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

Rosenthal: Astros unlikely trade fit for Cubs’ Contreras? Will Judge, Yankees reach arbitration hearing?

It’s the time of year when everyone plays general manager, but some potential trades are not as logical as they might appear. Consider the Astros, whose OPS at catcher is the second-lowest in the majors, and the Cubs’ Willson Contreras, whose OPS at the position is tied for the highest. An obvious fit, right? Not … 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

Texas Rangers star stops home run with “outrageous” catch in MLB against Tampa Bay Rays

A robbery was witnessed on Monday when Texas Rangers utility Eli White denied Ji-man Choi a home run with a sensational over-the-fence catch against the Tampa Bay Rays Eli White celebrated a Catch of the Year contender during the Texas Rangers’ win over the Tampa Bay Rays ( Image: Twitter@https://twitter.com/MLBONFOX/status/1531430532944482305) Major League Baseball may have … Read more

Yankees’ off day didn’t come at ideal time after Rays losses

The Yankees had just finished their 23rd game in 22 days on Sunday afternoon at Tropicana Field, but Aaron Judge wasn’t ready to fully embrace Monday’s off day just yet. Despite going 15-8 during the grueling stretch, which included a handful of injuries to key players, the Yankees ended it on a sour note with … 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

Shohei Ohtani blasts two homers in loss to Blue Jays, Rays’ McClanahan torches the Yankees

Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani hit a home run in each of his first two at-bats on Sunday, but it was not enough to stop the Toronto Blue Jays from winning the high-scoring battle 11-10. Ohtani scored the game’s opening run with a solo home run in the first inning, but by the time … Read more

Aaron Hicks’ hitting struggles continue for Yankees vs. Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Aaron Hicks’ nightmarish season continued Sunday, although not in the way you might imagine. The slumping center fielder went hitless again, but in back-to-back RBI situations, Hicks hit the ball hard and still came up empty. He first lined out to third with two on and no one out in the … Read more

Yankees drop struggling Joey Gallo to No. 9 hole

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Joey Gallo snapped an 0-for-20 skid on Friday night, but it wasn’t enough to stop his fall down the Yankees’ lineup. The scuffling outfielder dropped to the No. 9 spot for the first time this season on Saturday against Corey Kluber and the Rays at Tropicana Field. Gallo, who went 1-for-3 … Read more