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The Yankees landed the ultimate haymaker in Twitter feud with Cubs

The Chicago Cubs' Twitter account decided to have a little fun on Monday and oh did it not turn out well. After one user tweeted that the Yankees' account was better than the Cubs', the North Siders thought it would be a good idea to put it to a poll.<p>That was harmless enough on the surface. Just a …

Nathan Eovaldi is key for the Yankees rotation

Reports of the end of the free-spending New York Yankees may be overexaggerated, as a handful of frugal offseasons do not a trend make. The 2015 …

Sports Analytics

Royals to make Mets watch two World Series ceremonies

The New York Mets will have to watch not one, but two ceremonies at Kauffman Stadium to open the season as the Kansas City Royals recognize their …

Baseball

MLB Teams That Will Overachieve, Underachieve Based on 2016 Payrolls

You get what you pay for. It's a truism in life, but not necessarily in baseball.<p>Every season features at least a few low-budget Davids who rack up victories despite puny payrolls. Likewise, some deep-pocketed Goliaths invariably sink in the standings.<p>With most of the winter's marquee free agents …

Sweeny: Baseball Insiders Love The Moves Yankees Have Made

<i>By Sweeny Murti</i><br>» More Columns<p>The Grammy for Best New Artist gets unduly slammed in my opinion. Sure, if you peruse the list of winners you’ll come up …

Baseball

Yankees zing Cubs in Twitter poll about World Series rings

That escalated quickly.<p>A quick tweet from a Yankees fan named Liam led to two Twitter polls from two MLB team accounts, over 80,000 votes and maybe some hurt feelings.<p>When @liamgordd stated that "@Yankees Twitter account > @Cubs Twitter account," the Cubs responded with a simple poll.<p>The Yankees' …

Baseball

The rules on takeout slides are finally going to change

According to ESPN, the Players Association and Major League Baseball are getting close to a compromise on how to fix takeout slides at second base. Good.<p>The takeout slide at second base is an endangered species, at least in the form we're used to. There will be changes, possibly soon. People will …

Winter Report Card: Royals nailed off-season with one move

<i>With one week left before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, we're checking in to see how each team has fared thus far this off-season</i> …

East Coast bias: #BadValentineIn5Words

People these days use social media to poke fun at many things, including the heightened expectations of romantic effort put forth to create the …

Social Media

Yanks' Masahiro Tanaka throws off mound following elbow surgery

TAMPA, Fla. -- New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last …

Baseball

2015 MLB free agent list: 139 players file one day after the World Series

Free agents are free to sign with new teams after 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday.<p>The World Series ended on Sunday night, so the Major League Baseball offseason officially began on Monday morning. As of 9 a.m. ET, 139 players are now free agents per Article XX, Section B of the collective bargaining …

Mets-Royals World Series Game 2 weather: In the clear

The weather for Game 1 of the World Series gave us a scare. There will be no scare in Game 2. It's gorgeous.<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While Game 1 of the …

5 storylines for Game 2 of the World Series

<b>1. For starters</b><br>The Royals used seven pitchers in the course of their 5-4, 14-inning victory against the New York Mets in Game 1 of the World Series …

World Series opener highest-rated since 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series opener between the Kansas City Royals and the Mets was the highest-rated Game 1 since 2009 — the previous time a New …

Mets vs. Royals, World Series 2015: Time, TV schedule and team news for Game 2

The 2015 World Series got off to an entertaining start with a grueling 14-inning bout between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets in Game 1. The Royals eventually prevailed 5-4 to take a 1-0 series lead. Now the teams will be back on the field some 17 hours after Game 1 ended to play Game 2.<p>It …

Nightengale: Royals' win one of October's most memorable games

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It had perhaps the strangest World Series delay in history, the craziest World Series homer in nearly a century, two critical errors, a dramatic ninth-inning home run and one of the most courageous pitching performances anyone can imagine.<p>Where else can you have a game stopped …

World Series: Biggest moments from Royals' Game 1 win over the Mets

<b>(CNN) —</b> An inside-the-park homer. Power outages. Oh, and extra innings. Looks like the 2015 World Series is off to a dynamic start.<p>The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 in the 14th inning early Wednesday morning to claim the first game of the series.<p>A pitcher gets terrible news<p>Game 1 …

Mets-Royals World Series Game 1 draws strong TV ratings

In fact, it netted Fox the strongest Game 1 ratings in six years.<p>Game 1 of the World Series between the Mets and Royals, on a drawing-eyeballs level, …

Mets-Royals, World Series Game 2: How to watch, matchups, preview

Game 2 goes down Wednesday night in Kansas City. Here are the details.<p>Wednesday night occasions Game 2 of the World Series between the Mets and …

5 More Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

Last year during the World Series, I wrote about five reasons to love Kansas City.<p>In 2014, the Kansas City Royals were playing in the World Series for the first time in nearly 30 years. This season, the Royals are no longer a "scrappy" team from the fly-over zone, they have one of the best records …

How embarrassing was World Series blackout for Fox?

The first game of this year’s World Series, between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals, went all the way to the 14th inning last night and …

2015 World Series: Mets-Royals tickets going for more than $1,000

The secondary ticket market is heating up in advance of Game 1 of the World Series between the Mets and Royals.<p>Game 1 of the World Series between the …

5 Topics for…MLB World Series

The New York Mets and Kansas City Royals head into baseball’s most important event with 90-72 and 95-67 records, respectively. Their impressive seasons set the stage for a competitive series that kicks off on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Missouri, before moving to New York on Friday. Mets pitcher …

1985 Royals: Where are they now?

The 1985 Royals were a tight-knit group that never gave up, perservering in 7 games against the Cardinals to win the World Series. Many of the …

Mets and Royals give us a World Series where one perennial loser must win

It's tough to say who will win, the Mets or the Royals, but it's going to be fun.<p>For the first time since the Astros and White Sox met in the 2005 World Series, there's symmetry to the Fall Classic. Neither the Mets nor Royals have won a World Series since the '80s. The babies made after drunken …