Category: Sport

Defending champ Opelka falls to Jung at New York Open

Reilly Opelka was knocked out of the New York Open on Friday night by Jason Jung, who has beaten both of the tournament’s past champions en route to his first career semifinal. Jung eliminated the third-seeded Opelka 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 and will face either Jordan Thompson or Andreas Seppi for a spot in the final. […]

Rob Manfred offers little insight, shows contempt for reporters in press conference

Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke at a press conference, addressing the Astros cheating scandal and other topics on Sunday evening. It did not go well. To start, the press conference was not broadcast officially on MLB’s own TV channel (it aired the 1988 movie Bull Durham instead), nor could any mention to it or link to […]

MLB to raise minor league salaries for 2021 season

Ben Walker and Jake Seiner of the Associated Press report that Major League Baseball will raise the salaries of minor league players, starting with the 2021 season. The Professional Baseball Agreement expires after this season, so this change comes as a result of negotiations towards a new agreement. The raises will range between 38 percent […]

Rob Manfred defends Astros disciplinary process in interview

A 45-minute interview with Commissioner Rob Manfred about the fallout from the Astros investigation and subsequent outcry. Here’s the full video. It’s worth watching. This is the first of two major media hits for Manfred today, who will give a press conference at 4:30 EST. The interview here ranges far and wide. It predominantly focuses […]

Braves promote Alex Anthopoulos, extend Brian Snitker

The Atlanta Braves announced this morning that they have promoted general manager Alex Anthopoulos to President, Baseball Operations and General Manager and have extended his contract through 2024. They have likewise extended the contracts of manager Brian Snitker and his coaching staff through the 2021 season. Anthopoulos’ promotion will not likely change his duties very […]

Yu Darvish says Astros should be stripped of their title

In all of the chatter about the Astros sign-stealing scandal, there hasn’t been too much talk of individual victims of their cheating. Mike Bolsinger, of course, has filed a lawsuit claiming that is he is one. Another one who gets brought up quite a bit is Yu Darvish. Darvish, as you’ll recall, put up a […]

Brewers, Brent Suter avoid arbitration with two-year deal

The Brewers announced on Sunday that the club and pitcher Brent Suter agreed on a two-year contract, avoiding arbitration. Per MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, the total value of the deal is $2.5 million. Suter can earn more by hitting innings pitched thresholds. Suter, 30, was eligible for arbitration in the first of four years. He filed […]