MLB power rankings: Cardinals surge after sweeping Yankees

MLB power rankings: Cardinals surge after sweeping Yankees

The trade deadline has come and gone, which means there are no more tectonic shifts left to impact the various pennant races (impactful injuries aside). For the most part, teams are what they are by now, which means reinforcements will be few and far between from now through October. In this week’s power rankings, we’ll … Read more

BenFred: Matt Carpenter’s comeback could help Cardinals save sinking hitters Ben Frederickson

Matt Carpenter, Yankees hat atop his graying head, wiped away tears. “Excuse me,” Carpenter said Friday afternoon. “I didn’t want to do that. Sorry, guys.” The former Cardinals All-Star explained how he still pulls for the Cardinals – outside of this weekend, of course. He shared how excited his kids were to hear about this … Read more

MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

MLB trade deadline: Most interesting under-the-radar moves

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll get a fresh, topical story to start your day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. The timing of Tuesday’s monumental trade of Juan Soto to the Padres was, to the neutral baseball observer, both a blessing and a curse. The deal went … Read more

Mets’ new additions erupted for three homers in a win over the Braves

The Mets are whole, playing their best baseball of the season and establishing their promise against a team with postseason bona fides. They entered a five-game set against the Braves in first place in the NL East, and the Mets will finish the series in the same spot after riding four home runs and six … Read more

Vin Scully lives on through his voice and our memories

The phone rang two days before Christmas, a Los Angeles area code, and the unmistakable voice on the other end said from some sun-kissed aerie in the Pacific Palisades: “Steve, this is Vin Scully.” “Oh course this is,” I replied. “Who else could this possibly be?” “Well, I always introduce myself,” said Scully, “because I … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it was certainly the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

Law: Under-the-radar MLB trades worth noting from Phillies, Reds, Mets and more

Some quick notes on a few more trades from Tuesday’s deadline. I haven’t covered every single trade that happened, focusing on those that included prospects or that I otherwise found interesting. Twins get: Tyler Mahle Reds get: Spencer Steer, Stephen Hajjar and Christian Encarnacion-Strand Mahle has had a bit of bad luck this year, although … Read more

Law: Under-the-radar MLB trades worth noting from Phillies, Reds, Mets and more

Some quick notes on a few more trades from Tuesday’s deadline. I haven’t covered every single trade that happened, focusing on those that included prospects or that I otherwise found interesting. Twins get: Tyler Mahle Reds get: Spencer Steer, Stephen Hajjar and Christian Encarnacion-Strand Mahle has had a bit of bad luck this year, although … Read more

Vin Scully, iconic former Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster, dies at age 94

LOS ANGELES — Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully, whose dulcet tones provided the soundtrack of summer while entertaining and informing Dodgers fans in Brooklyn and Los Angeles for 67 years, died Tuesday night, the team said. He was 94. “We have lost an icon,” Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten said in a statement. … Read more