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Rookie Brandon Finnegan Makes History with 1st NCAA, MLB World Series Double-Dip

Bleacherreport.com  -  There are good years, and then there's Brandon Finnegan's year. In June, he pitched in the College World Series for Texas Christian University. That same month, the Kansas City Royals drafted the 21-year-old left-hander in the first round. He made his big league debut at Yankee Stadium in September.That would be enough for most young players; heck, more than enough. For Finnegan, it was mere prel 4 hours

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Cardinals vs. Giants: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 MLB Playoffs

Bleacherreport.com  -  Three times, the San Francisco Giants tried to bunt over the game-winning run and failed. The fourth time proved to be the charm.   A wild Randy Choate throw into right field on a Gregor Blanco sacrifice allowed Brandon Crawford to score all the way from second base and give the Giants a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the 10th inning of Game 3 of the National League C 10 days

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Predicting All 30 MLB Teams' Top Priority Target This Offseason

Bleacherreport.com  -  With Game 3 of the ALCS getting rained out on Monday night, let's turn our attention away from the postseason for a bit and focus on what promises to be another busy offseason around the league.This year's free-agent class is headlined by a trio of starting pitchers in Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and James Shields, and there are plus arms behind them as well like Francisco Liriano, Jake Peavy, Brand 10 days

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MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated ALCS, NLCS Bracket, Day 11 Predictions

Bleacherreport.com  -  Monday's only MLB playoff game was postponed due to rain, but that just means Tuesday's slate will be a packed postseason doubleheader. The American League Championship Series and National League Championship Series will both resume on Tuesday with a duo of pivotal Game 3 affairs.As was planned all along, the St. Louis Cardinals and San Francisco Giants will continue the NLCS out West in a Tuesda 10 days

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Predicting 2014 MLB Regular-Season Award Winners

Bleacherreport.com  -  With the baseball postseason in full swing, it's time to hand out some hardware for the regular season. Will there be a new American League MVP? Does Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw deserve both the National League Cy Young and MVP Awards?Watch Bleacher Report's Scott Miller and Stephen Nelson discuss who will win baseball's coveted awards in the video above. Read more MLB 10 days

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Chart: MLB Strike Zone Keeps Expanding

Feeds.gawker.com  -  This chart from Jon Roegele of The Hardball Times shows the MLB strike zone for right-handed hitters has expanded 46 square inches since 2009. And this season had the largest single-year increase of the PITCHf/x era as the zone grew 16 square inches expanding from 459 square inches to 475.Read more... 11 days

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Giants vs. Cardinals: Game 2 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2014 MLB Playoffs

Bleacherreport.com  -  The St. Louis Cardinals halted the San Francisco Giants' amazing run on the road in the postseason, winning Game 2 of the 2014 NLCS 5-4 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.After helping close out the mighty Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to this late stage of the playoffs, Matt Adams went yard in the bottom of the eighth off Hunter Strickland to put the Cardinals on top entering th 12 days

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MLB Playoffs 2014: Day 9 Schedule, Updated ALCS and NLCS Predictions

Bleacherreport.com  -  Oh, it's heating up now, isn't it? The Kansas City Royals stole two on the road. The San Francisco Giants stole Game 1 in St. Louis and will look to head back to California up 2-0 themselves. For much of this postseason, up has been down and left has been right, and oh boy, has it been fun to watch.Below, we'll take a look at the Sunday schedule and make some updated predictions for the penn 12 days

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