MLB 2016 News and Updates
With baseball season entering the home stretch, few things in the MLB are certain. The Red Sox, Blue Jays and Orioles look like three of the best teams in baseball, yet they’re all in the same division and fighting for the same playoff spots. The Mariners, who haven’t sniffed the postseason in years, are only a few games out of the second wildcard. In the National League, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been on an absolute tear as they look to shake up not only the NL Central, but the entire league. While the season may be coming to a close, there are still enough games that anything could happen. Get tickets now and watch the postseason take shape.
As August comes to a close and teams head into the final month of the MLB regular season, the division races are heating up. Baltimore and Toronto are continually trading spots atop the AL East, and the Giants and Dodgers look to be doing the same thing in the NL West. If the Cubs can avoid another slide like the team had in June, it’s likely that Chicago will enter the postseason with the best record in the majors, though a scorching hot Washington Nationals team might have something to say about that. This is the time of year when baseball fans can watch their teams sink or swim, so don’t miss out on the final games of the season before the playoffs begin.
The MLB trade deadline passed on August 1, but that does not mean it is the end of trading completely. Teams still have the opportunity to make deals during the waiver trade period, which goes throughout the entire month of August. As always, there are plenty of rumors circulating as to which players and teams might be part of one of the waiver trade deals. Many believe that Yasiel Puig, who was sent down to the minors by the Dodgers this week, might find himself a candidate for a trade. There might be other players finding a new team soon as well. Regardless, fans have a chance to see their favorite teams play, with tickets still available for most games.
With the August 1 trade deadline approaching, the MLB is awash with news and rumors surrounding any trades. It appears as though Rockies centerfielder Charlie Blackmon might just head to the Nationals, who have shown some interest. The Yankees are reportedly trying to trade Aroldis Chapman, although he might re-sign with them come winter as a free agent. Boston might be looking to take starting pitcher Ervin Santana from the Minnesota Twins, and the teams are reportedly in talks. Despite losing Yan Gomes to injury, the Indians will not be looking to add a catcher in their trades. There is still plenty of time to get tickets to catch all your favorite teams and players play, with prices varying based on location and date.
The biggest news from the MLB this week is the final lineup for the All Star game, which is just a week away. The Chicago Cubs made history as the second team to have their entire infield in the starting lineup. There is a chance that the Red Sox could also end up with seven total All Stars like the Cubs if Dustin Pedroia wins the final man vote. Salvador Perez from the Royals was the leading vote-getter from all the players. Ned Yost from the Royals is set to manage the American League Team, while Terry Collins from the Mets will take care of the National League players. Tickets for the rest of the MLB season are still on sale.
There are several trade rumors circulating the MLB this week. There is speculation that the Braves might trade Julio Teheran, although after a stellar performance over the weekend, the Braves might choose to build their team around him instead. Another possible move for the Braves is to trade Arodys Vizcaino. The Mets might be looking to bring in a strong hitter and rumors have it that they might be eyeing Yulieski Gourriel. The Giants might be looking to bring Carlos Beltran back to help while Hunter Pence is sidelined due to a hamstring injury. These remain in the rumor stage, but there will most likely be some trades hitting the league soon. Fans can still get tickets to all games, for prices starting at $2.
After two months of baseball, it is time for fans, experts and coaches to review the performance of the teams. The Atlanta Braves currently sit at the bottom of the rankings and projections have them at a zero percent chance of the playoffs. This is a team focused on rebuilding itself, so it most likely will make some trades prior to the upcoming deadline. On the other end of the spectrum lies the Chicago Cubs ranked at number one. Experts put their chance at making the playoffs at 99.6 percent, and the only change they might make is to take on Jose Bautista if he becomes available. There are still plenty of regular season games, and fans still have a chance to grab their tickets.
As May nears its close and baseball heads towards its dog days, the MLB landscape is beginning to show signs of how things might look in September and October. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers have traded the top spot in the NL West multiple times and it looks like they might continue to do so for the rest of the season. The Mets have cooled since the team raced out of the gates, and Max Scherzer struck out 20 batters in a return-to-form game for the NL East leading Washington Nationals. In the American League, the Red Sox and Orioles are battling for the top spot in a talented AL East division as David Ortiz looks to carry this Boston team to the playoffs in what is likely his final MLB season.
It may still be spring, but things are heating up for the boys of summer. With May already half gone, MLB teams are just about a quarter of the way through their schedules, meaning each game takes on more and more importance.
As of May 12, the Chicago Cubs boasted the best record in the Majors with a mark of 25-8. The Cubs led the National League Central at that point, a full seven games ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Other division leaders were Baltimore (21-12, American League East), Chicago White Sox (23-12, American League Central), Seattle (21-13, American League West), Washington (21-13, National League East), and Los Angeles Dodgers (18-15, National League West).
It’s off to the races in the MLB, and the Orioles are one team that’s had a start for the record books. They’re officially 7-0 and the last team in the league to continue undefeated in 2016. They’ll be up against the Red Sox this week as they look to extend their streak. Also particularly hot are the Nationals, who at 5-1 are currently enjoying their best start in more than 60 years. They fought a tough series against Atlanta, winning the last game after a double from Bryce Harper allowed teammates Anthony Rendon and Stephen Drew to score. Who will shine in the MLB this week? Keep your eyes on the game by getting tickets to all upcoming games from us today!
April is one of the most exciting months of the year, according to MLB fanatics. Most MLB teams held their season openers the beginning of this month and others will hold their opening games in the upcoming week or so. There is nothing more refreshing and exciting than attending a live baseball game in the spring months and seeing a team start their season off with a clean slate. Now is the time to get your tickets before it is too late. Regardless of what team you are behind or what city you are located in, you can find your tickets here. This is the one-stop-shop for all your entertainment needs.
There are always plenty of exciting things happening in the MLB, but next week is one of the most important events of the year. Baseball organizations across North America will officially and finally kick off the regular season with Opening Day 2016. A vast majority of teams will host their home openers on Monday, April 4, with all others following closely behind. Opening Day is one of the most popular sporting events around, so you’ll want to secure your tickets to your favorite team’s kickoff game as soon as possible. Fortunately, you can still find tickets to most of next week’s season openers right here. Prices and availability vary by city.
For baseball fans the official end of winter means only one thing—that spring training has begun! There is a lot going on this year in the MLB, and teams are in full swing in their various training locations. New players are being welcomed by the seasoned, and all are hoping to make a run at the Pennant. Among the intense focus on the game, however, players and coaches are taking some time to remember one legendary member of the MLB—catcher Joe Garagiola, who died this week at the age of 90. After playing 20 years with the Cardinals, he moved on to become one of the most beloved announcers out there, and he will be missed.
Spring training is still underway for the MLB, but it won’t be long before your favorite baseball teams return home to kick start the 2016 season. One team that has been struggling in the pre-season is the Chicago Cubs. They were able to break their losing snap yesterday, however, when they demolished the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cubs won a whopping 15 – 4. It was a much-needed lift in spirit for the team. Come find if this win will give them the push they need to finish spring training and start their season strong. Opening Day is just a few weeks away, with most games kicking off on April 3 and 4.
The MLB organization always has to make tough decisions regarding teams and specific players. This week, during offseason, the MLB officially decided to place Jose Reyes on paid leave until his domestic violence case in Hawaii is complete. The Colorado Rockies shortstop will encounter possible discipline from the MLB establishment once the case is resolved. Reyes will be receiving his regular $22 million while he is on required leave. Back in October, Reyes was arrested by the Hawaii police and was charged with domestic assault against his wife. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 4, which happens to be the same day that the Rockies have their season opener against Arizona.
There was concern in Baltimore when it appeared that the Orioles wouldn’t be able to re-sign “Crush” Davis, but once they found a way to retain their top-level slugger, everything else could start falling into place. This week, the Birds are making moves on the other side of the ball, entering into discussions with the intent of adding starter Yovani Gallardo. Texas did extend their own qualifying offer to the righty, which means that BAL would be forced to forfeit their first-round pick if they’re able to ultimately net Gallardo. Regardless of where the 29-year-old lands, it’s looking like the Orioles and Rangers will both be likely contenders again in the 2016 MLB American League.
In an MLB offseason full of juicy gossip and power moves, some of the most important transactions were those which kept key players close to home. Much of this winter’s discussion centered around OF Alex Gordon, a longtime Royal who Kansas City finally managed to re-sign following their first World Series title win in 30 years. On the east coast, the Orioles were able to lock up slugger Chris Davis to a very rich contract, while the Mets came to an agreement with superstar OF Yoenis Cespedes in hopes of taking that last step to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy at the season’s conclusion. Opening Day is just around the corner and MLB tickets are on sale now—get yours now!
With the new MLB season fast approaching, the last few off-season transactions are starting to trickle down the wire. First among them this week was the announcement of righty Doug Fister being signed by the Houston Astros, a young AL team widely expected to contend again behind their strong core. The Rockies made news next by trading OF Corey Dickerson to Tampa Bay, reportedly, in exchange for relief pitcher Jake McGee, a move many in Colorado had been anticipating to some degree all winter. Baseball is almost ready to return to action and now is the perfect time to start securing your seats for the regular season. Order your MLB tickets today and get set for opening day!
As the 2016 MLB season approaches, the last of the coveted free agents are starting to find their new homes. Justin Upton marks the most recent signing, a move which adds formidable power to the lineup and considerable depth in the outfield for the Detroit Tigers. The acquisition comes on the heels of Baltimore’s re-signing of slugger Chris Davis, who for a time appeared to be on his way out of town. The Orioles were finally able to net Davis to a massive seven-year deal, which will likely keep “Crush” in black and orange for the remainder of his major league career. Pick up your advance MLB tickets today for an early look at this season’s crop of young talent!
This year’s inductees into the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame have been announced, and just two players made the cut. Ken Griffey Jr. set a record with 99-plus percent of the panel vote and will be inducted alongside standout catcher Mike Piazza, both of MLB fame. Last year’s vote saw four new additions in Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez, a first for Hall of Fame voting. In 2016, however, players like Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens and Curt Schilling continued to miss the cut, although each still has several years of eligibility remaining. The new MLB season is just around the corner and tickets for Spring Training are on sale now! Grab yours today!