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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

  • 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

  • How will the Dodgers reload in 2022?

    The Athletic "The Dodgers, winners of 106 regular-season games and owners of the highest payroll in baseball, must regroup for 2022 after shockingly falling to the Braves in the NLCS. They head into the offseason with nine key impending free agents and important decisions up and down the roster. So who..." 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

  • Has Albert Pujols played his last game?

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have been knocked out of the 2021 playoffs after winning 106 regular season games and taking down the 107-win Giants in the NLDS. The defending champs were taken out by the Atlanta Braves in NLCS Game 6 on Saturday night. In the fallout, there are myriad things to discuss. One of..." 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

  • 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

  • What's next for Dodgers? How They'll Deal With Their Daunting Offseason Decisions

    Sporting News "The Dodgers’ season is over, short of the goal of repeating as World Series champions. They walked the playoff tightrope as well as any team could have, claiming a winner-take-all wild-card game against the Cardinals on a ninth-inning walk-off homer, then winning the last two games of a..." October 24

  • Corey Seager speaks out on future with Dodgers after NLCS elimination

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers looked poised to be the team that would finally put up a bid for back-to-back World Series titles. The Dodgers looked the part before the season began. Their chances looked better than ever when they added Max Scherzer and Trea Turner via..." October 24

  • Dave Roberts makes cryptic comment in postgame press conference

    Larry Brown Sports "Dave Roberts made a cryptic comment in his postgame press conference after his Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the postseason on Saturday night. The Dodgers’ season came to an end with a 4-2 loss in Game 6 of the NLCS in Atlanta. The Dodgers had the second-best record..." October 24

  • Travis Tritt to Sing Nat'l Anthem at NLCS Game After Vaccine Stance

    TMZ "Travis Tritt took a hard-line stance on performing at places requiring anything to help stop the spread of COVID-19 -- and in return, he's singing at a playoff MLB game. The country star is set to belt out the National Anthem Saturday at Truist Park, where the Braves are..." October 23

  • Dodgers To Start Walker Buehler In NLCS Game 6

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have announced that Walker Buehler will get the start in tonight’s crucial Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.  Buehler will take the ball in place of Max Scherzer, who was initially slated to start but was scratched..." October 23

  • 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

  • Who's going to the World Series? Answering the big questions left for Astros-Red Sox and Braves-Dodgers

    ESPN "The 2021 World Series matchup will be decided this weekend. The Houston Astros have pushed the Boston Red Sox to the brink in the American League Championship Series, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have managed to stay alive in the National League against..." October 22

  • 4 stats about Chris Taylor’s huge night in NLCS Game 5

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided elimination by beating the Atlanta Braves 11-2 in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium. They got the win largely due to Chris Taylor’s monster effort. Taylor went 4-for-5 with three home runs and six RBIs in the win. He was one..." 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

  • Dodgers ticket prices plummeting amid NLCS series deficit

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers face elimination on Thursday, and the opportunity has arisen for some of the cheapest playoff tickets that you will ever find. Tickets for Game 5 of the Dodgers-Braves NLCS series were selling for as low as $42 on StubHub just hours before the first..." October 21

  • Atlanta Braves eye World Series trip in Game 5 at L.A.

    Sportsnaut "Freddie Freeman made it clear late Wednesday night that he was not in the mood to compare strikingly similar scenarios. Up 3-1 in last year’s National League Championship Series, Freeman and the Atlanta Braves were bowled over by the Los Angeles Dodgers and missed their chance..." October 21

  • Dodgers To Select Andy Burns, Remove Justin Turner From NLCS Roster

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers will remove third baseman Justin Turner from the team’s roster for their ongoing NLCS against the Braves, manager Dave Roberts told reporters (including Juan Toribio of MLB.com). Turner suffered a hamstring injury in last night’s contest that’ll prove to..." 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

  • How Dodgers may approach bullpen game

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers will attempt to keep their World Series hopes alive on Thursday night when they take on the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers trail the Braves in the best-of-seven series by a 3-1 margin, meaning another loss will trigger..." October 21

  • Is this the end of the road for the Los Angeles Dodgers?

    ESPN "Joc Pederson's blooper hit the grass in shallow center field, and Julio Urias raised both arms in disgust. It was the third inning of the fourth game of the National League Championship Series, and the Los Angeles Dodgers were already trailing the Atlanta Braves by three runs. Gavin Lux, a..." 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

  • Dodgers Prospect Zack Plunkett Looking for Consistency

    Baseball Essential "The 2021 season was a big one for right-handed pitcher Zack Plunkett. This year presented Plunkett with an opportunity to showcase what he could do on the mound after transitioning from catching to pitching two years ago. “Going from catching to pitching in 2019, I was able..." October 20

  • Royals, Dodgers Complete Danny Duffy Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced they’ve acquired right-handed pitching prospect Zach Willeman from the Dodgers. The move completes the clubs’ July 29 deal that sent left-hander Danny Duffy to Los Angeles. Willeman, 25, is a former 19th-round pick by Los..." October 20

  • 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

  • With 1 Cody Bellinger Blast, Dodgers Regain NLCS Edge and Have Braves Feeling Deja Vu

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the bottom of the eighth inning in Game 3 of the 2021 NLCS, it felt like the series was over. The Atlanta Braves were ahead 2-0 in the series and led 5-2 in the game. Luke Jackson (1.98 ERA during the regular season) and Will Smith (five scoreless innings of work thus far..." 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

  • World Series 2021 Predictions: Full Schedule and Picks for Fall Classic

    Bleacher Report "Three of the last four World Series champions are still alive in the 2021 MLB postseason.  The Boston Red Sox, who won it all in 2018, hold a 2-1 ALCS lead over 2017 winner Houston, while the reigning champion Los Angeles Dodgers face a 2-0 NLCS deficit to..." October 19

  • 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

  • Joc Pederson says he’d have stayed in L.A., but the Dodgers weren’t interested. Now it’s costing them

    The Athletic "On the first day of free agency, Joc Pederson’s phone rang. On the line was Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers’ president of baseball operations. He was not calling to discuss a new contract. He was calling to say goodbye. Pederson had spent a decade in the Dodgers organization...." October 19

  • What Blue Jays can learn from Dodgers with big contract calls looming

    Sportsnet "If any team in baseball represents the modern ideal of sustained big-market success, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers. After winning eight consecutive NL West titles, they tied a franchise record with 106 wins in 2021 only to lose the division to an even better Giants team led by..." 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

  • Dave Roberts explains using Julio Urías in relief; Max Scherzer says his 'arm was dead'

    CBS Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-4 (box score) in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series on Sunday night. The Dodgers held a 4-2 lead entering the bottom of the eighth inning, yet were unable to hold on after an interesting pitching decision by Dave Roberts..." October 18

  • 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

  • Chris Taylor says crucial baserunning error was 'bad read'

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Braves started off the National League Championship Series with a bang by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, in Game 1 via a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning from Austin Riley. But Los Angeles had an opportunity to score a go-ahead run of its own..." October 17

  • Max Scherzer not keen on openers: Fans 'want to see starting pitchers'

    The Score "Max Scherzer isn't a fan of bullpen games. "From a fan's perspective and baseball as a whole," Scherzer said Saturday, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. "If you look at it more from the game outside and say, 'Is this something..." 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

  • Corey Knebel to start NLCS Game 1 instead of Max Scherzer

    The Score "Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Corey Knebel will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, the club announced. Max Scherzer was expected to toe the rubber for the series opener but came out of the bullpen to close out Game 5 of..." 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

  • Max Scherzer plans to 'party first,' then likely start NLCS Game 1

    Yardbarker "Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer picked up the first save of his decorated career to secure the Los Angeles Dodgers a spot in the National League Championship Series. Less than two days after those late-game heroics, Scherzer is expected to be on the mound again for Game 1..." October 15