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The clock is ticking for  the Wilpons, who need to sell the Mets by year end.

Rumors Have Steve Cohen Back as First Round Mets Bidder

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen is apparently taking another stab at buying the New York Mets. According to rumors, Cohen is a last-minute participant in the first round of bidding for the MLB team. If the rumors are true, this would be Cohen’s second attempt to pry the Mets […]

The Washington Nationals will host the New York Yankees in the opening game of the 2020 MLB season. (Image: Jim McIssac/Getty)

Major League Baseball Releases 2020 Schedule, Opening Night Odds Posted

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2020 schedule on Monday night, revealing a campaign that begins with a two-game Opening Night slate on July 23. The 2020 schedule kicks off with the Washington Nationals hosting the New York Yankees, after which, the Los Angeles Dodgers will take on their traditional rivals, […]

Medical staff attend to Masahiro Tanaka (ground) after struck by a batted ball by teammate, Giancarlo Stanton (far left). (Image: Adam Hunger/AP)

Yankees Injury Report: Tanaka Line Drive Scare, LeMahieu Tests Positive

Kurozukoru means “close call” in Japanese. New York Yankees starting pitcher, Masahiro Tanaka, got drilled in the head with a scorching line drive off the bat of teammate Giancarlo Stanton during a practice game at Yankee Stadium. Tanaka got a stroke of luck with a “kurozukoru,” and didn’t suffer any […]

In June, David Price paid $1,000 to more than 200 minor league players in the Dodgers' farm system. (Image:Russ D. Franklin/AP)

Dodgers Lose David Price for 2020 Season, Red Sox Save $6 Million

Citing family health concerns, MLB pitcher David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. It’s a tough break for the Dodgers, who traded for Price in February. Meanwhile, the Red Sox could get a little CBT buffer due to the pitcher’s hiatus. One of the biggest trades leading into […]

Some Las Vegas bettors took advantage of incorrect starting times on some Asian baseball games Sunday, including an NC Dinos game in the KBO League. (Image: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Las Vegas Bettors Exploit BetMGM Error, Score Big on Asian Baseball

On Sunday, a bettor at the Bellagio in Las Vegas cashed a 10-leg parlay on Korean and Chinese baseball games, winning $137.107.38 off a $250 bet. By Tuesday, it was apparent that the big winner was just the biggest beneficiary of a flaw in how BetMGM had listed Asian baseball […]

Tim Tebow played for the Binghampton, NY Rumble Ponies in 2018, one of the teams slated for elimination.

15 MiLB Teams Sue Insurance Companies to Collect Virus Claims

Fifteen minor league baseball teams filed a federal lawsuit against their insurance companies. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, alleges the insurers breached their contracts when they failed to pay claims related to MiLB’s business interruption. It’s been a difficult year for all sports leagues, but probably none more difficult than […]

The centerfield scoreboard at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. (Image: Patrick Gorski/USA Today Sports)

LA Dodgers (38.5) Favorites in Adjusted NL Win Totals

Oddsmakers at PointsBet adjusted their win totals for the upcoming MLB season. The Los Angeles Dodgers appeared in the World Series twice in the past three seasons, and are the consensus favorites once again in the National League. The Dodgers have the best over/under win total in the NL at […]

The scoreboard embedded in the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Image: Marco Esquondoles/Boston Globe)

Adjusted MLB Win Totals: Yankees Top AL with 38.5 Over/Under

With the MLB season set to start at the end of July, bookies scrambled to adjust win totals across the board. In the American League, oddsmakers at PointsBet set the top win total at 38.5 over/under for the New York Yankees. The Yankees are the consensus favorite to win the […]

Portland Sea Dogs transformed their minor league ballpark to become a temporary golf course at Hadlock Field. (Image: YouTube)

Portland Sea Dogs Turn Baseball Stadium Into 9-Hole Golf Course

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade (vodka optional). If you’re the Portland Sea Dogs, you pivot during the coronavirus pandemic. The Sea Dogs modified their minor league ballpark in Maine to become a 9-hole golf course. Instead of baseball games this summer, Hadlock Field will become a temporary […]

LA Dodgers pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, squares around to bunt in a 2019 game at Dodger Stadium in LA. (Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

MLB Proposes Universal DH in 2020 and 2021

Don’t tell Crash Davis, but Major League Baseball wants to install a universal designated hitter for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Pitchers will no longer bat and be subject to awkward hacks at the plate, or hunched over in a bunting stance. A full-time DH in the MLB will replace […]

The NBA coaches’ union shared concerns that some of its members may be adversely impacted by the league’s Orlando protocols, including Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni. (Image: Mark Brown/Getty)

NBA Coaches Fear Orlando Restart Protocols Could Jeopardize Careers

The National Basketball Coaches Association is concerned that some high-risk team staff won’t be able to participate in the NBA’s Orlando restart plan, an absence that could hurt their careers further down the line. That could potentially include some of the league’s older coaches, who could face unique restrictions and […]

Christian Hackenberg failed in the NFL, but is now trying to make it as a major league pitcher. (Image: WCAU NBC-10/Dave Palmer)

NFL Bust Christian Hackenberg Trading Helmet for Baseball Cap

After getting tossed from the NFL, failed quarterback Christian Hackenberg is making a pitch to become a professional baseball player. Hackenberg has been working with a pitching coach in hope of getting signed by a MLB team. The former Penn State signal-caller was taken by the New York Jets with […]

Cardinals 1B Mark McGwire acknowledging the crowd at Busch Stadium in St. Louis after he hit home run #62 in 1998. (Image: Getty)

MLB HR Record: Ruth, Maris, McGwire, Bonds Home Run Kings

ESPN aired its latest 30 for 30 documentary film, “Long Gone Summer,” about the 1998 season when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa chased the elusive MLB home run record previously held by Roger Maris (61 HR in 1961). Since the legendary Babe Ruth set the original HR record with 60 […]