenicke of the Brewers will serve as NL coaches for the All-Star game and managers Ned Yost of the Royals and Bob Melvin of the A’s will coach on the AL side.
The National League has lost a lot of thump. And this is good news for the Mets who – quite frankly – have as many potential power bats in their lineup as any team in the league with the exception of the Cardinals and the Reds.
If you are sixty years old (or older), you probably remember when the Major Leagues consisted of only sixteen teams.
Prince Fielder hit a three-run homer and Roy Halladay and his relief combined on a six-hitter to lead the NL over the AL 5-1 Tuesday night, giving the senior circuit its first two-game winning streak since the mid-1990s.
The managers for Tuesday’s All-Star game certainly won’t get many complaints for choosing Phillies ace of aces Roy Halladay and Angels star Jered Weaver to start the midsummer classic. But how will Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran and Yankees All-Star starters Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson fare against the fireballers?
I surely got your attention with that headline — but it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds.