Matt Yallof is an MLB Network studio host who hosts the regular season studio show The Rundown and regularly appears on MLB Tonight, Quick Pitch and the offseason studio show Hot Stove.
|While few would argue that Robinson Cano is among the most talented players in the game today, MLB Network's Matt Yallof says the free-agent star doesn't stir much passion among fans.
More»Cashman updates on status of Cano negotiations|
|Brian McCann called his official introduction as a member of the Yankees one of the best days of his life. As MLB Network's Matt Yallof writes, it's a perfect situation for the team and the player.
More»Cashman, Girardi, McCann on backstop coming aboard|
|December in Florida. It's a time and place you'd expect retirees to be hanging out playing shuffleboard and golf before catching the early-bird special around 5 p.m. That's not the reason Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox are expected in Central Florida on Dec. 9.
More»Cox, La Russa and Torre up for Hall of Fame election|
|Free agents Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo, Carlos Beltran, Nelson Cruz and Curtis Granderson remain unsigned. Where will each of these star players end up?
More»Mo talks significance of Cano's free-agency status|
|Baseball. Ever changing and forever providing perspective on time and events inside and outside of the game. A game that pales in comparison to real-world events and real-world problems. But as we reach the 50-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death, it provides a reference point for those of us who weren't around on Nov. 22, 1963.
More»Jim Kaat, Bobby Richardson remember JFK|
|Standing a few feet away from Jose Fernandez on Monday night, MLB Network's Matt Yallof witnessed the heartfelt scene when the Marlins' 21-year-old was named the National League Rookie of the Year.
More»Analysis on Jose Fernandez winning NL ROY|
|It was Saturday, Oct. 15, 1988. Los Angeles. The day we witnessed one of the most famous and unlikely home runs in baseball history. What's lost and rarely discussed in regard to that heroic at-bat is the plate appearance that preceded Kirk Gibson's.
More» Red Sox rally for two runs in the seventh|
|John Lackey won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series as a rookie, and he'll be back on the mound Thursday for Boston in his first Fall Classic start since leading the Angels to their first title.
More» Lackey on being back in World Series|
|As the 2013 season comes to an end, it's appropriate to acknowledge the success of the hard working men and women on "The Rundown." Dozens of people who come to play everyday. 'Gamers' who don't always get the credit they deserve.
More»Peter Gammons previews Game 3 of ALCS on The Rundown|
|Between the Silver Sluggers and Cy Young hopefuls are a group of players this October who just don't seem to get their due on a national level. Guys who, in certain circles, are more valuable than their numbers may dictate. Front and center in that group is Boston Red Sox 28-year-old catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
More» Salty runs a long way to haul in foul pop|
|This season, for a second straight year, American League voters will likely again decide between the reigning MVP, Miguel Cabrera, and last year's runner-up, Mike Trout.
More» Miggy pads lead with single in the seventh|
|Times change. Formats change. Fans' expectations change. Even if you clamor for the days of old, take solace in the new, new postseason format. Baseball finally has it right ... again.
More» No. 31, Greg Maddux|
|There's an individual tale that likely won't get much national attention unless the Baltimore Orioles play deep into October.
More»Brian Roberts joins The Rundown via Ball Park Cam|
|Sean Casey was one of the nicest, talkative guys in baseball during his playing days in Cincinnati. Now another Red, Todd Frazier, is the modern-day Casey. They are the same fun-loving guys.
More»Todd Frazier joins The Rundown via Ball Park Cam|
|Long ago, before the National League Central even existed and before there were Wild Cards, the Pirates and Reds were postseason foes regularly representing the East and West.
More»Johnny Bench led Big Red Machine behind the plate|
|On Friday, expect a warm ovation for former Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg when he returns to Wrigley Field for the first time as the manager for Philadelphia.
More»Ryne Sandberg joins MLB Network's The Rundown|
|In addition to watching a few compelling division and Wild Card races in the final month of the regular season, fans and players alike will be treated to a race for the record books.
More»Miguel Cabrera joins Intentional Talk|
|The Reds are a few weeks away from possibly nailing down a playoff berth for the third time in the last four seasons reminiscent of the Big Red Machine. Unlike the Big Red Machine, this group hasn't won a playoff series.
More»Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce on The Rundown|
|Right before our eyes, Rangers starter Derek Holland has grown up. From young and fun, to more mature and serious. He's a veteran. In many ways.
More» Holland fans 10 over eight shutout frames|
|He hates to lose, pitches with a chip on his shoulder and routinely throws cheese that registers close to 100 mph. This may sound like a similar story to dozens of Major Leaguers, but part of what makes Greg Holland's journey to the top of his profession is that very few predicted his rise to stardom.
More» Holland fans Morneau to pick up the save|