The infamous MLB history Patrick Corbin is staring down

Aaron Judge is on pace to break the single-season American League home run record and Albert Pujols is closing in on 700 career homers, but another, more dubious, milestone has a chance of happening in the coming weeks. Nationals lefty Patrick Corbin, 6-18, could be the first 20-game loser in the majors since Mike Maroth … Read more

Sarris: Across MLB, spin rates are back up near their peak. Is the sticky stuff here to stay?

Is the battle against spin hopeless? Spin rates around baseball are climbing back up — almost back to where they were before baseball started to more actively enforce the foreign substance rules mid-season last year — and it’s probably due to some sort of evolution in the sticky solutions used by pitchers to augment their … Read more

Orioles begin another important series with 4-3 win in DC (updated)

WASHINGTON – The televisions inside the visiting clubhouse today were tuned to Game 1 of a doubleheader between the Blue Jays and Rays. It wasn’t just background noise. Players didn’t walk past and glance at the screen. They sat in chairs and on sofas and tracked every pitch as the Jays tried to rally in … Read more

What MLB players and managers are saying about the rule changes for 2023

Major League Baseball’s competition committee approved a slate of rule changes that will go into effect for the 2023 season. The changes include the implementation of a pitch clock, restrictions on defensive shifts and larger bases. The new rules sparked varied reactions from around the league. The Players Association had four seats on the 11-person … Read more

Unexpected day off may benefit Mets ahead of Pirates series

PITTSBURGH — Like many working folks the Mets received a holiday Monday, but this Labor Day break wasn’t planned. The tarp remained on the field at PNC Park, and before the Mets and Pirates could get too far into pregame routines, a morning decision was reached for a postponement that left the teams facing a … Read more