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  • Report: Mets, Padres remain interested in Starling Marte as trade talks intensify

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Pirates may be moving outfielder Starling Marte before the start of spring training, as trade talks with the New York Mets and San Diego Padres are intensifying, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Both clubs have been..." January 24

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: How Astros cheating scandal will affect Carlos Beltran's chances

    CBS Sports "On each BBWAA voter's Hall of Fame ballot you'll find the following instructions:  Voting shall be based upon the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played. That's..." January 24

  • MLB umpires' union: 'Robo-umps' won't call balls, strikes in ST games

    The Score "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and the umpires' union don't appear to be on the same page when it comes to using a computerized strike zone during spring training. Manfred confirmed Wednesday that a camera-based system will be used during spring..." January 23

  • Ranking the names of major league ballparks

    Hardball Talk "Now that the Hall of Fame election is over and a good number of the top free agents have signed, we’re about to enter the slowest period of the offseason news cycle. Let’s kill time by making a list, shall we? This list is inspired by yesterday’s news about..." January 23

  • NY Mets to name Luis Rojas as new manager to replace Carlos Beltrán

    North Jersey "The New York Mets are preparing to name Luis Rojas as their next manager. The team is working on finalizing a multi-year agreement to make Rojas the skipper, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wednesday. Rojas will replace Carlos Beltrán,  who was..." January 22

  • Mets Reportedly Down To 3 Managerial Candidates

    MLB Trade Rumors "It continues to look likely that the Mets’ next manager will come from within the organization. They’re deciding among a trio of in-house candidates – quality control coach Luis Rojas, bench coach Hensley Meulens and first base coach Tony DeFrancesco – for the..." January 22

  • Full 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results Revealed

    12 Up "The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting today, and two former MLB stars have received the necessary numbers to be voted into Cooperstown. In order to be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be selected on..." January 21

  • Latest On Yoenis Cespedes’ Recovery

    The Union Journal "Injuries have actually thwarted Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes‘ occupation over the previous couple periods, however the 34- year-old is lastly proceeding towards a go back to a big league ruby. On Monday, Cespedes tweeted a video clip of himself dashing, turning a bat and..." January 21

  • The best new jersey to own on every team

    MLB.com "When Spring Training games begin in a month or so -- it’s that soon! -- you will see the usual jerseys and shirseys in the crowd -- TROUT jerseys in Tempe, MOLINA in Jupiter, JUDGE in Tampa. But anyone can show up in those jerseys. They’ve all owned them for years. The..." January 20

  • 4 things to know about the 2020 Baseball HOF ballot

    The Score "The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 will welcome its newest inductees when the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote are announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Any player who receives at least 75% of the vote will join last month's Modern Era Committee..." January 20

  • New York Mets Should Hire an Experienced Manager This Time

    The Sports Daily "The idea of Carlos Beltran coming back as the New York Mets’ manager, redeeming his legacy from the Adam Wainwright curveball that ended the 2006 NLCS, and leading the Mets to a championship was nice. That notion went up in smoke this week, when the Mets moved on after learning more about..." January 19

  • Mets Trade Rumors: Starling Marte Talks Revisited with Pirates

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets have reengaged the Pittsburgh Pirates in trade talks for outfielder Starling Marte. According to MLB insider Robert Murray, no deal is imminent. The Arizona Diamondbacks are also believed to be involved in talks for the..." January 19

  • Mets Interested In Dusty Baker

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are suddenly in need of a new manager after first-timer Carlos Beltran stepped down this week. Now in their second offseason search for a skipper, the Mets are considering veteran Dusty Baker for the role, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. " January 17

  • MLB Says Whistleblower Mike Fiers ‘Did The Right Thing And Should Be Commended’

    Sportsnaut "ESPN personality and New York Mets special assistant Jessica Mendoza made waves on Thursday when she called out Mike Fiers for being the whistleblower that brought the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal to the forefront. Mendoza’s comments were interesting in that they came..." January 17

  • Blue Jays sign Ruben Tejada to minor-league deal

    TSN "The Blue Jays have added more depth to their infield.  According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Toronto has signed Ruben Tejada to a minor league deal that includes an invite to MLB training camp.  " January 17

  • Carlos Beltran Lost His Best Asset: Credibility

    New York Times "With no official punishment from M.L.B. for his role in the Astros’ cheating scandal, Beltran could have continued as the Mets’ manager. But his reputation had sustained too much damage. No one in baseball over the last decade was more revered than Carlos Beltran...." January 16

  • Blue Jays’ Dave Hudgens appears safe as fallout from Astros scandal widens

    Sportsnet "Dave Hudgens’ status as Toronto Blue Jays bench coach appears unaffected by Major League Baseball’s discipline of the Houston Astros for electronic sign-stealing, the fallout of which widened Thursday to claim New York Mets manager Carlos..." January 16

  • Carlos Beltran's ouster the lesser of 2 humiliations for the Mets

    The Score "As the fallout from the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal snowballed in the hours and days following the release of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's findings, the prospect of humiliation for the New York Mets - a franchise summed up visually by this clip of Sideshow Bob stepping..." January 16

  • Carlos Beltran to step down as Mets manager

    ESPN "Carlos Beltran, the only player named in MLB's investigation of the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal, is out as manager of the New York Mets before beginning his first season with the team, sources confirmed to ESPN's Jeff Passan on Thursday. Beltran is..." January 16

  • Social media seems to think Carlos Beltran has a burner account defending himself

    Awful Announcing "It’s always interesting when anonymous Twitter accounts pop up seemingly just to defend certain often-criticized sports figures, such as one with New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan in December, the whole saga with then-Philadelphia Sixers’ GM Bryan..." January 16

  • 4 Manager Replacements for Carlos Beltran if Mets Fire Him Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

    12 Up "The New York Mets could be in the hunt for a new manager just weeks after hiring one, as Carlos Beltran's involvement in the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal might see him deposed of in the same manner as Alex Cora and AJ Hinch. Should the Wilpon family decide to..." January 16

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • The Mets philosophy that could doom Carlos Beltran

    New York Post "Is Mets jersey No. 15 about to become available again for whomever in the organization wants it? The next potential domino in the Astros’ illegal sign-stealing caper on Wednesday was Carlos Beltran, who remained in limbo as Mets officials attempted to determine their..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • Carlos Beltran Reportedly Didn't Tell Yankees Anything About Astros' Sign-Stealing Strategies in 2019

    12 Up "The latest news coming out about Carlos Beltran's role in the sign-stealing controversy will come as some relief to Yankees fans who may have been worried about their part in the scandal.  Information was revealed Wednesday that Beltran did not share his role in the..." January 15

  • Did Red Sox’s Alex Cora drop hints Carlos Beltran helped Yankees cheat in 2019?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first question posed to just-ousted Red Sox manager Alex Cora just after the Yankees’ swept a two-game series in London on June 30 was pretty straightforward. His pitching staff had just been torched for 29 runs in two days when the first-place..." January 15

  • Mets stay quiet on manager Carlos Beltran's status

    CBS Sports "The fallout from the Astros' sign-stealing scandal continues. One day after MLB disciplined the Astros -- manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow were later fired as well -- the Red Sox parted ways with manager Alex Cora. Cora was Houston's bench coach in 2017 and was..." January 15

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • Carlos Beltrán skated on the sign-stealing scandal . . . but just barely

    Hardball Talk "One of the biggest takeaways after the hammer came down on the Astros yesterday was “why weren’t the players punished?” After all, Rob Manfred specifically said in the report that it was a “player-driven” scheme. If, however, you read..." January 14

  • Marcus Stroman: Alex Cora's criticism of playing style is 'comical in hindsight'

    TSN "New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman circled back on comments Alex Cora made about him in May on Tuesday in the wake of the Boston Red Sox manager being named by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred as a leader in the Houston Astros' sign stealing during their 2017 championship..." January 14

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14

  • Paul Lo Duca takes ruthless shot at Carlos Beltran over cheating scandal

    Yardbarker "Many current and former members of the Astros organization are taking a lot of heat over Major League Baseball’s findings in Houston's cheating scandal, but the shot Paul Lo Duca took at former teammate Carlos Beltran will be tough to top.  The New York..." January 13

  • Ryan Braun Defends Tim Tebow

    TMZ "Tim Tebow getting an invite to Mets' spring training is NOT a publicity stunt ... so says Ryan Braun, who tells TMZ Sports the ex-NFL QB has a real chance to make NY's roster! Of course, a lotta people are saying otherwise ... convinced Tim's only..." January 13

  • With 3B market thinning, is Josh Donaldson next?

    MLB.com "The Rangers are in agreement with veteran slugger Todd Frazier on a one-year, $5 million deal with a club option for 2021, pending a physical, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The 34-year-old could fill a big hole at the hot corner for Texas, which missed out on..." January 13

  • Predicting Landing Spots for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Most of the top free agents have come off the board. Yet multiple impact players remain unsigned, ranging from genuine stars (Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna) to high-upside gambles (Taijuan Walker, Yasiel Puig). As we await..." January 13

  • MLB, Rob Manfred face league-altering test amid probes and rule changes

    Sportsnet "This could be Rob Manfred’s decade. No, check that: it very much needs to be Rob Manfred’s decade. The recent passing of NBA commissioner David Stern gave all of us pause to reflect on the evolution of North American professional sports; to reflect on how the NFL has..." January 13

  • Rangers Reportedly Sign Slugging Third Baseman Todd Frazier

    12 Up "As the Nolan Arenado trade talks begin to crystallize in cities other than Dallas, it seems Texas has decided to add a different slugger to open their new ballpark at the hot corner. After he was squeezed out in Flushing in the latter years of his big money deal,..." January 12

  • Mets Reach Deals With Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Edwin Diaz To Avoid Arbitration

    WFAN Sports Radio "January means a new year, and it also means arbitration as the Major League Baseball offseason continues along.  Friday is the deadline for teams to reach agreements with players before they are subject to arbitration, so quite a few salary increases are being negotiated..." January 10

  • Who Will Be the Next MLB Players to Sign $300M Contracts After Gerrit Cole?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's $300 million contract club is rapidly expanding. Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to sign a $300 million deal when the Miami Marlins extended him for $325 million over 13 years in 2014. He was all alone until 2019, when Manny Machado,..." January 10

  • Tim Tebow gets Mets spring training invite for third consecutive season

    CBS Sports "The Mets have extended a spring training invitation to outfield prospect and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports. DiComo notes that Tebow will be in camp as a non-roster invitee. Tebow will be one of 15 NRIs in Mets camp this..." January 09

  • Five Potential Trade Destinations For Rockies All-Star Third Baseman Nolan Arenado

    The Big Lead "Nolan Arenada, the Colorado Rockies' 28-year old All-Star, is probably going to get traded, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Arenada signed an eight-year, $260 million contract in 2019, but the third baseman has an opt-out after the 2021 season so the Rockies could lose..." January 09

  • Ranking the Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB offseason is the time for prospective contenders to either strike it rich with some big-name free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon or make some quality under-the-radar moves like the additions of Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion, just to name a few, in Chicago...." January 09

  • New York Mets release utility player Sam Haggerty

    Elite Sports NY "According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the New York Mets have released infielder Sam Haggerty. The Mets acquired Haggerty along with Tyler Lockett from the Cleveland Indians in the Kevin Plawecki trade. Haggerty spent most of the 2019 season with the..." January 09

  • MLB discussing use of technology to prevent sign-stealing

    The Score "Major League Baseball is discussing the idea of using on-field technology to encode communication between pitchers and catchers and help prevent sign-stealing, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports. The commissioner's office is developing several prototype devices, sources..." January 06

  • Five MLB teams that could disappoint in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Many MLB teams have been busy this winter, turning over their rosters and making the moves necessary to take significant strides in the 2020 season. While some have stepped up this winter, others have fallen short. Whether due to front offices missing out on top free agents or..." January 06

  • 3 potential trade proposals for Nolan Arenado

    The Score "The likelihood of a Nolan Arenado trade is reportedly down to a coin flip, as the Colorado Rockies are fielding offers for the superstar third baseman and looking for a package that includes a controllable first baseman or center fielder. While 29 teams..." January 06

  • New York Mets: Chris Flexen Year in Review

    Empire Sports Media "Chris Flexen’s first two years with the New York Mets were the complete opposite of thriving. It was evident that he needed more work before contributing at the big league level, and it showed again during the 2019 season. Flexen came into Spring Training in better shape than in..." January 05

  • Report: Mets looking to package Jed Lowrie, Dominic Smith in trade

    The Score "Jed Lowrie's tenure in Queens may last a grand total of nine games. The New York Mets have talked to teams about trading the infielder in a package with first baseman/outfielder Dominic Smith, reports Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. Lowrie, 35, is..." January 04

  • Mets' Yoenis Cespedes suffered broken ankle in incident with wild boar at his ranch in May, per report

    CBS Sports "Back in May, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered a fractured ankle during an incident on his ranch. Cespedes was recovering from dual heel surgeries at the time and the new ankle injury ended his season. Details about the ankle injury have remained a..." January 03

  • Robinson Chirinos Reportedly Nearing Decision

    The Union Journal "Veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos is “shut to creating a call” on his subsequent group, in keeping with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He has drawn vast curiosity thus far of the winter. It’s nonetheless completely unclear the place Chirinos..." January 02