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  • 8 Blockbuster MLB Trades We Want to See in 2023

    Bleacher Report "When is wishful thinking an appropriate perspective from which to hypothesize about potential Major League Baseball trades? Oh, basically never. Heck, definitely never. But if nobody minds indulging us at least for a little while, we're going to do it anyway. Ahead are..." March 20

  • Japan's Roki Sasaki likely to be coveted when available for MLB "Every baseball fan should know the name Roki Sasaki. He's the 21-year-old sensation from Japan who's already the most electric pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball. He's a once-in-a-generation talent in the class of Shohei Ohtani. He's finally on the..." March 20

  • Guardians Sign Jhon Romero To Minor League Deal

    CBS Sports "Before electing free agency last November, Romero most recently pitched in the Twins organization, though he was limited to just four appearances at the big-league level in 2022 before missing the majority of the season with a biceps injury. Romero has since overcome the injury, as he..." March 20

  • The 2023 Best-Case Scenarios for Every MLB Team

    Bleacher Report "Every team in Major League Baseball will open the 2023 season with hopes that everything will go just right. Fat chance, right? Right, but that doesn't mean we can't ponder the best-case scenarios for all 30 teams in the meantime. We've spotlighted both a..." March 19

  • MLB 2023 Position Rankings for Every Team's Starting Shortstop

    Bleacher Report "Welcome to Bleacher Report's 2023 MLB position rankings series! With the beginning of a new baseball season right around the corner, we'll be ranking each team's starter at every position in the coming days to provide a full position-by-position preview for the 2023..." March 18

  • Mets have trade options to find new closer after Edwin Díaz’s injury

    The Athletic "The Mets have a legitimate shot to win the World Series, even after the devastating injury to their closer, Edwin Díaz, which is why they must explore the trade market sooner rather than later. They were aggressive in the offseason and struck early to prevent..." March 17

  • Five non-playoff MLB teams who could make a leap

    CBS Sports "In just a few days, Major League Baseball's exhibition season will officially get underway. That means we're nearing the point of the spring when prognosticators attempt to fill the void inside by making predictions about any and everything the sport has to offer. This week, we're..." March 17

  • Zack Britton Throwing For Teams Again

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free-agent lefty Zack Britton is hosting yet another workout for teams seeking bullpen help, as first reported by Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter). The Mets will be in attendance, he adds. They’ll be joined by around seven other clubs, Ken Rosenthal of The..." March 17

  • Juan Soto, Pete Alonso and what it’ll take to lock up other top young bats

    The Athletic "Spring in baseball is the time to think about pitcher-fielding practice, bunt plays and additions to your pitch mix — a moment of optimism for all 30 teams. It is also the most fruitful time of the year for contract extensions. Over the last 15 years, more than 45 percent of..." March 16

  • MLB to intensify search for illegal substances

    ESPN "Major League Baseball informed teams and players Thursday afternoon that its efforts to crack down on pitchers' use of illegal substances will be enhanced in 2023, according to industry sources briefed on the contents of a league memo. The enhanced examinations, approved by the..." March 16

  • MLB State of the Position 2023: Every Team's 5-Year Plan in the Outfield

    Bleacher Report "Some of baseball's biggest superstars call the outfield home, including Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts, Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña Jr., and they are joined by young stars on the rise like Julio Rodríguez, Kyle Tucker, Michael Harris II and Steven..." March 16

  • Video calls to allow fans window into MLB umpires' replay talks

    ESPN "Zoom is making its way from the office to the baseball broadcast. Starting with the 2023 season, the technology will be integrated into baseball broadcasts on MLB Network and Apple TV+, allowing viewers to watch umpires connecting with the MLB replay operations center in Manhattan in..." March 16

  • Why Guardians' José Ramírez is poised for a career-best season in 2023

    The Athletic "What if a guy with five top-six American League MVP finishes in the past six seasons has yet to author his signature season? What if a guy guaranteed to play for Cleveland for another six years still has his most prolific seasons ahead of him? What if a guy with a microscopic number..." March 15

  • The most impactful shortstop of MLB winter free agent frenzy isn’t who you think it is

    Sportsnaut "Think you know which MLB teams got the most impact for their shortstop dollars in free agency last winter? Wrong. Of the four, Trea Turner officially got the most money ($300 million over 11 years from the Phillies), and Carlos Correa unofficially did (deals..." March 15

  • 1 MLB Player at Each Position Primed to Explode into Stardom in 2023

    Bleacher Report "With Opening Day just over two weeks away, it's a good time to consider players who can go from good to great this season. There has been plenty of action to get excited about, from the free agent frenzy to critical trades and rule changes that will substantially impact how the..." March 15

  • 'Slow-motion' crash: How Diamond Sports' bankruptcy will affect teams, fans

    The Score "Less than four years ago, Sinclair Broadcasting purchased Fox Sports' regional sports networks (RSNs) from Disney for $9.6 billion. Funded by debt, Sinclair spun off a subsidiary called Diamond Sports Group as the owner. Late Tuesday afternoon, severely underwater because of that..." March 15

  • Ranking all 30 MLB teams by most pressure to win 2023 World Series

    CBS Sports "The 2023 Major League Baseball regular season is fast approaching. Spring training games are fun in their own way, though the novelty wears off quickly and I think we're all eager for meaningful MLB baseball. Justin Verlander in New York, Jacob deGrom in..." March 15

  • For MLB broadcasters, pitch clocks mean adjusting to a whole new ballgame

    The Athletic "The first at-bat took about 90 seconds. Padres center fielder Trent Grisham worked the count full before White Sox ace Lance Lynn struck him out with a fastball. The next at-bat took less than 30 seconds, a two-pitch groundout to shortstop. A minute..." March 15

  • MLB Issues Statement Responding to Bankruptcy of Regional TV Broadcasters

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball issued a statement Tuesday night assuring its fans it will make sure its games are broadcasted during the 2023 season despite Diamond Sports Group declaring for bankruptcy. "Despite Diamond's economic situation, there is every expectation that they will..." March 15

  • Diamond Sports Group Officially Files For Bankruptcy

    Awful Announcing "Diamond Sports Group, the parent company of the Bally Sports networks, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The move was announced on Tuesday by Diamond in a press release. Via Business Wire: “Diamond Sports Group, LLC (‘DSG,’ ‘Diamond,’ or..." March 15

  • Predicting 1 MLB Trade For Every Team in 2023

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 MLB season is right around the corner, and it's never too soon to start speculation about potential trades that could go down in the year ahead. With a thin upcoming free-agent class relative to recent years, teams could be more aggressive in pursuing controllable talent..." March 14

  • Which MLB rookies will make the most impact in 2023? One pick from each team

    The Athletic "The list of American League and National League Rookie of the Year winners over the past decade includes some of the biggest stars in the sport. From Jacob deGrom (2014) to Aaron Judge (2017) and Shohei Ohtani (2018) in consecutive seasons, to Julio..." March 14

  • Sportico's List of MLB's Most Valuable Teams for 2023

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees are once again the most valuable team in Major League Baseball. Sportico released its 2023 rankings of the league's most valuable teams ahead of the upcoming campaign, and the Bronx Bombers top the list at $7.13 billion. There is a sizable gap between them and..." March 14

  • 10 young MLB players who are impressing GMs, scouts in spring training

    The Athletic "Spring training performances can be misleading, especially early in camp when hitters often face Double A and Triple A pitchers or hurlers who haven’t yet fine-tuned their secondary pitches and command. However, evaluators understand how to assess players in this environment and..." March 14

  • Every MLB Team's Best Kept Secret for the 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "Underrated? Underappreciated? Regardless of which you prefer, let's agree that there are players aplenty in Major League Baseball who just don't get enough credit. But not right here. Not right now. This particular here-now space is all about properly rating and..." March 13

  • 4 MLB teams are costing their TV partner big money

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball may have to stream games for free in certain markets this year, and there are four teams that could wind up costing the league big money. Josh Kosman of the New York Post reports that Diamond Sports, which owns the home broadcast rights to 14 MLB teams,..." March 13

  • How optimistic are you about your favorite MLB team in 2023?

    The Athletic "It’s that time again. Time to set aside roster projections and preseason prognostications for a second. Time to step back from studying spring training boxscores and white-knuckling it through World Baseball Classic games. Time for your take. Yes or no: Are you optimistic about your team..." March 13

  • Tier Rankings for All 30 MLB Teams Entering 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "Teams across Major League Baseball are just weeks away from beginning the 2023 season with the same record. What will become of them after that, only the baseball gods know. What we can do right now is size up where teams are going into the year, for which the categories can't be..." March 12

  • 10 MLB Players with the Most to Prove in 2023

    Bleacher Report "Whether it's a return from injury, upcoming free agency or a disappointing season in the rearview, MLB players can enter the new season with something to prove for a variety of reasons. One of the most prominent players who fit that category this year is San Diego Padres star..." March 10

  • One year of MLB CBA: state of new rules, free agency, more

    ESPN "It's easy to forget, just one year later, how narrowly Major League Baseball avoided catastrophe. The league's lockout of the players was approaching its 100th day. The doomsday clock for missing regular-season games was ticking ever louder. Players were annoyed. Owners were..." March 10

  • MLB State of the Position 2023: Every Team's 5-Year Plan at Catcher

    Bleacher Report "J.T. Realmuto, Will Smith, Willson Contreras and Salvador Perez are established stars at catcher, while young up-and-comers Sean Murphy, Alejandro Kirk, Cal Raleigh and 2022 rookie standout Adley Rutschman are well on their way to solidifying a spot in that top tier. However, some..." March 10

  • 2023 MLB predictions: Cubs, Rangers and other rising teams

    ESPN "It's that time of year: The projection systems for the 2023 MLB season have been released and baseball analysts are divulging their secret-sauce prophecies, so let's dig into the five teams that are most likely to take a step forward and possibly emerge as playoff surprises in..." March 09

  • 3 Burning Questions for Each MLB Division In 2023

    Bleacher Report "A lot will be different about Major League Baseball in 2023, but not the divisions. There's still six of them, and the championship for each can still only go to one of five teams. As for how each race will pan out, well, that depends on how various questions get..." March 09

  • Predicting Every MLB Team's 2023 Home Run Leader

    Bleacher Report "There were 23 different players who reached 30 home runs during the 2022 MLB season, led by Aaron Judge, who launched an AL-record 62 home runs while anchoring the New York Yankees lineup. It wasn't just high-profile stars who put up prolific home run numbers..." March 09

  • Why the 2023 World Baseball Classic is the most important ever

    ESPN "As Team USA raised the World Baseball Classic trophy in 2017, Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout felt the FOMO wash over him. "It looked like they were having so much fun, making the plays and winning," said Trout, who was watching on TV..." March 08

  • Buying or Selling MLB's Most Surprising Spring Training Teams and Players

    Bleacher Report "Somebody find out which way the wind is blowing, because we're about to throw some caution into it and draw conclusions from the early portion of Major League Baseball's spring training season. We sought to play a game of "Buy or Sell" with some of the more..." March 08

  • Jordan Walker, Gunnar Henderson, Corbin Carroll, and more top prospects who could make MLB Opening Day rosters

    CBS Sports "Spring training is good for more than suntans and unchecked optimism. It's the time of the year when prospect list rankings and Opening Day roster projections are published on a steady basis. At some point, those concepts must converge -- more often than not this spring, that point has been..." March 08

  • Top MLB Players Switching Positions in 2023

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 MLB season will have some rule changes worth monitoring. How long games last on average with the pitch clock, along with how pitchers and hitters adjust their routines to comply with it, will be fascinating aspects of the season to follow. But outside of the rules,..." March 08

  • Who Has a 99 Overall Rating in MLB The Show 23?

    The Big Lead "MLB The Show will be released on March 28. This edition features Miami Marlins star Jazz Chisholm on the cover and comes at a time where there is genuine enthusiasm for the sport of baseball thanks to the debut of a new pitch clock. We'll let their marketing team tell you about all the..." March 08

  • 10 Worst MLB Contracts For the 2023 Season

    The Big Lead "The 2023 Major League Baseball season is only weeks away as players and teams settle in and prep for the year ahead. Over the past few years, salaries across the league have been increasing as franchises pour an exponentially greater amount of money into securing elite players. That..." March 07

  • 5 dark horse MLB Cy Young candidates in '23 "We've had ample evidence in recent years that the Cy Young Award in each league is no lock for pitchers with track records that suggest they're favorites to win the honor. Just last year, Marlins right-hander Sandy Alcantara was named the National League Cy Young Award winner with a..." March 07

  • Which players will be most affected by MLB’s new rules? One pick from each team

    The Athletic "The Pittsburgh Pirates ruled the National League, clinching the pennant with a come-from-behind victory over the Brooklyn Superbas. Honus Wagner, the future Hall of Famer, knocked in a pair of runs and swiped a bag in the clincher, a performance befitting his standing as one of the..." March 07

  • Revisiting The Best Fits For Jurickson Profar

    MLB Trade Rumors "Jurickson Profar was one of just three players on our annual Top 50 free-agent list here at MLBTR who hadn’t agreed to terms on a new contract prior to the calendar flipping to 2023. Two months later, Profar is still a free agent and, unsurprisingly, is the final unsigned member of..." March 07

  • 30 MLB prospects who have turned heads this spring "Every spring, there are prospects who shine so brightly that they either force their way onto their organization's Major League roster or at least accelerate their progress toward reaching the big leagues. Think back to a year ago, when Julio Rodríguez dazzled his way onto the..." March 06

  • As MLB cracks down on balks, rule change ‘poster boy’ Kevin Gausman taps new delivery

    The Athletic "Behind every MLB rule change, there’s a real human being. Behind every tick of the pitch clock, there’s an actual person, trying this spring to hit the reset button and undo years — maybe even a lifetime — of routine and comfort zones. Behind every..." March 06

  • Shane Bieber reveals the pivotal impact Terry Francona has on Cleveland

    Clutch Points "Most of Terry Francona’s success as a head coach in the MLB has been centered around one theme: get the team to believe in themselves. Simple? Sure. But after guiding the “Keep The Faith” 2004 Boston Red Sox to their first World Series title in 86 years, it’s a..." March 06

  • Every MLB Team's Worst Contract Heading into 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball teams should want to spend money on players. That's how they secure the good ones, who tend to be useful for the goal of, you know, winning games. But since it doesn't always work out, let's take a look at each team's worst contract heading into..." March 05

  • Selecting MLB's 35 and Up All-Star Team for the 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "This one goes out to my fellow brethren who have to strap on a knee brace and pop a few anti-inflammatories to survive the weekly bouts of "exercise" on our bottom-division, slow-pitch softball leagues. It's Major League Baseball's All-Geriatric Team for the 2023..." March 03

  • 2023 MLB Rookie of the Year Front-Runners and Their Must-Own Cards

    Bleacher Report "The start of a new MLB season means a fresh crop of rookie set to take the baseball card collecting hobby by storm. Last year, players like Julio Rodríguez, Bobby Witt Jr., Jeremy Peña, Michael Harris II and Adley Rutschman went from prospects to performers, and they..." March 03

  • MLB Adds Three Former RSN Executives To Local Media Department

    Front Office Sports "Major League Baseball has taken a big step toward taking control of its teams’ local media rights. MLB has hired three staff members with decades of regional sports experience to join the league’s newly created Local Media department, led by media industry executive Billy..." March 03