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.

Heyman’s Latest: Moore, Cain, Rangers, Vargas/O’s, Rodney/D-Backs

Nov 17, 2017 | No Comments

In his latest Inside Baseball column, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag looks into the Royals front office. Owner David Glass is “considering a possible two-year extension” for GM Dayton Moore, writes Heyman, even though Moore has “no leverage” given that he’s already under contract for three more seasons. This all arises after Glass declined to allow the Braves to speak with Moore about changing squads. While Moore has expressed gratitude to ownership, his recent comments were interesting, if difficult to interpret with any precision.

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.

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.

Astros honored for great philanthropic efforts

Nov 16, 2017 | No Comments

The Major League Baseball titles keep coming for the Houston Astros, who have now been formally recognized in 2017 as the best in the game both on and off the field. The new world champions were presented with the coveted Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence in an announcement at the General Managers Meetings on Thursday in Orlando.