New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has been in office a little more than 12 hours and he's already making some interesting waves. In an interview that aired on ESPN on Sunday morning, Manfred made it clear that examining the pace of the game is first…Upvote Share Tweet
New Commissioner makes mark on official ballMLB.com 4 hours agoNow, it's official. "Robert D. Manfred Jr." is the cursive stamped signature as of today on all Rawlings game balls to be used in Major League Baseball, representing Manfred's first day as MLB 's 10th Commissioner.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 10 hours agoAs Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reported early Saturday, embattled Yankees star Alex Rodriguez took his "rehabilitation tour" directly to MLB headquarters on Wednesday for a "clear the air" meeting with new baseball commissioner…Upvote Share Tweet
M.L.B. Defends Fred Wilpon and His Financial Rolenytimes.com 11 hours agoThough he was a victim of Bernard L. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, the Mets’ majority owner, Fred Wilpon, was viewed as the right man for the job.Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies trade talks with Crew over Papelbon lose steamMLB.com 15 hours agoTrade talks between the Phillies and Brewers regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon have "dissipated," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 15 hours agoEarlier this week we learned that Topps is set to release a special set of baseball cards featuring 15 celebrities, personalities or otherwise notable humans who threw out memorable first pitches in 2014. We also learned that among those featured will b…Upvote Share TweetFormer Major League Baseball player Ted Lilly has been charged in California with three felonies related to insurance fraud, according to a newspaper report.Upvote Share Tweet
Tulo, CarGo healthy, committed to RockiesESPN.com 17 hours agoThis has almost become an annual rite of impending spring: Troy Tulowitzki insisting he is healthy and can stay that way for an entire season.Upvote Share TweetIt must have been a crystal, clear day like Saturday, the day Ernie Banks coined his most poetic phrase: "It's a great day for a ball game: Let's play two!" And so it is.Upvote Share Tweet
Cruz highlights first day of Mariners FanFestMLB.com 18 hours agoNelson Cruz insists he's still a kid at heart, so the new Mariners slugger fit right in during his first public appearance with his new club on Saturday at Safeco Field.Upvote Share Tweet
Meyer ready to compete for Major League rotationMLB.com 19 hours agoAlex Meyer, the Twins' No. 4 prospect, according to MLB.com, heads into Spring Training as one of many candidates aiming to prove themselves worthy of the fifth rotation spot.Upvote Share Tweet
NYC fans endure winter weather to visit WS trophyMLB.com 19 hours agoFans withstood the 30-degree weather to line up on the snow-covered sidewalks hours before Finnerty's sports bar in New York opened in order to secure a chance for a picture with the Giants' coveted championship hardware.Upvote Share Tweet
Outgoing Selig dreams of 'international' MLBESPN.com 20 hours agoOn his final day as baseball commissioner, Bud Selig predicts a future that could include expansion to other countries.Upvote Share Tweet
Price enjoys give-and-take with passionate fansMLB.com 20 hours agoOne of the benefits of events like Reds Caravan is the direct dialogue between fans and team members.Upvote Share Tweet
Mauer, Molitor excited to work together in 2015MLB.com 20 hours agoIt was just two St. Paul natives having lunch in their hometown this week, but for Joe Mauer, it was a chance to keep picking the brain of new Twins manager and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.Upvote Share Tweet
Biggio reflects on Hall of Fame career at FanFestOne of the biggest events of Saturday's FanFest at Minute Maid Park was the Fan Forum session with Craig Biggio, the Astros legend who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this month.Upvote Share Tweet
Players, staff get up close with fans at Tribe FestOn the first day of the third annual Tribe Fest at Progressive Field, streams of Indians diehards poured through the gates, enjoyed the behind-the-scenes festivities and expressed optimism about the season ahead.Upvote Share Tweet
Pumped up Panda sees snow for first timeIt took Pablo Sandoval nearly three decades to see and feel snow for the first time, and that left him feeling like a kid on Christmas morning on Saturday. The discovery only added to Sandoval's excitement about joining the Red Sox.Upvote Share Tweet
Pedroia 'ready to go,' sees Sox reboundingDustin Pedroia no longer has any questions about his health, or any doubts about the kind of season he can have in 2015.Upvote Share Tweet
Twins, left-hander Duensing avoid arbitrationMinnesota agreed to terms with its sixth and final arbitration-eligible player on Saturday, as the club signed left-handed reliever Brian Duensing to a one-year deal worth $2.7 million.Upvote Share Tweet
Adrian to help Dodgers launch weeklong caravanFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez will appear at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles on Monday as the 12th annual Dodgers Community Service Caravan kicks off.Upvote Share Tweet
Frazier flies jet simulator, sings at caravan stopMLB.com 23 hours agoReds Caravan made a stop Saturday at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force base.Upvote Share Tweet
'Nobody Laughed Like Ernie Banks'Jan 24Tim Kurkjian looks back fondly on his experiences with Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, who died Friday at the age of 83.
Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To BrewersJan 23ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the Phillies' talks with the Brewers about a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade.
Michael Wilbon Remembers Ernie BanksJan 23Michael Wilbon discusses the life and career of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks.
Sarah Spain Remembers Ernie BanksJan 23Sarah Spain of espnW talks about her memories of beloved Hall of Famer "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, who died at age 83 in Chicago.
Wilbon: Banks tops list of Chicago athletic idolsJan 23Nobody represented his city or team more joyously, or more admirably, than did Mr. Cub, who died Friday at age 83, Michael Wilbon writes.
Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play OutJan 23Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Chicago Bulls must evolve with NBA on health issues to be serious contende…Jan 23The Bulls must evolve with the NBA on health issues to stay fresh and be serious contenders.
The Deflategate Rundown (And a Little Super Talk)Jan 23I asked you on Twitter late Wednesday if you’d prefer a Friday column on the events surrounding the Deflategate controversy in New England or an on-field football topic. You overwhelmingly voted football. I am writing this morning primarily about the Pa…