There has been criticism pointed at MLB for putting together the schedule and not taking into account potentially bad weather in the Northeast and Midwest in March and April. Opening Day was held on March 29 this season – the earliest start in MLB history. There were two postponements on Opening Day (Pittsburgh at Detroit and Washington at Cincinnati). Baseball’s new collective bargaining agreement requires additional off days for players within the 162-game season, which forced the schedule to start earlier. … [Read more...] about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred surprised by weather’s effect on April schedule
Palmeiro is going the independent route after not getting a non-roster invite from an MLB team during spring training. He said Thursday his goal is to get back to the big leagues, and that is the only reason is he playing again. The slugger had 3,000 hits and 500 home runs but was shunned by Hall of Fame voters and dropped off the ballot. … [Read more...] about Palmeiro back on diamond at 53 with hopes of MLB comeback
Schnatter, who stepped down as the company’s CEO last year, said the company’s slow growth was a result of the attention NFL players who refused to stand for the national anthem drew. In February, Papa John’s announced it would no longer be an official sponsor of the NFL. … [Read more...] about MLB Teams Spearheading Movement to End Ties With Papa John’s
Swihart was once among the top prospects in baseball and the Red Sox' one-time catcher-of-the-future has been "designated for assignment" — or sent down to the minors. However, lacking minor league options the fifth-year pro will need to clear waivers. The Phillies, if they want to and if he gets through to their spot on the waiver wire, could place a claim on him and add him to their 25-man roster. … [Read more...] about MLB Rumors: Will Phillies take a chance on Blake Swihart, upgrade at catcher?
Three strikes you’re out! Major League Baseball has announced that New York Mets relief pitcher Jenrry Mejia will be the first player in major league history to receive a lifetime ban for violations of the league’s three-strike doping program. Mejia has been permanently suspended after he tested positive for a performance enhancing drug for the third time — in less than one year. … [Read more...] about Mets Pitcher Jenrry Mejia First Player Forever Banned from MLB