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  • • Washington Nationals & Victor Robles avoid arbitration, agree on 1-year deal for 2023...
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Victor Robles and the Nationals will not be going to arbitration, which is probably a good thing... Washington’s Nationals and outfielder Victor Robles have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal for 2023 which the club announced on Monday afternoon, includes “... a club option fo...
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  • • Today in White Sox History: February 6
    His time with the White Sox was fleeting, but memorable. | Focus on Sport/Getty Images A quarter-century before Paulie and A.J.’s kielbasa connection fueled the South Side, a Polish Prince reigned 1949 One-year White Sox clubber Richie Zisk was born on this day, in Brooklyn. Tasked with replacing the irreplaceable Roberto Cl...
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  • • Endy Chavez's catch almost didn't happen
    'The way you got surprised is the same way I got surprised'...
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  • • Projected 2023 stolen base leaders
  • • Caribbean Series standings tight after Day 5
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  • • Mike Montgomery Signs With Mexican League’s Acereros De Monclova
    The Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League announced last week that left-hander Mike Montgomery has signed for the 2023 season (Spanish-language link). The Acereros also announced a deal with reliever R.J. Alaniz (on Twitter). Montgomery, now 33, pitched in the majors in each season from 2015-20. A top prospect between 2010-12 while in the Roya...
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  • Freddie Freeman News: Dodgers All-Star Not Concerned Over New Pitch Clock
    • Freddie Freeman News: Dodgers All-Star Not Concerned Over New Pitch Clock
    Beginning in 2023, MLB will be implementing a pitch clock for the first time ever at the big-league level. Pitchers will have 15 seconds to deliver a pitch with no one on base, or 20 seconds with no one on base. If a pitcher takes too long, a ball will be assessed to the count; …...
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  • Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute
    • Orioles CEO, brother agree to dismiss legal dispute
    Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos and his brother Lou have agreed to end their fight over a lawsuit in which Lou accused John of seizing control of the team in defiance of their father Peter's wishes....
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  • • Blue Jays Place Matt Gage On Release Waivers
    The Blue Jays have placed reliever Matt Gage on unconditional release waivers, tweets Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet. The southpaw had lost his spot on the 40-man roster a week ago once the Jays finalized their two-year free agent deal with Chad Green. Gage joined the Toronto organization a year ago as a minor league free agent. He…...
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Top stories

  • • Rick Reuschel should be in the Hall of Fame
    Getty Images The former Cubs righthander is seriously underrated. Let me start another Hall of Fame controversy. I think it’s a serious oversight by the Hall of Fame to not have inducted former Cubs righthander Rick Reuschel, more than 30 years after his retirement. Reuschel didn’t get any real consideration in his one year ...
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  • 'I'm going to do it my way': Steve Cohen on his offseason spending spree
    • 'I'm going to do it my way': Steve Cohen on his offseason spending spree
    The Mets owner opens up about the plan behind his record-spending offseason -- and what else he thinks New York needs to do to win....
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  • Shohei Ohtani was 'not happy' about losing 2022 AL MVP to Aaron Judge, Angels manager says
    • Shohei Ohtani was 'not happy' about losing 2022 AL MVP to Aaron Judge, Angels manager says
    The two-way superstar finished second in the balloting last season...
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  • • Mets Claim Sam Coonrod, Designate Khalil Lee
    The Mets have claimed right-hander Sam Coonrod off waivers from the Phillies, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. To create space on the roster for him, outfielder Khalil Lee has been designated for assignment. More to come....
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  • • Braves News: One Week Until Pitchers and Catchers report, more
    Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images Spring Training is right around the corner. In one week, pitchers and catchers will report for the first time to mark the lead-up to the 2023 Major League Baseball season. And of course, this year, the World Baseball Classic returns as well. which offers an added layer of e...
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  • • Giants Sign Sean Newcomb To Minor League Deal
    The Giants announced their invitees to Major League Spring Training on Monday, revealing within that they’ve inked left-hander Sean Newcomb to a minor league pact. It’ll be the third organization in the past calendar year for Newcomb, a former top prospect who was the centerpiece of the Braves’ return for Andrelton Simmons back in...
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  • • The 2023 Cubs by the numbers
    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images A complete numerical list of this year’s Cubs as they go through this year’s abbreviated Spring Training. As I do here every spring, I present to you a full numerical roster of all the players and coaches in Cubs spring camp, which is now available after the announcement of the Cubs’ 32 non...
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  • • Giants, Stephen Piscotty Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Giants are in agreement on a minor league contract with free-agent outfielder Stephen Piscotty, reports Robert Murray of FanSided. The CAA client will be in big league camp this spring and would earn a $1MM base salary upon making the roster. It’s a return to the Bay Area for the Pleasanton native, who’s spent…...
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  • • Preseason projections have Braves in the cream of MLB’s crop
    Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images The Braves, on paper, are squarely within the uppermost echelon of rosters as we head towards Spring Training 2023 It’s an annual occurrence these days: Dan Szymborski finishes rolling out the team-by-team ZiPS projections on Fangraphs, those projections get added to the pl...
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  • • What to know about Braves Spring Training
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Baseball rumors, scandals

  • Mets hire Carlos Beltran for unspecified front office role
    • Mets hire Carlos Beltran for unspecified front office role
    The news comes a little over three years after Beltran stepped down as the club’s manager in the aftermath of the Astros sign-stealing scandal, as Beltran ended up resigning without ever actually managing the Mets in a regular-season game....2023
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  • • Mets To Hire Carlos Beltran For Front Office Role
    The Mets have hired Carlos Beltran for an unspecified position in their front office, according to Jon Heyman, Joel Sherman, and Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.  The news comes a little over three years after Beltran stepped down as the club’s manager in the aftermath of the Astros sign-stealing scandal, as Beltran ended…...2023
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  • • Weekend Rumblings - News for February 4, 2023
    Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images He’s back! Anne Rogers writes about the return of Zack Greinke. “We’re really happy to announce Zack’s signing,” general manager J.J. Picollo said. “I think it’s something we all knew was coming and were hopeful about, going back to the end of the season last year. We had a really good conversation with Zack, he was very clear about how much he liked Kansas ...2023
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  • • Royals Rumblings - News for February 3, 2023
    Hey, there’s a “Hideaki Anno” image in our image archive | Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images Not much baseball, but lots of OT today Just another reminder (Greg mentioned it yesterday, too). Single game tickets go on sale today at 10am Royals time: *sets alarm for tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT*— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) February 3, 2023 Keith Law came out ...2023
  • MLB rumors: Max Kepler may stay with Twins after all; Mariners lock up utility man Dylan Moore
    • MLB rumors: Max Kepler may stay with Twins after all; Mariners lock up utility man Dylan Moore
    Here's Thursday's crop of MLB buzz...2023
  • • Effectively Wild Episode 1963: Was the Greink There?
    Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley issue a sexiness-comment correction and banter about Jazz Chisholm Jr.’s MLB: The Show cover-model credentials, the 2023 Opening Day schedule, more ways in which baseball is and isn’t different from other sports (14:35), and Chad Green’s convoluted contract. Then (43:49) Ben chats with former All-Star Shawn Green about his cameo […]...2023
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  • • These Top 100 rankings are generating buzz
    2023
  • Ready for the Las Vegas A's? Relocation speculation heats up
    • Ready for the Las Vegas A's? Relocation speculation heats up
    With Oakland Athletics executives heading to Las Vegas this week, Sin City seems likely to soon be home to a Major League Baseball team....2023
  • • Bits and Pieces, February 1, 2023
    Two weeks ’til pitchers and catchers!   From thecoldwire.com: “MLB writer Evan Drellich has spent the past several years writing a book centered around the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal from back in 2017.” Oddly, the piece does not actually mention the book’s title, which is Winning Fixes Everything: How Baseball’s Brightest Minds Created Sports’ Big...2023
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  • • Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 20, Grant Lavigne
    Photo by Jerry Kime/MLB Photos via Getty Images The first baseman has slowly worked his way up the minors, but it’s unclear where he fits in the Rockies’ plans 20. Grant Lavigne (252 points, 22 ballots) Lavigne’s profile is buoyed by draft pedigree (42nd pick overall in the 2018 draft, over-slot $2 million bonus) and plate discipline (career 14% walk rate). The 23-year-old, 6’4”, 220-pound...2023
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Baseball videos, highlights

  • DOMINICANA vs VENEZUELA - Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 - En vivo/Live (PREVIA)
    DOMINICANA vs VENEZUELA - Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 - En vivo/Live (PREVIA)
    La Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 cierra su cuarto día! Républica Dominicana vs Venezuela, Tigres del Licey y Leones del ......
  • Legendary Umpire Ted Slapdick Hendry #baseball #mlb #shorts
    Legendary Umpire Ted Slapdick Hendry #baseball #mlb #shorts
    One of the more iconic ringups in major league baseball history. :)...
  • PUERTO RICO vs PANAMÁ - Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 - En vivo/Live (PREVIA)
    PUERTO RICO vs PANAMÁ - Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 - En vivo/Live (PREVIA)
    La Serie del Caribe Gran Caracas 2023 nos trae el tercer juegos del cuarto día! Puerto Rico vs Panamá, Indios de Mayaguez y ......
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  • Batdog Rookie loves you! | Trenton Thunder
    Batdog Rookie loves you! | Trenton Thunder
    2023 Promos & Giveaways: trentonthunder.com/promos Subscribe To Trenton Thunder on YouTube: https://bit.ly/2XgSWXa Like ......
  • Chills. The moment fans found out that Fernando Valenzuelas No. 34 will be retired. #shorts
    Chills. The moment fans found out that Fernando Valenzuelas No. 34 will be retired. #shorts
    Chills. The moment fans found out that Fernando Valenzuelas No. 34 will be retired. #shorts The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, ......
  • LA Dodgers 2023 FanFest
    LA Dodgers 2023 FanFest
    Couldnt make it to the 2023 FanFest? Take a look back at the activities from this weekend. The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise, ......
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    this summer is gonna be awesome!
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  • MLB Hires 10 Umpires to Roster Ahead of 2023 Season - Reviewing The New Full-Time Umps Stats
    MLB Hires 10 Umpires to Roster Ahead of 2023 Season - Reviewing The New Full-Time Umps Stats
    Major League Baseball hired 10 call-up umpires to its full-time officiating staff, filling the vacancies left by a 23-year-high 10 ......
  • Masterful Pitching: The Lowest ERA in Major League Baseball Since 2000 #shorts #mlb
    Masterful Pitching: The Lowest ERA in Major League Baseball Since 2000 #shorts #mlb
    Experience the ultimate showcase of pitching dominance with the pitchers who hold the lowest ERA since 2000. These athletes ......
  • Mets Season Preview with Mike Petriello | Metsd Up Podcast
    Mets Season Preview with Mike Petriello | Metsd Up Podcast
    Mike Petriello of MLB.com joins the Metsd Up podcast to talk about the Mets roster, Statcast, this seasons rule changes and how ......
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Baseball stats and results

  • • Caribbean Series standings tight after Day 5
    2023
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  • • 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 16
    Willy Vasquez takes home the number 15 spot. Previous Winner SS/3B Willy Vasquez (6’0” 191, 21 in 2023) Willy Vasquez had a solid showing in his first year in full season ball. He hit .256/.313/.410 and put up a 99 wRC+ in A ball. He hit 10 homers and stole 25 bases. He put up a 7.3% walk rate and 25.6% strikeout rate. He showed good power for the age but will need to make more contact as he advan...2023
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  • • 10 amazing stats from The Bambino's career
    2023
  • • Atlanta Braves are second on The Athletic’s ‘Wild-Card Era’ franchise rankings
    Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images An interesting list. The Athletic released a franchise rankings for MLB teams during the “Wild-Card Era” Monday and the Atlanta Braves came in second behind only the New York Yankees. It is an interesting system that assigns points for World Series wins, playoff appearances and division titles. The Braves of course have 19 playof...2023
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  • • Every 3-0 pitch the Braves swung at last season
    Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images The Braves were one of the most aggressive teams in baseball in 3-0 counts last season. The 3-0 pitch has become the last great hitter’s count left in baseball. Last season, there were 7,197 pitches thrown in 3-0 counts across the league and 6,838 of them, or 95%, were fastballs. Compare that to 2-0 counts, where out of 23,542 pitches, only 17, 134 of ...2023
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  • • Jared Shuster tops Keith Law’s top 20 Braves prospect list
    Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images Prospect season rolls on. Prospect list season continued Monday with the release of Keith Law’s top 20 Atlanta Braves prospects for the upcoming season. Law released all of his top 20 lists for the NL East. The Braves of course were shut out of Law’s Top 100 list. The complete list is behind The Athletic’s paywall, but you should certainly...2023
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  • • Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 17, Brenton Doyle
    Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images The outfielder has a star ceiling and a floor boosted by excellent outfield defense 17. Brenton Doyle (310 points, 24 ballots) Brenton Doyle sure looks the part of a future impact major leaguer. The 6’3”, 200-pound righty outfielder, who turns 25 in May, has bulk and athleticism that evokes a football player. He signed for an above-slot $500k out of D-2 She...2023
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  • • Rick Reuschel should be in the Hall of Fame
    Getty Images The former Cubs righthander is seriously underrated. Let me start another Hall of Fame controversy. I think it’s a serious oversight by the Hall of Fame to not have inducted former Cubs righthander Rick Reuschel, more than 30 years after his retirement. Reuschel didn’t get any real consideration in his one year on the BBWAA ballot in 1997. He got just two votes from writers an...2023
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  • • Monday Rockpile: Three Rockies minor league questions we want answered in 2023: part 3
    Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, February 6, 2023 In the first installment of the series, we dug into three prominent storylines for Colorado Rockies prospects in the upcoming season. The health and production of Peter Lambert and Ryan Rolison, the durability of Jaden Hill and progression of Brenton Doyle and Benny Montgo...2023
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  • • Baseball history unpacked, February 6
    Set Number: X3811 A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. The pictured hitter held a significant record while he was a Pirate. Be the first to identify the player and the record and you win 10,000 BCB points, the electronic equivalent of a no-prize, and just as valuable, true believer. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed...2023
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Baseball fantasy rankings and news

  • • Top 80 Starters for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    Looking at the overall 2023 fantasy baseball rankings, the top 80 starters for 2023 fantasy baseball is from around 200 overall to 275 overall, which is just about the end for 12-team mixed leagues. This is your late fourth, mostly fifth thru the beginning of the sixth starters. This is just about it for 12 team leagues, though the last tier in this post is still in 12-team league territory, so yo...2023
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  • • Top 60 Starters for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    We got fantasy starters! *rings a town crier bell* We got the top 60 starters for 2023 fantasy baseball! There's a "So many starters to draft" theme cutting through the starters rankings, and that theme continues. Also, Razzball Subscriptions are up and running, and that comes with our online Fantasy Baseball War Room. Here’s Steamer’s 2023 Fantasy Baseball Projections for Hitters and 2023 Fantasy...2023
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  • • Royals Rumblings - News for February 3, 2023
    2023
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  • • Top 40 Starters for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    The top 40 starters for 2023 fantasy baseball fall roughly in the 75 to 125 overall for those of you who are wondering where we are overall, and, of course, when the rankings are done I will be along with a top 500 overall to show you exactly where we are. Think of this set of starters as your number twos and number threes, but, again, I will have a pitchers’ pairing tool to help with that too. I ...2023
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  • • 5 White Sox comeback players to target in fantasy baseball
    The post 5 White Sox comeback players to target in fantasy baseball appeared first on Sox On 35th. Looking to build a championship fantasy team this year? Here are five White Sox players looking to bounce back that can be of help to you. The post 5 White Sox comeback players to target in fantasy baseball appeared first on Sox On 35th....2023
  • • Top 20 Starters for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    The royal we already went over all the hitters for 2023 fantasy baseball rankings. That’s not the “royal we” as that term usually implies. It was me writing it alone while wearing a Burger King crown. I refuse to draft a top starter where they are usually drafted. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2023
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  • • Top 100 Outfielders for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    We're deep, and these guys might not be playable. The top 100 outfielders for 2023 fantasy baseball are your flyers in most leagues, and your 5th and 6th outfielders in deep leagues. Keep in mind, we have NL-Only rankings, and AL-Only rankings. If you have no need for these outfielders in your league, think on the bright side: Next up in the 2023 fantasy baseball rankings is starters. Here’s Steam...2023
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  • • Top 80 Outfielders for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    Just about finishing up the hitting portion of the 2023 fantasy baseball rankings, to which I say, “I can’t feel my fingies.” The top 80 outfielders for 2023 fantasy baseball will fall in the overall range of near 225 overall and later. Please, blog, may I have some more?...2023
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  • • Fantasy players are bullish on Bobby Witt
    Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images Hopefully the fantasy crowd is right! In my 20s I played a lot of fantasy baseball, but kids and work eventually made that time commitment harder to manage. Still, every January and February as the impatience for baseball starts to grow, I tend to start looking at some fantasy stuff just to pass the time. The Royals faces you expect to see are all there...2023
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  • • Royals Rumblings - News for January 30, 2023
    Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images What is Maikel Garcia’s future with the Royals? Kevin O’Brien at Royals Reporter writes that Royals may have a logjam at shortstop. Most defensive metrics painted Witt’s rookie season as poor, especially in comparison to his fellow Royals infielders. Witt and MJ Melendez both posted -18 DRS marks at SS and C, respectively, which were the worst marks in...2023
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Baseball injury and suspension

  • • 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 16
    Willy Vasquez takes home the number 15 spot. Previous Winner SS/3B Willy Vasquez (6’0” 191, 21 in 2023) Willy Vasquez had a solid showing in his first year in full season ball. He hit .256/.313/.410 and put up a 99 wRC+ in A ball. He hit 10 homers and stole 25 bases. He put up a 7.3% walk rate and 25.6% strikeout rate. He showed good power for the age but will need to make more contact as he advan...2023
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  • • Support Liam Hendriks, and a worthy cause
    Chicago White Sox The White Sox and their closer have teamed up to help against the fight against non-Hodgkins lymphoma As we all know, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks he is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and there has been an outpouring of support from the baseball world. In honor of Hendriks, the team has announced that it will be selling a shirt to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundati...2023
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  • • Preseason projections have Braves in the cream of MLB’s crop
    Photo by Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images The Braves, on paper, are squarely within the uppermost echelon of rosters as we head towards Spring Training 2023 It’s an annual occurrence these days: Dan Szymborski finishes rolling out the team-by-team ZiPS projections on Fangraphs, those projections get added to the player pages, and then they get integrated into the “Depth Charts” t...2023
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  • • The pre-spring training Royals roster projection thread
    Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images Who will make the 26-man roster? Next week, Royals pitchers and catchers will report to Surprise, Arizona with a full squad workout not long after that. The Royals had a pretty quiet off-season up until the last few weeks and overall there haven’t been many changes from a team that lost 97 games last year. According to J.J. Picollo, there won’t be any major c...2023
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  • • George Springer’s Not So Great, Still Very Good Year
    In 2022, George Springer played through an elbow injury, walked less, hit the ball softer, and hit a ton more grounders. Oh, and he still had a great season....2023
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  • • Rick Reuschel should be in the Hall of Fame
    Getty Images The former Cubs righthander is seriously underrated. Let me start another Hall of Fame controversy. I think it’s a serious oversight by the Hall of Fame to not have inducted former Cubs righthander Rick Reuschel, more than 30 years after his retirement. Reuschel didn’t get any real consideration in his one year on the BBWAA ballot in 1997. He got just two votes from writers an...2023
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  • • Monday Rockpile: Three Rockies minor league questions we want answered in 2023: part 3
    Photo by Chris Bernacchi/Diamond Images via Getty Images Colorado Rockies news and links for Monday, February 6, 2023 In the first installment of the series, we dug into three prominent storylines for Colorado Rockies prospects in the upcoming season. The health and production of Peter Lambert and Ryan Rolison, the durability of Jaden Hill and progression of Brenton Doyle and Benny Montgo...2023
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  • • This Day in MLB History: February 6
    Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images MLB History 1891 - The New York Giants’ salaries are leaked to the press. It shows a total team payroll of $54,600 and is topped by $5,500 going to Buck Ewing. 1895 - Babe Ruth is born in Baltimore, Maryland. 1934 - Ford Frick is named as the public relations director for the National League. He will later become the league’s president and then commis...2023
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  • • Recapping an eventful arbitration season for the Atlanta Braves
    Photo by Kevin Liles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Images At various points this offseason, the Braves had 10 players who were eligible for salary arbitration. The arbitration cycle came to an end for the Atlanta Braves Saturday with the news that Max Fried lost his arbitration case to the team and will make $13.5 million for the upcoming season. Fried was the only Braves player to proceed to a tr...2023
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  • • Updated Atlanta Braves Roster
    Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images An updated look at the Braves 40-man Roster. Last updated 2/1/23 If you are on a mobile device then this table is best viewed in landscape mode. *Denotes Player not on active roster Transactions 2/1 - Atlanta announced that the club has invited 26 non-roster players to spring training. They are: RHP Blake Burkhalter, RHP Jesse Chavez, LHP Dylan Dodd,...2023
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Baseball Trade rumors, contract, salary rumors

  • • Washington Nationals & Victor Robles avoid arbitration, agree on 1-year deal for 2023...
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Victor Robles and the Nationals will not be going to arbitration, which is probably a good thing... Washington’s Nationals and outfielder Victor Robles have avoided arbitration, agreeing on a one-year deal for 2023 which the club announced on Monday afternoon, includes “... a club option for the 2024 season.” The two sides submitted their salary figures ...2023
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  • • Today in White Sox History: February 6
    His time with the White Sox was fleeting, but memorable. | Focus on Sport/Getty Images A quarter-century before Paulie and A.J.’s kielbasa connection fueled the South Side, a Polish Prince reigned 1949 One-year White Sox clubber Richie Zisk was born on this day, in Brooklyn. Tasked with replacing the irreplaceable Roberto Clemente in Pittsburgh’s right field, Zisk managed a productive Pira...2023
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  • • Blue Jays Place Matt Gage On Release Waivers
    The Blue Jays have placed reliever Matt Gage on unconditional release waivers, tweets Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet. The southpaw had lost his spot on the 40-man roster a week ago once the Jays finalized their two-year free agent deal with Chad Green. Gage joined the Toronto organization a year ago as a minor league free agent. He…...2023
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  • • Marlins, Jon Berti Avoid Arbitration
    The Marlins announced they’ve avoided arbitration with Jon Berti on a one-year contract with a team option covering the 2024 season. The deal does not have any impact on Miami’s window of club control. Berti is represented by the Ball Players Agency. Berti is wrapping up his fourth season in Miami. The speedy utility player had…...2023
  • • Twins, Parker Bugg Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Twins have signed reliever Parker Bugg to a minor league contract, according to his transactions log at MLB.com. He’d reached minor league free agency at the end of last season following seven years in the Marlins’ system. Bugg, an LSU product, entered the professional ranks as a 27th-round draftee in 2016. Despite that modest draft…...2023
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  • Ryan Thompson, Rays go to salary arbitration $200,000 apart
    • Ryan Thompson, Rays go to salary arbitration $200,000 apart
    Reliever Ryan Thompson went to a salary arbitration hearing with the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday with the sides just $200,000 apart....2023
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  • • Top 80 Starters for 2023 Fantasy Baseball
    Looking at the overall 2023 fantasy baseball rankings, the top 80 starters for 2023 fantasy baseball is from around 200 overall to 275 overall, which is just about the end for 12-team mixed leagues. This is your late fourth, mostly fifth thru the beginning of the sixth starters. This is just about it for 12 team leagues, though the last tier in this post is still in 12-team league territory, so yo...2023
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  • • 2023 DRaysBay Community Prospect List No. 16
    Willy Vasquez takes home the number 15 spot. Previous Winner SS/3B Willy Vasquez (6’0” 191, 21 in 2023) Willy Vasquez had a solid showing in his first year in full season ball. He hit .256/.313/.410 and put up a 99 wRC+ in A ball. He hit 10 homers and stole 25 bases. He put up a 7.3% walk rate and 25.6% strikeout rate. He showed good power for the age but will need to make more contact as he advan...2023
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  • • Support Liam Hendriks, and a worthy cause
    Chicago White Sox The White Sox and their closer have teamed up to help against the fight against non-Hodgkins lymphoma As we all know, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks he is fighting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and there has been an outpouring of support from the baseball world. In honor of Hendriks, the team has announced that it will be selling a shirt to benefit the Lymphoma Research Foundati...2023
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  • Zack Greinke can earn $15M this year in deal with Royals
    • Zack Greinke can earn $15M this year in deal with Royals
    Zack Greinke can earn up to $15 million in his one-year contract to return to the Royals....2023
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Baseball schedule, game

  • • X-factors for 10 teams that missed playoffs in '22
    2023
  • Joy of a subset
    • Joy of a subset
     Is this a new series? I think it might be.I was attempting to hunt down a new angle for the "Joy of a Team Set" series a week or two ago, but I'm starting to feel like I've run out of ideas for that series. I'm not going to end it, I may have just hit a temporary snag, but I thought I'd go in a slightly different direction.I've praised the common, ordinary subset many times on this blog and ...2023
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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.