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Don’t look now but Madison Bumgarner is heating up

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Last October, San Francisco Giants lefty Madison Bumgarner went on an insane roll to absolutely dominate the postseason. During the playoffs he went 4-1 with a save, a 1.03 ERA, 0.65 WHIP, two shutouts and 45 strikeouts in 52.2 innings while leading the Giants to a World Series title. Don't ...

Report: Chase Utley put on waivers by Phillies

Monday, August 10th, 2015

In a move that has been long suspected, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed second baseman Chase Utley on revocable waivers in an attempt to move the 36-year-old. Utley has spent his entire 13-year career in Philadelphia and would have full no-trade protection if he were to slip through waivers unclaimed. Utley ...

Video: Squirrel interrupts Royals-Tigers game

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals were in the middle of an intense contest on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park when something crazy happened. The game was tied 6-6 in the bottom of the eighth inning when a squirrel - yes a squirrel - caused a break in the ...

Nelson Cruz is on fire, homers in fifth-straight game

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

In case you're not plugged in to the world of baseball in the Pacific Northwest, Nelson Cruz is absolutely on fire right now. The Seattle Mariners slugger, hammered a mammoth home run during his team's 10-4 stomping of the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night, giving him five straight games with ...

Joey Bats and the Jays the latest to be alienated by Royals

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Kansas City Royals continue to be a mogwai fed after midnight -- previously cute and cuddly, but now a gremlin that voraciously terrorizes everything in its path. The Royals were involved in their umpteenth bench-clearing incident this season on Sunday in Toronto, although this time the far more interesting action ...

Report: Aroldis Chapman unlikely to be traded

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Cincinnati Reds are supposed to be in full sell mode after shipping Johnny Cueto to the Kansas City Royals over the weekend, but their other big pitching piece doesn't look like he will be heading anywhere. Jayson Stark is reporting that Reds closer Aroldis Chapman is unlikely to be traded ...

Report: Rangers are front-runners for Cole Hamels

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

As Friday's Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are "now the clear-cut favorite" to ...

Report: Dodgers make Yasiel Puig available in trade

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Remember the Summer of Puig in 2013? When Cuban outfielder Yasiel Puig stormed into Major League Baseball as a 22-year-old and posted a WAR of 5.0 in just 104 games while galvanizing the entire Los Angeles Dodgers franchise? Yeah, that seems like a long time ago, as the Dodgers are ...