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Sports TV isn’t dead, but American capitalism might be killing it

What’s next for MLB after the Bally Sports bankruptcy?

Scott Rolen elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame

The former Phillies third baseman joins Fred McGriff in the Class of 2023.

The trade-offs of long-term contract extensions

A Harrison Bader extension could work, but doesn’t present much upside.

Does MLB have a plan to prevent sportswashing?

Moving from soccer to the Big 4 is a natural progression for the world’s sovereign wealth funds.

What’s in a lineup, anyway?

Exploring consistency in an era of unique lineup cards

Someone else’s problem: One potential reason for all these long-term deals

Volatility in the player and management market hedges the personal risk of long contracts.

White Sox sign Andrew Benintendi to five-year deal

The Yankees will need a new left fielder in 2023.

Injuries and the offseason 40-man roster

Major League teams are regularly asked to carry injured players on the 40-man roster all winter, with no hope of being healthy until late in the season.

The trend at the top of the MLB’s free agent class

Would you like an extra two years? You can probably get it!

MLB Rumors: Giants make monster offer to Judge

With a bid in the $360 million area, the Giants are not messing around in their pursuit of the free agent slugger.

Should the Yankees have matched Verlander’s deal?

The reigning Cy Young winner signed with the Mets, perhaps showing where the Yankees stand.

Where the AL East stands heading into Thanksgiving

The Yankees’ division rivals have been actively preparing for the hot stove to ignite after the Thanksgiving weekend.

Aaron Judge wins 2022 American League MVP

The superstar slugger finally picks up his first MVP.

The pitching staff for the All-AL East team in 2022

Shane McClanahan and Nestor Cortes headline this year’s selections for the All-AL East team.

The All-AL East position players for the 2022 season

Aaron Judge headlines this stellar group of AL East players.

Astros part ways with Click: should the Yankees move on from Cashman?

The reigning World Series champions fired their GM. The Yankees, in the meantime, haven’t confirmed Cashman as their long-term baseball ops man.

Aaron Judge named AL MVP finalist

The superstar slugger and gem of the 2022 free agent class is the heavy favorite to finally win his first MVP.

What the Astros showed en route to another World Series title

The Astros beat the Phillies in six to secure their second championship in franchise history.

World Series Roundup: Verlander, Peña lead Astros to 3-2 victory

Houston’s ace set the table for another brilliant pitching performance from the Astros staff.

World Series roundup: Astros answer back, combine for a no-hitter

We had a little bit of history at Citizens Bank Park.

Mid-World Series reactions: Phillies are phun

The lowest-seeded National League team to make the playoffs has surged to a surprising series lead over the 106-win Astros. But can they seal the upset?

World Series Roundup: Phillies bash their way to shutout victory

Philadelphia blasted five home runs to truly stamp their authority on this series with a 2-1 lead.

World Series Roundup: Astros’ arms quiet Phils to even series

Framber Valdez and the Houston bullpen were nails all game long.

World Series Roundup: Wild ending sees Phillies take 1-0 lead

A crazy last two innings crapped off a crazy Game 1 win for the Phillies.

Pinstripe Alley predicts the 2022 World Series

Will there be a parade in Philly, or will baseball be forced to embrace nihilism?

Yankees Rivalry Roundup: World Series preview

This one’s for all the marbles.

MLB Playoffs: Harper sends Phillies to the World Series

Philadelphia capped a short-but-thrilling NLCS with another comeback win.

MLB Playoff Roundup: Phillies rally for commanding 3-1 series lead

Both LCS matchups could end tonight if the leading teams win one more game.

MLB Playoff Roundup: Phillies take crucial lead in NLCS

A wild night from Jean Segura helped the Phillies open up a 2-1 lead in the NLCS.

MLB Playoff Roundup: Joe Musgrove looks to push Padres in front

The NLCS shifts to Philadelphia as the Padres turn to Joe Musgrove to deliver another postseason gem.

MLB Playoff Roundup: Padres wake up with huge fifth to tie NLCS

This series is knotted at 1-1 as the setting shifts to Philadelphia.

MLB Playoff Roundup: Phillies strike first in NLCS

Zack Wheeler dominated while Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber provided all of the firepower needed in Game 1.