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MLB.tv to Offer Single-Team Out-of-Market Streams in 2016

Details are sketchy, but Major League Baseball appears to be ready to offer more streaming subscription options this coming season.

Territory Rights Continue to Block Fan Game Access

Why can’t all Major League Baseball fans subscribe to a service at a fair price to see their favorite team’s games?

In-Market Streaming Nice, but Not the Big Problem

If you can see games through your FOX regional network, you will soon be able watch them on your mobile devices as well.

MLB Needs to Get Selling on Pace of Game

Pace of game could be an issue with a future generation of baseball fans, but if so, MLB needs to explain before the idea is taken down from within.

Wild Card Winner Batting .500 in Reaching Championship Series

The Wild Card Game winner has reached three of the six League Championship Series since Major League Baseball added the second wild card.

Is the Power-Laden Bench a Thing of the Past?

Did the Major League Baseball benches of olden days have greater power-hitting threats than today?

2014 Major League Baseball odds – May update

Reviewing the lines on six division races in Major League Baseball, the league championships and World Series.

2014 season-opening MLB odds

Reviewing the lines on six division races in Major League Baseball, the league championships and World Series.

Oddsmakers handicap 2014 division races and post-season

Lowest odds for the six division races in Major League Baseball, the league championships and World Series include a number of familiar names.

Oddsmakers weigh in on 2014 MLB regular season

Over-unders for the 30 MLB teams look more like last spring’s odds than they do last fall’s final results.

It is easy to cry “foul” over prospering cheaters

It will be interesting to see if Major League Baseball and its players’ union could develop new penalties that would limit lucrative free agent contracts given to previously-suspended PED users.

Cardinals open at 10/1 odds to win 2014 World Series

Initial odds for next year’s World Series indicate two new favorites.

Why do foreign substances have to be a gray area?

Major League Baseball’s rule on the use of foreign substances by pitchers is clear. Enforcement is not.

Cardinals and Red Sox World Series odds

Looking the odds associated with the 2013 World Series.

Cardinals have longest odds among MLB’s final four

Looking at how the odds to win the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. As the LCS opened, the St. Louis Cardinals had the longest odds of the final four.

Cardinals improve again in Major League Baseball odds

Looking at how the odds to win the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. For the St. Louis Cardinals, the odds are continuing to move in the right direction.

MLB updates 2013 post-season schedule

Schedules for Major League Baseball post-season games through Friday, October 4 have been announced.

Cardinals improving in Major League Baseball odds

Looking at how the odds to win the NL Central, two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. For the St. Louis Cardinals, the odds have turned back in the right direction.

Cardinals sliding in September Major League Baseball odds

Looking at how the odds to win the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April. For the St. Louis Cardinals, the odds are heading in the wrong direction.

MLB announces 2013 post-season schedule

On Tuesday, Major League Baseball announced the schedule for the 2013 Postseason, with coverage shared by TBS, MLB Network and FOX Network.

How Major League Baseball odds have shifted in-season

Looking at how the odds to win the six Major League Baseball divisions, the two pennants and the World Series have shifted since April.

Re-checking the St. Louis Cardinals odds

Looking at changes in the odds for the Major League Baseball clubs in 2013.

MLB national blackouts are not going away

Major League Baseball Saturday and Sunday blackout windows frustrate out of market viewers, but don’t expect the situation to change.

MLB’s Bud-induced hangover

Can Major League Baseball owners live without Bud Selig? Are they ever going to try?

Checking the 2013 MLB odds lines

Who are the leaders among the oddsmakers to win (or be fired) across Major League Baseball in 2013?

Upset about Trout’s salary? Then change the CBA

Major League Baseball’ labor agreement defines what pre-arbitration players can be paid – even for a player who may be the best in the game.

Don’t blame the BBWAA or the Hall for the steroid era

Baseball writers and the Hall of Fame itself take the heat for a problem that was not of their own making. MLB needs to step in and demonstrate leadership in dealing with the legacies of players from the steroid era.

Will MLB offering changes mean higher prices to viewers?

MLB is considering combining its pay television and internet offerings, but would such a move be good for consumers?

MLB needs to show its Hall of Fame inductions more respect

Why does Major League Baseball continue to schedule games during their own Hall of Fame induction ceremonies?

Can MLB’s television blackouts be cracked in court?

A lawsuit was filed last month, alleging antitrust violations by Major League Baseball in the area of television blackouts.

MLB social media policy answers some questions, opens others

Major League Baseball has defined its Social Media Policy. The nation’s labor-management arbitrators may be getting more work as a result.

Union holding up expanded MLB playoffs

One month remains for Major League Baseball owners and players to agree whether or not to add a second Wild Card per league in 2012.

How strong is MLB’s new HGH testing plan?

Digging into Major League Baseball’s plan to test players for human growth hormone usage uncovers a major exposure.

What about baseball’s realignment?

Recapping some of the key elements of the rumored MLB realignment proposals with a chance to express your opinion.

Extra wild cards, expanded playoffs shelved

Major League Baseball’s plan to add two wild cards may be off the table for 2011, but is far from dead.

Revamping MLB’s post-season format

A quick look at two proposals to expand Major League Baseball’s Wild Cards.

The need for expanded instant replay made obvious

A rash of managerial ejections highlights poor umpiring decisions helping to decide MLB playoff games.

Six questions not asked to Bud Selig

There is a much better chance that the commissioner of Major League Baseball might actually share some valuable information if asked a few tough questions.

MLB needs to respect Hall of Fame inductions

Why does Major League Baseball play a full slate of games during their annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony?

MLB celebrates keeping fans from seeing games

Major League Baseball Advanced Media received a patent for technology that protects their blackout rules.