As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland … – The Birmingham News – al.com

As spring training games start, Josh Donaldson thinking ahead for Oakland …The Birmingham News – al.comThe first games of Major League Baseball’s spring training are scheduled for Tuesday, but former … Read More

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appeal – San Jose Mercury News

Court agrees to fast-track San Jose’s baseball antitrust appealSan Jose Mercury NewsSAN JOSE — A federal appeals court Thursday granted San Jose’s request for speedy consideration of its claim that … Read More

‘Not Game Ready’: Pitchers pan MLB-approved protective cap – Fox News

Fox NewsNEW YORK – Big league pitchers might feel safer on the mound this season. Major League Baseball has approved a protective cap for pitchers, hoping to reduce the damage … Read More

Notebook: History points to Masahiro Tanaka risk – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldThat is the question when evaluating Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, who’s expected to sign a Major League Baseball contract for more than $100 million sometime this week, and has … Read More

MLB approves expanded replay, starts this season – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball vaulted into the 21st century of technology on Thursday, approving a huge expansion of instant replay in hopes of eliminating blown calls that riled up players, … Read More

Notes: MLB approves huge expansion of instant replay – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeEver since the game was invented, before television or even radio existed, baseball counted on the eyes and ears of umpires on the field. Starting this season, many key … Read More

Major League Baseball Adopts Expanded Replay Review – New York Times

New York TimesManagers will not be able to challenge the so-called neighborhood play at second base. Bill Kostroun/Associated Press. PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Major League Baseball will greatly expand replay … Read More

MLB approves expansion of instant replay for 2014 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball is bringing one of the key benefits of watching games at home to the ballpark. As part of its expanded use of video replay, which baseball … Read More

Nightengale: MLB’s PR offensive faces backlash – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball, carrying paper bags full of cold, hard cash and hanging out with the low-lifes in Miami, finally get their man. Alex Rodriguez is banned for the … Read More

Alex Rodriguez will seek injunction to halt suspension Monday – Fox News

Fox NewsThe attorney for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will file an injunction in federal court Monday morning in an attempt to stop a season-long suspension from Major League … Read More

MLB Witness Outlines A-Rod’s PED Program on 60 Min – ABC News

ABC NewsMajor League Baseball’s key witness in its case against Alex Rodriguez said he designed and administered an elaborate doping program for the 14-time All-Star starting in 2010. Anthony Bosch, … Read More

60 Minutes’ A-Rod piece incites MLB, union fight – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball and the players association, which previously had maintained a tone of respect and cooperation through the messy Alex Rodriguez ordeal, appear ready to get down into … Read More

Nightengale: Big win for MLB, great day for the game – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMajor League Baseball’s drug testing policy has been kicked around, slapped, and mocked in the past decade. So who can blame the drug policy lords for turning their 345 … Read More

Masahiro Tanaka says he wants to pursue career in MLB – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTOKYO (AP) — Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go. MLB and Nippon Professional … Read More

With posting agreement, Masahiro Tanaka decision next – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOne of the most significant deals of this offseason was completed Monday and no player changed addresses. A new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and NPB, the governing … Read More

Proposal for new A’s stadium targets Port of Oakland – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe good news: There’s a new stadium proposal for the A’s at a site in Oakland, meaning all the hurdles of clearing any move through Major League Baseball would be … Read More

Texas Rangers draft Russell Wilson to play baseball – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Texas Rangers selected Russell Wilson — the Seattle Seahawks quarterback — in Major League Baseball’s annual Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. The draft allows teams to choose players … Read More

MLB denied Oakland’s move to San Jose in June – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Major League Baseball’s lawyers say in a court filing that the Oakland Athletics’ request to move to San Jose was turned down in June … Read More

Oakland A’s To San Jose Rejected By MLB, Court In SJ v MLB Records (Here For View)

UPDATE: Oakland A’s Move To San Jose Rejected By Major League Baseball. The Oakland Athletics as owned by Lew Wolfe are prohibited from moving to San Jose, both by Major … Read More

MLB deals setback to San Jose bid to lure Oakland A’s – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsMajor League Baseball apparently rejected the Oakland A’s bid to move to San Jose in a June letter from commissioner Bud Selig to the team, according to … Read More

10 Yankees questions in wake of Ellsbury deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYChad Jennings examines 10 ramifications the Jacoby Ellsbury deal will have on the Yankees: 1. What does this mean for $189 million? The goal to sneak under Major League … Read More

Alex Rodriguez Of NY Yankees Appeals 2014 Suspension

Alex Rodriguez has announced he will appeal the 2014 Suspension by Major League Baseball. The man called A-Rod was one of 13 players suspended as the result of an investigation … Read More

Oakland Mayor Quan Ready To Talk Oakland A’s Stadium Lease Via Media

The City of Oakland’s reacting to a small handful of media who asked for Oakland Mayor Jean Quan to give a statement on the Oakland Athletics Stadium situation, where the … Read More

Jon Steward In Lovefest With Admitted Drug User Mike Piazza

Jon Stewart is a comedian, a political satirist. Last night, Stewart did his job, again. He made me laugh, by failing to call one of Major League Baseball’s all-time greatest … Read More

World Series Game 1: SF Giants 8, Detroit Tigers 3 (Video)

The first World Series game of the 2012 series was played last night and this blogger was in attendance. The contest was to feature Detroit Tigers Pitcher Justin Verlander, widely … Read More

MLB Playoffs: Oakland A’s Down 2; SF Giants Bay Area Hope

The Major League Baseball (MLB) Playoffs are underway, and already, the beloved, vaunted Oakland A’s are in trouble in Detroit. That’s where they’re playing the American League Central Champion Detroit … Read More

Matt Cain: SF Giants Pitcher Throws Perfect Game Against Astros

Matt Cain has proven once again why The San Francisco Giants spent all of that money on him. Last night, and against the Houston Astros, the ace pitcher threw the … Read More

At Oakland A’s Presentation, Mayor Quan Gets It Right

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan did what Ron Dellums and Jerry Brown did not do: get together Oakland business leaders and have them (in this case) actively express their support to … Read More

Oakland News: Mayor Quan Mailer Recall Fears, Ethics Problem; A’s Blocked?

Is Oakland Mayor Jean Quan scared of being recalled? Did you happen to open your mail on Friday or Saturday and get a nice love brochure about Oakland, courtesy of … Read More