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.
|When it comes to experience and wisdom, Eric Chavez has plenty, and it figures to rub off on the D-backs no matter if the 36-year-old veteran third baseman is in or out of the lineup.
More» Chavez jacks two-run shot for 3-2 lead|
|There are many questions yet to be answered this spring. One that is certainly flying under the radar has to do with one of the most likable, approachable and longest-tenured players in the game.
More» Wolf wins in first appearance with Orioles|
|For two decades, an entire generation of baseball fans have known nothing else but Yankees baseball with Derek Jeter leading the charge. Or, to put it another way, you'd have to be at least 27 or 28 years old to have any recollection of life for the Bronx Bombers without No. 2 wearing pinstripes.
More»MLB Tonight on Jeter's 2014 Spring Training debut|
|No comment on contract negotiations; no problem. There's more than enough to talk about with Mike Trout. Welcome to life as a face of Major League Baseball. Everybody wants to know your every move, and Trout seems to be just fine with it and appears to have the proper perspective.
More» Trout capable of excelling across board|
|Under perfectly blue skies in Arizona, the A's go about their business with complete confidence and a bit of attitude. They have confidence because they've won two straight division crowns. They have attitude because they operate with a chip on their shoulder -- in a good way.
More»Athletics look to improve upon 2013 with more depth|
|On the same day the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' arrival in the United States, a "rock star" of a different kind landed in the Big Apple. This time it was on a commercial airline chartered by new Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka.
More»MLB Tonight chats with Tanaka and previews his 2014|
|MLB Network host Matt Yallof takes a shot at picking the 2014 Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player Award winners in both leagues.
More» Budding ace Iwakuma to miss start of '14|
|Stars Ryan Braun, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Yasiel Puig and Troy Tulowitzki all have things to prove on and off the field during the 2014 season.
More»Cano ready to lead Mariners' crop of young talent|
|If you want to know the difference between closing out a baseball game and staring death in the face, just ask Pirates pitcher Mark Melancon.
More»MLB International Tour in South Africa|
|For Indians catcher Yan Gomes, the last few months have played out like a human highlight film. "It's been an unbelievable year," he said. "It's been a huge blessing. I have so many people to thank for it." So, where to start? How about where he got his start? Brazil.
More» Gomes hammers a two-run homer to deep left|
|At least for a few minutes, we need to give the Class of 2014 its due. While the voting process has many flaws, the voters elected three players who deserve enshrinement. So, let's appreciate the careers of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas.
More»Maddux, Glavine and Big Hurt get nod for the 2014 HOF|
|Matt Yallof's View from Studio 3: In 2013, 40 years after drafting Lee Mazzilli in the first round, the Mets selected his son, L.J., in the fourth.
|Matt Yallof's View from Studio 3: Tim Raines deserves enshrinement in Cooperstown. It just makes no sense that one of the greatest leadoff men and base stealers the game has ever seen is still on the outside looking in.
More»Hagen talks Raines' chances of entering HOF|
|Matt Yallof weighs in on Ryan Madson's long and grueling recovery from Tommy John surgery in 2012.
More» Madson works a scoreless ninth inning|
|Addison Reed is excited to meet his new D-backs teammates and battle for the closer's role in Arizona. The former White Sox right-hander could be in just the right situation to take his game to the next level.
More»Gilbert on the Addison Reed trade to D-backs|
|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|