MLB Photo Day has once again come and gone. A non-scientific survey of the resulting images suggests there’s an increase in bespectacled pitchers, which is great because they look that much funnier giving up a long home run. Here are some of the best photos to hit the wires in recent days.
The Tampa Bay Rays, whose offseason has rivaled that of the Marlins in terms of self-immolation, were dealt a blow yesterday that was not self-inflicted.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Rob Whalen spoke at length about his struggle with depression—which caused him to temporarily step away from baseball last season—in an interview published today on MLB.com:
It’s been nearly a month since the last installation of the Engelb Vielma Tracker, which chronicled the many times that the career minor-leaguer was claimed off waivers this offseason. Currently with the Orioles—his fifth club in sixth months—Vielma’s had a busy week. Some important updates:
The Miami Marlins are not the only Florida-based baseball team who will be punting on the 2018 season. Since the start of the offseason, the Rays have traded Evan Longoria to San Francisco, let Logan Morrison walk in free agency, designated all-star Corey Dickerson for assignment, and traded Jake Odorizzi to the…
The Marlins are a cynical disaster of a franchise with no apparent interest in winning baseball games, and the obviousness of all that has put the actual members of the team in a tough spot. The players on the Marlins still have to go out and play 162 games and pretend like the reason for them taking the field every…
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has been pushing hard for changes designed to speed up baseball’s pace of play, and today the league announced a set of initiatives aimed at doing just that:
In what I can only assume is a threat, in the vein of “you kids quit monkeying around back there or I will turn this car right around,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made it clear that Tim Tebow will play in the major leagues:
True scumbag Jeffrey Loria treated the good people of Miami to one final insult on his way out of town, using tricky accounting to avoid paying Miami-Dade County an agreed-upon share of the profits from his sale of the team. Now it appears Miami-Dade is suing his sorry ass. From a Miami Herald report:
Yankees minor leaguer Thairo Estrada was shot in his right hip last week in Venezuela during what he says was a botched robbery at a restaurant. Manager Aaron Boone said he was recovering quickly, and should be available for the “bulk of the season.”
Lower in this blog post is a really heinous photo of Tigers pitcher Travis Wood’s finger. It’s bad! I’m warning you here. I’ll even type some more words to force it further down the page so you don’t see it unless you’re trying to.
The day after a former student with an AR-15 killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo returned to his alma mater and gave an emotional speech at a candlelight vigil.
ACES Baseball Agency is being sued by a former associate, Juan Carlos Nuñez, who says his former bosses encouraged him to make under-the-table payments to players and their families as well as help clients get steroids for bigger contracts. The lawsuit was filed today in New York State Supreme Court in Kings County.
This winter has held plenty in the way of absurd news about the Miami Marlins; it hasn’t even been two months since a full news cycle was devoted to Marlins Man complaining on the radio about his lack of invite to a season ticketholders’ meeting with Derek Jeter, ultimately receiving an invite to said meeting,…
According to jail records obtained by Yahoo Sports reporter Jeff Passan, former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in San Diego last Friday while in possession of 20 kilograms of cocaine or heroin.
25-year-old pitcher Mike Foltynewicz wrapped up his third season with the Braves having posted a 10-13 record with 4.79 ERA in 29 appearances. Because of the way the MLB collective bargaining agreement works, Foltynewicz is still a couple years away from real free agency, but, because he’s had at least three full…
Hey, would you look at that! A good baseball player has signed a free agent contract with a good baseball team! So it’s not impossible!
The Pirates have released a statement in response to reports that catcher Elias Diaz’s mother has been kidnapped in Venezuela:
As the time for pitchers and catchers to report draws closer, it’s looking more and more likely that unsigned free agents will host a spring training camp of their own.