‘I remember it all’: Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

'I remember it all': Jason Kipnis, while open to an opportunity, is prepared for end of career

I’ll admit, most of the postgame interviews I conduct for Fox Sports, even in the postseason, are not terribly meaningful or revealing. Players, just coming off the field, do not always have time to collect their thoughts. And the topic of the conversation rarely strays from specific elements of the game. My interview with Cleveland … Read more

Phillies’ Logan O’Hoppe red-hot, Orioles’ Grayson Rodriguez racking up K’s — This Week in Minor League Baseball

Phillies' Logan O'Hoppe red-hot, Orioles' Grayson Rodriguez racking up K's — This Week in Minor League Baseball

You want a column on what happened across the minor leagues last week? You’ve come to the right place. These guys are on fire • Little has stumped Phillies catching prospect Logan O’Hoppe this month, and last week he put the Double-A Eastern League on notice with a .550/.640/1.350 performance against the Somerset Patriots. He … Read more

Decision soon for Deshaun Watson, NIL in high school, Guardians’ Aaron Civale’s best start: Jason Lloyd’s final thoughts

Decision soon for Deshaun Watson, NIL in high school, Guardians' Aaron Civale's best start: Jason Lloyd's final thoughts

The question I’ve wondered the last few weeks as it pertains to Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is: What’s taking so long? The allegations against Watson have lingered for more than a year now. It’s reasonable to assume at this point that no one else is coming forward against him, that all the information worth collecting … Read more

How experts are betting Twins vs. Guardians

How experts are betting Twins vs.  Guardians

Business Content, 21+ Friday’s MLB schedule features a full 15-game slate, but expert bettors have focused in on a few games. All the information about to be presented is drawn from the Action Network PRO Report, which provides betting percentages and five “signals” — sharp money, big money, PRO systems, model edges and expert picks … Read more

Cleveland Guardians slugger Josh Naylor put on COVID-19 list amid outbreak

Josh Naylor first player with 8 RBIs in eighth inning or later, helps Cleveland Guardians stun Chicago White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS — Cleveland Guardians first baseman Josh Naylor was added to the team’s COVID-19 injured list on Friday, marking the first player to be sidelined by the team’s recent outbreak. Cleveland’s game at the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday was postponed because of COVID-19 concerns, and the team was off Thursday. Pitching coach Carl Willis … Read more

Cleveland Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases; pitching coach Carl Willis to manage

Cleveland Guardians have no new COVID-19 cases;  pitching coach Carl Willis to manage

The Cleveland Guardians reported no new COVID-19 cases Thursday, a day after an outbreak inside their clubhouse caused a postponement in Chicago and sent manager Terry Francona and five coaches home from a road trip. The team said pitching coach Carl Willis will serve as the club’s acting manager for a three-game series this weekend … Read more

Josh Naylor first player with 8 RBIs in eighth inning or later, helps Cleveland Guardians stun Chicago White Sox

Josh Naylor first player with 8 RBIs in eighth inning or later, helps Cleveland Guardians stun Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO — Josh Naylor hit a tying grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning and a three-run homer in the 11th, powering a huge comeback that carried the Cleveland Guardians past the Chicago White Sox 12-9 on Monday night. Naylor also had a run-scoring double in the eighth and finished with eight RBIs … Read more

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Jacob Amaya heats up; Parker Meadows heads to Double A

This Week in Minor League Baseball: Jacob Amaya heats up;  Parker Meadows heads to Double A

Welcome to The Athletic‘s weekly baseball column focused on what’s happening in the minor leagues, where you’ll find a synopsis of notable hot and cold streaks, videos of interesting plays, news and prospect notes from the previous week. Let’s get rolling… These guys are on fire • What’s better than tallying a two-homer, five-hit line … Read more

Rosenthal: MLB managers under scrutiny — The names whose contracts add pressure to this season

Rosenthal: MLB managers under scrutiny — The names whose contracts add pressure to this season

Here’s how much managers are devalued these days: Excluding late-September, get-it-over-with dismissals, not one has been fired in-season since 2018. That’s right, teams do not even think enough of managers to believe naming a new one in the middle of a season might make a difference. The Cardinals’ hiring of Mike Shildt to replace Mike … Read more

What We Learned About The Cleveland Guardians: Major League Baseball Opening Weekend

What We Learned About The Cleveland Guardians: Major League Baseball Opening Weekend

Amed Rosario Is Not Ready To Play Left Field One of the biggest storylines coming out of Spring Training was Francona’s decision to play Amed Rosario in left field. This is the position Rosario opened the season at on Thursday afternoon. However, he did not last the whole game there. In the bottom of the … Read more