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Past articles by Chad:


Which teams won the most games in a season?

For 95 years, the 1906 Cubs' record of 116 victories stood untouched. Then along came the 2001 Mariners. That team tied the record, although the Cubs doing so during a shorter season means they still boast the best winning percentage in modern AL/NL history. Can those records ever be broken? → Read More


Marlins HR sculpture to be relocated

The Marlins will remove the seven-story "Homer" sculpture from Marlins Park. The Art in Public Places board of Miami-Dade County unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of the Marlins' plan to relocate the colorful, mechanical artwork to a location outside the ballpark, a source told's Joe Frisaro. The Miami Herald → Read More


Yasiel Puig suspended two games for incident

Yasiel Puig received a two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for fighting and inciting a benches-clearing incident Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Giants catcher Nick Hundley received an undisclosed fine for his role in the incident. In the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 loss to San Francisco, Puig expressed frustration after fouling off a Tony… → Read More


Blake Treinen, Brad Hand top relievers for May

Oakland's Blake Treinen and San Diego's Brad Hand were honored for their May performances with MLB's Reliever of the Month Awards on Saturday for the American and National Leagues, respectively. Since arriving in Oakland in a trade with the Nationals last July, Treinen has excelled pitching out of the A's bullpen. This season, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.99 ERA and 13 saves through 22… → Read More


Early look at lineups for all 30 MLB teams

With the late-blooming nature of this winter's Hot Stove season, 2018 rosters are still taking shape around Major League Baseball. A number of top free agents remain available and other big names could be on the move via trades. But Spring Training is just over a month away, and it's never too early to begin thinking about how next season's lineups will shake out.'s beat reporters did… → Read More


Baseball's biggest Black Friday deals

Major League Baseball's clubs are not immune to the annual shopping frenzy that is Black Friday. As much of the country is out scouring for deals in stores and online, front-office executives throughout baseball are doing the same on the trade and free-agent markets. It's the time of year that teams look to fine-tune existing rosters for a championship push or work toward a complete overhaul in… → Read More


Statcast data reflects J.D. Martinez's skills

With free agency underway, it's time to take a closer look at some of the biggest names available on the open market this offseason. Among them is J.D. Martinez, who's arguably the top bat in this free-agent class. After a right foot injury delayed his season debut to mid-May, the 30-year-old outfielder hit .303/.376/.690 with 45 home runs in just 119 games with Detroit and Arizona. → Read More


Red Sox fifth team to earn postseason berth

The Red Sox became the latest team to secure a playoff berth on Wednesday, joining the Nationals, Indians, Astros and Dodgers. Boston's 9-0 win over the Orioles combined with the Angels' loss to the American League-leading Indians clinched a second straight trip to the postseason for the Red Sox. Here's a look at how the rest of Wednesday's action impacted the playoff picture: → Read More


Indians, Astros near AL division crowns

The Indians extended their historic winning streak in dramatic fashion Thursday, walking off against the Royals in the 10th inning for a narrow 3-2 victory. Cleveland's 22nd consecutive win -- an American League record and the second-longest streak in MLB history behind the 1916 New York Giants' 26 -- lowered its magic number to clinch the AL Central to three over the Twins. The Astros also saw… → Read More


Dodgers clinch berth; Indians win again

The Dodgers joined the Nationals as the second team to clinch a playoff berth by bringing an end to their 11-game losing skid Tuesday. The 5-3 win over the Giants punched the Dodgers' ticket to the postseason, guaranteeing them at least a Wild Card spot as they chase a sixth consecutive National League West title. It was a long time coming for the Dodgers, who still own the best record in… → Read More


Did you know? Indians, D-backs win streaks

It's a streaky time in Major League Baseball right now. The D-backs, winners of a franchise-record 13 consecutive games, were off on Thursday before beginning a homestand against the Padres on Friday (9:40 p.m. ET). → Read More


Stanton to face Giants Tuesday on MLB.TV

Much of the spotlight Tuesday will be centered on Giancarlo Stanton, currently baseball's hottest hitter. The Marlins slugger established a new franchise record Monday with his 43rd home run of the season and enters Tuesday's matchup against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants having homered in five consecutive games. That's just one of several intriguing contests on tap as part of the day's full… → Read More


Kershaw vs. Mets highlights MLB.TV slate

The Dodgers return to Los Angeles tonight, opening a nine-game homestand with ace Clayton Kershaw on the mound against the New York Mets. Kershaw brings a National League-leading 2.23 ERA into this start vs. the Mets. Kershaw's outing is just one of several intriguing matchups on tap as part of the day's 11-game schedule. Fans can catch all the action streaming live on MLB.TV. → Read More