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Inside The Christian Yelich Extension
If the mammoth Giancarlo Stanton deal didn’t totally convince fans that the Marlins were serious about winning, then the Christian Yelich deal was the clincher.  After an offseason that included... [continue]
Quick Hits: Bryant, Cubs, Hamilton
The Mariners were a trendy pick to win big in 2015, but so far they’re off to a weak start.  For his part, manager Lloyd McClendon thinks that all of the team’s tough losses will help prep... [continue]
NL East Notes: Braves, Peraza, Gee
Bartolo Colon did it all to help lead the Mets past the Marlins for their sixth straight win, Howie Rumberg of The Associated Press writes. Colon not only pitched the Mets past Miami, he hit a tying s... [continue]
NL West Notes: Cruz, Giants, Tomas
James Shields didn’t have his best performance today, but the Padres were still able to top the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, as Corey Brock of writes.  “I didn’t have the... [continue]
Minor Moves: White Sox, Indians
Here’s a look at today’s minor moves.. The White Sox signed right-hander Euclides Leyer, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America (on Twitter).  The White Sox had Leyer in their system f... [continue]
Heyman's Latest: Padres, Buehrle, Greene
The Padres declined to part with top outfield prospect Hunter Renfroe in their deal for closer Craig Kimbrel, according to Jon Heyman of  At the same time, the Braves weren’t sold... [continue]
Craig Stammen Requires Elbow Surgery, May Miss Season
APRIL 17: Stammen’s surgery will be Sunday, tweets Dan Kolko of Stammen has been told that his ligaments look good, but the timetable for his return is still uncertain, per Kolko... [continue]
Dodgers Claim Daniel Corcino, Designate Ryan Dennick
The Dodgers announced today that they have claimed right-hander Daniel Corcino off waivers from the Reds and designated lefty Ryan Dennick for assignment. Strangely, the Dodgers had just claimed Denni... [continue]
MLB Scoop
How The Yankees Can Bring Jeter Back To The Fold, Despite His Insane Contract Demands
Derek Jeter, coming off the worst year of his career, reportedly believes the Yankees should pay him $150 Million over the next six years.  Not since Dr. Evil called for $1 Million from the government... [continue]
Second Annual Aggregate Top 100 Baseball Prospects
A popular feature from last year returns.  Once again MLBscoop has collected the rankings of popular prospect opinion sites and averaged them out to give you a sense of a consensus  top 100 prospects ... [continue]
2009 World Baseball Classic Already Better Than 2006
A tournament is always better when there are shocking upsets, and by that standard the 2009 World Baseball Classic has already surprised the initial WBC.  The big story so far has been the Dutch defea... [continue]
WBC Performance Gives China Something To Build On
The Chinese national baseball team was unmercifully put to the sword this morning by the South Koreans, in a 14-0 defeat that knocks China out of the World Baseball Classic.  Regardless of emphatic na... [continue]
Expansion Should Go Back On The MLB Menu, And Soon
It seems like only a few years ago that Major League Baseball was considering contraction, after two expansions totaling four new franchises in the 1990s.  Baseball purists decried the dilution of the... [continue]
World Baseball Classic Preview: Potential Australian Roster Pool
Australia has been cited as a prime area of emerging talent in the baseball world for the past decade, but the Aussies underperformed greatly at the 2006 World Baseball Classic.  In 2009, they have be... [continue]
A-Rod Should Not Be Allowed To Play For The Dominican
Reports today indicated that, like in the time before the 2006 World Baseball Classic, Alex Rodriguez is leaning towards representing the Dominican Republic at the 2009 WBC.  The American-born son of ... [continue]
World Baseball Classic Preview: Potential Panama Roster Pool
The inclusion of Panama among the 16 teams in the World Baseball Classic is based on the fact that the country has produced some significant talent in the past.  49 players have come from the Central ... [continue]

Dodger: We can win without Manny

Do the Dodgers need Manny Ramirez? Maybe not, says catcher Russell Martin. "Whether we have him or not, I think our team has got a good core and he just complements the rest of the guys."Martin says slugger isn't 'the difference between us winning or losing'

Free agent Sheets may need elbow surgery

Ben Sheets was 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA last season.Free agent right-hander Ben Sheets could be headed for elbow surgery after contract negotiations with the Texas Rangers fell through because of the injury.

Padres, Floyd agree to $750,000, 1-year deal
SAN DIEGO (AP) -Cliff Floyd agreed to a $750,000, one-year deal with San Diego on Thursday, giving the Padres a veteran to come off the bench.
Bryant opens Cubs career with three straight K's
Scioscia meets with Hamilton, unsure on return
Showalter, Orioles shocked by Jimenez ejection
Puig sits due to hamstring; could end up on DL
Royals' Escobar sprains knee on Lawrie's slide
Hamstring strain sends Brewers' Gomez to DL
Jays' Reyes has cracked rib, out for weekend
SportingNews Yahoo! MLB  
Bryant 0 for 4 with 3 Ks in debut as Cubs lose to Padres 5-4 (Yahoo Sports)
Rodriguez powers Yankees to 5-4 win over Rays (Yahoo Sports)
Scioscia meets with Hamilton, still unsure when he'll return (Yahoo Sports)
Trout hits 2 HRs to lead Angels past Astros, 6-3 (Yahoo Sports)
Clayton Kershaw gets 1st win as Dodgers beat Rockies 7-3 (Yahoo Sports)
Tigers beat White Sox 2-1 for big league-best 9-1 start (Yahoo Sports)
Scherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies (Yahoo Sports)


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