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Machado open to playing 3B if he's traded: 'I've got no say'

As a free agent at season’s end, Manny Machado will have the leverage to decide what position he plays moving forward. However, the current shortstop and former third baseman knows he lacks that advantage right now as the Baltimore Orioles attempt to find a trade suitor for his services. “At th… MLB | theScore

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deGrom discusses future in advance of ASG

NEW YORK — A celebration of Jacob deGrom‘s present turned into an examination of his future on Monday, when deGrom’s agent suggested that the Mets should either sign him to a long-term contract extension or trade him. Responding to agent Brodie Van Wagenen’s assertion to The Athletic that doing nothing “could complicate Jacob’s relationship with the club,” deGrom put the ...

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Sorry, home run haters: Old school baseball isn't coming back anytime soon

For those most aghast at the current state of baseball, those who bemoan every homer and roll their eyes at every strikeout (presuming they’re not busy yelling at a cloud), the 2018 Futures Game – easily overlooked by virtue of the fact that it remains indefensibly scheduled for the Sunday afternoon preceding the All-Star break – was a disquieting omen. ...

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