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Odds Favor a Delayed Season Start After MLB Lockout

MLB owners instituted a lockout after Wednesday’s deadline for a new collective bargaining agreement came and went. It’s the first MLB work stoppage since the 1994 strike and, while there is plenty of time before the March 31, 2022 opening day, punters are already betting on a delay. It’s true […]

LeBron James at the free throw line for the MMV Cheaters in the Drew League in Los Angeles. (Image: Getty)

LeBron James Lights Up Drew League for 42 Points (VIDEO)

LeBron James made a cameo in the Drew League in South Central LA for the first time since the NBA Lockout in 2011, and he did not disappoint fans with 42 points in a victory. Despite rumors, Kyrie Irving was a no-show in his Drew League game and was spotted […]

On June 19, 1972, Curt Flood failed in his challenge of the MLB antitrust exemption. But his court battle led to free agency. (Image: Getty)

Clock May Be Ticking on MLB Antitrust Exemption

Almost exactly 100 years ago, Major League Baseball received an exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act. To this day, it’s the only US sport legally operating as a monopoly. But a minor league lawsuit, and recent pressure from the Department of Justice, could limit MLB’s unique control. In December 2021, […]

Roki Sasaki threw a perfect game while striking out 19 batters on Sunday for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball. (Image: Kyodo News/AP)

Roki Sasaki: When Can Bettors Expect to See the Japanese Phenom in MLB?

Over the weekend, Roki Sasaki threw one of the most astounding games of any pitcher in baseball history. It’s the kind of performance that gets the attention of MLB teams, fans, and bettors. But, you shouldn’t hold your breath waiting for the 20-year-old to make his way over to the […]

Fans will see several MLB rule changes for the 2022 season, including one that will benefit two-way star Shohei Ohtani. (Image: Icon Sportswire/Getty)

How the Newest MLB Rule Changes Will Impact Gamblers in 2022

After the lockout ended earlier this month, fans knew that this season would feature a universal designated hitter, among other deals coming out of the new collective bargaining agreement. Now, the league and players have agreed to more MLB rule changes for 2022. While none of the new rules will […]

Carlos Correa surprised many observers by signing a three-year deal with the Minnesota Twins. (Image: Bob Levey/Getty)

Shortstops Come Off the Board: Correa, Story Headline Weekend of MLB Moves

The truncated MLB hot stove season continued to fire on all cylinders this weekend, as both Carlos Correa and Trevor Story signed big deals with new teams. Correa signed a three-year, $105 million contract with the Minnesota Twins early on Saturday morning. Correa surprises pundits, teammates with Minnesota move The […]

The versatile Kris Bryant has signed a seven-year, $182 million deal with the Colorado Rockies. (Image: Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports)

Colorado Rockies Pay $172 Million to Sign Kris Bryant to Seven-Year Deal

The Colorado Rockies surprised many around baseball on Wednesday when they signed third baseman Kris Bryant to a seven-year, $172 million contract. Many teams were reportedly in the market for Bryant, who spent most of his major league career with the Chicago Cubs. Rockies splash cash despite rebuild Bryant spent […]

Clayton Kershaw has re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team he has spent his entire career with. (Image: Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

Clayton Kershaw Stays in LA, Signs 1-Year Deal with Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw kicked off what should be a frenzy of free agent signings in Major League Baseball on Friday by signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to multiple media reports. Kershaw had spent the first 14 years of his career with the Dodgers, and most experts […]

The Chicago Cubs aren't allowed to play home games on Friday nights. Maybe that will change with Apple TV's new "Friday Night Baseball" coverage. (Image: Patrick Gorski/USA Today)

Apple Scores First Sports Deal with $85 Million Friday Night MLB Package

Apple has a new deal to stream MLB games on Friday nights. The exclusive $85 million, multi-year, contract marks Apple’s first foray into live sports coverage. Meanwhile, the news could give MLB players a bit more leverage in their ongoing CBA negotiations. There were rumors that Apple was in the […]

Chicago White Sox pitcher Liam Hendriks was one of about 30 players who took part in workouts at Bell Bank Park on Tuesday as the MLB lockout continues. (Image: Meghan Montemurro/Chicago Tribune)

Negotiation Progress Prevents More MLB Game Cancellations, For Now

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association still haven’t reached an agreement to end the lockout that has delayed the start of spring training and the 2022 regular season. But there has been enough progress over the past few days to stop the league from canceling a second week […]

Spring training stadiums remain empty as Major League Baseball and the MLBPA are still far apart on an agreement to end the current lockout. (Image: Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Major League Baseball Moving Rapidly Towards Shortening 2022 Season

A league spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday that Major League Baseball would begin cancelling regular-season games if it could not resolve its work stoppage with the MLBPA by Monday. MLB owners are currently locking out players while the two sides negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. MLB standing firm on negotiation […]

This ultra rare Wander Franco card was pulled out of a box of 2022 Topps at an Alabama card store on Wednesday. (Image: Rob Slater)

Collectors Chase 2022 Topps in Search of Wander Franco Rookie Cards

Despite the continued lockout that has delayed the start of spring training and could very well stretch into the regular season, baseball card collectors still eagerly ripped open the new 2022 Topps Series 1 products on Wednesday. Release date brought with it WanderMania, as collectors tried to pull rookie cards […]