Sammy Sosa is unlikely to be spotting at Wrigley Field any time soon. Don’t expect to see Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa at Wrigley Field any time soon. While the outfielder has expressed a desire to return to the franchise after a nasty divorce following the 2004 season, the team has no interest
From now until the World Baseball Classic begins on March 6, we’ll be helping you get to know each team involved in baseball’s global tournament. As the 2017 World Baseball Classic is set to begin, Team China is keeping expectations low. Former Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen is the only player
Leonys Martin feared for his life while trying to enter the United States. Seattle Mariners outfielder Leonys Martin feared for his life after he was threatened by smugglers while trying to enter the United States. Martin told a Miami grand jury that he entered the U.S. without valid papers because
Ryan O’Rourke is used to pitching on an empty stomach. For Minnesota Twins reliever Ryan O’Rourke, pitching in front of a huge crowd can be unsettling. Before nearly every one of his 54 appearances in the majors, O’Rourke … um … expels the contents of his stomach, according to the Pioneer Press.
The Nationals may have to make other moves after signing Matt Wieters. BIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY: The Washington Nationals have agreed to sign free-agent catcher Matt Wieters to a two-year, $21 million deal. The 30-year-old Wieters hit .243/.302/.409, with 17 home runs, over 464 plate appearances with
Sammy Sosa is open to a return to the Cubs, but the organization isn’t feeling it. The Chicago Cubs’ World Series run saw a number of franchise icons return to the limelight. Slugging outfielder Sammy Sosa has not returned to Wrigley Field after the two sides experienced a nasty divorce following the
Rob Manfred was not happy with the MLBPA on Tuesday. Rejoice, baseball purists, because the game isn’t going to change in 2017. Commissioner Rob Manfred has suggested a number of possible rule changes in recent weeks, but all of them were shot down by the MLB Players Association. Most of the rule changes
Matt Wieters won’t have to travel far to be with his new team. The Washington Nationals are pushing all their chips to the center of the table. The team went all-in Tuesday, agreeing to a two-year, $21 million deal with free-agent catcher Matt Wieters, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The
Yoenis Cespedes and his awesome cars are back. Blurry photos of players throwing, stories about men being in the best shape of their life and New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes pulling into a parking lot with the coolest car we’ve ever seen. It’s glorious. Now spring training can officially begin
Eric Gagne hasn’t pitched in the majors the past eight seasons. New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra once summed up baseball by saying, “it ain’t over, ’til it’s over,” but we’re not sure this is what he meant. Despite not pitching in the majors since 2008, 41-year-old, former Cy Young winner Eric Gagne
Goose Gossage took aim at a Yankees legend. In what has now become a spring tradition, former New York Yankees reliever Goose Gossage sat down and gave his annual profane rant about the state of today’s game. Last year, Gossage took on Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista and nerds in baseball
Yoan Moncada’s son Robinson already has All-Star bat-flip skills. Chicago White Sox top prospect Yoan Moncada has yet to really make his mark at the big league level. Yoan’s son, Robinson, showed off some of the skills he learned from his dad at a Play Ball event.
Toxicology reports on Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura will only be released to his family and attorneys, according to the Kansas City Star. Ventura, 25, died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic in late January. On Thursday, Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Dominican attorney
Chris Christie might be the next, great hot take artist. Watch out, Skip Bayless, because America just discovered its next great, hot take artist. To everyone’s surprise, that person is New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant proved he is no stranger to pranks last March when he went undercover as a transfer student at a community college. Bryant took some hacks, impressed his would-be teammates and then shocked everyone by revealing his true identity. This time around, Bryant found
Jeffrey Loria could be the next ambassador to France. President Donald Trump is considering Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria to serve as ambassador to France. Trump’s chief of staff Reince Priebus has reportedly pushed Loria for the position.
Carter Capps and his unique delivery have returned. Games aren’t officially being played on the field just yet, so we’ll have to enjoy bad spring training photos and grainy videos of players taking batting practice or tossing the ball around. In response, we would ask if you’ve ever seen San Diego
Nick Franklin seems to enjoy his second job. Back then, before salaries exploded, baseball players couldn’t make a living solely playing the game. Times have changed. Player salaries have grown exponentially, and there’s no need for players to take on a second job in order to make ends meet.
Alex Reyes needed an MRI on the first day of camp. St. Louis Cardinals top pitching prospect Alex Reyes underwent an MRI on Tuesday after experiencing right elbow discomfort. While the MRI results are not expected until Wednesday, the news surrounding Reyes has slowly escalated throughout the day.
BRING HIM IN: The Kansas City Royals have signed pitcher Travis Wood to a two-year deal. By most rankings, Wood was the best pitcher left on the market. After posting a 2.95 ERA over 61 innings with the Chicago Cubs, Wood ranked as the 38th best player on the market this winter according to our own
The first repeat championship in Chicago since the late ’90s Chicago Bulls dynasty has been put on hold. After being favored to win the 2017 World Series all offseason, the Chicago Cubs now have some competition to bring home baseball’s ultimate prize. The company released its latest World Series odds
Pablo Sandoval is, once again, in the best shape of his life. Major League Baseball camps officially open Tuesday. The opening of camps is a time of great optimism in the game. It’s no surprise that we see plenty of puff pieces propping up even the most questionable of players around this time.
Detroit Tigers and Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch died Friday at the age of 87, according to multiple reports. Ilitch, who made his money as the founder and owner of Little Ceasars Pizza, purchased the Red Wings in 1982 and Tigers in 1992 and had a burning desire to turn both of them into champions. As
The Miami Marlins will honor the legacy of Jose Fernandez every time they take the field in 2017. As a tribute to Fernandez, the team will wear a No. 16 patch on their jerseys throughout the season. Fernandez and two other men died after his boat crashed into some rocks during a late-night outing.
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer is determined. That much was clear when Bauer attempted to pitch through a painful cut on his pinky finger against the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoffs. Bauer even considered cauterizing the wound with a soldering iron just so he could take the mound. It shouldn