Category: MLB News

Mookie Betts finally hit a home run. Does it matter?

The Red Sox are getting production, but not power, from their All-Star right fielder. They’ll take it, but it’s fair to wonder if Mookie’s MVP-caliber 2016 was in some ways an outlier.  12:57 PM ET BOSTON — Mookie Betts awoke in Seattle on July 25, the morning after the Boston Red Sox were held to…

Why are teams still pitching to Giancarlo Stanton anyway?

8:58 AM ET The hottest hitter on the planet stepped up to the plate in the eighth inning in a tie game on Sunday. The San Diego Padres not only left in southpaw Clayton Richard instead of bringing in a right-hander, but Richard gave Giancarlo Stanton something to hit, and then this happened: [embedded content]…

Power Rankings: National League contenders jostle for a shot at L.A.

7:55 AM ET Twenty-one weeks into the season, it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that last week wasn’t one for big moves within the rankings. Even with the wild-card races heating up, analysts and fans probably share a similar sense of the pecking order within this season. But there’s at least one new…

Real or not? Hill’s near no-no is an all-time heartbreaker

3:00 AM ET There have been 296 no-hitters in major league history and 23 perfect games. Every single one of those events marks a special moment in baseball’s annals. Yet Rich Hill’s one-hitter on Wednesday might be as singular as all of those games; perhaps it will even immortalize him in a way a mere…