MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

Dave Dombrowski, the general manager of the Boston Red Sox, spoke to reporters on Saturday afternoon and revealed that he had spoken extensively to Brian Cashman, his counterpart with the Yankees, the day before. It was a cordial chat, no doubt, but surely no substantive strategic plans were divulged. For, just as their teams are … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MLB.com’s Jon Morosi reported early Friday morning that the Rangers and Mariners have had dialogue about a trade involving starter Cole Hamels. As Morosi notes, a deal isn’t close yet. Hamels, 34, is earning $22.5 million this season and has a $20 million club option for the 2019 season with a $6 million buyout. The lefty also … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS & NOTES-HAMELS-YANKEES-OHTANI-METS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS – JD MARTINEZ – CUBS -YANKEES

While the Cincinnati Reds have given fans plenty of low moments in recent years, the team has now achieved something immensely positive for the first time in over three decades.  Then their bats woke up with a seven-run seventh inning to take an 8-6 lead. Relievers Amir Garrett and Raisel Iglesias pitched two perfect innings … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS – JD MARTINEZ – CUBS -YANKEES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson took full responsibility Tuesday for the Mets’ two-month slide down the standings, which has seen them fall from the National League’s best record to one of its three worst. Addressing a wide range of topics over 37 minutes, Alderson pinned much of the club’s problems on an offense ranking last … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, DBACKS, YANKEES, NATIONALS-HARPER, TROUT

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

With the game tied at 2, Rizzo launched the first pitch from Matt Albers 410 feet into the right-field bleachers for his 11th home run. He now has driven in a run in each of his last eight games and has 23 RBIs in his last 22 games. This was his fourth career extra-inning home run. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS- RIZZO, CUBS WIN-DBACKS COMEBACK DOWN 5-0 TO BEAT PIRATES

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI

Jacob deGrom has faced 12 batters with the bases loaded this year, and of those, nine have struck out and zero have gotten hits. There have been times when pitching coach Dave Eiland has visited the mound and deGrom has said flatly that he’ll get out of the jam, his words sounding nothing like a boast … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-METS, YANKEES, ASTROS, PUJOILS, OHTONI

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS-DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CASEY MAZE FROM AUBURN

Here are the first round picks in the Major League Baseball 2018 Draft, information from CBS Sports 2018 MLB DRAFT FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS 1 TIGERS RHP Casey Mize, Auburn. Widely considered the favorite for the top overall pick for the last several weeks, Mize pitched to a 3.07 ERA in the regular season, striking out 140 … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL FIRST ROUND ANALYSIS-DETROIT TIGERS TAKE CASEY MAZE FROM AUBURN

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-FREE AGENTS-KERSHAW-ALL STAR BALLOTS

Clayton Kershaw lasted only five innings in his return from the disabled list and will have an MRI on his back Friday. Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo had a controversial slide into Pittsburgh catcher Elias Diaz on Monday that the league said should have been ruled interference on Rizzo. Then on Wednesday the benches cleared after Pirates starter … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL NEWS-FREE AGENTS-KERSHAW-ALL STAR BALLOTS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY 31ST NEWS

A day after Alex Reyes‘ long-awaited season debut was truncated after four innings, the Cardinals placed Reyes on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. The St. Louis Cardinals rotation will look Like this for now. Miles Mikolas, Luke Weaver, Michael Wacha and Jack Flaherty as they await the return of ace Carlos Martinez from a lat strain of his own. Shohei Ohtani throws harder than every … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY 31ST NEWS

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL reportedly admits Anthony Rizzo‘s controversial slide vs. the Pirates should have been called illegal. TIM LINCECUM former National League Cy Young winner became eligible Monday for reinstatement form the 60-day disabled list and join the Texas Rangers‘ roster. RUDY GIULIANI got the Giancarlo Stanton treatment from Yankee fans. The … Read moreMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUND UP