Whoever successfully negotiates the byzantine negotiations of signing Japanese players must then decide whether he should pitch or hit — or do both.

  • Nov 17, 2017

Hulking Miami slugger edges Reds’ Joey Votto in close vote; diminutive Astros star wins AL award in a runaway.

  • Nov 16, 2017

Lovullo and Monitor both received 18 of a possible 30 first-place votes by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, after guiding their teams to the 2017 postseason one year after they had lost a combined 196 games.

  • Nov 14, 2017

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers young sluggers combined for 91 home runs.

  • Nov 13, 2017

While other teams with a clear analytical bent have won titles, none did so with the same aggressiveness and thoroughness and the same all-encompassing, top-down embrace.

  • Nov 2, 2017

Houston jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings at Dodgers Stadium, and the Astros bullpen allowed just one run in 6⅔ innings to seal the victory.

  • Nov 2, 2017

Los Angeles rallies against Houston ace Justin Verlander, forcing a decisive final game.

  • Nov 1, 2017

To accrue the outs necessary will require wringing some final drops out of pitchers who are reaching the point of diminishing returns, if not full-system failure.

  • Oct 30, 2017

In an all-time classic, Houston won, 13-12, in 10 innings to move within a victory of its first championship.

  • Oct 30, 2017

Rising star’s death is the latest in a disturbing string of talented, young Latino ballplayers who have died in accidents involving motorized vehicles.

  • Jan 22, 2017
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