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Angels Hire Maddon As New Manager

Angels Hire Maddon As New Manager

In what seemed like a match made in heaven from the start, Joe Maddon is headed back to Anaheim. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels announced that Maddon has been hired as their next manager, replacing Brad Ausmus, who was fired after just one year of having the job. Maddon reportedly received a three-year contract […]

MLB News and Notes: Reinforcements For New York?

MLB News and Notes: Reinforcements For New York?

If you’ve been entertained by the MLB playoffs thus far, the fun is just getting started. With three of the four participants already decided, the League Championship Series in both the National League and American League are almost upon us and should be thrilling. Of course, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes in […]

Mets Let Callaway Go After Two Seasons

Mets Let Callaway Go After Two Seasons

There are now seven clubs in Major League Baseball that are looking for new managers after the New York Mets announced on Thursday that they’ve dismissed Mickey Callaway after two seasons. Callaway was 163-161 in his two seasons as the Mets’ manager, including this season’s 86-76 mark that saw New York finish in third place […]

Brewers Clinch Playoff Spot

Brewers Clinch Playoff Spot

On Sept. 5, the Brewers were just three games above .500 and five games behind the Cubs for the National League’s second Wild Card spot. Five days later, in the midst of a five-game winning streak, the reigning National League MVP, Christian Yelich, suffered a fractured kneecap, ending his season. At 76-68, Milwaukee was still […]

Houston’s Cole Reaches 300 Strikeouts

Houston’s Cole Reaches 300 Strikeouts

In a season that very well may end up with a Cy Young Award, Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole just put the exclamation mark on his brilliant season. Cole racked up his 300th strikeout of the season while earning his 14th consecutive win, leading Houston to a 3-2 win over the Rangers on Wednesday night. […]

MLB Sets Single-Season Home Run Record

MLB Sets Single-Season Home Run Record

Late Wednesday night, Jonathan Villar hit a three-run home run to give the Orioles a 5-2 lead over the Dodgers. Baltimore would go on to win the game 7-3; however, that was hardly the biggest story around that particular home run. Villar’s blast was the 6,106th home run hit in Major League Baseball this season, […]

Verlander’s No-No Portends Astros’ Imminent Pennant Run

Verlander’s No-No Portends Astros’ Imminent Pennant Run

With lights-out pitching and super-hot bats, the Houston Astros look mighty scary A final pitch, raised hands, an elated smile — just three snapshots of the Justin Verlander no-hitter thrown against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sept. 1. Verlander’s no-hitter was the second no-hitter this season that was accomplished by a complete-game pitcher. The scenes […]

Mets Make Amazing Run Back Into Playoff Contention

Mets Make Amazing Run Back Into Playoff Contention

Fifty years after earning the name Amazin’ Mets, the New York squad may have to change their nickname to the Unstoppable Mets. New York has been on fire, taking Major League Baseball by winning eight straight games through Saturday to pull within a half-game of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. This […]

Greinke To Astros Biggest Deal Of A Quiet MLB Trade Deadline

Greinke To Astros Biggest Deal Of A Quiet MLB Trade Deadline

With the change to Major League Baseball trade rules this year limiting teams to making deals only through July 31, the thought was there would be a lot of big deals made prior to the deadline. But Houston obtaining pitcher Zack Greinke from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for four minor leaguers was the biggest […]

Defending World Champion Red Sox Starting To Look The Part

Defending World Champion Red Sox Starting To Look The Part

After winning the 2018 World Series, the Boston Red Sox were considered one of the favorites going into the 2019 season to compete for the title once again. But things didn’t start that way, as the Red Sox, despite bringing back most of the main parts of last year’s title squad, got off to a […]