Houston Astros to promote top prospect George Springer

George Springer

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game.

Milwaukee Brewers Thriving In Dog Days of April

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The Milwaukee Brewers are off to one of the best starts in franchise history, and have baseball’s best record. How have they done it? Read on to find out.

On Daniel Murphy and New York Media Going National

Daniel Murphy

New York sports talk radio resumed regularly scheduled programming Thursday after second baseman Daniel Murphy returned to the New York Mets lineup.

Murphy’s wife went into labor on Sunday. Taking advantage of a rule placed as part of MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement in 2011, Murphy took three days paternity leave for the birth of his child in Florida, missing the Mets first two games of the season.

2014 Milwaukee Brewers Season Preview

Hank the Dog

The 2013 season was one to forget for the Milwaukee Brewers.

Yes, their 74-88 record fell short of expectations and was the franchise’s worst mark since 2004, but that doesn’t do justice to how much of a train-wreck their season actually was.

Wrigley Field turns 100: a dedication to the greatest baseball park

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I remember being five years old and sitting in the left-field bleachers of Wrigley Field with my father and his friend, sipping on a pop. With my mitt on my left hand, my Cubs hat on my head, and my Mark Grace t-shirt jersey on, I was ready for any possible ball that would come my way.

Opening Day Brings Hope

Opening Day 2014

Though raised in a southern climate, I’ve now lived nine winters in the Heartland. And I’ve learned nothing begins seasonal life anew like baseball.

2014 MLB Predictions – Records, Division Standings and World Series picks

St. Louis Cardinals World Series

They tell me not to do this every season. By making baseball win/loss record predictions in March, I open myself up to ridicule by early September.

That’s fine. Feel free to look at all my awful picks from last year, including the Blue Jays winning the American League East and the Red Sox “rebounding” with 83 wins. And there was more, I had the Angels winning the AL West and the St. Louis Cardinals missing the playoffs.

Yu Darvish to miss Opening Day start for Rangers

Yu Darvish

Texas Rangers starting pitchers continue dropping like Spinal Tap’s drummers. On Tuesday it was announced that ace Yu Darvish will not start for the team on Opening Day thanks to a stiff neck.

Tom Hamilton’s wish for Aroldis Chapman becomes reality

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Does Cleveland Indians radio voice Tom Hamilton now feel that justice has been served?

Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman suffered facial fractures after being hit by a line drive by Kansas City’s Salvador Perez in a horrific incident during Cactus League play. The four second clip with the sound of ball hitting Chapman’s face is sickening.

Miguel Sano: Top Twins prospect to undergo Tommy John surgery

Miguel Sano

Miguel Sano is a physical specimen. For those who have seen the young third baseman play there is no other way to describe him. As one of the Minnesota Twins’ top prospects, he had a legitimate chance to reach the majors in 2014 thanks to his raw power and all-around solid game. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening.

Why do people hate the Yankees, but love Derek Jeter?

Derek Jeter

There’s the old Seinfeld cliche that people are simply “rooting for laundry” when they cheer for professional sports teams. That may be true, but even the most adamant of Mets fans would agree there’s something about Derek Jeter that transcends the pinstripes that he has donned for the better part of two decades.

Hope Springs Eternal in El Paso

El Paso Chihuahuas

El Paso finally has a minor league baseball team as the San Diego Padres have moved their Triple-A affiliate to town.

Report: Milwaukee Brewers sign Matt Garza for four years, $50 millon

Matt Garza

According to multiple reports, including Ken Rosenthal of MLB Network and FOXSports.com, the Milwaukee Brewers have come to terms with 30-year old right handed pitcher Matt Garza. The deal is reportedly worth $52 million over four seasons, but the club has yet to confirm it.

Metal detectors required at MLB parks by 2015

Metal detector baseball

If you don’t like standing in lines, you’re not going to be happy with this piece of news.

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball told all of its 30 teams that they must implement security screening for fans with either hand-held metal detectors or walk-through magnetometers by the 2015 season.

Report: Alex Rodriguez has discussed taking reduced ban

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez is facing a 211-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal that rocked Major League Baseball last year. Rodriguez has been defiant in not admitting any wrongdoing, but reports suggest his attitude may be shifting.