Tag Archives: Rob Manfred

Posted on February 6, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The war of words between MLB players and the league continues amidst a historically slow free agent market. Last week, prominent agent Brodie Van Wagenen criticized the owners for their unwillingness to spend money on this year’s class of free agents. On Tuesday, executive director of the […]

Posted on February 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine A slow free agent marke this offseason has not sat well with MLB players, even the ones under contract. Prominent agent Brodie Van Wagenen spoke out on the issue Friday in an open letter he posted via Twitter. In the letter, Van Wagenen says that this year’s stagnant […]

Posted on February 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The offseason hot stove is at a standstill, but talk of Major League Baseball implementing a pitch clock remains a hot topic. Last month, there were rumblings that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was thinking of enacting a pitch clock for the 2018 season, even if the Players Union […]

Posted on January 19, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The 2018 season will mark the end of an era for the Cleveland Indians. It will be the final season the Indians use the controversial Chief Wahoo logo on their uniform. Major League Baseball and the Indians announced Monday they will stop using the logo starting with […]

Posted on January 18, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The idea of a 20-second pitch clock in Major League Baseball has been talked about for several years. But it may become a reality sooner rather than later. Despite resistance from the MLB Players Association, it now appears likely that a pitch clock will be put in […]

Posted on December 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Plans for the Oakland Athletics to build a new stadium have come to a screeching halt. The A’s were hoping to build a new stadium around Laney College, which is adjacent to downtown Oakland. However, the board of Peralta Community College District has instructed the school’s chancellor to […]

Posted on November 21, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has come down hard on the Atlanta Braves following an investigation into their international signing practices. Both former GM John Coppolella and the Braves have received harsh punishments. Coppolella has been placed on MLB’s permanently ineligible list. Meanwhile, the Braves have lost 13 prospects, […]

Posted on October 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Even before the offensive explosion that was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series, there was speculation among players that the baseballs being used were somehow different from the ones used during the regular season. After a 13-12 game that saw aces Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel […]

Posted on October 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Major League Baseball has made a ruling with regard to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel making a racist gesture during Game 3 of the World Series. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Saturday that Gurriel will be suspended for five games. However, the suspension will not go into […]

Posted on September 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The long-awaited sale of the Miami Marlins to the investment group led by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman and Yankees legend Derek Jeter is all but official. MLB owners voted unanimously on Wednesday approving the sale of the Marlins. Only 75% approval was necessary to allow Jeffrey Loria […]

Posted on September 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Investigators from Major League Baseball have determined that the Boston Red Sox have been illegally stealing signs. According to a report published Tuesday by the New York Times, the Red Sox used an Apple Watch to communicate signs stoeln from opposing catchers. Stealing signs is not inherently […]

Posted on April 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s been all but confirmed that Miami Marlins Jeffrey Loria is interested in selling the club, and may be looking to do so quite soon. A number of interesting names have been linked to the potential sale of the Marlins, including New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. […]

Posted on April 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As gambling continues to evolve, it becomes more and more interwoven with the sports world. Yet, outside the state of Nevada, sports gambling remains illegal. However, there are reasons to be optimistic that sports gambling will one day become legal nationwide. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has long […]

Posted on March 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It took a while, but Major League Baseball has finally levied as suspension against New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia for his domestic violence arrest last October. On Wednesday, MLB announced that Familia has been suspended for the first 15 games of the 2017 season. The announcement […]

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