MLB Power Rankings: Picking baseball’s best infields as Astros and Cubs battle for top spot

In “normal” times, we’d be looking at the fifth installment of the Official Internet MLB Power Rankings here on CBS Sports. The Major League Baseball season would be some 30-ish games deep for each team.  Instead, we’re left looking at the still-blank standings and day-dreaming as to what could have Read more

What Fernando Tatis Jr. has to improve defensively to become baseball’s next big superstar

If Major League Baseball’s 2020 season were ongoing as scheduled, instead of delayed until some indeterminable future date by the spread of the novel coronavirus, then San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. would be nearing his 100th career appearance. That accomplishment has no particular significance other than being a Read more

WATCH: ‘Jeopardy!’ contestant incorrectly believes Babe Ruth broke baseball’s color barrier

Under more normal, less global-pandemic-y circumstances, Major League Baseball would celebrate the life of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the sport’s color barrier, with every player who takes the field wearing his famous No. 42. This historical milestone is celebrated on the day he made his Major League debut Read more

CPBL’s Rakuten Monkeys provide baseball’s first walk-off homer of 2020, delight their robot fans

Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League continued its season on Wednesday, with a lively contest between the Uni-President Lions and the Rakuten Monkeys taking center stage. The Lions and Monkeys required 12 innings before crowning a winner on a walk-off home run. Because the game was closed to fans, every home Read more

Tokyo 2020: Baseball’s return to Olympic Games will have to wait another year due to coronavirus pandemic

Major League Baseball, like many sports leagues around the world, has been shut down indefinitely because of the growing threat that is the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Spring training has been suspended and Opening Day has been pushed back to at least May, and that remains subject to change as the Read more

Angels reportedly fire visitor’s clubhouse manager for helping opponents doctor baseballs

The L.A. Angels on Thursday fired veteran visiting clubhouse manager Brian Harkins. As Maria Torres of The Los Angeles Times reports, Harkins is alleged to have supplied visiting players with substances used to doctor baseballs in violation of the rules. Torres goes on to report that Angels officials confirmed the Read more