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How A Minor Signing Led To A Cy Young Winner

HOW A MINOR SIGNING LED TO A CY YOUNG WINNER

Former major league outfielder Brad Hawpe was a more-than-respectable offensive player during his peak with the Rockies. While Hawpe...

WHICH 15 PLAYERS SHOULD THE PADRES PROTECT IN AN EXPANSION DRAFT?

In a few weeks, we'll be running a two-team mock expansion draft here at MLBTR - just for the fun of it! Currently, we're creating...

 
 
 
A Standout's Unusual Path To D.C

A STANDOUT'S UNUSUAL PATH TO D.C

Since he made his major league debut in 2015, Trea Turner has established himself as one of the reigning World Series champion Nationals'...

A 4-Year-Old Trade That Could Have Long-Term Effects

A 4-YEAR-OLD TRADE THAT COULD HAVE LONG-TERM EFFECTS

For the most part, if one team trades you to another for cash considerations, odds are you aren't going to amount to much in Major...

 
 
 
Denard Span On His Future

DENARD SPAN ON HIS FUTURE

It's been nearly 20 months since Denard Span suited up in a big league game, and the former Twins, Nationals, Giants, Rays and Mariners...

KBO ISSUES ONE-YEAR SUSPENSION TO JUNG HO KANG FOR PRIOR DUI ARRESTS

The Korea Baseball Organization has reached a ruling regarding infielder Jung Ho Kang , who starred for the KBO's Nexen Heroes and...

 
 
 

JAPAN'S NIPPON PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SETS JUNE 19 OPENING DAY

Baseball is set to return in Japan. As Kaz Nagatsuka of the Japan Times reports , Nippon Professional Baseball commissioner Atsushi...

The Indians Continue To Benefit From The Bartolo Colon Trade

THE INDIANS CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM THE BARTOLO COLON TRADE

Today is Bartolo Colon 's 47th birthday, and I think I join just about every baseball fan in hoping that “Big Sexy” can fulfill his...

 
 
 

LATEST ON NEGOTIATIONS TO BEGIN 2020 SEASON

As talks continue about the possibility of the 2020 season getting underway, “the greatest differences between the players and owners,...

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LET'S NOT FORGET ABOUT FRANCHY CORDERO

With high-profile signings like Eric Hosmer and Manny Machado and a superlative farm system that has produced standout rookies like...

SHUTDOWN NOTES: UNDRAFTED PLAYERS, PITCHER USAGE, BLUE JAYS

As MLB prepares its proposal to the MLBPA on economics issues next Tuesday, let's take a look at some other notes related to the league's...

 
 
 

THE BLOCKBUSTER THAT BROUGHT THE TIGERS THEIR MOST VALUABLE TRADE CHIP

The Blue Jays were the talk of the 2015 trade deadline. A few days after bringing in star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies,...

AL EAST NOTES: PAXTON, RAYS, IGLESIAS, MARTIN

After undergoing back surgery in early February, Yankees southpaw James Paxton was given a timeline of three-to-four months before...

 
 
 

HAVE THE ROYALS FOUND ANOTHER RULE 5 GEM?

After selecting Joakim Soria out of the Padres' farm system in the 2006 Rule 5 Draft, it could be argued that the Royals are still...

THE RANGERS' NEW-LOOK ROTATION HAS BIG-TIME UPSIDE

Historically, pitching has not been a strength of the Texas Rangers. The franchise has consistently found itself sorely lacking true...

 
 
 

A WAIVER CLAIM PRIMED TO BREAK OUT

It's no secret that the Baltimore Orioles need pitching. While GM Mike Elias and company work on building a development pipeline, the...

WILMER FLORES CHANGES REPRESENTATION

Infielder Wilmer Flores has new representation. Flores, 28, will now be repped by Cesar Suarez of the Beverly Hills Sports Council,...

 
 
 

CORONAVIRUS NOTES: UPCOMING NEGOTIATIONS, FURLOUGHS, ANGELS, BREWERS, KBO

It's make-or-break time for MLB and the MLBPA on forging a path to baseball in 2020. With some significant negotiations looming this...

1990 AL ROOKIES OF THE YEAR: HOW MANY HALL OF FAMERS?

After reviewing the careers of 1990s National League Rookies of the Year , let's move over to the AL... 1990 - Sandy Alomar Jr., C,...

 
 
 



How the NHL's Phase 2 return to play plan will work 

How the NHL's Phase 2 return to play plan will work 

The league released a 21 page document that covered everything from COVID-19 testing to travel. Rob Pizzo breaks down what you need to know from the release. Read more ...

NHL eyes transition to Phase 2 in early June, including small group workouts

NHL eyes transition to Phase 2 in early June, including small group workouts

The NHL, which was forced to pause its season March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, released a memo Monday announcing it's targeting early next month as the start date for... Read more ...

American viewers return for German soccer; NASCAR, golf spark sports weekend

American viewers return for German soccer; NASCAR, golf spark sports weekend

Weekend sports were a success in more ways than one, with German soccer, a celebrity golf match and NASCAR's longest race getting high ratings while also raising money for... Read more ...

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

Hamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten drop

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Mike Tyson nears boxing return as another $20 million opportunity emerges

Mike Tyson nears boxing return as another $20 million opportunity emerges

Mike Tyson is getting closer to a return to fighting - and it may not just be boxing. The former heavyweight champion is expected to be offered a contract by Bare Knuckle... Read more ...

Professional athletes across the sports world pay their respects on Memorial Day

Professional athletes across the sports world pay their respects on Memorial Day

Let's take a look at how our favorite professional athletes are celebrating Memorial Day and honoring all those who serve and served our country. Read more ...

National Women's Soccer League moves to allow training in small groups

National Women's Soccer League moves to allow training in small groups

Teams will be able to progress to full team training on May 30 providing they complete five days of small group training. Read more ...

‘The Match' was most-watched golf event in cable history

‘The Match' was most-watched golf event in cable history

Looks like Michael Jordan just gained another rival. While “The Last Dance” averaged 5.6 million viewers and captivated sports-starved fans for five straight Sundays, “The... Read more ...

Der Klassiker: What to watch for as Bayern, Dortmund clash for title

Der Klassiker: What to watch for as Bayern, Dortmund clash for title

The latest edition of Der Klassiker between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund is one of the most crucial meetings in years. With Bayern only four points ahead of Dortmund... Read more ...

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing back home after being treated for COVID-19

Knicks legend Patrick Ewing back home after being treated for COVID-19

Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great Patrick Ewing has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home, his son said Monday. Read more ...