A look into Major League Baseball’s massive home run surge in 2019

As quickly as Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Caleb Ferguson unleashed a fastball meant to hit the back of catcher Austin Barnes’ mitt, his pitch was even more swiftly sent into the left-field bleachers. For Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Villar,…

Nats rallying after Turner injury

WASHINGTON – Despite having only played six games, the Washington Nationals were already facing adversity on Tuesday when shortstop Trea Turner suffered a broken finger as Bryce Harper returned to the nation’s capital with the Phillies and helped crush his…

Baseball Twitter buzzes about Orioles’ surprising start, Harper being booed

The Nationals and Orioles are heading in opposite directions in the early part of the 2019 season.

Japanese phenom Ohtani could become best two-way MLB player since Babe Ruth

If Shohei Ohtani can successfully make the transition to Major League Baseball, he has the chance to become the first two-way player since Babe Ruth. But if he is anything like other stars who jumped from Japan, Ohtani will face an adjustment period in the U.S.

A chance for Nationals to capitalize on Dodgers swoon

WASHINGTON – A curse has tormented sports fans in Washington since its NFL football franchise’s Super Bowl victory in 1992 – but baseball fans in the nation’s capital have suffered for even longer. Washington hasn’t seen a World Series championship…

Baseball writers: digital media, more press restrictions have changed coverage

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – The first time Tim Kurkjian met legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver, he got cussed at. It was 1980, and Kurkjian — whose decades-long career in sports journalism has included time at The Baltimore Sun, Sports Illustrated…

Are MLB teams paying closers for production or a mindset?

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland – Chicago Cubs free agent pitcher Aroldis Chapman is believed to be looking for a $100 million contract this offseason, stirring the pot that sits atop baseball’s hot stove. RELATED STORY: What’s Mark Trumbo really worth to…

Nationals Bryce Harper is having a historically poor MVP follow-up

Washington Nationals wunderkind Bryce Harper spent 2015 shattering records en route to becoming the youngest unanimous Most Valuable Player winner in MLB history. Now, he’s learning how hard it is to improve on an MVP campaign.

Why the Washington Nationals are on Pace to Break MLB Strikeout Record

A few teams’ starting rotations have gotten close, including the 2015 Cleveland Indians, which finished the season with 969 strikeouts and the 2002 Arizona Diamondbacks.

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