Carlos Rodon dominant in sweep of Rockies

Carlos Rodon dominant in sweep of Rockies

What we learned as Rodón dominates in sweep of Rockies originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea SAN FRANCISCO — The Giants returned to their home park on Tuesday night knowing that their elimination number in the postseason race was down to just two. The odds have been so slim that they haven’t even pretended to … Read more

Mets reportedly calling up No. 1 overall prospect Francisco Álvarez ahead of pivotal Braves series

Mets reportedly calling up No.  1 overall prospect Francisco Álvarez ahead of pivotal Braves series

Francisco Álvarez, ranked as the top overall prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline, is about to get one high-pressure cup of coffee. The New York Mets are reportedly calling up the 20-year-old catcher ahead of their must-win three-game series against the Atlanta Braves and the playoffs, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. … Read more

MLB teams could undergo several managerial changes

MLB teams could undergo several managerial changes

The White Sox are one of many teams with managerial decisions to make, but their situation is different: They have two calls to make, not just one. There’s Tony La Russa, and there’s interim manager Miguel Cairo. It has been reported in Chicago that La Russa won’t be back, and it’s logical now to think … Read more

Opinion: Aaron Judge had a season for the ages. MLB robbed him — and us

Editor’s Note: Jeff Pearlman is the author of 10 books including his latest “The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson,” which is forthcoming from Mariner Books. The views expressed here are his own. Read more opinion on CNN. CNN — History was made Wednesday night, when Yankee slugger Aaron Judge hit … Read more

Is Mariners’ Jarred Kelenic back for good? 3 MLB insiders weigh in

The Mariners have had their struggles of late but still find themselves on the cusp of ending their 21-year playoff drought. State of the Mariners: Where things stand with magic number at 2 Someone who played a big role in Seattle’s playoff push a year ago was Jarred Kelenic, the one-time top prospect who struggled … Read more

Phillies swept by Cubs, playoff chances hurt

Flopping Phillies swept by Cubs, playoff hopes badly bruised after 10 losses in 13 games originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia CHICAGO — Can’t hit. Can’t catch. Can’t keep track of the count. Can’t win. Can’t see this team making the playoffs. Not with the way it’s playing right now. The Phillies completed three torturous … Read more