In the eyes of many MLB fans, and even experts, this year's World Series winner will not be the undisputed champion that it usually is. The shortened 2020 campaign - starting on July 23rd - will feature just 60 games per team, which is nearly a third of the normal 162 games. There's always been a reason why baseball teams play such an unprecedented number of games. A smaller number of games would resemble an outcome too situational to determine a rightful champion.
Baseball is finally happening.
It’s millionaires versus billionaires. It’s players vs owners. It’s a farce, it’s terrible for the league, it’s infuriating for fans and players alike. Major League Baseball is embarrassing itself, airing its dirty laundry in an oh-so public manner.
Ahead of the 2020 MLB Draft, we are taking a look at the greatest first overall picks in MLB history.
This article looks at the 10 richest US sports franchise owners. These are some of the most powerful people in the sports world, people who dish out those eyebrow-raising contracts, people who invest in new arenas and aim to alter the future of an entire sports franchise, earning the adulation of a city.
The best catchers in MLB is a conversation that has changed over the last two or three seasons.
Underrated isn’t the first word that comes to mind with a player coming off their first All-Star appearance. In the case of the Mets’ Jeff McNeil, however, it might just be the right one.
Sport is slowly returning. The Bundesliga has been back for a few weeks, the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A will soon follow. The NHL has found an inflated playoffs structure to work with, and the NBA is being open-minded.
One of the biggest bullpen names in MLB celebrates his 35th birthday today. St Louis Cardinals lefty Andrew Miller has the 10th most bWAR of players born on 21st May in MLB history, behind Josh Hamilton, Matt Wieters and others.
23-year-old outfielder Alex Verdugo was the centrepiece of the package the Boston Red Sox received in the blockbuster trade that saw the Los Angeles Dodgers acquire David Price and Mookie Betts.
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has played three full Major League seasons. He finished fourth in Cy Young voting in his second year, but was demoted to the minor leagues the following campaign.
The delayed or cancelled 2020 MLB season will change a lot. It will hit the league hard financially, and could lead to some high-profile trades, including New York Mets star outfielder Michael Conforto.
Coronavirus has halted sport. Major League Baseball is no different. Spring Training was cancelled, the season has been postponed, and despite ambitious proposals to play games in Arizona and Florida, there’s little sign of the season returning yet.
The 21st century has been pretty generous to Beantown sports. Pick any year in the last two decades, and there is more than a 50-50 chance the city of Boston has held an open-top bus parade for its NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL champions.
Who has the biggest MLB contract in 2020?