Dodgers’ Ross Stripling discusses how pitchers would get ready for 2020 season, MLB’s plan in Texas and more

Even before the season was suspended due to the nationwide distruption caused by COVID-19, Ross Stripling was already having a pretty eventful offseason. He was initially part of the Dodgers flurry of moves to acquire Mookie Betts, with a reported trade that would have sent him to the Angels ultimately Read more

Red Sox scandal: Boston gets off easy for sign-stealing as MLB’s credibility takes another hard hit

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball officially branded the 2018 World Series champions as cheaters. Commissioner Rob Manfred released the report on MLB’s investigation into the 2018 Boston Red Sox, a team that was anonymously accused of using its video replay room to steal signs, and disciplined the club for doing Read more

Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw voices concern about MLB’s Arizona plan: ‘I don’t think that’s doable’

Major League Baseball is currently on indefinite hiatus because of the novel coronavirus threat, and the league is considering many different scenarios for a possible return. Among them is the Arizona Plan, which calls for playing all games in the greater Phoenix area (at Chase Field, spring training parks, etc.) Read more

MLB’s ‘Arizona plan’ remains likeliest path to 2020 season; players may be asked to take pay cut, report says

Major League Baseball continues to discuss any possible way a 2020 season can happen, and the more time progresses and reporting we hear, the more it seems most like that the so-dubbed “Arizona plan” is going to be the route that is taken.  That would be all 30 teams in Read more

Mike Trout discusses ‘red flags’ with MLB’s potential Arizona plan: ‘It has to be realistic’

Although Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is widely held as the best player in Major League Baseball, he seldom goes out of his way to comment on many topics, or to otherwise insert himself into the story. Trout’s taciturn nature can work against him, as it limits his visibility Read more

Ranking MLB’s top 100 players with 2020 season on hold: Cole, deGrom battle for top pitcher’s spot

Because of the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, we don’t yet know when the 2020 regular season will grace us with its presence. Despite all that prevailing uncertainty, the time has come to rank the top 100 players in baseball for 2020. The rankings you’ll soon be yelling about are based upon Read more