Where every team stands before playoffs

With the 2022 regular season wrapping up in seven days, for the most part, all eyes are on the playoffs. The 18 clubs who are done following their final game are looking towards the offseason; however, six wild-card contenders continue to battle for the final five spots, while the top seven teams in the majors … Read more

Veteran pitcher Edwin Jackson announces retirement after 17 seasons, record 14 MLB teams

Edwin Jackson says 14 teams will be it. The well-traveled pitcher, who spent 17 seasons in the majors, announced his retirement on Instagram on Friday — his 39th birthday and the 19th anniversary of his big league debut. Jackson played for a record 14 clubs, most recently in 2019 with the Toronto Blue Jays and … Read more

MLB September predictions – Playoff races, MVP and Cy Young awards, and more surprises

The end of Major League Baseball’s 2022 season is quickly approaching, with one month left to play. Which of the current contenders will be headed to the playoffs come October? Which teams will have narrowly missed the cut? How will the division races shape up? Who will reach the Fall Classic? Who are the favorites … Read more

Detroit Tigers’ Austin Meadows to miss rest of year due to injuries, mental health

Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Meadows will remain out of the lineup for the remainder of the season as he revealed in a post on Friday that he’s “struggling with my mental health” in addition to a myriad of previous injuries. “What I have told very few people is that I also have been struggling with … Read more

Which NL power sits atop our list?

It’s showtime for many teams as we enter the final month of the regular season. Some are cruising toward the postseason, while others are locked in a close battle for a playoff spot. And with no Game 163 tiebreakers this season, it should prove to be a fun September. After dominating our list for 20 … Read more

Red-hot NL teams take top two spots

Two-team races have emerged in both leagues as we enter Week 18 of the MLB season. A month ago, it seemed like no American League team would be able to catch up to the Yankees. But New York has seen its lead in the AL dissipate after going just 13-20 since July 3 and is … Read more

Al Avila fired as vice president, general manager of Detroit Tigers

4:36 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” The Detroit Tigers fired longtime general manager Al Avila on Wednesday as the team struggled mightily in a year in which it guaranteed nearly a quarter-billion dollars in free agency to bolster … Read more

Miguel Cabrera of Detroit Tigers clarifies stance on future, says he’ll return next season as initially planned

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera set the record straight regarding his future Friday, telling The Detroit News that he will indeed return for a 21st major league season in 2023. A day earlier, the 39-year-old Cabrera indicated to reporters that this season may be his last as he continues to deal with knee issues. It … Read more