MLB To Play Games In Europe As Soon As 2019

Expansion has been the name of the game in professional sports over the last few years. The NFL is playing games in London, the NBA has long been a global enterprise, and MLB has played games as far away as Australia. Now baseball has turned its eyes to Europe. Commissioner Rob Manfred reportedly is looking…

Venezuelan MLB Players Are Speaking Out About The Crisis Back Home

At the start of this season, there were 76 Venezuelan players on MLB’s 25-man rosters—the third most represented nationality after American and Dominican. It’s estimated that 80 more Venezuelans will sign with teams this year. They leave behind family and friends in a country that is growing increasingly unstable. As the Venezuelan economic crisis has…

These MLB Players Need To Retire Before Next Season

No matter your age, if you can still want to compete and teams are willing to pay you, then you should play as long as you can. However, if you can’t get it done at respectable level, then it might be time to hang ’em up. 5. Chase Utley Chase Utley was on a steep…

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announces the suspension suspend Matt Harvey

What was supposed to be a chance for Matt Harvey to move on from his early-season struggles instead morphed into the latest drama involving the Mets right-hander. The team on Sunday suspended Harvey three days without pay for violating club rules, scratching him from his start against the Marlins and recalling left-hander Adam Wilk from…

MLB player wants to race Bengals WR John Ross

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton told reporters Thursday he wants to challenge Cincinnati Bengals first-round pick and NFL combine 40-yard dash record holder John Ross to a race now that the two share a zip code. “It’s something I look forward to. I’m a competitor, if something happens with him, it happens,” Hamilton said, according…

MLB reviewing teams’ fan behavior policies

Major League Baseball currently is collecting information to review policies regarding fan behavior at MLB ballparks. Chief Communications Officer Patrick Courtney told CNN the league is gathering the information on fan-behavior practices by its 30 teams “as a first step.” This comes after the Boston Red Sox addressed two separate incidents at Fenway Park this…

Schwarber home run sparks Chicago Cubs to win

It’s the issue that won’t go away: Kyle Schwarber batting leadoff for the Chicago Cubs. Maybe Schwarber began to put that to bed Tuesday night in the most emphatic way. He came up with two runners on and crushed a 3-run homer into the right-field bleachers to highlight a 4-run fourth inning and break a…

Biggest winners and losers from MLB’s first month

A month of MLB action is in the can. For some, a new month represents nothing more than a new day. For others,  new month represents new hope. Half of the teams we’re going over are hoping they fall into Category A. The other half are clamoring for Category B.   Winner: New York Yankees April…

The Most Overrated Sports Legends

A lot of what sports is cannot be quantified by statistics. Becoming a legend is proof positive of this: One big moment, ad campaign from Nike, or playing on a talented team can elevate you to the status of certified legend. Look at David Tyree. The guy never had more than 211 receiving yards in…

MLB’s first African-born player singles in first AB

Gift Ngoepe’s singular MLB debut came with a single in his first at-bat. The Pirates infielder, the first African-born player in major-league history, did better than hold back the tears he said he probably would shed when manager Clint Hurdle called on him. Ngoepe, 27, got a clean base hit off Cubs starter Jon Lester to start the fourth…