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  • • Angels seek permission to interview Cubs' Dan Kantrovitz for GM vacancy, per report
    Los Angeles needs a new GM after parting ways with Billy Eppler...
  • • Mozeliak On Cardinals’ Payroll Outlook
    The Cardinals front office is preparing for some austerity in the 2020-21 offseason, president of baseball operations John Mozeliak indicated to reporters including Mark Saxon of The Athletic (Twitter link). Details remain unclear, but Mozeliak left no doubt that payroll will decline. The St. Louis organization already passed on a chance to retain ...
  • • World Series: What are the longest MLB title droughts now that the Dodgers' 32-year dry spell is over?
    The Dodgers erased a 32-year World Series slump on Tuesday night...
  • • Twins Decline Option Over Sergio Romo
    The Twins have elected to decline their club option over righty Sergio Romo, LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. He’ll receive a $250K buyout rather than the $5MM option price. Romo finished the 2020 campaign with a 4.05 ERA over twenty frames while carrying a 23:7 K/BB ratio and allowing three long…...
  • WS ratings average drops 32% from previous low
    • WS ratings average drops 32% from previous low
    The Dodgers' six-game Series win over the Rays averaged a 5.2 rating, 12 share and 9,785,000 viewers, Nielsen Media Research said. The previous low was a 7.6 rating, 12 share and 12,660,000 viewers for the Giants' four-game sweep of the Tigers in 2012....
  • NYC mayor Bill de Blasio trying to block sale of Mets to Steve Cohen
    • NYC mayor Bill de Blasio trying to block sale of Mets to Steve Cohen
    The mayor of New York City is trying to block the sale of the New York Mets to billionaire hedge fund owner Steve Cohen, according to a report....
  • • Royals Interested In Re-Signing Greg Holland
    Unsurprisingly, the Royals have interest in re-signing free-agent reliever Greg Holland, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. Holland was a highly accomplished part of the Royals’ bullpen from 2010-15, during which he made two All-Star appearances. However, the Tommy John surgery Holland underwent in the last of those seasons prevented him fr...
  • • Why Cardinals' cost-saving move is surest sign yet this could be a cold winter for the hot stove
    The Cardinals could have kept Wong for $12.5 million in 2021...
  • M.L.B. Says Justin Turner Refused to Stay Off Field After Dodgers’ Win
    • M.L.B. Says Justin Turner Refused to Stay Off Field After Dodgers’ Win
    “Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk,” the league said in a statement....

Top stories MLB baseball

  • • Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw not focused on his legacy after winning first World Series ring
    'The 2020 Dodgers won the World Series. Who cares about all that other stuff?' Kershaw asked...
  • • World Series 2020: Twitter reacts as Dodgers snap championship drought
    The Dodgers won their seventh championship in franchise history on Tuesday night...
  • Kershaw finally wins ring: 'They can't take that away'
    • Kershaw finally wins ring: 'They can't take that away'
  • Marlins pick up outfielder Marte's $12.5M option
    • Marlins pick up outfielder Marte's $12.5M option
    Starling Marte is staying with the Marlins after the team exercised its $12.5 million contract option for next year....
  • Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, removed from Game 6
    • Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, removed from Game 6
    Justin Turner was pulled from Game 6 of the World Series after seven innings on Tuesday night, and the world found out the shocking reason why: Turner tested positive for COVID-19....
  • • World Series MVP: Dodgers' Corey Seager wins award to cap phenomenal postseason
    Seager's Dodgers defeated the Rays in six games...
  • • Dodgers World Series shirts, hats, masks: Check out Los Angeles' 2020 championship gear
    Head to the CBS Sports Shop for all kinds of championship gear...
  • • Justin Turner leaves Dodgers' World Series-clinching win after positive COVID-19 test; celebrates on field
    Turner played nearly all of Game 6 after testing positive...
  • Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test
    • Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test
    The test result was announced after the end of the game, which the Dodgers won to clinch the World Series title. Turner was seen on the field with his teammates during the postgame celebration....
  • Roberts becomes 2nd Black, 1st Asian manager to win World Series
    • Roberts becomes 2nd Black, 1st Asian manager to win World Series

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  • Cardinals' Mozeliak regrets trading Arozarena: 'I will own that'
    • Cardinals' Mozeliak regrets trading Arozarena: 'I will own that'
  • The 12 best moments from MLB's postseason
    • The 12 best moments from MLB's postseason
  • Manfred: World Series, NLCS provided model for 2021 fan attendance
    • Manfred: World Series, NLCS provided model for 2021 fan attendance
  • Cardinals decline Gold Glove finalist Wong's $12.5M option
    • Cardinals decline Gold Glove finalist Wong's $12.5M option
  • MLB podcast: Dodgers win World Series ... finally
    • MLB podcast: Dodgers win World Series ... finally
  • MLB to investigate Turner incident after player 'chose to disregard' protocols
    • MLB to investigate Turner incident after player 'chose to disregard' protocols
  • Dodgers postpone championship parade due to pandemic
    • Dodgers postpone championship parade due to pandemic
  • Marlins pick up Marte's $12.5M option for 2021
    • Marlins pick up Marte's $12.5M option for 2021
  • Bauer, Springer, Realmuto among 147 players entering free agency
    • Bauer, Springer, Realmuto among 147 players entering free agency
  • Betts defends Turner's return to field after positive COVID-19 test
    • Betts defends Turner's return to field after positive COVID-19 test

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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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  • • Mozeliak On Cardinals’ Payroll Outlook
  • • Twins Decline Option Over Sergio Romo
  • • Royals Interested In Re-Signing Greg Holland
  • • Paul Goldschmidt Undergoes Elbow Surgery
    Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt recently underwent surgery to have a bone spur taken out of his right elbow, according to president of baseball operations John Mozeliak (via Jeff Jones of the Belleville-News Democrat). Goldschmidt is recovering well from his procedure, which is welcome news for a Cardinals team that can’t afford to g...
  • • Marlins Outright 3 Pitchers
    The Marlins have reinstated three pitchers – Drew Steckenrider, Brian Moran and Brandon Leibrandt – from the 60-day injured list and outrighted them, the team announced. Steckenrider and Moran have elected free agency. Now 29 years old, the right-handed Steckenreider was a very promising part of the Marlins’ bullpen from 2017-18. ...
  • • Cardinals Decline Kolten Wong’s Option
    The Cardinals have declined second baseman Kolten Wong’s $12.5MM club option for 2021 in favor of a $1MM buyout, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was among those to report. This doesn’t necessarily close the book on Wong’s career with the Cardinals, who were reportedly interested in extending him on a multiyear contrac...
  • • Red Sox Outright 3 Players
    The Red Sox have outrighted utilityman Jose Peraza, outfielder Cesar Puello and right-hander Dylan Covey off their roster, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com tweets.  Peraza and Puello have elected free agency. Peraza, the most notable member of the trio, was one of Boston’s only guaranteed signings during a quiet winter of acquisitions last offse...
  • • Mets To Decline Option On Wilson Ramos
    The Mets are planning to decline their $10MM club option on veteran catcher Wilson Ramos, tweets Mike Puma of the New York Post. It’s anything but a surprise given Ramos’ lackluster tenure in Queens. He’ll be paid a $1.5MM buyout and head back to the open market in search of a new club. Ramos, 33,…...
  • • Nationals Decline 2021 Options On Four Players
    The Nationals have declined their 2021 options on right fielder Adam Eaton, right-hander Anibal Sanchez, first baseman Eric Thames and infielder/outfielder Howie Kendrick, per a club announcement. Eaton’s five-year, $23.5MM deal contained club options for the 2020 season ($9.5MM) and the 2021 season ($10.5MM with a $1.5MM buyout). The Nats pi...
  • • Rockies’ Daniel Murphy Enters Free Agency
    Rockies first baseman Daniel Murphy is officially a free agent, as per the MLB Players Association’s list of 147 players who entered free agency today now that the World Series is complete.  Murphy and the Rockies shared a $12MM mutual option for Murphy’s services in 2021, though it can probably be assumed that the Rox…...

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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  • • 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
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  • • Johnny Cueto not looking like Red Sox' would-be ace
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  • • 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
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  • • 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...

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  • • Which players have won both a College World Series and an MLB World Series?
    Former South Carolina standout Jackie Bradley, Jr. is the most recent player to have won both a College World Series and MLB World Series...
  • • 2020 MLB World Series stars’ college baseball highlights
    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will face off in the 2020 World Series. Watch college highlights from some of the two teams' stars here, including Walker Buehler, Brandon Lowe and more....
  • • World Series 2020: Here's where the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays played college baseball
    The 2020 MLB World Series is set between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. All together, 42 players from the two teams' 40-man rosters once played NCAA baseball. Here's a full breakdown of their college careers....
  • • Colleges with the most players in the 2020 MLB playoffs
    Here is where every one of the 296 former NCAA baseball players in the 2020 MLB playoffs went to college....
  • • Pitcher stance, concussion evaluation rules approved for college baseball
    On Sept. 9, the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved rules to clarify when pitchers are pitching out of a windup or set/stretch position beginning with the 2020-21 season....
  • • 9 of college baseball's best walk-ons
    From Shane Bieber to Ozzie Smith, these nine former college baseball walk-ons made their mark on the game....
  • • All 18 strikeouts from Shane Bieber's 2016 postseason with UCSB
    Shane Bieber started as a walk-on at UCSB before becoming an all-star pitcher for the Cleveland Indians. Watch all 18 of his strikeouts from his 2016 postseason with the Gauchos here....
  • • Tom Seaver, USC's first member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, dead at 75
    Legendary pitcher Tom Seaver, USC's first member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, died on Monday (Aug. 31) in Calistoga, Calif., of complications from Lewy body dementia and COVID-19. He was 75....
  • • Hear from Jake Mangum, forever the ‘Mayor,' on his Mississippi State memories
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  • • Jake Mangum on his remarkable baseball career at Mississippi State
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  • • WS ratings average drops 32% from previous low
  • Cardinals not picking up 2021 option on 2B Wong
    • Cardinals not picking up 2021 option on 2B Wong
    St. Louis declined Kolten Wong's $12.5 million option for 2021, making the longtime Cardinals second baseman a free agent.The Cardinals will pay Wong a $1 million buyout....
  • Rockies opt for $6 million buyout to IF Murphy
    • Rockies opt for $6 million buyout to IF Murphy
    Colorado won't pick up the $12 million option on Daniel Murphy and will instead pay a $6 million buyout to the infielder who failed to flourish in his two years with the Rockies....
  • Nationals decline '21 options for Eaton, Sanchez
    • Nationals decline '21 options for Eaton, Sanchez
    Adam Eaton, Anibal Sanchez, Howie Kendrick and Eric Thames are all free agents after the Nationals declined their 2021 options Wednesday....
  • MLB: Turner disregarded coronavirus protocols
    • MLB: Turner disregarded coronavirus protocols
    Major League Baseball said that Dodgers infielder Justin Turner flouted coronavirus protocols when he returned to the field after receiving a positive test....
  • L.A. is title town: Dodgers, Lakers are rare feat of consecutive titles for a city
    • L.A. is title town: Dodgers, Lakers are rare feat of consecutive titles for a city
    It's not often that a sports city or metropolitan area follows up one title by also winning the next major sports championship awarded. Los Angeles has done it again....
  • Big catches, free tacos and LeBron: How Mookie Betts became the viral star of the World Series
    • Big catches, free tacos and LeBron: How Mookie Betts became the viral star of the World Series
    For the Dodgers' right fielder, his performance in the series had a bit of everything....
  • The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season
    • The oddest of World Series ends with the most 2020 moment of the season
    Justin Turner's return to the field to celebrate with his Dodgers teammates after testing positive for COVID-19 was this bizarre baseball season -- and this year in America -- in a nutshell....
  • Reports: Owners set for final vote on Mets sale
    • Reports: Owners set for final vote on Mets sale
    MLB owners will vote Friday to approve the sale of the Mets to billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, according to multiple reports....

Baseball tweets today

  • Thank you for your administrations concerted efforts to end a crime that is for some reason being dismissed by the… https://t.co/zo6jkYJ1Rk @Curt Schilling
    Thank you for your administrations concerted efforts to end a crime that is for some reason being dismissed by the… https://t.co/zo6jkYJ1Rk @Curt Schilling
  • I'll be tomorrow from 1 to 2 at Jose Canseco Showtime Carwash come get your car washed get some gas and come get an autograph see you then @Jose Canseco
    I'll be tomorrow from 1 to 2 at Jose Canseco Showtime Carwash come get your car washed get some gas and come get an autograph see you then @Jose Canseco
  • Life is all about balance https://t.co/5qv9AiXJoD @Hunter Pence
    Life is all about balance https://t.co/5qv9AiXJoD @Hunter Pence
  • wuao e recibido una noticia dificil de tolerar mi pana CANO ESTREMERA se nos fue para el otro barrio lo unico que p… https://t.co/L9TWZbA3FW @Ozzie Guillen
    wuao e recibido una noticia dificil de tolerar mi pana CANO ESTREMERA se nos fue para el otro barrio lo unico que p… https://t.co/L9TWZbA3FW @Ozzie Guillen
  • ?????>? https://t.co/rpw8nJy0ad @Jimmy Rollins
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  • Right on??? https://t.co/wihqEdUAUp https://t.co/gUPkpEbbwz @andrew mccutchen
    Right on??? https://t.co/wihqEdUAUp https://t.co/gUPkpEbbwz @andrew mccutchen
  • During my baseball career, when postseason started, so did my allergies. I have personal experience with allergies,… https://t.co/j3X0sC9F2V @Nick Swisher
    During my baseball career, when postseason started, so did my allergies. I have personal experience with allergies,… https://t.co/j3X0sC9F2V @Nick Swisher
  • Hello there!! haha its been a while... offseason day uno! #newemotes #newhouse #MnK  https://t.co/Im36jqyPbz @Sergio Romo
    Hello there!! haha its been a while... offseason day uno! #newemotes #newhouse #MnK https://t.co/Im36jqyPbz @Sergio Romo
  • This is happening, join me at https://t.co/mmKuhiBY2L! @Jose Canseco
    This is happening, join me at https://t.co/mmKuhiBY2L! @Jose Canseco
  • EPIC CONGRATS DODGERS https://t.co/RxgFmgCISH @10
    EPIC CONGRATS DODGERS https://t.co/RxgFmgCISH @10

Top baseball news from the last seven days

  • How Brandon Lowe got his swing straightened out at exactly the right time
    • How Brandon Lowe got his swing straightened out at exactly the right time
    Tampa Bay's best hitter has been a mess most of the postseason, but getting in touch with his personal hitting coach changed everything....
  • Dodgers keep Urias' arm fresh for Game 4 start
    • Dodgers keep Urias' arm fresh for Game 4 start
    With the World Series tied 1-1, the Dodgers will go with Walker Buehler, Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw to start the next three games....
  • Will Dodgers be OK if Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin don't contribute more?
    • Will Dodgers be OK if Dustin May, Tony Gonsolin don't contribute more?
    The young pitchers have struggled with their new roles, which could be an issue if others don't pick up the slack....
  • World Series: Rays Bounce Back With a Narrow Win Over the Dodgers
    • World Series: Rays Bounce Back With a Narrow Win Over the Dodgers
    Brandon Lowe burst out of his slump with two home runs, and Blake Snell was dominant on the mound as Tampa Bay rebounded from a lopsided Game 1 loss....
  • • MLB playoffs schedule 2020: World Series dates, times, TV info with Dodgers, Rays battling in Fall Classic
    The 2020 Fall Classic is even after two games...
  • • MLB playoffs: Bracket, World Series schedule, dates as Rays, Dodgers square off
    The 2020 Fall Classic is underway in Arlington, Texas...
  • • World Series: Blake Snell was unhittable early in Game 2 and gave the Rays what they needed
    Snell's World Series debut was a beauty, but it had an abrupt ending...
  • • Mark Shapiro Expects To Remain With Blue Jays
    Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro has fielded his share of criticism over five years at the helm, but now seems on the precipice of another term. As Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca was among those to report, Shapiro strongly suggested that he’s going to re-up with the Toronto organization. Shapiro has long spoken of his interest in…...
  • Dodgers' Buehler starting Game 3; Urias, Kershaw follow in WS
    • Dodgers' Buehler starting Game 3; Urias, Kershaw follow in WS
  • Lowe's 2 HRs help Rays draw even with Dodgers in World Series
    • Lowe's 2 HRs help Rays draw even with Dodgers in World Series

The New York Times

  • • M.L.B. Says Justin Turner Refused to Stay Off Field After Dodgers’ Win
  • After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers
    • After a Dampened Celebration, Enduring Glory Still Awaits the Dodgers
    For years, Los Angeles’s players have borne the burden of a title drought. The unusual circumstances of their World Series win won’t dim the joy and relief that come with the long-awaited championship....
  • Blake Snell, Kevin Cash and a Decision That Will Haunt the Rays
    • Blake Snell, Kevin Cash and a Decision That Will Haunt the Rays
    Blake Snell was dominating the Dodgers in a must-win World Series game. Kevin Cash still pulled him, raising painful questions of what might have been....
  • • Looking Back on Baseball’s Silent Season
    Empty stadiums, player protests and Covid-19 outbreaks shook up the sport. Maybe that’s a good thing....
  • • Justin Turner Was Pulled From Game 6 After Positive Virus Test
  • The Other Rookie Star of the World Series? Globe Life Field
    • The Other Rookie Star of the World Series? Globe Life Field
    While the Texas Rangers did not make the postseason, their new ballpark has provided an unlikely yet oddly fitting setting for this World Series....
  • What to Watch as Dodgers Face Rays in World Series Game 6
    • What to Watch as Dodgers Face Rays in World Series Game 6
    Tony Gonsolin will be on the mound for Los Angeles as it tries to close out the series, while Blake Snell will be pitching for Tampa Bay....
  • With Title in Sight, the Dodgers Are Armed and Ready to Get Creative
    • With Title in Sight, the Dodgers Are Armed and Ready to Get Creative
    Los Angeles has a wealth of pitching options for two more potential World Series games. If the club can get the combination right, it could mean the end of a long title drought....
  • A Bid to Steal Home Offers a Taste of the 20th Century
    • A Bid to Steal Home Offers a Taste of the 20th Century
    No, it wasn’t 1955 in Yankee Stadium, but yes, Manuel Margot tried to match Jackie Robinson in the World Series....
  • Clayton Kershaw Steadies Dodgers and Puts a World Series Within Reach
    • Clayton Kershaw Steadies Dodgers and Puts a World Series Within Reach
    Los Angeles rebounded after a wild loss on Saturday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 and move to within one win of a championship....

cbssports.com

  • • Angels seek permission to interview Cubs' Dan Kantrovitz for GM vacancy, per report
  • • World Series: What are the longest MLB title droughts now that the Dodgers' 32-year dry spell is over?
  • • Why Cardinals' cost-saving move is surest sign yet this could be a cold winter for the hot stove
  • • MLB free agency: Full list of 147 players on the market, including J.T. Realmuto and George Springer
    Free agents can begin signing with new teams next week...
  • • Dodgers' Max Muncy takes shot at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred while celebrating World Series title
    You can say anything once you're a champion...
  • • Why the Dodgers are in strong shape to repeat as World Series champions in 2021
    L.A. doesn't have to do much roster tweaking after winning the title...
  • • Justin Turner celebrates with Dodgers after positive COVID test: Four lingering question as MLB investigates
    Turner returned to the field to celebrate with his teammates despite being asked to remain isolated...
  • • MLB playoffs: Bracket, World Series schedule, dates, results as Dodgers defeat Rays for 2020 title
    The 2020 Fall Classic wrapped up Tuesday night...
  • • MLB offseason key dates 2020-21: Free agency, awards, Spring Training, Opening Day 2021, and more
    Here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2020-21 MLB offseason...
  • • Justin Turner celebrates Dodgers' World Series-clinching win after positive COVID-19 test; MLB to investigate
    Turner came back to the field to celebrate the title after being removed from the game...

yardbarker.com

  • • NYC mayor Bill de Blasio trying to block sale of Mets to Steve Cohen
  • MLB investigating Justin Turner for violations of COVID-19 protocols
    • MLB investigating Justin Turner for violations of COVID-19 protocols
    MLB announced it is investigating the circumstances involving Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner returning to the field to celebrate the club's World Series victory after he was pulled from Game 6 due to returning a positive COVID-19 test....
  • Alex Rodriguez roasts ‘Ivy Leaguers’ over Rays pulling Blake Snell
    • Alex Rodriguez roasts ‘Ivy Leaguers’ over Rays pulling Blake Snell
    Rodriguez took to Twitter to again rail on Cash’s analytics-based decision-making, even sharing footage of his rant the previous night in the process....
  • Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner criticized for celebrating on field after testing positive for COVID-19
    • Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner criticized for celebrating on field after testing positive for COVID-19
    Turner tweeted out that he was asymptomatic, but that does not mean he could not have spread the virus....
  • Rays pitcher Blake Snell 'disappointed and upset' by decision to be pulled in sixth inning
    • Rays pitcher Blake Snell 'disappointed and upset' by decision to be pulled in sixth inning
    Cash said he regretted the decision to take out Snell due to the results but felt that "the thought process was right," a sentiment that most Tampa Bay fans would probably vehemently disagree with....
  • • Justin Turner tests positive for COVID-19, removed from Game 6
  • Kevin Cash pulls Blake Snell in one of worst decisions in World Series history
    • Kevin Cash pulls Blake Snell in one of worst decisions in World Series history
    Cash does not like to let Snell pitch deep into games. The last time the southpaw pitched a full sixth inning was July 21, 2019....
  • Watch: Randy Arozarena stays hot with 10th home run of postseason
    • Watch: Randy Arozarena stays hot with 10th home run of postseason
    Randy Arozarena is putting together one of the best seasons in MLB history, and that trend continued on Tuesday night....
  • George Springer does not want to return to Astros?
    • George Springer does not want to return to Astros?
    George Springer may have seen his final pitch as a Houston Astro....
  • Fall classics: The best World Series games of all time
    • Fall classics: The best World Series games of all time
    At most, each World Series offers seven opportunities to leave a memorable mark in baseball. Great games are filled with special moments, sensational plays, big hits or stellar pitching outings....

Yankees

  • • Judge learning 'a couple of secrets' via Stanton
    Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton combined to mash 57 home runs in their first year as teammates, and the Yankees' power-hitting duo is continuing to enjoy a relationship that extends past each of their at-bats....
  • • Lifting off: Healthy Judge puts foes on notice
    Aaron Judge's megawatt smile was on display at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by glimpses of his light-tower power. Any discomfort in his right wrist has long been extinguished, which has the Yankees dreaming of another big-time season from their slugging right fielder....
  • • Yankees content to move on without Machado
    On Dec. 19, the Yankees entertained Manny Machado for 90 minutes at Yankee Stadium, then continued to discuss a potential future together over dinner on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It was to be the closest that Machado would come to playing for the Yankees, who had been widely believed to be his preferred destination....
  • • The Yankees' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Stanton stands to benefit from AL comfortability
    Asked for the biggest takeaway of his first season in Yankees pinstripes, Giancarlo Stanton offered a not-so-veiled swipe at his former employer, noting how his new expectation is to keep the Yankee Stadium lights burning throughout the month of October....
  • • Here are the Yankees' 2019 Top 30 Prospects
    While the Yankees' farm system isn't as overflowing with big league-ready talent as it has been recently, they do have an impressive stockpile of high-ceiling/high-risk youngsters....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Boone on Judge: 'He's good to go'
    Watching Aaron Judge pummel batting-practice fastballs at the Yankees' Minor League complex this week, two words came to Aaron Boone's mind: "Plus power."...
  • • Sports world congratulates CC on retirement
    Veteran left-hander CC Sabathia formally announced his retirement on Saturday, prompting former teammates and big stars from around the sports world to pipe up with statements of congratulations. Here's a compilation of the well wishes....
  • • Farquhar takes inspiring first step at camp
    His inspirational recovery from a brain hemorrhage complete, Danny Farquhar intends to continue beating the odds this year, aiming to return to a big league mound as a member of the Yankees' bullpen....

Giants

  • • Humble Bochy to get well-deserved victory lap
    Bruce Bochy announced on Monday that his 25th season as a manager -- his 13th in an absurdly successful run with the Giants -- would be his last. In making the announcement, Bochy is going to give all of us the opportunity to say thanks during a 2019 season that will be something of a victory lap whether he likes it or not....
  • • Giants see Bochy as lock for Hall of Fame
    Bruce Bochy isn't sure what his next step will be after he retires from managing the Giants at the end of the season, but it's safe to assume that a trip to Cooperstown is in his near future....
  • • The Giants' Spring Training battle to watch
  • • Maybin brings revamped swing to Giants
    Heading into his 13th year in the Majors, Cameron Maybin brings a fresh approach at the plate and a revamped swing as he looks to carve out playing time in the Giants' outfield....
  • • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
  • • Sandoval eager to do it all for Giants
    Shortly after reporting to Giants camp this week, Pablo Sandoval met with manager Bruce Bochy and reiterated his desire to help the club in whatever way he can....
  • • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
  • • Parra's addition provides veteran OF presence
    The Giants have expressed a desire to add multiple veteran outfielders throughout the offseason, and they made their first notable acquisition earlier this week after signing Gerardo Parra to a Minor League contract....
  • • Cueto nearing milestone in Tommy John rehab
    The road back from Tommy John surgery is often long and tedious, but Giants right-hander Johnny Cueto has a notable milestone approaching....
  • • Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team
    Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today. Of course, rosters are still fluid at this point, but with help from all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a roundup of how they might turn out....

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.