MLB Implementing Experimental Pace of Play Rule Changes for Fall League



With Major League Baseball's games constantly increasing in length, the league took a big step toward quickening play Wednesday. Via Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk, MLB will experiment with a number of rules in this year's Arizona Fall League in the interest of speeding up games in the future. Barry Svrluga of The Washington Post revealed a few of the most significant regulations…

Chris Davis Suspended 25 Games for Amphetamines: Latest Details and Reaction



Updates from Saturday, Sept. 13  Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports on Davis' efforts to acquire an exemption from the amphetamine rules: Original Text The Baltimore Orioles appear to be playoff bound, but they will be without first baseman Chris Davis for the next 25 games due to a violation of MLB's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. According to MLB Public…

Twitter Reacts as Jon Lester Is Reportedly Traded for Yoenis Cespedes



The Oakland Athletics continued their wheeling-and-dealing ways Thursday by acquiring starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes prior to the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver trade deadline. The surprising blockbuster trade was first reported by Alex Speier of WEEI.com and later confirmed in full by Jeff Passan of Yahoo…

MLB Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels and More



With the MLB's July 31 non-waiver trade deadline quickly approaching, rumors and speculation have been running rampant regarding potential trades. The most interesting ones involve pitchers who could potentially help the starting rotations and bullpens of contenders. Top arms are seemingly much more difficult to come by than big bats, which is why there is always so much interest. One…

Derek Jeter Leading Top-20 List of MLB Jersey Sales



He may be on the verge of retirement, but New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is still the most popular player in baseball based on current jersey sale numbers. According to MLB Public Relations on Twitter, no MLB player has sold more jerseys this season than the Bronx Bombers' captain: Some might view buying Jeter's jersey as a poor investment since…