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17 dates we can't wait for in 2017

There’s plenty to be excited for as Major League Baseball and the rest of the world flips the calendar to 2017. With a new year, a clean slate, and 91 days until Opening Day, here are 17 dates on the ...

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Heat '16! Swing into '17 with fastest-pitch HRs

Yet velocity isn’t everything. Location and movement also matter, and Major League batters are talented enough to drive almost anything if they are prepared for it. That doesn’t only apply to star players, either. This was a lesson that played ...

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2-Year's Eve Party at Napoli's for Texas?

ARLINGTON — The Rangers are a team that could use offensive reinforcements, and it continues to look likely that reunions with Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton are their next steps in addressing the situation. Major League sources indicate the Rangers ...

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Babe truth: Newbies poised for breakout

MLBPipeline.com’s new Top 100 list doesn’t come out until the end of January, but the Pipeline crew is hard at work trying to sort out who should go where. The list will undoubtedly include players who weren’t previously Top 100-type ...

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Game of Thrown: Big-arms drama resolved

Puig’s April throw was actually the fourth-longest throw of the season. But let’s be honest with ourselves and admit that while it was extremely cool that Kevin Kiermaier unleashed one 323 feet from the warning track to first base in ...

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Made in the trade: Deals sparked HOF cases

• Predicting Cooperstown’s Class of 2017 Here’s a look at some notable trades involving players on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, beginning with the Bagwell-for-Andersen swap and going in chronological order. Aug. 30, 1990: Red Sox trade Bagwell to ...

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Report: Jose Bautista would accept one-year deal

Jose Bautista’s free agent market hasn’t developed as he would have liked it to, and he’s apparently willing to readjust his expectations a little bit. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, Bautista would be willing to listen to one-year ...

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Report: Blue Jays' offer to Encarnacion had potential to reach $100M

by George Halim 9h ago Jason Miller / Getty Images Sport / Getty Edwin Encarnacion could’ve been richer in Toronto. In a Friday interview on “Tim & Sid,” Sportsnet’s Shi David revealed that the Toronto Blue Jays‘ initial four-year, $ ...

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Report: Indians agree to 3-year, $60M deal with Encarnacion

Presented By by George Halim 8h ago Peter Llewellyn / USA TODAY Sports Christmas came early for the Edwing. After weeks of drama, the Cleveland Indians came out victorious in the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, agreeing to a three-year, $ 60-million ...

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Edwindians? Tribe among the power hungry

Last season, Napoli provided leadership off the field and power on it, slugging 34 homers with a team-high 101 RBIs for the American League champions. The Tribe has maintained an interest in bringing back Napoli on a short-term contract, but ...

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