MLB Articles

Evan Longoria
Back in the day, the Devil made them do it. But what possessed the 2016 version of the Rays to lose more games than in any year since the name truncation was an unholy amalgam of shoddy fundamentals, slapdash base running, leaky defense and patchy...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Coastal Carolina’s run to the 2016 College World Series title was somewhat unprecedented in that the Chanticleers accomplished the feat in their first-ever appearance. But it also continued a trend in that it marked the fourth straight year...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Gary Sanchez
It’s been four years since the Yankees last won a playoff game. The icons of a previous dynasty are long gone, and the fruits of a much-improved farm system are on the way. For the time being, this is a team in transition, trying to contend...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Mookie Betts
The Red Sox spent years building for the future. Under Dave Dombrowski, however, they’re acting as if the apocalypse is drawing near. Blessed with a young roster and loads of talent at the big-league level, Dombrowski is going for it in a big...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
2017 Baseball MLB Preview Magazine
With pitchers and catchers ready to report for Spring Training and another MLB Opening Day just around the corner, the Athlon Sports 2017 Baseball Annual slides home in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by fans of the...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
Manny Machado
The Orioles are picked to finish in or near last place every offseason, and they continue to contend while confounding their critics. The upcoming season shouldn’t be any different. They can hit, they can field and no one puts out a better...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
The Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay is a record-setting move. At 30, McVay (above, center with Rams COO Kevin Demoff and general manager Les Snead) becomes the youngest head coach in NFL...
Aaron Tallent
5 months ago
It’s still January, but baseball will be back before you know it with the start of MLB’s spring training less than a month away. Those who have already had enough of winter can focus on the fact that all 30 teams will soon be...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
Mike Trout
The World Series may be over and the Chicago Cubs have finally exorcised their century-long demons, but the Major League Baseball calendar is never-ending. This week the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) will make their...
Jake Rose
7 months ago
Dave Winfield, 65, is one of sports’ true gentlemen, as fans of the Padres, Yankees, Angels, Blue Jays, Twins and Indians can attest. The 6’6”, 220-pound outfielder brought a sweet swing, great glove and positive attitude to every...
Nathan Rush
7 months ago
It’s finally going to happen. Either the Cleveland Indians or the Chicago Cubs are going to win this year’s World Series, ending one of the two longest active World Series championship droughts.   The Indians won their last World...
Jake Rose
8 months ago
Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs had wild roads to get to the National League Championship Series.   The Dodgers, the most injured team in baseball this season, slugged their way to a fourth straight NL West title and an NLCS...
Jake Rose
8 months ago
Both the Cleveland Indians and Toronto Blue Jays swept what many might have called superior opponents in their respective American League Division Series. Cleveland shocked the baseball world by keeping Boston, the best offense in the game, in...
Jake Rose
8 months ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
8 months ago
While most athletes are content to enjoy the limelight on the field of competitive sports, many have tried to bask in the bright lights of Hollywood. Here are 31 athletes who made their mark in the movies; some as classic characters in...
Nathan Rush
8 months ago
Madison Bumgarner
The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason. Since the Mets survived to see the wild card, all eyes in the baseball-crazed city will be on the mound of...
Jake Rose
8 months ago
Josh Donaldson
For many folks, the autumn months, October in particular, are built for bonfires and weekends on the gridiron. But for 10 baseball fan bases, October is a little more than pumpkin spice lattes and college football tailgates.   As Texas poet...
Jake Rose
8 months ago
Happy Birthday Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire is known as one of the greatest power hitters in the history of baseball. A longtime member of the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals, McGwire spent three years as the single-season home run king and currently presides over the...
Andrew Dellapina
8 months ago
Happy Birthday, Tommy Lasorda!
Tommy Lasorda is a baseball icon. He pitched for the Dodgers in 1954-55 and then joined the staff upon his retirement, working his way up the chain over the next decade. In 1976, he became the team’s manager, a role he would fulfill for the...
Andrew Dellapina
9 months ago
With the trade of Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs a done deal, the madness that is the MLB Trade Deadline is now in full effect.   Chapman was arguably the best available pitcher on the market, and general manager Brian Cashman, who...
Jake Rose
11 months ago
Bryce Harper
This past spring training, Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper unabashedly donned his “Make Baseball Fun Again” hat in an effort to shed light on baseball’s lack of individuality.   To some baseball lifers, Harper...
Jake Rose
11 months ago
Red, white and blue and stars and stripes will be two prominent themes across MLB on July 4. For the ninth consecutive year, all 30 MLB teams will wear specially designed caps to celebrate Independence Day and will have a matching jersey to...
Mark Ross
12 months ago
Making a catch bare-handed is an accomplishment in itself. Doing it while holding a child and other stuff in your arms is in a class all its own.   During a game between the Blue Jays and Phillies, one dad went the extra mile to catch a...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago
For the first time, MLB teams will forgo their usual color palette for a special light blue motif on Father’s Day. On June 19, all 30 teams will wear specially designed caps and jerseys in recognition of the special day.   In...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Beckham Zobrist fought cancer and doesn't want his battle to go unnoticed.    The 7-year-old survivor is taking his hard-fought victory and showing it off in a prideful manner with a prosthetic eye. Zobrist lost one of his eyes to...
Jasmine Watkins
1 year ago

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