MLB Articles

Marcus Stroman
The Toronto Blue Jays enter the 2018 season straddling the line between legitimate postseason contender and also-ran. Certainly if things break right, their health improves dramatically and they get some bounce-back from some underperformers last...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Rhys Hoskins
Despite seeing their win total shrink by five in 2017, the Phillies might actually have taken a step forward in their rebuild. Fifteen players, including a handful who should have lasting impact, maybe even star power, made their big-league debuts...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Mookie Betts
That expletive shaking Yawkey Way in December wasn’t Dustin Pedroia losing a game of ping-pong. It was the reaction in the Red Sox front office when the Yankees pulled off baseball’s biggest trade in more than a decade by acquiring...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Bryce Harper
The Nationals in 2017 posted the second-best record in the NL, won their division by a whopping 20 games and came within one fluky game — which they lost with Max Scherzer on the mound — of advancing to the NLCS. And they responded with...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Jonathan Schoop
After making the playoffs in three of the previous five seasons, the Orioles took a nasty spill into last place in 2017 and are in danger of staying there due to the improvements of the powers above them and their own deficiencies in the rotation....
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Aaron Judge
Call it rebuilding. Call it transition. Call it a minor lull for baseball’s most decorated franchise. Whatever it was, it’s over. The Yankees are back.  Last season’s success came as a surprise, as the Bronx Bombers...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
With pitchers and catchers ready to report for Spring Training and another MLB Opening Day just around the corner, the Athlon Sports 2018 Baseball Annual slides home in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by fans of the...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Corey Seager
The past still looms large over a franchise that hasn’t won a World Series since 1988. But the future looks very bright for the Dodgers. The roster that won 104 games and posted the best record in baseball returns largely intact. The farm...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Jose Altuve
The last time a team won back-to-back World Series, Bill Clinton was in the White House, nobody had a smartphone and Carlos Correa was six years old. That’s the challenge facing the Astros, a team that famously adorned a June 2014 cover of...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
Jose Altuve
Winter is in full effect across the country but take heart, the boys of summer are on their way as the start of MLB’s spring training is just around the corner. Starting Feb. 12, all 30 teams will start reporting to their spring...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Alex Bregman
Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman might have to start working on a new bucket list.   Over the past three seasons, the 23-year-old has moved through the Astros' system to become a key player in the team's 2017...
Russell Vannozzi
3 months ago
10 Greatest Home Runs in World Series History
This year’s World Series has already seen history made when it comes to the home run. In Game 2 on Wednesday night, the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers combined for eight home runs, the most ever in a World Series game. Of the 13 total...
Aaron Tallent
3 months ago
MLB has welcomed a wave of Cuban baseball imports in recent years. And the outcome of the 2017 World Series could be determined by the impact of two of Cuba’s finest — Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig, 26, and Houston...
Nathan Rush
3 months ago
Why is the letter “K” the abbreviation for a “strikeout” in baseball?
In 1859, New York Clipper sportswriter Henry Chadwick introduced the concept of a “box score” to baseball coverage. The English-born Chadwick used the letter “K” to denote a strikeout, since he’d already used “S...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Noah Syndergaard on HBO’s Game of Thrones
Yes, the 25-year-old Noah Syndergaard appeared as a soldier in the Lannister army on Game of Thrones’ season 7, episode 4, “The Spoils of War.”   In his brief cameo, the 6’6” New York Mets pitcher — who is...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
After winning an MLB-best 104 games in the regular season, the Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time in nearly three decades. The Dodgers swept the Diamondbacks in the NLDS and then took down the defending World Series...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
For the second time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are in the World Series. The Astros won the AL West by 21 games thanks to a 101-61 record that had them finish just a game behind the Indians for the best record in the American League....
Mark Ross
3 months ago
It’s hard to believe, but 100-win teams have not met in the World Series since 1970 — until now. The Houston Astros (101–61 in the regular season) meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (104–58) in a matchup that at first glance will...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
2017 World Series: How To Watch on TV, Online, Listen on Radio
It's time for the 2017 World Series. This year there are several ways to enjoy the series, whether you have broadcast TV, online access or radio.    Major League Baseball announced FOX's broadcast schedule for the 2017 World...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
Tim Raines
Tim Raines was known for his blazing speed during a 23-year MLB career. But for Raines, 58, waiting for the phone call confirming his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame was an excruciatingly slow process. It took 10 long years, the maximum...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
Baseball fans have witnessed an offensive explosion this season, as the league is on pace to shatter the record for most home runs in a single season. The men at the front of the pack, however, are not the veteran sluggers that fans are accustomed...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
7 months ago
Who Should Win the 2017 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote for the American League?
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
7 months ago
On Sunday, MLB announced the American League and National League rosters for the 2017 All-Star Game, the 88th edition of the Midsummer Classic. The game, set for Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, will be packed with the brightest...
Juan Jose Rodriguez
7 months ago
The city of Atlanta is rallying around one of its own as a baseball accident put a former Braves player's son in the hospital.   Jason Lockhart, son of retired infielder Keith, was struck in the face by a baseball during a tournament on...
Jasmine Watkins
7 months ago
Predicting the American League All-Star Game Starters
Every spring, the baseball world anticipates the wave of talent that comes together for a few days to put on a show. Major League Baseball All-Star Weekend, which will be held at Marlins Park in Miami from July 9-11, will feature the game’s...
Ryan Nixon
8 months ago

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