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Montreal Mayor set to meet Rob Manfred in hopes of getting a franchise back

When the Montreal Expos were sold and moved to Washington, it left a city wanting more. While Montreal is traditionally a hockey town, the love for baseball was obvious, there was never an issue with fandom, which made the move even more devastating. When baseball returned to city, in the form of two exhibition games featuring […]

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 18: Josh Donaldson #20 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single in the first inning during MLB game action against the Atlanta Braves on April 18, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays are the clear winners of Donaldson/Lawrie deal

When the Toronto Blue Jays swung a deal with the Oakland Athletics for All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson, the return for the A’s seemed a bit on the lighter side. In exchange for a top five WAR player in the league with plenty of years of control, Oakland received oft-injured third basemen Brett Lawrie, 18-year-old […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 1: Matt Adams #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after hitting a walk-off single against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the tenth inning at Busch Stadium on May 1, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Trade targets: who might possibly be on first for the Cardinals?

The St. Louis Cardinals took a big hit to their lineup this week, losing first baseman Matt Adams to a torn quad muscle for most (likely all) of the season. The Cards don’t really have an in-house replacement for him (unless you count Mark Reyonlds, and… you probably shouldn’t count Mark Reynolds), which leaves them […]

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The Diamondbacks finally appear to be heading in the right direction

After a series of tumultuous years under former GM Kevin Towers and ex-manager Kirk Gibson, it looks like the Arizona Diamondbacks have turned the corner and are heading for greener pastures. Arizona is just 21-25 this season, but last year, the team fell four games below .500 on April 3rd, and never got to that […]

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Are the Texas Rangers contenders or pretenders?

If you had been running the Rangers in a video game, you probably would have started the season over again following the March and early April they endured this year. The injuries that occurred in rapid succession would make even the most ambitious GM sweat. Unfortunately for first-year manager Jeff Banister, there was no reset button […]

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John Farrell wants MLB to approve foreign substances for pitchers

It’s been a tumultuous week for pitchers and banned substances. Less than a week ago, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games after being ejected for having a foreign substance on his non-throwing arm. Yesterday, Baltimore Orioles reliever Brian Matusz was suspended for eight games as well, as he was caught with a […]

CINCINNATI, OH - MAY 25: Cincinnati Reds mascot Rosie Red wipes rain from the face of a ball boy during a brief shower prior to the game against the Colorado Rockies at Great American Ball Park on May 25, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Cincinnati is streaking into the red

The Cincinnati Reds are the current owners of a nine game losing streak and 18-26 record and the fourth position in the National League Central Division, already 10.5 games out of the division lead. That number represents the third biggest hole at this point of the year better than just their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers […]

PHOENIX, AZ - MAY 13:  Paul Goldschmidt #44 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat during the MLB game against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field on May 13, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The National League pack of first basemen is ridiculous

First base has generally been thought of a position of extreme offense throughout baseball history. Teams have traditionally favored a first baseman that can mash the hell out of the ball rather than a guy with a solid glove, as you generally see in positions up the middle of the field. But when browsing some […]

BOSTON, MA - JULY 19:  Mike Napoli #12 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after he connected for a home run in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on July 19, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 7

Welcome to week seven of our series recapping the best hitters and pitchers from the previous week. There are some familiar faces this week as a couple of pitchers continued to display their dominance both on the mound and at the plate! BEST HITTER: Mike Napoli, 1B, Red Sox Mike Napoli led the way this […]

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Baseball players in the military: a tribute

During the course of a 162-game season, many people take baseball for granted. Game after game, day after day, tend to encourage an attitude of complacency among fans and likely even the players.  This wonderful sport that has been around since the Civil War era is so ingrained in our consciousness that it’s comparable to […]

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What are the Dodgers to do without Hyun-Jin Ryu?

The Dodgers were and still are clear favorites to win the NL West division. But the path to that destination just got a lot more difficult. Hyun-Jin Ryu just had shoulder surgery that will side-line him for the remainder of the season. The Dodgers still have a dominating top of the rotation with Clayton Kershaw […]

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Jonathan Lucroy wouldn’t be a great fit for the Atlanta Braves

In this week’s fantastic Inside Baseball column by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he revealed an interesting little nugget – the Atlanta Braves had asked the Milwaukee Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but were rebuffed. Atlanta inquired about the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy but were told he is unavailable Lucroy, who turns 29 in June, is one […]

MIAMI, FL - MAY 16:  Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the Miami Marlins hits during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park on May 16, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The longest home runs for the week ending May 21st

I can sum up this week’s list with one word: Giancarlo. The Marlins slugger dominated this week’s list, added a couple more entries to the season long list, and has claimed the top spot all for himself on THE LIST. Well done, Giancarlo. 1. Giancarlo Stanton vs Alex Wood, 475 feet (May 16th) Dead center. […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 14: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies gestures to teammate Carlos Ruiz #51 after scoring on Ruiz's single during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 14, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has […]

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