Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.
Mike Zunino’s first full season with the Mariners was an intriguing one, as the young catcher showed off some of the skills that prompted Seattle to take him third overall in the 2012 draft. But he also showed a lot of his inexperience and a continued lack of plate discipline over the course of 131 games.
Major League Baseball is prohibiting fans from using live video streaming apps while they are in attendance of a baseball game.
Let’s take a look at the contenders for the best day of the sports year.
Joy filled the air at America’s ballparks and it even permeated its way into the social media universe as well.
Injuries have forced Orioles manager Buck Showalter to adjust plans.
The Nationals open the season Monday, but fans are already buzzing about a game that will be played three years from now on South Capital Street.
Tonight we begin the transition from March Madness to baseball as the MLB season prepares to kick off when the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Chicago Cubs.
After an arbiter ruled out a suspension for Josh Hamilton’s offseason drug relapse, MLB and the Angels release notably harsh statements.