Khris Davis is setting records for home runs. A Rockies pitcher just misses a no-no. Free agents are lowering their demands. The Yankees have problems."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Chicago Cubs recapsChicago Cubs minor leaguesChicago Cubs essaysChicago Cubs game threadsWrigley Field renovationsFull archiveLibrary Bleed Cubbie Blue Community GuidelinesCurrent time in ChicagoBCB Specials & Site InfoWinter 2019 music threadsCubs StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Cubs newsYahoo Cubs team pageYahoo Cubs reportYahoo Cubs depth chartYahoo Cubs transactionsYahoo Cubs photosOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub LB newsMLB Bullets got a hitNew http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey ,14commentsChris Davis broke his record-breaking slump. Khris Davis is setting records for home runs. A Rockies pitcher just misses a no-no. Free agents are lowering their demands. The Yankees have problems.CDTShareTweetShareShareMLB Bullets got a hitBrian Fluharty-USA TODAY SportsNo spoilers on Game of Thrones. I haven’t seen it yet. Of course, I probably will have seen it by the time you read this, so spoil away. (Please don’t.)This says it all: Orioles first baseman Chris Davis got a hit, ending his record-setting 0 for 54. Three hits, in fact. Two of them were doubles. Joon Lee talks with Davis and his Orioles teammates about how Davis broke out of his slump. All of the Orioles praised Davis for his professionalism and dedication as he worked his way through the worst slump in MLB history.It’s kind of a cruel irony for Davis that while he struggled through this streak, the hottest hitter in baseball was Athletics outfielder Khris Davis. In fact, Davis (with a K) because the first player in the history of the A’s to hit ten home runs in his first 18 games.Young Rockies ace German Marquez came within five outs of a no-hitter against the Giants on Sunday. He ended up settling for a one-hit shutout.Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado was visibly upset that he couldn’t snare the grounder that ended up being the only hit of the game.The Astros have now won nine straight games. Daniel Kramer looks at the Astros current hot streak.Today is Jackie Robinson Day in baseball, and unfortunately that means another story about the falling numbers of African-Americans in the sport today. Bob Nightengale looks at the current state of the situation and MLB’s efforts to increase African-American representation, both as players and executives. Nightengale quotes Ken Griffey Jr. who sums it up very well: “It’s not a black problem or a white problem Aaron Sanchez Jersey , but it is a baseball problem.”David Schoenfield looks at the current state of the National League East.Cliff Corcoran looks at MLB’s proposed rule to limit pitching changes by forcing pitchers to face at least three batters. Corcoran looked at every game so far this season and concludes that if this rule were in place in 2019, it would shave an average of ten seconds off the length of a game. (The Athletic sub. req.) Corcoran points out that in many cases, this rule would just force a pitching change to happen later in an inning and only after a struggling pitcher got lit up for one or two more hits. This rule doesn’t seem like a good idea to me. Try the pitch clock first. The Mets have reportedly spoken to the representatives of free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel. No deal is close, but the Mets are feeling the pressure to replace the struggling Jason Vargas.Both free agent pitchers Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel have reportedly lowered their asking price. Ben Weinrib looks at what the two pitchers are now asking for and which teams might bite.Graham MacAree thinks that the contract extension signed by Braves infielder Ozzie Albies may end up being the new normal. Albies’ deal has been widely criticized for being too owner-friendly, but MacAree thinks that it may be the first of many deals like that.Mark Feinsand has eight players who are candidates for a contract extension. Hopefully a better one than Albies signed. Michael Beller explains how Reds pitcher Luis Castillo’s decision to throw more changeups has led to terrific results this year.The Yankees got bad news as reliever Dellin Betances will miss at least another six or seven weeks after a setback in his rehab program.Mike Axisa writes that yes, the Yankees have had terrible injury issues this season, but the problems with the Yankees are much deeper than just having too many injuries.At least CC Sabathia came off the injured list and pitched the Yankees to a win on Sunday.R.J. Anderson argues that the Dodgers have completely messed up reliever Joe Kelly, who was one of their big free agent signings this past winter. Anderson reports that the Dodgers have changed both what Kelly throws and the way he’s used out of the bullpen. The results have been very poor, so far. Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig says he’s excited to “beat my old teammates” as Cincinnati plays in Dodger Stadium this week.Free agent pitcher Edwin Jackson has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Athletics http://www.bluejaysfanproshop.com/authentic-curtis-granderson-jersey , the team he played for last season.The Indians designated infielder Brad Miller for assignment, despite him hitting a solid .250/.333/.438 in the early going this year. Miller responded to the DFA by saying “Obviously they don’t want the best guys up here.”David Laurila speaks with Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen about hitting as Lorenzen transitions into being a two-way player.Mets broadcaster Ron Darling will take a leave of absence as he will undergo surgery to remove “a large mass from [his] chest.”Some kid flew a drone over Fenway Park during a game. Don’t do that. For one, it’s illegal.The Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs and the Rochester Red Wings hit a combined 15 home runs in Saturday’s game. The IronPigs won, 20-18.And finally, more minor league home run news. Orioles minor leaguer Jean Carlos Encarnacion hit a walkoff grand slam and stood and admired it for a really, really long time.Two runners had scored before he started to run. And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. The wannabe-rebuild hosts the best-case rebuild"WhiteFanposts FanpostsFanshotsSections AnalysisGame RecapsGamethreadsMinorsOffbeatFull ArchiveExclusives South Side Sox Hall of FameCard of the MonthDeep DiveDigitsFlashbackFranchise FactsKnow Your EnemyMost Essential White SoxRace to the BottomSix Pack of StatsSouth Side SnapSouth Side StumperSSS Literary SupplementSuper Stats PackThe Game I’ll Never ForgetTwitterpatingUnder the RadarView From the Other SideWhite Sox on SB Nation HomeStoriesScheduleRosterStatsWhite Sox on Yahoo! HomeDepth ChartTransactionsMasthead MastheadMeet the Players!Links White Sox Web LinksSouth Side Sox standardsCommunity GuidelinesOdds Shop StubHub 鉁昗hite Sox GamethreadsGamethread: Rays at White SoxNew,248commentsThe wannabe-rebuild hosts the best-case rebuildCDTShareTweetShareShareGamethread: Rays at White SoxTimmay time: Anderson, hitting .560 and slugging eleventy billion Russell Martin Jersey , has never been hotter at the plate.Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY SportsAmid rumors of an “opener” taking the mound for Monday’s series opener between Tampa Bay and the Chicago White Sox, the Rays have settled for ... 2018 AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell.It’s a matchup of two of the best lefties in the American League, although such labeling is rather generous to Chisox ace Carlos Rodn. But Rodn has been one of the lone bright spots on the roster so far this season, and certainly the brightest one so far in the rotation. Natch, we’ll probably have a 12-11 slugfest in light of all the pitching matchup buildup.With Avisal Garca’s return to Sox Park today, check out who’s leading off and playing right field: One of the former tres Garcas, Leury.Not to be outdone, looksee who’s batting cleanup and depicted in Tampa’s lineup photo today ... our old pal, Avi. (Yeah Josh Donaldson Jersey , he’s hitting cleanup, but look who we’ve got in the four-hole today.)The Rays somehow won 90 games last year with a team not terribly different than the lineup you see above, which is nothing short of miraculous. That they are both a 90-win 2018 team and far more loaded in the minors than even the rebuilding White Sox tells you a little bit about how to execute a rebuild correctly.The Rays have won seven of their first 10 games this season, giving them a tie for the second-best record in the AL. The White Sox are 3-5, holding the fourth-worst record in the league.Ballgame’s a WGN daily double once again, with first pitch at 1:10 p.m. CT. It’s also the MLB.TV free game of the day.