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Past articles by Joe:

Then and now: Eastern League

Following Major League Baseball's announcement that historical league names are returning to the Minors in 2022, provides a refresher on each of the 11 circuits from Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Single-A -- including past champions, famous alumni and more. → Read More


Rutschman humbled by high expectations

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Last year, Adley Rutschman’s first spring in Major League camp was mainly limited to batting practice shows he put on out on the backfields. This time around, the Orioles are giving their No.1 prospect a longer look. Rutschman has appeared in three of the O’s first seven → Read More


Rhys Hoskins excited for Little League Classic

PHILADELPHIA -- For Rhys Hoskins, this weekend in Williamsport, Pa., will spark memories of California summer nights, of little fields and big dreams, of free snow cones for all. That was the policy at Whitney Little League outside Sacramento and five minutes from Hoskins' childhood home, where the future Phillies cleanup hitter first swung for chain-link fences. Every player earned an icy… → Read More


10 active players who could make Hall of Fame

The 2018 National Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced on Jan. 24, and with it, a new group of legends will be revealed. That makes now as good a time as any to ask a speculative question: Which current big leaguers might join them one day in Cooperstown? We're not talking about the easy ones: Ichiro Suzuki, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, the few other superstars who will likely turn… → Read More


Shohei Ohtani MLB posting agreement ratified

The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes have officially begun. Major League owners held a conference call on Friday and unanimously ratified the new Japanese posting agreement, the approval of which was considered a formality. Now Ohtani has until Dec. 22 to sign with a big league club. → Read More


Esurance Best Moment all feel-good stories

Every season has them, the rare moments when the numbers on the scoreboard seem to matter less. We're talking about the great moments that transcend baseball, the ones that pepper highlight reels for generations, more for their backstory and the impact they'll have on a player, a team, a community, going forward. Those weren't in short supply in 2017, when powerful, inspirational stories were… → Read More


Justin Verlander makes first start with Astros

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the Major League schedule has reached its final stretch. This month or so is all about the postseason: getting there or prepping for it, depending on the team. For a team such as the Astros, every move is made with an eye toward October. That's why Tuesday is so important for Houston. Even though the Astros have had the American League West locked up for… → Read More


What to watch for in today's MLB games

The Angels made a huge splash Thursday to show they are serious about staying in the American League Wild Card race, acquiring slugger Justin Upton from the Tigers in maybe the most significant late-August trade in MLB history. Upton could end up being a super-rental, as the outfielder has an opt-out clause in his contract that he can exercise after the season. But for now, he's in Los Angeles,… → Read More


Angels trade for Justin Upton

The Angels and Tigers completed a blockbuster deal prior to Thursday's waiver trade deadline, with Detroit agreeing to send All-Star slugger Justin Upton to Los Angeles for two Minor Leaguers and cash,'s Jon Paul Morosi reported. The Tigers will receive Minor League pitcher Grayson Long, ranked No. 9 among the Angels' top prospects by, and a low-level player to be named… → Read More


MLB Players Weekend team nickname breakdown

It may sound strange, but it's true: Major League Baseball players are people first. People with personalities. And this weekend you'll be able to get a glimpse into those personalities like never before. Introducing the inaugural Players Weekend, a three-day event across Major League baseball to promote creativity around the game and the individuality of the game's players. Throughout the… → Read More


Subway Series highlight of Monday on MLB.TV

As a kid growing up in Manhattan, like so many young baseball fans, Dellin Betances lived for the Subway Series. Each summer, for a few days, it seemed like the entire baseball universe centered around New York. And within the city, that meant friendly rivalries between boroughs, families and generational baseball allegiances. “When you are a kid, you are all watching, trying for bragging… → Read More


Don Baylor dies at 68

Don Baylor, a feared, plate-crowding slugger who won an MVP Award and a World Series during a long playing career, and then went on to manage for nine years, died Monday after a struggle with multiple myeloma. He was 68. “Don passed from this earth with the same fierce dignity with which he played the game and lived his life,“ his wife, Rebecca, said in a statement. → Read More


MLB.TV to feature Yu Darvish's debut

Ever since news of the blockbuster deal of the year broke right before Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, all eyes have been on Los Angeles and its new star starter, Yu Darvish. Now the electrifying righty's tenure with the Dodgers is set to begin. Tonight's matchup highlights a packed 15-game slate that will have plenty of impact on the postseason chase, but no game will garner more attention… → Read More


Yu Darvish, Sonny Gray biggest names traded

Another year, another crazy non-waiver Trade Deadline. Eventful as always, the Deadline came and went Monday with several intriguing deals falling into place. The biggest dominos fell just before the clock struck 4 p.m. ET, with right-hander Yu Darvish going to the Dodgers and right-hander Sonny Gray going to the Yankees. Gray had long been linked to New York, and the two sides made a deal, with… → Read More


Royals' Danny Duffy faces LA's Clayton Kershaw

The final day of play before the MLB All-Star break features a matchup of two of the game's best lefties, pitching for two of baseball's hottest teams. It was hard not to keep an eye toward this matchup when Kansas City arrived in Los Angeles earlier this weekend for a three-game series: Clayton Kershaw vs. Danny Duffy. The two southpaw aces square off as the highlight of a full slate of MLB… → Read More


All-Star voting update in final hours

Just a few hours remain to cast your vote on the Esurance MLB All-Star Game ballot, where several of the game's best players are holding on to narrow leads in positional races bound to go down to the wire. Voting ends tonight at 11:59 ET. The starting players and rosters will be revealed on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The 88th All-Sar Game is set for Marlins Park in Miami on July 11. → Read More


Mets' Noah Syndergaard won't throw for 6 weeks

Noah Syndergaard won't throw for at least six weeks as he recovers from a lat tear he described as “very specific,“ he said Saturday. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hesitated to put a timeframe on Syndergaard's return, noting the righty will have to build up his strength again once the six-week period is up. → Read More


Noah Syndergaard has partial tear of right lat

An MRI revealed Noah Syndergaard suffered a torn right lat muscle, and the Mets ace is heading to the disabled list, the team announced Monday. There is no timetable for his return. → Read More


Aaron Sanchez makes '17 debut vs Chris Archer

The first full weekend of the regular season is here. Less than a week into the 2017 season, Major League Baseball has already packed enough big flies, great plays and tense moments in to make us forget about that long, cold winter. → Read More


Rio Olympics 2016: Meet 9 Out LGBTQ Athletes Representing Their Countries at the Games

The 2016 Rio Olympics have a record 44 out LGBTQ athletes participating. → Read More