Would bringing back MLB amid the coronavirus crisis be a morale boost for a quarantined nation or an audacious grab of medical resources? Or both.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 1:25 am
MLB players, coaches and executives are getting a crash course in ... middle school math, among other things, as they spend the coronavirus quarantine at home with their kids.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 1:22 am
One player testing positive for COVID-19 could again shut down the Korean Baseball Organization, which is set to begin exhibition games April 21.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:20 am
She's a keeper.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:07 am
The Red Sox ace tested negative for the flu and had symptoms similar to COVID-19. However, no one around him appears to have contracted the virus.
Posted: April 8, 2020, 12:07 am
Marcus Stroman said his former Blue Jays teammate JosÃ© Bautista could "easily" pitch in a major league bullpen.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 11:10 pm
New Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway wants his charges to act as if they're about to begin spring camp so they'll be ready when baseball resumes.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:54 pm
Bostonâ€™s Chris Sale, out for the season following Tommy John surgery, thought about the prospect of his teammates sequestered in the Phoenix area for an extended period if Major League Baseball and its players adopt an all-Arizona start to the season. Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday during a call among five top officials from MLB and the playersâ€™ association that was led by Commissioner Rob Manfred, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press. Kansas City manager Mike Matheny would feel privileged to help the country return to a semblance of normalcy and provide an escape for fans.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:19 pm
"I'm still going to work every day, I'm working toward an Opening Day, I'm working towards a season, preparing for all that."
Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:12 pm
It might be fun to look at a photo of Oracle Park flipped, but the current design is picture-perfect.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 10:12 pm
Angels P/DH Shohei Ohtani should be throwing off a mound "soon," according to pitching coach Mickey Callaway.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:55 pm
If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work. ''The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it,'' Hamilton said. ''I could get the call tomorrow, that it's time to go in,'' Hamilton said this week.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 9:31 pm
42 years ago today, the Pirates completed a deal with the Athletics that brought catcher Manny SanguillÃ©n back to Pittsburgh.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:45 pm
It's good MLB is hopeful there will be a 2020 season, but there still is ways to go.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 8:11 pm
When should baseball come back? How should it come back?
Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:58 pm
The Nationals are taking advantage of their empty stadium by teaming up with chef Jose Andres to cook and distribute thousands of meals in the D.C. area.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 7:08 pm
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale says he has no regrets about the timing of his recent Tommy John surgery and is confident he can return as a stronger pitcher following his yearlong rehab. The Red Sox said the surgery was a success. Sale is expected to miss 14-15 months, which would put him on track to return in the middle of the 2021 season.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 6:54 pm
MLB's plan to start the 2020 season in Arizona involves players needing to remain in isolation, away from their families. And Chris Sale says that makes the proposal tough to swallow for players, writes John Tomase.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 6:18 pm
Let's look back on the Cubs most recent deal with every team, shall we?
Posted: April 7, 2020, 6:01 pm
Cal Ripken Jr. has launched a campaign to help feed children and families across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, coordinating a contribution of $250,000 and opening a social media account for the first time to promote the cause. Ripken spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles before retiring in 2001. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Ripken recalled how the resumption of the baseball season helped the nation rebound from the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:46 pm
The league is running into multiple obstacles in its pursuit to be a forerunner among pro sports.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:45 pm
That was one short porch out in left field. And it required a radical solution.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:14 pm
Eloy Jimenez and Yasmani Grandal extended hitting streaks and the sim Sox hit three solo home runs, but it wasn't enough against the Mariners.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:59 pm
"When we get back there, there's going to be so much energy and excitement and appreciation for the game that I just can't imagine that that won't spill over onto the field."
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:43 pm
That famous Yankees team included Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and dominated our entire Best Team Ever tournament for MLB.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:15 pm
Major League Baseball states that holding games in one central area is one of several ideas discussed regarding how and when to start the season.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:15 pm
Major League Baseball released a statement in response to the report of the league considering restarting in Arizona as early as May.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:12 pm
Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday by Major League Baseball and the playersâ€™ association. Ideas are still in the early stage, and the Arizona option would have many obstacles to overcome, the people said. â€œMLB has been actively considering numerous contingency plans that would allow play to commence once the public health situation has improved to the point that it is safe to do so," the commissioner's office said in a statement Tuesday.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:10 pm
How did Daniel Bard go from stud reliever to a failed starter with control issues in just two years? As John Tomase writes, the way Bobby Valentine handled the transition in 2012 played a key role in Bard's road to ruin.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:48 pm
The league sent out a statement Tuesday morning in reaction to ESPN's report baseball could resume in Arizona in a month.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:36 pm
Ricky Bottalico and Corey Seidman discussed some of MLB's reportedly radical ideas to begin playing by June in the latest Phillies Talk podcast.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:29 pm
What's deemed a staple food for us in Philadelphia, might not be the case for the rest of the country. And we can't help but feel bad ... and laugh just a little. By Brooke Destra
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:30 pm
Four of us - Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Adam Hoge and Vinnie Duber - took to the White Sox Talk Podcast with one goal in mind: draft the best team from a pool of every player who has played for the White Sox since the year 2000.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:35 pm
On the latest White Sox Talk Podcast, Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey, Adam Hoge and Vinnie Duber sit down with one goal in mind: draft the best team from a pool of every player who has played for the White Sox since the year 2000.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:12 pm
TBA - Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:11 pm
Could they play baseball in the desert sun in May or June? Possibly. Should they? Not at all. Not like this.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:04 pm
On this date in 1974, MLB commissioner Bowie Kuhn orders Hank Aaron to play in a road game during Aaron's chase to break Babe Ruth's home run record.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:00 pm
There's a lot to figure out, but MLB and the union are focusing in on a plan to start the 2020 season sometime in May.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 5:12 am
A scenario where all 30 MLB teams are isolated in Arizona reportedly is being worked on.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:56 am
The reported details of MLB's ambitious plan to play games in Arizona by June could create the wackiest year of baseball we've ever seen. By Corey Seidman
Posted: April 7, 2020, 4:49 am
As sports leagues try to find a pathway forward to resume their operations about the novel coronavirus pandemic, options that once would have seen absurd are now being legitimately discussed. According to Ron Blum of theÂ Associated Press, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association discussed the idea of having all 30 teams [more]
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:34 am
Fresh off the train and only 18 years old, Al Kaline ran into an immediate roadblock trying to join the Detroit Tigers. Kaline, the Hall of Fame outfielder who played his entire 22-season career for Detroit, died Monday at his home in Michigan. â€œMr. Tigerâ€� - as he was affectionately known - was 85.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 3:33 am
As Major League Baseball and the Players Association think of ways to salvage the 2020 season, one idea broached involves all 30 teams playing in Arizona
Posted: April 7, 2020, 2:40 am
Bet you didn't know ...
Posted: April 7, 2020, 1:04 am
According to an Associated Press report, MLB and the MLBPA have been discussing an idea in which the 2020 schedule is played entirely in Arizona.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:44 am
According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, three Rangers minor leaguers are being presumed positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:10 am
We're watching the 2005 season along with White Sox fans. What'd we notice? It doesn't have to be pretty.
Posted: April 7, 2020, 12:07 am
Former All-Star first baseman Todd Helton pleaded guilty to driving under the influence as a first offense and has served 48 hours in jail as part of his sentence. Helton crashed his vehicle on March 18, 2019, in Knox County and required emergency medical care. Helton was given a misdemeanor citation for DUI.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:01 pm
As a recurring column idea, Bill will expound upon one interesting transaction that occurred on a particular day in baseball history. It wonâ€™t always be the most exciting or most impactful transaction, but always something interesting. Feel free to share which transactions stand out to you in the comments. . . . David Cone was
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:55 pm
Scott Pianowski is joined this week by Fred Zinkie to talk about shifting strategy in a likely shortened baseball season, veteran pitching targets and some infield sleepers.
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:51 pm
The Phillies would have been facing one of baseball's best young nucleuses early this week at home. By Michael Barkann
Posted: April 6, 2020, 10:48 pm