The divisional realignment could provide intriguing rivalries

Safe. Logically, it doesn’t make sense. Logically, in baseball, the American League and National League stopped being bitter enemies decades ago, stopped using referees several years ago, and stopped playing by different rules this year when the designated hitter became a universal element. . Logically, in football, AFL and NFC have never really been rivals, … Read more

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets says injured shoulder is “completely normal”

NEW YORK – Mets ace Jacob deGrom says his injured right shoulder blade is “completely normal” and is waiting for New York medical staff to chase him away to resume throwing a mound. DeGrom was sidelined from late spring training due to a stress reaction in the shoulder blade. The two-time National League Cy Young … Read more

Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets says injured shoulder is “completely normal”

NEW YORK – Mets ace Jacob deGrom says his injured right shoulder blade is “completely normal” and is waiting for New York medical staff to chase him away to resume throwing a mound. DeGrom was sidelined from late spring training due to a stress reaction in the shoulder blade. The two-time National League Cy Young … Read more

Orioles rookie Adley Rutschman has a bright future ahead of him

Welcome to The Opener, where every weekday morning during the regular season you’ll receive a fresh and current story to start the day from one of SI.com’s MLB writers. It happens about 270 times a day in Major League Baseball: the pitcher records the third inning and the catcher heads to his bench. Transmission stops. … Read more

Trevor Story scores three homer points in the Red Sox win

CHICAGO – Trevor Story is baseball’s hottest hitter and there seems to be no stopping him. His all-round performance was once again on display in the Red Sox’s 16-7 win against the White Sox on Thursday night at Guaranteed Rate Field. “Times like this are rare,” Story said. “[It’s] a good feeling. I’m just trying … Read more