1. Don Mattingly Says Changing Strikeout Mentality Would Speed Up MLB Play

    Major League Baseball is focused on implementing wholesale changes to speed up the pace of play starting in 2018, and Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters on ...

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  2. Russell Martin Rips MLB's Intentional Walk Rule Change

    Major League Baseball and the Players' Association found a common ground on changing the rules for an intentional walk in 2017, with ESPN's Howard Bryant reporting on Tuesday the free pass will be issued with the use of a signal from the dugout...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 8 hours ago 8,218 reads 0 comments

  3. Minnesota Twins Pitcher Ryan O'Rourke Vomits Before Taking the Mound

    As far as pregame rituals go, Minnesota Twins reliever Ryan O'Rourke's takes the cake...and then throws it up. Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel recently admitted that he used to drink vodka before starts to help with his anxiety...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 11 hours ago 6,542 reads 0 comments

  4. 2017 MLB Playoff Chances for Every Team at the Start of Spring Training

    Not all MLB divisions are created equal. Consider the National League Central during the 2015 season. The St...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 15 hours ago 63,071 reads 0 comments

  5. Top Prospect Gleyber Torres' Meteoric Rise Could Earn Him 2017 Yankees Debut

    The people who rate prospects for MLB.com jumped Gleyber Torres from 28th to third on their Top 100 list this year, but they left his ETA to the major leagues at 2018. They may be right...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 17 hours ago 12,979 reads 0 comments

  6. Ranking the Top 100 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games

    With spring training in full swing, there's no time like the present to get caught up with the best players Major League Baseball has to offer for 2017. Or the best of the best, for that matter...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 17 hours ago 62,394 reads 0 comments

  7. New York Yankees: MLB Player Comps for Each Top Spring Training Prospect

    Spring training 2017 is an especially exciting time for New York Yankees fans. Several of the team's top prospects —the building blocks of the franchise's burgeoning youth movement —are in camp...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 19 hours ago 10,218 reads 0 comments

  8. Boston Red Sox: MLB Player Comparisons for Each Top Spring Training Prospect

    Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has raided the organization's farm system in the interest of winning now, including shipping away a bundle of top prospects to acquire ace Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox this winter...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 21 hours ago 6,952 reads 0 comments

  9. MLB Reportedly Approves Change to Intentional Walk Rule

    The days of throwing four pitches for an intentional walk are reportedly over in Major League Baseball. On Tuesday, Howard Bryant of ESPN The Magazine reported MLB approved ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 day ago 43,662 reads 0 comments

  10. Alex Rodriguez Comments on Retirement, Says There's 'Zero' Chance of MLB Return

    Despite making an appearance at spring training as a special adviser, former New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez said there is "zero" chance he will return to the field as a player...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 day ago 4,225 reads 0 comments

  11. Rob Manfred Says There Won't Be Major MLB Rule Changes in 2017, Rips MLBPA

    Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has had a hard time making changes he wants to the league...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 day ago 6,677 reads 0 comments

  12. Sammy Sosa Compares Himself to Jesus Christ in Response to PED Speculation

    Seven-time All-Star Sammy Sosa remains steadfast in his assertion he never used performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 1 day ago 18,982 reads 0 comments

  13. Matt Wieters to Sign with Nationals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    After eight years with the Baltimore Orioles , catcher Matt Wieters will don a new uniform after reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 day ago 10,043 reads 0 comments

  14. Biggest Decisions That Must Be Made by Opening Day

    On the surface, spring training is a leisurely affair. Scores and stats don't matter much. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. Ahhh. There's a serious subtext bubbling under the chalk and fresh-cut grass, however...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 day ago 41,533 reads 0 comments

  15. The Top 3 MLB Breakout Candidates at Every Position Entering 2017

    In the vernacular of sports, "breakout" is a nebulous term. It means different things to different people. Here's what it means to me: a not-yet-star player who elevates his game and statistics significantly...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 days ago 44,817 reads 0 comments

  16. Scott Miller's Starting 9: Road to World Series Runs Through AL Central

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Central Park, Central Office, Central Champions…. 1. Of Beer, Changing Stripes, Mr...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 2 days ago 33,122 reads 0 comments

  17. Michael Bourn Re-Signs with Orioles: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    After playing well following an August trade to the Baltimore Orioles , Michael Bourn will return to the team in 2017 after agreeing to a new deal, MASNsports .com's Roch Kubatko reported Monday...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 2 days ago 1,884 reads 0 comments

  18. Dodgers' Kenta Maeda Mercilessly Pranks His Translator During Spring Training

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda is seemingly hell-bent on giving his translator, Will Ireton , heart palpitations...

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  19. Dexter Fowler Responds to Backlash from Comments on Donald Trump's Travel Ban

    On Monday, Mark Saxon of ESPN.com reported St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler did not regret comments he previously made criticizing President Donald Trump's executive ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 2 days ago 9,309 reads 0 comments

  20. Rick Ankiel Says He Drank Before Games, Talks Anxiety of Pitching

    Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Rick Ankiel said he needed alcohol to calm his nerves at the start of the 2001 season...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 2 days ago 358,069 reads 0 comments

  21. Predicting the Biggest Winners and Losers of 2017 MLB Spring Training

    Spring training is underway, and the first games of the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues schedule are set to begin on Friday, Feb. 24...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 3 days ago 42,847 reads 0 comments

  22. Cubs' Javier Baez-Addison Russell Poised to Join MLB's Defensive Infield Elite

    Day after day through an October (and early November) he and millions of Chicago Cubs fans will never forget, Joe Maddon wrote out lineups with Javier Baez at second base and Addison Russell at shortstop...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 3 days ago 14,255 reads 0 comments

  23. Bleacher Report's 2017 MLB Award Predictions at Start of Spring Training

    Major League Baseball just started spring training. So, it's just a little bit early to start talking about who's going to win awards for this season. But just try to stop us...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 days ago 87,169 reads 0 comments

  24. Dallas Keuchel Says He 'Sucked' Last Season, Feels Good for 2017

    After taking a big step backward in 2016, Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel is confident he can turn things around in 2017...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 3 days ago 1,931 reads 0 comments

  25. Neil Walker, Mets Engaged in Contract Extension Talks

    Even after accepting a one-year qualifying offer to stay with the New York Mets , Neil Walker is still in discussion about a long-term deal...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 days ago 7,837 reads 0 comments