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  • 7 important questions as baseball work stoppage appears likely this winter

    CBS Sports "Soon after the Astros or Braves are crowned World Series belt and title-holders for 2021, the focus of the baseball collective will shift to the labor negotiations that will be the catalyst for everything else that happens this coming offseason.  Said negotiations are predictably..." October 25

  • Cardinals Designate Justin Miller For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals are designating reliever Justin Miller for assignment, relays Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Twitter link). The move was necessary to create space on the 40-man roster for Jordan Hicks, who is being reinstated from the 60-day injured list in a..." October 25

  • 2021 MLB Free Agents: Latest Rumors, Predictions Before World Series

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball may be gearing up for the World Series, but attention is already being paid to the offseason and the plethora of high-profile free agents who could be soon joining different teams. One such player is shortstop Carlos Correa, who is chasing his second World Series..." October 25

  • MLB 'almost certain' to have first work stoppage in 26 years

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball appears headed for its first work stoppage since 1994-95 players' strike. A work stoppage beginning on Dec. 2 is "almost certain," Ronald Bloom of the Associated Press writes.  The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the..." October 25

  • Oliver Marmol Reacts to Officially being named new Cardinals Manager

    Clutch Points "The St. Louis Cardinals shocked the MLB world when they fired manager Mike Shildt. They then made another bold move by hiring 35-year-old Oliver Marmol to be the next manager. The hiring became official on Monday. The 35-year-old Marmol is now the youngest manager..." October 25

  • 2 trades Dodgers need to make 2022 World Series

    Clutch Points "As we saw in the Los Angeles Dodgers fourth and final loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS on Saturday, it wasn’t meant to be two years in a row. On the heels of a 106-win season and a dramatic comeback against the San Francisco Giants (at least they beat them?), it definitely hurts to..." October 25

  • Fixing MLB's Problems Being Exposed During the Postseason

    Bleacher Report "As it always does, the Major League Baseball postseason provided plenty of fun times on the lead-up to the World Series between Atlanta and the Houston Astros. Really, what more could anyone want? Well, cleaner, better officiated games for one thing. And maybe more watchable games...." October 25

  • Cardinals expected to name Oliver Marmol as new manager

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals are set to announce Oliver Marmol as the team's next manager, The Athletic's Katie Woo and Ken Rosenthal report. The Cardinals have a press conference scheduled for Monday at 11:00 a.m. ET, according to Zachary Silver of MLB.com. October 25

  • Will the 2021 MLB playoffs spell the end of starters pitching in relief?

    The Athletic "About a month before the 2014 American League wild-card game, as members of the Kansas City Royals front office and coaching staff strategized about facing a one-game playoff, they diagnosed a problem with their roster. “The sixth inning was a little bit of a black hole,”..." October 25

  • Where Will Max Scherzer Land in Free Agency?

    Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in July with hopes of winning his second World Series ring. In no small part thanks to his tired arm, however, those hopes were finally dashed on Saturday. Regardless, now begins one of the most fascinating free-agent sweepstakes in..." October 24

  • Cardinals looking at internal candidates for managerial opening?

    Yardbarker "The Cardinals recently shocked the baseball world by firing manager Mike Shildt, shortly after an incredible season in which a 17-game winning streak catapulted them into the postseason for a third consecutive year. Just a few days prior to that, it seemed like the club would take the..." October 24

  • Trade Candidate: Paul DeJong

    MLB Trade Rumors "One of the biggest decisions for the Cardinals this winter is how to handle the shortstop position. That hasn’t been the case in a while. Paul DeJong had a great rookie season in 2017, and he’s been the Cards’ Opening Day shortstop for each of the four seasons..." October 24

  • Realistic MLB Trades That Could Happen in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Most of the focus on MLB offseason roster moves will be on the free agents, who will become eligible to sign with new teams somewhere in the Nov. 4-8 range, depending on how long the World Series lasts. But offseason trades can also have a big impact on expectations for the..." October 22

  • Why Mike Shildt wasn’t the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest problem

    Sportsnaut "The St. Louis Cardinals epic second-half push to claim the second National League Wild Card seed ended in heartbreaking fashion, with the Cardinals failing to win a playoff series for the second consecutive year. Following another disappointing season, with frustration..." October 22

  • Cardinals Claim Ljay Newsome From Mariners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have claimed right-hander Ljay Newsome off waivers from the Mariners, both clubs announced Friday. Newsome was on the Mariners’ 60-day injured list after undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier this summer and, for the time being, will remain on the 60-day IL with..." October 22

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Disappointment of 2021

    Bleacher Report "Earlier this week, we ran through every MLB team's biggest surprise of the 2021 season, highlighting the likes of Cedric Mullins, Robbie Ray, Austin Riley, Garrett Whitlock, Ranger Suarez, Frank Schwindel and others who exceeded expectations this year. Now it's..." October 21

  • Two teams the Blue Jays should call for high-end pitching trade options

    Sportsnet "Here’s a simple way for the Toronto Blue Jays to address their pitching needs this off-season: sign Max Scherzer and Robbie Ray. Or Kevin Gausman and Carlos Rodon. Grab Zack Greinke and Anthony DeSclafani while you’re at it. You can never have too much pitching, right? If..." October 21

  • MLB's best home plate umpires aren't working its biggest games

    The Score "Before the robots take over - at least behind home plate - Major League Baseball ought to try something seemingly obvious: employ its best ball-strike callers as home plate umpires in the playoffs. Remarkably, that's not something MLB is doing. October 21

  • Will Carlos Beltrán get second chance as MLB manager?

    CBS Sports "Baseball's current landscape makes it hard to not think about Carlos Beltrán. Take a look this way, and two of the franchises Beltrán played for (the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets) are seeking new managers. Take a look that way, and two teams that his legacy will..." October 21

  • Why Robot Umps Aren't the Best Solution to MLB's Umpiring Problem...Yet

    Bleacher Report "Death, taxes and fans complaining about calls that don't go their way. As long as sports have existed, there has been an element of error that comes with living, breathing human beings officiating those sports. October 20

  • What’s Next For Reds Once Nick Castellanos Makes Opt Out Decision?

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds were competitive in 2021 but ultimately came up short of a Wild Card berth. Cincinnati now faces the potential departure of one of their middle-of-the-order hitters, which would leave general manager Nick Krall needing to find some other way to bolster the offense while restructuring a..." October 20

  • Each MLB Team's Biggest Surprise of 2021

    Bleacher Report "Was anyone a bigger surprise during the 2021 MLB season than Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins? That's certainly up for debate, but each team had at least one player who surpassed even the most optimistic expectations over the course of the year. October 20

  • Ranking Top 25 Potential Trade Chips of the 2021-22 MLB Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is right around the corner, and it's never too early to start setting the landscape for another busy winter of wheeling and dealing on the trade market. Last month, we counted down the top 25 upcoming free agents, and now it's time to turn our attention to..." October 19

  • Top MLB free agents of 2021-2022

    Sportsnaut "As the 2021 season concludes, baseball fans and teams are excited for the exciting crop of MLB free agents who will be available this winter. From young shortstops like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager to future Hall of Famer pitchers like Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, a lot of money will be..." October 19

  • Previewing The 2021-22 MLB Free Agent Class: Starting Pitchers

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve taken a position-by-position look at the upcoming free agent class at MLBTR in recent weeks. With the position players now all covered, we turn our attention to the starting pitching market. Each winter, free agency offers a wide variety of starting pitching tiers. There..." October 19

  • Padres managerial candidates: Five names San Diego should consider, including Ron Washington and Mike Shildt

    CBS Sports "Nearly two weeks have passed since the San Diego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler following a disappointing 2021 season. It wasn't all Tingler's fault, of course; the Padres suffered from myriad injuries, especially on the pitching side, and their underlying measures suggested they..." October 18

  • Padres expected to interview former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt

    The Athletic "The San Diego Padres are expected to interview former St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt for their managerial opening, sources tell The Athletic. Shildt was fired by the Cardinals on Thursday for “philosophical differences,” according to St. Louis president of..." October 18

  • Mike Shildt admits some philosophical differences in Cards departure

    The Athletic "In his first comments since his firing was announced on Thursday, former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt admitted multiple factors, including differing opinions on the use of analytics, played a part in his departure from the organization. “There is merit (to those factors)”..." October 17

  • Major League Baseball to require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022

    ESPN "Amid mounting pressure from players and advocacy groups, Major League Baseball will require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022, sources told ESPN. While MLB has yet to outline its plan formally, six team officials told ESPN they are starting to prepare..." October 17

  • Ranking the Worst MLB Playoff Collapses of All Time

    Bleacher Report "No MLB postseason series lead is safe. According to Matt Kelly of MLB.com, there have been 14 instances in history when a team has blown a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. Those 14 losing teams make up our list of contenders for the title of worst playoff collapse in MLB..." October 17

  • Alex Rodriguez has message for the ‘analytics people’ in MLB

    Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez had a message for the “analytics people” in MLB on Saturday. Kiké Hernandez has been on fire this postseason. He hit two home runs in Game 1 of the ALCS and another homer in Game 2 on Saturday. He entered Game 2 of the ALCS batting .500 in the..." October 17

  • MLB Players Recently Electing Free Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "As the offseason gets underway, players around baseball continue to elect minor league free agency.  While the threshold for big league free agency (six-plus years of Major League service time) is well known, there are several methods of qualifying for minor league free agency.  The..." October 17

  • Despite being part of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, Carlos Correa should hit it big in free agency

    The Athletic "So who is worth more, Francisco Lindor or Carlos Correa? Oh, I know. Lindor signed a $341 million extension with the Mets because the team’s new owner, Steve Cohen, wanted to make a splash, show his fans he was willing to spend big. I can hear rival..." October 16

  • Previewing The 2021-22 Free Agent Class: Corner Outfield

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the League Championship Series having kicked off tonight, we’re moving ever closer to the offseason. With free agency approaching, MLBTR has taken a position-by-position look at the options who’ll be available on the open market. Today, we turn our attention to the..." October 16

  • Cardinals ‘blindsided’ Mike Shildt with firing

    The Athletic "Just a few hours before the Cardinals wrapped up their 17th consecutive win and clinched the most unlikely of playoff berths, Paul Goldschmidt took the field for his pregame routine before batting practice. Usually stoic and focused, Goldschmidt was in a lighter mood than months prior, much..." October 15

  • Ranking the Cardinals' four best manager candidates to replace fired Mike Shildt

    Sporting News "Mike Shildt is out as the Cardinals manager, fired during a Thursday morning meeting with John Mozeliak, the club’s president of baseball operations.  It was a surprise to Shildt, as characterized by Mozeliak, who cited “philosophical..." October 14

  • White Sox manager Tony La Russa will not be returning to Cardinals

    Clutch Points "The St. Louis Cardinals dropped a bombshell on Thursday by firing manager Mike Shildt, who had one year remaining on his current deal. The club said it boiled down to “philosophical differences”. Take it for what you will, but by no surprise, Cardinals fans will be..." October 14

  • In stunning move, Cardinals have fired manager Mike Shildt

    STL Sports Page "Sources have told STLSportsPage.com that Cardinals manager Mike Shildt has been fired. Shildt was informed in a phone call on Friday morning from John Mozeliak, the team’s president of baseball operations, that he was being let go after three and a half years as the team’s..." October 14

  • Best and Worst Landing Spots for MLB's Top 5 Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "When the 2021 Major League Baseball postseason concludes in a few weeks, suitors will start lining up for one of the best free-agent classes in recent memory. It'll be up to those free agents to choose their next homes wisely. October 14

  • Ron Washington? Buck Showalter? Breaking down possible Mets managerial candidates.

    Yahoo! Sports "Round and round and round we go. For the fifth time in a five-year span, the Mets are searching for another manager. Following Terry Collins’ stretch at the helm from 2011-17, the Mets have gone through three managers and recorded losing records in three of their last four..." October 14

  • 10 Offseason Moves Shaping the 2021 MLB Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is a golden opportunity for teams to add missing pieces, plugging the holes that kept them from achieving the ultimate goal the previous year. Whether it's a splashy free-agent signing, a blockbuster trade or an under-the-radar move that pays major dividends,..." October 14

  • Grading MLB umpires: Meet the humans behind the Twitter bots that track balls and strikes

    The Athletic "An old Acer laptop sits on top of a mini fridge in a 17th-floor dorm room at Boston University. It has one job. Every morning, at 10:30 a.m., the laptop whirs to life and runs some simple Python code, scraping data from an internet library, generating graphics and spitting them out to more than..." October 14

  • Predicting 1 Trade for Every MLB Team During the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "It's never too early to start looking ahead to the MLB offseason. This year's free-agent class is headlined by middle infielders Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Trevor Story, first baseman Freddie Freeman, third baseman Kris Bryant, right fielder Nick..." October 13

  • Rob Manfred: MLB to Consider More Nontraditional Venues After 'Field of Dreams' Game

    Bleacher Report "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that fans, players and teams can expect more nontraditional types of venues for games in the future, per Mark J. Burns of Sports Business Journal. Manfred mentioned he's interested in having games "where they don't..." October 12

  • Top available MLB free agents of 2021-2022

    Sportsnaut "As the 2021 season concludes, baseball fans and teams are excited for the exciting crop of MLB free agents who will be available this winter. From young shortstops like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager to future Hall of Famer pitchers like Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, a lot of money will be..." October 12

  • Qualifying offers in MLB going down to $18.4M

    The Score "Qualifying offers for impending free agents this offseason will be $18.4 million, which is down $500,000 from last winter, sources told Buster Olney of ESPN. A player will reportedly have to accept or reject the qualifying offer before the collective bargaining agreement expires Dec...." October 12

  • Each MLB Team's Nightmare Contract by 2023

    Bleacher Report "By Friday morning, only four MLB fanbases will still be cheering their teams on in 2021. Most have already turned their attention to what might lie ahead in 2022. But we're taking that one step further for a look at the most troubling contract situations for 2023 and..." October 12

  • MLB Is Testing Ways to Fix Baseball’s Boredom Problem

    Bloomberg "Players and coaches in baseball’s Atlantic League had been dreading the change for more than a year. “I don’t understand why they’re doing it,” Danny Barnes, a relief pitcher for the Long Island Ducks, told me during batting practice a week before its debut at the..." October 11

  • Projected Arbitration MLB Salaries For 2022

    MLB Trade Rumors "Matt Swartz has created a model to project salaries for arbitration eligible players, which we’ve been publishing at MLB Trade Rumors for 11 years. In the baseball industry, teams and agents determine arbitration salaries by identifying comparable players. To project the entire..." October 11

  • 1 Flaw Every Top Young MLB Star Needs to Fix This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Young talent has been and still very much is all the rage in Major League Baseball, but even the game's best young players can still get better. As for how? Well, we have ideas for 10 of them. October 11