NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 17: Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs looks on during batting practice prior to game one of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on October 17, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dexter Fowler to decline contract option, become free agent

After winning his first World Series, Dexter Fowler is ready to cash in during free agency. Fowler’s no stranger to making shrewd free agent decisions. He chose to re-sign with the Chicago Cubs late in spring training after being close on a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Fowler’s last-minute change turned out to be a […]

Report: Texas Rangers looking to move Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are reportedly ready to move on from Derek Holland. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the Rangers are looking to clear Holland’s salary and have discussed a trade with multiple teams. “According to a source close to the situation, starting pitcher Derek Holland may have played his last game as a member […]

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 10: Roberto Perez #55 of the Cleveland Indians reacts in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Perez discusses battle with Bell’s palsy: ‘I had to help myself blink’

Catcher Roberto Perez has helped propel the Cleveland Indians to the World Series due to his incredible defensive play and surprising offensive production in the playoffs. Perez was a key contributor in Game 1 vs the Chicago Cubs with two big home runs. Perez’s unexpected ascension was filled with overcoming obstacles. The most difficult being his […]

Padres GM AJ Preller

A.J. Preller says teams still discussing deals with Padres despite suspension

San Diego Padres general manager A.J. Preller’s reputation took a sizable hit after receiving a 30-day suspension by MLB after the Padres failed to properly disclose key medical information during trades. Padres president Mike Dee was fired, but somewhat surprisingly, Preller managed to retain his job. Now he’s back, Preller spoke to media saying the […]

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 07: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers addresses the crowd prior to game two of the American League Divison Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on October 7, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade make jersey bet on World Series outcome

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have teamed up once again, only this time, it has little to do with basketball. Wade posted a video on Twitter on Tuesday, challenging his former Miami Heat teammate to a bet on the outcome of the World Series. The Chicago Bulls guard asked the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar to agree […]

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 24: Dave Dombrowski, President of Baseball Operations, left, and Mike Hazen, new Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Red Sox, address the media during a press conference to announce Hazen’s promotion before the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on September 24, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Report: The Red Sox might not fill open GM spot

The Boston Red Sox have an opening at general manager following the departure of Mike Hazen but aren’t reportedly in a hurry to fill it. Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has backtracked on comments about hiring a new GM, admitting the organization was “still working on […]

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 22: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a solo home run by Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs (not pictured) in the fifth inning during game six of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 22, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Friedman on Kershaw returning from injury: “I cannot say enough about what Clayton did”

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have little regrets about their postseason run getting cut short sooner than they hoped. Kershaw was rocked during Saturday night’s decisive Game Six NLCS matchup, lasting five innings, allowing five runs (four earned), two home runs and seven hits. The 28-year-old ace’s effort wasn’t enough to propel the […]

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 09: Kyle Hendricks #28 of the Chicago Cubs delivers a warm up pitch prior to the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 9, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

Kershaw: Hendricks is like the Greg Maddux of this generation

Clayton Kershaw offered high praise when asked about Cubs starter and NLCS Game 6 opponent Kyle Hendricks. Speaking with media, the Los Angeles Dodgers ace compared the 26-year-old soft-thrower to Atlanta Braves legend, Greg Maddux, praising his ability at changing speeds and throwing pitches in the right place. “Well, he obviously had an amazing year,” […]

during game five of the American League Championship Series at Rogers Centre on October 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays checked all the right boxes for a World Series run in 2016. Armed with a menacing middle order featuring reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion, Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, an overachieving pitching staff with the continually consistent Marco Estrada, 20-game winner J.A. Happ, and a breakout year from Aaron Sanchez, all the […]

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 03: The Chicago Cubs new manager Joe Maddon answers questions during a press conference at Wrigley Field on November 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Joe Maddon: Cubs ‘need to push back mentally’

The Chicago Cubs were stymied on both sides of the ball on Monday, as the Los Angeles Dodgers tidily defeated them 6-0 in Game 3 of the NLCS, taking a 2-1 series lead. The Cubs offense failed to show up for the second time in the series and the club’s pitching wasn’t much better. Manager […]

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 3: Manager John Gibbons #5 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on from the dugout moments before the start of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 3, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

John Gibbons: ‘I still believe our offense is due to erupt’

The Toronto Blue Jays are in a tough spot, down three games to zero against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Championship Series. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons knows Toronto is in trouble but is hoping his team’s offense can burst out in game four. ”We’ve got our work cut out for us,” Toronto manager […]

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 05: Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets looks on prior to their National League Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field on October 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Terry Collins says next season might be last with Mets

Terry Collins might be stepping away from the game after next season. The 67-year-old New York Mets manager spoke with Adam Rubin of and said after a physically trying season plagued by health problems, he needs to reevaluate his job going forward. “I just need to reevaluate at the end of this coming year […]

BOSTON, MA – OCTOBER 10: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox waits for his at-bat in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians during game three of the American League Divison Series at Fenway Park on October 10, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Clay Buchholz: Ortiz’s last game brought me to tears

David Ortiz’s storied career reached its end point on Monday after the Boston Red Sox were defeated 4-3 by the Cleveland Indians, effectively getting swept in the ALDS. The loss turned out to be longtime DH David Ortiz’s final game. Clay Buchholz, a Red Sox teammate with Ortiz since 2007, expressed sadness Big Papi would no […]

FS1 is getting pummeled for using new camera angles for the NLDS

In a MLB postseason which has featured an absurd amount of broadcast gaffes, Fox Sports 1 decided to enter the mix with some new strange camera angles during Game 1 of the NLDS between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs. FS1 has opted for whatever reason to use some variation of what ESPN used many […]

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Tyson Ross #38 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park September 10, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

2016 MLB All-Surprise Team led by Kyle Hendricks, Mark Trumbo

The 2016 MLB regular season is over, and with it came plenty of surprises. While some players had career-worst seasons, others succeeded in unexpected ways — whether transitioning from benchwarmer to a regular, a regular to All-Star, or back-end starter to a Cy Young candidate. Here is The Comeback’s All-Surprise team for the 2016 MLB […]