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2014 All-Star Game Recap: Miguel Cabrera Homers In American League Win

Playing in the final All-Star game of his career, Derek Jeter nearly recorded the first out of the game on a diving stop to rob Andrew McCutchen of a single. Instead, the Pirates center fielder had an infield single. McCutchen advanced to second base on a wild pitch before Felix Hernandez struck out the next two batters and got Paul Goldschmidt to ground out. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's decis ...

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2014 Home Run Derby Preview: Puig Can Become First Dodger To Win Derby

Preceding the 2014 All-Star Game on Tuesday is the Home Run Derby. This year's rendition is following a new formant where the leaders after the first round will get a bye and automatically advance to the semifinals. Also new this year is both AL and NL teams will have five players instead of four and each round will have seven out instead of the previous 10. Here are the participants in this years Home-Run ...

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2014 All-Star Game: Lineups And Starting Pitchers Named

Clayton Kershaw's desire to start in the All-Star Game will have to wait at least one more season. During Monday's press conference to reveal the lineups and starting pitchers, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny named Adam Wainwright the National League's starter. For Wainwright, it's his fourth trip to the All-Star Game and first start. Kershaw was passed over for the second time, with the first comi ...

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2014 All-Star Game: Complete AL And NL Rosters Announced

After weeks of voting, the rosters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game were announced Sunday. The Oakland Athletics, who hold the best record in the Majors, had six players named to the American League team. The Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals are tied for second with four players from each team making their respective roster. Yasiel Puig finished in the top three ...

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MLB News: New Format For 2014 Home Run Derby Revealed

The 2014 MLB All-Star game returns to Minneapolis for the third time in its history and this summer's mid-summer classic also marks the 20-year anniversary for the Home Run Derby's debut, which came in Minnesota. While the All-Star festivities are returning to Minnesota, MLB has announced a new format for this year's rendition of the Gillette Home Run Derby. Respective captains Jose Bautista of the Toronto ...

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MLB News: New Home-Plate Collision Rule Put Into Effect For 2014

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced on Monday a new rule that should reduce the number of collisions at home plate. Rule 7.13, whose parameters were discussed at the winter meetings, will be used in all Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues games in preparation for the regular season. Multiple Los Angeles Dodgers catchers recently expressed their disdain for the rule ch ...

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Dodgers News: Don Mattingly Talks Derek Jeter’s Upcoming Reitrement

Wednesday morning, New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter announced that this upcoming season would be his last. This 2014 season would mark Jeter's 20th season in the Bronx, playing in pinstripes for more seasons than any Yankee before him. Jeter has been plagued with injuries ever since he broke his ankle in Game 1 of the 2012 ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. He would only play 17 games in 2013 and the the ...

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MLB News: All 30 Teams Approve Expansion Of Instant Replay

MLB took the next step forward in getting things right on the field as all 30 teams have unanimously voted to expand the use of instant replay for both the regular season and postseason. Apart of the replay system is the coaches challenge, which is a maximum of two per game. If a manager initiates a challenge and wins, he gets the right to challenge another call. Starting after the seventh inning, if a mana ...

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NL West Round-Up: Diamondbacks, Rockies Continue To Make Moves

As the year comes to a close, the National League West continues to prepare for the 2014 season and try and dethrone the 2013 champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Here's are the moves and rumors around the division this past week: Arizona Diamondbacks The Diamondbacks were busy again this week, making a few moves to improve their runner-up status from last season. After completing a deal with the White Sox earlier ...

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MLB News: Masahiro Tanaka Reportedly Prefers To Pitch On West Coast

The Masahiro Tanaka saga continues to take twists and turns as the 25-year-old Japanese sensation told his team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, that he wants to pitch in the major leagues next season. While president Yozo Tachibana said he'd honor Tanaka's wishes of leaving for the states, he's reportedly trying to convince him to stay in Japan for at least another season. Under the new posting system, teams wi ...

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