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  • Draft Compensation For 8 Teams That Could Lose Qualified Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already looked at what pick(s) each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball would need to surrender in order to sign one of the 10 free agents who rejected a qualifying offer last week. On the other side of the coin is what type of compensation each of the eight teams that issued a..." November 12

  • MLB will stop awarding prize belt to team that best suppresses salaries in arbitration

    NBC Sports "Earlier this year, Marc Carig of The Athletic published a report on a belt, awarded as a prize at the GM meetings every year to the team that did the most to “achieve the goals set by the industry.” That’s code for salary suppression in arbitration. MLBPA..." November 11

  • MLB rumors: Blockbuster trade seems likely this offseason

    CBS Sports "We've just dipped our toes into the MLB offseason of 2019-20, which means pretty much all the action has yet to transpire. That said, rumors regarding free agent player and team pairings and potential trades are already circulating, and we're here to get you up to speed on all the..." November 11

  • Predicting 1 future MVP from each team "On Thursday, we will find out the MVPs in the National League and the American League. When you win an MVP, you instantly go down in your team’s history. (Sorry D-backs, Rays and Mets: You still haven’t had an MVP.) It’s something both you and your franchise will have..." November 11

  • Astros coach Joe Espada ‘frontrunner’ for Giants' managerial opening

    Yardbarker "With new GM Scott Harris officially brought into the fold, the Giants could also be close to naming a successor to Bruce Bochy as manager. Even though the wide-ranging hiring search has seen San Francisco consider as many as 10 candidates, “people familiar” with the..." November 11

  • Giants hire Scott Harris as new GM "The Giants will have a new face representing them at the General Managers Meetings this week. President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi announced Sunday that the Giants have hired Cubs executive Scott Harris as their general manager. Harris, a Redwood City, Calif., native, will..." November 11

  • Giants Hire Scott Harris As GM

    MLB Trade Rumors "The San Francisco Giants have hired Scott Harris to serve as the team’s general manager, according to a report from Jeff Passan of ESPN. Harris had previously worked as the Cubs’ assistant GM since 2018 after five years as Chicago’s director of baseball..." November 10

  • Joe Espada Reported As ‘Frontrunner’ In Giants’ Managerial Search

    MLB Trade Rumors "With new GM Scott Harris officially brought into the fold, the Giants may also be close to naming a successor to Bruce Bochy as manager. Though the wide-ranging hiring search has seen the club consider as many as ten candidates, “people familiar” with the process indicate..." November 10

  • Bumgarner vs. Wheeler vs. Ryu -- who ya got? "After a memorable 11-season run with the Giants that included four straight All-Star appearances and top-10 finishes in NL Cy Young Award voting (2013-16), as well as three World Series titles (2010, '12 and '14) and 2014 Fall Classic MVP honors, Madison Bumgarner is headed to..." November 09

  • San Francisco Giants moving Oracle Park fences in slightly to shift bullpens

    Yahoo! Sports "Good news for all National League hitters: the Oracle Park dimensions are changing. Unfortunately, they won't be changing that much. Altering the dimensions of the Giants' stadium has been talked about for some time, with the goal of moving the..." November 09

  • You're wearing that? Ugliest MLB uniforms in history

    USA Today "Remember that terrible 'Turn Ahead the Clock' promotion from 1999? Unfortunately, we all do. At least none of those uniforms accurately predicted the future. Case in point: the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Arizona Diamondbacks have a short and questionable history with sartorial..." November 09

  • Reprt: Giants Managerial Decision To Come Soon

    Sportsnaut "The San Francisco Giants have narrowed their search for a manager to replace the recently retired Bruce Bochy down to four. Astros bench coach Joe Espada joins former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler, Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol and a surprising name in that of Rays bench..." November 08

  • 10 Bold Predictions For The MLB Offseason

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 MLB season is over and with it comes the start of the 2020 offseason. There is no rest for MLB teams as the coming weeks and months will play a defining role in shaping rosters and ultimately the entire 2020 season. There will be plenty of All-Star level talent available for..." November 08

  • Tony Clark’s statement on collusion was a necessary stand against MLB

    SB Nation "There are two years remaining in Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, but a growing rift between the two sides suggests negotiations are going to be bumpy. The latest conflict stemmed from a conference call between reporters..." November 07

  • 4 Blockbuster Francisco Lindor Trades That Would Change MLB

    12 Up "With only two years left on his contract, Francisco Lindor may not be in a Cleveland Indians uniform much longer (as the team's owners have clearly stated, enjoy him!). As he enters his prime and becomes less affordable, the Indians may prepare to trade him before things get too..." November 07

  • Giants pare list of managerial candidates to Gabe Kapler, two bench coaches

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Giants’ managerial search is down to three candidates, and though the club hopes to make the hire soon, team officials do not feel bound by a deadline, The Chronicle has learned. The finalists are former Phillies manager and Dodgers farm director Gabe Kapler, Astros bench..." November 07

  • 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners announced

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday, the winners of the 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced on MLB Network. Gold Gloves were handed out on Sunday, but Wilson has their own line of defensive awards. The differences between the two are that the Wilson awards are not as widely hailed and..." November 07

  • Report: Braves making Madison Bumgarner a priority

    Sporting News "Regardless of how hot the Hot Stove Season actually is this year — it’s been lukewarm, at best, the past few offseasons — Sporting News will have you covered with all the trade rumors and free-agent rumblings you can handle. Rumor: The Braves have..." November 06

  • Giants Considering Scott Harris In GM Search

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants’ search for a general manager has been a quiet one thus far, due in no small part to the fact that president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi is already fixed at the top of the ops hierarchy. (Indeed, he has operated without a GM since his hiring.) But it’s still an..." November 06

  • Giants Claim Rico Garcia

    KNBR "No manager, no GM, but plenty of former Colorado pitchers. The Giants added another ex-Rockie on Tuesday, plucking righty Rico Garcia off waivers for their final 40-man roster spot, ESPN first reported. Garcia, 25, was Colorado’s No. 20 prospect after briefly debuting last..." November 05

  • Super Two eligibility set at earliest point in a decade

    Hardball Talk "MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Super Two cutoff has been set at two years and 115 days of service time. It’s the lowest the threshold has been set in a decade. Super Two eligibility is a salary arbitration concept. All players who have zero to two years of service time..." November 05

  • Electronic strike zone coming to Minor League Baseball in 2020

    Sporting News "Minor League Baseball will implement an automated strike zone in some stadiums for the 2020 season, the latest evolution on the path to so-called robot umps, according to a report from The Athletic. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Network recently that the technology for a..." November 05

  • Giants Announce Series Of Roster Moves

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced a flurry of roster moves, claiming infielder Kean Wong from the Giants and right-hander Trevor Oaks from the Royals. The Giants also formally announced their previously reported claim of righty Rico Garcia from the Rockies..." November 05

  • Giants Outright, Re-Sign Zach Green & Cristhian Adames

    KNBR "The top of the Giants’ roster will need tinkering, especially after Madison Bumgarner and Will Smith were extended qualifying offers Monday. The options toward the bottom have begun to come together. The Giants signed Cristhian Adames and Zach Green to minor..." November 05

  • Lou Whitaker, Dwight Evans headline HOF's 2020 Modern Era ballot

    The Score "The National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed this year's Modern Baseball Era committee ballot Monday, with 10 candidates seeking induction as part of the Class of 2020. Nine former players - Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale..." November 04

  • Giants Managerial Search Reportedly Down to 3 Final Candidates

    12 Up "At the end of the 2019 season, Bruce Bochy retired as the manager of the San Francisco Giants after 13 years and three World Series championships. The Giants have been actively searching for a replacement skipper over the past few weeks, and now the number of managerial candidates has..." November 04

  • Marlins Offer Coaching Position To Hensley Meulens "The Marlins are not only in the market for versatile players, they’re seeking similar qualities in the coaching staff they are assembling. The latest potential addition to manager Don Mattingly’s staff is Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens, who will not be returning to San..." November 04

  • 7 possible landing spots for Stephen Strasburg

    The Score "Days after being named World Series MVP, Stephen Strasburg opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals and will test free agency for the first time. By opting out, Strasburg leaves $100 million on the table and will roll the dice on the open market in the hope of..." November 04

  • The 2019 Gold Glove Award winners are ... "The best fielders in baseball took home hardware on Sunday night, as the winners of the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced. First-time winners such as Cleveland's Roberto Pérez and Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain joined multiple honorees like seven-time winners..." November 04

  • Here are baseball's top 20 free agents "If it feels like last year’s free agency just ended, that’s because it did. The “winter” technically stretched into early June, when Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel finally signed with the Braves and Cubs, respectively. But it won’t..." November 02

  • Here’s everything that’s happening in the 2019-2020 Off-season

    NBC Sports "Rogers Hornsby’s most famous quote goes like this: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby, of course, died in 1963 and back then they didn’t..." November 02

  • Giants considering Dodgers staffer for manager

    Larry Brown Sports "The San Francisco Giants appear to be crossing the picket line of their rivalry with the Los Angeles Dodgers in their search for a new manager. Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio said this week that Clayton McCullough, a field coordinator for the Dodgers, has emerged as a new..." November 01

  • Report: MLB proposed deadline for multi-year free agent contracts

    Yahoo! Sports "The Athletic’s Evan Drellich reports that Major League Baseball made a proposal to the MLB Players Association, suggesting a deadline for multi-year contracts for free agents. The deadline would have been set for the end of the Winter Meetings, which this year will take place..." October 31

  • 131 MLB players officially become free agents

    The Score "Major League Baseball free agency is nearly upon us, and the players' association announced the list of 131 players who officially became available following the conclusion of the World Series, qualifying as Article XX(B) free agents. Not all players qualify as Article..." October 31

  • Pedro Grifol To Receive Second Interview With Giants

    Kansas City Star "Kansas City Royals quality control/catching coach Pedro Grifol made enough of an impression on the San Francisco Giants to garner a second interview to potentially replace the retired Bruce Bochy as the club’s manager. Grifol, who is also a candidate for the Royals’..." October 31

  • Giants claim left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson from Rockies off waivers

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Giants used an NL record 64 players in 2019. The roster churn ahead of the 2020 season started before the World Series could even finish.  The Giants on Wednesday claimed left-handed starter Tyler Anderson off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. To clear a roster spot,..." October 31

  • Giants Designate Kyle Barraclough

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have designated righty reliever Kyle Barraclough for assignment, according to Kerry Crowley of Bay Area News Group (link). Barraclough’s DFA comes as the corresponding move to the club’s Wednesday waiver claim of pitcher Tyler Anderson from..." October 30

  • Early 2019-20 MLB Free-Agency Contract Predictions for Each Top Star

    Bleacher Report "The MLB free-agency season won't begin in earnest until the World Series confetti has settled, but it's not too early to look ahead and predict how much the top stars will earn. The market has been volatile in recent years, with some high-profile players landing..." October 30

  • Is Anthony Rendon part of this contender's plans? "On Tuesday, Matt Gelb reported in an article for The Athletic (subscription required) that the Phillies were proceeding with two sets of offseason plans -- one with the assumption of signing Gerrit Cole and one without. While the rotation is Philadelphia's most pressing..." October 30

  • Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama to file for international free agency

    Japan Times "Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama said Tuesday he will file for international free agency in order to pursue a career in the major leagues. The 31-year-old Akiyama declared his intention at the Japan national team’s training camp in Okinawa ahead of the upcoming Premier12..." October 30

  • Giants Have Interviewed Bob Geren

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants have interviewed Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren in their search for a new manager, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports (via Twitter). At present, the only candidates reported to have received a second interview are Astros bench coach Joe Espada and recently dismissed Phillies..." October 29

  • What “sustainable success” really means

    Hardball Talk "We live in a time in which Major League Baseball front offices are increasingly cutting payroll and are seemingly happy to be “competitive” while eschewing — and sometimes even fearing — taking shots at being truly great. As we’ve discussed a lot..." October 29

  • Gabe Kapler Receives Second Interview With Giants

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Astros bench coach Joe Espada will get a second interview to earn the Giants' managerial job, but he reportedly isn't alone in getting a second chance to gain Farhan Zaidi's approval.  Gabe Kapler, who was fired as manager of the Phillies after two..." October 29

  • Models Julia Rose and Lauren Summer Banned From MLB For Flashing Their Chest At World Series

    TMZ "The game was briefly held up ... and security apprehended Rose and Summer and escorted them from their seats. Rose and Summer's accomplice, Kayla Lauren (also a model), claims the women were taken to police headquarters ... before being released. Rose posted a..." October 28

  • 6 trade fits for Mookie Betts "Among the more interesting subplots of the upcoming offseason, aside from "who will sign Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole," and "what will Yankees fans do if their team doesn't sign Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole," is what's happening -- or about to happen --..." October 28

  • Playoffs proving MLB strategy grounded in search for immediate results

    Sportsnet "So, is baseball really back on its normal axis? That was all the talk ahead of the World Series, which after a post-season dominated by discussion of openers and bullpen games has settled into what used to be the norm: starting pitchers giving their team length, middle relievers holding the..." October 28

  • Latest On Giants’ Manager Search

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants are moving on to the next phase of their search for a new manager, and third base coach Ron Wotus has been informed that he is no longer under consideration for the position, according to a tweet from Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic.  Recent updates on San..." October 27

  • MLB umpire Rob Drake apologizes for tweets calling for civil war

    USA Today "The day after Major League Baseball said it was investigating a tweet from umpire Rob Drake calling for a civil war if President Donald Trump is impeached, the umpire unlocked his Twitter account and apologized in a string of tweets. "I want to personally apologize to..." October 24

  • Baseball's Most Interesting Free Agents Entering The Offseason

    The Big Lead "With the World Series end apparently well on its way, baseball's offseason is looming large. The lack of on-field activity doesn't mean a quiet few months for America's Pastime, though. Some of baseball's biggest names are up for movement, after all... 1B/DH Jose..." October 24

  • Ex-Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he would like "one more shot" at the helm

    San Francisco Chronicle "Bruce Bochy admitted Thursday what some anticipated all along: He wants to manage in the majors again, just not this year. “I’d love to have one more shot,” Bochy said Thursday in an interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Sirius/XM.   " October 24