Almost 75 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, the pathways for African-Americans in our national pastime are as blocked as ever.
How baseball can move on from sign-stealing scandal, learn mistakes
Trade Retrospective: Cubs continue their rebuild by sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s
The A’s were ready to go all-in, and the rebuilding Cubs did well to capitalize on it.
There’s always one steal, and this might be it.
The Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has taken over the offseason narrative.
When you can’t believe the official story, you’re wont to believe anything.
A trio of bat-first outfielder free agents; the Astros’ heel turn; more players needed like Mike Fiers
To the detriment of the game’s perception and innovation, the same names keep coming up again and again when there are leadership vacancies. .
We all know nothing happened except more of the sign-stealing scandal yesterday, c’mon.
In terms of suspensions, pretty high up there. In terms of human cost, likely on the lower end.
MLB’s bid to contract 42 minor league teams might be because the minor league wage lawsuits just took an unexpected turn.
Tyler Glasnow’s upward trend; Alex Cora’s firing does not fix the problem; Donaldson to the Twins
David Peralta and Miguel Sanó’s extensions; the ethics of the Astros’ management; ripple effects of the Astros scandal
It’s a good development that all MLB teams will add extended netting, but it can’t reverse the harm already done.
This is a curious trade involving one of the smartest teams in baseball trading a top prospect for an underwhelming return.
Extensions, signings, and a pretty weird trade.
The Rays’ and Cards’ trade; down on Los Angeles
The game is getting younger, but put these veterans on your list to see when their teams swing through your city in 2020. It may be your last chance.
The DBacks signed Héctor Rondón; a free agent’s intrinsic value; the Cubs and free agency
Infield defense, demystified.
The price of a win in 2020 free agency; teams that jumped up to contender; the introduction of infielder OAA
Despite some dynamic talent and a new manager, the core incompetencies remain in place.
The Cubs’ potential Sinclair blackout; the Angels’ lackluster offseason; 2020 bounce-back candidates
Brodie Van Wagenen negotiated a contract for Cespedes. Then Van Wagenen’s front office used that contract to stop paying the outfielder.
The White Sox continue their spending spree by exploiting Robert’s lack of leverage.
The New York Yankees, in the 2020 playoffs, could start a game with a pitcher who was suspended for publicly hitting his girlfriend, and finish the game with a pitcher who choked his girlfriend.