MLB Articles

Adam Jones
After posting a winning record in three consecutive seasons, the Orioles could be challenged to finish above .500 in 2015 due to a lack of significant activity over the winter. They re-signed Delmon Young shortly before Christmas, but he’s...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez asked for this. Remember that. On Feb. 17, 2009, upon reporting to the Yankees’ spring training camp for the first time as an admitted steroid cheat, Rodriguez told a packed news conference, with typical grandiosity: “The...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Joe Maddon Theo Epstein Chicago Cubs
The characters in that long-running Windy City disaster known as the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Disappointment are well known to all baseball fans. There is the Billy Goat. And Bartman. The Miracle Mets. Leon Durham and his “Gatorade...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Matt Kemp
Fear not baseball fans — Sunshine and warmer weather are on their way, and spring training is knocking on Old Man Winter’s door. Thankfully, it is almost time for baseball, as camps are in full gear in Arizona and Florida. Many...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Madison Bumgarner Buster Posey 2014 World Series
A little more than two weeks before Madison Bumgarner strong-armed the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 of the World Series, before he took the ball on two days of rest and refused to give it back till long past sundown, before he carved himself into...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Major League Baseball
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Clayton Kershaw
One of the unique things about baseball is that history can be made on any given day or night at the ballpark, especially if you are paying close enough attention. The 2014 season was no exception, as players and teams alike added their names to...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
175 Funny Fantasy Baseball Team Names
Only one team will win your fantasy baseball league, but everyone can have a funny (or silly or crazy) fantasy baseball team name. These are 175 suggestions for the baseball nerds, Internet bird dogs, Sabermetric mathematician-magicians,...
Nathan Rush
6 months ago
Jose Bautista
Baseball is filled with bizarre coincidences, amazing statistics, and lots of oddball occurrences. Last season was no exception. As spring training gets underway, we decided to look back at the kookiest from 2014 in our annual...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Rob Manfred
Teams have started to report to spring training in Florida and Arizona, which means the 2015 MLB season has officially begun. Opening Day is still six weeks away, but here are 15 storylines to whet your appetite between now and then. 1. He...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Justin Upton
Take a look at any draft, no matter the sport, and there are going to be some people chosen in the top eight or 10 picks who never make it. In some years, the misses far outweigh the hits. The 2005 MLB version didn’t fit that description...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Opening Day is less than two months away. Just keep repeating that, Boston Red Sox fans. Maybe it will help warm the soul. After one look at Fenway Park, though, maybe not. Boston is enduring its snowiest month on record, and not even...
David Fox
6 months ago
Brendan Rodgers
The 2015 MLB Draft isn't until June 8-10, but it's never too early to take a look at the next potential crop of impact players. When it comes to making the leap from high school to a top prospect in the minor leagues, look no further than...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Walker Buehler Vanderbilt Commodores
The 2015 MLB Draft isn't until June 8-10, but it's never too early to take a look at the next potential crop of impact players. Among the college prospects, defending College World Series champion Vanderbilt leads the way with three...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Bobby Valentine
With MLB training camps set to open in Florida and Arizona, no doubt there are a few WAGs missing their sweethearts today. In honor of the Day of Love, we present the all-time Valentine’s Day lineup including Flowers, a Rose, Candy, a Cookie...
Charlie Miller
6 months ago
Vanderbilt Commodores baseball
Spring training is just around the corner, but the college ranks get a jumpstart on MLB with their season getting underway on Friday. Defending College World Series champion Vanderbilt leads off Athlon Sports' preseason Top 25. 1....
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Mike Trout
The Super Bowl is over, which means the NFL season is complete and it’s almost time for baseball! Spring training will start up in two weeks in Florida and Arizona  with the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs set to open the 2015 MLB...
Mark Ross
6 months ago
Let’s get this out of the way — Tim Raines is not Rickey Henderson. You know that and I know that. But 45 percent of the Baseball Writer’s Association of America hold “not being Rickey Henderson” against Tim...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
The much anticipated Baseball Writers Association of America vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is upon us, with the final vote being announced Tuesday, Jan 6. 2014 saw Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and Frank Thomas as just the...
Athlon Sports
7 months ago
Tuesday marks the beginning of the MLB Free Agency signing period. Here is a list of the most interesting available free agents that are on the baseball market and where they might end up for the 2015 season. Jon LesterEver since Lester was...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
The 2014 World Series begins tonight in Kansas City, as two Wild Card teams meet in the Fall Classic for the first time since the 2002 Series that saw the Angels beat the Giants in seven games. The been-there-done that San Francisco Giants head...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
The San Francisco Giants are making an unlikely postseason run to try and win their third World Series in five seasons. The Giants bring experience, grit and small ball to Kansas City tonight to take on the fairy-tale Royals in Game 1. This...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
 The Royals are the darlings of the baseball Postseason, and winners of eight in a row. KC started out in the Wild Card game against the Oakland As, then went on to sweep the American League’s best team, the Los Angeles Angels in three...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago
2014 World Series Preview & Prediction
These San Francisco Giants have been here before. Twice recently, actually. Having won the World Series in 2010 and ’12, this team oozes postseason experience. No stage is too big for these guys, no spotlight too bright. In contrast, the...
Charlie Miller
10 months ago
The marketing for MLB likes to say that, “You can’t script October.” So true. Every postseason the games write the stories themselves, furnishing our sports memories with moments that last forever. Here are several story lines to...
Athlon Sports
10 months ago

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