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  • Manny Machado reportedly seeking contract larger than Giancarlo Stanton’s

    Larry Brown Sports "If Manny Machado is looking to become the highest-paid player in the history of baseball, there’s a strong chance he is going to end up very disappointed. The Chicago White Sox are one of the teams that have shown interest in signing Machado, and ESPN’s Buster Olney..." January 16

  • White Sox reportedly offer Manny Machado $175 million

    Sportsnaut "All-Star infielder Manny Machado has seen his market dwindle to three teams in free agency. It has not been as robust of a winter as the star had hoped — leading people to wonder if the MLB system is broke. If this latest news is any indication, those people could be..." January 16

  • With Manny Machado unlikely, here's how Yankees can overtake Red Sox

    SNY TV "Manny Machado was supposed to help the Yankees surpass the Red Sox. He's apparently not coming (and neither is Bryce Harper), so the Yanks should double down on their strongest facet -- the bullpen. If the Yankees want to measure up to the Red Sox, they must..." January 16

  • Phillies reportedly confident they will sign Bryce Harper or Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to spend big this offseason and have been linked to both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, and it sounds like they would be greatly disappointed if they somehow came away with neither free agent slugger. Sources told Matt Gelb of The Athletic that..." January 15

  • Dodgers are letting the luxury tax dictate their offseason

    True Blue L.A. "I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of talking about the luxury tax. Yes, it’s a dumb rule that was collectively bargained for back in 2012, but it’s exhausting to have to keep referring to it. The fact that the Dodgers — the Los..." January 15

  • Bryce Harper would fit Phillies as well as Manny Machado — and maybe even better "It was Sept. 12, and the Phillies had just lost to the Washington Nationals, 5-1, in the season finale between the rivals. Gabe Kapler sat behind a desk atop a stage, the setting for his news conference after home games, and answered a question about ace Aaron Nola. “His stuff..." January 15

  • Dodgers avoid arbitration with seven players

    True Blue L.A. "On Friday, the Dodgers went out and acquired catcher Russell Martin. Lost in the frenzy of this trade news, they avoided arbitration with seven players. These players include Corey Seager, Joc Pederson, Chris Taylor, Kike Hernandez, Josh..." January 14

  • Day after report of eight-year offer to Manny Machado, others say White Sox are sticking at seven years

    NBC Sports Chicago "The late-night frenzy over a reported eight-year offer from the White Sox to Manny Machado is getting some pushback now that the sun has come up. ESPN's Jeff Passan reported Sunday night that the White Sox, whose contract offer to Manny Machado had previously been..." January 14

  • White Sox Reportedly Offer Manny Machado Massive 8-Year Deal

    12 Up "The Manny Machado sweepstakes is starting to heat up, and we now have an official offer on the table. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Chicago White Sox have offered Machado an eight-year contract. With the Philadelphia Phillies remaining aggressive on Machado's..." January 14

  • White Sox's long shot pursuit of Manny Machado could be paying off

    Chicago Tribune "As unlikely as it seemed entering the offseason, the White Sox could wind up one of the biggest winners of free agency. A USA Today report suggesting the Phillies are favorites to land Bryce Harper could give the Sox a decided edge in the Manny..." January 14

  • Will Kluber be dealt to Padres or Dodgers? "Pitchers and catchers report in one month. Corey Kluber's destination remains uncertain. The Indians and Padres have been in contact regarding a possible Kluber trade since the New Year began, although no deal was close as of Friday night, sources said. A separate source said the..." January 12

  • Russell Martin thinks return to Dodgers can bring back ‘magic’

    Yardbarker "Russell Martin is returning to the Dodgers, the team that drafted and groomed him, and for whom he made two All-Star teams. Though his play dropped off last season, he’s hoping a return to Los Angeles can bring back some “magic” for him, much like it did for Matt..." January 12

  • Report: Manny Machado, Yankees have had little or no contact since meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "There has been a lot of talk about Manny Machado preferring to sign with the New York Yankees and potentially taking less money to do so, but that would require the Bronx Bombers making him an honest offer. At this point, that hardly seems like a given. Machado is said to be seeking..." January 11

  • Blue Jays Trade Russell Martin To Dodgers

    Dodger Blue "After another inconsistent season and poor showing in the postseason, Yasmani Grandal remaining with the Los Angeles Dodgers beyond 2018 was considered unlikely. That looked to be all the more a reality after he rejected the one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer. With Grandal..." January 11

  • MLB Rumors: Did Phillies leapfrop Yankees, White Sox in Manny Machado sweepstakes?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Philadelphia Phillies are taking a page of out the Chicago White Sox’s playbook in an attempt to jump to the front of the line in the Manny Machado sweepstakes. Dan Connolly of The Athletic lays out why this move by the Phillies could help sway..." January 11

  • Inside the wild, wonky world of MLB salary arbitration

    ESPN "With $3 million at stake, the Boston Red Sox wanted to create the most compelling argument possible against Mookie Betts without alienating or insulting him. So last January, as they tried to convince a three-person arbitration panel that Betts deserved the $7.5 million..." January 11

  • Today’s arbitration deadline could mean more than it usually does

    Hardball Talk "There’s an offseason deadline today that, in the past, you may not have thought much about but which, this year, is a bit more important. It’s the deadline by which teams and arbitration-eligible players who were tendered a contract back on November 30 must exchange salary..." January 11

  • Three things the Brewers still must do this offseason after adding Yasmani Grandal

    CBS Sports "Something unusual happened late Wednesday night. A contending MLB teamactually made an attempt to improve. There hasn't been much of that this offseason (or even last offseason) as clubs continue to freeze out veteran players and free agents. It was refreshing. Wednesday..." January 11

  • No Team Should Be Worried About Overpaying Manny Machado or Bryce Harper

    The Ringer "It’s silly that the baseball world even needs this reminder, but here goes: Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are wonderful players, and any fan base should be happy to call either or both of them their own for the next decade. There, that wasn’t so hard! Or at least, it..." January 10

  • Sources: Nationals reach deal with second baseman Brian Dozier

    ESPN "Free-agent second baseman Brian Dozier has reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals on a one-year, $9 million deal, league sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Dozier was an All-Star in 2015 and won a Gold Glove in 2017, the last of a five-year stretch..." January 10

  • Predicting the Next 10 MLB Superstars to Top $200M Megadeals

    Bleacher Report "With the new year upon us and spring training around the corner, Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain on the free-agent market. Both will eventually sign, and the consensus is they will land megadeals in excess of $200 million. According to The Athletic's Jim Bowden,..." January 10

  • The Dodgers need to figure out the catching situation

    True Blue L.A. "In the late hours of Tuesday night, Ken Rosenthal reported that Yasmani Grandal had agreed to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Grandal, a free-agent, was arguably the best available catcher currently on the market. In November, Grandal turned..." January 10

  • Yankees still in on Manny Machado, but if he wants more than Stanton, 'good luck'

    New York Daily News "The Yankees pursuit of Manny Machado may have hit a roadblock. Then again, it may not have. A team source told the Daily News that while the team has still not presented a formal offer to the free-agent infielder, neither have the Yankees been informed that they are out of..." January 10

  • Report: Brewers sign Yasmani Grandal to one-year, $18.25 million deal

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Brewers and catcher Yasmani Grandalhave agreed on a one-year deal, pending a physical. Per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Grandal will earn a salary of $18.25 million. Grandal, 30, rejected the Dodgers’ $17.9 million..." January 10

  • MLB Rumors: Mike Moustakas market waits for Manny Machado

    Lone Star Ball "MLB Rumors: Manny Machado may have to sign before Mike Moustakas is off the board, says Jon Morosi, who also says that the Texas Rangers “are known to be pursuing infielders,” but prefer Josh Harrison to Moustakas. Machado, who can..." January 09

  • Report: White Sox Pulling Ahead in Machado Sweeps

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent infielder Manny Machado is reportedly expected to sign with a team "within a week," according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago. Levine noted that the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies are the three teams..." January 09

  • Yankees reportedly have not made formal offer to Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado’s market does not appear to be developing very rapidly. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, neither the Chicago White Sox or Philadelphia Phillies have met Machado’s $300 million asking price. What’s more, the New York Yankees, his preferred..." January 09

  • MLB Payroll Spending Declined by $18 Million in 2018; 1st Decrease Since 2010

    Bleacher Report "With close attention being paid to the number of free agents still unsigned, Major League Baseball teams did something last season that hasn't happened since 2010.  Per the Associated Press (h/t, the $4,227,041,948 combined payroll for all 30 teams in 2018..." January 09

  • Why 2021 is the next big MLB free-agent class

    CBS Sports "If general managers of baseball teams still used paper calendars and magic markers, they would have circled those calendars years ago, drooling with anticipation for this winter. Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are multi-tool superstars in their mid-20s, making them the kind..." January 09

  • Dodgers Acquire Jaime Schultz

    True Blue L.A. "On Tuesday, the Dodgers acquired right-handed pitcher Jaime Schultz from Tampa Bay. In the deal, the Dodgers sent minor-leaguer Caleb Sampen to the Rays. Schultz, 27, played 22 games with the Rays in 2018. With 21 of those appearances coming out of the bullpen, he went 2-2 with an ERA..." January 08

  • A big signing was expected after the Dodgers traded Yasiel Puig, so what are they waiting for?

    Los Angeles Times "Because of their relative frugality last year, the Dodgers will be penalized as first-time offenders if their payroll for next season exceeds the luxury-tax threshold. And because they traded Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp to the Cincinnati Reds, they can take on another outfielder. So..." January 08

  • Report: Machado expected to land deal worth $220-$270 million

    The Score "The Manny Machado sweepstakes might be getting too pricey for the New York Yankees' liking. Machado is expected to receive a contract in the range of $220 million-to-$270 million over "probably" no more than seven years, sources within the Yankees..." January 08

  • Report: Phillies and White Sox 'Most Aggressive' on Manny Machado as Yankees Play Coy

    12 Up "?The New York Yankees are either putting on a great poker face or just aren't as interested in free agent Manny Machado as many previously thought.  According to MLB insider Bob Nightengale, the Philadelphia Phillies and ?Chicago White Sox have been more..." January 07

  • Indians could still send Kluber or Bauer to Dodgers

    CBS Sports "We're at a bit of a crossroads here. The first Sunday in January is usually the clichéd "slow news day" but so many free agents remain unsigned with spring training less than six weeks away. Something has to give at some point, right?  Until it does,..." January 07

  • Dodgers appear out on Harper as Nats emerge as favorite

    The Score "Bryce Harper, in pursuit of one of baseball's richest contracts, remains a free agent. For the moment, one of his suitors appears to have bowed out of the race to reel him in. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been interested in Harper, but would reportedly prefer to lock him up with a..." January 05

  • Dodgers sign Shane Peterson to minor league contract

    True Blue L.A. "Two days into the new year, the Dodgers have already gone out and signed an outfielder. No, it’s not Bryce Harper, but nonetheless, it could wind up being a sneaky good under-the-radar addition like Chris Taylor and Max Muncy were. The Dodgers..." January 04

  • Dodgers Sign Paulo Orlando To Minors Contract

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have signed outfielder Paulo Orlando to a minor league deal, MetsMerized’s Michael Mayer reports (Twitter link).  Orlando will receive an invitation to the Dodgers’ big league Spring Training camp, the Southern California News Group’s J.P. Hoornstra..." January 04

  • Report: Brewers still ‘like’ Brian Dozier, Mike Moustakas reunion not ruled out

    Brew Crew Ball "We’re now only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, and baseball’s free agent market is again moving at a glacial pace. That includes the second base market, where there are more quality veteran free agents than teams..." January 04

  • Report: White Sox Have Given Manny Machado a Formal Offer and Seem to Prefer Him to Bryce Harper

    12 Up "Along with the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies, the Chicago White Sox are believed to have significant interest in free agent shortstop Manny Machado.  After having a meeting with him over two weeks ago, the White Sox have officially made a..." January 03

  • How a Troy Tulowitzki, Manny Machado infield would work

    New York Post "If Troy Tulowitzki performs in spring training the way he did during his workout at Long Beach State last month, he could be the Yankees’ starting shortstop to begin the 2019 season — even if they do end up signing Manny Machado. That’s what the Yankees told..." January 03

  • Or maybe not: New report says White Sox won't go over seven years with Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

    NBC Sports Chicago "Some new info trickled out on the Bryce Harper front Wednesday, with ESPN's Jeff Passan writing that the White Sox are willing to guarantee a 10-year deal to the biggest name on the free-agent market. Or maybe not. Hours later, The Score's Bruce Levine..." January 02

  • Report: Yankees Informed Manny Machado They Were Going to Sign Troy Tulowitzki Days Ago

    12 Up "While the Yankees wait on Manny Machado, they made a much smaller move on Tuesday night, signing Troy Tulowitzki to the veteran minimum.  Tulo, who is still being paid handsomely by the Toronto Blue Jays, is a valuable addition to a team in dire need of a shortstop for..." January 02

  • Why the baseball world is waiting on Manny and Bryce

    ESPN "In November 2017, when baseball free agency ground to an unexpected halt, teams claimed that there was no nefariousness to the industry's sudden sheepishness in signing players. They were simply waiting for Shohei Ohtani to pick his destination and Giancarlo Stanton to..." January 02

  • Indians should be in on Yasmani Grandal... eventually

    Let's Go Tribe "Remember when the Indians signed Edwin Encarnacion? Just when we thought we couldn’t possibly be more excited about the another season starting following the magic that was 2016, the front office went out and grabbed one of the most consistent power hitters in..." January 02

  • What's next for the Dodgers? Bryce Harper? J.T. Realmuto? A look at the possibilities

    Los Angeles Times "Last Saturday, a post appeared on Major League Baseball’s Instagram account featuring a photo of Bryce Harper and a question splashed across the bottom: Are the Dodgers the favorites for Bryce? It’s a possibility the baseball universe is pondering as the winter progresses..." December 29

  • Harper liked Instagram post linking him to Dodgers

    The Score "Either Bryce Harper's trolling, or something's cooking on the hot stove in Hollywood. On Friday, shortly after the Los Angeles Dodgers cleared a large swath of payroll in a seven-player blockbuster trade with the Cincinnati Reds, MLB's Instagram account asked if the deal..." December 26

  • Joe Kelly ‘Not Dedicated To Any Specific Role’ With Dodgers For 2019 Season

    NESN "Joe Kelly proved to be a force for the Boston Red Sox during their 2018 postseason run, but it didn’t come without some mid- to late-season struggles. The right-hander fell out of his groove in June after his infamous brawl with then-New York Yankee Tyler Austin at Fenway Park..." December 25

  • Report: Phillies Growing Leery of Offering $300 Million to Manny Machado

    12 Up "If only Manny Machado would've run harder down the first base line and avoided clipping Jesus Aguilar's ankle during the postseason, he might not be in this situation. According to George A. King III of the New York Post, there is "industry speculation..." December 24

  • Homer Bailey Released by Dodgers After Trade from Reds

    Bleacher Report "The Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Dodgers made a blockbuster trade on Friday as outfielders Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp, pitcher Alex Wood, catcher Kyle Farmer and cash were dealt in exchange for right-handed pitcher Homer Bailey and minor leaguers Jeter Downs and Josiah..." December 23

  • Dodgers have shown interest in Tigers' Castellanos

    Sporting News "The Dodgers are looking to add an impact bat. Los Angeles is interested in dealing for Tigers slugger Nicholas Castellanos, according to a report from MLB Network, which cites an unidentified league source. Detroit’s asking price for the 26-year-old outfielder is..." December 23