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The second day of the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up on Sunday featured Cardinals manager Mike Shildt standing behind his catcher Yadier Molina. Yesterday Molina fired back via Instagram at the Cubs Kris Bryant for calling St. Louis a boring city. Shildt pointed out that many great Cardinals continue to make
Author: FOX 2 News St. Louis
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:52 am
Dave Shovein examines the Reds’ potential acquisition of Sonny Gray and looks around the league in Monday’s Offseason Lowdown.
Author: Rotoworld
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:01 am
Part of the draw in signing with the Washington Nationals for free agent lefty Patrick Corbin (in addition to the 6-year/$140M deal the Nationals offered) was getting an opportunity to pitch alongside a couple of starters like Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the Nats’ rotation. “Just watching
Author: Federal Baseball
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:00 am
There was some discussion here a couple days ago about possible changes to MLB’s economic system. With the Pirates producing about as much news as the St. Louis Browns, I thought I’d set out my own idea. Not that any fundamental changes are going to happen. MLB’s system is set up to favor
Author: Bucs Dugout
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:00 am
The Mariners farm was ranked worst in baseball so recently that Baseball America, one of the premiere destinations for prospect rankings, still hasn’t imputed all the newest Mariners into all their lists. The dizzying array of trades made by Jerry Dipoto this off-season has catapulted Seattle’
Author: Lookout Landing
Posted: January 21, 2019, 5:00 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. — ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Relief pitcher Cody Allen and the Los Angeles Angels have finalized a one-year contract for $8.5 million. He can earn an additional $2 million in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Sunday: $250,000 each for 35 and 40, and $500,000
Author: WKYC Cleveland
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:47 am
Ankiel, a member of the Cardinals’ broadcast team, participated Sunday in Day 2 of the Winter Warm-Up, and the next time he appears alongside Miles Mikolas and others it could be as a teammate. The lefty’s recovery from elbow surgery will allow him to start throwing in February, and he intends
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:45 am
Joe Maddon’s future is a big question hovering over the Chicago Cubs heading into the season. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein thinks everything is going to work out just fine. “My bet is that it goes extraordinarily well with Joe and the whole group and that he’s here for a long
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:35 am
BenFred: Cardinals’ reversal on Jose Martinez’s future means better team in 2019
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:20 am
Wainwright looked back Sunday on his Sept. 16 start against the Dodgers and categorized the emotions involved. “What that taught me, that game I was more animated, I was more into it than I had been in a couple years,” he said before signing autographs, a session following Mikolas’ signing for the
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 21, 2019, 4:15 am
I agree with Dan Hogan 95. Not a lot has happened for the Tigers since the Winter Meetings. I have some ideas on some moves that I would love to see the Tigers make and would love to start an open discussion on it. Let me know your input, what you agree with, and what you disagree with. Trade Castellanos
Author: Bless You Boys
Posted: January 21, 2019, 3:21 am
Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers says he won’t be joining his team for a trip to the White House on February 15.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:07 am
I’m not actually planning on writing other supplements to the VEB Top Prospects List; however, given that I wasn’t actually planning on writing this one, I figured I should number it just in case I need to come back around and pick up another player or players that I feel need to be written up
Author: Viva El Birdos
Posted: January 21, 2019, 2:07 am
MLB Pipeline will unveil its 2019 Top 100 Prospects list on Saturday, Jan. 26, with a one-hour show on MLB Network at 8 p.m. ET. Leading up to the release, we look at baseball’s top 10 prospects at each position. MLB Pipeline ended last week with a look at our Top 10 first-base prospects for 2019
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:46 am
A collection of the funny, odd and interesting moments from the 34th annual Cubs Convention that took place during Winter Storm Harper.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 21, 2019, 1:40 am
The 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year was traded from the New York Mets to the Cleveland Indians on Jan. 6. WEST LAFAYETTE — Some of Kevin Plawecki’s first duties as the Cleveland Indians’ new catcher involved scrolling through video clips on youtube and MLB.com. After spending his first seven
Author: The Indianapolis Star
Posted: January 21, 2019, 12:54 am
Willson Contreras knows only one way to prepare and he’s not about to change his hair-on-fire style. “I always try too hard,” the Cubs’ excitable catcher said. “That’s who I am. I’m not going to change that. That’s how I made it to the big leagues. That’s how I put myself (among
Author: Chicago Tribune
Posted: January 20, 2019, 11:55 pm
In a camp where so much else will still have to be settled, the Cardinals do expect to open Spring Training relatively confident of the eight position players manager Mike Shildt will deploy in his starting lineup on Opening Day. The Cardinals tried to downplay potential drama by coming out earlier this
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 20, 2019, 11:12 pm
The Giants have been linked to Josh Harrison in free agency, and the utility man has positives and negatives on the field.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: January 20, 2019, 11:03 pm
The Marlins don’t have any Hall of Famers yet, nor the Rays, the Rockies or the Nationals. But someday, they will. Someday, someone is going to wear their hat into the Hall of Fame. Every team in baseball is going to have another Hall of Famer someday. That day could even be Tuesday. So today, we
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:59 pm
All-Star starter Miles Mikolas says he is open to signing a contract extension with the Cardinals.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:50 pm
Notice the silky set-up as Jake Rogers eases onto his haunches as neatly as Dad slides into his La-Z-Boy. Pay attention to the deft wrist-flicks as he receives — not catches, but receives — pitches of any velocity and, seemingly, any location within a 6-foot-1, 190-pound man’s reach. And then, of
Author: The Detroit News
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:25 pm
Speaking at Winter Warm-Up on Sunday, Adam Wainwright acknowledged that it took three September starts last season to convince him that his right arm still had something left to give. Leading into the season’s final month, Wainwright had been on the disabled list for the sixth time in four seasons
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:07 pm
CHICAGO — Mark Loretta played baseball about a half-hour north of Wrigley Field when he suited up for Northwestern University. As he transitioned from collegiate star to professional ballplayer to big leaguer, Loretta held on to the hope of one day joining the Cubs. “It never worked out,”
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:00 pm
ST. LOUIS — Miles Mikolas said on Sunday that he is open to discussing the possibility of a contract extension with the Cardinals before he hits free agency, and he will put no parameters on when those discussions can take place. Mikolas is one of three members of the club’s projected Opening Day
Author: Major League Baseball
Posted: January 20, 2019, 9:55 pm
Not many NFL teams could slow down Patrick Mahomes in 2018. The second-year Chiefs quarterback had one of the most successful seasons in league history, and he’s likely on his way to winning MVP honors.  If you want to know how to get the best of Mahomes, just ask Oakland and San Francisco. No, not
Author: NBCS Bay Area
Posted: January 20, 2019, 9:10 pm
The Cubs have considered trading super-utilityman Ben Zobrist in order to free up payroll space and address other areas of the roster.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 20, 2019, 9:07 pm
Braves fans fantasizing about Bryce Harper manning right field at SunTrust Park were dealt reality this winter. Harper, perhaps the most illustrious free agent in history, has yet to choose his new destination. Two National League East teams, the incumbent Nationals and the ambitious Phillies, seem to
Author: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: January 20, 2019, 8:47 pm
Yu know the Cubs season is right around the corner when we catch word of a Darvish bullpen. Darvish still hasn’t even been a member of the Cubs organization for a full calendar year, but almost that entire time has been spent with the focus firmly on his health. That hasn’t changed for the 32
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 20, 2019, 8:46 pm
The Dodgers, Angels, and Rays are among those interested in acquiring Harrison this offseason.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 20, 2019, 8:36 pm
Interviews with Cardinals players, Shildt and Mozeliak from the Winter Warm-Up
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 20, 2019, 7:30 pm
Baseball season starts early in Florida. Whether you’re a fan of one of the teams that trains in the Sunshine State, a resident planning a day trip or a visitor here on vacation, you’ll find everything you need to know before you embark on your road trip. Friday, Feb. 22 Phillies at Rays at Port
Author: Tampa Bay Times
Posted: January 20, 2019, 7:09 pm
While it doesn’t look like the White Sox are out on Bryce Harper yet, they may be looking to upgrade elsewhere in the outfield this offseason.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon’s future is a big question hovering over the Chicago Cubs heading into the season. President of baseball operations Theo Epstein thinks everything is going to work out just fine. “My bet is that it goes extraordinarily well with Joe and the whole group and that he’s
Author: CBS Chicago
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:04 pm
Baseball professionals in Nashville talk about MLB coming to the city. NASHVILLE — Can you picture a fastball coming off the hand of a New York Yankees pitcher and hear the crack of it being hit by a Nashville batter? Can you see that ball sailing over the fence, then gaze beyond the outfield seats and
Author: The Indianapolis Star
Posted: January 20, 2019, 4:27 pm
For players like Fred McGriff, entry to Cooperstown is a numbers game that they keep getting squeezed out of thanks to lock newcomers on the ballot.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 20, 2019, 4:25 pm
Only three players in baseball had a better OBP than Nimmo’s .404. Those players are all former MVP winners: Mike Trout (.460), Mookie Betts (.438), and Joey Votto (.417).
Author: SNY
Posted: January 20, 2019, 2:13 pm
The Phillies still want to sign Manny Machado, but they have a plan if they can’t. Philadelphia has interest in free-agent third baseman Mike Moustakas. But, according to a report from Fancred Sports, which cites unidentified league sources, the team’s pursuit of him could depend on what happens
Author: Sporting News
Posted: January 20, 2019, 12:56 pm
The Twins are close to adding a starting pitcher. Minnesota is in agreement with Martin Perez on a one-year deal with a club option for a second year, according to The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. According to Fancred Sports, the deal is for $3.5 million. Perez is coming off of
Author: Sporting News
Posted: January 20, 2019, 12:54 pm
The Los Angeles Dodgers announced the 2019 coaching staff for their rookie-level affiliate Ogden Raptors, led by manager Austin Chubb. On Chubb’s staff for the year is pitching coach Dean Stiles, hitting coach Seth Conner and coach Cordell Hipolito. Despite being just 29 years of age, Chubb is entering
Author: DodgerBlue.com
Posted: January 20, 2019, 12:20 pm
After introducing one new All-Star added to the team and talking about keeping the other All-Star acquired this winter, the inevitable question from a fan Saturday about the superstar who hasn’t been added anywhere confronted John Mozeliak, and “candidly” he expected it sooner. The Cardinals opened
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 20, 2019, 12:15 pm
Lefthanded reliever Andrew Miller appeared in just 37 games last year with Cleveland, posting a 4.24 earned-run average as his season was curtailed by three stints on the disabled list — shoulder impingement, hamstring strain and knee inflammation. “I’ve got a little bit of a chip on my shoulder,
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 20, 2019, 12:00 pm
FOWLER: STOCK IN BONDS Fowler had sent Bonds video of his swing work and asked for feedback after the two had spent some time working this winter. The Cardinals right fielder had to return to a protective boot around his foot in October, and that delayed his offseason workouts by a month, though it didn
Author: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Posted: January 20, 2019, 11:30 am
Who will start for the Detroit Tigers in 2019 after their offseason acquisitions Sometime next month, inside a courthouse in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Detroit Tigers’ 17-year streak of avoiding an arbitration hearing will be broken. On one side, the team’s front office will argue that right-handed
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: January 20, 2019, 11:01 am
In December, Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that it had arrived at an agreement with the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) that would allow Cuban nationals to play in the MLB, but still return home without penalty at the season’s end. Cubans could sign directly with MLB franchises which would
Author: Washington DC, DC Patch
Posted: January 20, 2019, 10:41 am
The great Willie Mays called out Hall of Fame voters this past August and now those eligible members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America seem to be responding. Mays thinks his godson, Barry Bonds, belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. And when the vote is announced on Tuesday
Author: Forbes
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am
18. Reid Humphreys (329 points, 26 ballots) When the Rockies drafted Reid Humphreys out of Mississippi State in the 7th round of the 2016 draft, he had thrown just 22 2⁄3 innings for the school. Instead, Humphreys had been a power-hitting position player for the Bulldogs after undergoing Tommy John surgery
Author: Purple Row
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am
In his latest Inbox, Thomas Harding answers some lingering offseason questions from Rockies fans, and the focus of his attention is specifically on the lack of moves being made by Jeff Bridich and the front office. There’s also a comment about the Rockies lack of moves being attributed to saving
Author: Purple Row
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am
Logan Shore is the newest prospect in the Detroit Tigers’ farm system — literally. The Tigers acquired Shore as the player to be named later in their midseason trade with the Oakland Athletics, finalizing the deal on September 19. Because of this, Shore did not appear in any games with a Tigers affiliate
Author: Bless You Boys
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am
There were at least two points in Patrick Corbin’s career where him winning this award for the second time seemed very unlikely. The first was at the beginning of the 2014 season. Our reigning Pitcher of the Year was robbed of a chance to be our Opening Day starter in the Sydney series, by an elbow
Author: AZ Snake Pit
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am
Seth Lugo has pitched on the same team as Edwin Diaz once before—when they were both playing for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic. He is excited to play an integral role in a bullpen that features Diaz and Jeurys Familia and to work with Dave Eiland for a second year in a row. According to his
Author: Amazin’ Avenue
Posted: January 20, 2019, 5:00 am