Remembering David Ortiz’s two walk-offs in the 2004 ALCS

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days.

Defending Derek Jeter’s Career

There are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics.

There are also computers and the opinions of Keith Olbermann.

I actually agree with most of Olbermann’s near-seven minute rant on the nauseating year-long celebration of Derek Jeter, the parting gifts received at 18 ballparks and during the 2014 All-Star Game.

Remembering Derek Jeter’s “Flip”

The MLB playoffs are about to start and eight teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days.

Remembering Curt Schilling’s Bloody Sock Game

The MLB playoffs are about to start and five teams have already punched their tickets to baseball’s big dance. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we’re going to take a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the next few days.

A dozen managers on MLB’s 2014 hot seat

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

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.

Down on the Farm: Fargo Lives up to Expectations

When the Indianapolis Indians marked 15 years of baseball at beautiful Victory Field in 2011, the running local commentary was that few believed the ballpark was that old due to its magnificent condition. While perhaps not as grandiose at the Triple-A stadium in downtown Circle City, Newman Outdoor Field, also in existence since 1996, could boast similar claims.

Don Zimmer: 1931-2014

A baseball icon died Wednesday night, as Don Zimmer, passed away at Day Care Alliance Hospital in Dunedin, Florida, where he’d been for roughly six weeks after undergoing heart valve surgery. A true lifer, who enjoyed every moment from age 18 through a remarkable 66 seasons in the professional game, Zimmer was most recently senior adviser for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Why do people hate the Yankees, but love 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.

Report: Alex Rodriguez has discussed taking reduced ban

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.

Jerry Coleman: Legendary San Diego Padres announcer passes away at 89

It was a certainly a bittersweet Sunday in San Diego. Hours after the Chargers secured an impressive playoff victory in Cincinnati, and moments after the city’s top 20 college basketball team became the first non-Big 12 school to win in Lawrence, Kan., since 2006, San Diego lost perhaps its most legendary sports icon not named Tony Gwynn.

Masahiro Tanaka: Seattle Mariners look like favorites for Japanese hurler

With the sweepstakes to sign Japanese righty Masahiro Tanaka underway, it appears a surprise front-runner has emerged out of nowhere. Multiple reports suggest the Seattle Mariners appear to be the favorites for the 25-year-old pitcher and could run away with the competition.

New York Yankees claim they “feel sorry” for Robinson Cano

The Seattle Mariners made their signing of second baseman Robinson Cano official this week, and while the New York Yankees certainly wanted him back, they’re apparently not losing any sleep over his exit.

MLB Rumors: Robinson Cano has “slightly” lowered $310 million contract demand

Well, that didn’t take long. Free agent second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly lowered his contract demand of $310 million.

Robinson Cano: New York Yankees won’t pay second baseman $300 million

New York Yankees president Randy Levine sent a stern message to the representatives of Robinson Cano on Tuesday: we aren’t going to pay you what you want.