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  • MLB says it's willing to walk away from minors deal, but what would take its place?

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball is angry with Minor League Baseball for continuing to negotiate a new business agreement in public. The feud escalated Friday to the point that MLB threatened to walk away entirely from its decadeslong partnership with the minors' governing body. Was that a..." December 14

  • Five MLB Blockbuster Trades We Would Love To See This Winter

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 MLB winter meetings are in the books and the four-day extravaganza provided plenty of movement across baseball. Now with many of the top free agents off the board, our attention shifts to this offseason’s top trade candidates. There is more MVP-caliber talent..." December 14

  • Mets, Yoenis Cespedes agree to 2020 salary adjustment

    Larry Brown Sports "Yoenis Cespedes won’t be making as much as he originally expected to in 2020 after he renegotiated his salary with the New York Mets. According to various reports, Cespedes and the Mets have renegotiated his deal to reduce his salary from the $29.5 million he was originally..." December 13

  • MLB Winter Meetings are in the books, now let's reset the free agent and trade markets

    CBS Sports "A Winter Meetings most frenzied -- one in which more than $1 billion in guaranteed salary was cast about -- is freshly behind us. While the highest-profile likes of Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg are now spoken for, we've still got a number of..." December 13

  • This Mets-Astros Trade Involving Carlos Correa Could Actually Work

    12 Up "The Houston Astros saw their previous ace Gerrit Cole leave for the New York Yankees, while top-tier third baseman Anthony Rendon joined the rival Los Angeles Angels. Did we mention the ongoing electronic sign-stealing investigation? As if matters couldn't get any..." December 13

  • After winter meetings spending spree, attention turns to MLB's trade market

    USA Today "The Chicago Cubs came to town ready to trade one of their stars, only to sit helplessly and watch other teams instead empty their checking accounts for free agents. The Los Angeles Dodgers were preparing to spend the most money on a free agent in franchise history, only to find..." December 13

  • Teams Reportedly Asked the Cubs About Yu Darvish

    Bleacher Nation "When Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole signed to absolutely record-shattering contracts this week, it was a pretty natural instinct to look around at other, existing deals around baseball and consider their value through a new lens. In particular, to Cubs fans, the four years and $81..." December 13

  • Mets' Chris Mazza removed from roster

    CBS Sports "Chris Mazza was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. " December 13

  • Michael Wacha is Mets' Zack Wheeler replacement

    The Sports Daily "While the New York Yankees blew up the baseball world by signing Gerrit Cole to a nine year deal worth $324 million, the New York Mets found their replacement for Zack Wheeler, and he cost 108 times less. The Mets have signed former St. Louis Cardinals’ righty Michael Wacha to a one year..." December 12

  • Mets GM boldly claims team has 'probably the deepest' rotation in MLB after Rick Porcello deal

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen can’t help himself from making ill-advised claims about his team. Last offseason, Wagenen boldly told the rest of the National League East to “come get us.” The Mets finished third in the division. Van Wagenen issued a..." December 12

  • Eight candidates to be MLB's next $300 million pitcher after Gerrit Cole's record-breaking Yankees deal

    CBS Sports "As the sun sets on the 2019 Winter Meetings, MLB executives will head home having seen two pitchers sign record contracts in the span of 30 hours or so. The Nationals gave Stephen Strasburg a seven-year deal worth $245 million on Monday. At the time, it was the richest pitching contract in..." December 12

  • Tim Tebow running out of options to make MLB dream come true

    MSN.com "New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow experienced a disastrous 2019 season at the Triple-A level, but it’s far from the end of his MLB dream. Tebow knows failure and how to learn from it. When No. 4 Florida lost to unranked Ole Miss on Sept. 27, 2008, and cost the Gators a shot at..." December 12

  • Scott Boras pulls off huge free agency coup and gets money flowing back into baseball

    USA Today "Quite simply, it’s the greatest week by an agent in baseball history. In a matter of about 48 hours, Scott Boras had three clients sign contracts worth a staggering $824 million, with third baseman Anthony Rendon signing Wednesday night to a seven-year, $245 million..." December 12

  • Yankees, Dodgers, Mets Reportedly In Market For Josh Hader

    MLB Trade Rumors "With the top end of the relief market going off the board early, teams looking for elite pen arms have been eyeing trade possibilities. The most intriguing of those: star Brewers lefty Josh Hader, who was recently reported to have been made available in talks. Ken Rosenthal..." December 12

  • Rick Porcello, Mets Agree To One-Year Contract

    NESN "Rick Porcello is going home, and the Boston Red Sox have a hole in their starting rotation. The free-agent right-handed pitcher has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Mets, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday morning. Porcello’s deal is worth $10..." December 12

  • MLB to test for opioids, won't punish for marijuana use in 2020

    The Score "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to a new drug policy that will test for opioids but won't punish for marijuana use, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The agreement will be implemented for the 2020 season..." December 12

  • Rob Manfred bashes Minor League Baseball’s response to his contraction scheme

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball’s plan to essentially contract 42 minor league baseball teams by eliminating their major league affiliations has not gone over very well with, well, almost anyone. It was immediately assailed by many the moment it was first reported by Baseball..." December 12

  • Athletics Interested in Jed Lowrie if Mets Would Pay Part of Salary

    Mets Merized Online "Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Oakland Athletics would have interest in acquiring Jed Lowrie from the New York Mets if the team is willing to pay a large portion of the $10 million salary he will have in 2020. “That is a deal..." December 12

  • Mets talking to Astros about Carlos Correa trade

    Sportsnaut "The MLB world was thrown for a loop earlier this week when it was reported that the Houston Astros are open to dealing star shortstop Carlos Correa in a cost-cutting move.  While nothing appears to be imminent on this front, Andy Martino of SNY indicates that the New..." December 11

  • Rob Manfred confirms new three-batter minimum rule, and MLB managers aren't thrilled

    Sporting News "To say there was some uncertainty among MLB managers about the potential of new rules impacting the 2020 season would be putting it mildly.  Specifically, there were questions about the proposed three-batter minimum for relief pitchers, a rule aimed at reducing pitching changes..." December 11

  • Mets Agree To One-Year Deal With Michael Wacha

    Mets Merized Online "Tim Healey of Newsday reports that the Mets have signed Michael Wacha to a one-year deal, pending a physical. Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds that the deal is for $3 million guaranteed with Wacha capable of earning up to $7 million in..." December 11

  • Uptick in home runs attributed to seam heights and batting techniques, not juiced balls

    ESPN "Decreases in air resistance spurred by inconsistent seam height on the baseball and "changes in player behavior" that produced different launch angles and exit velocities led to the dramatic increase in home runs during the 2019 season, a committee of professors tasked by Major League..." December 11

  • Brandon Nimmo, Eddie Rosario Reportedly Being Discussed In Trade Talks

    MLB Trade Rumors "While it was overshadowed entirely by a much bigger move, last night’s swap of Nomar Mazara from the Rangers to the White Sox also represented a notable bit of action in the outfield market. The landscape hasn’t changed much since the start of the offseason but..." December 11

  • What do the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby do now?

    Hardball Talk "Gerrit Cole is now a New York Yankee. Nine years and $324 million make that so. But though the Yankees are the only team who gets him, they weren’t the only team interested in him. So let’s take a look at what the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby — the Dodgers and the..." December 11

  • Four teams that should trade for David Price

    Sportsnaut "As MLB teams compete in bidding wars for the top free-agent pitchers, the recent availability of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price could change everything for clubs looking to bolster their rotation. Boston is looking to shed significant payroll this winter and,..." December 11

  • Mets, Pirates discussing Starling Marte trade

    Yardbarker "The New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates have reportedly begun to discuss a trade that would send All-Star outfielder Starling Marte to New York. The discussions, first reported by MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, have involved both sides discussing potential names that..." December 11

  • Inaugural All-MLB teams announced

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Major League Baseball announced the members of the All-MLB Team, recognizing the top performances by players in the 2019 regular season. It announced both a “first team” and “second team.” The fan vote accounted..." December 11

  • MLB free agency is a booming business once again: 'Great teams want great players'

    USA Today "Scott Boras, who represents the cream of this year’s free agent crop, believes teams are being substantially more aggressive in pursuit of players than they have in years. The accusations of collusion that dominated the landscape the past few years at baseball’s..." December 10

  • MLB to remove marijuana testing for minor leaguers

    TMZ "Weed is now LEGAL in the MLB ... the league is lifting its ban on marijuana for minor leaguers, removing the drug from its prohibited substance list. As part of the MLB's efforts to crack down on opioid use in and around its league ... it has agreed to stop testing minor leaguers..." December 10

  • MLB holding 2020 draft days before CWS, moves location to Omaha

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball is set to relocate its annual amateur draft in an effort to increase interest in the event. According to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, the 2020 draft will be held at the site of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, rather than at the MLB Network..." December 10

  • 3 Players the Rest of MLB Should Fear the Astros Acquiring This Offseason

    12 Up "The Houston Astros nearly broke MLB hearts once again this season by getting to the World Series, but the Washington Nationals shocked us all by coming out on top. Despite that result, Houston remains as dangerous as ever. With the Winter Meetings underway, you better believe Houston..." December 10

  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates dies

    MLB.com "Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired millions with his fight against ALS, died at the age of 34, his family announced on Monday. It was Frates who spawned the Ice Bucket Challenge five years ago, which raised over $200 million for amyotrophic lateral..." December 09

  • Mets Add Hensley Meulens, Tony DeFrancesco To Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets officially announced their coaching staff for the upcoming season, which included a few new faces in the mix.  Hensley Meulens will be the bench coach, confirming previous reports that Meulens was the favorite for the job.  Jeremy Hefner’s role as the new..." December 08

  • Mets Interested In Rick Porcello

    MLB Trade Rumors "With Zack Wheeler officially jumping ship to join a division rival, the Mets are exploring options on the starting pitching market, speaking with free agent right-hander Rick Porcello and his representatives, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. At the..." December 07

  • Sergio Romo Close To Deciding On Next Team

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran reliever Sergio Romo appears to be cruising towards his next deal. Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter) says there’s momentum towards an agreement, with a decision anticipated during the Winter Meetings. " December 06

  • Will Mets trade Tim Tebow during MLB Winter Meetings?

    Sportsnaut "Is Tim Tebow a good MLB player? Not really. Is Tim Tebow a marketing magnet? Heck yes. That’s why the Mets could trade Tebow during the MLB Winter Meetings. The big picture: Tebowmania is still very much a thing. Despite his struggles in minor league ball, Tebow could..." December 06

  • Mets' Brad Brach gets one-year deal with Mets

    CBS Sports "Brad Brach signed a one-year, $850,000 deal with the Mets on Friday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. " December 06

  • Mets Sign Jarrett Parker, Max Moroff

    Mets Merized Online "The Mets announced they’ve signed utility man Max Moroff and outfielder Jarrett Parker to minor league deals with invitations to major league camp. Moroff, 26, played in 20 big league games for the Indians this year. He was 4-for-32 with 16 strikeouts while..." December 06

  • Who is Steve Cohen, what is Brodie Van Wagenen's future, and other questions surrounding the Mets

    Sporting News "It's not a dream, Mets fans. You're waking up on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, knowing that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. And it's not the 7 train — it's Steve Cohen. Years of questionable on-field decisions, off-field scandals and just..." December 05

  • Teams still don’t know if three-batter minimum rule will be in effect for 2020

    NBC Sports "According to Athletics GM David Forst, Major League Baseball has still not informed teams whether or not the proposed three-batter-minimum rule will be in effect for the 2020 season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The league and the players’ union..." December 05

  • If Mookie Betts is dealt -- a big if -- here's who can get him

    MLB.com "Let’s be clear about this: Mookie Betts is likely going to be playing for the Red Sox next season. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that multiple MLB executives believe it’s unlikely that Boston will actually trade him, and it makes sense. He is, after all, one..." December 05

  • Mets set to acquire Jake Marisnick

    TSN "The New York Mets are close to acquiring outfielder Jake Marisnick from the Houston Astros, reports The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal. Marisnick, 28, hit .233 last season with 10 home runs and 34 runs batted in with an OPS of .700 in 120..." December 05

  • Zack Wheeler's megadeal shows Phillies unfazed by 2019's costly failure

    The Score "It would've been so easy for the Philadelphia Phillies to stay quiet this winter, to invoke their failed 2019 campaign - and the spree that preceded it - as a cautionary tale and simply let the chips fall as they may next summer. After all, the acquisitions of Bryce Harper, Andrew..." December 05

  • Is Zack Wheeler the second coming of A.J. Burnett?

    Sporting News "There is a third season beyond that which is known to man. It is a season as vast as space and as empty as a Gatorade cooler after a walk-off dinger. It is the middle ground between the Fall Classic and spring training, between old-school and new-school. This is the..." December 05

  • The Hall of Fame Case for Tommy John

    Hardball Talk "On Sunday, December 8, the Modern Baseball Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame, which includes candidates whose primary contributions to baseball came between 1970-87, will vote on candidates for the 2020 induction class. Between now and then we will take a look at the ten..." December 05

  • Mets fans rejoice on Twitter after Fred Wilpons reportedly start process to sell team

    CBS Sports "New York Mets owners Fred Wilpon and son Jeff are reportedly in talks to sell 80% of the team, and fans have taken to social media, to express their opinions on the matter. The Mets have well, struggled since the Wilpons took full control of the team in 2002 with just three..." December 04

  • Player treatment, not discipline, likely for opioids

    ABC7 "Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids..." December 04

  • White Sox offered more to Zack Wheeler than Phillies

    Sportsnaut "The Chicago White Sox are certainly looking to make a major splash in free agency. Unfortunately for general manager Rick Hahn, money wasn’t the end all for stud pitcher Zack Wheeler. Fresh off reports that Wheeler has signed a five-year, $118 million..." December 04

  • Why Zack Wheeler could be the next Gerrit Cole

    ESPN "The final image we have of Gerrit Cole's tenure with the Houston Astros was after Game 7 of the World Series, when he was wearing a Scott Boras Corporation cap instead of drinking champagne during a victory celebration. Still, it was a wonderful two seasons in Houston..." December 04

  • Zack Wheeler signs with Phillies in $118 million splash

    The Good Phight "The Phillies needed starting pitching, you say? It has to be something better than average, you opine? Don’t want to eat up too much money before scraping the luxury tax, you demand? Well guess what? The Phillies just signed someone that fulfills..." December 04