The Yankees need to be better than the Astros, fast

Toronto – They deserved the champagne and beer baths on Tuesday night, no doubt about it. The Yankees didn’t build the magical season they threatened to build when they held a lead on 15-game teams, or when they called for early comparisons to that strength planned since 1998. But they definitely won the Rogers Center … Read more

Houston Astros’ Tre Mancini was warmly welcomed back to Baltimore

Baltimore – Even before he arrived at Camden Yards as a member of the road team, this visit was already different for the Tree Mancini. “I got on the bus here for the first time ever,” he said. “I got off here, instead of standing in the parking lot.” Mancini played in Baltimore Thursday night … Read more

In the background of history: what it looks like for MLB bowlers to give up a 3000 hit

Dennis Eckersley didn’t see him coming. It’s not as if the future Hall of Fame pitcher wasn’t aware of it Minnesota Twins slugger Dave Winfield was focusing on 3,000 hits. In his storied career, Eckersley felt lucky to be in Fenway Park on September 12, 1979, when red socks His teammate Karl Jastrzemsky became the … Read more

Is it time to move on from the 2017 Houston Astros cheating scandal?

Some have called it “the biggest cheating scandal in North American sports history” in reference to the Houston Astros’ saga of signal-stealing that marred the 2017 Major League Baseball season and the World Championships. Now, nearly five years after the scandal and all but a handful of perpetrators still beg the question: Is it time … Read more

Jordan Alvarez scores 3, and Justin Verlander hits 9 in return, as the Houston Astros snatch the playoff spot with a win over Oakland Athletic.

Houston – Ice Justin Verlander He just finished another strong start and was in the dugout in the fifth when Jordan Alvarez He launched his third brilliant home run for the Houston Astros. Cameras turned to Verlander, eyes wide as he admired his teammate’s work. “It’s great that a top league player can make other … Read more

Manfred: MLB is ready to voluntarily recognize the Minor League Players Association

New York – Major League Baseball It intends to recognize the Junior League Players Association without forcing players to go through the National Labor Relations Board election process, an important decision likely to speed up the creation of the new union and reduce tension. “I believe we have informed the MLBPA today that we are … Read more

Sarris: Across MLB, turnover rates are back again near their peak. Are sticky things here to stay?

Is the fight against spinning hopeless? Turnover rates around baseball are escalating again — almost back to where they were before baseball started enforcing foreign substance rules more actively in the middle of last season — perhaps due to the kind of evolution in sticky solutions that bowlers use to augment their stuff. Indeed, this … Read more

Report: General Manager James Click could be replaced at the Houston Astros this Offseason

Following the sign-stealing scandal, Houston Astros owner Jim Crane parted ways with general manager Jeff Luno and manager AJ Hinch. Adding Dusty Baker was a safe choice given his experience and success in the position, but for front office management, James Click was captured from Tampa Bay. Click was not well known by baseball fans, … Read more

Why getting enough left-handed batting is so important in October

Brian Cashman must be damned. For years, it was New York Yankees The General Manager was on a mission to find balance in his squad, and just when he thought he had finally captured it, he disappeared. The Yankees have been through rough times, in part due to injuries and inconsistent production by left-handed hitters. … Read more

Deciding scenarios, arc and timeline

There are still weeks left to go in the MLB 2022 regular season, but some teams – mainly the Los Angeles Dodgers – are already looking towards October. The Dodgers snatched their first season-breaking berth on Sunday night. Now the Houston Astros, the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves, to name a few, are … Read more