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Phillies chairman David Montgomery dies at 72

Philadelphia Phillies chairman David Montgomery died on Wednesday morning following a five-year battle with cancer, the team announced.    He was 72 years old.    "Today's a really hard day," Phillies managing partner John Middleton said through tears (h/t NBC Sports). "A...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:05pm

Mets analyst Ron Darling diagnosed with thyroid cancer

Former New York Mets pitcher and current SNY analyst Ron Darling has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the 58-year-old announced Monday.    "My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so...

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 2:44pm

PHOTOS: Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth's home run record

On April 8 1974, Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves broke Babe Ruth's home run record when he hit his 715th career home run. Aaron, who was known as "Hammerin' Hank," crushed a pitch from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Al Downing to left-centerfield in the fourth inning.  Aaron tied Babe Ruth's...

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 5:32pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Mike Trout to sign richest deal ever with Angels

Any wild fantasies of the Philadelphia Phillies outfield containing Bryce Harper and Mike Trout in 2021 are about to be cut surprisingly short.    ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday morning that Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a massive 12-year, $430 million...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:38pm

Mets just let Gio Gonzalez go to Yankees

The New York Yankees agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran left-handed starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez on Monday night. The deal could be worth as much as $12 million if he makes the major-league roster and earns a number of incentives. It's a logical depth signing for general manager Brian...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:07pm

Pete Alonso too good for Mets to send back to minors

If it wasn't already abundantly obvious, the New York Mets have something special in Pete Alonso.    The 24-year-old first-base prospect has continued to tear the cover off baseballs in spring training as he's forcing the Mets to make a difficult decision.    After smashing...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:51am

Mets must make 2019 all about Tom Seaver: Pantorno

The fraternity that is the pantheon of New York Mets all-time greats is a particularly small one considering this is a franchise nearing its 60th birthday. Considering that this is a franchise playing in the heart of New York, that number tends to be magnified as a measure of success, especially...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 11:19am

Yankees MLB rumors: Dallas Keuchel after Luis Severino injury?

The New York Yankees starting rotation depth is already being questioned with just three weeks until Opening Day. Staff ace Luis Severino was shut down for at least two weeks on Tuesday due to rotator cuff inflammation. The 25-year-old began complaining of discomfort prior to his spring-training...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:17pm

Phillies Mike Trout rumors: Angels reach out to MLB for tampering

The Los Angeles Angels won't just let the links between their All-Star center fielder, Mike Trout, and the Philadelphia Phillies go unpunished.  At least, that's what they're trying to do.  ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Wednesday that the Angels have reached out to Major League...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:38am

Phillies MLB rumors: Bryce Harper recruiting Mike Trout

Bryce Harper isn't wasting much time trying to make his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies, even stronger. Asked by reporters about the impending free agency of Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout in two years, Harper said on Tuesday, "If you don't think I'm gonna call Mike Trout to come to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:27pm

Red Sox MLB rumors: Dustin Pedroia nearing return

Spring training games normally don't carry much clout. However, that won't be the case for the Boston Red Sox toward the end of the week. Depending on the call of manager Alex Cora, veteran second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be making his spring debut either Thursday or Friday. At the moment, he'...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:37pm

Mets 1st-base job heating up between Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith

For once, the New York Mets actually have a good problem on their hands.    While they've already seen infielders Jed Lowrie, Todd Frazier, and Amed Rosario go down with injury this spring, the first-base job has heated up.    Both Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso are mashing...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:51am

Macnow: For Gabe Kapler, pressure is on to do the simplest job

In some respects, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s job grew simpler this off-season. Nothing’s easier than writing four new star players into the daily lineup, sitting back with a pack of sunflower seeds and watching the brilliance unfold. But all that talent comes with a price. For...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:59pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Latest on Mike Trout after Harper signing

After signing superstar outfielder Bryce Harper to a record 13-year, $330 million deal last week, the Philadelphia Phillies already have their eyes set towards free agency two years from now. Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci reported last week that Harper's blockbuster deal, which has an AAV (...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

Report: Phillies sign Bryce Harper to blockbuster contract

As spring training continues to press on in both Arizona and Florida, we can finally report that the everlasting Bryce Harper sweepstakes have come to an end. According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed superstar outfielder Bryce Harper to a blockbuster 13-year, $330...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:21pm

Yankees MLB trade rumors: Florial, Frazier after Hicks deal

The New York Yankees secured switch-hitting center fielder Aaron Hicks for the long-haul, inking the 29-year-old to a seven-year, $70 million extension on Monday, keeping him under team control through the 2026 season.  It's a long-term deal that provides plenty of questions considering the...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:04am

Mets injury jinx continues, Frazier joins Lowrie on shelf

A new year hasn't done much to change the luck of the New York Mets when it comes to injuries.  The Mets announced on Tuesday that veteran infielder Todd Frazier strained his left oblique and will be flying back to New York to receive a cortisone shot. While it is not believed to be a major...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:00am

Chris Sale deserves his pay day right now: Picard

Chris Sale deserves to get paid. The problem for the Boston Red Sox is, there are several other players who are also deserving of the same. Sale will be a free agent next winter. So will Xander Bogaerts and Rick Porcello. And if J.D. Martinez wants to opt out of his five-year, $110 million...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 9:22am

Bryce Harper MLB rumors: Deal with Phillies could be finalized soon

After weeks of speculation, rumors, and cryptic social media posts, it appears as if the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is coming to an end. ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Sunday that negotiations between Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies could be finalized by Tuesday. He also added that the...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:52pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Latest on Bryce Harper after Machado signing

The baseball world was sent into a frenzy on Tuesday afternoon as it was reported by multiple outlets that superstar infielder Manny Machado would be signing a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Throughout the entire offseason, many fans and analysts wondered where Machado and...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:47pm