Ex-Yankees pitcher hid out to pounce on mail thieves: cops

Ex-Yankees pitcher hid out to pounce on mail thieves: cops

When it came to local mailbox thieves, the residents of a Macon, Ga., neighborhood were lucky former Yankees pitcher Kevin Brown had years of practice catching hitters by surprise. Two people were arrested in the area Wednesday after Brown, now 13 years…

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Pitcher James Shields Drawing Trade Interest, Per ‘670 The Score’

MLB Trade Rumors: Chicago White Sox Pitcher James Shields Drawing Trade Interest, Per ‘670 The Score’

Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields is beginning to garner trade interest from other teams. Chicago White Sox pitcher James Shields is emerging as a viable trade option, according to 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine. The White Sox would almost assuredly deal…

Hanley Ramirez DFA By Boston, Where Could Red Sox Infielder Land?

Hanley Ramirez DFA By Boston, Where Could Red Sox Infielder Land?

The unexpected move may give the AL East leaders more roster flexibility. In a decision that shocked the MLB world, the Boston Red Sox today designated first baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez for assignment. The American League East leaders faced an immediate logjam on…

Justin Verlander isn’t buying Robinson Cano’s PED ‘excuse’

Justin Verlander isn’t buying Robinson Cano’s PED ‘excuse’

Justin Verlander is all too familiar with the routine that follows a player testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. The Astros ace, who’s emerged as a vocal opponent of MLB cheaters over the years, sarcastically predicted what Robinson Cano would do next after…

Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games Without Pay Following Positive Drug Test

Robinson Cano Suspended For 80 Games Without Pay Following Positive Drug Test

Major League Baseball bans Seattle Mariners star Robinson Cano for 80 games. Seattle Mariners infielder Robinson Cano was levied an 80-game suspension on Tuesday afternoon for violating Major League Baseball’s drug policy. The news of Cano’s suspension has caught everyone by surprise….

The All-Star Game voting change MLB wants — and union rejected

The All-Star Game voting change MLB wants — and union rejected

The simmering tension between the Commissioner’s Office and the Players Association was recently expressed yet again when the union rejected what Major League Baseball believed would be a change in All-Star voting that would heighten attention for the Midsummer Classic, The Post…

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs Interested In Acquiring Manny Machado

MLB Rumors: Chicago Cubs Interested In Acquiring Manny Machado

The Cubs are considering making an aggressive run at Manny Machado. Manny Machado was one of the most talked about players in rumors this past offseason, but the Baltimore Orioles didn’t end up dealing him. Now, it appears that the Orioles could…

Dodgers go to Mexico and pitch a historic no-hitter

Dodgers go to Mexico and pitch a historic no-hitter

MONTERREY, Mexico — The Dodgers have the most no-hitters in the majors — and now the most in Mexico, too. Rookie Walker Buehler and a trio of Los Angeles relievers combined for the franchise’s 23rd no-hitter in a 4-0 victory over the…

Why MLB’s strikeout epidemic won’t go away any time soon

Why MLB’s strikeout epidemic won’t go away any time soon

An executive tells a story of meeting with season-ticket holders, and the most consistent complaint was the team in question was striking out too often. The executive explained the trade-off was the club hit lots of homers and scored plenty of runs,…

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Race to be MLB’s first $400 million man is as close as ever

Woven into this season is a competition for next offseason, namely: Who wins the financial game between Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? So far it is close with both sporting eight homers and gaudy on-base numbers through Tuesday. Both will be rewarded…

Not even brutally cold conditions can slow red-hot Mets

Not even brutally cold conditions can slow red-hot Mets

Look, it could be worse. The Mets have played in cataclysmic conditions almost every night this season (save for a blissful trip to Miami and a cameo appearance by spring Friday night). But they have only been postponed once. Look no further…

These traded-away Yankees have been huge busts

These traded-away Yankees have been huge busts

Gleyber Torres could be promoted as early as Wednesday without accumulating a year’s service time this season, thus allowing the Yankees to get basically seven seasons of service out of him rather than six before free agency. He is a candidate to…

The Yankees are MLB’s most valuable team by a wide margain

The Yankees are MLB’s most valuable team by a wide margain

The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise in baseball at an estimated value of $4 billion, according to Forbes. The Los Angeles Dodgers are second at $3 billion, followed by the Chicago Cubs ($2.9 billion), San Francisco Giants ($2.85 billion)…

Tigers pitcher takes a scary line drive to the face

Tigers pitcher takes a scary line drive to the face

It was a nightmare start to Jordan Zimmermann’s third game of the season. The Tigers right-hander was forced to leave Wednesday’s game against the Indians just two outs in, after a line drive off the bat of Jason Kipnis hit him squarely…

Rockies star charges the mound and wild brawl breaks out

Rockies star charges the mound and wild brawl breaks out

Nolan Arenado didn’t hesitate for a second after Luis Perdomo threw behind him in the third inning Wednesday. The Rockies All-Star third baseman threw his bat and helmet to the side and rushed the mound in anger, believing the wild pitch was…

Red Sox showed the Yankees early how AL East can be won

Red Sox showed the Yankees early how AL East can be won

BOSTON — The Red Sox began the first Rivalry series with the best record in the American League because, in some ways, their Grapefruit League schedule extended into the regular season. Boston played its first six games in Florida and its first…

The con is over, and Shohei Ohtani looks Ruthian

The con is over, and Shohei Ohtani looks Ruthian

Shohei Ohtani pitches, hits and apparently hustles. It feels now like all of spring training for the Japanese phenom was a sandbag, an effort to lower expectations after he arrived with about as much fanfare as any player in quite a while….