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This was a divisive MVP choice, so we re-voted ...

@feinsand
April 2, 2020

The race for the 1995 American League Most Valuable Player Award was the tightest in more than 30 years, but should it have been that close? And did the right man win? Mo Vaughn of the Red Sox captured the award, edging the Indians' Albert Belle by eight points. Vaughn

Cole making 'significant' donations to NYC relief

@BryanHoch
April 2, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. -- Gerrit Cole has yet to throw his first regular-season pitch as a member of the Yankees, but as the coronavirus crisis continues in New York City, the ace right-hander is making his presence felt away from the field. Cole told the New York Post on Thursday that

Tom Brady has a new landlord ... Derek Jeter?

Sorry, Boston
@michaelsclair
April 2, 2020

Oh no. If you thought Boston fans reacted poorly when Tom Brady was spotted wearing a Yankees hat over a decade ago, I'm not sure how they'll take this news. The former Patriots quarterback, who helped guide the team to six Super Bowl championships, recently signed with the Tampa Bay

Yeli: Playing catch 'takes you back to being 10'

Star slugger staying in shape tossing a ball with his brother in the street
@AdamMcCalvy
April 2, 2020

MILWAUKEE -- In an effort to stay in some semblance of baseball shape, Christian Yelich is returning to his roots. He and one of his kid brothers have been passing the time by playing catch in the street. “It takes you back to being 10 years old,” Yelich said during

Relive Naquin's epic inside-the-parker at 1 p.m. ET

Here’s the schedule of games to watch on MLB.com, social media, TV
@_dadler
12:00 AM EDT

Why not enjoy some of MLB's classic games while you wait for baseball to come back? MLB is streaming games every day across its various platforms -- one in the afternoon at 1 p.m. ET, and another in the evening at 7 p.m. ET. In addition, MLB Network, ESPN and

These pitches are unique ... and nasty

@HarriganMLB and @SlangsOnSports and @AndrewSimonMLB and @mattkellyMLB and @_dadler
April 2, 2020

Just because the 2020 season hasn't started yet doesn't mean baseball fans have to forget what it's like to watch the best of the best. This week, MLB.com is highlighting some of the nastiest pitches in baseball -- a different pitch type every day, with five pitchers featured for each

Arenado talks shutdown, Rox's 'great' fundraiser

@harding_at_mlb
April 2, 2020

DENVER -- Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado realizes it’s not solely about him and the guys on the field. Arenado appeared on "MLB Tonight" on Thursday to discuss the club’s “Stay at Home Opener” set for Friday, a celebration of the most memorable innings from past home openers on the

Scout on Taylor: 'The best pitcher I ever saw'

Rizzi recalls Yanks' 1991 No. 1 overall pick who never made the bigs
@baseballexis
April 1, 2020

There’s absolutely no doubt in his mind. Ron Rizzi has seen countless players in his 53 years in the game, and it’s been almost three decades since he saw the man whose name he’s about to answer, but when asked whether there’s one player who stood out among the rest,

MLB Quiz of the Day: Griffey Jr. (and more!)

@paul_casella
12:00 AM EDT

Today's "MLB Quiz of the Day" is focused on Ken Griffey Jr., who debuted his sweet swing at the Major League level 31 years ago today. The No. 1 overall pick in the 1987 MLB Draft went 1-for-3 with a double in his big league debut on April 3, 1989

Try out home tutorials from former MLB players

The pros share their expertise to help you improve your skills
@JayCat11
April 2, 2020

Following the current social guidelines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means, in most cases, remaining at home in order to stay a safe distance away from others. But just because you’re spending a lot of time inside doesn’t mean you can’t still practice and improve your baseball skills. That’s right:

Watch these classic games on YouTube

March 19, 2020

In difficult times like these, we often look to sports for an escape, which is part of the reason why the lack of live games right now is so frustrating for many. To help fill the void, here’s a complete guide to how you can watch any number of classic

Here are some home baseball activities for kids

@_dadler
April 1, 2020

Have kids who need something fun to do while they're at home? Your favorite baseball teams have you covered. Lots of MLB teams are posting games, coloring pages and more to help keep young baseball fans busy. Check out these baseball-themed activities from MLB and teams around the league. MLB:

Watch every 2018 and '19 game free on MLB.TV

March 20, 2020

There's no live baseball for the time being, but you can now experience the last two years of Major League action on MLB.TV for free. The MLB.TV archives of the 2018 and '19 seasons are open and accessible for all, which means more than 4,800 games are available to stream

Edmonds confirms COVID-19, is symptom free

@anne__rogers
April 2, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- Describing himself as now symptom-free, former All-Star center fielder and current FOX Sports Midwest broadcaster Jim Edmonds shared on social media Wednesday night that he tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Edmonds, 49, first shared on his Instagram that he went to the emergency room last weekend because

Harpers donate $500K to Vegas, Philly charities

@ToddZolecki
April 2, 2020

PHILADELPHIA -- Bryce Harper on Thursday announced his family’s efforts to help his two hometowns as they battle the coronavirus pandemic. He posted statements to his Instagram and Twitter accounts saying that his family, in partnership with Direct Relief, Three Square and Philabundance, donated $500,000 to “those in most immediate

Most hyped 1B prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
April 1, 2020

Last week, our MLB.com beat reporters began ranking the five best players in each franchise’s history at each position, starting with a look at catchers. Here at MLB Pipeline, we complemented their coverage by identifying each organization’s top catching prospect dating back to 2001, the beginning of the MLB.com era.

Garrett: 'When the time comes, I'll be ready'

@m_sheldon
April 2, 2020

CINCINNATI -- Reds left-handed reliever Amir Garrett was already an admitted homebody when at his house in Las Vegas, even before most of the country was forced to stay inside because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Garrett is still doing all he can to stay in shape -- and stay

Phillies 'press pause' with Realmuto, Domínguez

@ToddZolecki
April 2, 2020

PHILADELPHIA -- Maybe sometime soon the Phillies will reignite contract negotiations with catcher J.T. Realmuto. Maybe sometime soon the Phillies and Seranthony Domínguez will move forward on a course of action for his injured right elbow. But with baseball postponed and roster transactions frozen because of the coronavirus pandemic, the

Box score of the day: Yanks throw it back to Mantle

@_dadler
12:15 AM EDT

The 2006 season was a rare two-headed powerhouse year for baseball in New York. The Yankees and Mets each won 97 games and finished tied for the best record in the Major Leagues. Opening Day of that New York, New York campaign was 14 years ago today. The season on

White Sox announcer Ed Farmer, 70, dies

@scottmerkin
April 2, 2020

CHICAGO -- Ed Farmer, the gregarious member of the White Sox radio network for the past three decades, passed away Wednesday night according to the team. He was 70 years old. Farmer broadcast one 2020 White Sox Cactus League contest at Camelback Ranch in late February before returning home to

Check out 3 teams drafted from just top 10 picks

Bonds, A-Rod, Molitor go 1-2-3 as eight Hall of Famers dot rosters
@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
March 31, 2020

It’s usually said that you can’t tell how successful a Draft is until at least five years after it takes place. The reason is fairly obvious: You have to wait to see which draftees make it to the big leagues and what kind of impact they have. But what if

A year ago today: deGrom ties Gibson, goes deep

@AndrewSimonMLB
12:19 AM EDT

To help fill the baseball void, we’re flipping the calendar back one year to remind us all just how awesome our great game is. Here's a look back at the best of April 3, 2019: Jacob deGrom has been putting himself among some awfully impressive company in recent years. In

Backyard baseball: Chavis returns to roots 

@IanMBrowne
April 2, 2020

BOSTON -- Red Sox infielder Michael Chavis is the definition of a batting cage rat. For as long as he can remember, his hobby when he isn’t actually playing baseball is to take endless swings in the cage. In these times of social distancing and most nonessential businesses being closed

Mozeliak talks shutdown, Kim, injured Cardinals

@anne__rogers
April 2, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- On Thursday, the day the Cardinals were to have played their home opener, Busch Stadium wasn’t filled with fans wearing Cardinal red, and the Clydesdales didn’t trot around the warning track to “Here Comes the King.” Instead the team urged fans to stay home and stay safe

Future AL Central aces? Know these names

@alysonfooter
April 2, 2020

He's the guy you followed for years while he honed his skills in the Minor Leagues. He was drafted or signed with the label "top of the rotation potential" and regarded as the key to the next wave of talent coming through the organization. Often, he's the bright light you