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How Modern Technology Changed the Baseball Bat

How Modern Technology Changed the Baseball Bat

It is well-known the fact that baseball bat is one of the most important pieces in this sport’s equipment, whether it’s aluminium baseball bat, foam baseball bat or wooden baseball bat. In order to see its evolution in time, make... 
3 Reasons to Reward Your Employees with Baseball Tickets

3 Reasons to Reward Your Employees with Baseball Tickets

Looking for some new employee recognition award ideas? Consider unique, personalized experiences that will motivate your employees. Traditional incentive, reward & recognition program design relied on traditional economics: the... 
Do the Red Sox May Have Too Many Flaws to Challenge?

Do the Red Sox May Have Too Many Flaws to Challenge?

With the exception of a few days in early June, the Boston Red Sox have held a commanding lead atop the AL East all through the regular season. Normally, with the strength and depth in the AL division, this indicates a side ready to... 
What you must Know About MLB Players Weekend

What you must Know About MLB Players Weekend

In the event you’re a football lover, you might as of this moment feel the hype. This approaching end of the week, August 25th-27th, MLB and the Major Little league Baseball Players’ Relationship are retaining the inaugural... 
Blues Jays Ready to Take Flight

Blues Jays Ready to Take Flight

Considering the success the Toronto Blue Jays have enjoyed over the past two years, this season has been something of a disappointment. The franchise have always being playing catch-up in the American League East ever since a dismal... 
Despite Changes to Reduce The Length of Games, MLB Games are Actually Getting Longer

Despite Changes to Reduce The Length of Games, MLB Games are Actually Getting Longer

When Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred took over in 2015, one of his first promises was finding a way to speed up the game. More than two years later, the games are actually slowing down instead of moving faster. Continue... 
Mariners Making Moves as Playoffs Approach

Mariners Making Moves as Playoffs Approach

The Seattle Mariners know they still have a legitimate shot of making the playoffs despite being 15 games out of first place in the AL West, which is why it isn’t surprising that the team was busy at the trade deadline, trying to... 
MLB Trade Deadline Creates Uncertainty for Athletes

MLB Trade Deadline Creates Uncertainty for Athletes

The MLB trade deadline is still all that anybody can talk about, and that isn’t a bad thing. After all, the futures of a lot of athletes are being decided. And it is difficult to deny the fact that the MLB Trade Deadline affects... 
MLB Execs Preparing for Deadline Scramble

MLB Execs Preparing for Deadline Scramble

Things on the trading side of things in baseball are a little slow, almost as if everyone is preparing to make a massive dash as the deadline looms. The sports betting lines offered by major sportsbooks don’t reveal much. There has... 
Baseball Players Down Time and Gambling

Baseball Players Down Time and Gambling

When they aren’t on the field, many baseball players have been caught (apologies for the pun) at the table enjoying a game of poker. And who can blame them? The fast-paced game is the ideal mental workout for professional athletes,... 
Tanaka Ends Slump and Leads Yankees to Victory

Tanaka Ends Slump and Leads Yankees to Victory

Before Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka had been struggling, leading many to believe he would eventually get sent to the bullpen if he snap out of his funk soon. After giving... 
Can the Chicago Cubs Overcome Themselves to Repeat as Champions

Can the Chicago Cubs Overcome Themselves to Repeat as Champions

The Chicago Cubs had one of the best seasons in recent memory last year with an astounding 103 wins and the team’s first World Series title in 111 years. With much of the same lineup returning for the 2017 season, many had the... 
Bryce Harper Inks 10 Year Extension With Under Armour

Bryce Harper Inks 10 Year Extension With Under Armour

Bryce Harper will likely sign a new deal worth about $400 million one day. Until then, a new deal with Under Armour will make him plenty wealthy. Harper just signed an extension to his endoresement deal with the athletic apparel maker believed... 
Braves Finalize Roster, Michael Bourn DFA’d

Braves Finalize Roster, Michael Bourn DFA’d

The Atlanta Braves finalized their 25 man roster and the moves left two-time all-star and Gold Glove winner Michael Bourn looking for work. The Braves now have 10 days to either release or trade Bourne.  Emilio Bonifacio was also designated... 
Rays Lose Closer Brad Boxberger for 8 Weeks

Rays Lose Closer Brad Boxberger for 8 Weeks

Tampa Bay Rays closer Brad Boxberger will miss at least the next eight weeks after having surgery to repair a core muscle, manager Kevin Cash told reporters Friday. The Rays will implement a closer by committee approach until he... 
Rays Swap Jake McGee for Rockies Corey Dickerson, Prospects  Involved

Rays Swap Jake McGee for Rockies Corey Dickerson, Prospects Involved

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson and a prospect from the Colorado Rockies, for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a Rays prospect. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports initially reported the deal,... 
Rays Reach agreement with Steve Pearce on one-year deal

Rays Reach agreement with Steve Pearce on one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an free agent Steve Pearce on a one-year deal. The deal is pending a physical. Pearce spent the past two season with the Baltimore Orioles and has hit 36 homers in 632 at-bats in that time. In... 
San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto

The San Francisco Giants have reached a six-year, $130 million contract agreement with free-agent right-hander Johnny Cueto. The deal includes an opt-out after two years. The 29-year-old had a 3.44 ERA (117 ERA+) in 212 innings... 
Chicago Cubs Continue Busy Off-season, Add Jason Heyward and May Not Be Done

Chicago Cubs Continue Busy Off-season, Add Jason Heyward and May Not Be Done

Jason Heyward chose the Chicago Cubs over returning to the St. Louis Cardinals and has agreed to terms on an 8-year, $184 million deal. The deal includes two opt-outs — after the third year and the fourth, if he exceeds a plate-appearance... 
Chicago Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist

Chicago Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist

Free agent Ben Zobrist has agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs on a four-year deal worth $56 million. Zobrist, 34, is coming off a 2015 season for the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals in which he batted .276/.359/.450... 
Dogders Deal Prospects for Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman

Dogders Deal Prospects for Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman

The Los Angeles Dodgers started off the 2015 Winter Meetings with a splash, acquiring left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for two prospects. FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal on Sunday reported the Dodgers... 
Chicago Cubs, John Lackey Agree on Two- Year Deal $32 Million

Chicago Cubs, John Lackey Agree on Two- Year Deal $32 Million

The Chicago Cubs and free-agent right-hander John Lackey reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $32 million. Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports first reported the news, although the team has not yet confirmed the signing. Lackey made... 
Diamondbacks Reach Agreement With Zack Greinke

Diamondbacks Reach Agreement With Zack Greinke

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with Zack Greinke, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets. The deal is pending a physical. Greinke was reportedly down to the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, but this would hardly be... 
Red Sox Reach Agreement With David Price, 7 Years $217 Million

Red Sox Reach Agreement With David Price, 7 Years $217 Million

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent left-hander David Price on a seven-year deal worth $217 million. Price is coming off a 2015 season where he pitched to a 2.45 ERA over 220 1/3 innings of work... 
Cubs Jake Arieta Wins National League Cy Young

Cubs Jake Arieta Wins National League Cy Young

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award while Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel won the AL honor Wednesday. In what was expected to be a tighter three-person race,... 
Astros Dallas Keuchel Wins American League Cy Young

Astros Dallas Keuchel Wins American League Cy Young

Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young Award announced on Wednesday.  Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points. David Price drew eight first-place votes and 143 points for his split season with Detroit... 
Rangers Jeff Banister American League Manager of the Year

Rangers Jeff Banister American League Manager of the Year

Jeff Banister garnered 17 first-place votes and 112 points, easily topping Houston’s A.J. Hinch and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor from the Minnesota Twins, another rookie skipper to win American League Manager of the Year Banister... 
Cubs Joe Maddon National League Manager of the Year

Cubs Joe Maddon National League Manager of the Year

Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. In his first season with the Chicago Cubs, Maddon took the National League prize following the club’s first postseason appearance since... 
Rookie of the Year Awards: Cubs Kris Bryant, Astros Carlos Correa

Rookie of the Year Awards: Cubs Kris Bryant, Astros Carlos Correa

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year, and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was voted the AL honor. Bryant made his debut on April 17 and became an NL All-Star. The 23-year-old... 
Diamondbacks Deal Jeremy Hellickson to Phillies For Prospect

Diamondbacks Deal Jeremy Hellickson to Phillies For Prospect

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams. The 28-year-old Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts... 
Johnny Cueto Dominates Mets – Royals up 2-0 in World Series

Johnny Cueto Dominates Mets – Royals up 2-0 in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals. The next time they see Eric Hosmer... 
Royals Win Game One of World Series in 14 Innings

Royals Win Game One of World Series in 14 Innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night in the... 
Cespedes, Conforto Stake Mets to Early Lead

Cespedes, Conforto Stake Mets to Early Lead

Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto staked the New York Mets to an early 2-0 lead with the second inning solo homers hit off Dodgers starter Zack Greinke in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday night at... 
Cubs, Maddon Make all the Right Moves In Win

Cubs, Maddon Make all the Right Moves In Win

(AP) ST. LOUIS — For one inning, Jorge Soler and all those Chicago Cubs rookies looked like playoff-tested veterans, and the St. Louis Cardinals appeared shaken. That’s all it took. Behind Jorge Soler’s two-run... 
Rangers Adrian Beltre Ruled Out for Game 2 of ALDS

Rangers Adrian Beltre Ruled Out for Game 2 of ALDS

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been ruled out for Friday’s Game 2 of the AL Division Series after suffering a back strain during the series opener. Beltre was hurt in the first inning of Thursdays 5-3 win over... 
Cubs Roll Past Pirates Behind Jake Arrieta, Kyle Schwarber

Cubs Roll Past Pirates Behind Jake Arrieta, Kyle Schwarber

Chicago Cubs 22 game winner Jake Arrieta handcuffed the Pittsburgh Pirates in complete game shutout, Kyle Schwarber drove in three runs, and Dexter Fowler slugged a solo homer to back up the effort, as the Cubs rolled past the Pittsburgh Pirates... 
Kansas City Royals Up Next For Houston Astros

Kansas City Royals Up Next For Houston Astros

It was not too long ago, when the media poked fun the Houston Astros rebuilding plan and a payroll that was under $25 million. It was 2013 to be exact. Amazing things happen when you have a plan and work the plan. Using a combination... 
Cubs Joe Maddon Delivers the Goods As Only He Can

Cubs Joe Maddon Delivers the Goods As Only He Can

In his tenure as Manager for the Tampa Bay Rays I watched Joe Maddon in 100’s of post game pressers. In fact it is safe to assume I’ve watched Maddon deliver more post game analysis than any other manager in baseball. The... 
Mets Matt Harvey Says He Will Pitch in the Playoffs

Mets Matt Harvey Says He Will Pitch in the Playoffs

Apparently New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has his own plans with how many innings he will pitch in 2015 and it includes pitching in the Playoffs. Harvey penned his response to the innings-limit debate via The Players Tribune with a... 
Tigers Trade David Price to Blue Jays

Tigers Trade David Price to Blue Jays

Just a couple days after landing star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Toronto Blue Jays have come away with the top pitcher on the market, David Price. The Dodgers, Giants and Yankees also showed strong interest in Price.  Blue... 
Phillies Find Home for Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels Next

Phillies Find Home for Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels Next

The Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a trade that will send closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington in exchange for RHP Nick Pivetta while also sending cash considerations to the Nationals,... 
A’s Trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City Royals

A’s Trade Ben Zobrist to Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to acquire Oakland Athletics utilityman Ben Zobrist, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. This makes the second big deal the Royals have accomplished this summer having  picked up Johnny... 
Rockies Deal Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, Prospects

Rockies Deal Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays for Jose Reyes, Prospects

The Colorado Rockies stunned their fans and most of major league baseball dealing All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays for José Reyes and a package of prospects. The Blue Jays also will receive reliever LaTroy... 
Oakland Deals Scott Kazmir to Astros, Ben Zobrist Next

Oakland Deals Scott Kazmir to Astros, Ben Zobrist Next

 The Oakland Athletics and the Houston Astros are two teams headed in different directions.  The Astros are competing for a playoff spot and the A’s, well it looks like they might be in rebuild mode all of a sudden,  And may... 
Tigers Miguel Cabrera to the DL for the First Time in Career

Tigers Miguel Cabrera to the DL for the First Time in Career

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus saw slugger Miguel Cabrera leave last night’s game with a left calf strain suffered while running the bases and knew it was not going to be good news after the game. He was right. The Tigers... 
Rays Sign Grady Sizemore to Minor League Deal

Rays Sign Grady Sizemore to Minor League Deal

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The Tampa Bay Rays search for offense apparently will include signing Grady Sizemore to a minor league. The Rays announced today that they have signed veteran the outfielder to a minor league contract.... 
James Shields, San Diego Padres Reach Agreement on Four-Year Deal

James Shields, San Diego Padres Reach Agreement on Four-Year Deal

The San Diego Padres and James Shields have reached an agreement on a four-year deal reportedly worth between $72 million and $78 million.  the deal includes an option for its fifth season and is contingent on Shields passing a physical.... 
Rays Ink Ronald Belisario to Minor League Deal

Rays Ink Ronald Belisario to Minor League Deal

The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent right-hander Ronald Belisario to a minor league deal according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Belisario was thought to on the verge of a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week... 
Ryan Lavarnway Designated for Assignment by Baltimore Orioles

Ryan Lavarnway Designated for Assignment by Baltimore Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles have designated catcher and former Boston Red Sox prospect Ryan Lavarnway for assignment,  a move necessitated to make space on the 40 man roster after the team signed  Delmon Young to a new one-year deal.... 
HOF 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio

HOF 2015: Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Craig Biggio

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were voted into the baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America and will be officially inducted July 26 in Cooperstown, New York. Smoltz, Johnson...