MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Chatter Surrounding Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and More



The MLB offseason has already been filled with blockbuster trades and huge free-agent signings, but the trade rumors that continue to circulate around the biggest names in the sport could signal more change to come. With stars like first baseman Ryan Howard, starting pitcher Cole Hamels and outfielder Allen Craig all reportedly on the market, the landscape of baseball could…

Pat Neshek to Astros: Latest Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction



The Houston Astros continued their busy offseason by reportedly signing 34-year-old relief pitcher Pat Neshek, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com: Bob Nightengale of the USA Today reported that Neshek's deal is for two-years. The signing of Neshek was not the only upgrade Houston made in the bullpen. According to Nightengale, the Astros signed fellow relief pitcher Luke Gregerson to…

2015 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot Revealed: Full List of Candidates and Reaction



The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, is one of the most important Hall of Fame exhibits in all of sports, and the Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed the ballot featuring the 2015 nominees on Monday.    According to the official website of the Baseball Hall of Fame, the following 34 names (17 first-year candidates and…

Justin Upton Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Braves of



The Atlanta Braves made a blockbuster trade when they sent Jason Heyward to the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, and the organization is now also reportedly fielding trade offers for power-hitting outfielder Justin Upton.    According to a report from Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, “In an age of scarce offense, Upton’s skills are rare and highly valuable. And…

Aramis Ramirez Opts in to Brewers Contract: Latest Details and Reaction



Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez has accepted the mutual option on his contract and will remain with the franchise for the 2015 MLB season.     The Brewers’ official Twitter account announced the news Monday:According to Bill Baer of HardballTalk, the one-year option is worth $14 million.Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com broke down the deal and why it was the smart move:Ramirez will…

MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated ALCS, NLCS Bracket, Day 9 Predictions



The 2014 MLB playoffs have been full of intriguing matchups and wild outcomes, but the schedule indicates the madness surrounding October baseball is far from over. The American and National League Championship Series are beginning to heat up. On the National League side, perennial World Series contenders the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals have begun a fierce…

MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated ALCS, NLDS Bracket, Day 5 Predictions



After watching Kansas City and Baltimore sweep their respective 2014 MLB playoff series Sunday, baseball fans are ready to watch what happens in Monday's two National League Division series matchups.This year’s postseason schedule has lived up to the hype thus far, and the intense action in both the American and National League playoffs has hardcore and casual baseball fans alike…