Time has not been kind to Lenny Dykstra. Since his playing career came to an end, the former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder has had continued trouble with the legal system. There was a time when Dykstra was known more for those legal woes instead of his solid playing career, a surprising turn of events.
Yankees to flirt with signing former NL MVP and ponder Gleyber Torres trade options, MLB insider predicts
Things that make you go hmmm. The Athletic’s Jim Bowden, a former big-league general manager, has great expectations for the New York Yankees in the offseason. First, Bowden offers up this tasty morsel regarding Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Regardless of who offers him the most money in free...
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PHOENIX — Cody Bellinger is eligible to return from his latest injury on Tuesday. But he might not. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger has made progress in his recovery from a non-displaced rib fracture on his left side. But it might not be enough for him to be ready to come off the injured list on Tuesday when he is eligible.
New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman weighed in on the National League MVP race Saturday and had high praise for a division rival. Stroman tweeted that Washington Nationals star Juan Soto is "the best hitter I've ever faced in my life for sure." Soto boasts a .324/.472/.557 slash line...
The only Colorado Rockies player to have his number retired by the organization is the long-time face of the franchise first baseman Todd Helton. This weekend, that changes as recent MLB Hall of Fame inductee Larry Walker has his number 33 retired next to Helton’s 17. One of the most...
The Atlanta Braves have a big three-game home series against the Philadelphia Phillies next week that could decide which team wins the National League East and which one watches the playoffs on television. But first the Braves are trying to expand their cushion, and they will look to post their...
Juan Soto has been on an absolute tear to close out the 2021 season, catapulting himself into the NL MVP conversation and potentially earning himself some more money down the line. Spotrac, a sports payroll and salary cap database, now projects Soto to earn a 15-year, $503 million contract whenever...
For all the talk of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s chase of the Triple Crown and Fernando Tatis Jr.'s dynamic play in San Diego, another 22-year-old has stolen the show in September. Juan Soto and the Nationals might be occupying the cellar of the NL East at 64-89, but that has certainly not been because of Soto. In September, he leads all MLB hitters in WAR, according to Fangraphs, and with the recent success he's surged into a tie with the Phillies' Bryce Harper among the fWAR leaders this season in the National League at 6.5.
Don’t look now, but Juan Soto is cementing his place as NL MVP. In another disappointing Nationals season, the only thing that matters is that the young core continues to develop and Juan Soto receives the damn respect he deserves. Sadly, the media continues to punish those whose team isn’t in the playoff picture.
Even for a guy who stood by his side while he struggled over the last couple of seasons, Austin Riley‘s 2021 campaign has been absolutely jaw-dropping. Everyone knew he had the power to slug 30-40 home runs over a full season. Some scouts even though he had 50 home run potential when he was coming up through the minors. However, nobody — at least that I’ve found — believed he was going to be a player that could hit .300. Well… here we are.
Bryce Harper’s contract is finally paying out for the Philadelphia Phillies in his third season with the team. Harper is leading the charge in Philadelphia’s late-season push to the postseason. He’s having one of his best seasons since winning the National League MVP with the Washington Nationals in 2015 and is on the verge of winning the award for the second time.