|When you're a fan, your job is to freak out. So far there have been plenty of reasons for Cubs fans to be anxious about the club's chances at another World Series run.
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|Tommy Lasorda is probably the last celebrity manager we'll ever have in the big leagues. That's what comes to mind tonight as we hear that he is in the hospital, resting comfortably, at age 89.
|Gleyber Torres is slated to make his Triple-A debut on Tuesday, leading to an obvious question: Could his Major League debut be too far behind?
More»Feinsand on Gleyber Torres' promotion to Triple-A|
|Ben Revere is one of nine players who have played with Bryce Harper and Mike Trout, two of the most recognizable players in baseball.
|Jean Afterman recently sat down with MLB.com's "Executive Access" podcast for a lengthy interview touching on a variety of topics, including her life in and out of baseball, how her theater background has helped her throughout her career and what it was like working for George Steinbrenner.
More»Afterman discusses being the Yankees' assistant GM|
|Jeff Bridich isn't feeling vindicated. Forty-five games do not a champion make. But the Rockies GM does feel good about the way things are developing for a team that was handed early-season challenges and has responded impressively.
More» Freeland gets it done on mound, at plate|
|Adding 19-year-old center fielder Luis Robert alongside 21-year-old second baseman Yoan Moncada, this time, the White Sox are gambling that they can build a championship team around two five-tool talents in the middle of the field.
More»Sanchez on White Sox closing in on signing Robert|
|Mike Clevinger changed speeds, threw strikes and remained aggressive in tossing seven-plus shutout innings as the Indians beat the Astros, 3-0, on Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
More» Clevinger gives up single, loses no-hit bid|
|Former Major League pitcher Mike Krukow has found joy in his post-playing career, teaming with another former big leaguer, Duane Kuiper, on the Giants' broadcast team. They are among the elite broadcasting duos in the game, but in recent years, Krukow has cut back on his workload.
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|So this is what competitive balance looks like: Surprise leaders everywhere throughout the National and American Leagues. As a matter of fact, here were the leaders for each division entering play on Friday, and you may gasp now or later. The Astros, the Twins, the Yankees, the Rockies, the Brewers and the Nationals.
More»Footer discusses Astros leading in MLB power rankings|
|It happened twice last week. The Yankees and Cubs played for 18 innings -- on ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball," no less. The Giants and Reds followed that up five days later with their own 17-inning affair. Such a cluster of crazy-long games is fundamentally infrequent. But against the backdrop of an ongoing conversation about working conditions in Major League Baseball, the influx of unexpected innings added ammunition to the argument for a change to the game's longstanding format for extras.
|Memorial Day is just around the corner, one of the traditional markers for teams to assess how their seasons are going -- and more important, where they're headed. Here's our latest look at who could be headed elsewhere in our fourth edition of MLB.com's Trade Deadline Power Rankings.
More»Mark Feinsand on potential Trade Deadline moves|
|Darren Baker's baseball career at Jesuit High School in Carmichael, Calif., is over. The Marauders lost a first-round playoff game earlier this week, ending their 2017 season.
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|This weekend, rising young shortstops Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa will be on display as the Astros and Indians play three games at Minute Maid Park. We'll take a look at that one and four other weekend matchups relevant to All-Star balloting.
More»Correa, Lindor top AL shortstop candidates for ASG|
|On Wednesday in Atlanta, Jose Bautista bat-flipped again. This was a little bit different situation.
More» Bautista launches homer, causes altercation|
|Sure, baseball had utility men before. But it took the free thinking of Joe Maddon's one-in-a-billion brain to add the capital letters.
More» Happ doubles down the third-base line|
|If you're looking for a perfect baseball team, the Houston Astros are close enough at this point. They have no weakness. They play with great energy. They're confident, too -- very confident.
More» Springer pokes a two-run single to right|
|Johnny Cueto is gone from Cincinnati, but he's nowhere near forgotten.
More» Garrett tosses seven innings of two-run ball|
|The Giants paced the Major Leagues with 10 complete games last year, one more than the Red Sox's American League-leading total. Left-hander Chris Sale, with the White Sox at the time, led all pitchers with six.
More»Sale strikes out at least 10 in seven straight starts|
|Check out those standings today. That series in Minnesota this week is featuring the first-place Rockies of the National League West and the first-place Twins of the American League Central.
More» Dozier pops out, Holland gets the save|
|Maybe the Cubs aren't going to run away with the division title again, after all. That means the National League Central could become the land of opportunity this summer. Imagine the possibilities.
More»DeRosa breaks down the Cardinals' play on MLB Central|
|First-place Minnesota Twins. How do we explain that phrase in the third week of May, as they return to Target Field on Tuesday to open up a three-game series against the equally surprising Rockies?
More»Castrovince on Twins use of advanced reports|
|Mike Trout now looks like he's interested in joining the 50-homer club, which is about the only elite one he's not already in. If you're in need of a reminder that we're watching one of the greatest players of all time, this is the latest.
More»MLB Central on how Trout stacks up with MLB legends|
|Steve Palermo loved baseball. He loved it not like you and I love the game. He loved it from the inside. He loved the order of baseball, the rules, the balance. For the better part of 15 seasons, from 1977-91, Palermo was as good as umpiring gets.
More»Ripken Jr. and La Russa on umpire Steve Palermo|
|Ron Gardenhire joined the D-backs in the dugout Monday night as bench coach for the first time, and it was a combination of Opening Day and Christmas Day for the veteran baseball man. Not only was the union long-awaited, it came just about a month after Gardenhire underwent surgery to remove a cancerous prostate and stitch up a hernia back home in Minnesota.
|One of the best parts of any baseball season is watching players emerge. Or in some cases, re-emerge. With this in mind, let's consider 10 under-the-radar players who have rock-solid All-Star credentials.
More» Dickerson hits an opposite-field home run|
|Were Joe Torre's Yankees the greatest team in the organization's illustrious history? One glance at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park, and the question doesn't seem so far-fetched.
More» Jeter receives ring, blazer during ceremony|
|There's no doubt that the feel-good story so far of this Mets season is the comeback of Zack Wheeler from Tommy John surgery more than two years ago. The injuries and negative storylines of the first six weeks are too numerous to mention, but Wheeler isn't one of them.
More» Wheeler allows one run over six-plus frames|
|Sunday night was all about Derek Jeter, yet in typical fashion, No. 2 tried to make it about everybody else.
More» Yankees introduce Jeter during ceremony|
|On a night the Yankees retired the No. 2 worn by legend Derek Jeter, Astros shortstop Alex Bregman -- who wears No. 2 in homage to Jeter -- hit a first-inning grand slam to cap a six-run outburst and key a 10-7 win in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday night at Yankee Stadium.
More» Bregman cracks a grand slam, flashes No. 2|