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  • MLB Free Agency 2022-23: Top Players Most Likely to Be Overpaid

    Bleacher Report "Though we're still waiting on the biggest, Aaron Judge-sized domino to fall, there have already been quite a few lucrative deals handed out in this year's MLB free-agency cycle. Eleven players have agreed to contracts worth at least $10 million per year, and there could be as..." December 05

  • Xander Bogaerts drawing interest from at least 8 teams "The Winter Meetings are being held in person for the first time since 2019, and a bevy of big-name free agents could make a decision on their baseball future this week in San Diego. One such player is Bogaerts, who is among the four elite shortstops on the market right now. According to Peter..." December 05

  • Clayton Kershaw reveals the only team that rivaled Dodgers in free agency

    Clutch Points "Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-year contract for 2023 became official on Monday. It was announced that he will make $20 million dollars this year. Many people around the MLB world felt that Kershaw had 3 primary options this offseason. People expected Kershaw..." December 05

  • Twins would consider trading Luis Arraez for top-tier pitching

    The Athletic "Luis Arraez could be traded this offseason, but only in the right deal, according to sources familiar with the team’s thinking. Unlike most recent winters, the Twins already feel prepared for next season as it pertains to their starting rotation. But with three..." December 05

  • 7 storylines to watch as MLB Winter Meetings unfold "It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season -- though that’s pretty great, too -- but rather baseball’s Winter Meetings, which are underway following a two-year hiatus for the offseason’s marquee..." December 05

  • 11 MLB teams that should make noise at Winter Meetings "The Winter Meetings are back in San Diego this week, the first time since 2019 that the event is being held in person. We know the players who will dominate headlines, namely Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, Carlos Correa and Justin Verlander. But which teams will be..." December 05

  • Predicting MLB Free-Agent Signings and Trades During 2022 Winter Meetings

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's winter meetings have arrived, and you know what that means. Plenty of literal meetings from Sunday to Wednesday? Well, yeah. But also a rush of free-agent signings and trades, so we put our prediction hats on and tried to guess which players will go..." December 04

  • 8 MLB player-team reunions that would be fun to see "At this point of the offseason, you’ve already read just about every “list of possible suitors for Player X” that you could possibly consume: Did you hear that Team X is potentially setting up a Zoom call to discuss their conceivable interest in Player Y? But part of the fun..." December 04

  • Here are 8 can't-miss MLB Winter Meetings predictions "The Winter Meetings return Sunday to the place they last left, just as the Hot Stove gets hopping. San Diego will be the scene of the 2022 Winter Meetings, same as it was when this event was last held, pre-pandemic, in 2019. That year, the Meetings were especially active,..." December 04

  • Fred McGriff elected to HOF by Contemporary Era Committee

    The Score "The Crime Dog is on his way to Cooperstown. First baseman Fred McGriff was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, receiving votes from all 16 members of the Hall's Contemporary Era Committee on Sunday. " December 04

  • 10 names under the most scrutiny at Winter Meetings

    The Athletic "The story of the Winter Meetings is the same almost every December: Pressure. The conversations at this annual industry-wide convention, which will take place for the first time since 2019 in San Diego this week, often revolve around money. But the forces driving the spending —..." December 04

  • Three more moves big-spending Rangers need to become title contender after signing Jacob deGrom

    CBS Sports "The Texas Rangers made the first stunning move of MLB's offseason Friday night. Texas signed two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom away from the deep-pocketed New York Mets with a massive five-year, $185 million contract. The $37 million average annual value is the..." December 03

  • Three questions facing Mets after Jacob deGrom lands with Rangers in MLB free agency

    CBS Sports "In what serves as one of the first big surprises of Major League Baseball's offseason, veteran right-hander Jacob deGrom signed a five-year contract with the Texas Rangers on Friday night. deGrom, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, will now front a remade Rangers rotation..." December 03

  • 10 MLB Prospects Who Could Be the Centerpiece of Winter Meetings Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 MLB winter meetings will begin Sunday, and while the MLB talent changing teams in blockbuster trades can often steal the headlines, the prospects who go the other way in those deals often wind up being the bigger story. Workhorse right-hander Jeff Samardzija going from the..." December 03

  • Astros’ Justin Verlander reluctance could open door for other teams

    New York Post "Word is, the Astros and Justin Verlander are “far apart” in talks. Verlander seeks $130 million for three years (the Max Scherzer deal), and the Astros, with their deep rotation, seem pessimistic on Verlander, which may open things up for the Dodgers, Mets and..." December 02

  • Where MLB labor issues stand one year after owners' lockout caused first work stoppage since 1994

    CBS Sports "The 2023 Major League Baseball Season is poised to be the first "normal" one in what feels like a very long time.  The 2020 season was abbreviated to just 60 regular-season contests and was forced to conduct the playoffs in a bubble setting, all because of the global..." December 02

  • MLB Hall of Fame: Analyzing the Contemporary Era Committee vote, including Barry Bonds and Curt Schilling

    CBS Sports "When most people think about the vote for the Baseball Hall of Fame, we think about the BBWAA vote where there are hundreds of writers and the players need to get 75 percent of the vote. It's what gets the most coverage because media members write about their own votes and most give their..." December 02

  • Royals hire Guardians' Brian Sweeney as pitching coach "It was only a matter of time before Brian Sweeney moved up to a new role as a major league pitching coach, but the Guardians will still get to see plenty of the man who spent the last five seasons on their staff, including the last three as their bullpen coach. Sweeney was hired Thursday by the..." December 02

  • 5 trades we want to see at MLB's winter meetings

    The Score "Major League Baseball's winter meetings are around the corner. When executives for all 30 teams get together in one location, a transaction isn't far behind. Here are five deals - including some implausible ones - that we're hoping get..." December 01

  • The Top 10 Landing Spots for Atlanta's Dansby Swanson in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Last year's star-studded free-agent shortstop class is followed by another one, possibly even better than the previous. This one includes four of the top-10 players in fWAR among shortstops, including Dansby Swanson, who ranked second (6.4). Swanson is one of the best..." December 01

  • 13 MLB players who might benefit from change of scenery "Sometimes things don’t work out. Or they stop working. And that’s certainly true in professional sports, where it is difficult to form a long-standing relationship between a player and a team. For whatever reason -- comfort or coaching or some quirk -- there are certain players who..." December 01

  • NPB’s Hanshin Tigers Post Shintaro Fujinami

    CBS Sports "The Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league have submitted right-hander Shintaro Fujinami to Major League Baseball's posting system, they announced Thursday. Fujinami will now have 30 days to negotiate with MLB clubs. Should he reach an agreement..." December 01

  • How Many Future Hall of Famers Does the 2022-23 MLB Free-Agent Class Have?

    Bleacher Report "The 2022-23 MLB free-agency class is uniquely loaded with veterans who have had stellar careers, but how many players from that group will one day find their way into the Hall of Fame? AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander is a lock to have his bust added to the hallowed halls of..." December 01

  • Guardians, Anthony Gose In Agreement On Two-Year Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Guardians and left-hander Anthony Gose have agreed on a two-year minor league deal, reports Robert Murray of FanSided. Gose will make $1MM per season if in the big leagues. The reason for the two-year deal is that Gose is unlikely to pitch at all in 2023 after..." December 01

  • Here's how a Sean Murphy trade to the Guardians would look like

    Sportsnaut "Despite a surprising 92-win season in 2022, the Cleveland Guardians didn’t get much out of the catcher position. Semi-regular starter Austin Hedges hit a mere .163 with a .489 OPS. Backup Luke Maile didn’t do much better with a .221/.627 split. Enter into the equation..." December 01

  • Guardians Showing Continued Interest In Sean Murphy

    SI "The hot stove is really heating up and the Guardians are at the center of a number of rumors and reports. They've been linked to free agents and potential trade targets.  These aren't mid-level or minor targets either. On Tuesday reports surfaced that the organization had..." December 01

  • Aaron Judge expected to sign record deal at winter meetings

    The Score "Superstar slugger and reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge is expected to land a record-setting contract by average annual value during Major League Baseball's winter meetings, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. The current record annual salary for a position player is..." November 30

  • Mariners Looking For Left-Handed Hitting Second Baseman

    MLB Trade Rumors "Over a year ago, Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto publicly declared that the club would not be supplanting J.P. Crawford at shortstop. That was despite a huge class of free agent shortstops that existed at that time, including Carlos..." November 30

  • What 2022-23 MLB free agency so far means for the winter meetings

    ESPN "Just one year and one day ago, the wildest 24 hours in the history of baseball free agency unfolded. With the inevitability of a lockout by the league placing an artificial deadline on transactions, teams rushed to sign free agents, and over a 24-hour period from Nov. 28-29, they..." November 30

  • Red Sox among 3 biggest losers after Jose Abreu signs with Astros

    Clutch Points "The MLB hot stove is fully underway with the offseason upon us, and some big moves are finally being made. This resulted in one of the bigger free agent targets this offseason in Jose Abreu already coming off the board and signing a three-year, $58.5 million deal to fill in at first..." November 30

  • Ranking the 10 Worst MLB Contracts on the Books for the 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "There is no shortage of cautionary tales over the years when it comes to handing out megadeals in MLB free agency,. That will undoubtedly be in teams' minds this offseason as they explore signing the likes of Aaron Judge, Trea Turner, Carlos Correa and Xander Bogaerts. While many..." November 30

  • Disney pays MLB $900 million for remainder of BAMTech, money to be dispersed among 30 teams

    Sports Business Journal "Disney has officially acquired 100% of BAMTech, the streaming video tech company that it acquired majority ownership of in 2017 from MLB, notes the Hollywood Reporter. According to a footnote in the company’s annual report, which it filed Tuesday, Disney paid MLB..." November 30

  • Shocking American League team has entered the Jacob deGrom free-agent sweepstakes

    The Score "A surprising team has joined the Jacob deGrom sweepstakes. The Tampa Bay Rays have spoken with deGrom's representatives as the two-time Cy Young winner decides on his future for next year, sources told SNY's Andy Martino. This marks the..." November 29

  • Market for 'big risk' Jacob deGrom not as robust as expected

    Sportsnaut "It seems that despite still being one of the best pitchers in baseball, Jacob deGrom’s MLB free agent market looks to be shrinking as organizations balk at investing big money in a player with a long injury history. Jacob deGrom is without a doubt one of the most talented..." November 29

  • Making the perfect offseason moves for five of MLB's most interesting teams

    ESPN "There isn't really such thing as a perfect offseason. A front office can dream of all the right moves to fill holes with the players at the top of its most wanted list. You might even have an owner with an open checkbook. But things rarely line up in exactly the right way. Maybe the prized..." November 29

  • 3 closer options Dodgers must consider for 2023 season

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers feature an almost complete team. They do have some holes that need addressing at shortstop, centerfield, and in the starting rotation. And they have been linked to various players in free agency as a result. However, Los Angeles also needs to take a look at the..." November 29

  • Five fringe contenders who should go for it this MLB free agency

    CBS Sports "Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror and the annual winter meetings are next week. We're moving into prime territory for a flurry of moves in free agency -- at least let's hope so, since it's been pretty slow thus far.  In this space, it's time to have a little..." November 29

  • 14 players who could be traded this MLB offseason

    The Score "Here, theScore identifies 14 players who could be traded this offseason and ranks the likelihood of a deal happening - using a scale from 1 (unlikely) to 5 (extremely likely).   Corbin Burnes,..." November 29

  • The unheralded MLB free agent relievers that could make a difference "This year's free-agent market for relievers was long known to be a weak one, and teams, knowing that, went all out to retain their best free-agent arms before they ever reached the market -- like Edwin Díaz, Robert Suarez and Rafael Montero. What’s left, then, is a..." November 29

  • Guardians Made Three-Year Offer To Jose Abreu "Free agent Jose Abreu would have been a good fit for the Guardians, but the power-hitting first baseman won’t be wearing a Cleveland uniform in 2023. Despite the Guardians offering Abreu a three-year deal, the former Chicago White Sox first baseman-DH has agreed to a..." November 29

  • Tony Clark’s ‘transformational year,’ evolution as MLBPA leader brings 5-year extension

    The Athletic "Whenever Tony Clark’s tenure atop the Major League Baseball Players Association does end, this past year could well be remembered as the most important of his career, a turning point in the union’s history. Last winter and into this spring, Clark led the players to gains..." November 29

  • MLBPA elects new executive player subcommittee: Who are the new members and what are their responsibilities

    The Athletic "A key player leadership group at the Major League Baseball Players Association has several new faces after Monday’s election during the union’s annual meetings. The term is for two years. The players voted Jack Flaherty (Cardinals), Lance McCullers..." November 29

  • MLB insider names likely landing spot for Jacob deGrom in free agency

    Sportsnaut "Jacob deGrom is among the top MLB free agents, leading the class of pitchers on the open market as a two-time Cy Young Award winner who many view as one of the best to ever pitch. With the value of pitching increasing even more as clubs prioritize the upper-echelon starters who..." November 28

  • Michael Conforto Drawing Interest from Mariners, More in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The Seattle Mariners have shown interest in free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. The Athletic's Will Sammon reported on Nov. 9 the New York Mets might be open to reuniting with Conforto, who spent his first seven seasons..." November 28

  • The Biggest Boom-or-Bust 2022-23 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Nobody ever accused any Major League Baseball free agent of being a wholly safe bet, so it's perhaps fair to say that any player in any given market is a boom-or-bust type. Still, we'd naturally prefer to focus on the ones in the 2022-23 market who match that description more..." November 28

  • Where should Aaron Judge sign? Ranking all 30 MLB teams

    ESPN "With all the speculation about where Aaron Judge will sign, what about the question of where he should sign? The question is complicated. First of all, there is only one opinion that ultimately matters: Judge's. To apply our own factors is to make wild..." November 28

  • 3 free agents Dodgers must avoid

    Clutch Points "The Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to advance deep into the postseason because of the amount of talent they have on their roster. Over the past couple of seasons, the trend has been toward an NLCS appearance at the very least, but they were eliminated in the NLDS by the San Diego Padres. As..." November 28

  • MLB trade and free-agent matches: Solutions for each NL team’s most-pressing needs

    The Athletic "With MLB’s Winter Meetings a week away, it’s time to take stock. Over the past few weeks here at The Athletic, we’ve identified the biggest needs of each team after checking in with the front offices and predicted the contracts of the top 25 free agents...." November 28

  • Predicting Aaron Judge’s Career Path Amid Free-Agency Rumors

    ProSportsDaily RedZone "Aaron Judge is a hell of a ball player. He’s big, powerful, and intelligent in the outfield and he’s a great leader in the clubhouse.  He would no doubt be a great addition to any team for the next five+ seasons.  Every single professional athlete has the right..." November 25

  • 8 Teams Pursuing SS Carlos Correa

    Bleacher Report "The Minnesota Twins are reportedly planning to "go hard" in their efforts to re-sign shortstop Carlos Correa despite plenty of competition on the free-agent market. Jon Heyman of the New York Post reported Thursday there are at least eight MLB teams that have..." November 25