• Why Bryce Harper would be a bargain at $500 million

    NBC Washington "$500 million. That number is so hard to wrap your brain around, but it's a number a lot of professional baseball players may soon start seeing on their contracts. One player who could be the first to see that amount within the next year is Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper. Harper will..." November 20

  • Mets engage in preliminary trade talks with Tigers regarding Ian Kinsler

    New York Daily News "The Mets have talked to the Tigers about second baseman Ian Kinsler, an industry source confirmed. The talks were described as “preliminary” and doing their “due diligence,” the source said, confirming a report by MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. The Tigers have also had talks with the Angels about..." November 20

  • Blue Jays could emerge as dark horse for JD Martinez

    Fanrag Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays could emerge as a dark horse candidate for star free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez. To this point, Martinez has been mostly connected to the Red Sox, the incumbent Diamondbacks, and at least a couple teams that are looking at superstar trade option Giancarlo Stanton first..." November 20

  • Marlins Acquire Garrett Cooper from Yankees

    Baseball America "This week, we have seen the New York Yankees desperately attempting to clear 40-man roster space to allow them to protect some of the players who are eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. With less than an hour to go before the deadline, the Yankees announced one final trade with the Miami Marlins. They..." November 20

  • Report: Giants discussed Panik, top prospects in potential Stanton trade

    NBC Bay Area "On Monday morning, some important details emerged. The Giants discussed Joe Panik and top prospects Tyler Beede and Chris Shaw with the Marlins in a potential trade for Giancarlo Stanton, according to sports radio host Craig Mish. Last week, San Francisco reportedly made an actual offer for..." November 20

  • Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton

    MLB.com "The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes have moved beyond the preliminary stage. The Cardinals have made a formal trade offer to the Marlins for the reigning National League MVP Award winner, a source told MLB.com Sunday. And they are not alone. MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported..." November 20

  • Jake Arrieta Rumored to Be Receiving Interest from Milwaukee Brewers

    Bleacher Report "The Milwaukee Brewers are reportedly interested in signing free-agent starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, according to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network. Per that report, "With Jimmy Nelson expected to miss a portion of 2018 after shoulder surgery, the team is looking for top-of-the-rotation..." November 20

  • The Mariners have made an offer to bring back Hisashi Iwakuma

    Hardball Talk "Hisashi Iwakuma tells the Japan Times that the Mariners have made him an offer to return. Iwakuma became a free agent earlier this month after the Mariners, not surprisingly, declined his $10 million option for 2018. Iwakuma says that it’s “not a done deal,” but “hopefully I will be able to..." November 20

  • BBWAA announces 2018 Hall of Fame ballot

    Sporting News "The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Monday announced the 33 candidates for the 2018 Hall of Fame ballot. The ballot lists 14 returning players who received at least five percent of the overall vote in 2017. Among those players, Trevor Hoffman (74.0 percent) and Vladimir Guerrero..." November 20

  • Omar Vizquel will reportedly be a minor league manager for White Sox in 2018

    NBC Chicago "Former White Sox shortstop Omar Vizquel is reportedly about to become current White Sox minor league manager Omar Vizquel. According to a Sunday report, Vizquel will be the manager of the Winston-Salem Dash in 2018. Vizquel spent 24 seasons in the big leagues, most of those with the Seattle..." November 20

  • Deadline To Set 40-Man Rosters For Rule 5 Draft Is Tonight

    MLB Trade Rumors "The deadline for Major League teams to set their 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 8pm ET. As such, baseball fans should expect to see a flurry of activity over the next 11 hours. There will be likely be players designated for assignment, outrighted and claimed..." November 20

  • Hideki Matsui expects to play part in Yankees’ recruitment of Shohei Otani

    New York Daily News "Here comes Godzilla. Hideki Matsui, Yankees fan favorite and current special advisor to Brian Cashman, is preparing to help the Bombers reel in prized two-way Japanese baseball star Shohei Otani. “If he's allowed to come here and the Yankees are interested, then I expect to be involved in..." November 20

  • Red Sox, Phillies continue interest in Carlos Santana

    Sporting News "The Red Sox and Phillies have continued their interest in free agent first baseman Carlos Santana this offseason, according to Fox Sports. Santana had a .259/.363/.455 slash line last season — which was virtually similar to his 2016 numbers — while also hitting 23 home runs with 79 RBIs. A..." November 20

  • There is more than one way for Red Sox to add power this offseason

    Boston Herald "Twenty-nine teams spent last week at the general managers meetings trying to figure out how they can catch the baseball-bashing Houston Astros. For the Red Sox, that means one thing: Add power. Toward that end, we’ll take a stab at some potential scenarios: Trade CF Jackie Bradley Jr.,..." November 20

  • Hideki Matsui thinks Shohei Otani should pitch and hit in MLB

    Hardball Talk "Yankees’ special advisor and former outfielder Hideki Matsui expects to help the club “convince or recruit” Japanese two-way star Shohei Otani, according to a report from MLB.com’s Deesha Thosar. The Yankees are currently viewed as the favorites to sign Otani, though there still figures to be..." November 20

  • Was Jayson Werth's contract with the Nationals in 2011 really that bad?

    CBS Sports "A favorite exercise among baseball fans and media is complaining about -- or even merely just pointing out -- high salaries. Specifically, high salaries on players who aren't elite-tier players. "Worst contract" lists are popular. I'm not quite sure why, nor am I looking for a sociological..." November 19

  • Mike Napoli and Rays have “mutual interest” in a deal

    Hardball Talk "Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times unloaded a lot of interesting news items about the Rays last night, including a report that the Rays might have “mutual interest” in a deal with free agent first baseman/DH Mike Napoli. The Rangers declined Napoli’s $11 million option earlier this month and owe..." November 19

  • Rangers have interest in Alex Cobb

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers are looking to add pitching this offseason and remain interested Alex Cobb. "The Rangers saw enough value in Cobb last off-season that they were linked to him via a trade with Tampa Bay, despite facing his first full season after Tommy John surgery. After a successful season,..." November 19

  • Orioles yet to discuss extensions with Jones, Machado

    Masn "The Orioles are preoccupied with drumming up potential trade partners, putting the most appealing and affordable free agents on their board and getting their coaches and various staff members under contract for the 2018 season. Extension talks are on the back burner of the hot stove..." November 19

  • Tigers sign Edwin Espinal to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Free agent first baseman Edwin Espinal has signed a minor league deal with the Tigers, the infielder announced Saturday. The move has yet to be confirmed by the team. Espinal, 23, capped a seven-year run with the Pirates’ minor league affiliates in 2017. He split his season between Double-A..." November 19

  • Orioles face a tough reality with Zach Britton

    ESPN "In the eyes of some rival evaluators, the Orioles have been overachievers the past six years. With a win-loss record of 66 games over .500 in that span, Baltimore has reached the playoffs three times, despite inhabiting the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, which is why those evaluators..." November 19

  • As Rays start dealing, how far will they go?

    Tampa Bay Times "After collecting intelligence at last week’s GM meetings, the Rays soon will launch their offseason mission of trading at least a couple of veterans to reduce payroll. The question is how far they will go — how many players they deal, and how big of names they are, with everyone in play on down..." November 19

  • Orioles Interested In Lance Lynn

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles are interested in free agent right-hander Lance Lynn, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports (Twitter link). Morosi adds that the Orioles slightly prefer fellow righty Alex Cobb, however, thanks to his vast experience in the American League East. Morosi first linked Cobb to the Orioles on..." November 19

  • Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit in MLB

    CBS Sports "Come Monday, we will finally find out whether Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani will come over to MLB this offseason. The Nippon Ham Fighters want to post him, but MLB and NPB are in the middle of a posting dispute with the MLBPA. The MLBPA set a Monday deal to resolve things, otherwise Ohtani..." November 18

  • Chris Woodward interviewed for the Yankees’ managerial position

    Hardball Talk "The Yankees interviewed Aaron Boone for their managerial vacancy on Friday, and today it was Chris Woodward’s turn. That makes at least five interviews since the offseason began, and Woodward’s likely won’t be the last. Like fellow candidate Eric Wedge, whom the Yankees interviewed just last..." November 18

  • Mariners acquire Nick Rumbelow from Yankees

    Seattle Times "General manager Jerry Dipoto made his third trade in four days on Saturday, adding some relief pitching depth to the Mariners’ 40-man roster. Seattle acquired right-hander Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees in exchange for minor league pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then. “Nick is another young,..." November 18

  • After MVP year, Stanton's future unsettled

    MLB.com "Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season. With the MVP decided, what's next for Stanton is still..." November 18

  • Braves prospect Ronald Acuna named Arizona Fall League MVP

    ESPN "Atlanta Braves No. 1 prospect Ronald Acuna earned the Joe Black Most Valuable Player Award of the Arizona Fall League after slashing .325/.414/.639 with seven home runs in 23 games. At 19 years old, he is the youngest player in AFL history to take home the honor. The outfielder turns 20 in..." November 18

  • Kate Upton and Justin Verlander missed their own wedding because of World Series Game 7

    USA Today "Kate Upton and Justin Verlander tied the knot in Italy a few days after winning the World Series, but in an appearance on The Tonight Show Friday, the happy couple explained that they had originally planned to be in Italy on the day of Game 7 because they didn’t expect the Detroit Tigers to still..." November 18

  • Jose Altuve and Corey Kluber head list of Esurance MLB Award winners

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's hardware week came to a close Friday night with the Esurance Awards as players across the league were celebrated for their achievements throughout the 2017 season. But unlike the Rookie of the Year, MVP and the Cy Young Awards, the Esurance Awards weren't voted on..." November 18

  • Orioles interested in Cobb

    ESPN "After declining a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher Alex Cobb recently became a free agent and already is drawing interest from another AL East team. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Baltimore Orioles are eyeing the right-hander as they look to..." November 18

  • Athletics hire third base coach Matt Williams

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Williams, a Gold Glove third baseman and one of the most popular Giants in the ’80s and ’90s, was hired by the A’s to coach third base next season, the team announced Friday. Williams is reuniting with Oakland manager Bob Melvin, his former Giants teammate. “I know him about as well as..." November 18

  • Reds sign outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera to minor league deals

    Hardball Talk "The Reds picked up outfielders Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera on minor league deals, MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon reports. Both Williams and Herrera will receive invites to spring training and could compete for backup outfield roles behind Adam Duvall, Billy Hamilton and Scott Schebler. Williams,..." November 18

  • Giants have reportedly made formal offer for Stanton, other teams to follow

    The Athletic "The trade offers are starting to roll in for National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton. The San Francisco Giants have made a proposal to the Miami Marlins for Stanton, and the Marlins expect to receive or have received bids from the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox as well, according to major..." November 17

  • 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

  • Mets sign Matt Purke to minors deal

    Hardball Talk "The Mets signed left-hander Matt Purke to a minor league deal, the team announced Friday. Purke will also receive an invitation to spring training, where he could presumably beef up the club’s left-handed relief options alongside Jerry Blevins and Josh Smoker. Purke has not appeared in the..." 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