Mike Axisa

CBS Sports Writer /

Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and put a team in Las Vegas

It seems unlikely Las Vegas will be atop MLB's list of destinations whenever they expand or relocate

Oakland A's 'understand' Raiders need to move, remind us they need a new stadium

The Raiders are moving to Las Vegas, but the A's remain committing to staying in Oakland.

Jose Canseco is getting back in baseball as a television analyst covering the A's

Canseco is joining NBC Sports California to provide Athletics coverage this year

Mike Trout once pulled a prank on the Angels' pitching coach that cost him $1,500

Mike Trout played a little prank on the Angels former pitching coach with the help of his son

Mike Trout came up with a great idea to help MLB umpires in spring training

Umpires also use spring training to get back into game shape, you know

LOOK: Braves prospect Matt Foley has a tremendous SNL Farley bat decal

Braves catcher Matt Foley paid homage to an SNL character

Nationals release veteran Joe Nathan and it's time to weigh his case for the Hall

Joe Nathan was one of the best closers of his generation. Now his career may be over

Rays add more catching depth, reportedly agree to one-year deal with Derek Norris

The Rays signed Wilson Ramos over the winter. Now they've added Derek Norris

White Sox prospect Yoan Moncada can eat 85 Twinkies a week and still mashes

Moncada discovered Twinkies at Walmart after leaving Cuba and eats up 85 a week

16 years ago, a poor bird flew in front of a Randy Johnson fastball

On this date in 2001, Randy Johnson inadvertently hit a bird with a spring training fastball

The Giants will lose key reliever Will Smith to Tommy John surgery

Giants southpaw Will Smith needs Tommy John surgery

Pirates' Jung Ho Kang reportedly denied visa to enter U.S. after DUI conviction

It's unclear whether Kang will be join the Pirates at all in 2017

WATCH: Puerto Rico holds WBC parade even after championship game loss to USA

Fans in Puerto Rico are very proud of their players for their WBC effort

Cespedes says 'I think baseball would grow' if MLB added more Latin culture

The bat-flipper extraordinaire wants MLB players to know latin players mean no disrespect

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com, and YESNetwork.com. Mike is a native New Yorker.