The only outrage in the Hall of Fame voting? How many people voted for Barry Bonds.
The Hall of Fame shouldn’t admit cheaters. It doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.
The road to Cooperstown is paved in nostalgia. Barry Bonds never stood a chance.
While his stats should have rocketed him on the first ballot into Cooperstown, some writers couldn’t look at Bonds simply as numbers on the back of a baseball card.
The WFT’s name change is a marathon. The Cincinnati Reds once did it in a sprint.
Without warning, the Cincinnati Reds once changed their name to “Redlegs” to avoid showing sympathy to communists.
David Ortiz elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens fall short
Arguably the greatest hitter and pitcher of the steroid-tainted 1990s will have to rely on a veteran committee as their last chance to reach Cooperstown.
Is Barry Bonds’s Hall of Fame banishment a tragedy or a shame? How about both?
Barry Bonds was a cheater and a legend, which makes his legacy a paradox.
Nationals prospect Jake Alu may not be great at any one thing, but he’s good at everything
Alu has spent his entire baseball career lurking under the radar.
Kevin Frandsen added to Nationals TV broadcasts, replacing F.P. Santangelo
Kevin Frandsen played 105 games for the Nationals in 2014 and spent the past four years on Phillies radio broadcasts.
The Nationals just revamped their player development staff. What were the biggest changes?
The Nationals added 14 new coaching and staff positions in the minor leagues for 2022.
Barry Bonds may get frozen out of Cooperstown, even as public opinion has thawed
The Hall of Fame’s Class of 2022 will be announced Tuesday and deliver with it something of a public judgment on the careers of some of the biggest stars from a complex and asterisk-laden era.
MLB, players’ union meet in person for the first time and plan to talk again Tuesday
The sides met for just over two hours Monday in what an MLB official euphemistically referred to as a “spirited” exchange, one in which the union dropped one of its biggest demands in an attempt to create some momentum.
David Ortiz may become a Hall of Fame DH. He also may be one of the last.
David Ortiz might be the last designated hitter to get into the Hall of Fame, at least for the foreseeable future.
Deaths of woman and her toddler in Petco Park fall ruled suicide-homicide
Raquel Wilkins and her 2-year-old son fell roughly six stories last September from a concourse at Petco Park in San Diego.
The Atlantic League, pioneer of the robo umps, will return to human umps in 2022
The Atlantic League will no longer use robot umpires, but they could still have a place elsewhere in professional baseball.
MLB put a new proposal on the table in labor talks. How the players respond will be telling.
With spring training about a month away, the window for a deal is not wide. The ball is now in the union's court.
MLB, players’ union to meet in first major negotiations since lockout began
The virtual meeting will be the first substantive negotiation session between the sides since the owners locked out the players in early December.
A newly filed lawsuit is trying to upend baseball’s century-old status quo
Professional baseball has been exempt from the Sherman Antitrust Act for just about a century. Lawyers presenting a new lawsuit hope to change that.
17-year-old Genevieve Beacom makes baseball history for the Melbourne Aces
Beacom on Saturday became the first woman to pitch for a professional baseball team in Australia.
Former Mets GM Zack Scott found not guilty of driving while intoxicated
The Mets placed Zack Scott on administrative leave in September following his arrest. He was fired in November.
The lockout, the DH and more: Big questions facing MLB in 2022
As 2022 begins, the gravity of off-field concerns threatens the potential for on-field frivolity yet again.
Buck Showalter knows what he wants with the Mets: ‘There’s no magic sprinkle dust’
On Tuesday, Showalter seemed entirely comfortable with what is ahead of him in his fifth managerial stop.
Why baseball’s middle class matters so much in the MLB lockout
To the extent that any one issue in the MLB lockout can be separated from the others, the widest gaps in these negotiations exist between the way the team owners and players see the economics of the game.
Mets name veteran Buck Showalter manager
Showalter was one of the more experienced options available to the Mets.
The secret settlements that helped a baseball star play on
When two women accused Yasiel Puig of sexual assault in 2017, their claims were kept hidden for years — until another accuser came forward.