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  • 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

  • Dodgers' Kenley Jansen sets date for heart surgery

    Los Angeles Times "Kenley Jansen has known he needs heart surgery this offseason since early August, when he experienced a second episode of atrial fibrillation — irregular heartbeats — in Denver. The Dodgers closer was cleared to return within two weeks, but the operation loomed as the club advanced..." November 16

  • Brian Cashman: Manny Machado has some explaining to do

    New York Post "A day after Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner called Manny Machado’s notorious hustle comments “troubling,” Brian Cashman said “there are fair questions to be asked” about one of the prizes of the free-agent class. The Yankees general manager will..." November 16

  • MLB partners with DAZN to create live look-in show for baseball fans

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and DAZN, the fast-growing global live and on-demand sports streaming service, have finalized plans to create a weeknight show for baseball fans to follow game-by-game action in real time beginning in the 2019 season.  The yet-to-be-named program,..." November 16

  • MLBPA thinks all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration

    Hardball Talk "There’s something interesting deep in Ken Rosenthal’s latest notes column. It’s about arbitration, with Rosenthal reporting that the players union believes that all 30 teams will take a “file-and-trial” approach to arbitration this winter. If..." November 16

  • Report: Dave Roberts could move on to the Giants after next season

    Sportsnaut "Former Los Angeles Dodgers general manager, Farhan Zaidi, is now the President of Baseball Operations for the San Francisco Giants. It’s possible that following the 2019 season, he could have a reunion with current Dodgers manager, Dave Roberts. Roberts is entering the..." November 16

  • MLB, Fox Sports Reach Reported $5.1 Billion Rights Agreement

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball announced today that it has reached a new seven-year, multiplatform agreement with FOX Sports spanning the 2022-28 seasons. Eric Fisher of Sports Business Journal reports (via Twitter) that the contract’s rough value is a staggering $5.1 billion — a..." November 15

  • Rob Manfred to get a five-year contract extension today

    Hardball Talk "The owners meetings are going on down in Atlanta this week. Unlike a lot of gatherings of baseball dignitaries, we tend not to get much news out of them, however. We know the owners do things like light cigars with $100 bills and, I dunno, play games of chess on human-sized chess boards with..." November 15

  • Manny Machado doesn't fit with Giants even if they clear infield space

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Around the country, MLB executives currently are having the debate. Is Manny Machado worth $300 million? Is he a better bet than Bryce Harper? Should we be wary of a player who had a postseason filled with questionable decisions, and openly admits that he isn't big on..." November 15

  • Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner says Manny Machado's 'comments are troubling'

    USA Today "The New York Yankees have yet to publicly declare their interest in signing marquee free-agent infielder Manny Machado, but Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday they plan to perform heavy diligence and interview Machado before committing to a long-term..." November 14

  • Despite flaws, Manny Machado's talent still worth betting on for Phillies

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "OK, so things did not go well for Manny Machado in October. He made some terribly timed comments about not being “Johnny Hustle” and that has cast a cloud over his arrival on the free-agent market. But if you can manage to put aside your outrage over the comments and peer..." November 14

  • MLB Rumors: How Yankees' Brian Cashman can get Indians' Corey Kluber AND Dodgers' Manny Machado

    Newark Star-Ledger "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wants to add a bat to the lineup and is expected to look at Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado. But he needs to add an arm to the starting rotation, and could call the Cleveland Indians, who are shopping ace Corey..." November 14

  • Yasiel Puig is a logical trade candidate for Dodgers

    Larry Brown Sports "Yasiel Puig seems like a logical trade candidate for the Los Angeles Dodgers this offseason. The Dodgers are aiming to stay below the luxury tax in 2019 and beyond, according to a report based on financial documents intended for investors that the Los Angeles Times published..." November 14

  • Dodgers sign Kevin Quackenbush to minor league deal

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers have reached a minor league agreement with reliever Kevin Quackenbush, announced by his agency Monday. The burly right-hander is no stranger to the NL West, having spent four seasons with the Padresbefore signing with the Reds last..." November 14

  • How Yankees Could Turn Manny Machado Splash into Instant Blockbuster Ace Trade

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees don't necessarily need additional incentive to sign Manny Machado beyond the obvious: They'd be adding one of the best players in Major League Baseball. Still, there's the possible domino effect to consider. After signing him,..." November 13

  • Dodgers LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu signs qualifying offer, C Yasmani Grandal turns it down

    ESPN "Starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu has accepted the Los Angeles Dodgers' qualifying offer, but starting catcher Yasmani Grandal has declined it. Ryu will return on a one-year, $17.9 million contract while Grandal will venture into the free-agent market, giving the Dodgers draft-pick..." November 12

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu “Most Likely” To Accept Dodgers’ Qualifying Offer

    MLB Trade Rumors "Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu is “most likely” going to accept the one-year, $17.9MM qualifying offer issued to him by the Dodgers,’s Mark Feinsand (Twitter link) hears from a source, though nothing has been finalized as of yet.  The seven free agents who have..." November 12

  • Justin Turner's Wife 'My Dog Was Murdered'

    TMZ "The wife of L.A. Dodgers star Justin Turner? claims her beloved miniature pinscher was savagely murdered by a neighbor's German shepherd ... and now she's suing the guy for letting it happen.  Kourtney Turner -- aka Kourtney Pogue -- claims her pet, Dior, was chillin'..." November 12

  • Dodgers release veteran second baseman Chase Utley so he can retire

    Yahoo! Sports "The Dodgers have officially granted an unconditional release to second baseman Chase Utley, according to an announcement made Friday. Utley is expected to formally retire during the offseason, bringing his storied 16-year career with the Phillies and Dodgers to a close. The..." November 10

  • Dodgers' apparent payroll plan sends bad message to fans

    Los Angeles Times "Stories about sports payrolls and contracts and taxes generally make my eyes hurt, but this latest one about the Dodgers is different. This one will make your heart hurt. The Times’ Bill Shaikin has obtained a document, prepared more than a year ago, that outlines a..." November 09

  • MLB Owners Expected To Approve Extension For Rob Manfred

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball owners are expected to meet next week to vote on a five-year extension for commissioner Rob Manfred, reports USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. He’d need the approval of ownership representatives from 16 of the 30 teams, though Nightengale reports that Manfred..." November 09

  • The moment of truth when Yankees could tear up plans for Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees are in the never-say-never business — Giancarlo Stanton, for example, was not in their plans and then he was last offseason, when Shohei Ohtani so quickly slipped away and the Marlins were selling the NL MVP for what the Yankees perceived as considerably below his..." November 09

  • Report: Dodgers tried to trade Yasiel Puig for Bryce Harper

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are always in contention when it comes to signing the top free agents on the market, and that should be the case with Bryce Harper this winter. While it is widely assumed that they will not bring back Manny Machado, there could be reason to believe the Dodgers will be..." November 08

  • Document prepared for potential investors says Dodgers plan on staying under luxury tax threshold

    Los Angeles Times "The Dodgers plan to keep their player payroll below the level that would require a luxury tax payment for at least the next four years, according to a document prepared for potential investors and reviewed by The Los Angeles Times. By cutting payroll this year to the point where they..." November 08

  • Dodgers exercise manager Dave Roberts’ option, but he deserves a long-term contract

    SB Nation "Dave Roberts will be back to manage the Los Angeles Dodgers, in 2019, with the team exercising his club option per multiple reports from the GM meetings in Carlsbad, Calif. The expectation is that the Dodgers and Roberts will work out a long-term contract, but..." November 08

  • The Dodgers need to sort out their catching situation

    True Blue L.A. "The Dodgers catching situation is one of the biggest question marks this offseason. They sent Yasmani Grandal a $17.9 million qualifying offer last week, and he has until November 12 to accept or reject the qualifying offer and test free agency. The Dodgers have..." November 07

  • MLB reportedly working on ways to discourage sign stealing

    Larry Brown Sports "Paranoia about sign stealing was more rampant than ever during the MLB playoffs this year, and the league is trying to find ways to cut down on that heading into 2019. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Major League Baseball is in the process of trying to implement rules and..." November 07

  • MLB's Hyped $1 Billion Free-Agent Class Actually Isn't That Good

    Bleacher Report "The free-agent market this winter includes the National League's Most Valuable Player—from 2015. And the American League's MVP—also from 2015. And the AL Cy Young winner. And two others who finished in the top five in MVP voting in their respective..." November 07

  • Bryce Harper and Manny Machado? Phillies fans shouldn’t hold their breath. "It isn't by chance that the Phillies are flush with cash at a time when their readiness to contend coincides with the free agencies of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. "One of the things about going through the rebuild is that we were very careful with our out-year..." November 07

  • Dodgers expect Walker Buehler to have increased role in 2019

    Sportsnaut "The emergence of rookie pitcher Walker Buehler was a bright spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018. He figured to have an even bigger role in 2019. Andrew Friedman, Los Angeles President of Baseball Operations, said that Buehler is expected to throw close to 200..." November 07

  • Dodgers GM Farhan Zaidi accepts job to lead Giants’ baseball operations

    San Francisco Gate "The Giants have their “next-gen” executive. Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi, who came up through the ranks with the A’s, has accepted the Giants’ offer to be their president of baseball operations, the team announced Tuesday night. The Giants..." November 07

  • Do The Dodgers Really Need Bryce Harper? "I take the tiniest little break from baseball to focus on the NFL only to be rushed back to referee an argument about Harper, and about how Los Angeles needs him so? Really? L.A. needs Bryce Harper? And all I could think of was Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers. Dylan Hernandez got the..." November 06

  • Giants offer job to Dodgers GM Zaidi "The Giants have made an offer to Farhan Zaidi to be their president of baseball operations and a decision is expected within 24 hours, a source confirmed to's Jon Paul Morosi late Tuesday afternoon. The Giants have been looking to fill the role since general manager Bobby..." November 06

  • Dodgers reportedly interested in 2B DJ LeMahieu

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers had inconsistency at second base this season that they apparently are looking to address this offseason. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers have shown interest in free agent DJ LeMahieu. November 06

  • Cincinnati Reds hire hitting coach Turner Ward away from NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Cincinnati Reds made another big free agent signing Monday, albeit a coach, not a player. The team hired Turner Ward as its hitting coach – Ward spent the last three years as hitting coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Ward hiring comes less than a week after..." November 06

  • Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have no shortage of options early this offseason

    MLB Daily Dish "MLB free agency is always exciting due to the intrigue surrounding each player’s choice and the chance for division races to be completely upended with a signing or two. Combine that with the backdrop of qualifying offers (or lack thereof) and the drama that comes with some of these..." November 06

  • MLB considering moving trade deadline back

    Sportsnaut "One of the interesting possibilities coming out of the GM meetings is not a potential deal, but a big change to the MLB trade deadline. MLB is considering moving the non-waiver deadline back from its traditional July 31 date. In the process, the waiver deadline of August 31 would be..." November 06

  • Dodgers reportedly nearing extension with manager Dave Roberts

    Sportsnaut "The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly nearing an extension with embattled manager Dave Roberts after the team lost in the World Series for a second consecutive season. This information comes from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and will have wide-ranging ramifications moving forward..." November 06

  • Report: Giants preparing to offer front office position to Dodgers GM

    San Jose Mercury News "Since hiring Farhan Zaidi as general manager in November, 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers have won four consecutive National League West titles and back-to-back National League pennants. Zaidi has played a significant role in building one of baseball’s top teams, but he may soon..." November 05

  • Why Manny Machado will be a better free-agent signing than Bryce Harper

    CBS Sports "If you haven't noticed by now, the biggest stories of baseball's offseason are the free agencies of Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. Each is an All-Star-caliber talent capable of serving as a franchise cornerstone. Yet for the most part Harper seems to dominate the..." November 05

  • Hall of Fame announces the “Today’ Game” era ballot

    Hardball Talk "The Hall of Fame just announced the nominees for this year’s Veterans Committee ballot. Well, they don’t call it the “Veterans Committee” anymore, but it basically is. It’s now done with an era-system which rotates every year, and this year’s era is the..." November 05

  • Is baseball even capable of making superstars anymore?

    Yahoo! Sports "Early in her seminal Babe Ruth biography, “The Big Fella,” Jane Leavy, the gifted storyteller of bygone ballplayers, perfectly encapsulates his place at the intersection of America’s game, Americana and America today. The forebear of modern politicians and religious..." November 05

  • GMs to consider eliminating trade waivers

    Hardball Talk "The General Manager Meetings are taking place in San Diego this week. We don’t often get a lot of general news from those. Heck, at the moment two teams — the Giants and the Orioles — don’t even have general managers. The best way to think of the GM Meetings is to think..." November 05

  • Report: White Sox interested in both Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

    Sportsnaut "Having lost 195 combined games over the past two seasons and with a budding farm system, the Chicago White Sox wouldn’t seem like logical destination for MLB’s top free agents this winter. The idea for GM Rick Hahn and Co. heading into this week’s general..." November 05

  • Bryce Harper is a star the Dodgers need to reach

    Los Angeles Times "Andrew Friedman is a magician. Not because he built teams that reached the World Series in consecutive seasons. There are other executives who could produce similar results if given similar budgets and equally downtrodden competition. The real miracle is the degree to which Friedman..." November 05

  • Report: Yankees Will Pursue Manny Machado Depending on Asking Price

    12 Up "Manny Machado was essentially rented by the Dodgers for a part of the season, and much speculation has occurred regarding where he'd end up after his time there.  To the surprise of nobody, the ?Yankees are in strong contention to land Machado as the MLB offseason..." November 05

  • Red Sox, Braves top Gold Gloves; Nolan Arenado continues streak

    ESPN "Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print The Boston Red Sox, just a week after winning the World Series, had the most players in the American League named as Rawlings Gold Glove winners, with right..." November 05

  • Clayton Kershaw: New deal gives me chance to ‘prove a lot of people wrong’

    Sportsnaut "Fresh off signing a new three-year, $93 million contract, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is already excited for another opportunity to compete with Los Angeles. In fact, the 30-year-old views this as a chance to prove his critics wrong. Coming off another crushing loss in the..." November 04

  • Dodgers' Justin Turner Shaves the Beard!!!

    TMZ "Here it is ... this is what Justin Turner's face looks like without his glorious red beard.  Drink it in.  The Los Angeles Dodgers star was grubbin' with his wife Kourtney Turner at Vivian’s Millennium Cafe in Studio City on Friday afternoon..." November 03

  • Report: Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw optimistic about new contract

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw gave a strong indication that they do not intend to part ways when they extended the deadline for the left-hander to make a decision on his contract option, and that remains the case with the new deadline looming. According to Ken Rosenthal..." November 02