• Report: Twins and D-Backs Have Discussed Paul Goldschmidt Trade

    12 Up "Last offseason, the Minnesota Twins thought they were just a few pieces away from becoming serious contenders as they shocked the world by eking into the 2017 Wild Card Game. A year later, the Twins are coming off of a horrendous 78-84 season and Paul Molitor has been replaced with..." November 20

  • MLB Rumors: Mariners exploring trading Jean Segura, Mike Leake for Padres' Wil Myers

    Sporting News "The Mariners may be looking to continue wheeling and dealing. According to the Athletic, the Mariners have discussed a trade with the Padres that would send shortstop Jean Segura and starting pitcher Mike Leake to the Padres for outfielder/first baseman Wil Myers. There is..." November 20

  • David Price, Jonny Venters Win MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards

    Bleacher Report "Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price and Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jonny Venters have been named the American League and National League Comeback Players of the Year, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com.  After making just 11 starts in..." November 20

  • Mets Announce Release of Jenrry Mejia

    Mets Merized Online "The New York Mets released Jenrry Mejia on Tuesday afternoon despite a strong winter ball campaign for the Toros del Este in the Dominican Republic. Mejia, 29, was given a conditional reinstatement in July that allowed him to pitch in two minor league games to close out the..." November 20

  • Former trainers also allege discrimination by Mariners

    Hardball Talk "Dr. Lorena Martin was recently terminated as the Mariners’ director of high performance. Following her ouster, she alleged that members of the Mariners’ front office and coaching staff, including GM Jerry Dipoto, manager Scott Servais, and director of player development..." November 20

  • Bryce Harper at first base? The Yankees have discussed the possibility

    CBS Sports "Whether the New York Yankees spend big or construct their roster with one eye on the luxury-tax threshold is one of the leading subplots of the offseason. On the "spend big" front, they're already known to be doing their due diligence on free agent..." November 20

  • Jim Hickey Steps Down as Pitching Coach of Cubs

    NBC Chicago "Chicago Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey is stepping down from his position, citing personal reasons. Hickey, who was hired by the Cubs prior to the 2018 season after the firing of Chris Bosio, informed the team of his decision on Monday, according to Cubs President Theo Epstein. " November 20

  • Next for Yankees: Add one more starting pitcher, trade Sonny Gray

    SNY TV "Even after trading for Seattle ace James Paxton, the Yankees are looking to acquire a high-end starting pitcher, according to major league sources. Free agent Patrick Corbin is the most likely target, but J.A. Happ and Dallas Keuchel are also in the..." November 20

  • Former NL managers among the Mets' candidates for bench coach, sources say

    Newsday "In search of a new bench coach, the Mets have keyed in on a certain type of baseball lifer: former National League managers. Sources said among those the Mets have interviewed for the opening are former Marlins and Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez, who is currently the..." November 20

  • Jeff Mathis deal with Rangers 2 years, $6.25 million, per reports

    Lone Star Ball "The Texas Rangers deal with catcher Jeff Mathis is two years, $6.25 million, per the National guys on Twitter. Mathis is reportedly getting $3.25 million in 2019 and $3 million in 2020. At that price, with Mathis likely slated for backup duty,..." November 20

  • Compared to rest of MLB, Giants' injuries in 2018 weren't detrimental

    NBC Sports Bay Area "You heard it repeatedly over the season’s final month. If we were healthy, this team could have competed for a World Series title. The 2018 Giants finished 73-89, so the statement sounds ridiculous at first, but you can see where the Giants are coming from. With a..." November 20

  • Building MLB Superteams by Making Better Use of Bryce Harper's $400M Price Tag

    Bleacher Report "Whoever signs Bryce Harper will hope for a huge return on an investment that will be plenty huge in its own right: at least $350 million and perhaps as much as $400 million. But as we've previously discussed, there's no small amount of risk in spending hundreds..." November 20

  • Report: Red Sox to acquire reliever Colten Brewer in trade with Padres

    NBC Sports Boston "The World Series champions aren't resting on their laurels. The Boston Red Sox are "on the verge" of acquiring relief pitcher Colten Brewer in a trade with the San Diego Padres, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday, citing a source. November 20

  • A’s Khris Davis wins award as best designated hitter

    San Francisco Chronicle "Khris Davis of the A’s was the best designated hitter of 2018. So say the writers, broadcasters and club public-relations officials whose votes earned Davis the 2018 Edgar Martinez Outstanding DH Award. Davis bested J.D. Martinez, who helped the Red Sox win the World..." November 20

  • Report: Astros refused to deal top pitching prospect Whitley for Paxton

    The Score "The Houston Astros lost out on acquiring James Paxton on Monday, but it appears as though they could have snagged him from the Seattle Mariners for a price they deemed too rich. Before the Mariners shipped the star southpaw to the New York..." November 20

  • MLB Rumors: Why Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin to Yankees is a 'likely' fit

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has approached the beginning of the offseason knowing he needs to add at least two arms to his starting rotation for 2019. He got one of those on Monday, when he traded for Seattle Mariners left-hander James..." November 20

  • Why the Rockies and Bryce Harper could be a good match

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Including..." November 20

  • Stand pat or hunt for replacements at second base?

    NBC Sports Washington "Mike Rizzo is wading through the offseason with two separate to-do lists. One covers everything Bryce Harper and the other three distinct gaps in his roster: catcher, second base and the third spot in the starting rotation. The Harper list will ultimately be decided by ownership...." November 20

  • Joe Torre believes Mariano Rivera should be baseball's first unanimous Hall of Famer

    New York Daily News "Joe Torre has his room reserved. He knows he will be going to Cooperstown next July. The former Yankees manager wants to make sure he is there and he is hoping for a little history. No player has ever been elected to the Hall of Fame unanimously before, but Torre thinks that former Yankees..." November 20

  • Report: Braves not expected to pursue Bryce Harper

    Hardball Talk "Thanks in part to a rebuilding effort that got ahead of schedule, the Braves in 2018 had their best season in five years, finishing 90-72 and winning the NL East. They were stopped in the playoffs by the Dodgers, falling in five games in the NLDS. Outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. won the NL..." November 20

  • Cardinals Designate Conner Greene, Derian Gonzalez For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals announced a series of roster moves in advance of tonight’s deadline to set 40-man rosters before next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Lefty Genesis Cabrera, right-hander Ryan Helsley, outfielder Lane Thomas and infielder Ramon Urias have all had..." November 20

  • ESPN to air 3 of Cubs' 1st 5 games in 2019

    Chicago Tribune "Despite a quick exit from the 2018 postseason, the Cubs have maintained their national popularity. ESPN announced Monday it will carry three of the Cubs’ first five regular-season games in 2019: March 31 against the Rangers at 3 p.m. and April 1 and 3 against the Braves,..." November 20

  • The Yankees reportedly tried to get Jean Segura from Seattle too

    Yahoo! Sports "Last night’s big news — the Yankees acquiring James Paxton from the Mariners — might’ve been even bigger if the Yankees had gotten their way: they were trying to land shortstop Jean Segura too. That’s the report from Jon..." November 20

  • Astros, Cardinals pursuing Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Goldschmidt is on the trade block, and two National League teams are apparently serious about trying to acquire him. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday night that the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals have had the most meaningful discussions with Arizona..." November 20

  • Adrian Beltre Announces Retirement from MLB After 21-Year Career

    Bleacher Report "Third baseman Adrian Beltre is calling it a career after 21 memorable seasons in Major League Baseball.  The Texas Rangers tweeted the following statement from Beltre regarding his decision to hang up the cleats: November 20

  • Red Sox in solid position for next season

    Boston Herald "Barring the unforeseen, like Manny Machado and Bryce Harper each accepting a team-friendly deal, the Red Sox pretty much are all set on the position player front for next season. Not only is Steve Pearce back in the fold, but the team expects second baseman Dustin Pedroia to be back..." November 20

  • Mariners trade James Paxton to Yankees for prospects; including Justus Sheffield

    North Jersey "James Paxton is in pinstripes. In their first big offseason strike, the Yankees added the left-handed Paxton to the rotation in a deal with the Seattle Mariners. Seattle obtains young lefty Justus Sheffield and two minor leaguers, right-hander Erik Swanson and outfielder Dom..." November 19

  • Braves could be latest player in Bryce Harper sweepstakes

    Sportsnaut "Coming off a surprise NL East title this past season, the Atlanta Braves are set up nicely for the future. Flush with one of the best young rosters in MLB, they also seemingly have the payroll flexibility to be major players in free agency this winter. In no way did we think that this..." November 19

  • Yankees still interested in Patrick Corbin, JA Happ

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Yankees made a big move to bolster their starting rotation on Monday, but there’s no reason to believe they’re done. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Yankees are still aiming to sign either Patrick Corbin or J.A. Happ in free agency even after trading..." November 19

  • Cardinals in position to make mega offer to Harper or Machado, team president says

    CBS Sports "Will the St. Louis Cardinals be players for generational free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? There's been strong speculation and report that the Cardinals may pursue of those two names aggressively this offseason, and here's the surest sign yet ...  November 19

  • Reggie Jackson on the Yankees' interest in Manny Machado: His lack of hustle 'ain't going to play' in New York

    NESN "Many teams will be looking to add star power to their lineup, and Manny Machado certainly provides that. But his “Johnny hustle” comments may cause some teams to think twice before signing the Major League Baseball free agent. The 26-year-old has been linked to a number of..." November 19

  • Pedroia won't need surgery, Red Sox focused on bullpen

    The Score "Dustin Pedroia's recovery progress has Boston Red Sox management optimistic the team will not be forced to add positional players in free agency or trades this offseason. Pedroia will not have surgery to repair his injured knee and is targeting mid-January to start running again...." November 19

  • Reds need to address the massive holes in the rotation if they want to keep up with their NL Central rivals

    CBS Sports "How bad has the pitching in Cincinnati been over the years? The last time the Reds employed someone who made truly great pitches, it was Stalin's minister of propaganda. In 2018, Reds pitchers finished second-to-last in the National League in park-adjusted ERA (so we can't..." November 19

  • Indians remove Chief Wahoo from new uniforms

    Forbes.com "Back in January, the Cleveland Indians announced that the 2018 season would be the final season for using the infamous Chief Wahoo logo on their uniforms. The season has come and gone and the team has unveiled their new uniforms for the 2019 season and beyond. Cleveland's 2019 unform set..." November 19

  • Cardinals bringing back powder blue jerseys in 2019

    KMOV "The Cardinals are bringing back a classic, announcing Monday they will once again sport the powder blue jerseys made famous in the 1970s and 1980s. The team will wear the throwback jerseys 13 times, for all road Saturday games. “I think it’s a look back to the..." November 19

  • Could Giants trade Madison Bumgarner? Here's why Buster Olney believes so

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner forever will be a Giants legend for his 2014 playoff heroics. There was no way that former general manager Bobby Evans could emotionally separate Bumgarner from the Giants and trade the team's ace.  Farhan Zaidi, the Giants' president head of baseball..." November 19

  • Sources: As they consider Noah Syndergaard trade, Mets exploring free agent pitching options to replace him

    SNY TV "As the Mets continue to discuss trading Noah Syndergaard, the team is also exploring potential free agent starting pitchers to replace him, according to major league sources. Trading Syndergaard -- which is no sure thing to happen, even though the Mets are exploring it -- would..." November 19

  • MLB Insider Says Slow Start Could Propel Angels to Offer Mike Trout to Braves

    12 Up "There's no doubt that Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout is the best active baseball player. With two years remaining on his contract, the Angels need to extend him soon. However, MLB insider Ron Darling had an interesting suggestion for the Angels if things don't..." November 19

  • Blue Jays 2nd-rounder Griffin Conine suspended for banned stimulant

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for ritalinic acid, a stimulant in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Conine spent the 2018 season with the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest league in..." November 19

  • Brewers Finalize Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Brewers announced today that they’ve promoted Chris Hook from pitching coordinator to pitching coach, hired Steve Karsay away from the Indians organization to serve as the new bullpen coach, and hired Scott Barringer away from the Astros to serve as the new head athletic trainer...." November 19

  • MLB Rumors: Zack Greinke-Paul Goldschmidt Package Deal Discussed

    Bleacher Report "The Arizona Diamondbacks are a team to keep an eye on as the hot stove heats up, as both starting pitcher Zack Greinke and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt could be changing uniforms this offseason. USA Today's Bob Nightengale (h/t Arizona Sports 98.7..." November 19

  • Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay lead newcomers on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Baseball Hall of Fame has released its ballot for 2019. The newcomers to the ballot, two of whom I presume will be first-ballot inductees, include Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay: Roy Halladay Todd Helton Andy Pettitte Mariano..." November 19

  • Report: Reds interested in Blue Jays' Stroman

    The Score "The Cincinnati Reds' search for pitching may be taking them north of the border, as they reportedly have interest in Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. However, Morosi reports the Blue Jays aren't..." November 19

  • Rays start roster shuffle, trade Chih-Wei Hu to Indians

    Tampa Bay Times "Seeking to open spots on the 40-man roster for four-six prospects in advance of a Tuesday deadline, the Rays traded RHP Chih-Wei Hu to the Indians today. The return was minor league INF Gionti Turner, an 18-year-old who was a  27th-round pick last June out of an Watson Chapel HS..." November 19

  • Bryce Harper: Why the Chicago White Sox should sign free agent

    USA Today "Bryce Harper, a National League MVP at 23, is a free agent at 26, peddling his services in an industry that’s grown to nearly $11 billion in annual revenues. His combination of skills, age and marketing cachet make him an excellent fit for any major league franchise. Including..." November 19

  • Kurt Suzuki agrees to two-year deal with Nationals, per report

    Talking Chop "Kurt Suzuki won’t be returning to the Atlanta Braves in 2019. The free agent catcher will reportedly be sticking around the NL East however after agreeing to a two-year deal with the Washington Nationals according to a report by MLB.com’s Mark..." November 19

  • What A's can learn from erroneous Billy Butler deal in 2014

    NBC Sports Bay Area "On this date four years ago, the A's signed free agent designated hitter Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract. Butler, who was 28 at the time, had spent his first eight MLB seasons with the Kansas City Royals. His best season came in 2012 when he slashed..." November 19

  • Report: Astros Make Initial One-Year Offer in Effort to Bring Charlie Morton Back

    12 Up "Charlie Morton has resurrected his career in Houston over the last two seasons, winning a World Series in 2017 and becoming an All-Star for the first time in 2018.  Now after a season in which he pitched to an 3.13 ERA, Morton is a free agent and is one of the most coveted..." November 19

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees facing new suitor in Bryce Harper sweepstakes

    Newark Star-Ledger "New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is facing a new contender in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes, per Dan Bernstein of The Score in Chicago: .@dan_bernstein reporting that the Bryce Harper negotiations are picking up steam and that..." November 19

  • Source: Some clubs eyeing Nathan Eovaldi as closer

    WEEI Boston "When Nathan Eovaldi was trying to find his groove during the second part of August and September it was suggested by some in the industry that perhaps the bullpen might be a better fit for the hard-throwing right-hander. But then came the pitcher's dominance in October and it seemed like a..." November 19