MadBum gets 3rd straight Opening Day start

Feb 14, 2016 | No Comments

It may still be a few months out, but the Giants already know who will toe the rubber when they open the 2016 regular season on April 4 against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

Orioles Notes: McIlvaine, Kim, Gallardo, Fowler

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

The Orioles have officially announced the hiring of Joe McIlvaine as special assistant to Executive VP Dan Duquette. McIlvaine, a former player, was the Padres GM from 1991 through mid-1993. He then transitioned to the Mets GM post from August 1993 through 1997. Since then, he has experience as a special assistant with the Twins and Mariners. Here’s more out of Baltimore: Hyun-soo Kim is projected to be a roughly league average player, writes Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun.

Classic, MLB programs grow sport in S. Africa

Classic, MLB programs grow sport in S. Africa

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

South Africa’s participation in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier has greatly helped to further baseball’s impact across the region.

Fenway a breathtaking site for Big Air

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

Red Sox fans have seen plenty of leaping grabs and diving catches from their favorite players over the years, but nothing compared to the air underneath skiers and snowboarders during the first Polartec Big Air at Fenway Park on Thursday and Friday.

Stowe was comforting presence for Reds

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

More than a few people are smiling and nodding these days when they think about Bernie Stowe, the beloved clubhouse manager of the Reds who died this week, and I’m among his eternal admirers.

Cain confident injuries are behind him

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

A year ago, Matt Cain was beaming with optimism as he enjoyed the last moments of the offseason, wrapping up the top amateur performance at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament. After a rough 2014 season that ended with elbow surgery, he was feeling good and raring to go to Arizona to get his career back on track, a wayward ace fully focused on the task ahead.

Mejia provides sad, cautionary tale

Mejia provides sad, cautionary tale

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

Jenrry Mejia’s baseball career, which had dazzled scouts and thrilled teammates and smothered opposing hitters, is on hold, perhaps forever. We may never know how great he could have been. That is the sad part.

Panik optimistic about health for 2016 season

Feb 13, 2016 | No Comments

Giants second baseman Joe Panik insisted Friday that not only will he enter Spring Training fully recovered from lower back inflammation, but he’ll also remain healthy through the season.