Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals heading for a blue October

Ned Yost

Nearly a month ago I inked a ranking of a dozen Major League Baseball managers whose jobs I considered to be on thin ice. As of now, the axe has not fallen anywhere, though things remain bleak for Walt Weiss in Colorado and Kirk Gibson in Arizona (and I’m not going to cry too hard when Gibson gets his pink slip).

Jonathan Lucroy Becoming the New Face of the Milwaukee Brewers

Lucroy

Thanks to his breakout 2014 season, Jonathan Lucroy is quickly supplanting Ryan Braun as the face of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise.

Rob Manfred elected new commissioner of Major League Baseball

Rob Manfred

The expected happened on Thursday as Rob Manfred was unanimously elected the new commissioner of Major League Baseball. He will succeed current commissioner Bud Selig on January 25 of next year.

Report: Cleveland Indians to remodel ballpark

Progressive Field

The structure now known as Progressive Field has been the home of the Cleveland Indians since it opened 20 years ago, and soon it will be getting a facelift.

Video: Javier Baez hits game-winning home run in debut

Javier Baez

Rookie second baseman Javier Baez was called up by the Chicago Cubs before Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies and went hitless in his first five at bats. Then he stepped to the plate in the top of the 12th inning to face Boone Logan with the score tied 5-5.

Chicago Cubs finally calling up Javier Baez

Javier Baez

The long wait is over for Cubs fans. Finally they will see one of their top prospects arrive at the big league level, as shortstop Javier Baez has been called up by the big club. Baez will officially be called up on Tuesday and we will likely see him immediately become a starter for Cubs.

Breaking down Clayton Kershaw’s ridiculous last two months

Clayton Kershaw

After spinning his second consecutive complete game Thursday night and his third in the month of July, there is no getting around the brilliance of Clayton Kershaw. And the ridiculous two month roll the Los Angeles Dodgers ace on is one of the best in baseball history. Don’t believe me? A breakdown follows.

Who has baseball’s best starting rotation after trade deadline?

David Price

Baseball’s 2014 trade deadline has come and gone and several top-line starting pitchers have swapped uniforms. The MLB arms race has gotten intense and now four teams have what have to be considered far and away the best starting rotations in baseball. The question is: who has the best collection of starting pitchers after the deadline?

Breaking down the wide open NL MVP race

Troy Tulowitzki

For the first three months of the MLB season, it looked like Troy Tulowitzki was going to run away with the 2014 National League MVP award. The Rockies shortstop was leading the league in batting average (.340), slugging percentage (.432), on-base percentage (.603) and OPS (1.035), in addition to ranking first in WAR (5.6) and third in home runs (21) just a few weeks ago. But a few developments in the last few weeks have paved the way for what could very well be a wide-open NL MVP race as we head towards the stretch run.

MLB execs slam Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik

Jack Zduriencik

Have you ever wondered who the most difficult sports executive to work with was? Well apparently we have our answer, and it’s bad news for Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik.

A dozen managers on MLB’s 2014 hot seat

Don Mattingly

Even with Mike Scioscia seemingly safe, there are still a lot of skippers in varying degrees of danger as baseball fast approaches its stretch run. Here is my ranking of 12 managers who may feel the seat starting to get warm, and one who may be the first casualty of 2014 as soon as this week.

Padres continue fire sale, ship Headley to the Yankees

Chase Headley

The San Diego Padres continued their fire sale on Tuesday, as they traded third baseman Chase Headley to the New York Yankees in exchange for almost nothing. The move was a clear salary dump by the Padres, who are clearly trying to free up their books for whoever their next general manager will be.

San Francisco Giants sign Braves castoff Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla

Dan Uggla didn’t have to wait long to get a new job after the Atlanta Braves released him on Friday. The 34-year-old veteran signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants on Monday and the team assigned him to Triple-A Fresno.

2014 Milwaukee Brewers: Top 10 Wins of the First Half

Brewers Walk Off

The first half of the 2014 season has been quite eventful for the Milwaukee Brewers, as they’ve done everything from scoring three runs on a wild pitch to literally hitting the cover off of a baseball. Through it all, they’ve been one of the biggest surprises in the MLB, boasting a 53-43 record and a one-game lead in the NL Central entering the All-Star break.

MLB Rumors: Seattle in talks to acquire David Price, Ben Zobrist

David Price

The biggest name on this year’s baseball trade market is Tampa Bay Rays lefty David Price. No one knows where the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner will wind up but on Thursday we got a clue as to who was interested.