Category: MLB News

Dodgers’ Bellinger honored as NL’s top rookie

8:21 PM ET Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger was named the unanimous winner of the National League Rookie of the Year award Monday, beating finalists Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals. Aaron Judge has won American League Rookie of the Year honors, becoming the first…

NL Central offseason preview: Can Cubs add arms to stay on top?

8:05 AM ET With free agency about to get underway, the offseason is going to pick up steam. What are the big questions facing all 30 teams? Chicago Cubs: Who will the Cubs turn to for much-needed pitching help? 2017 record: 92-702018 World Series odds: 10-1Vote: What should the Cubs do this offseason? Back-to-back division…

For Beltran, Verlander, World Series rings are ultimate prize

Nov 2, 2017 The usual madness was playing out in the victorious visiting clubhouse after Game 7 — Astros dousing one another in champagne, clubbies posing with the World Series trophy, Josh Reddick parading around half-naked in his custom-made wrestling belt. But off to the side, in the kitchen lounge, coach Alex Cora, shortstop Carlos…

How ‘Bettor X’ made it a wild World Series in Las Vegas

12:49 PM ET A big bettor went undefeated, running from Las Vegas sportsbook to sportsbook, placing multiple six-figure wagers with little regard for the odds. A furniture salesman from Houston hedged a promotion that would cost him $ 10 million in refunds with big bets on the Houston Astros. And ticket brokers attempted to lay…

George Springer dazzling as Astros’ latest East Coast import

1:16 PM ET HOUSTON — When Sports Illustrated published a story in 2014 predicting the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series, the magazine chose a rock-solid cover model. George Springer looks every bit the young baseball Adonis as he follows through on a power swing with his tongue protruding between pursed lips, Michael…