Baseball

The case against Jim Thome making it to the Hall of Fame is weak

Thome deserves enshrinement and here's why the case against him does not hold up<p>Laying out the case for Jim Thome's enshrinement into Cooperstown is …

Sports

Josh Donaldson is still seeking a long-term deal with the Blue Jays

If it were up to him, Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson would finish the remainder of his career in Toronto. In fact, he’d be “ticked pink” if …

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New York Mets: Tim Tebow has no business at major league camp

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)<p>Tim Tebow has no business at New York Mets camp or anywhere else in …

Tim Tebow

Darvish's Return, Dodgers Plan for Buehler, and More!

We open up the Dodgers Nation mailbag this week, and address questions regarding Yu Darvish’s possible return, the N.L West competition, and …

Major League Baseball

MLB Free Agent: Josh Donaldson, Brian Dozier Haven’t Discussed Extensions

Two Major League Baseball (MLB) top free agents in the next offseason have not discussed contract extensions with their respective teams. Toronto …

Brian Dozier

Blue Jays: If healthy Devon Travis could be a difference maker in 2018

Anyone who follows the Toronto Blue Jays has agonized over the gut-wrenching card that second baseman Devon Travis has been dealt early on in his …

Sports

David Wright Unsure of Future Amid Multiple Back, Neck Injuries

New York Mets third baseman David Wright isn't sure what his future in Major League Baseball looks like, due to a string of neck and back injuries.<p>"It really hurts to say this, but I obviously can't be relied on to go out there and do what I've done throughout my career," Wright told MLB.com's …

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Where will Washington Nationals’ RF Bryce Harper land if he leaves D.C. after 2018?

The chatter out of the Cubs Convention in Chicago last weekend, which oddly centered around another team’s player, had the baseball world once again …

Washington Nationals

Todd Frazier, 'Thumbs Down Guy' meet at autograph signing

All New York Mets fan Gary Dunaier did was show his disapproval for his cross-town rivals. Four months later, the "Thumbs Down Guy" got to meet the …

Sports

Crosley Field (Cincinnati)

Crosley Field was the “married” name of Cincinnati’s beloved National League ballpark. Situated at the intersection of Findlay Street and Western …

Sports Analytics

AL Notes: Rangers, Cain, Twins, Red Sox, Kimbrel

In updating the <b>Rangers’</b> pursuit of starters, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram writes that there has recently been “more activity between” …

Major League Baseball

Cincinnati Reds to honor Fiona the Hippo in 2018 promotion

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: A general view prior to the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head<p>Fiona the Hippo captured the attention of of virtually …

Sports

St. Louis Cardinals: A hard farewell to Randal Grichuk

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 24: Randal Grichuk<p>The St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays made another deal. This time the Cardinals moved from their …

Sports

Dodgers: How Does Tim Locastro Fit on the 2018 Roster?

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: A general view during the third inning of game seven of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los …

Sports

MLB trade rumors and news for January 20th, 2018

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Eric Hosmer

Atlanta Braves News: Rotation competition set for spring training

BRAVES NEWS<p>Atlanta Braves minor league pitcher Gabriel Noguera received a 50-game suspension on Friday for a second positive test of what was called …

Atlanta Braves

Red Reposter - Ichiro in the outfield?

Rob Fidler has been the Cincinnati Reds’ Manager of Pacific Rim Scouting since Dick Williams took over the team’s General Manager role and finally, …

Cincinnati Reds

Craig Kimbrel Opens Up About Baby Daughter’s Health Issues And How It Motivates Him

2,507<p>Photo via Kevin Sousa/USA TODAY Sports Images<p>MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Early during the 2017 season, Craig Kimbrel and his wife Ashley got news no …

Craig Kimbrel

Leone departure reinforces Blue Jays' need for relief

TORONTO – A year ago this time, Dominic Leone was a waiver claim who had just posted a 6.33 ERA in Arizona. He rebounded in 2017, posting a 2.56 ERA …

Toronto Blue Jays

Cubs can breathe a sigh of relief with Randal Grichuk's departure

Now that the Cardinals have traded away noted Cubs Killer Randal Grichuk, Chicago's North Side can breathe a little easier.

Obama, Bush join same Florida golf club

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush are now members of the same Florida golf club, according to its owner.<p>Jim Crane, who owns Floridian …

Golf

A motivated Hanley Ramirez is confident he can produce

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — The Red Sox have spent the offseason talking about upgrading on Hanley Ramirez.<p>Boston hasn't mentioned Ramirez's name …

Andrew Benintendi

ACTUAL BASEBALL HIGHLIGHT: Juan Francisco flips a bat into orbit in winter ball

Francisco leads the Dominican Winter League with seven home runs<p>Grapefruit League and Cactus League games are about a month away, but down in the …

Sports

Indians had talks with Orioles on Machado - Also, Happy TribeFest!

Morning News and Notes for Saturday, January 20, 2018TribeFest is today at the Huntington Convention Center. Feel free to post pictures or any news …

Jason Kipnis

MLB Roundup 1/20: The Blue Jays get another outfielder

An actual transaction happened on Saturday! Blue Jays and Cardinals swing a tradeIt wasn’t a true blockbuster like we’ve seen in recent days, or at …

Tommy Pham

Atlanta Braves Johan Camargo seems primed for a breakout 2018 season

Is Johan Camargo the Atlanta Braves third baseman to start 2018?<p>Braves Camargo looks for successful 2018 season<p>Many of the top 2017-2018 free agents …

Sports

Trading Grichuk? That's Fine If New Cardinals Reliever Dominic Leone Was For Real in 2017

During a conversation on Thursday morning’s “Bernie Show” on 101 ESPN, Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak dropped a …

Stephen Piscotty

The NCAA is acknowledging that it won’t collapse if players can sign with agents

A rule expansion only goes so far, but it raises a point.<p>The NCAA’s power conferences voted Friday to let men’s hockey players sign with agents and not lose their college eligibility. The representation has to stop before the players actually enroll in college.<p>College baseball players were the …

Ice Hockey

Saturday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are still waiting

Hello, friends.<p>There are now 68 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day. The true pessimists among us might wonder whether this is a number that …

Baltimore Orioles

Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward thinks he’ll be the MVP of 2018

CHICAGO, IL - MAY 25: Jason Heyward<p>The Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward thinks he’ll be the MVP for the team in 2018. As much as I don’t want to, it’s …

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