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Justin Verlander’s 2022 AL Cy Young acceptance speech at Saturday’s New York Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards dinner started with a nice touch and look to the nine-time All-Star RHP’s Mets future.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:14 pm
The Tigers are a finalist for one of the top prospects in Louisiana in Kolaj Cobbins.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: January 30, 2023, 1:00 pm
Tony Vitello discusses Tennessee’s health status ahead of the 2023 season.
Author: Vols Wire
Posted: January 30, 2023, 12:19 pm
The Giants reportedly have reached an agreement with veteran catcher Roberto Prez, who has played nine MLB seasons and won two Gold Glove awards.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: January 29, 2023, 10:30 pm
The Mets have added some organizational depth at first base, reportedly signing first baseman Dariel Gomez to a minor league deal.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 29, 2023, 9:58 pm
The White Sox still have questions about who will start at second base this season.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 29, 2023, 9:38 pm
The Phillies have signed Josh Harrison again and he appears to have a good shot to make the team this time.
Author: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Posted: January 29, 2023, 9:15 pm
The 32-year-old will be full-time in MLB this season, a stunning rise for the Compton, Calif., native who never thought he’d end up an umpire.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: January 29, 2023, 5:45 pm
On Saturday night, Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling were honored with the Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award presented annually by the New York Baseball Writers Association.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:17 pm
Reggie Jackson (LA Clippers) with a deep 3 vs the Atlanta Hawks, 01/28/2023
Author: NBA.com
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:59 am
New York Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner recently told the New York Post that it’s important they stretch out David Peterson and Tylor Megill in camp and keep them ready and available to help in the rotation this season.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:34 am
Reliever Pete Fairbanks and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration when they agreed Friday to a three-year, $12 million contract.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 29, 2023, 1:59 am
With Jeff McNeil agreeing to a new contract with the Mets, what could it mean for a possible Pete Alonso extension?
Author: SNY
Posted: January 28, 2023, 7:36 pm
Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo answer a listeners question about Francisco Lindor’s contract on the latest episode of The Mets Pod, and discuss how the deal looks today compared to deals signed by other players since.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 28, 2023, 6:13 pm
New York Yankees hitting coach Dillon Lawson recently told the New York Post that veteran infielder DJ LeMahieu is now healthy and he seems to be back to his old self as we draw closer and closer to spring training.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 28, 2023, 4:57 pm
Johnson thinks Dylan Crews deserves to be the top pick.
Author: LSU Tigers Wire
Posted: January 28, 2023, 3:00 pm
The Mets signed another infielder to a long-term deal after a four-year agreement with National League batting champion Jeff McNeil.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: January 28, 2023, 2:34 am
The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a minor-league contract with right-handed reliever Tyler Duffey, according to a report from Patrick Mooney from The Athletic.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 28, 2023, 1:24 am
In joining the World Series champion Houston Astros, new general manager Dana Brown’s goal is to keep the team at the top of the league.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 28, 2023, 1:21 am
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker, coming off the team’s fifth consecutive NL East title, signed a contract extension that runs through the 2025 season.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: January 28, 2023, 12:43 am
Rangers coach Gerard Gallant shares his plan to get the younger Rangers’ to be more assertive with the puck.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 11:18 pm
Jon Morosi discusses the pedigree of Mark Buehrle’s HOF case on 670 the Score’s Parkins & Spiegel.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 27, 2023, 11:16 pm
The Mets and Jeff McNeil have agreed to a four-year, $50 million contract extension, pending a physical.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:51 pm
SNY’s Jim Duquette discusses the reported contract extension agreement between the Mets and 2022 NL batting champion Jeff McNeil. Duquette praises the potential terms of the 4-year pact, saying “it’s a deal that I absolutely love” and it’s a “win for the Mets all the way around.”
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:31 pm
On an all-new episode of The Mets Pod, Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo discuss the news that the Angels are no longer for sale, and how that may affect the future of Shohei Ohtani. Will the Angels potentially trade their superstar, and is Ohtani destined for free agency after the 2023 season? Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo bring you The Mets Pod, a podcast dedicated to all things New York Mets! SNY’s signature podcast is a weekly show that delivers everything a Mets fan wants to hear about the team from Queens, including news, analysis, exclusive interviews, special guests, and more! About The Mets Pod: Subscribe below to The Mets Pod to hear Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo talk New York Mets all year long! Apple: on.sny.tv/Fjog278 Spotify: on.sny.tv/mox84ql
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 8:14 pm
Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 27, 2023, 5:02 pm
Are the Red Sox setting up All-Star slugger Rafael Devers for a season of frustration? That’s what David Ortiz can see playing out, and he makes a fair point, writes John Tomase.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:25 pm
What should Red Sox fans expect from Masataka Yoshida? Triston Casas got an up-close look at the Japanese star during the 2020 Olympics, and he came away quite impressed, writes John Tomase.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:21 pm
A look where Detroit Tigers rank on MLB prospect lists; Orioles had the most prospects on MLB Pipeline (8 players), followed by Guardians and Dodgers.
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:16 pm
The 2023 MLB season is almost here — check out our fantasy baseball rankings!
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:00 pm
With spring training just over two weeks away, Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner says after visiting Kodai Senga in Seattle the transition to MLB will be hard, but “he is going to be able to handle it well.”
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:48 pm
Detroit Tigers prospect Justyn-Henry Malloy speaks to reporters Dec. 12, 2022, for the first time since joining a new organization.
Author: Detroit Free Press
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:20 pm
The Mets have four prospects named to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospect list for 2023.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 2:50 pm
Neither cancer nor advancing age can keep Benny Wasserman from going up against 90 mph pitches and circling the bases on field of dreams.
Author: LA Times
Posted: January 27, 2023, 1:00 pm
MLB Network named Dansby Swanson the sixth-best shortstop in the league. However, the other shortstop free agents this offseason took the top three spots.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 27, 2023, 4:33 am
Shortstop Anthony Volpe, OF Jasson Dominguez and INF Oswald Peraza are the three Yankees who made this year’s MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list of prospects.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:55 am
The Chicago White Sox have continued their work on the international market, signing 11 free agents out of Venezuela on Thursday.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:30 am
The Astros announced they have hired former Braves evaluator Dana Brown as their GM, ending an era that saw the dismissal of former GM James Click.
Author: USA TODAY Sports
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:24 am
While the Cubs have had one of the their most active offseasons in recent memory, notably adding Jameson Taillon, Dansby Swanson and Cody Bellinger, it’s very possible that we could see more action from the North Siders leading up to Opening Day.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:21 am
On Baseball Night in New York, Jerry Blevins joins the crew to debate which rivalry will be the best of the 2023 season. Will the Mets and Braves be the most heated rivalry or will it be the Padres and the Dodgers? Will the defending NL Champion Phillies have something to say about it? The crew debates.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 26, 2023, 11:33 pm
The Chicago Cubs have missed the playoffs in each of the last two seasons, and with ownership publicly stating that they would open up their pocketbook, the team has dramatically retooled itself over the offseason.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 26, 2023, 10:59 pm
On an all-new episode of The Mets Pod, Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo examine the potential effects of catcher Omar Narvaez missing time during spring training as he plays in the World Baseball Classic, including creating more time for Francisco Alvarez to work with aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander in Port St. Lucie.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 26, 2023, 9:56 pm
The White Sox announced multiyear deals for both Jason Benetti and Steve Stone.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 26, 2023, 9:50 pm
The Red Sox have several weak spots on their roster, and catcher is right near the top of that list. However, they are reportedly “in talks” with one of the catchers still on the free agent market.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: January 26, 2023, 9:28 pm
The Boston Red Sox reportedly have “checked in” on free-agent left-hander Matt Moore as they look to add a southpaw to their righty-heavy bullpen.
Author: NBC Sports Boston
Posted: January 26, 2023, 9:23 pm
Cuba has selected five players, including the White Sox’ Yon Moncada and Luis Robert, for the World Baseball Classic roster.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 26, 2023, 9:16 pm
The Chicago White Sox have unveiled their non-roster invites to spring training in Glendale, and the list includes former outfielder Billy Hamilton and several of their top prospects, including outfielder Oscar Cols.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 26, 2023, 8:56 pm
The Oakland A’s traded left-handed pitcher Cole Irvin and a minor-league pitcher for shortstop prospect Darell Hernaiz.
Author: NBC Sports BayArea
Posted: January 26, 2023, 8:35 pm
The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Ben Harpur to two-year extension.
Author: SNY
Posted: January 26, 2023, 8:14 pm
Gary Peters led the A.L. in ERA twice and led the league in wins once.
Author: NBC Sports Chicago
Posted: January 26, 2023, 7:58 pm
When Arte Moreno announced that he would not be selling the team it raised more questions about where Shohei Ohtani will be playing baseball next.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 1:40 pm

As any Yankees fan will tell you, left field was a major problem area in 2022 — and still is. Here’s how Hicks could become a backup.
Posted: January 30, 2023, 12:06 pm
The Yankees have agreed to a $9.95 million, one-year contract with Gleyber Torres, avoiding an arbitration hearing with the infielder.
Posted: January 30, 2023, 12:49 am
With the top free agents signed, here’s where our experts think each team stands as the start of spring training creeps closer.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 4:19 pm
Jeff McNeil, whose .326 batting average led the NL in 2022, has reached a four-year, $50 million extension with the Mets, sources told ESPN.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 3:51 pm
Ian Kennedy and Clint Frazier were among five players the Rangers signed Friday to minor league contracts that included invitations to major league spring training.
Posted: January 28, 2023, 2:51 am
Left-handed reliever Pete Fairbanks, who ended 2022 with 22 consecutive scoreless innings, has signed a 3-year, $12 million extension with the Rays.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:46 pm
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker, coming off a fifth consecutive NL East title, signed a contract extension Friday that runs through the 2025 season.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 10:41 pm
Here are Tristan H. Cockcroft’s official rankings for ESPN points leagues for the 2023 fantasy baseball season.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 8:42 pm
All the rankings, projections, cheat sheets, strategy and analysis you need for the 2023 fantasy baseball season
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:51 pm
Tristan H. Cockcroft’s 9-part “Playbook” lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 6 offers up nine tips to use during the fantasy baseball season, from trade strategies to how to value rookies and closers.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:50 pm
Tristan H. Cockcroft’s 9-part “Playbook” lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 5 explains how to best optimize your roster through trades and the waiver wire.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:24 pm
Tristan H. Cockcroft’s 9-part “Playbook” lays out how to go from fantasy baseball novice to expert in one season. Part 4: Explaining the importance of the cheat sheet, how to build it and how to best use it.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 3:02 pm
Cole Irvin, who went 9-13 with a 3.98 ERA for the A’s in 2022, has been traded to the Orioles with another player for infield prospect Darell Hernaiz.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:06 pm
Ray Herbert, a 1962 All-Star Game winning pitcher who threw batting practice for his hometown Detroit Tigers for decades after retiring, died peacefully in Plymouth, Michigan, five days after his 93rd birthday.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:05 pm
There’s still time to add punch to your favorite team’s offense before Opening Day, but what you see now is (mostly) what you’re gonna get.
Posted: January 27, 2023, 12:01 pm
Dana Brown, a longtime scouting executive who spent the past four seasons with the Braves, has been hired by the Astros as the team’s general manager.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 11:49 pm
Think Votto to Cooperstown is a stretch? We compare the Reds star to an all-time great to show how the definition of a Hall of Famer must evolve.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 12:29 pm
Japan completed naming its 30-man roster for the World Baseball Classic, which includes outfielders Lars Nootbaar of the Cardinals and Masataka Yoshida of the Red Sox.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 11:10 am
The Tigers’ Andy Ibáñez, Athletics’ Luis Miguel Romero, Royals’ Ronald Bolaños and White Sox’s Yoán Moncada and Luis Robert will be among the players on Cuba’s World Baseball Classic team that begins play in March.
Posted: January 26, 2023, 5:36 am
The results are in! Here’s what stood out most to our experts.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 3:08 pm
Despite his case never being a slam dunk, here are six reasons Rolen is headed to Cooperstown.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 3:08 pm
This year’s HOF election results got you down? Don’t worry, there are plenty of exciting names coming soon.
Posted: January 25, 2023, 12:08 pm
No, the Mets didn’t end up with Carlos Correa manning third base. But Steve Cohen’s premature declaration has been one of the only parts of this offseason not gone to plan.
Posted: January 23, 2023, 12:53 pm

The Phillies have signed utilityman Josh Harrison to a one-year, $2MM deal, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports (Twitter link).  MSM Sports, Harrison’s agency, has also announced the news. The versatile 35-year-old batted .256/.317/.370 with seven home runs and two stolen bases in 119 games last season for the White Sox while appearing…
Author: Drew Silva
Posted: January 30, 2023, 5:03 am
The Angels are known to be in the market for left-handed bullpen help, and USA Today’s Bob Nightengale specifies that the Halos “have strong interest” in Zack Britton’s services.  The two sides have yet to line up on a contract, as Nightengale writes that the Angels’ interest may only hinge on getting Britton at a…
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: January 30, 2023, 3:41 am
Click here to read the transcript of tonight’s live baseball chat
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: January 30, 2023, 2:20 am
Before the Astros hired Dana Brown as their new general manager, the team also interviewed one of Brown’s co-workers from the Braves front office in special assistant of scouting operations Jonathan Schuerholz, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports.  Schuerholz played six seasons in Atlanta’s minor league system (from 2002-07) before moving into a minor league instructor…
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: January 29, 2023, 11:50 pm
The Giants have reached a deal with catcher Roberto Perez, according to MassLive.com’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter links).  It seems as though the Red Sox were the other finalist for Perez’s services, as Boston “made an aggressive bid” for the veteran backstop. The Pirates (Perez’s former team) and Cubs were also reportedly interested in Perez this…
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: January 29, 2023, 9:21 pm
There has been very little chatter on free agent right-hander Dylan Bundy since the Twins declined his $11 million club option for 2023 back in early November. The 30-year-old managed to stay mostly healthy last season in Minnesota, outside of a short COVID-19 IL stint in May, but that run of better health didn’t exactly…
Author: Drew Silva
Posted: January 29, 2023, 7:54 pm
The Yankees announced Sunday that they have reached agreement on a one-year contract with Gleyber Torres, avoiding salary arbitration. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that the deal is worth $9.95MM, right at the midway point between the $10.2MM sum that Torres requested and the $9.7MM number that New York put forth when arbitration figures were exchanged…
Author: Drew Silva
Posted: January 29, 2023, 6:14 pm
Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto appeared on the latest Locked On Mariners podcast with Ty Dane Gonzalez and Colby Patnode and offered a fairly thorough review of the club’s offseason strategy and overall roster makeup leading into the 2023 campaign. First off, they’re likely done spending for the time being … “We might…
Author: Drew Silva
Posted: January 29, 2023, 4:11 pm
Fernando Tatis Jr. had an absolutely dismal 2022. He missed the first half of the year following March surgery to repair a left wrist fracture sustained in an offseason motorcycle accident and then got popped for an 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension just as he was preparing to return to the Padres’ active roster in August.…
Author: Drew Silva
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:20 pm
The Rockies propped up the NL West division last year with a 64-98 record, their fourth-straight losing season and eleventh in the past 13 campaigns. Yet despite only modest additions this winter, owner Dick Monfort believes the team can play .500 ball this season. “We have a lot of talent, a lot of good things…
Author: Simon Hampton
Posted: January 29, 2023, 4:39 am
Tyler Stephenson was one of the bright spots of a tepid Reds offense that contributed to them finishing 62-100 and securing their first 100-loss season since 1982. The trouble was the Reds only called upon Stephenson in 50 games last year, and getting a full season out of their young catcher will be a huge…
Author: Simon Hampton
Posted: January 29, 2023, 2:13 am
Twins first baseman/outfielder Alex Kirilloff started swinging a bat earlier this month, and is currently taking 50-60 swings a day according to Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. Kirilloff underwent season-ending wrist surgery in August last year. Kirilloff has long battled wrist injuries, landing on the IL four times for that reason since making his big league…
Author: Simon Hampton
Posted: January 29, 2023, 12:16 am
Michael Wacha, the top remaining free agent starting pitcher, is seeking a two-year deal, per Jon Heyman of the New York Post. Wacha is the last remaining starter from MLBTR’s Top 50 list, where he was predicted to take home a two-year, $16MM deal. So far only the Twins and Orioles have been reported as…
Author: Simon Hampton
Posted: January 28, 2023, 10:23 pm
The Guardians have named JT Maguire as their new outfield coach, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.  Maguire has been working in Cleveland’s organization for the last five years, and this will be his first official role with the big league team. The 36-year-old Maguire spent six years in the college coaching ranks…
Author: Mark Polishuk
Posted: January 28, 2023, 8:16 pm
TODAY: The Mariners have released Vosler, in the latest update to his MLB.com page.  The circumstances behind the abrupt release aren’t known, though in some similar instances with other players, the move indicates that the player has instead agreed to a guaranteed deal with a team overseas. JANUARY 25: The Mariners have signed infielder/outfielder Jason…
Author: Darragh McDonald
Posted: January 28, 2023, 8:15 pm