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  • This Day in Braves History: February 25
    • This Day in Braves History: February 25
    Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images Braves Franchise History 2014 - The Braves announced that Javy Lopez, Dave Pursley and Rabbit Maranville will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on May 23. MLB History 1905 - The Chicago Cubs travel to Santa Monica, California to begin Spring Training. 1917 - The Chicago White S...
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  • • Sunday Notes: Synced Up and Simplified, Mick Abel is Watching in a New Way
    Plus Matt Krook's crazy debut, Eric Hosmer's stellar career, Wally Moses's Boggs-like season, revisiting the Jobe-Mayer draft decision, facts and stats galore, and more....
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  • • Cubs To Re-Sign Cody Bellinger
    One of free agency’s top hitters reached an agreement overnight, as center fielder Cody Bellinger is in agreement with the Cubs on a three-year, $80MM deal per Jeff Passan of ESPN. Per Passan, the deal includes opt-outs following the 2024 and 2025 seasons. Passan adds that the deal is slightly frontloaded, with Bellinger making $30MM…...
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  • • The Bellinger Uncertainty
    Reports indicate the Cubs and Cody Bellinger reached a deal for three years and $80 million, with Bellinger getting to opt out after each of the first two seasons. The deal reflects uncertainty about Bellinger’s future on both sides of the transaction. Bellinger averaged 1.6 fWAR over the last three season, but with a huge […]...
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  • Braves News: First spring game, infield preview, more
    • Braves News: First spring game, infield preview, more
    Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves news and notes from Saturday Michael Harris looked very ready for the season on Saturday, as he homered and doubled. Spencer Strider looked good as well, with his usual strikeout-heavy results through two innings, featuring his new breaking ball that he says he will take into the season. One pla...
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  • Orioles defeat Red Sox, 4-3, on Cowser’s 2-run homer in 9th; Burnes debuts with scoreless inning, Rutschman homers
    • Orioles defeat Red Sox, 4-3, on Cowser’s 2-run homer in 9th; Burnes debuts with scoreless inning, Rutschman homers
    SARASOTA, Florida-What’s happening?-Cole Irvin will start against Mitch Keller when the Orioles visit the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park in Bradenton on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Geoff Arnold and Ben McDonald will call the game on WBAL/98 Rock. The game will be televised by MLB.TV. First baseman Ryan Mountcastle and catcher James McCann are among [R...
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  • Report: Cubs, Cody Bellinger agree to 3-year, $80M deal
    • Report: Cubs, Cody Bellinger agree to 3-year, $80M deal
    The Chicago Cubs and free agent Cody Bellinger agreed to a three-year, $80 million contract, ESPN reported late Saturday night....
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  • Cubs News: Cubs sign Cody Bellinger
    • Cubs News: Cubs sign Cody Bellinger
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The long-awaited deal has happened as Cody Bellinger returns on a three-year deal with opt-outs The Chicago Cubs and Cody Bellinger have agreed to a three-year, $80 million deal for the outfielder/first baseman to return to Chicago, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. BREAKING: Centerfielder Cody Bellinger...
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  • Fitt: Observations from another riveting day at Globe Life
    • Fitt: Observations from another riveting day at Globe Life
    Oklahoma State won a 14-inning thriller against Arkansas in a game highlighted by a parade of exciting arms, and Oregon State flexed its offensive muscle against Michigan. Continue reading this article and more premium content. Required plans Monthly Subscription, D1 + SEC Extra Monthly Subscription, Monthly Subscription + Streaming,...
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  • • Bellinger returning to Cubs on three-year deal (report)

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  • Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M
    The Cubs are bringing back Cody Bellinger on a three-year deal worth $80 million, sources told ESPN....
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  • Report: Bellinger, Cubs strike 3-year, $80M deal
    • Report: Bellinger, Cubs strike 3-year, $80M deal
  • Cubs 8, Giants 4: Brennen Davis makes his case
    • Cubs 8, Giants 4: Brennen Davis makes his case
    Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images The Cubs prospect looks healthy, at last. Brennen Davis was all over Top 100 prospect lists from 2020-22 and played in the 2021 Futures Game. The outfielder, who the Cubs took in the second round in 2018 out of high school in Arizona, seemed like one of those proverbial “can’t-miss” pr...
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  • • J.D. Martinez Turned Down Offer From Giants
    The Giants made J.D. Martinez a contract offer at some point this offseason prior to the team’s deal with Jorge Soler, the New York Post’s Jon Heyman reports.  Martinez rejected the offer because he “didn’t want to go there,” Heyman writes, which could indicate any number of concerns (roster fit, playing time, geography, etc...
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  • • Bellinger returning to Cubs on three-year deal (report)
  • • Top prospect Jones cranks 470-foot HR in first spring AB
  • • Jackie Bradley Jr. “Open” To Continuing Career
    Veteran center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. remains “open” to continuing his career, according to a report from Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. Abraham adds that Bradley has continued to work out throughout the offseason in hopes of returning to the field this spring. Bradley, 34 in April, signed with the Royals on a minor…...
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  • • Enrique Hernandez Reportedly Deciding Between Four Teams
    Free agent utility player Enrique Hernandez is deciding between the Giants, Angels, Twins, and Padres, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The news comes on the heels of a report yesterday that indicated Hernandez was nearing a decision. Hernandez, 32, opened the 2024 season as the starting shortstop for the Red…...
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  • Washington Nationals news & notes: Grapefruit League opener today; Davey Martinez preparing for season + more...
    • Washington Nationals news & notes: Grapefruit League opener today; Davey Martinez preparing for season + more...
    Notes and quotes to get you ready for the start of the Grapefruit League season... NATIONALS PREPARE FOR GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE OPENER: With one day to go before the start of Grapefruit League action, Davey Martinez and his club put in work on Friday, preparing for the first game of the spring, which takes place today in West Palm Beach, FL (6:05 PM ET; Radio: nats.com; with a replay on the MLB Network...2024
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  • • Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep - February 24, 2024
    RPs w/ Rosterable Ratios (+ Two NL Hitters) Relief pitching is a combustible commodity (they're the RBs of fantasy baseball) but using late picks on the proper RPs can help to fortify your pitching. RPs with high SwStr%* and K/9 can add helpful 2x a week dominance. A Rosterable Ratio RP may not provide many saves, but they can add surprisingly high strikeout totals and sneaky wins here and there t...2024
  • Cubs 8, White Sox 1: Not Great!
    • Cubs 8, White Sox 1: Not Great!
    Some things never change. | @kindableu Nothing really matters, anyway Today is the day, friends. We’ve got baseball back after a long yet mildly-warm winter. There are new guys on the field competing for that coveted spot in the big leagues, and a new face in the booth with Steve Stone. I’ve enjoyed listening to John Schriffen, but I know fans miss Jason Benetti. Getting this out of t...2024
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  • Washington Nationals news & notes: Pitching plans for Nats’ weekend matchups; Jackson Rutledge in 2024 + more...
    • Washington Nationals news & notes: Pitching plans for Nats’ weekend matchups; Jackson Rutledge in 2024 + more...
    Notes and quotes as the Nationals prepare for the Grapefruit League opener tomorrow... PITCHING PLANS: Having announced his plan to send Patrick Corbin out to start the Grapefruit League opener on Saturday, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez provided more details about the plans for the pitching over the first weekend of games this spring. Corbin will start against the Houston Astros ...2024
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  • White Sox “need” new stadium to compete?
    • White Sox “need” new stadium to compete?
    Apparently, billionaire Jerry Reinsdorf needs more money, and he doesn’t even feel he needs to ask you for it. | John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images We’ve heard this song and dance before Haven’t we heard this story before? Jerry Reinsdorf is again making specious and unsubstantiated claims that the ballpark his White Sox play in inhibits them from competin...2024
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  • Dodgers superstars set to square off in mega-hyped matchup
    • Dodgers superstars set to square off in mega-hyped matchup
    There will be extra buzz at Los Angeles Dodgers camp on Thursday, as one of the most hyped live batting practice matchups in recent memory is slated to take place....2024
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  • Today in White Sox History: February 21
    • Today in White Sox History: February 21
    Joe Jackson [second from left] and his other six Black Sox defendants thought they were home free from game-fixing accusations, but all ended up banished for the game, forever. | Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection/Chicago History Museum/Getty Images South Carolina comes to Shoeless’ defense 1909 Fielder Jones formally tends his resignation as manager, also retiring as a playe...2024
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  • 2024 MLB Season Preview: San Diego Padres
    • 2024 MLB Season Preview: San Diego Padres
    Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports After a supremely disappointing 2023 and an offseason full of cutting salary, the Padres will look to compete in 2024 with a pared-back roster The San Diego Padres entered the 2023 season with championship aspirations and a star-studded roster, but pulled off an epic faceplant and missed the postseason entirely. The offseason has been a sea change both on an...2024
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  • Braves News: Bally Sports Spring Training Schedule, Spencer Strider, More
    • Braves News: Bally Sports Spring Training Schedule, Spencer Strider, More
    Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images How to watch the Braves throughout Spring Training. Could one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball be getting a deeper arsenal of pitches? That was the speculation on Monday when Spencer Strider went head-to-head with Austin Riley and Matt Olson in live batting practice at Spring Training: Spencer Strider working on a new pitch...2024
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  • BCB After Dark: Minor moves with major impact?
    • BCB After Dark: Minor moves with major impact?
    The late-night/early-morning spot for Cubs fans asks which of today’s minor league signings was the better move. It’s another Monday night here at BCB After Dark: the coolest club for night owls, early risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. We are so glad that you stopped by. New faces or old friends, everyone is welcome here. Please come on in and grab a table. There’s no cover charge. Bring y...2024
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Baseball videos, highlights

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    Boston Red Sox vs Baltimore Orioles TODAY FULL GAME February 24, 2024 | MLB Spring Training 2024
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  • Darryl Strawberry on Getting Arrested for Pointing a Gun at His Wife During Argument (Part 7)
    Darryl Strawberry on Getting Arrested for Pointing a Gun at His Wife During Argument (Part 7)
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  • Podcast Premiere: Steve Cohen And Howie Rose Get Ready For the 2024 Season
    Podcast Premiere: Steve Cohen And Howie Rose Get Ready For the 2024 Season
    In this very special premiere episode of Meet at the Apple, Howie Rose is joined by Steve Cohen to talk about the upcoming 2024 ......
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Baseball stats and results

  • • Sunday Notes: Synced Up and Simplified, Mick Abel is Watching in a New Way
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  • • Braves News: First spring game, infield preview, more
    Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Braves news and notes from Saturday Michael Harris looked very ready for the season on Saturday, as he homered and doubled. Spencer Strider looked good as well, with his usual strikeout-heavy results through two innings, featuring his new breaking ball that he says he will take into the season. One player I want to focus on is Nacho Alvarez, however, ...2024
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  • • Looking For Regression- Pitchers Edition- Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep- February 25, 2024
    Looking For Regression- Pitchers Edition Result stats like ERA will rarely correlate exactly to analytics measurements like xERA, FIP, and xFIP. When the difference is wide during a season, that can indicate that there will be a regression the following season. The change can be positive or negative, depending on which way the difference goes. The differences can explain some of what you see in...2024
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  • Recap: Spencer Strider looks sharp, Michael Harris homers in Braves 6-5 win over the Rays
    • Recap: Spencer Strider looks sharp, Michael Harris homers in Braves 6-5 win over the Rays
    Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Braves had a couple of their regulars look strong, get a win in their opening spring training game. Michael Harris II did his best Ronald Acuńa Jr impersonation Saturday afternoon, hitting a leadoff homer on the first pitch of the game, while Spencer Strider looked sharp in the Braves 6-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday afternoon. The game wasn't televis...2024
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  • Cubs vs. Giants at Scottsdale preview, Saturday 2/24, 2:05 CT
    • Cubs vs. Giants at Scottsdale preview, Saturday 2/24, 2:05 CT
    Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs play their first spring road contest of 2024. Saturday notes... THE NEW GUYS: The Cubs made the minor-league signings of David Peralta and Dominic Smith official Friday. They’ll both get NRI to camp. Smith is not expected to be ready to play until later in March. THE NEW UNIFORMS: Molly Knight has words on how awful they are. THE FIRST GAME: Some ...2024
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  • Atlanta Braves game today: TV schedule, channel, latest record, and Braves schedule 2024
    • Atlanta Braves game today: TV schedule, channel, latest record, and Braves schedule 2024
    Is there an Atlanta Braves game today? Get the latest scores, upcoming games and everything else about the 2024 Atlanta Braves schedule....2024
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  • 2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 36: Calvin Harris
    • 2024 South Side Sox Top Prospect No. 36: Calvin Harris
    Calvin Harris may not stick behind the plate for long, but his offensive game will keep him on the field, somewhere. | Salina Rae Silver/South Side Sox His solid lefty bat alone should carry him through the system Calvin HarrisCatcher6´0´´215 poundsAge: 222023 High Level Kannapolis (Low-A)Age relative to high level-+0.1 yearsSSS rank among all catchers in the system 3Overall 2023 stats 34...2024
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  • Today in White Sox History: February 24
    • Today in White Sox History: February 24
    On this day 58 years ago, future White Sox hurler Tom Seaver signed with Atlanta in a deal that was quickly voided; three years later with the Mets, Seaver (seen here leaping above the pile at the mound) knocked the Braves out of the first-ever NLDS. | Paul Demaria/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images A future White Sox star gets his pro career started in dubious fashion 1948 White Sox ...2024
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  • • 2024 Fantasy Baseball Sabermetric Notes: Pitchers
    In our continuing series on the Sabermetric analysis that shapes our Player projections in our 2024 Player Projections Draft Advisor. Today we'll take a look at some of the indicators that are defining our 2024 Pitcher projections: George Kirby (SP-SEA) ended 2023 recording a 3.52 ERA, 8.1 K/9, 0.8 BB/9, and 3.63 xFIP in his 31 starts (190 IP) this season. While his K/9 isn't exactly impressive, h...2024
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Baseball fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fredericton fantasy baseball league all about camaraderie, bragging rights
    A Fredericton fantasy baseball league has been going for more than three decades. Organizer Bob MacMullen says the most valuable thing up for grabs is bragging rights....2024
  • Watch: Blue Jays embarrass star relief pitcher over fantasy football record
    • Watch: Blue Jays embarrass star relief pitcher over fantasy football record
    Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza is apparently far more successful as a relief pitcher than a fantasy football manager, as we all found out on Saturday....2024
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  • Watch: Blue Jays pitcher fulfills punishment from fantasy football league
    • Watch: Blue Jays pitcher fulfills punishment from fantasy football league
    Fortunately for him, he is a better baseball player than he is a fantasy football manager. The lefty was one of Toronto’s most reliable relievers in 2023, posting a 1.52 ERA in 53.1 innings of work....2024
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  • LOOK: Jays' Tim Mayza fulfills fantasy punishment by serving as bat boy for spring training game
    • LOOK: Jays' Tim Mayza fulfills fantasy punishment by serving as bat boy for spring training game
    The Toronto pitcher also wore a special jersey number for the occasion...2024
  • • Podapallooza 2024 Day 1
    Justin Mason is joined by some of the best in the fantasy baseball industry to discuss everything you will need for you fantasy baseball drafts in 2024! Source...2024
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  • • 2024 Fantasy Baseball Sabermetric Notes: Pitchers
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  • • Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep - February 24, 2024
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  • Too much of a good thing
    • Too much of a good thing
     Yesterday while shopping for furniture I knew that this would be my chance to finally get to Target to see if the 2024 cards were there.I had checked for cards once before last week during a quick spin through Walmart. The area where the cards were was being replaced by Easter baskets and decorations for sale. The new card station was vacant except for some fantasy something or other.So I do...2024
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  • • The Playbook, Inning 9: Mastering the 2024 fantasy baseball player pool
    Tristan H. Cockcroft's 9-part "Playbook" lays out how to go from fantasy novice to expert in one season....2024
  • • 2024 Fantasy Baseball Points Leagues: Risers & Fallers
    The top fantasy baseball points league risers and fallers of 2024 The post 2024 Fantasy Baseball Points Leagues: Risers & Fallers appeared first on Pitcher List....2024

Baseball injury and suspension

  • • This Day in Braves History: February 25
    Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images Braves Franchise History 2014 - The Braves announced that Javy Lopez, Dave Pursley and Rabbit Maranville will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on May 23. MLB History 1905 - The Chicago Cubs travel to Santa Monica, California to begin Spring Training. 1917 - The Chicago White Sox acquire first baseman Chick Grandil from Clevel...2024
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  • Washington Nationals news & notes: Keibert Ruiz in 2024; Stone Garrett building back up
    • Washington Nationals news & notes: Keibert Ruiz in 2024; Stone Garrett building back up
    Notes and quotes from the Nationals’ skipper in Spring Training... RUIZ’S SPOT: Keibert Ruiz hit 3rd or 4th in the lineup most nights post-trade deadline last season, but he was all over the middle of the Nationals’ order throughout the 2023 season. Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez said when he spoke with reporters this past Friday there would be some tinkering with lineups this spring as he tries to...2024
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  • • Looking For Regression- Pitchers Edition- Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep- February 25, 2024
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  • Two Angels infielders sidelined by injury early in spring training
    • Two Angels infielders sidelined by injury early in spring training
    The Angels infield depth has taken a bit of a hit in recent days, as Sam Blum of The Athletic noted that a second baseman is dealing with a hamstring issue and pulled himself from yesterday’s team workouts....2024
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  • • Cubs 8, Giants 4: Brennen Davis makes his case
    Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images The Cubs prospect looks healthy, at last. Brennen Davis was all over Top 100 prospect lists from 2020-22 and played in the 2021 Futures Game. The outfielder, who the Cubs took in the second round in 2018 out of high school in Arizona, seemed like one of those proverbial “can’t-miss” prospects, a guy who was going to make the big leagu...2024
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  • • Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (2/24/24): Cubs 8, Giants 4 – Cubs Build Another Snowman in Win
    The Cubs played their first road game of the spring in Scottsdale against the Giants Saturday afternoon. For the second consecutive game, Chicago took a big lead and won easily with an eight-run tally. The hero Saturday was Brennen Davis, the once highly touted outfield prospect who has struggled mightily with injuries last two seasons. … The post Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (2/24/24): Cubs...2024
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  • • NL Central Notes: India, Ashby, Santana, Pirates
    Plantar fasciitis sidelined Jonathan India last summer, and the injury is still impacting the Reds infielder’s availability as Spring Training begins.  Manager David Bell told the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Charlie Goldsmith and other reporters that India isn’t slated to appear in a game until March 7 or 8, as India’s plantar fasciitis tore during the offseason…...2024
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  • Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Cubs/White Sox edition
    • Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Cubs/White Sox edition
    The Cubs played the Sox yesterday in Arizona. Here’s a photo from a long-ago game at Wrigley Field. The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 in a spring game Friday, so now let’s take a look at a long-ago game between these two teams. The Facebook page where I found this photo said it was from 1937, but that is literally impossible. Why? Because in 1937, the Wrigley Field scoreboard had two flagpoles, on...2024
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  • Weekend Rumblings - News for February 24, 2024
    • Weekend Rumblings - News for February 24, 2024
    Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images Vinnie is back. Sam McDowell writes about how Vinnie Pasquantino turned his injury into a productive time. That’s at least partially how he arrived at the productive aspect. See, there’s something you should know about Pasquantino, in case you don’t already. He hates free time. He spends his offseason working because, well, he enjoys it. On Sunday,...2024
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  • This Day in Braves History: Commissioner voids contract between Atlanta and Tom Seaver
    • This Day in Braves History: Commissioner voids contract between Atlanta and Tom Seaver
    Braves Franchise History 1966 - The Braves sign Tom Seaver out of USC, but the deal will later be voided and Seaver will be selected by the Mets in a special draft. 2016 - The Braves announce that John Schuerholz and Andruw Jones will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. MLB History 1896 - The National League adopts some rule changes in the National Agreement that divides the minor leagues ...2024
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Baseball trade rumors, contract, salary rumors

  • • This Day in Braves History: February 25
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  • • Sunday Notes: Synced Up and Simplified, Mick Abel is Watching in a New Way
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  • • Braves News: First spring game, infield preview, more
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  • • Report: Cubs, Cody Bellinger agree to 3-year, $80M deal
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  • • Cubs News: Cubs sign Cody Bellinger
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images The long-awaited deal has happened as Cody Bellinger returns on a three-year deal with opt-outs The Chicago Cubs and Cody Bellinger have agreed to a three-year, $80 million deal for the outfielder/first baseman to return to Chicago, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. BREAKING: Centerfielder Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a three-...2024
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  • MLB free agent tracker: Blake Snell, Matt Chapman remain on market as spring training begins
    • MLB free agent tracker: Blake Snell, Matt Chapman remain on market as spring training begins
    It's been a slow crawl through MLB free agency this offseason...2024
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  • • Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M
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  • Former Dodger Cody Bellinger Re-Signs With Chicago Cubs
    • Former Dodger Cody Bellinger Re-Signs With Chicago Cubs
    Cody Bellinger, the best remaining free agent position player in baseball, is re-signing with the Chicago Cubs, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. The deal is a three-year, $80 million contract. BREAKING: Centerfielder Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a three-year, $80 million contract, sources tell ESPN. Bellinger will receive opt-outs after …...2024
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  • • Washington Nationals news & notes: Keibert Ruiz in 2024; Stone Garrett building back up
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  • • He's the king of missing bats ... and still a free agent
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  • • Braves News: First spring game, infield preview, more
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  • • Cubs News: Cubs sign Cody Bellinger
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  • • MLB free agent tracker: Blake Snell, Matt Chapman remain on market as spring training begins
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  • • Washington Nationals news & notes: Keibert Ruiz in 2024; Stone Garrett building back up
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  • Spring training roundup: Corbin Burnes sharp in O’s debut
    • Spring training roundup: Corbin Burnes sharp in O’s debut
    Corbin Burnes struck out two and allowed one hit in one scoreless inning during his first spring training start since...2024
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  • • Two Angels infielders sidelined by injury early in spring training
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  • • Jen Pawol becomes 1st woman to umpire major league spring training game since 2007
    It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest as umpire at the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday in West Palm Beach, Fla....2024
  • Pawol first woman to ump spring game since '07
    • Pawol first woman to ump spring game since '07
    It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league spring training contest when she umpired the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday....2024
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  • Brewers win first game of the spring over San Diego, 11-7
    • Brewers win first game of the spring over San Diego, 11-7
    Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Wes Clarke homers twice as four Brewers collect multiple hits Box Score The Milwaukee Brewers took their spring training opener against the San Diego Padres Saturday afternoon, winning 11-7 behind 13 hits, including a two-homer game for Wes Clarke. The Crew kicked off the game with consecutive singles by Sal Frelick, Jackson Chourio, and Tyler Black. While F...2024
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  • • Enrique Hernandez Reportedly Deciding Between Four Teams
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  • • Sources: Bellinger, Cubs agree on 3 years, $80M
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Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball (MLB, sometimes ML) is the only first-class professional baseball tournament in North America. Founded in 1903, it has two main groups, the National League and the American League. Both main groups are divided into three groups, the East Division, the Central Division and the West Division. There are 29 US and one Canadian teams in the Major League. The rules of the tournament are laid down in the Major League Baseball Constitution.


The course of the championship

The tournament consists of two parts, the first part is the regular season, followed by the three-section playoffs (post-season or playoff), which ends with the final called World Series in early November.


Regular season

Teams begin preparing for the championship in February in training camps in Florida and Arizona in particular. The regular season starts at the end of March or beginning of April and lasts until the end of September or beginning of October. During this period, each team plays 162 games, approx. half within the group, over one-third within the league, and the remain ones with other league teams in interleague matches.


Post-Season (Playoff)

At the end of the regular season, 8 teams will advance to the post-season, the playoffs: the group winners (3-3 teams) and the team with the most points in each league, this is the wildcard position. The eight teams will play against each other in three stages. They will remain in the league for the first two rounds and the American and National League champions will only play against each other in the World Series.


World Series

The World Series final match is played in late October or early November, with the American League and the National League winner. Teams play a maximum of seven games but do not play any further matches after four wins.


All-Star Match

In the middle of the season, in early July, there is a three-day break in the championship and that is the time for the All-Star match. Defensive players are selected for the All-Star team based on votes from supporters. Some pitchers are selected by the team manager, some by Major League players.


The teams

In Major League - as in other American professional sports - the same teams participate from year to year. The worst performing teams are not being downgraded at the end of the year like in football. In baseball, there is a minor league (Minor League Baseball), but the teams here belong to Major League clubs and rather have a role in junior education.


Major League Baseball

American League

East
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Central
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins

West
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Texas Rangers

National League

East
Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Washington Nationals

Central
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals

West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants

Team Names

Contrary to European tradition, in American professional sports, clubs choose a standard structured name. The name consists of two parts, the first is the geographical location (usually the name of the city) and the second is the club name. In the 20th century, team names were invented by team owners. However, on several occasions fans have ignored the new name invented by management and continue to use the old name. Such a name change attempt was the renaming of „Boston Braves” to „Boston Bees” or „Philadelphia Blue Jays” to „Philadelphia Phillies”. No new names were left.


Team Jerseys

Major League Baseball rules require all players of a team to play in the same uniform. Each team has two types of jerseys, one for home games and one for away games. The national jersey is usually white and the foreign jersey is gray and both uniforms are decorated with team colors and emblems. On the home team's white jersey you usually find the name of the team for example Mets from the New York Mets, while the gray jersey of the away team includes the city or state where the guest team came from, e.g. Texas form Texas Rangers. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Philadelphia Phillies in the gray jersey for away matches, uses Phillies instead of the Philadelphia. The jerseys of different colors were introduced because at that time for the away team it was difficult to arrange washing, so they chose a color on what dirt was less visible. From the 1990s, clubs wanted to sell more jerseys, so they introduced more kinds of jerseys. So nowadays teams also have special 'Sunday jerseys' or training jerseys as well.