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  • MLBPA Announces 2020 Players Choice Award Winners

    MLB Trade Rumors "The MLBPA announced their Players Choice Awards today, which were voted on by the players prior to the postseason. Freddie Freeman was the biggest winner, taking home both the NL Player of the Year honor, as well as the NL Outstanding Player Award, which correlates to the..." October 22

  • 2020 Gold Glove finalists unveiled "The finalists -- three at each position in each league -- for the 2020 Gold Glove Awards were revealed by Rawlings on Twitter. The winners will be named on Tuesday, Nov. 3, on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHEROctober 22

  • Don Mattingly On Marlins’ 2021 Rotation Plans

    Miami Herald "In projecting next year’s starting rotation, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that three pitchers are “kind of locked in.” The first two — Sandy Alcantara and Pablo Lopez — are obvious. But if you thought the third was ballyhooed..." October 22

  • 'You have to start somewhere': Playoff plan provides a path for MLB to have fans in 2021

    USA Today "It’s been eight months since the United States began grappling with the novel coronavirus, mitigation ranging from casual to militant, lessons missed and learned along the way as the disease killed nearly a quarter-million Americans. For Major League Baseball, returning to..." October 21

  • Looking For A Match In A Francisco Lindor Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "The 2020 season ended in more disappointment for the Indians, who reached the playoffs but were once again unable to break a World Series drought that has gone back to their most recent title in 1948. The Indians may again try to contend next season, but it’s entirely possible..." October 21

  • MLBPA introduces annual Curt Flood Award to honor those who champion player advocacy

    CBS Sports "The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has announced a new award to honor baseball labor luminary Curt Flood. The award, which will be part of the annual Players' Choice awards, will be given, in the words of a statement released by the MLBPAA, "a former player,..." October 20

  • Marlins Intend To Exercise Club Option On Starling Marte

    MLB Trade Rumors "During a conference call with reporters (including Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald) to discuss the departure of president of baseball operations Michael Hill, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter noted that the club is planning to exercise its $12.5MM club option on..." October 18

  • Marlins Part Ways With Michael Hill

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have moved on from president of baseball operations Michael Hill, the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter link).  The news ends an 18-year run for Hill in Miami’s front office. The move isn’t a firing, as Hill’s contract with the club (an..." October 18

  • Meat Loaf's 'Paradise by the Dashboard Light' is the Best Baseball Song Ever

    The Big Lead "I was driving in my car recently when I hear Meat Loaf's Paradise By the Dashboard Light. It's a song I have heard many times in my life, but this time I was struck by the baseball portion of the song. Without basketball to distract me, I dove into a Meat Loaf wormhole. Not a..." October 16

  • MLB has zero positive COVID-19 tests for 47 consecutive days

    Sportsnet "Major League Baseball and the MLBPA say there were no positive COVID-19 tests recorded among the remaining teams in the last week, bringing its streak of zero positive tests to 47 days. In the week beginning Oct. 9 and ending on Oct. 15, 5,026 samples were tested. " October 16

  • Future MLB general managers: Eight candidates who could eventually become your favorite team's next GM

    CBS Sports "The end of Major League Baseball's regular season means, among other things, the beginning of the hiring and firing season for the brain trust positions. Over the past handful of weeks, the Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies have had their general manager roles..." October 16

  • Projected Arbitration Salaries For 2021

    MLB Trade Rumors "Matt Swartz has created a model to project salaries for arbitration eligible players, which we’ve been publishing at MLB Trade Rumors for ten years.  This winter, due to the pandemic and 60-game MLB season, there’s more uncertainty than ever with arbitration, as I..." October 15

  • Hyeon-Jong Yang Expected To Pursue MLB Opportunities This Winter "Kia Tigers lefty Hyeon-jong Yang is expected to explore offers from MLB teams this winter, Jeeho Yoo of South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency tweets. The former KBO MVP is wrapping up a two-year deal with the same Tigers club with which he’s spent the past 14..." October 14

  • The Looming Arbitration Battle

    MLB Trade Rumors "The pandemic has had a massive effect on MLB team revenues, which most expect to translate to a frigid free agent market.  More quietly, a related battle looms: salary arbitration. The first marker will be Wednesday, December 2nd.  That’s when teams must decide whether..." October 14

  • Predicting 1 Trade for Every MLB Team During the 2020 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "With the 2020 Major League Baseball season creeping closer to its end, it's not too soon to look ahead to the offseason. Because every team in the league took a financial hit amid the coronavirus pandemic-shortened season, clubs may prefer to find impact talent on the trade market..." October 13

  • MLB posting period for KBO players pushed back due to pandemic

    Yonhap News Agency "The posting period for South Korean baseball players hoping to reach the majors has been pushed back by nine days this year, a fallout from the coronavirus-interrupted season here. The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) announced Tuesday that clubs now have between Nov. 10 and Dec. 14..." October 13

  • 2021 MLB Draft order to be set by 2020 standings, per report; Pirates get No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball has decided that the final draft order for 2021will be determined by reverse order of the 2020 final standings, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. That's the typical way of ordering draft selections, and for some time it's been believed..." October 13

  • Picking a MVP from each division series

    The Score "Major League Baseball doesn't hand out MVP awards for the division series. That might be because they're best-of-five series, making it a little harder to evaluate smaller sample sizes, especially if a series ends in a sweep. But it doesn't mean we can't highlight the best..." October 12

  • 10 star players who weren't stars a week ago "October marks the end of the season. But for some players, it is only the beginning -- their first legitimate opportunity to impress a wider audience and come through in suspenseful situations. We’re only halfway through these playoffs as we head into the League Championship..." October 10

  • MLB, MLBPA announce COVID-19 test results "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today the latest COVID-19 testing results under MLB’s COVID-19 Health Monitoring & Testing Plan, through the end of Thursday, October 8th: MONITORING TESTING • Covered..." October 09

  • Forget the asterisk – MLB's 2020 champion will be totally legitimate

    USA Today "With Major League Baseball’s expanded playoff nearly whittled down to a final four, it’s time to make one thing clear. There’s no need for any asterisk. That symbol has dogged the game for more than a century, tied in an almost mythical sense to scandal or,..." October 09

  • Atlanta's stingy pitchers on historic run "If the Dodgers or Padres want to punch their ticket to the World Series, they’re going to have to figure out how to score against the Atlanta Braves’ pitching staff. The Braves beat the Marlins, 7-0, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series at Minute Maid..." October 08

  • Don Mattingly Should Be the Runaway Pick for National League Manager of the Year

    The Big Lead "The Miami Marlins lost a playoff series for the first time in franchise history on Thursday, as the Atlanta Braves finished off a three-game sweep in the National League Division Series. While it was a disappointing exit for Miami, the team's season has been nothing short of..." October 08

  • Travis d'Arnaud can't stop hitting

    The Score "A glut of stars, both established and burgeoning, propelled the Atlanta Braves to a third straight National League East title in 2020. Freddie Freeman, a four-time All-Star and the franchise's longtime linchpin, will likely take home the National League MVP for his otherworldly..." October 08

  • Qualifying Offer Value Set At $18.9 Million

    Lone Star Ball "The qualifying offer to MLB free agents this offseason is increasing from the $17.8 million amount that was used for players becoming free agents after the 2019 season to $18.9 million for players after 2020, according to Evan Drellich on Twitter. This most likely doesn’t..." October 08

  • KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes To Post Ha-Seong Kim This Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization will post star shortstop Ha-Seong Kim for Major League clubs this winter, MLBTR has learned. He’d previously voiced a desire to be posted, and the team plans to honor those wishes this winter. All 30 Major League clubs will..." October 08

  • How Marlins’ Jon Berti used debut with Blue Jays as springboard to MLB success

    Sportsnet "During the fourth inning of his final home game as Toronto Blue Jays manager, John Gibbons spotted himself on the video board while on the mound for a pitching change, put his arm around Jon Berti and let the debuting infielder share in the love. "Honestly, I..." October 07

  • Travis d'Arnaud's HR sounds like it breaks stadium "After seven up-and-down seasons with the Mets, Travis d'Arnaud has somehow transformed into an offensive monster this year with the Braves. He had nine home runs, 34 RBIs and a .321/.386/.533 slash line during the regular season and, during the postseason, has only continued mashing at the..." October 07

  • Trevor Bauer backs Ronald Acuna after Marlins plunking

    Yardbarker "Trevor Bauer and Ronald Acuña Jr. engaged in a bit of a sparring match on Twitter recently, but the Cincinnati Reds pitcher showed on Tuesday that he has his rival’s back. Acuña was hit by Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara in his second at-bat of Game 1 of..." October 07

  • Marlins' Don Mattingly: Ronald Acuna's slide on Miguel Rojas was 'dirty'

    The Score "The heated rivalry between the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr. got spicier on Wednesday. Marlins manager Don Mattingly called out Acuna for his slide into shortstop Miguel Rojas during the seventh inning of Game 1 of the..." October 07

  • MLB Free Agency 2020 Big Board: Ranking the Top 25 Players Available

    Bleacher Report "The upcoming MLB free-agent class saw its most intriguing domino fall when Mookie Betts signed a 12-year, $365 million extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but there is still plenty of impact talent set to hit the open market. Catcher J.T. Realmuto, second baseman DJ..." October 07

  • The Fatal Flaw That Could Wreck Every MLB Playoff Team in Divisional Round

    Bleacher Report "The Greek god Achilles had a fatal flaw. So do all of the remaining eight teams in the 2020 MLB postseason. In some cases, the flaw was easy to suss out. In others, it necessitated nit-picking. But no club—regardless of depth and talent—is..." October 07

  • Starling Marte out for NLDS, Marlins roll with 14 pitchers on playoff roster

    Talking Chop "While Braves fans have been anticipating Atlanta’s roster more than anything and were not disappointed when it was released earlier this morning, the Marlins playoff roster had a certain amount of intrigue and importance as well, particularly with the fate..." October 06

  • Tickets for 2020 World Series in Texas already sold out

    Sportsnaut "The first two rounds of the 2020 MLB Playoffs have been played without fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major League Baseball has done everything in its power to make sure the 2020 season is completed after a plethora of breakouts related to the virus during..." October 06

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. apologizing to 'nobody' after Braves, Marlins exchange words

    The Score "Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. posted a blunt message on Instagram directed at the Miami Marlins after a testy exchange between the two teams during Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Tuesday. Acuna was upset after Marlins..." October 06

  • Details Of Domestic Violence Allegations Surface Against Sam Dyson

    MLB Trade Rumors "Troubling allegations of domestic abuse have emerged surrounding free agent reliever Sam Dyson. In a piece from Katie Strang and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic (subscription required), Dyson’s ex-girlfriend Alexis Blackburn reveals the details of her relationship with Dyson,..." October 06

  • Every Team's Biggest X-Factor in Divisional Round

    Bleacher Report "In the small-sample crucible that is the MLB postseason, stars don't always have the biggest impact. Oh, sure, great players often play well (no newsflash there). But sometimes, other contributors step forward to tip the scales. Here, then, is one X-factor for each of..." October 05

  • Marlins Set Rotation For First Three Games Of NLDS

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins are preparing to kick off their NLDS against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. This series is non-conventional for a postseason set in that the best-of-five will play out over 5 consecutive days (and of course, because it’s being played in a playoff bubble at a neutral site..." October 05

  • How MLB contenders are making themselves at home in 'neutral' clubhouses

    Yahoo! Sports "Among the infinite oddities of the year 2020 and the baseball season it tolerated, if just barely, eight teams remain viable to be World Series champions and not one will play another home game. Four neutral sites soon will become two, then two will be one, and at its conclusion the best among..." October 05

  • Supreme Court clears way for class-action lawsuit from minor league players being paid below minimum wage

    CBS Sports "The United States Supreme Court is allowing a class-action lawsuit to proceed from minor-league baseball players who allege they are being paid less than the minimum wage. Attorney and former minor-league baseball pitcher Garrett Broshuis broke the news on Twitter on Monday morning...." October 05

  • Phillies owner reveals he wasn't on board with trading Sixto Sanchez for J.T. Realmuto without extension

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  Phillies managing partner John Middleton had a surprisingly revealing answer Saturday when asked about the J.T. Realmuto-Sixto Sanchez trade, saying that he wanted to make it only if his baseball people were sure they could extend Realmuto. That hasn't happened..." October 05

  • 8 pitches that could dominate Division Series "A crazy Wild Card Series week is in the books, and amid all the nail biting, channel flipping and dinger celebrations, pitchers made their presence felt. Hitters combined to bat just .221, and with the scarcity of hits going around, they had to swing for the fences to score. Teams that..." October 04

  • Every remaining team's biggest weakness "The eight teams that have advanced to the Division Series have fought their way to this point: through a 60-game season that was anything but normal and a harrowing best-of-three Wild Card Series in which just about anything could have happened. So these teams are all..." October 04

  • Marlins’ Francisco Cervelli announces retirement

    Miami Herald "Miami Marlins catcher and 13-year MLB veteran Francisco Cervelli announced Saturday on his personal Instagram page that he is retiring from professional baseball after his latest bout with concussions. Included in one of his posts is a two-minute, 30-second video with highlights from..." October 03

  • Latest On Potential Playoff Expansion

    MLB Trade Rumors "To help compensate for the sport’s massive pandemic-driven revenue losses, MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed on a 16-team playoff field with a first-round, three-game wild card series for the 2020 season. That agreement covered this year only, but Commissioner Rob Manfred made..." October 03

  • MLB playoffs; What we learned from baseball's unprecedented Wild Card Series

    CBS Sports "For the first time in Major League Baseball history, we just witnessed a full round of Wild Card Series. As all interested parties know by now, each league sent eight teams to the playoffs. Everything started on Tuesday with a three-game series determining which eight would be advancing to the..." October 03

  • The 2016 Chicago Cubs Were a Dynasty That Never Emerged

    The Big Lead "The Chicago Cubs bowed out of the 2020 MLB playoffs on Friday with a whimper. The North Siders fell to the Miami Marlins in Game 2 of their Wild Card series, taking a 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field. After a season spent looking for offense, the Cubs once again fell short of their goals...." October 03

  • Cubs' Kris Bryant bewildered by team struggles, early exit: 'It sucks, but here we are'

    The Score "The Chicago Cubs watched their season end with a whimper as they fell to the Miami Marlins in the NL wild-card series on Friday. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant expressed his confusion after the club only scored a single run over the two-game..." October 03

  • Why Cubs' early playoff exit is end of the road for core group that won 2016 World Series

    CBS Sports "Perhaps earlier than some expected, the Cubs 2020 season ended on Friday the way it was always going to end: In offensive futility. We'll get to that in a second.  This time around, it means the end of the run, by and large, for the remaining core of the 2016 World..." October 02

  • Marlins’ Brandon Kintzler has great quote after team advances

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been a very strange season for the Miami Marlins, but it’s not over yet after their win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. The Marlins beat the Cubs twice in a row to advance to the NLCS. They did so despite being expected to be one of the league’s worst teams, as..." October 02