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  • 20 facts you might not know about Moneyball
    • 20 facts you might not know about Moneyball
    Here are 20 facts about the film we find interesting, and we don’t care what the scouts say. It’s all in the numbers....
  • • 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame announcement: TV channel, live stream, time, how to watch online, storylines
    Will David Ortiz make the Hall of Fame? Who will fall off the ballot? Here's what to watch on Tuesday night...
  • • MLB lockout: Owners, MLBPA make progress after negotiations but remain far apart on key issues, per report
    The two sides agreed to some very basic framework for the first time Tuesday...
  • • Cubs, Eric Yardley Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Cubs have agreed to a minor league pact with free-agent right-hander Eric Yardley, per the team’s official transactions log. The former Padres and Brewers hurler, a client of CAA Baseball, was placed on outright waivers in late October and opted to become a minor league free agent after going unclaimed. Yardley, 31, is a…...
  • Sources: MLB open to pre-arbitration bonus pool
    • Sources: MLB open to pre-arbitration bonus pool
    MLB indicated for the first time that it is open to a pre-arbitration bonus pool during a labor meeting Tuesday with the players association, but the sides remain far apart on how much should be distributed, according to sources....
  • • I Used To Love A Gurriel; Lourdes, Here I Go Again
    My relationship with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is an 80s rock ballad. There was a time when I believed in love. And much like his plate discipline, Gurriel and I fell apart. I never thought he'd hurt me, I guess you live and learn, that when you're playin' with fire, you're bound to get burned. And burned I was. I remember it like it was yesterday... a...
  • Braves-A’s trade talks could have big Yankees impact
    • Braves-A’s trade talks could have big Yankees impact
    Freddie Freeman was long expected to find a way back to the Braves, but the World Series champions have reportedly checked in on Matt Olson as a Plan B....
  • • Let’s Design a New Line Score
    Help me design a new line score by looking through the options our readers have suggested and picking a favorite....
  • • Angels, Daniel Ponce De Leon Agree To Minor League Deal
    The Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with right-hander Daniel Ponce de Leon, per the team’s official transactions log. Because the former Cardinals swingman was released in September and did not return to a big league roster before season’s end, he qualified as a minor league free agent who can sign during the…...
  • • RazzSlam 3: Deuces Wild: The Second Hype Post!
    Greetings and hello, fellow RazzSlam enthusiasts! It is I, your faithful RazzSlam Intern, Steve, back again to remind you that RazzSlam 3: Deuces Wild! is right around the corner!...

Top stories MLB baseball

  • If Barry Bonds isn't a Hall of Famer by the end of the day, it's a failure by the Hall of Fame
    The Hall has one job: to tell the story of the sport. And nobody is a bigger part of that story than Barry Lamar Bonds....
  • • MLB Reportedly Expresses Willingness To Cancel Games As Lockout Continues
    On the heels of the MLB Players Association’s economics proposal this afternoon, Major League Baseball is preparing to make some form of counteroffer tomorrow. That’ll mark the first back-to-back negotiating sessions since the league instituted a lockout on December 2. Even as negotiations may finally be picking up steam, various report...
  • • MLBPA Drops Push For Earlier Free Agency Eligibility In Latest CBA Proposal
    As part of this afternoon’s collective bargaining proposal, the MLB Players Association dropped its push for an earlier path to major league free agency, reports Evan Drellich of the Athletic. It now seems likely the next CBA will require players to accrue six years of MLB service time in order to reach the open market —…...
  • Sources: MLB, PA to continue talks amid progress
    • Sources: MLB, PA to continue talks amid progress
    After a face-to-face meeting that lasted about two hours and saw some progress, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association plan to meet again Tuesday, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....
  • • MLB lockout: Players submit counter-offer to owners with negotiations set to continue this week, per reports
    The players reportedly dropped their ask tied to free agency on Monday...
  • • MLB official tells MLBPA that league is willing to lose regular season games as lockout drags on, per report
    The league is reportedly ready to give up regular season games over key outstanding issues...
  • • Trade Candidate: Tyler Glasnow
    The Rays find themselves in a tricky position with regards to Tyler Glasnow. The 6’8″ right-hander is probably the team’s most talented pitcher. Last season, he looked on the way towards solidifying himself among the best in the sport. Through his first 14 starts and 88 innings, Glasnow posted a 2.66 ERA with a fantastic 36.2%R...
  • • MLB rumors: Braves, A's discussed Matt Olson trade prior to owner lockout
    Olson is widely expected to be available in trade once the offseason resumes...
  • • The Rangers Shouldn’t Ease Up After The Lockout
    Many teams effectively sat out the free-agent market prior to the lockout, and the Rangers took full advantage of the lack of activity from some of the sport’s top spenders. Led by longtime president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, second-year GM Chris Young and an ownership group that clearly isn’t interested in a protracted rebuil...
  • • Angels, Daniel Ponce De Leon Agree To Minor League Deal

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  • Rays' Walls: If Bonds is 'one of the best hitters ever, then why cheat?'
    • Rays' Walls: If Bonds is 'one of the best hitters ever, then why cheat?'
  • MLB-partnered Frontier League adopting sudden-death extras rule
    • MLB-partnered Frontier League adopting sudden-death extras rule
  • Report: MLBPA counteroffer ditches age-based free agency
    • Report: MLBPA counteroffer ditches age-based free agency
  • Utley: 'No doubt in my mind' Rollins deserves to be in Hall of Fame
    • Utley: 'No doubt in my mind' Rollins deserves to be in Hall of Fame
  • Report: Braves discussed Olson trade with A's to potentially replace Freeman
    • Report: Braves discussed Olson trade with A's to potentially replace Freeman
  • theScore's mock HOF ballot welcomes class of 4
    • theScore's mock HOF ballot welcomes class of 4
  • Glasnow: Most Rays players didn't agree with split-city plan
    • Glasnow: Most Rays players didn't agree with split-city plan
  • Blue Jays' Gausman: Giants never made me an offer
    • Blue Jays' Gausman: Giants never made me an offer
  • 2022 Baseball HOF: Big Papi, A-Rod add more polarizing cases to ballot
    • 2022 Baseball HOF: Big Papi, A-Rod add more polarizing cases to ballot
  • 2022 Baseball HOF: Controversial contenders trend downward
    • 2022 Baseball HOF: Controversial contenders trend downward

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Detroit Tigers

  • • Mize lights up mound during first spring BP
    Even if nobody expects to see top Draft pick Casey Mize pitching in Detroit anytime soon, and even if pitchers are normally ahead of hitters at this point in camp, many people simply wanted to see how big league hitters reacted to Mize's stuff on Tuesday, especially the splitter that devastated collegiate opponents....
  • • The Tigers' Spring Training battle to watch
    The next five weeks will see lots of shuffling on Major League rosters. Here are the most intriguing positional battles on each of the 30 MLB clubs....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them....
  • • Beckham dons new Detroit attire
    When the Tigers owned the American League Central in the first half of this decade, Gordon Beckham tried to spoil their dreams. With 10 career home runs against Detroit, he was a nemesis....
  • • Castellanos staying cool during trade rumors
    Sunday marked Nicholas Castellanos' first comments on his trade situation since the end of last season. He was clearly on the trade market then, just as he is now amidst the Tigers' ongoing rebuild....
  • • Candelario antsy for game action at camp
    The trail of red clay led from the batting cages across the street down the sidewalk to the clubhouse doors. It continued inside down the hallway, little clumps every few feet until it stopped near Jeimer Candelario's locker. It was the most telling sign that the Tigers third baseman reported to camp on Saturday. Though the team's first full-squad ...
  • • Tech improving Tigers' camp experience
    This is the new reality of Spring Training. While coaches still spend hours with players every day, trying for that swing or delivery that feels just right, they now have data to complement it -- or for some players, reinforce it. It's the new race among clubs, to get not just the best talent, but also the technology to help get the most out of tha...
  • • Jimenez recharged coming off All-Star year
    As fastball after fastball popped into the catcher's mitt during a bullpen session Friday morning, it was hard to tell Joe Jimenez had taken a break. Now, it's up to the Tigers to help keep his arm strong through the season....
  • • Sources: Tigers win arb case with Fulmer
    The Tigers' first salary-arbitration hearing in 18 years ended with the same result as their last one. An arbitration panel sided with the club in its hearing with right-handed starter Michael Fulmer, sources told MLB.com....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future....

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  • • Cubs, Eric Yardley Agree To Minor League Deal
  • • Angels, Daniel Ponce De Leon Agree To Minor League Deal
  • • Mariners Rumors: Chapman, Marte, Trammell, Rotation
    The Mariners’ interest in division-rival third baseman (and noted trade candidate) Matt Chapman isn’t exactly a new revelation, but even as the Athletics prepare for what looks to be a significant sell-off/payroll reduction, they’re still aiming high in trade talks. Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times cites multiple sources who belie...
  • • Diamondbacks Sign Juan Centeno To Minor League Deal
    The D-backs have signed veteran catcher Juan Centeno to a minor league contract for the 2022 season, per an announcement from their Triple-A affiliate, the Reno Aces (Twitter link). The MAS+ client will give Arizona some additional depth in the upper minors this season. Centeno spent the 2021 season with the Tigers’ Triple-A club but…...
  • • MLB Reportedly Expresses Willingness To Cancel Games As Lockout Continues
  • • Trade Candidate: Tyler Glasnow
  • • The Rangers Shouldn’t Ease Up After The Lockout
  • • MLBPA Drops Push For Earlier Free Agency Eligibility In Latest CBA Proposal
  • • Braves, A’s Discussed Matt Olson Prior To Lockout
    When — or whether — the Braves will re-sign Freddie Freeman has been one of the most pressing issues on the minds of the Atlanta fan base for the better part of a year, but the 2020 NL MVP entered the current MLB lockout as a free agent with no real indication of progress toward…...
  • • Royals Sign Colten Brewer To Minor League Deal
    The Royals have signed righty Colten Brewer to a minor league contract, per a club announcement. Presumably, he’ll head to Major League Spring Training as a non-roster invitee whenever the lockout draws to a close. Brewer was outrighted off the Red Sox’ 40-man roster in June and was not added back prior to the end…...

Cardinals

  • • Reyes faces live hitters for first time since May
    While a crowd gathered around Field 2 to watch Adam Wainwright face Yadier Molina, Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt in his first session of live batting practice on Tuesday, Alex Reyes, mostly inconspicuously, headed to a mound a few yards away for his most meaningful throws in almost nine months....
  • • The Cards' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Cards ready to see what Goldschmidt brings
    It may be a new team and a new year, but that's really all that's changed for Paul Goldschmidt....
  • • Shildt excited for first Spring Training at the helm
    Though this was his first day of his first Spring Training as manger of the Cardinals, Mike Shildt said he views it more as a continuous process from the 2018 season rather than a new beginning....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Leone ready to make second first impression
    One year after coming into his first Cardinals camp as a dark horse candidate only to leave it as the team's closer, Dominic Leone returned to Jupiter ready for a second first impression....
  • • Around the horn: Closer duties may be split
    This is the final piece of a six-part Around the Horn series in which MLB.com is taking a position-by-position look at the Cardinals' projected starters and backup options heading into the 2019 season. After examining the position players and starting rotation, let's close with the bullpen....
  • • With infield shakeup, Gyorko faces uncertain fit
    With the corner infield spots set and Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong returning to cover the club up the middle, Jedd Gyorko once again profiles as the team's primary utility infielder. His work at all four infield spots this spring will reflect that....
  • • Prospect Cabrera could make splash for Cards
    Acquired by the Cardinals to help supplement their left-handed pitching depth, Genesis Cabrera, with a dazzling first impression, has quickly put himself on the radar as someone who could help the Major League club as soon as this season....
  • • WATCH: Wainwright, Miller put in spring reps
    MLB.com's beat reporters have you covered with the action from every team's training camp. Keep track of the latest highlights of Spring Training right here....

Mets

  • • Versatility can only help Hech's roster chances
    About a week before Adeiny Hechavarria signed with the Mets, he met with general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, assistant GM Allard Baird and manager Mickey Callaway near his Miami home. Over dinner, the four talked about an opportunity in Mets camp, where the team had accumulated scant shortstop depth behind Amed Rosario....
  • • Here are the Mets' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While there are 24 homegrown players on the new Mets Top 30 list, it's only fair to wonder how different the list could look a year from now as the front office continues to address its short-term needs....
  • • The Mets' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • No more doubts: Wheeler confident in ability
    Over his last 11 starts of the 2018 season, Zack Wheeler went 9-1 with a 1.68 ERA, challenging Jacob deGrom as the game's best pitcher over that stretch. He not only proved that he could be an effective big leaguer, but shattered the doubts....
  • • Herrera happy to be back with the Mets
    After two and a half years in the Reds organization, Dilson Herrera became a free agent this winter and signed back with the Mets, where he offers the club depth at four different positions. A natural second baseman, Herrera began playing first, third and left field last year in an effort to increase his value....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Dowdy hopes velo uptick yields strong 2019
    Now in Port St. Lucie, Kyle Dowdy has a built-in advantage to make the Mets' crowded bullpen: If he doesn't, the team must offer him back to his old organization, the Indians, for $50,000. The Mets also have reason to keep Dowdy around: They consider him a notable part of their rotation depth, alongside Walker Lockett, Hector Santiago and a few oth...
  • • 'I feel like I'm 25': Cano joins Mets at camp
    The list of position players productive at age 36 is small. At 37, even smaller. Beyond that, infinitesimal. So it was worth noting that shortly after Robinson Cano showed up to the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie for the first time, he stated: "I feel like I'm 25."...
  • • Tebow makes it clear: 'I'm all in on baseball'
    Those who once dismissed Tim Tebow's transition from NFL quarterback to professional baseball player are officially on notice. Tebow is an outfielder first these days, the evidence plain to see in his slimmed-down body and shortened swing....
  • • WATCH: Tebow arrives, Alonso talks roster shot

Dodgers

  • • Dodgers legend Don Newcombe dies at 92
    Don Newcombe, one of the greatest pitchers in Dodgers history and one of the franchise's final links to Brooklyn and the days of Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 92....
  • • Verdugo on track for significant playing time
  • • The Dodgers' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Kershaw impressive throwing first live BP
    Clayton Kershaw on Monday was the first Dodger to throw live batting practice this spring, with opposing batters Russell Martin and Josh Thole issuing rave reviews while Kershaw was typically underwhelmed....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Buehler resumes throwing, may have 'pen soon
    Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler resumed playing catch on Sunday, and manager Dave Roberts said his first bullpen session could be on Wednesday....
  • • Back to pitching, Allie eager to show off arm
    Every player chases a dream, the chase tougher for some. Stetson Allie, 27, is in his third incarnation, a pitcher-turned-outfielder-turned pitcher in Dodgers camp as a non-roster invitee with a 101 mph fastball....
  • • 'Special time' for Dodgers' catching depth
    When it comes to prospects, the Dodgers are deeper behind the plate than they've been in decades....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Dodgers not rushing Urias' road to recovery
    The first round of bullpen sessions concluded for the Dodgers on Thursday, and the early leader for maximum buzz was Julio Urias. The left-hander was dazzling in his session, but at this point he has an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster....

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  • • Dominican showcase helping prospects along
    The gap that separates the pros from the amateurs this week at the Mets' academy is about 10 yards wide. It's lined with 15-foot palm trees and manicured hedges with an orange sidewalk running through the middle of it....
  • • The defining stories, players of the decade
    Every baseball decade has its own flavor, a way to establish it as a clearly delineated period of time, an era with its own distinct personality. We had the rough-and-tumble 1970s, with its off-field drama, its Bronx-Is-Burning real-life parallels of chaos, its seemingly endless amount of body hair. The '80s were the speed decade; Astroturf, Whitey...
  • • Crew brass 'making a statement' with overhauls
    Brewers principal owner Mark Attanasio missed last week's ribbon-cutting at American Family Fields of Phoenix because of an illness, so Tuesday afforded his first look at what $65 million and 500,000 man hours can build in 9 1/2 months....
  • • How Manny's mega-deal impacts Bryce, others
    Bryce Harper's future remains the primary topic around the game, but there are some other high-profile free agents still looking for deals. With Manny Machado off the board, the uncertainty surrounding the remaining stars should begin to sort itself out before too long....
  • • Bauer addresses controversial tell-all story
    All publicity is good publicity, according to Trevor Bauer....
  • • Giants in no hurry to look for Bochy's successor
    Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi knows he will eventually have to start compiling a list of potential candidates to succeed Bruce Bochy as manager, but the upcoming search isn't currently at the forefront of his mind....
  • • Tomas getting work in at first base
    As the D-backs went through fielding drills Tuesday, Yasmany Tomas spent his time at first base rather than in the outfield....
  • • Seager slimmer, eager for fresh start in '19
    While general manager Jerry Dipoto went about his Mariners makeover this offseason, Kyle Seager underwent a personal transformation of his own back home in North Carolina....
  • • Estrada optimistic for bounce-back year
    Health isn't the only reason to believe in a bounce-back season for Marco Estrada. Playing within the confines of the pitcher-friendly Coliseum is a big plus for him as well....
  • • Smith embracing challenge of critical season
    The flocks follow Peter Alonso everywhere he goes, snapping pictures, pining for sound bites, wondering whether he will make the team. Far more anonymous in the early days of camp has been Dominic Smith, spending the past two mornings swinging on a quieter back field....

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  • MLBPA & MLB MAKE PROGRESS ON LOCKOUT? MATT OLSON TRADE TO BRAVES? MLB HALL OF FAME RESULTS TOMORROW
    MLBPA & MLB MAKE PROGRESS ON LOCKOUT? MATT OLSON TRADE TO BRAVES? MLB HALL OF FAME RESULTS TOMORROW
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  • KPRC 2s Randy McIlvoy interviews José de Jesus Ortiz about Roger Clemens Hall of Fame chances
    KPRC 2s Randy McIlvoy interviews José de Jesus Ortiz about Roger Clemens Hall of Fame chances
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  • • Sources: Jason Varitek interviewed for Seattle Mariners' managerial job
  • • Ryno, Sarge and Doctor K: A look back at Mets-Cubs in '84
  • • Tigers' Norris says he kept pitching with cancerous growth
  • • LEADING OFF: Mets-Cubs at Wrigley in NLCS; KC-Jays in ALCS
  • • Cueto struggles, Royals fall short in 11-8 loss to Blue Jays
  • • Red Sox' success vs. Blue Jays in September shouldn't be overlooked
  • • Mystery of Cueto deepens
  • • Johnny Cueto not looking like Red Sox' would-be ace
  • • The Latest: Tulo ejected, Jays hit 3 HRs and build big lead
  • • Red Sox will consider Johnny Cueto, but mystery remains after ALCS performance

Red Sox

  • • Bogaerts, Betts weigh in on Machado's deal
    As the Red Sox were finishing out their Spring Training workout on Tuesday, the news started to circulate that Manny Machado had reached agreement on a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres....
  • • Pedro, Sale wowed by E-Rod's BP outing
    Eduardo Rodriguez threw a pitch in the bullpen on Tuesday morning that was so on point, it prompted ace Chris Sale to laugh...
  • • The Sox's Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Instead of turning page, Red Sox rolling along
    As the Red Sox had a ceremonial start of sorts to their World Series title defense with Monday's first full-squad workout, there were no doors closing or pages turned. The way manager Alex Cora looks at it, why would you want to separate yourself from something that was so special?...
  • • Werner: Kimbrel 'extremely unlikely' to rejoin Sox
    The Red Sox still haven't named a closer. Craig Kimbrel still hasn't found a home on the free-agent market. However, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner suggests not to read too much into those two independent factors....
  • • Here are the Red Sox's 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    Though the Red Sox have been in win-now mode at the big league level, they have begun to replenish their Minor League talent via the Draft and the international mark....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Celtics coach Stevens visits Cora, Red Sox
    As Red Sox manager Alex Cora got ready to do his daily press briefing after Sunday's workout, he saw from a distance that the media was preoccupied with another prominent Boston coach....
  • • Wright to be full-time reliever for Red Sox in '19
    You no longer need to call knuckleballer Steven Wright a swingman. Red Sox manager Alex Cora envisions a defined role for the veteran righty in 2019, and it will consist of him flummoxing hitters in the mid-to-late innings....
  • • Pending free agent Bogaerts open to extension
    Xander Bogaerts has been under the employ of the franchise since Aug. 23, 2009, when he signed as an international free agent out of Aruba at the age of 16. He went from a boy to a man with the Red Sox, and from a prospect to a star who will soon collect his second World Series ring. It's hard for him to picture putting on another uniform....

Braves

  • • Markakis enjoys reaping rewards of dedication
    Braves manager Brian Snitker joked that he could almost detect a smile as he shared a phone conversation with Nick Markakis after the stoic outfielder re-signed with the club in January. Snitker and others actually saw that smile on Tuesday morning, when Markakis reported to Spring Training to begin his fifth season with the Braves and attempt to p...
  • • Newcomb's value depends highly on '19 growth
    Sean Newcomb entered last June as an All-Star candidate and exited the regular season wondering if he had done enough to earn a spot on Atlanta's postseason roster. The inconsistent nature of his first full Major League season enhances the difficulty of projecting how valuable he might be to the Braves from both an immediate and long-term perspecti...
  • • The Braves' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Inciarte's key to success in 2019? Consistency
    It could be argued that Ender Inciarte stands as the X-factor in regard to the Braves' bid to defend last year's National League East crown and experience a successful postseason....
  • • After grief and injury, Gohara sets the bar high
    Having seen what Luiz Gohara had done upon his introduction to the big leagues the previous September, Freddie Freeman told Alex Anthopoulos the big left-hander might immediately became an All-Star. Instead, it became a year of awakening for the young hurler, who remains fueled by last year's disappointments....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Minter wants to be Braves' high-leverage option
    As Braves manager Brian Snitker evaluates who might serve as his closer, A.J. Minter has made it clear he wants to be the guy who is consistently called upon to handle high-leverage threats that develop in late innings....
  • • McCann excited to rejoin hometown Braves
    Brian McCann still laughs about what transpired as he learned the Braves were calling him up to the Majors during the 2005 season. He remembers being summoned to Brian Snitker's room, where he found the then Double-A manager eating pizza while wearing nothing more than his underwear....
  • • Folty Flash Sale: 26 percent off tickets
    Spring Training has arrived, as Braves pitchers and catchers returned to Florida in this annual rite of spring. Green grass, blue skies and baseball are on the horizon, so celebrate with an amazing deal! This weekend only, the Braves are giving you the Folty Flash Sale! In honor of ace pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, save 26 percent on all single-game se...
  • • Braves open camp with eyes on the prize
    As the Braves open camp, they'll provide a glimpse of how much they have progressed since claiming an unexpected division crown last year. Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies will once again be in a lineup that has been enriched by the addition of Josh Donaldson, the former American League MVP Award winner who thus far arguably ranks...

NCAA DI Men's Baseball

  • • 2022 college baseball preview, predictions with D1Baseball's Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt
    Here is all you need to know ahead of the 2022 college baseball season. D1Baseball's Kendall Rogers and Aaron Fitt break down why Texas is their No. 1 team, the top-five teams in the national, biggest storylines and predict who could be the player of the year. They also name underdog teams that could reach the 2022 Men's College World Series....
  • • 2022 college baseball season predictions, from title contenders to top players to watch
    Michella Chester sits down with D1Baseball's Aaron Fitt and Kendall Rogers for an in-depth look at the upcoming college baseball season....
  • • College baseball rankings: Preseason Top 25 led by Texas, SEC powers
    Texas comes in at No. 1 in D1Baseball's 2022 preseason top 25 rankings, followed by a collection of top SEC teams....
  • • After a brutal run of bad luck in 2021, NC State athletics looks to 2022 for some hope
    North Carolina State athletics quite possibly faced more trials and tribulations than any other team in college sports in 2021. To top it all of, on Tuesday, the Wolfpack found out their bowl game against UCLA was canceled hours before kickoff....
  • • World Series 2021: Here’s where the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros played college baseball
    This year's World Series features 26 former college baseball players, find out where they all went to school and which program has the most players representing its school in the 2021 World Series....
  • • MLB Playoffs 2021: Here’s where all the postseason players played college baseball
    This year's MLB playoffs features 161 former college baseball players, find out where they all went to school and which program has the most players representing its school in the 2021 playoffs....
  • • Pac-12 announces creation of Pac-12 baseball tournament in partnership with the city of Scottsdale and The Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission
    The Pac-12 announced Wednesday a new conference championship event in Scottsdale, Arizona for baseball....
  • • Notable college baseball players who starred in the Little League World Series
    Hundreds of schools across three divisions of NCAA baseball have fielded teams for numerous years, making it difficult to pinpoint every athlete that's participated on a college program and in the 73-tournament-old LLWS. But though this compilation isn't comprehensive, we've put together a list of some of the most notable players who stepped on the...
  • • Every Kumar Rocker strikeout from 2021 NCAA baseball tournament
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    • • If Barry Bonds isn't a Hall of Famer by the end of the day, it's a failure by the Hall of Fame
    • • Robot umpires to be used in Triple-A in 2022
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      • Ex-Yankee Sergio Mitre convicted of murdering child, sentenced to 50 years in prison
      Sergio Mitre, who pitched in parts of eight major league seasons and won a World Series ring with the 2009 Yankees, likely will spend the rest of his life in prison....
    • • MLB nixes Rays' split-season plan with Montreal
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    • • MLB Reportedly Expresses Willingness To Cancel Games As Lockout Continues
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    • • Greg Maddux says he initially intended to sign with the Yankees instead of the Braves in 1992
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      • MLB Lockout: Players Issue Counteroffer to Owners
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    • • Rachel Balkovec's Promotion to Manager Was Easy Choice for Yankees
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      • MLB expresses willingness to cancel games as lockout continues?
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      • MLB lockout continues with no deal; meeting planned for Tuesday?
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      • Assessing the trade candidacy of Diamondbacks SS Nick Ahmed
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    • • Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice
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    • • Yankees content to move on without Machado
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    • • The Yankees' Spring Training battle to watch
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    Giants

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    • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
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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.