Bregman enjoys life as World Series champ

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

The Astros certainly have been active in the two weeks since their World Series triumph over the Dodgers. No player, though, has been living it up as much as 23-year-old third baseman Alex Bregman, who might as well print some “U.S. Tour 2017” t-shirts.

Esurance MLB Awards: Facts and figures

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

The grand finale of baseball’s awards season is up next: the MLB Awards, with winners to be announced on MLB Network and MLB.com on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

Minor MLB Transactions: 11/17/17

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

Here are Friday’s minor moves throughout the league… The Blue Jays announced last night that they’ve brought back former first-round pick Deck McGuire on a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. Toronto selected McGuire, now 28 years of age, with the 10th overall pick back in 2010. The former Georgia Tech star tore through Class-A Advanced with the Jays but began to struggle upon reaching Double-A and was ultimately traded to the A’s for cash considerations in 2014. McGuire has since pitched in the upper levels of the Dodgers and Cardinals systems, and in 2017 he made his big league debut with the Reds after turning in a terrific season in Double-A. McGuire tossed 168 innings with a 2.79 ERA, 9.1 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 for Cincinnati’s Pensacola affiliate, and he impressed in a brief sample of MLB innings as well. Through 13 2/3 frames with the Reds, McGuire allowed four earned runs (2.63 ERA) on 10 hits and two walks with 11 strikeouts. Andy McCullough of the L.A

MLB Awards grand finale tonight (8 ET, MLB Network)

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

The grand finale of Major League Baseball in 2017 has arrived. Somehow, even after all the drama that we witnessed from April through November in a magnificent season, there’s one more dramatic moment to behold for baseball fans everywhere.

MVP: Stanton by a nose, Altuve towers over AL

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

Always a premier power threat, Giancarlo Stanton became the first player in Marlins team history to be honored with the National League Most Valuable Player Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Thursday.

Votto 2nd in historically tight MVP vote

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

Reds first baseman Joey Votto finished second in the vote for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. In voting revealed on Thursday, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America named Giancarlo Stanton the winner of the award, with Paul Goldschmidt finishing third.

Best Major Leaguer field full of sluggers

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

The much-anticipated announcement of the Esurance MLB Awards is set for 8 p.m. ET Friday, live on MLB Network and MLB.com, and that includes the biggest prize after all the industry-wide debate and balloting: Best Major Leaguer.

2018 Competitive Balance Draft Pick Order

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

Major League Baseball has set the order for Competitive Balance Rounds A and B of next year’s draft, reports Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. Those rounds, which take place after the completion of the first and second rounds, respectively, are comprised of picks awarded to teams that are considered in the bottom 10 in terms of market size and/or revenue. As Mayo explains, last season marked the beginning of MLB utilizing a more formulaic approach to determining Competitive Balance order rather than a lottery, as had been done in previous drafts since the Competitive Balance rounds’ inception prior to the 2013 season. The league’s formula took into account total revenue and winning percentage among the 14 teams that received Competitive Balance picks. Based on the results of that formula, the Rays, Reds, A’s, Brewers, Twins and Marlins were awarded the six picks in Comp Round A last year, with the other eight teams (D-backs, Padres, Rockies, Indians, Royals, Pirates, Orioles, Cardinals) all falling into Comp Round B

Stanton, Altuve capture first MVP Awards

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

Always a premier power threat, Giancarlo Stanton became the first player in Marlins team history to be honored with the National League Most Valuable Player Award by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Thursday.

Nine free agents reject qualifying offers

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

All nine free agents whose teams extended them qualifying offers for the 2018 season rejected the offer.