MLB Power Rankings: The Padres reach a season high and the Phillies are flying

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. The first time Ozzie Smith made an All-Star team was 1981, and The Wizard was … Read more

Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo faces Cubs for the first time since trade

MINNEAPOLIS — Eleven years ago, the San Diego Padres prematurely introduced Anthony Rizzo to Major League Baseball. The newly acquired prospect’s blistering start at Triple A whipped Padres fans into a frenzy and earned the 21-year-old a quick promotion to the big leagues. Rizzo Mania arrived at Petco Park on June 9, 2011. Although he … Read more

Mike Clevinger’s return delayed as San Diego Padres-Cleveland Guardians postponed by rain

CLEVELAND — Mike Clevinger’s wait will last another day. The right-hander’s first start for San Diego since undergoing elbow surgery in 2020 was postponed Tuesday as a rainy forecast pushed back the Padres’ scheduled game against the Cleveland Guardians. “I just want to get this under my belt,” Clevinger said in San Diego’s clubhouse shortly … Read more

2022 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

The two biggest stories of this MLB draft class are: (1) Whoa! That’s the son of [notable big leaguer]; and (2) the upside of the four prep position players at the top. These two issues overlap as the projected top two picks below are the sons of Andruw Jones and Matt Holliday. Also in the … Read more

MLB Power Rankings: The Dodgers resume the throne and the Reds are out of the basement

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. Welcome back to the best fantasy football fight club column in the world! I’m Levi … Read more

Memorial Day MLB standings check

It’s Memorial Day, MLB fans! And you know what that means: You can now officially look at the MLB standings. The saying goes, among baseball fans, that you should avoid checking the standings until Memorial Day, which puts us two months into the season. That gives teams time to play enough games to add meaning … Read more

Which surging teams are in a tight race for a top-5 spot?

The last week in baseball, a couple powerhouse offenses stuttered, while squads that seemed destined for a skid have started stringing together wins. We’re just seven weeks into the MLB season, so there’s plenty of baseball left to play. Will the surging San Diego Padres be able to catch up to the Los Angeles Dodgers … Read more

Robinson Cano’s struggles continuing with Padres

Three and a half weeks after designating Robinson Cano for assignment, the Mets appear to have made the correct move. Cano, who became a roster casualty May 2 despite the roughly $37 million the Mets owed him through next season, has started slowly with the Padres, too. Through his first seven games with San Diego, … Read more