7/17/2013 | Competitive Balance Lottery pays out 12 Draft picks
A total of 14 teams were eligible to win additional picks in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft via the Competitive Balance Lottery on Wednesday. The Rockies received the first pick of Round A, followed by the Orioles, Indians, Marlins, Royals and Brewers.
7/17/2013 | The 2013 Major League playoff teams will be ...
Only 50 percent of the teams that have led their division at the All-Star break over the past five years have gone on to win the division title, but that percentage will be higher this year.
7/17/2013 | VerHagen becoming viable starting pitcher
Not unlike every other prospect, Drew VerHagen is a work in progress. It takes time to develop a complete pitch repertoire and refined command and control.
7/17/2013 | By season's end, these players will be best of 2013
We're not naming the team of the first half, nor of the second half. We're combining the two and attempting to name what we think will be the best full-season squad at the end of the year.
7/17/2013 | New team ascends to top spot in Rankings
At the season's symbolic midway point, the Cardinals have shoved their way into the top spot of MLB.com's weekly Power Rankings, leap-frogging the Red Sox and division-rival Pirates since last week.
7/17/2013 | MLB Notebook: MVP Mo keeps on rolling
Playing in his ninth and final All-Star Game, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tossed a scoreless eighth inning and became the first pitcher to win the game's MVP Award since Pedro Martinez in 1999.
7/17/2013 | Wood among five NL pitchers left out of All-Star Game
This was the first All-Star Game for Cubs left-hander Travis Wood, and as it turned out, he was one of five National League pitchers who didn't get into the 3-0 loss to the American League.
7/17/2013 | At Classic, a cross-section of NY history
Heroes and villains seldom fade away in his city, not when they have done their best or worst on a baseball field. How many years ago did Gionfriddo deny Joe D. in the World Series? And though the Dodgers, that Yankee Stadium and both players are gone, this market holds to that moment. Like elephants and rock and roll, New York City doesn't forget.
7/17/2013 | Contributions from Blue Jays aid AL's triumph
It was a very successful night for the four Toronto Blue Jays All-Stars on two major levels: Their team won, and they enjoyed themselves.
7/17/2013 | Brewers duo gets chance to face Mo in All-Star Game
Both Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura entered the All-Star Game as mid-game replacements. Segura followed National League starter Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop in the sixth inning. Gomez replaced Bryce Harper in right field an inning later. The Brewers duo also got a chance to face Mariano Rivera.
7/17/2013 | Target Field already preparing to host All-Stars in 2014
Twins president Dave St. Peter and two dozen other members of Minnesota's front office descended upon Citi Field for this year's All-Star Game festivities to get a better feel for the Midsummer Classic, which will be held at Target Field next year.
7/17/2013 | Everth thrilled with All-Star experience
Everth Cabrera didn't take the field for the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field, but the Padres shortstop will certainly take plenty of memories home from his first All-Star experience.
7/17/2013 | Past, present and future on display at All-Star Game
If you watched the 84th All-Star Game, you saw a showcase true to the intent of the event. All-time legends and the stars of the next couple decades shared the stage on a memorable night.
7/17/2013 | Farewell to arm: Mo continues to inspire
Mariano Rivera's blend of dignity and grace and greatness may never be seen again. Baseball used this All-Star Game to show him how much he means to all of us on so many levels, and he clearly was moved. Then again, so were countless others. He has been that important, that inspirational, that perfect, for a ride that is ending too soon.
7/17/2013 | Mets, MLB invest in FirstStepNYC to enrich community
The Mets, MLB and the city of New York unveiled a renovated outdoor space at PS 41 on Tuesday to be used by the students, grades K-8, and the FirstStepNYC program that will begin at the school in the fall.
7/17/2013 | All-Star Game leaves Selig excited for second half
As Commissioner, Bud Selig's only All-Star rooting interest is for a competitive, crisply-performed game. And the American League's 3-0 win had him smiling as he left Citi Field on Tuesday night.
7/17/2013 | 'Cutch, Grilli team up in ninth to cap ASG experience
In a win, Andrew McCutchen and Jason Grilli might have been heroes. Instead, they have to settle for being All-Stars and getting to go back to one of baseball's best teams.
7/17/2013 | Dee returns to Padres to be team president, CEO
Mike Dee isn't just returning to his baseball roots, but to the place where it all started for him -- San Diego. On Wednesday, the Padres named Dee their new team president and chief executive officer.
7/16/2013 | Dispatch from within the All-Star media swarm
My boss told me that attending Monday's player availabilities for media would be, in a word, "fun." And while he had done his best to prepare me for the crush of media that would be converging on the Rotunda at Citi Field, I soon discovered no amount of advice could replace the experience itself.
7/16/2013 | In fitting close, All-Star MVP hardware for Mo
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera took home the MVP Award on Tuesday night after he pitched a flawless eighth inning as the American League defeated the National League, 3-0
7/16/2013 | Giants All-Stars enjoy game despite inaction
Madison Bumgarner and Marco Scutaro didn't step on the field in the National League's 3-0 All-Star Game loss Tuesday night. The only pitches Sergio Romo threw were in the bullpen. And Buster Posey left with only a strikeout to his name. But their All-Star experience at Citi Field was certainly not a forgettable one.
7/16/2013 | Machado flashes leather in Midsummer Classic debut
In the first of what will likely be many All-Star appearances for the Orioles' Manny Machado, the young third baseman displayed the glove work that helped bring him to New York for the 84th Midsummer Classic.
7/16/2013 | Home-field edge back in the hands of Junior Circuit
The American League is headed home. Fresh off a victory in the All-Star Game, the AL will have home-field advantage when the season matters most: The World Series.
7/16/2013 | Miggy makes All-Star impact on defense
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored the first run of the 2013 All-Star Game, but the third baseman made perhaps his biggest impact on defense in the American League's 3-0 victory over the National League on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
7/16/2013 | A-Rod pleased with progress, will take Wednesday off
As the group of writers gathered around Alex Rodriguez in the visiting clubhouse at FirstEnergy Stadium Tuesday night, he actually took the spotlight off himself for a few minutes
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