10:23 PM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018
Orioles' Manny Machado on being the focus of trade rumors

Orioles' Manny Machado on being the focus of trade rumors

Orioles slugger Manny Machado fields questions about being the focus of trade rumors on Monday, May 21, 2018. (David Haugh/Chicago Tribune)
Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 1 hour ago

White Sox manager Rick Renteria on trade buzz around Orioles' Manny Machado

White Sox manager Rick Renteria deflects trade buzz about Orioles star Manny Machado to GM Rick Hahn and talks about finding a player like Machado within the team's own ranks on Monday, May 21, 2018. (Phil Thompson/Chicago Tribune)
TalkingChop 6 hours ago
Ender’s back for Game 1 as Foltynewicz takes on Pivetta...again

Ender’s back for Game 1 as Foltynewicz takes on Pivetta...again

Inciarte is made of steel, while Foltynewicz and Pivetta chase history Though it’s an old rivalry, the new wave of Braves vs. Phillies is taking hold. For the fourth series in the last seven weeks, these two young upstart teams will face each other. For the first game, here’s how the Braves will line up: Road trip opens up tonight in Philly. #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/FPGNqaodUT pic.twitter.com/0EATzj62A6— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 21, 2018 Nick Pivetta will take the mound for Philadelphia and try to shut down a Braves offense that has proven its ability to string...
Amazin Avenue 13 hours ago
Mets Morning News for May 21, 2018

Mets Morning News for May 21, 2018

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets managed to do something Sunday that they were unable to do for the entire 2017 season-sweep a series at home. After being stymied by Clay Buchholz for almost six innings, Amed Rosario jumpstarted the offense with his first home run of the year. Asdrubal Cabrera handed them the lead with a pinch-hit home run and Rosario added a second blast one pitch later for good measure. Noah Syndergaard was good on the mound and Robert Gsellman closed it out for the first save of his career. Choose your...
Pinstripe Alley 7 hours ago
The Yankees should try to trade for James Paxton

The Yankees should try to trade for James Paxton

If Big Maple hits the market, the Yankees should be all in. The Yankees have something special going on this season. The club owns a 30 - 13 record and has played stellar baseball for the last month or so. That’s not to say there isn’t room for improvement. The rotation, of course, stands out as the area in most need of an upgrade. The staff contains far more question marks than sure things. Reinforcements would help. Meanwhile, the Mariners have some tough decisions to make. Seattle sits two games behind the Astros in the AL West, but can they really hold off the Angels? That task...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 12 hours ago
MLB needs to take a lesson from the NBA on sharing video highlights

MLB needs to take a lesson from the NBA on sharing video highlights

The NBA encourages video sharing. MLB not only doesn’t, they’re out in the wild actively taking video down. Last week, BCB’s Sara Sanchez wrote this article about MLB’s crackdown on the non-team-color cleats worn by Ben Zobrist, another example of the heavy hand the commissioner’s office has begun to take on what would appear to any reasonable observer as being a minor infraction. In that article, Sara linked this illuminating interview with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, regarding how his league is approaching various topics, including how they are trying to engage fans. I found...
SFGate 6 hours ago

Giants’ red-hot Brandon Belt named NL Player of the Week

Giants’ first baseman Brandon Belt was named the National League Player of the Week on Monday after batting a scorching .444 with five home runs and 11 RBI in his past seven games. Belt also had a .500 on base percentage and 1.074 slugging percentage to complete his slash line for the week. His three-run homer against the Rockies on Sunday — Belt’s 11th of the season — broke a seventh-inning tie to lift the Giants over Colorado. He also made a rare start in left field Sunday as right fielder Andrew McCutchen nursed a minor knee injury. This is...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 14 hours ago
MLB Bullets is changing the game

MLB Bullets is changing the game

The Rays start Sergio Romo on back-to-back days in what might be the birth of a trend. Pitchers are getting really good and so are AL shortstops. I don’t know why people were making such a fuss over the Royal Wedding over the weekend. I mean, who on the Royals is a big enough star that we should care that they got married? Mike Moustakas? Jorge Soler? Big in western Missouri and Kansas, I guess, but hardly worth international attention. It may seem like I give you a lot of links each week, but believe me, there are a lot of stories you don’t see. For example, one I’m not linking to...
Kris Willis / TalkingChop 15 hours ago
Braves News: Wild walk-off win, Bautista released and more

Braves News: Wild walk-off win, Bautista released and more

Recapping a busy Sunday for the Atlanta Braves Atlanta Braves News Braves rally in the ninth to defeat Marlins The Atlanta Braves completed a stunning comeback on Sunday to earn a series victory over the Miami Marlins. Atlanta entered the ninth trailing 9-4 but scored six times capped off by a walk-off hit from Dansby Swanson to escape with a 10-9 victory. The @Braves were down 9-4 entering the 9th. What a comeback. #WALKOFF pic.twitter.com/RYBlFENnKx— MLB (@MLB) May 20, 2018 Watch that and let the good feelings wash all over you Braves release Jose Bautista The other big news of...
Federal Baseball 2 hours ago
Juan Soto hits first MLB home run in second at bat in the majors...

Juan Soto hits first MLB home run in second at bat in the majors...

Juan Soto’s first big league hit was a three-run BOMB!!!! Everyone, it’s time to start boarding the Juan Soto hype train. The Washington Nationals’ outfielder hit his first MLB home run in his second at-bat of his career. Soto hit a three-run bomb to the visitor’s bullpen in the bottom of the second inning. Juan Soto’s first MLB hit.Juan Soto’s first MLB home run. pic.twitter.com/rxCKbe7Sqm— Ric Sanchez (@rcsanchez93) May 21, 2018 It’s also worth mentioning that the home run, which sparked a five-run inning, was Soto’s first career MLB hit. Soto was called up to the...
WTOP 43 mins ago
19-year-old Soto, Harper homer, send Nats over Padres 10-2

19-year-old Soto, Harper homer, send Nats over Padres 10-2

Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday. The post 19-year-old Soto, Harper homer, send Nats over Padres 10-2 appeared first on WTOP.
Amazin Avenue 14 mins ago
Final Score: Mets 2, Marlins 0—Jason Vargas is an ace now, right?

Final Score: Mets 2, Marlins 0—Jason Vargas is an ace now, right?

Jason Vargas had his first good start as a New York Met. Jason Vargas led the way with a bounce-back start, as the Mets shutout the Marlins in a 2-0 victory. Vargas was fantastic, striking out seven over five innings and allowing only three baserunners. Five relievers combined to complete the shutout, with AJ Ramos getting out of a jam in the sixth and turning a fine double play in the seventh and Seth Lugo being saved by a diving catch from Brandon Nimmo in the eighth. Jeurys Familia worked around a one out double to secure his 13th save of the season. It was a quiet night for the Mets’...
Brew Crew Ball 5 hours ago
What We Learned: Twin wins in Minnesota

What We Learned: Twin wins in Minnesota

The Brewers took two of three in a weekend series in Minnesota, finishing up with a 7-3 road trip. We look at that and more in today’s What We Learned. Recent GamesFriday: Brewers 8, Twins 3Saturday: Brewers 5, Twins 4Sunday: Twins 3, Brewers 1 Today’s Game: Brewers vs. Diamondbacks | 6:40 pm Brewers News and Notes Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Week 8 In ReviewBen Reagan, BCB Milwaukee Brewers speculatively listed as possible landing spot for Cole HamelsKyle Lesniewski, BCB Jimmy Nelson still on track in recovery from shoulder surgery-JP-, BCB FanShot Davies expects return after...
Lone Star Ball 4 hours ago
Texas Rangers Series Preview: New York Yankees

Texas Rangers Series Preview: New York Yankees

Looking at the three game home set against the Bronx Bombers The Rangers are home for a seven game home stand, starting with a three game series against the Yankees. New York is currently tied for first place in the AL East with the Red Sox. The Yankees have four players with double digit home runs. Judge and Stanton both have 11, Didi Gregorious (who I’ll never forget ESPN reffered to as a Ranger killer two years ago. “If you ask any Ranger fan, they’ll tell you no one gets more hits against the Rangers than Didi.”) has 10, and Gary Sanchez has 12. Tonight’s game will feature...
South Side Sox 2 hours ago
Gamethread: Orioles at White Sox

Gamethread: Orioles at White Sox

South Siders emerge from the cellar to meet AL East punching bags After taking three out of four from the Rangers over the weekend, the White Sox (13-30) no longer possess the worst record in the American League. Sitting alongside the Royals at 14-32 are the beleaguered Baltimore Orioles, who have played 46 games and are 17½ games behind the first- and second-place teams in their division. Their rotation is truly horrible (like the Sox’s, minus the upside), so the offense should have plenty to work with over the four-game series. Jose Abreu should be one of the main threats, since he’s...

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Baltimore Sun 8 mins ago

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Press of Atlantic City 21 mins ago
Pivetta pitches Phillies to 3-0 win over Braves

Pivetta pitches Phillies to 3-0 win over Braves

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