The Cubs are 39-38 and sporting a new backup catcher after they designated Montero for assignment on Wednesday, about 12 hours after he committed the cardinal sin of treating a random June night like it was Festivus.
Multiple front-office sources told Yahoo Sports they expect Verlander to hit the trade market sometime in the next two weeks.
These are the new Dodgers, the lean player-development machine that churns out big leaguer after big leaguer, impact player after impact player, win after win.
In response to questions about MLBl’s record-setting home run pace, commissioner Rob Manfred on Wednesday said surveys by the league show that fans have enjoyed the uptick – and that a 10th consecutive year of record strikeout totals pleases them likewise.
Darvish is a damn fascinating case as teams look at the 2017-18 free agent class almost as an appetizer for the pig-on-a-spit feast of 2018-19.
Bob Motley, the last surviving umpire from the Negro Leagues, is starting to show signs of dementia. And before he goes, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City wants to add a 13th life-size bronze statue to its Field of Legends.
I’d like to believe I was reserving the letters J-E-F-F P-A-S-S-A-N for someone more worthy of praise and distinction. Someone like Jeff Passantino, the 1,215th and last choice in the MLB draft.
The event is planned for Aug. 25-27 and was negotiated between the league and MLB Players Association.
MLB takes seriously its designation as the national pastime. A certain responsibility comes with that.