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The New York Yankees have lost seven of nine games, and are rapidly falling out of the AL East race. (Image: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)

Yankees Slide into Fourth Place Worries Manager, Fans, Bookmakers

The New York Yankees suffered a sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, the latest in a string of disappointing results for the preseason World Series favorites. The Phillies blanked the Yankees 7-0 on Sunday, handing New York its third straight loss and its seventh defeat […]

Gerrit Cole didn’t quite know how to answer a question over whether or not he has used Spider Tack to improve his grip on the baseball. (Image: Adam Hunger/Getty)

Cy Young Favorite Gerrit Cole Punts on Question About Sticky Substances

In recent days, Major League Baseball has moved to crack down on foreign substances that benefit pitchers. On Tuesday, Gerrit Cole stumbled over a question about whether or not he had ever used a sticky product known as Spider Tack while pitching. Cole neither confirmed nor denied using Spider Tack […]

Mike Trout says there’s no firm timetable for his injury return. But he remains among the top candidates to win the AL MVP award. (Image: Winslow Townson/AP)

Mike Trout Unsure of Return Date, Still Ranks Among Top AL MVP Candidates

Before Monday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout said he’s still not sure when he’ll be back on the field. But even a long-term injury isn’t enough to sportsbooks to remove the superstar outfielder from the list of leading AL MVP hopefuls. The three-time […]

The New York Mets lead the NL East despite a rash of injuries that threatened to derail their season. (Image: @Mets/Twitter)

New York Mets Overcome Injuries, Slow Start to Build Lead in NL East

The New York Mets spent most of May playing with a depleted roster ravaged by injuries, something that seems almost typical for fans of the franchise. But a funny thing happened during that stretch. Rather than fall apart, the Mets put together a run that saw them take control of […]

A variety of NFTs are for sale on the AtomicHub digital marketplace. (Image: AtomicHub)

The NFT Bubble May Have Broken, but Sports Collectibles Show Some Resilience

Anyone closely following the NFT space has noticed that the market has cooled in recent weeks following a burst of interest in non-fungible tokens earlier this spring. But a recent story by Protos examined just how far interest in these products, including some sports NFTs, has actually fallen. According to […]

The Tampa Bay Rays won in extra innings on Monday to push their winning streak to 11 games. (Image: Julio Aguilar/Getty)

Tampa Bay Rays Win 11 Straight to Assert Themselves in AL East Race

The Tampa Bay Rays won in dramatic fashion on both Sunday and Monday, extending their winning streak to 11 games and taking over first place in the highly competitive AL East race. The Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-8 on Monday, overcoming two Vladimir Guerrero Jr. home runs to […]

Angels outfielder Mike Trout could miss up to 6 to 8 weeks with a right calf strain. (Image: Winslow Townson/AP)

Mike Trout Injury Makes Shohei Ohtani Favorite for AL MVP Award

The Los Angeles Angels are struggling to stay in contention early in the season, despite outstanding performances from their two best players. Now, the team will have to try to turn things around without superstar Mike Trout, who could miss up to two months with a strained calf. Trout exited […]

The Chicago White Sox have the best record in baseball and lead the AL Central by 3.5 games. (Image: Jim Mone/AP)

The Chicago White Sox Might Just be the Best Team in Baseball

The Chicago White Sox came into the 2021 season with high hopes. They expected to contend for the AL Central title, and most experts considered them one of the top teams in the American League. Now, after 40 games, the White Sox aren’t just meeting those expectations, they’re surpassing them, […]

Just as he started cooking at the plate with nine home runs, New York Yankees DH Giancarlo Stanton will miss time with a quad injury. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Giancarlo Stanton Out Again, Yankees Send DH to IL with Quad Strain

For the third season in a row, the New York Yankees are plagued with injuries to their starters and pitching staff. And, once again, Giancarlo Stanton counts among the growing number of players on the injury list after the Yankees shut him down with a quadriceps strain. Stanton indicated he […]

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have experienced dramatic price drops in recent days, impacting the prices of sports NFTs like Topps MLB as well. (Image: Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Cryptocurrency Plunge Sends WAX, Topps MLB NFT Prices Tumbling

Over the past week, cryptocurrency prices have dropped significantly. As of Monday afternoon, Bitcoin had fallen nearly 27% over the last seven days, while Ethereum fell 19% over the same period. Smaller cryptocurrencies also felt the pinch, and that meant falling prices for Topps MLB NFTs as well. WAX, the […]

Jarred Kelenic will make his debut for the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night, likely starting in left field. (Image: Abbie Parr/Getty)

Top Prospect Jarred Kelenic Debuting for Seattle Mariners Thursday Night

Jarred Kelenic has spent much of the last three years as one of the most hyped prospects in Major League Baseball. On Thursday night, he’ll make his long-awaited debut for the Seattle Mariners as they take on the Cleveland Indians. Kelenic ranks as the No. 4 prospect in baseball, according […]