10 things you learn at an MLB fantasy camp

We’ve reached the point in the MLB offseason when spring training facilities are humming with activity — not with actual spring training, but with middle-age men and women who pay a bunch of money to live like an MLB player for a week. That’s right: It’s fantasy camp szn, baby. For those unfamiliar with the concept, fantasy camps allow regular folks […]

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History repeating itself? How Astros cheating affair compares to MLB’s PED scandal

Truth was elusive. Only a partial picture emerged. Punishment was unsatisfactory. The game, undeniably, was warped. Baseball knows these conditions and is living through them right now in the wake of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal that undeniably affected their path to a 2017 World Series title – and resulted in the termination of three managers. The release of Major […]

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Mets to name Luis Rojas as new manager to replace Carlos Beltrán

The New York Mets are preparing to name Luis Rojas as their next manager. The team is working on finalizing a multi-year agreement to make Rojas the skipper, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday. Rojas will replace Carlos Beltrán, who was fired just two and a half months into his tenure because of his involvement in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Though […]

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MLB ‘robot umps’ to call pitches in spring training

Commissioner Rob Manfred said Major League Baseball plans to use a computerized camera system to call balls and strikes during spring training games this year, expanding the sport’s implementation of “robot umpires.” Manfred announced MLB’s plans Wednesday during an interview with Fox Business Network, saying that the “camera-based system” will be “more accurate than a human being standing there.” “We […]

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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez rips Mike Fiers for outing Astros in sign-stealing scandal after he left team

Add Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez to the list of current and former players who aren't happy with the way baseball's sign-stealing scandal originated.  Speaking Saturday at the Boston Red Sox's Winter Weekend, Martinez criticized former Houston Astros pitcher Mike Fiers for going public with details of the team's actions in 2017 — after Fiers left the club. "Whatever happens in […]

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Sources: Pedroia has serious setback in rehab

Dustin Pedroia’s lengthy comeback attempt endured another roadblock on Tuesday, as the Boston Red Sox second baseman suffered a significant setback with his left knee, sources told ESPN. Pedroia has played just nine games over the past two seasons trying to recover from the injury. He last played a game on April 17, 2019, and collected three hits in 34 […]

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