• Andrés Giménez, Guardians Agree to 7-Year, $106.5M Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Guardians and second baseman Andrés Giménez have agreed to a seven-year, $106.5 million contract extension, per ESPN's Jeff Passan. The deal begins in 2024 and includes a 2031 club option. Per Passan, the contract covers three arbitration years and..." March 28

  • Shohei Ohtani To Make MLB-Record $65M In 2023

    Real GM Baseball "Shohei Ohtani is projected to make an Major League-record $65 million during the 2023 season including endorsements, according to Forbes. The amount includes the one-year, $30 million contract extension that Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Angels in October as part of an agreement..." March 28

  • Guardians in advanced extension negotiations with multiple players

    The Athletic "The Cleveland Guardians are in advanced extension negotiations with multiple players, league sources told The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know: Andrés Giménez, Amed Rosario, Triston McKenzie, Steven Kwan and Trevor..." March 28

  • 5 MLB teams that could surprise in 2023

    The Score "Major League Baseball is full of surprises every year, and this season shouldn't be any different. Here are five teams that could stun the baseball world in 2023.   Arizona Diamondbacks There are plenty of reasons to be..." March 28

  • MLB season preview: Rankings, playoff odds for all 30 teams

    ESPN "MLB opening week is here -- and if you blinked this offseason, you missed a lot. With some of the game's most recognizable faces in new places, it's time to reset the rankings for 2023. Will newcomer Xander Bogaerts, plus a full year from Juan Soto and..." March 28

  • Nico Hoerner Agrees to 3-Year, $35M Contract Extension Through 2026

    Bleacher Report "Nico Hoerner reportedly will be the second baseman for the Chicago Cubs for the foreseeable future. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Cubs and Hoerner agreed on a three-year, $35 million contract extension. As Passan noted, the deal means the middle infielder can still hit..." March 28

  • Kevin Kiermaier: 100-win season 'very attainable' for Blue Jays

    The Score "Kevin Kiermaier hasn't played a regular-season game in a Toronto Blue Jays uniform, but he sees big things in store for his new team in 2023. Ahead of his first Opening Day with Toronto, Kiermaier said the Blue Jays have the potential to not only win the AL East but dominate with..." March 28

  • Clayton Kershaw wants all the smoke from Dodgers-Padres rivalry

    Clutch Points "The San Diego Padres made a number of significant moves during the offseason. The Padres bolstered their roster and are prepared to compete with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Freddie Freeman even admitted that he was impressed by San Diego’s..." March 28

  • Low-budget Cleveland Guardians not sneaking up on anyone in 2023

    USA Today "Cleveland Guardians manager Terry Francona hoped to get to their spring training complex early this one morning, but there was a problem.  He couldn’t find the key fob to his car.  He searched everywhere in his hotel room.  March 28

  • The Los Angeles reason Noah Syndergaard is back-tracking on his 100 MPH goal

    Clutch Points "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Noah Syndergaard talked about what he learned in Spring Training and more in a Tuesday interview, SportsNet LA wrote in a Tuesday tweet. “The Dodgers organization, the amount of resources and help they’ve given..." March 28

  • Orioles option Grayson Rodriguez to Triple A, won’t make Opening Day roster

    The Athletic "Orioles prospect Grayson Rodriguez will not make the team’s Opening Day roster, he confirmed to reporters Monday. The 23-year-old will be optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to start the season. Here’s what you need to know: Baltimore selected the right-handed..." March 28

  • Nestor Cortes messes around after being called for quick pitch

    Larry Brown Sports "Nestor Cortes had some fun with the situation after being called for a quick pitch on Tuesday. Cortes was pitching for his New York Yankees in a spring training game against the Washington Nationals. He was facing Jeimer Candelario in the bottom of the third and was called for a quick..." March 28

  • Final MLB Opening Day 2023 Lineup Predictions, Version 5.0

    Bleacher Report "The 2023 MLB season officially begins on Thursday, and once again, all 30 teams will be in action on Opening Day. That means we have time for one final round of Opening Day lineup predictions. Our first lineup projections were posted Dec. 9, followed by version 2.0..." March 28

  • Alex Rodriquez approved Derek Jeter reunion with Fox MLB

    Clutch Points "New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter will be joining the MLB on Fox pregame show for the 2023 season alongside Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz, and Fox Sports CEO reportedly checked in with Rodriguez before signing Jeter, according to Andrew Marchand of the New..." March 28

  • 23 bold predictions for the 2023 MLB season

    The Athletic "With Opening Day just a few days away, it’s time to again go on the record with predictions for the 2023 season and subsequent offseason. As we await the start of the season, here are 23 bold (and not-so-bold) predictions for this year. Like all preseason predictions, some will pan out..." March 27

  • Brewers sign Luke Voit to 1-year deal, DFA Keston Hiura

    The Score "The Milwaukee Brewers signed first baseman Luke Voit to a one-year contract with a club option for 2024, the team announced, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Financial terms of the agreement are not yet known. Voit originally joined Milwaukee on a minor-league..." March 27

  • Which MLB players impressed most in spring training? One pick from every team

    The Athletic "After all the pitcher’s fielding practice, split-squads and intrasquads you can handle, the time has come to leave behind all the grapefruits and cactuses (or, if you prefer, cacti). With all 30 teams now wrapping up their exhibition slate, The Athletic’s baseball writers chose..." March 27

  • Each AL team's biggest question early this season

    The Score "With the regular season opening up this week, we look at the biggest question facing each American League club early in 2023.   Baltimore Orioles: Are they ready to take the next step? The young Orioles didn't make too many..." March 27

  • Mike Trout: WBC made me think how badly Angels need to make playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "Mike Trout’s ears were probably still ringing from the roar of the LoanDepot Park crowd after his World Baseball Classic-ending strikeout on Tuesday night when, on the bus ride back to the Team USA hotel in Miami, he sent a text message to Angels manager Phil..." March 27

  • Umpire Randy Rosenberg Ejected JT Realmuto For the Most Hilariously Petty Reason

    The Big Lead "The Philadelphia Phillies played the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday in their penultimate Spring Training game. The lucky fans attending a preseason baseball game in Clearwater, Florida, got to see a real show as umpire Randy Rosenberg threw out catcher JT Realmuto for, well, moving his..." March 27

  • MLB Hope-O-Meter results: Ranking fans’ optimism in 2023 for all 30 teams

    The Athletic "Baseball is back and … rosier than ever? I thought the positivity booming through the baseball universe lately was all due to the World Baseball Classic giving us brilliant baseball in mid-March. But it’s more than just that. Coming out of the lockout last year, 66..." March 27

  • Opening Day 2023: The MLB offseason's most chaotic moments

    ESPN "The opening week of the 2023 MLB season is just four days away following a baseball offseason that was, in a word, chaotic. Not long after the Houston Astros were done celebrating their 2022 World Series title, the hot stove season heated up and..." March 27

  • Mets designate Darin Ruf for assignment

    Sportsnaut "The Mets designated first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf for assignment on Monday, ending his short tenure in New York. When the Mets acquired Ruf at the trade deadline last summer from the San Francisco Giants for infielder J.D. Davis, left-hander Thomas Szapucki and two pitching..." March 27

  • First look at Braves’ Hank Aaron-era inspired city jerseys

    Clutch Points "As MLB continues to lean further into alternate and retro uniforms with its City Connect line of threads, the Atlanta Braves are using it as a vehicle to celebrate the legendary Hank Aaron. The Braves’ revealed their new uniforms on Monday, highlighted by..." March 27

  • Mike Trout opening New Jersey golf club designed by Tiger Woods

    The Athletic "Angels star Mike Trout is building a golf club in Vineland, N.J., designed by Tiger Woods and his golf course architecture firm, TGR Design, the three-time MVP announced Monday. Here’s what you need to know: The club, called Trout National – The Reserve,..." March 27

  • Guardians, Amed Rosario Have Discussed Contract Extension

    Cleveland.com "Shortstop Amed Rosario, who has found consistency and happiness in Cleveland, is talking about a contract extension with the Guardians. Rosario, 27, avoided arbitration in January when he agreed to a one-year deal worth $7.8 million. He can be a free agent at the end of the 2023..." March 26

  • Mariners cut Kole Calhoun, return Rule 5 pick Chris Clarke to Cubs

    ESPN "The Seattle Mariners released outfielder Kole Calhoun and returned right-hander Chris Clarke to the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. Calhoun, 35, batted .250 with two RBIs in 12 games this spring with the Mariners, who signed him Feb. 23. The..." March 26

  • Marlins To Select Yuli Gurriel; Jose Iglesias To Remain In Organization

    Fish Stripes "Yuli Gurriel has made the Miami Marlins 26-man Opening Day roster, according to Marlins general manager Kim Ng. On the Marlins radio broadcast during Sunday’s game against the Washington Nationals, Ng said Gurriel “should be” on the roster when the Marlins begin their..." March 26

  • Anthony Volpe wins competition to be Yankees’ Opening Day shortstop

    New York Post "The Yankees will have a 21-year-old New Jersey product starting at shortstop on Opening Day. Anthony Volpe has won the shortstop battle the Yankees held during spring training, consistently showing off his all-around game and the high potential that team officials had been..." March 26

  • Joey Votto vows to return strong: 'If not, I'm going to retire'

    MLB.com "There are only a few questions remaining regarding the composition of the Reds' Opening Day roster. Easily the biggest one left is the status of first baseman Joey Votto. No decision has been made yet about whether Votto will be ready when the Reds host the..." March 26

  • Top 20 players in Major League Baseball for 2023

    The Score "Ahead of Opening Day, we rank the top 20 players in MLB this season. Just missed: Ronald Acuna Jr., Jose Altuve*, Xander Bogaerts, Corbin Burnes, Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper*, Austin Riley, Fernando Tatis Jr.* *Player is injured/suspended to start the season March 26

  • Each MLB Team's Franchise Cornerstone Heading Into 2023 Season

    Bleacher Report "Whether contender, rebuilder or something in between, every team in Major League Baseball needs that one guy. The lynchpin. The rock. The cornerstone, even. So with the start of the 2023 season quickly approaching, it's time for a fresh look at who that guy is for every team in..." March 26

  • Cardinals' top prospect Jordan Walker makes Opening Day roster

    The Score "Jordan Walker is heading north with the St. Louis Cardinals. Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak announced Saturday that Walker, the organization's top prospect, made the team's Opening Day roster following a stellar performance in spring training,..." March 26

  • Phillies, Aaron Nola End Extension Negotiations Until After The Season

    NBC Philadelphia "The Philadelphia Phillies and starting pitcher Aaron Nola have broken off their contract extension talks, team president David Dombrowski announced on Saturday. “We are not going to get that done at this point. We think the world of Aaron. It’s something that we’ve..." March 25

  • Athletics Sign Jeurys Familia

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics are signing free agent reliever Jeurys Familia to a one-year deal, bringing back an old friend and adding depth to the bullpen just five days away from Opening Day. This’ll be Familia’s second stint with the A’s. Oakland originally..." March 25

  • Luke Voit Opts Out Of Minor League Deal With The Brewers

    Clutch Points "Luke Voit has opted out of his minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, per Brewers beat writer Adam McCalvy. The former New York Yankees star, who led the league in home runs during the 2020 campaign, can reportedly still end up on Milwaukee’s Opening..." March 25

  • Ken Griffey Jr., 53, is among the highest-paid on Reds' 2023 payroll

    OutKick "How are things going for the Cincinnati Reds these days? Well, Ken Griffey Jr. – who retired in 2010 is being paid more than nearly everyone else on the team. Yes, that’s right – the Reds, taking a page out of the Mets and Bobby..." March 25

  • Tommy Hunter Makes Mets Opening Day Roster, Dylan Bundy Signs Minor League Deal

    Mets Merized Online "The New York Mets made a couple of key roster decisions on Saturday. Per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Tommy Hunter has been informed that he is going to make the Mets’ Opening Day roster. The righty had a contractural out that he could have exercised if he..." March 25

  • Blue Jays Release Jay Jackson

    Bluebird Banter "The Jays have released reliever Jay Jackson. Today was the deadline to either put him on the roster or release him. He couldn’t have had a better spring, pitching 9.1 innings, allowing 7 hits, 2 walks with 13 strikeouts and no earned runs (2 unearned). But Nate Pearson, Zack Pop..." March 25

  • Reds Release Hunter Strickland

    Red Reporter "It was the rockiest of roads for Hunter Strickland with the Cincinnati Reds during the 2022 season. Across 62.1 IP, he pitched to a 4.91 ERA and 4.78 FIP, his 4.8 BB/9 and 1.51 WHIP both the worst of his career in any ‘full’ single season. So, it was a bit of a surprise to..." March 25

  • Kyle Crick Opts Out Of Minor League Deal With Rays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Kyle Crick has opted out of his minor league deal with the Rays, reports Jon Heyman of The New York Post. He’ll head back to the open market in search of his next opportunity. Crick, 30, has pitched in the majors in each of the past six seasons,..." March 25

  • Chris Owings Won’t Make Pirates’ Roster, Accepts Reassignment To Minor Leagues

    CBS Sports "Owings had the right to opt out and look for work elsewhere once he was informed that he failed to make the team, but he decided he was fine opening the year at Triple-A Indianapolis. The veteran's defensive versatility gives him multiple paths to the big-league bench, but..." March 25

  • After winning WBC, Angels' Shohei Ohtani can't wait to one day be in World Series

    USA Today "It’s like winning the $100 million lottery and then heading to Las Vegas to play the quarter-slot machine. It’s like driving a Formula One car at the Monaco Grand Prix and then getting stuck in traffic in a Toyota Prius. It’s winning the Most Valuable..." March 25

  • Could Shohei Ohtani sign a massive $600 million contract in MLB free agency?

    Sportsnaut "After winning the World Baseball Classic with Japan, Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani has added to the growing list of accomplishments in his baseball career. By 2024, he could be one of the highest-paid MLB players ever. Ohtani, age 28, is entering his final..." March 24

  • Pirates trying to make big Bryan Reynolds move ahead of Opening Day

    Clutch Points "Bryan Reynolds’ trade request caught the attention of the MLB world during the early portion of this past offseason. The Pittsburgh Pirates immeditaely said they didn’t want to trade the star outfielder. Pittsburgh reportedly offered Reynolds a contract..." March 24

  • Yankees' Aaron Boone impressed by Anthony Volpe: 'He's looked the part'

    The Score "It's always good to impress the manager when you're a prospect trying to win an Opening Day roster spot, and star farmhand Anthony Volpe has done just that for the New York Yankees. "He's been everything we expected and hoped for," Aaron Boone said of Volpe's..." March 24

  • 10 bold predictions for the 2023 MLB season

    The Athletic "Bold is the eye of the beholder, so this attempt to thread the needle between “so crazy it’s actually useless to consider” and “contains too much realism to really be an outlier” is doomed to fail from the start. Cries of ‘too bold!’ and ‘not bold..." March 24

  • Cardinals, Miles Mikolas agree to 2-year, $40M extension

    The Score "The St. Louis Cardinals and right-hander Miles Mikolas agreed to a two-year, $40-million contract extension, sources told Jesse Rogers of ESPN. Mikolas, who was also named the starter for Opening Day on March 30 against the Toronto Blue Jays, would've been eligible to test..." March 24

  • MLB Position Rankings for Every Team's Starting Outfielders in 2023

    Bleacher Report "With the beginning of a new baseball season right around the corner, we'll rank each team's starter at every position to provide a full position-by-position preview for the campaign. Next up, the outfielders, headlined by superstars Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts,..." March 24

  • Cubs' Cody Bellinger looking to play like an MVP again

    ESPN "Can a change of scenery fix new Chicago Cubs center fielder Cody Bellinger? Winner of the National League MVP Award in 2019, Bellinger has been on a downward spiral at the plate ever since. It led to him being released by the Los Angeles Dodgers in December..." March 24

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