Nine Oscar-nominated movies that would be better if they were about baseball
Here's to the baseball fans who dream.
Five baseball stories that we'd most like to see turned into movies
Let's see it, filmmakers.
Oscars wiz Axford predicts tonight's winners
A's reliever John Axford, the film buff who was a perfect 18-for-18 in Oscar predictions in 2014, is sharing his full selections again ahead of Sunday's ceremony.
Series rematch highlights 8 today on MLB.TV
The first weekend of spring baseball continues today with another full slate of games in both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues, headlined by a rematch of the 2016 World Series.
Dark horse candidates for each division
This year's dark horse candidates include some perennial powerhouses looking to rebound after off years.
Future watch: MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects
Check out MLB Pipeline's newly updated list of the Top 100 Prospects in the game.
Watch 300 Spring games on MLB.TV
MLB.TV is back and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games & the World Baseball Classic without blackouts in the U.S. -- on more than 400 devices.
Let's all take a moment to appreciate just how adorable Josh Donaldson's puppy is
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Desmond makes big debut in Rockies' win
Ian Desmond made his Rockies debut Saturday and went 3-for-3 with an RBI as Colorado beat Arizona, 8-4, in the Cactus League opener for both teams at Salt River Fields.
Luis Tiant would really like to know who or what a #SaltBae is
Who knows what the youths are up to these days?
Melancon: 'Executed pretty well' in first SF outing
Mark Melancon's initial Cactus League appearance as a Giant was exactly what the ballclub expected.
Royals honor Ventura at Cactus opener
Minutes before the start of the Royals' Cactus League opener against the Rangers, the memory of Yordano Ventura was honored at Surprise Stadium.
Miami, SD, LA hosting WBC '17: Get tickets
You'll receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy game by game. Tickets for the first, second and Championship Rounds are on sale now.
Collins, Moncada make Sox debuts in Cactus opener
Zack Collins and Yoan Moncada have played at Camelback Ranch before, as recently as this past November during the Arizona Fall League season. But Saturday's appearance in the White Sox Cactus League opener, a 5-3 loss to the Dodgers held a special meaning for this pair of top prospects.
Edwin gets first Indians RBI in debut vs. Reds
It didn't take long for Edwin Encarnacion to look comfortable in an Indians uniform.
Miller tosses scoreless frame in spring debut
Andrew Miller took the mound at Goodyear Ballpark in the fourth inning on Saturday against the Reds for his Cactus League debut.
Verlander wastes no time getting into form
Justin Verlander began his 12th Major League season trying to figure out when he was supposed to hit the field.
Farms that should crack the 2018 Top 10 list
Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo have not only been rolling out their 2017 Top 30 prospects lists, they've also been busy ranking their Top 10 farm systems in baseball. Along with Tim McMaster, they discuss which teams will break into the Top 10 next year.
Stassi makes case as Phils spring to walk-off
Phillies first baseman Brock Stassi is making his case to make the Opening Day roster. He hit a walk-off single to center field in the ninth inning in Saturday afternoon's 6-5 victory over the Yankees in a Grapefruit League game at Spectrum Field.
Franco caps 2-HR day with inside-the-parker
Maikel Franco is known for his power, not his speed. He still is, even after he hit an inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning of Saturday's 6-5 walk-off victory over the Yankees in a Grapefruit League game at Spectrum Field.
Cano, Cruz hit the ground running in victory
It may only have been the first game of Cactus League play, but Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz clearly came ready to play this spring. Cano walked in the first in front of Cruz, who slugged a three-run home run in a victory over the Padres.
Kershaw's consistency awe-inspiring for teammates
If you'd like to understand what Clayton Kershaw means to the Los Angeles Dodgers, you can start with the area behind the bullpen mound in left field.
Gurriel makes professional debut
A lot has happened for Lourdes Gurriel since the last time he played in a baseball game. That was in 2015 for the Industriales de La Habana in the Cuban National Series.
Sprink Training! Water spray, game delay
It's Spring Training for everybody, even the irrigation systems.
Leading man: Pedroia fine batting first
Somewhere along the line, a perception started that Dustin Pedroia didn't like to lead off.
Fowler, Carpenter link up fast for Cardinals
Two key pieces in the Cardinals' new-look lineup shined in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener, as Dexter Fowler and Matt Carpenter combined to tally the team's first three runs.
Indians prospect Bradley Zimmer hit a booming homer in front of his very proud grandma
Best grandson ever?
Wright: Debuting at DH 'a good first step'
Designated hitter isn't exactly the position David Wright has in mind. But to the delight of Mets fans at the Grapefruit League home opener vs. Washington on Sunday, Wright made his first appearance even if it was only at the plate.
Cardinals remaining conservative with Wong
Five months after he took an awkward tumble while playing in an unfamiliar spot, Kolten Wong said he continues to deal with nagging right shoulder soreness related to that fall.
Perez shines in Cactus League opener
It didn't take long for Royals catcher Salvador Perez to get in his spring groove.
Baker meets with Torre, talks rule changes
Nationals manager Dusty Baker met with Joe Torre, Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer, prior to Saturday's 8-6 victory against the Mets to discuss some of the potential new rule changes for the 2017 season.
New right fielder McCutchen gets feet wet
As the Pirates took the field early Saturday afternoon, Andrew McCutchen ran out to assume his place in right field. He wouldn't say it felt weird, but it was different.
Colon puts focus on location more than results
Bartolo Colon proved effective, while more importantly providing indication he still soundly understands the art of pitching.
Moran showing early signs of progress
Colin Moran spends his offseason in south Florida, living just a few miles away from Astros hitting coordinator Jeff Albert in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Astros prospect took advantage of that proximity to refine his swing this winter after bumpy Major League debut last year.
Hips, back put Duda on shelf for time being
Spring Training is supposed to be a time to get ready for the upcoming season, but injuries can cause setbacks, and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is hurting.
Torres lives up to hype in 1st spring start
The Yankees have raved about Gleyber Torres' excellent game clock, which permits him to make wise decisions between the white lines. The touted prospect provided a glimpse of that on Saturday, scoring from second base on a wild pitch in New York's 6-5 Grapefruit League loss to the Phillies.
Weeks looks comfortable at unfamiliar spot
Rickie Weeks has never played first base. Second base and the outfield have been his Major League ports of call. But Saturday afternoon, Weeks found himself at first, which is the position the Rays intend to take a good look at the veteran playing this spring.
Hazen, Lovullo aim to win while building
Torey Lovullo has been everywhere in baseball, and Saturday he was exactly where he has always wanted to be. He was seated in a folding chair adjacent to the D-backs' dugout, a rookie manager watching his team play its first Cactus League game.
Bryce is right: Harper homers on first swing
In his first at-bat of Grapefruit League play, Bryce Harper launched a solo home run over the right-center-field wall to begin the second inning Saturday afternoon.
Tigers hit 3 HRs in a row; Miggy plunked
The Tigers needed 11 innings to put up their first run of Grapefruit League play at remodeled Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Once they finally crossed the plate they kept swinging for the fences, hitting three consecutive home runs off Astros reliever Edison Frias in the third inning Saturday.
Betts notches two hits, scores twice in debut
The Red Sox made JetBlue Park look like it was Fenway Park in the middle of the summer, riding a strong offensive attack en route to an 8-7 victory over the Twins on Saturday afternoon.
Cole gets Pirates' Opening Day assignment
There was little question the Pirates' Opening Day assignment would fall to Gerrit Cole, but manager Clint Hurdle made it official on Saturday afternoon. Cole will start for Pittsburgh against the Red Sox on April 3 at Fenway Park.
Verlander strong, Tigers flex muscles in win
Andrew Romine, Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez powered the Tigers' offense out of an early slump with back-to-back-to-back home runs in a four-run third inning, sending Detroit to an 11-4 win over the Astros on Saturday at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.
Harper leads Nats' 4-HR win in spring opener
Bryce Harper began his spring with a bang, as he launched a solo homer to start the second inning as the Nationals defeated the Mets, 8-5, on Saturday afternoon at First Data Field.
Mustache game strong for Mets starters
Cuban outfielder Garcia reports to Cards' camp
A day after signing a Minor League contract with the Cardinals, Jose Adolis Garcia reported to camp for his first workout on Saturday. It will be a while longer, however, before he's able to showcase his skills in a game setting.
Freeman honors mother by repping Canada
Freddie Freeman will pay tribute to his Canadian parents when he puts on the uniform of Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic.
With Papi gone, Sox to be aggressive on bases
Without David Ortiz's bat in the middle of the lineup, Red Sox manager John Farrell will encourage his team to be more aggressive on the bases.
Bourn likely out 4 weeks; O's bring back Janish
Michael Bourn, whom the Orioles signed to a Minor League contract on Monday, broke his right ring finger catching a football in a workout Friday. And for the third straight year, the Orioles have signed Paul Janish to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.
Sale to make Red Sox debut March 6
Pitching plans are taking shape for the Red Sox.
Glove Day at Cubs camp rekindles fond memories
Cubs pitcher Duane Underwood will never forget his first glove.
2017 Azocar Awards: And the winners are ...
There are people who noticed that the Oscar Azocar Awards -- the baseball awards we came up with to correlate with the upcoming Academy Awards -- seem to be based on a very flimsy coincidence: That "Best Pitcher" sounds a lot like "Best Picture."
Classic participation an honor for Mariners
The World Baseball Classic is a particularly big deal around the Mariners -- with 11 players, including Minor Leaguers, participating. That includes the franchise's three biggest stars: Felix Hernandez, Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano.
Baseball Hall of Fame Tour returns for '17
Tickets are on sale now for the Baseball Hall of Fame Tour -- a one-of-a-kind traveling collection of Hall artifacts -- which returns March 11 for a second season.
Nats, Astros share new park, same expectations
They have everything. But do they have enough? The question pervades the state-of-the-art scene where the Astros and Nationals -- two win-now teams with new facilities but one obvious source of roster uncertainty apiece -- get ready for 2017.
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