• Mike Moustakas reportedly wants to sign with Angels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels have been tied to free agent Mike Moustakas once again. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported on Wednesday that Moustakas has the Angels No. 1 on his list of teams with whom he would like to sign. A former No. 2 overall pick by the Kansas City Royals, Moustakas turned down a..." November 17

  • 7 burning questions for the MLB offseason

    Fanrag Sports "It’s been a quiet offseason on the player movement front. Not much happened at the General Manager meetings here beyond the hiring of ex-Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos as the Braves’ new general manager being finalized and Ryon Healy being dealt from the Oakland Athletics to the in-division Seattle..." November 17

  • Marlins' Stanton could be third reigning MVP to be traded, second with ties to Jeter

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out this year's MVP Awards. Jose Altuve, the Houston Astros diminutive second baseman, won in the American League. Meanwhile, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton took home the National League's hardware. That Stanton..." November 17

  • John Hart Leaves Braves Organization

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves announced on Friday that former president of baseball operations John Hart has stepped down and is leaving the organization “to pursue other opportunities.” Hart’s departure comes less than two months after GM John Coppolella resigned from his post due to infractions on the..." November 17

  • Yankees talk to Aaron Boone, who has one potential flaw

    New York Post "Aaron Boone joined the list of Yankees managerial candidates Friday when he interviewed for the job, but he’s the first of the four who are up for the job so far with no coaching or managing experience. And that could prove to be an issue — if not with general manager Brian Cashman, then at..." November 17

  • 'All teams have plenty of money,' says expensive MVP Stanton

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Giancarlo Stanton, a narrow winner Thursday of the National League Most Valuable Player award over Cincinnati’s Joey Votto, is in the midst of a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Miami Marlins, with $295 million and 10 years of it remaining. He has a no-trade clause but he seems eminently..." November 17

  • Cardinals may have interest in Eric Hosmer

    CBS Sports "The Cardinals are looking to add some juice to the lineup this offseason, as evinced by their bring one of the teams prominently in pursuit of trade candidate Giancarlo Stanton. In the event that they're unable to pull off such a blockbuster, the Cardinals may turn to the free agent pool for some..." November 17

  • Astros' Jose Altuve, Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton take home first MVP awards

    ESPN "Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros have grown together, enduring an arduous rebuild and coming out the other side among baseball's best. These days, nobody is standing taller. Altuve won the American League MVP award Thursday, towering over New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge by a wide..." November 17

  • Cubs are interested in Brandon Morrow

    Hardball Talk "Patrick Mooney of NBC Sports Chicago reports that the Chicago Cubs are going to target free agent reliever Brandon Morrow. Morrow had a fantastic season in his first year as a reliever, posting a 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43.2 innings. " November 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred confirms new pace-of-play rules coming to MLB in 2018

    CBS Sports "Once again, a hot topic this offseason is the pace of play. MLB wants to cut down on the downtime within games to make things more exciting. They don't like players standing around adjusting their batting gloves, or pitchers and catcher holding mound visits every other pitch, that sort of..." November 16

  • Astros showing interest in catcher Jonathan Lucroy

    Fanrag Sports "The World Series-champion Houston Astros are showing interest in top free-agent catcher Jonathan Lucroy. The pursuit may be something of a surprise since they already have veteran Brian McCann, but McCann was, at the very least, heavily-used last year, to the point where help is definitely..." November 16

  • Giants have had discussions about J.D. Martinez

    San Francisco Chronicle "Say this for the Giants. If a player with any degree of value is available, they’ll have interest. With an abundance of roster openings, they aren’t quick to rule anybody out. In other words, it’s not all about Giancarlo Stanton. It can be anyone from Eduardo Nuñez, who played in San..." November 16

  • Yankees Reportedly Interested In Jurickson Profar

    MLB Trade Rumors "10:57am: Most teams have at least checked in on Profar’s availability, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News (on Twitter). Grant, however, adds that he finds it likelier that Profar would be part of a larger deal than this and/or that the Rangers would wait until deeper into the offseason to..." November 16

  • White Sox acquire minor-league pitcher Thyago Vieira

    Chicago Sun-Times "The White Sox are adding to their farm system this offseason. The White Sox announced Thursday morning that they have acquired minor-league pitcher Thyago Vieira from the Mariners in exchange for international signing bonus pool money. Vieira, who MLB.com rated as the No. 8 prospect in the..." November 16

  • Mets open to trading away some of their starting pitching depth

    New York Post "As much as the Mets are wary of trading from their potential starting pitching depth, general manager Sandy Alderson is open to the proposition. In an attempt to acquire position players, the Mets will listen if teams ask about the likes of Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Rafael Montero. “We..." November 16

  • Why Zach Britton no longer makes sense for Cubs team going in different direction with bullpen

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs executives who checked out of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on Wednesday had to ask the Baltimore Orioles again about Zach Britton. But any standard due diligence during the general manager meetings doesn’t mean Britton will follow Aroldis Chapman and Wade Davis as the next All-Star rental..." November 16

  • Giancarlo has choice of uniforms until 2020 opt-out clause kicks in

    Sporting News "The potential trade of slugger Giancarlo Stanton has many moving parts. How much of the $295 million he’s guaranteed over the life of his contract are the Marlins willing to eat? What type of package of elite prospects are teams willing to send to Miami to acquire the Ruthian figure who hit 59..." November 16

  • The Angels are reportedly seeking a new second baseman

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Angels are coming off an inspiring 80-82 season -- inspiring because they were close to making the postseason despite Mike Trout and Garrett Richards each missing significant time and Albert Pujols decaying into one of baseball's worst regulars. Predictably, the Angels have..." November 16

  • Scott Boras says he and Nationals have not discussed an extension for Bryce Harper

    Washington Post "Sports agent Scott Boras addressed reporters as the general managers’ meetings wound down Wednesday afternoon, commanding the media masses into a massive scrum around him, then navigating questions for 45 minutes or so, in keeping with meetings tradition. Questions fly in from all around, about..." November 16

  • Jose Bautista Makes Desperate Concessions To Improve Free Agent Appeal

    12 Up "In past years, opposing pitchers would shiver at the thought of facing power-hitting righty Jose Bautista. Now, it appears as though Bautista is desperately trying to find a place to play. Due to recent struggles, teams just aren't as interested in Joey Bats as they once might have..." November 16

  • Report: MLBPA challenging NPB posting system, delaying Shohei Ohtani’s move to MLB

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball had a “tentative agreement” in place to allow the Nippon Ham Fighters to post Shohei Ohtani — a lauded pitcher and hitter — for $20 million. However, the players’ union is challenging the system, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports, which will..." November 16

  • Orioles eyeing Tyler Chatwood?

    ESPN "After their starters combined to finish with the worst ERA in baseball last season, the Baltimore Orioles will likely be looking to bolster their rotation this winter. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, one name on Baltimore's radar is right-hander Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood, who turns 28..." November 16

  • Super agent Scott Boras rips Jeter, Marlins for cutting payroll and shopping Stanton

    CBS Sports "Scott Boras, baseball's best and most powerful agent, made his annual appearance at the GM meetings in Orlando on Wednesday. And, as always, he talked up his free-agent clients like Eric Hosmer. To wit Boras also took a moment to make sure everyone knew his thoughts on the Marlins and their..." November 16

  • Pirates' Latin American scouting director let go over improper payment

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates will not renew the contract of Rene Gayo, the director of Latin American scouting who was responsible for finding Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco, because of an investigation into financial impropriety. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, who first reported the story, the..." November 16

  • Yankees may have fired Girardi even with World Series win

    Fanrag Sports "It definitely looks like the Hal Steinbrenner–Joe Girardi relationship was less than ideal as the since-fired manager finished his 10th season with the New York Yankees. Steinbrenner spoke on Wednesday about his stance regarding Girardi’s ouster, a decision he agreed was the right one by Brian..." November 16

  • Report: Braves will lose prospects as part of punishment

    Larry Brown Sports "The Atlanta Braves will be losing some prospects signed in the international market as part of the penalty for their multitude of violations, according to a report. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says that while MLB still has not ruled on the Braves’ case, a penalty will include the loss of..." November 16

  • Mariners acquire slugger Healy from A's

    MLB.com "Jerry Dipoto made a habit of moving quickly to fill his offseason wish list during his first two years with Seattle, and the Mariners' general manager is at it again, acquiring young first baseman Ryon Healy from the A's on Wednesday in exchange for right-handed reliever Emilio Pagan and Minor..." November 16

  • Mets leaning towards having Asdrubal Cabrera as starting third baseman in 2018

    Hardball Talk "Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are leaning towards having Asdrubal Cabrera open the 2018 season as the starting third baseman. Nothing is official yet. The Mets picked up Cabrera’s 2018 option earlier this month at $8.25 million. He finished the 2017 season batting..." November 16

  • Mets get some great news on Michael Conforto

    New York Post "Michael Conforto has received excellent medical updates from his surgeons and should be swinging a bat by late January, according to his representatives. Conforto, who had left shoulder surgery in September, is working out regularly and should be a full-go for spring training, at which point it..." November 16

  • Indians ace Corey Kluber wins 2017 AL Cy Young award

    CBS Sports "Wednesday night, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of American announced Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award. Red Sox lefty Chris Sale finished second in the voting and Yankees righty Luis Severino finished third. This is the second..." November 15

  • Hal Steinbrenner agreed with GM's decision to fire Joe Girardi

    ESPN "New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday that the team's recent decision to fire manager Joe Girardi was a long time in coming. Steinbrenner spoke to reporters in his first public comments since the club ended Girardi's 10-year tenure in the Bronx three weeks ago. Steinbrenner..." November 15

  • Marlins, Cardinals have discussed Stanton trade concepts

    Mass Live "The Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals discussed "trade concepts" today for Giancarlo Stanton at the GM Meetings in Orlando, reported Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Miami has said that it wants to trade the slugger this offseason. Stanton still has 11 years, $295 million remaining on his..." November 15

  • After disastrous season, Mets rethinking the way they'll use their pitching staff

    CBS Sports "In more ways than one, the 2017 season was a total disaster for the New York Mets. They went 70-92 and missed the postseason, and their vaunted pitching staff basically disintegrated. The Mets ranked 28th among the 30 teams with a 5.01 ERA, and their starters ranked 27th with a 5.14 ERA...." November 15

  • Report: ‘Little momentum’ in Dodgers’ talks for Giancarlo Stanton

    Larry Brown Sports "Reports that the Dodgers were interested in trading for Giancarlo Stanton created a lot of buzz during the week, but those talks reportedly are not far along. Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday that there was “little momentum” in the Dodgers’ talks with the Miami..." November 15

  • Cardinals plan to move Dexter Fowler to the corner outfield

    Hardball Talk "Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak flew to Las Vegas to meet with outfielder Dexter Fowler in person. Mozeliak told the veteran that the club wants to move him from center field to an outfield corner in an effort to..." November 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton has yet to hear from Derek Jeter as trade rumors swirl

    Miami Herald "Derek Jeter has found a place to live in South Florida, gone around to local businesses to forge new partnerships, and looked for ways to turn the Marlins around, both on and off the field. But one thing he hasn’t done is talk to Giancarlo Stanton. “When the time’s right,” Jeter said, “we’ll..." November 15

  • Scott Boras on free agent Jake Arrieta: 'A big squirrel with a lot of nuts'

    USA Today "Scott Boras, who represents Chicago Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta, resorted to typically colorful language in assessing the former Cy Young Award winner's market value this winter. Boras described Arrieta as "a big squirrel with a lot of nuts in his tree." " November 15

  • New MLB-NPB Posting Agreement Still Weeks Away

    MLB Trade Rumors "The hope is that Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball will finalize a new posting system at some point in early December, MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem tells reporters including Joel Sherman of the New York Post (Twitter link). Until that comes to pass, Japanese..." November 15

  • The Cardinals are reportedly in pursuit of a new closer

    CBS Sports "So far this offseason the Cardinals have been one of the teams most strongly linked to Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is very available and St. Louis needs a middle of the order bat, so the fit is obvious. A middle of the order power bat is not the only thing the Cardinals need this..." November 15

  • MLB wants to get a pitch clock in place for the 2018 season

    Hardball Talk "As several games dragged on well past the three and four hour mark this postseason, fans active online increasingly chattered about the need for a pitch clock, rules limiting mound visits or some other means of moving things along. Today at the owners meetings down in Florida, MLB’s Chief Legal..." November 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton ‘Completely’ Open-Minded About Trade

    NESN "Major League Baseball’s reigning home run king remains up for grabs. The Miami Marlins could trade Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, and a person with knowledge of the slugger’s thinking told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday that he hasn’t ruled out the Boston Red Sox or any other team as a..." November 15

  • Bucs open-minded about Kang returning in '18

    MLB.com "The Pirates have watched Jung Ho Kang play winter ball, but they still don't know if they'll see him in Pittsburgh next year. While Andrew McCutchen's status is the most intriguing plotline in Pittsburgh's offseason, few players could swing the Pirates' fortunes for next season like Kang. The..." November 15

  • Padres to make run at Eric Hosmer?

    ESPN "The San Diego Padres could be a surprise suitor in this winter's Eric Hosmer sweepstakes. The Pads are internally discussing the idea of pursuing the coveted free-agent first baseman, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune hears the same, noting the..." November 15

  • Twins Void $3 Million Contract Of Dominican Shortstop Jelfry Marte

    Baseball America "The Twins have voided the $3 million contract of 16-year-old Dominican shortstop Jelfry Marte due to an issue the team discovered during his physical. The Twins' concern, according to multiple sources, related to Marte's vision. Marte is now a free agent and worked out yesterday for clubs in..." November 15

  • Jake Peavy Seeking Return To Majors

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran righty Jake Peavy is plotting a return to the big leagues, according to a report from MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Peavy suggested such an effort was in the offing over the summer, and now it seems his agents at CAA Sports are informing teams that Peavy is on the comeback..." November 15

  • Mets are taking the steps towards planning a future without David Wright as their Opening Day third baseman

    New York Daily News "The Mets are assuming David Wright will not be their Opening Day third baseman. That may be a no-brainer for most fans since Wright has not played a game since May 2016, but it’s been a tricky situation for the front office. The face of the franchise has gone through three major surgeries and..." November 15

  • Mets to consider pursuing Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani

    SNY TV "The Mets are considering pursuing Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani after his Japanese team posts him on the MLB market, according to Newsday's Marc Carig and David Lennon. SNY contributor Andy Martino later confirmed the Newsday report. Ohtani, 23, hit .332 with a .403 OBP, 8 home runs,..." November 15

  • Why a Jacoby Ellsbury trade isn’t close to happening

    New York Post "You can see the parallels, can’t you? A year ago, the Yankees held Brian McCann as a veteran pushed out of his old job, armed with a full no-trade clause. Now, the Yankees hold Jacoby Ellsbury as a veteran pushed out of his old job, armed with a full no-trade clause. For the moment, those..." November 15

  • Red Sox show interest in Logan Morrison

    NBC Sports Boston "The Red Sox' search for a power bat is off the ground right away. The Sox are meeting with reps for free-agent first baseman Logan Morrison on Monday at the first day of the general managers meetings in Orlando, a baseball source said. Morrison, entering his age-30 season, is coming off a..." November 15

  • Giants Could Move Hunter Pence To Part-Time Role

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are casting a wide net as they search for outfield help, and they’re prepared to move Hunter Pence to a part-time role if their other acquisitions necessitate such a transition, GM Bobby Evans tells Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Evans tells Crasnick that the team’s “focus is center field”..." November 15