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  • • Astros schedule, roster for MLB restart: Three things to know as Houston prepares for 60-game season
    The Astros once again have designs on the World Series...2020
  • • Dodgers roster, schedule for MLB restart: Three things to know as Los Angeles prepares for 60-game season
    The Dodgers are hoping to take home the World Series for the first time since 1988...2020
  • • Buster Olney's top 10 left fielders: The Juan Soto era has just begun
    The fearless Nats phenom turned 21 during the World Series -- and he's already the best in baseball at his job....2020
  • • MLB 2020 season simulation: Could 60-game schedule lead to a Dodgers-Angels World Series?
    Here's how our simulated season played out over 60 games...2020
  • • Ex-catcher, longtime coach Mike Ryan dies at 78
    Mike Ryan, a backup catcher when the Red Sox went to the World Series in 1967 and the bullpen coach when the Phillies won the 1980 World Series, has died. He was 78. Ryan spent 35 years in professional baseball, and he appeared in 636 games in the majors....2020
  • • The Giants Options For Replacing Buster Posey
    The San Francisco Giants are in true limbo behind the plate. Organizationally, they have one of the better catching situations in all of baseball. On the one hand, they have a tried-and-true franchise legend still under contract in Buster Posey. Not only was he the backbone of three, count ’em, three World Series titles, but…...2020
  • • Pirates' Williams: 'It's more impressive this year to win World Series'
    2020
  • • The 'World Series managers' quiz
    How many of the managers of the World Series teams from the 21st century can you name in six minutes? ...2020
  • • Nationals players receive World Series rings before workout session
    2020
  • • The rivalries across sports that stuck to me growing up
    Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images It’s SB Nation rivalry week and I look back at some of the rivalries across sports that stood out to me. As rivalry week continues on across the SB Nation network, we ponder our favorite personal rivalries. As a Cubs fan, Cubs-Cardinals is obviously on the list. The funny thing is, I remember growing up a big fan of Mark McGwire amidst the 1998 home run cha...2020

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World Series injury and suspension

  • • From the archives: Down to his last strike, David Freese became a World Series hero for St. Louis
    Cardinals third baseman David Freese overcame his own indifference, injuries and several brushes with the law to lift his hometown team to a title....2020
  • • AL Notes: JDM, Red Sox, Astros, Click, Yanks, LeMahieu
    Let’s check in on some of the American League’s highest-profile clubs… Major League Baseball handed down its decision on Boston’s sign-stealing scandal from its World Series-winning season in 2018 a couple weeks ago, stripping the Red Sox of their second-round pick this year and suspending scout/replay coordinator J.T. Watkins for the upcoming campaign. Count designatedR...2020
  • • Red Sox docked draft pick, video replay operator suspended for cheating scandal
    Major League Baseball handed down its punishments for the Boston Red Sox following an investigation of the 2018 World Series-winning team. MLB's report places blame not on the front office or manager Alex Cora, but on the team's video replay system operator, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich....2020
  • • Report: AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow will be reinstated in 2021 even if season is canceled
    Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow are not eligible to work in Major League Baseball this season after they were suspended for their role in the team’s sign-stealing scandal, and some have wondered if their bans could be extended in the event that the 2020 season is shortened or canceled. That is apparently not going to happen. Hinch and Luhnow will have their s...2020
  • • How lost season could impact Trout’s Hall of Fame resume
    Fresh off his third American League MVP Award in nine seasons, Mike Trout had a chance in 2020 to enhance his status as one of the best players of all time. Until Major League Baseball was shut down by the conoravirus pandemic, it seemed like only injuries could stop the future Hall of Famer. In 2019, despite missing the final three weeks of the season with a foot injury, the Los Angeles Angels' c...2020
  • • Transaction retrospection: Eloy Jimenez-Jose Quintana trade
    Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of Eloy Jiménez’s MLB debut. With that in mind, it’s an interesting time to look back at the blockbuster crosstown deal that brought the 23-year-old slugger to the South Side. Jiménez wasn’t the headlining name of that July 2017 swap. That was José Quintana, with good reason. The southpaw had emerged as one of the game’s most consistent, reliable starters. ...2020
  • • Report: Mets’ SP Noah Syndergaard expected to undergo Tommy John surgery
    New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The news is crushing for a team that had World Series aspirations in 2020, even with the MLB season suspended indefinitely. The 27-year-old would have lined up as the New York’s No. 2 starter behind Jacob deGrom, helping...2020
  • • How the delayed MLB season affects the Yankees
    One of today’s innumerable sad realities is that the coronavirus will shorten or, in a worst-case scenario, wipe out the 2020 Major League Baseball season. We’re all hoping the world will get back to normal as soon as possible, though the calendar could turn to June or July before MLB’s Opening Day rolls around. The only bright side for baseball is that will give injured players across the majors ...2020
  • • Nationals release Hunter Strickland, David Hernandez
    The Washington Nationals released Hunter Strickland Saturday amid a bevy of other roster moves, as announced by their PR department via Twitter.  David Hernandez was also granted his unconditional release. Strickland, 31, was acquired by the Nats at last year’s trade deadline. The move was notable for two reasons: in part because he’d made only four appearances for the Mariners at the time of the ...2020
  • • Assessing camp battle for Nationals' No. 5 starter slot
    When it comes to the Nationals’ rotation, this much is a near certainty: If healthy, it should be among the game’s premier starting staffs in 2020. That was the case last year when Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez combined for 123 regular-season starts of high-end production to help the team to a playoff berth.  Those four were also important contributors during t...2020

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World Series trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • The Giants Options For Replacing Buster Posey
    The San Francisco Giants are in true limbo behind the plate. Organizationally, they have one of the better catching situations in all of baseball. On the one hand, they have a tried-and-true franchise legend still under contract in Buster Posey. Not only was he the backbone of three, count ’em, three World Series titles, but…...2020
  • • Max Scherzer says 'there's no further reason to engage with MLB' about salary reductions for 2020 season
    Strong words from the World Series champion pitcher...2020
  • • The year sports broke me
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Sometimes it’s more than a game For most of my life, sports didn’t make me cry. It’s not that I have a heart made of stone; there are so many movies and TV shows that turn on the waterworks. The finale of The Good Place, when (SPOILER) realized that (SPOILER) was going to (SPOILER)? I was a wreck. When I saw Marley & Me in the theater just months after my fi...2020
  • • Votto: Winning 2020 World Series is 'freaking worth more'
    2020
  • • Better for everyone: Bryce Harper wishes Nationals had traded him to Astros
    Washington ended up moving on from Harper in the offseason and won the World Series last year, so all worked out well for them. And, of course, Harper signed a record $330M contract with the Phillies....2020
  • • Ryan Zimmerman On Playing Beyond 2020
    After capturing a World Series title at age 35, in the same season his six-year, $100MM contract came to a close, Ryan Zimmerman could’ve opted to hang up his cleats in storybook fashion had he so wished. But the two-time All-Star clearly felt he had more left to experience in the game and ultimately took…...2020
  • • Astros prevent World Series ring from being auctioned for charity to aid coronavirus relief effort
    The Astros did have a contractual right to stop the hardware from changing hands...2020
  • • MLB roundtable: Picking the best team that didn't win a World Series in the 2010s
    One of those great Dodgers teams? Probably, but there are several other clubs worth considering...2020
  • • Red Sox docked draft pick, video replay operator suspended for cheating scandal
    Major League Baseball handed down its punishments for the Boston Red Sox following an investigation of the 2018 World Series-winning team. MLB's report places blame not on the front office or manager Alex Cora, but on the team's video replay system operator, according to The Athletic's Evan Drellich....2020
  • • Rebound candidate: Brewers' Lorenzo Cain
    Lorenzo Cain has  been one of baseball’s elite center fielders over the past several years.  During his greatest stretch — a five-year run divided between the Royals and Brewers from 2014-18 — Cain racked up four seasons of better than 4.0 fWAR, ranked fifth among all outfielders in that statistic (22.7), fourth in Defensive Runs Saved (67) and fifth in Ultimate Zone Rating (43.7).  He was also an...2020

World Series stats

  • • The year sports broke me
    Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Sometimes it’s more than a game For most of my life, sports didn’t make me cry. It’s not that I have a heart made of stone; there are so many movies and TV shows that turn on the waterworks. The finale of The Good Place, when (SPOILER) realized that (SPOILER) was going to (SPOILER)? I was a wreck. When I saw Marley & Me in the theater just months after my fi...2020

World Series kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Ryan Zimmerman and 2 Others Opt Out of M.L.B. Season
    Zimmerman, a pillar of the Nationals’ World Series-winning team, will skip the season, citing personal and family safety. Joe Ross of the Nationals and Mike Leake of the Diamondbacks also opted out....2020
  • • 'The family reunion has been canceled': Absence of College World Series leaves gaping hole for Omaha and college baseball
    When the NCAA announced the cancellation of spring championships on March 12, it included June's College World Series in Omaha. Which meant that, for the first time since 1950, Omaha wouldn't host the event....2020
  • • The year sports broke me
    2020
  • • Al Kaline Passes Away
    Tigers legend Al Kaline passed away Monday at the age of 85, a family friend confirmed to John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press. An 18-time All-Star, a 10-time Gold Glover in the outfield, the 1955 AL batting champ and a key contributor on Detroit’s 1968 World Series-winning roster, Kaline is among the very best…...2020
  • • Missing baseball: An introspective look on the lack of baseball
    For the longest time, I’ve always had basketball at the top of my list of favorite sports to watch and play. Basketball always had the most allure: it was faster, quicker and you can play by yourself in a park or court. As fun as basketball is, once it’s over, I switched over to baseball in the summer. I loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals continue their pursuit of another World Series title (s...2020
  • • Madison Bumgarner uses a secret alias to participate in rodeo events
    Madison Bumgarner is well-known as a three-time World Series champion and elite postseason pitcher. He’s also known as a regular rodeo participant, albeit under a different name. After a bit of research, Andrew Baggarly and Zach Buchanan of The Athletic deduced that Bumgarner, now with the Arizona Diamondbacks, participates in various rodeo events under the alias Mason Saunders. Bumgarner even won...2020
  • • Josh Reddick says he has had death threats, people wish ill on his children
    Fans are understandably irate over the way the Houston Astros cheated their way to a World Series title in 2017, but that certainly is not an excuse to threaten the lives of players or wish ill upon their families. Unfortunately, Josh Reddick says he and the members of the team have experienced that since MLB’s investigation concluded. Reddick spoke on Friday about the need for MLB to protect Astr...2020
  • • Joey Votto pays tribute to late Tony Fernandez with note on hat
    Joey Votto paid tribute to the late Tony Fernandez with a message written on his hat at spring training Wednesday. Votto, who is from Toronto, was a Blue Jays fan growing up. On his hat, he wrote a message that said: “RIP Tony – My Dad and I loved you.” Fernandez played 12 of his 17 MLB seasons with Toronto, winning the 1993 World Series with them. Votto said, via MLB.com: “My condolences to his f...2020
  • • Blue Jays great Tony Fernandez dead at 57, receives tributes
    Former Blue Jays standout Tony Fernandez died on Saturday at the age of 57 due to complications from kidney disease. Fernandez, who was a five-time All-Star, dealt with complications from polycystic kidney disease earlier this month and was hospitalized in critical condition. Hector Gomez of Z 101 in the Dominican Republic reported that Fernandez suffered a brain hemorrhage and died of complicatio...2020
  • • Former Astros' catcher apologizes for role in sign-stealing methods
    While many of the Houston Astros’ current players continue to stay quiet on the team’s sign-stealing methods, a former teammate has now apologized for his involvement in the methods. Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, who played with the Astros from 2013-’19, publicly apologized for taking part in the methods and not doing anything to stop it. “As a younger guy, I was called up in August 2017 ...2020

Top World Series news

  • • Resolution: Dodgers should be awarded WS titles
    A resolution urging Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox of recent World Series titles and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council....2020
  • • Two California Little Leagues ban use of Astros
    The Long Beach Little League and the East Fullerton Little League have both banned the use of Astros from their teams this year after the major league team was found to have illegally stolen signs en route to winning the 2017 World Series....2020
  • • Little League World Series canceled for first time
    The Little League World Series will not be played this year for the first time since the organization began because of the coronavirus pandemic....2020
  • • Keuchel sorry, says ex-teammates should be, too
    Former Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel apologized on Friday, becoming the first member of the 2017 World Series championship team to apologize for using electronics to steal signs. Keuchel says everyone on the team should apologize....2020
  • • Little League World Series canceled for first time due to COVID-19 pandemic
    All regional tournaments have been canceled as well...2020
  • • Correa: Astros World Series won fair and square
    Though he conceded the Astros sign-stealing was wrong, Carlos Correa says the team's 2017 World Series title was "won fair and square."...2020
  • • A's Fiers acknowledges receiving death threats
    Mike Fiers has acknowledged receiving death threats after he revealed a sign-stealing scheme committed by the 2017 World Series champion Astros, for whom he pitched....2020
  • • Blue Jays' Ken Giles says he's willing to give back 2017 Astros World Series ring
    Giles saved 46 games for the Astros from 2017-18...2020
  • • Yanks-Nats, Giants-Dodgers set for opening night
    The defending World Series champion Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the first game of the 2020 MLB season on July 23, followed by the San Francisco Giants traveling to play the rival Los Angeles Dodgers....2020
  • • Ex-Astro Gattis: Obviously cheated baseball, fans
    Evan Gattis, who was a catcher and DH as the Astros won the World Series in 2017 amid a sign-stealing scandal, said he understands why it's "not ... good enough to say sorry."...2020

World Series schedule, game

  • • Astros schedule, roster for MLB restart: Three things to know as Houston prepares for 60-game season
    2020
  • • Dodgers roster, schedule for MLB restart: Three things to know as Los Angeles prepares for 60-game season
    2020
  • • MLB 2020 season simulation: Could 60-game schedule lead to a Dodgers-Angels World Series?
    2020
  • • The rivalries across sports that stuck to me growing up
    2020
  • • MLB schedules doubleheader for July 23 Opening Day
    MLB announced that the Washington Nationals will begin their defense of their World Series title versus the New York Yankees on July 23....2020
  • • These World Series champs would have missed the playoffs in a 60-game season
    Last year's Nationals would have missed out on a title under the format MLB will use this season....2020
  • • The Yankees’ 2 Goals: Avoid the Coronavirus, and Win the World Series
    Winning a title has been their focus since February, of course. As they return to training, they acknowledged it’s gotten a little more complicated....2020
  • • Report: MLB plans to open season with Nationals-Yankees on July 23
    Major League Baseball is planning an exciting primetime matchup to open its abbreviated 2020 season between the New York Yankees and reigning World Series champion Washington Nationals to open its season on July 23....2020
  • • College World Series: Vote to determine ESPN's greatest all-time college baseball team
    To celebrate the NCAA baseball postseason that would have been, ESPN is launching a fan-voted greatest college lineup position by position....2020
  • • Report: MLB, MLBPA will figure out a deal for 2020 season
    In March, owners and players agreed to pro-rated salaries for a shortened campaign, but the league retained the authority to determine the number of games played through the playoffs and World Series....2020

World Series rumors, scandals

  • • Alex Cora On Suspension, Future
    Former Astros bench coach and Red Sox manager Alex Cora was among those who bore the brunt of the punishment Major League Baseball handed down over Houston’s sign-stealing scandal from its 2017 World Series-winning campaign. Although they were just over a year removed from winning their own title under Cora in 2018, his first season…...2020
  • • AL Notes: JDM, Red Sox, Astros, Click, Yanks, LeMahieu
    2020
  • • Red Sox docked draft pick, video replay operator suspended for cheating scandal
    2020
  • • Nationals watch Game 7 of World Series, roast Astros on Zoom call
    The Houston Astros will probably never be seen as a respectable organization again after their cheating scandal was unfolded....2020
  • • Ex-Astro Gattis: Obviously cheated baseball, fans
    2020
  • • Report: AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow will be reinstated in 2021 even if season is canceled
    2020
  • • Manfred indicates that MLB has completed Boston Red Sox investigation
    Major League Baseball has completed its investigation into the Boston Red Sox’s alleged cheating. Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt for an interview on Wednesday night. Manfred shared that the investigation has been completed. He said no written report has been produced yet because they have been focused on other more pressing matters. “We are done with the investigation,” ...2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick fires back at Twitter troll with World Series ring pic
    Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick attempted to zing a Twitter troll by sharing a photo of his World Series ring from 2017, but the case can be made that his retort only reinforced how the team’s sign-stealing scandal egregiously contributed to the ill-gotten championship. The social media shade at Reddick’s expense was spawned by his tweets Monday bemoaning his experience at Walmart amid the ...2020
  • • Astros continue to take the heat from fans during spring training
    The only thing that’s going to stop the Houston Astros from being trolled at a record level this season is the possibility that teams will have to play in empty stadiums. We continue to see the defending AL champs receive flack during spring training in Florida after the sign-stealing scandal. This did not stop during Tuesday’s Grapefruit League action against another World Series contender, the A...2020
  • • Yankees P Aroldis Chapman autographed an Astros' trash-can sign
    The Houston Astros have already experienced plenty of trolling from players and fans during spring training. As the fallout continues from their cheating scandal, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had a little fun at their expense by signing a trash-can sign. Chapman, who hasn’t been afraid of trolling the Astros, seemed to enjoy the “Houston Trashtros” sign and was more than happy to autogr...2020

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