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5 MLB teams off to surprisingly poor starts
April 11th, 2017 at 11:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Who will be this year's big MLB disappointment? There is inevitably a team or two that comes into a season with high expectations, only to fall flat on their face when the competitive games begin. It may be too early to pinpoint this year's disappointments, but we already have some...

MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%
April 11th, 2017 at 6:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB's expanded focus on branching out with...

Rumors and Rumblings: Teixeira likes his old team’s direction
April 7th, 2017 at 10:06 AM
***PHOTO1*** Mark Teixeira did not have a storybook finish to his career when he retired from the New York Yankees at the end of last season. The Yankees did not make the postseason for the third time in four years, finishing in fourth place in the American League East. They...

MLB suspends 5 minor league players due to drug violations
April 6th, 2017 at 7:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball announced on Thursday the suspensions of five minor league players for violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. San Francisco Giants minor league right-handed pitcher Jose Dominguez received the longest suspension. The MLB also banned two Seattle Mariners right-handers â?? Frank Encarnacion and Andy...

CTBNL: How much is defense helping CC Sabathia?
April 5th, 2017 at 2:03 PM
***PHOTO1*** SABATHIA'S BATTED BALLS On Tuesday night at Tampa, the Yankees' CC Sabathia pitched five scoreless inningsâ??or maybe he didn't, not in the way that matters. There is what is now a run-of-the-mill highlight on MLB.com today from yesterday's San Diego Padres-Los Angeles Dodgers game, a 4-0 win for the...