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The Milwaukee Brewers would seem to have a lot of oars in the water these days. Two days after reports surfaced that the Brewers made an offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish, word came that they had put together a trade proposal for Miami outfielder Christian Yelich. That report came in the form of
Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted: January 23, 2018, 10:57 pm
Wednesday’s announcement should include Vladimir Guerrero, Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. But what about a couple others?
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: January 23, 2018, 10:54 pm
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Author: NY Daily News
Posted: January 23, 2018, 9:44 pm
In the past 12 months, Vladimir Guerrero didn’t hit any more home runs, Trevor Hoffman didn’t earn any more saves and Edgar Martinez didn’t win any more batting titles. But when election results for the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced Wednesday at 6:15 p.m., all three holdover candidates
Author: The Denver Post
Posted: January 23, 2018, 9:33 pm
Associated Press NEW YORK — Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon defended the team’s offseason spending, saying more moves are likely before opening day and during the season. “Being top five in payroll, I don’t think that won us a World Series,” he said Tuesday during a media
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:53 pm
The story of Reds second base prospect Shed Long and the story of the baseball minor leagues, the long, winding path to big-league fame, fortune and glory. The Enquirer/Sam Greene Nick Senzel is ranked as the Minor Leagues’ second-best third baseman, according to MLB Pipeline, and Shed Long is the
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:20 pm
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez is taking over for Aaron Boone again, this time moving into the ESPN booth for Sunday Night Baseball. ESPN announced Tuesday that A-Rod was joining its crew as an analyst. The former star slugger will become a rare, two-network announcer — he will continue as a studio
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:03 pm
Center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, filling the club’s top remaining void just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training. San Francisco announced the acquisition Monday, a week after the Giants
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Center fielder Austin Jackson agreed to a $6 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, filling the club’s top remaining void just a few weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:54 pm
Callie Quinn should expect a photo bomb from Mr. Met should the New Dorp High School senior’s dream of taking prom photos at Citi Field become a reality. After a Twitter message to the Mets on Thursday asking if she could take prom snaps with some of the players at the stadium, the team issued terms
Author: New York Post
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:23 pm
Chicago White Sox fans will have the opportunity to watch 19 of the team’s spring training games. The Sox on Tuesday announced their 2018 spring training broadcast schedule, and six games will be televised from Arizona, including five on NBC Sports Chicago and one on WGN-Ch. 9. In addition, 13 games
Author: chicagotribune
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:15 pm
Add another entrant to the Detroit Tigers’ utilityman competition. The Tigers have signed Alexi Amarista to a minor-league deal, according to multiple persons with knowledge of the situation. The deal includes an invitation to Major League spring training. Amarista, 28, played six positions for the
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:09 pm
A baseball pariah just a few years ago, Alex Rodriguez has ensured he’ll be a major-league presence from opening day through the World Series. Rodriguez has signed on as an analyst for ESPN’s marquee “Sunday Night Baseball” telecasts, adding those weekly duties to work on Fox Sports’ postseason
Posted: January 23, 2018, 6:00 pm
The Phillies were well represented on Baseball America’s list of the top 100 prospects, but a big name dropped off the list. By Jim Salisbury
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:18 pm
After breaking big league spring training in Sarasota, Fla., the Orioles will play an exhibition game against their Triple-A affiliate Norfolk Tides on March 26 at Norfolk’s Harbor Park. Ending their exhibition schedule in Norfolk, Va., has become a regular affair for the Orioles in recent years.
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:35 pm
Medlen last saw big league action in 2016
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:26 pm
Dynamic Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna was named by Baseball America as the No. 1 prospect in the sport ahead of the 2018 season. He is not the first Braves hot-shot to land atop the list of future stars. Dating back to 1990, Atlanta has fielded five No. 1 prospects, in six seasons — more than any other
Author: AJC
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:01 pm
As the Dodgers head toward the first workout of spring training on Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. (We’ve done the rotation and bullpen so far.) This week, the infield: 2017 RECAP Cody Bellinger energized the Dodgers with his arrival from Triple-A in late
Author: ocregister
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:00 pm
The Cubs are reportedly in “active talks” with free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish, news that came out hours after it was reported the division-rival Brewers made their own contract offer to Darvish.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 23, 2018, 2:55 pm
Keith Law ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior baseball analyst for Insider Was special asst. to Blue Jays GM Wrote for Baseball Prospectus Follow on Twitter If you’re not going for it in today’s MLB environment, you’re — well, let’s not say “tanking” and just go with “developing
Posted: January 23, 2018, 1:00 pm
To appreciate the depth of the Yankees’ farm system, consider that last July they traded four players who at the time were on Baseball America’s list of Top 100 prospects. And still they have six more on Baseball America’s new Top 100, which was released Monday. Not including Clint Frazier
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:30 pm
Gabe Kapler stood at midfield Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field and watched the Eagles go through their warmups. The Phillies’ manager was on the field during the national anthem and even watched the first few minutes of the NFC championship game from the corner of an end zone. The atmosphere
Author: philly
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:09 pm
Much has been written in this space over the past few months about a slow-moving free-agent market, so without regurgitating the conspiracy theories about why so many players still remain unsigned less than three weeks before pitchers and catchers report to spring training for most teams, the Orioles
Posted: January 23, 2018, 10:00 am
On the night of Aug. 7, 2007, the mighty Barry Bonds stepped into the batter’s box against a Washington Nationals left-hander named Mike Bacsik, owner of an 86-mph fastball and a deep appreciation for baseball history. In the stands, 43,154 people stood at attention. The iPhone had been released
Author: Washington Post
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:36 am
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WITI)– When you see the Famous Racing Sausages at Miller Park this upcoming baseball season, they will be racing without the Klement’s logo. According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Brewers have severed ties with Klement’s after the two have been
Author: NBC15
Posted: January 23, 2018, 8:00 am
Each offseason, a few familiar names appear on the Washington Nationals’ list of nonroster invitees to major league spring training. A highly touted rookie or two generally makes that list, too. This year’s list, which will likely be announced next month, will include a rookie with a particularly
Author: Washington Post
Posted: January 23, 2018, 7:20 am
DETROIT — In a rebuilding season, many of the Detroit Tigers’ top promotions will look to the past. The 50-year anniversary of the 1968 World Series championship team and upcoming Hall of Fame inductions of Alan Trammell and Jack Morris highlight the events this summer. The Tigers released their
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Outfielder Curtis Granderson and the Toronto Blue Jays have finalized a $5 million, one-year contract. The three-time All-Star wore a Blue Jays T-shirt in a video posted to his Twitter timeline Tuesday and wrote he was “thrilled” to announce he’ll be playing north of the border this season
Author: ABC News
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Astros first baseman Jonathan Singleton was suspended 100 games Tuesday for his third positive test for a drug abuse. It’s the second suspension of his career, as he was suspended for the first 50 games of the 2013 season after testing positive for marijuana. Today’s news warrants a look back
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jim Thome, who hit 612 home runs in his career, has a good chance of being elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown when voting by members of the Baseball Writers Association is announced on Wednesday at 6 p.m. If elected Thome would be the first player to enter the Hall of Fame and
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Around this time every year, various publications release their top prospect rankings for each MLB team. There are rarely any surprises. Sure, certain lists may have one player higher than another, but most rankings look fairly similar. So, when Baseball Prospectus ranked righthander Matt Manning sixth
Author: Bless You Boys
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
CLEVELAND, Ohio — Add another name to the list of departed free agents from the roster that helped the Indians win 102 games last season. Monday night the Giants announced that they’d signed veteran outfielder Austin Jackson to a two-year deal worth $6 million. Jackson, who missed most of the 2016
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The Cubs are “having active talks” with top free-agent starter Yu Darvish, a source told Jay Cohen of The Associated Press. The news comes hours after a source told our own MLB Insider Chris Cotillo that free-agent catcher Chris Gimenez signed a minor-league deal with the Cubs. Gimenez used to catch
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we’re running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us up at @mlbdailydish on Twitter or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram. Do the Blue Jays want to keep Josh Donaldson long-term
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
There are still hundreds of jobless players around the league, but a few free agents came off the board Monday. Here’s a rundown of some of the more notable moves: Arizona already made two bullpen moves in adding Brad Boxberger and Yoshihisa Hirano, but they added depth Monday by agreeing to minor-league
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Left-handed reliever Glen Perkins is retiring after 12 seasons with the Twins. Minnesota GM Thad Levine announced the news on the Twins Winter Caravan, according to 1390 Granite City Sports Radio. Perkins, 34, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and spent the entirety of his baseball career (save for the
Author: MLB Daily Dish
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
The specific proposals for Major League Baseball’s pitch clock bore me. The league wants 20 seconds, unless the MLBPA doesn’t haggle, in which case they want 18, and there’s some dickering with the exact rules and the ways to circumvent those rules, but the players are so upset about the
Author: SB Nation
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Over the last several years, the topic of Major League Baseball expanding to 32 teams has increased. In more than one interview with me, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has said that he sees the league as a “growth industry” and has said that getting to eight divisions of four teams each is a goal. While
Author: Forbes
Posted: January 23, 2018, 5:00 am
Caption Close Edgar Martinez’s last major league at-bat came on Oct. 4, 2004, but he’s taken a good hack at election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this year. Just days before this year’s class of inductees is introduced, Martinez is on the cusp of Cooperstown. The Baseball Writers
Posted: January 23, 2018, 4:58 am
5 pitches that could shape Cards’ season
Posted: January 23, 2018, 3:00 am
Austin Jackson wasn’t the best centerfielder on the market, but he wasn’t the worst, either. And because he was available at an affordable price, that made him incredibly attractive to the San Francisco Giants, who reportedly came to terms on a two-year, $6 million deal with him on Monday, effectively
Author: Mercury News
Posted: January 23, 2018, 1:33 am
One Mets fan really wants to take prom pictures at Citi Field, and is working as hard as she can to make it a reality.
Author: Big League Stew
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:01 am
On Addison Russell’s 24th birthday, Kelly Crull revisits one of the young shortstop’s most magical moments – a run-in with Nacho Man in St. Louis.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 23, 2018, 12:01 am
Michael Kopech and Eloy Jimenez are projected to provide major production for the White Sox in 2018.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 22, 2018, 11:52 pm
Is Nolan Arenado the best third baseman in baseball? “Of course he is.” That’s the automatic answer for those who frequently venture to Coors Field or regularly watch Rockies games on TV. For them, it’s gospel truth. Arenado’s spectacular fielding — a tantalizing mixture of consistency and
Author: The Denver Post
Posted: January 22, 2018, 11:37 pm
During a year in which the rebuilding Tigers are expected to lose close to 100 games or more, they’ll at least give fans some happy memories to reminisce about. The Tigers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Tigers’ World Series-championship team throughout the 2018 season with giveaways
Author: Detroit News
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:18 pm
Something strange is happening with the baseball hot stove this winter. Not only is it not hot, it almost seems like it’s off. Available stars who would ordinarily have been snapped up long ago are still sitting on the shelf, which has the MLB Players Association panicking — and looking for answers.
Author: FiveThirtyEight
Posted: January 22, 2018, 10:03 pm
The Astros claimed lefty reliever Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins on Monday.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 22, 2018, 9:30 pm
With a pair of terrifying incidents involving fans and flying projectiles in AL East ballparks still fresh in people’s minds, the Boston Red Sox announced “a dramatic expansion” of protective netting in time for the start of next season. Speaking at the Red Sox Winter Weekend at Foxwoods
Author: Reuters
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:59 pm
Veteran left-hander Buddy Boshers, who made 75 appearances out of the Twins’ bullpen the past two years, was claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros on Monday. Boshers, 29, had been designated for release or assignment last week to make room for newly signed reliever Addison Reed. Boshers becomes
Author: Twin Cities
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:17 pm
Mets LH reliever Jerry Blevins was among a panel of current players who discussed MLB’s new pace of play initiatives with Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 22, 2018, 8:00 pm