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Boston Red Sox Take Over Top Spot as World Series Favorites

The Boston Red Sox have been the dominant team in baseball the last two months and are finally being rewarded for their play. Oddsmakers have dropped their World Series odds from a high of 11/1 to 3/1, the lowest of any team in the league — and putting them ahead […]

The Chicago Cubs acquired Daniel Murphy from the Washington Nationals in exchange for a minor leaguer and future considerations. (Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

Daniel Murphy Traded to Chicago Cubs as Washington Nationals Give Up on 2018

The Washington Nationals have signaled that they aren’t looking to compete down the stretch this season, as they traded away star second baseman Daniel Murphy to the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday. The Cubs sent minor league infielder Andruw Monasterio back to Washington in the deal. The Nationals will also receive […]

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitching has been dreadful lately, as the bullpen gave up five consecutive saves. (Image: AP)

Slumping Los Angeles Dodgers Try to Keep Players Off Disabled List

In the dog days of summer, the Los Angeles Dodgers are getting bit hard by injuries, and it shows as the team continues to melt down. August has been especially difficult, as the team is 6-8 the last two weeks. The biggest blow has been to the bullpen. Closer Kenley […]

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is in stable condition as he recovers from what was a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection. (Image: Tony Dejak/AP)

Cleveland Indians Outfielder Leonys Martin Battling Life-Threatening Bacterial Infection

Cleveland Indians outfielder Leonys Martin is in stable condition while battling a life-threatening bacterial infection that attacked his internal organs. On Monday, Indians president Chris Antonetti addressed the team, saying that Martin had been at the Cleveland Clinic for nearly a week receiving treatment for the infection. Martin Improving After […]

Shohei Ohtani Reaches Babe Ruth Milestone as Pitcher and Slugger

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani did something that hadn’t been done since Babe Ruth did it in 1921. Last week, the 24-year-old baseball sensation from Japan became only the third player in baseball history to hit multiple home runs in a game in the same season where he’s won […]

The Dodgers scored during the trade deadline with not only Manny Machado, but two other players. (Image: Getty)

MLB Trade Deadline Winners and Losers: Machado to Dodgers FTW?

The major league baseball trade deadline can be an intriguing process, often with a flurry of deals as teams in contention for the postseason try to shore up their rosters. Teams seeking talent often look to organizations already out of playoff contention. They get a proven player, while in exchange […]

Pitcher Chris Archer was traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Pittsburgh Pirates at the MLB trade deadline. (Image: AP)

Chris Archer, Wilson Ramos Among Big Names Dealt at MLB Trade Deadline

The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays continued gutting their rosters right before Major League Baseball’s trade deadline on Tuesday, helping several contenders fill holes while preparing themselves for the future. While both of the AL East franchises had made significant moves earlier in July – most notably, the Orioles’ […]

The Washington Nationals were said to be shopping Bryce Harper before the trade deadline, though GM Mike Rizzo said Tuesday morning that Harper would be staying put. (Image: Susan Walsh/AP)

Bryce Harper Trade Rumors Swirl, But Nationals Say He’s Staying Put

Bryce Harper may be one of the best young players in baseball, but that doesn’t mean the Washington Nationals wouldn’t be willing to trade him – assuming the price was right. MLB.com reported Monday that the Nationals were considering trading their All-Star outfielder, though the odds of a deal being […]

The Baltimore Orioles traded closer Zach Britton to the New York Yankees for three minor league pitchers. (Image: Gail Burton/AP)

Yankees Trade Three Prospects for Baltimore Orioles Closer Zach Britton

The New York Yankees announced Tuesday night that they had traded for Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton, beating out several other contenders who were looking to add the two-time All-Star before the trade deadline. The Yankees gave up three minor league pitchers in the deal, including Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll, […]

Corey Oswalt pitches for the Las Vegas 51s, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. While minor league baseball has been played in Las Vegas, the city has never hosted an MLB franchise. (Image: Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Baseball Coming to Las Vegas? MLB Commish Lists Possible Expansion Cities

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the possibility of Major League Baseball expanding to 32 teams last week, with Las Vegas being one of the prime candidates for a future MLB franchise. Manfred was asked about expansion on several occasions during the All-Star break last week, and talked about both the […]

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred speaks at an owners meeting in Glendale, Arizona in February 2010. (Image: AP/Ben Margot)

MLB Commish Rob Manfred Opines on Impact of Legal Sports Betting for Baseball

In a series of interviews this week, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said that he sees both opportunities and challenges when it comes to the expansion of sports betting that is currently happening across the United States. Manfred’s comments were generally positive towards how sports betting could improve engagement […]