ASTROS LOOK READY TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

Gerrit Cole struck out 11 over seven innings in his Houston debut, and the defending champion Astros finished a solid opening weekend with an 8-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday. By SCHUYLER DIXON (AP Sports Writer) On a chilly afternoon, Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams put the Detroit bats in a deep freeze. Williams was pulled with a no-hitter in … Read moreASTROS LOOK READY TO DEFEND CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

YANKEES-GIANTS-DIAMONDBACKS OF TO GREAT STARTS

 

LATE MLB OPENING DAY GAMES SEE MARINERS-DBACKS WIN

The Seattle Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 2-1 in the Mariner home opener. Felix Hernandez pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning. Hernandez became just the seventh pitcher to start at least 10 straight opening days for the Mariners. Nelson Cruz hit a two-run home run in the first inning for the win on Thursday … Read moreLATE MLB OPENING DAY GAMES SEE MARINERS-DBACKS WIN

OPENING DAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Giancarlo Stanton drove a long home run to right field in his first at-bat of the season Thursday afternoon for the New York Yankees. Stanton’s home run measured at 426 feet by Statcast, and it came on an 0-1 pitch off Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ in the top of the first inning. His shot in the ninth to … Read moreOPENING DAY IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MB SHOW MLB PREDICTIONS

MB SPORTS SHOW MLB 2018 PREDICTIONS AL EAST New York Yankees Baltimore O’s Boston Red Sox Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays AL CENTRAL Cleveland Indians Chicago White Sox Minnesota Twins Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers AL WEST Houston Astros Oakland A’s Seattle Mariners Los Angeles Angels Texas Rangers   NL EAST Washington Nationals New … Read moreMB SHOW MLB PREDICTIONS

THE TOP BASEBALL PROSPECTS FOR 2018

FanGraphs by Eric Longenhagen and Kiley McDaniel 2018 Top Prospects Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects is the natural demarcation between one season to another. The Top 100 is compiled with input from J.J. Cooper, Matt Eddy, Ben Badler, Josh Norris and Kyle Glaser. Baseball America’s Top 100 High School prospects for the 2018 draft was compiled … Read moreTHE TOP BASEBALL PROSPECTS FOR 2018

PGA DRAWS INTEREST WITH TIGER IN THE HUNT

Tiger Woods Sunday Birdies at the Honda New York Yankees have been looking for rotation depth all off season. Aaron Boone was asked about the chances of pitchers like Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn joining the rotation. “At this point I don’t see those guys as realistic options … it’s my understanding that those guys aren’t … Read morePGA DRAWS INTEREST WITH TIGER IN THE HUNT

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 NEWS

2018 Olympics USA Women’s Hockey beat Canada who had 24 straight wins going into the Gold Medal Game. The 3-2 win came in a shoot-out were goalie Maddie Rooney shut down a shot by Meghan Agosta of Canada to win gold for the USA women’s team. As the Americans celebrated on the ice, the PA … Read moreFEBRUARY 22, 2018 NEWS

BONDS & CLEMENS ROADS TO COOPERSTOWN MIGHT NEVER CLEAR

Ken Rosenthal: Bonds and Clemens roads to Cooperstown might never clear.    The New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks answered important lineup questions on Tuesday, completing a three-team, five-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays that will net New York a needed infield option and Arizona a new outfielder writes Mark Townsend of Big League Stew. Stoneman Douglas caps will be … Read moreBONDS & CLEMENS ROADS TO COOPERSTOWN MIGHT NEVER CLEAR

DIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES

The Diamondbacks have acquired outfielder Steven Souza from the Rays as part of the three-way trade that also involves the Yankees. As well, infielder Brandon Drury is headed from Arizona to the Yankees, and the D-Backs send reliever Anthony Banda to Tampa. The Yankees will also be sending prospects Nick Solak and Taylor Widener to the Rays and Diamondbacks, respectively. Here’s how it breaks down: Diamondbacks get: OF Steven Souza, … Read moreDIAMONDBACKS SEND DRURY TO YANKEES