Adam Schein goes off on John Lackey: ‘Bag it!’

John Lackey turned some heads with his comments about Nelson Cruz earlier this week. After Cruz torched Lackey for three hits, a homer and a double in the first game of a Saturday doubleheader, the Boston pitcher said the following: I’m … Continued


Oakland A’s, owners of league’s best record, get respect from players, fans

The Oakland Athletics are (finally) getting the respect they deserve from fans, players and managers around the game. A year after the Bay Area was home to the biggest All-Star snub, third baseman Josh Donaldson, Oakland (55-33) is home to … Continued


Nelson Cruz turns down trip to Home Run Derby

Nelson Cruz, currently tied for second in the American League in home runs with 27, won’t be representing the AL in this year’s Home Run Derby, he revealed on MLB Network Radio. “Yeah, [Jose Bautista] called me, and I said … Continued


Rangers’ Daniels on security breach: I feel for the Astros

What do other baseball executives think of the Houston Astros’ information leak? Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels spoke with Jim Bowden and Casey Stern about the news Monday on MLB Network Radio. Earlier this week, 10 months of internal trade … Continued


When did A.J. Ellis start thinking ‘no-hitter’ for Clayton Kershaw?

Clayton Kershaw pitched what the Major League Baseball Twitter account called one of the most dominant games in baseball history Wednesday night, striking out 15 Colorado Rockies en route to a no-hitter. Soak it in, @ClaytonKersh22. You just pitched one of … Continued


Sandy Alderson: New York Mets may be buyers at trade deadline

Entering the 2014 MLB season, the New York Mets’ $89 million payroll ranked 22nd in the big leagues, and more than $100 million less than their cross-city rivals, the New York Yankees. Despite the team’s recent frugality, though, general manager … Continued


The Major League Baseball World Cup Primer

Soccer certainly has a loyal following in the United States, an audience that continues to grow as the world’s most popular game gets more exposure nationwide. And the World Cup is something special; the quadrennial tournament featuring 32 nations often draws … Continued


MLB Network Radio hosts slam Manny Machado for bat-throwing incident

In 2013, his first full season in the big leagues, Manny Machado made the All-Star team, and led the league with 51 doubles. His season was ultimately cut short by a gruesome knee injury late in September that caused him to … Continued


2014 MLB Draft first round recap from MLB Network Radio

The first round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft was held Thursday night and MLB Network Radio had full coverage with pick by pick analysis from resident GMs Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette, along with Minors and Majors host … Continued


Matt Holliday: Hard to forget PED users’ past transgressions

Everyone deserves a second chance, Matt Holliday told MLB Network Radio Thursday. But when it comes to PED users, it’s not black and white. During an Inside Pitch throwback Thursday segment, a caller noted to Casey Stern and Jim Bowden … Continued