• MLB Free Agency: Breaking Down The Biggest Flaw For Each Remaining Top Free Agent

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's offseason has been on pause for more than a month and a half now, ever since the 30 club owners voted unanimously to lock out the players and commence with the league's first work stoppage since 1994-95. When the lockout ends -- that is, when both the owners..." January 21

  • The Reason Jack Flaherty Isn't Signing an Extension With St. Louis This Offseason

    Clutch Points "The MLB is currently in a lockout that shows no current signs of ending anytime soon, despite a glimmer of hope recently. Even still, rumors are still swirling around the hot stove, particularly concerning St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jack Flaherty. Flaherty..." January 21

  • Brewers Top Prospects 2022: Left-Hander Aaron Ashby is a Breakout Candidate For Next Season

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's owners may have locked out the players, triggering the league's first work stoppage since 1994-95 and bringing the offseason to a halt, but that doesn't mean we're letting it derail our typical offseason plans. Indeed, CBS Sports is in the..." January 21

  • Camden Yards launched the cozy-ballpark era. Now it wants to upsize

    The Score "There is a nearly universal law when it comes to ballpark evolution: Playing surfaces are shrinking. Major-league parks in the modern era, kick-started by the opening of Camden Yards 30 years ago, generally feature less square footage than the MLB homes that preceded..." January 21

  • MLB, MLBPA set to meet in person Monday

    MLB.com "One week after Major League Baseball restarted negotiations, the MLB Players Association scheduled another meeting Thursday, and the two sides will return to the bargaining table on Monday.  Unlike last week’s meeting, which took place on a Zoom call, Monday’s meeting..." January 21

  • Ex-Red Sox coach says MLB bullied personnel into getting vaccine

    The Athletic "Their relationship goes back nearly 40 years. Brian Butterfield was Buck Showalter’s minor-league teammate with the Yankees’ Double A Nashville affiliate in 1982, then his first base coach with the Yankees in 1994-95, before helping him launch the..." January 21

  • Cardinals Didn’t Actively Pursue Free Agent Shortstop Help Before The Lockout

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Cardinals have entered each of the past four seasons with Paul DeJong as the Opening Day shortstop. He’d earned the starting nod in 2018 after hitting .285/.325/.532 across 443 plate appearances as a rookie the year prior. DeJong’s next two seasons weren’t quite..." January 21

  • How much is Juan Soto worth?

    Beyond The Boxscore "Washington Nationals’ outfielder Juan Soto turned 23 just two months ago, which means he will play the whole 2022 season at that age. But Soto is not your average 23-year-old major leaguer, no. Here is a glimpse of what he has accomplished: One All-Star game..." January 21

  • Yankees Could Rescue Carlos Beltran From Baseball Exile With Broadcasting Job

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran has emerged as an intriguing candidate to be a YES game analyst, The Post has learned. Beltran is among a group of analysts YES is looking at to pick up the games this season, provided, of course, there is a season. YES Network has games to fill..." January 21

  • Mets Announce Full Coaching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets have officially announced their 2022 coaching staff, with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner as the only returning member of the last year’s coaching corps.  Many of the new hires had already been reported in recent weeks, with hitting coach Eric Chavez, first base coach Wayne..." January 21

  • Sergio Mitre Sentanced to 40 to 60 Years In Prison

    SI "Former MLB pitcher Sergio Mitre has been sentenced to 40 to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of the rape and murder of the young daughter of his former girlfriend. The attack took place in July 2020 in Saltillo, Mexico. The 22-month-old victim died of hypovolemic shock,..." January 21

  • Braves, Michael Tonkin Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Braves have signed reliever Michael Tonkin to a minor league contract, according to his transactions log at MLB.com. The 32-year-old returns to affiliated ball after splitting the 2021 campaign between independent ball and the Mexican League. " January 21

  • Pirates GM: No plans to hire another coach to replace Glenn Sherlock on Derek Shelton's staff

    TribLIVE "The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a member of Derek Shelton’s coaching staff when Glenn Sherlock left to become Buck Showalter’s bench coach with the New York Mets, but general manager Ben Cherington doesn’t expect to add another coach to replace Sherlock. Cherington said..." January 21

  • Top college pitching prospect Peyton Pallette to undergo Tommy John surgery

    The Athletic "Peyton Pallette, one of the best pitching prospects in college baseball, will undergo Tommy John surgery due to a UCL injury. He will miss the 2022 season. Pallette isn't a large pitcher for someone slated to go in the top 15 in MLB's next amateur draft, as he's listed at..." January 21

  • Ranking the Top 7 Landing Spots for Clayton Kershaw in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "When business resumes on the other side of Major League Baseball's lockout, one of the greatest pitchers in league history will still be looking for a contract. Granted, Clayton Kershaw is not the same pitcher at 33 that he was during a heyday that saw him collect four..." January 20

  • MLB Using Robot Umps For 2022 Triple-A Season

    TMZ "The days of Angel Hernandez makin' you pull out your hair may soon be over ... 'cause Major League Baseball is instituting robot umpires for the 2022 Triple-A season -- moving one big step closer to an eventually automated strike zone in The Show. MLB let the cat out..." January 20

  • Why Kris Bryant Could Be an Option For the Yankees in Free Agency

    SI "Although there are several remaining free agents on the market that are capable of filling the Yankees’ positional needs at first base, shortstop and in the outfield, general manager Brian Cashman could get creative once the lockout ends. On Jan. 16, MLB Trade..." January 20

  • MLB owners are testing the players, won’t make major concessions without fight

    The Athletic "Everything we’ve seen thus far suggests MLB owners want to test the players. That they intend to wait out the players as long as possible, to see if they’ll crack under the threat of losing paychecks. This lockout strategy at the commissioner’s office appears..." January 20

  • Scott Boras: Signing Carlos Correa 'fits all organizations'

    The Score "Scott Boras is already marketing his new client, even while the owners and players are making little headway on a new collective bargaining agreement. "It fits all organizations," he told Mark Berman of Fox when asked which teams should pursue superstar free-agent..." January 20

  • MLB kills Rays’ split-city plan with Montreal

    Tampa Bay Times "The Rays’ proposed plan to split seasons in Montreal has been killed by Major League Baseball officials, the Tampa Bay Times has learned, creating even more uncertainty about the team’s long-term future in Tampa Bay. The decision is sure to frustrate and stun..." January 20

  • Nationals Sign Rusney Castillo To Minor League Deal

    Mass Live "After a year in Japan, former Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo will return to the United States in 2022. Castillo signed a minor-league deal with the Nationals earlier in January, according to the team’s transactions page. It’s unclear if his contract includes..." January 20

  • Predicting each MLB team's next Hall of Fame inductee

    CBS Sports "As we slog through MLB's owner-imposed lockout -- which still seems wholly unnecessary -- and approach the revealing of the 2022 BBWAA Hall of Fame vote this coming Tuesday, let's have a little fun. OK, so some might not consider this exercise fun. The beauty of the Internet is you..." January 20

  • A corrupt process exploits Dominican baseball prospects. Is an international MLB draft really the answer?

    The Athletic "For Nationals star Juan Soto, the process of becoming a professional baseball player was clean, simple. Unlike his peers in the Dominican Republic who started boarding at independent baseball academies at 13 or 14, Soto waited until he was 15 to start working closely with one of the trainers..." January 20

  • Oakland Ballpark Proposal Clears Key Hurdle

    MLB Trade Rumors "The A’s moved a step closer to securing a new ballpark in downtown Oakland on Wednesday when the six-member Oakland Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the certification of the Howard Terminal environmental impact review following conclusion of public comment (Casey Pratt..." January 20

  • Minnesota Twins add Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden, César Tovar to team Hall of Fame

    The Athletic "The Minnesota Twins are adding three names to their 2022 Hall of Fame class, the team announced Thursday. Longtime manager Ron Gardenhire, player/broadcaster Dan Gladden and utilityman César Tovar will be enshrined next summer. Gardenhire managed the Twins from 2002-14, winning..." January 20

  • Deaths of San Diego mother, child at Padres’ Petco Park ruled homicide-suicide

    Clutch Points "A San Diego mother and her child tragically died at the San Diego Padres’ ballpark, Petco Park, during a September 25 game against the Atlanta Braves. 40-year-old Raquel Wilkins and her 2-year-old son Denzel-Browning Wilkins fell from a dining and concessions area..." January 20

  • MLBPA Preparing Response To MLB’s Latest CBA Proposal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The MLB Players Association is preparing its response to the proposal made by Major League Baseball last week, tweets Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. Heyman adds that the union is expected to put its next offer on the table within a matter of days. The league..." January 19

  • David Ortiz calls out writer over Hall of Fame snub

    Larry Brown Sports "David Ortiz is currently the leading vote-getter for this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame class, but he has an issue with one particular writer who did not vote for him.  The retired Boston Red Sox great appeared Wednesday on  WEEI’s..." January 19

  • Yankees top prospects for 2022

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's owners may have locked out the players, triggering the league's first work stoppage since 1994-95 and bringing the offseason to a halt, but that doesn't mean we're letting it derail our typical offseason plans. Indeed, CBS Sports is in the process of..." January 19

  • New Blue Jays hire Jaime Vieira living a dream

    Sportsnet "Toward the end of her days as a student-athlete at the University of Guelph-Humber, Jaime Vieira began considering possibilities for the future. Coaching softball had gotten her through trying times as a teenager, when two rods were inserted into her spine to correct scoliosis, and..." January 19

  • NL Rookie of the Year Jonathan India switching to agent Scott Boras

    Yardbarker "The name Scott Boras has become synonymous with big-time stars in Major League Baseball cashing in for big-time money over the past few decades. A new, potentially ascending star is one of the latest to reportedly join forces with Boras. India was selected by the Reds as the..." January 19

  • MLB Trades That Would Change Everything for 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "Since the end of Major League Baseball's lockout seems anything but imminent, what say we scratch our itch for transaction action by imagining some trades? And not just any trades. Big ones. As in, big enough to potentially decide division races in 2022. To keep from..." January 19

  • Five MLB trades we'd like to see after the lockout

    CBS Sports "It has been seven weeks since the owners' lockout brought the hot stove season to a halt. Before the lockout we saw a free-agent signing frenzy unlike anything we've ever seen in baseball. Much like the MLB season itself, the offseason is usually a marathon, not a sprint, with moves..." January 19

  • The 4 Burning PED Questions on The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    The Athletic "I’ve been lucky enough to be a Baseball Hall of Fame voter for a long time now. In related news, I’ve been writing columns explaining my ballot for a long time now. Let me assure you, right from the top, that I love both of those things. Except once upon a time, those..." January 19

  • Carlos Correa Had Pre-Lockout Asking Price Of At Least $330MM

    MLB Trade Rumors "It wasn’t any secret that Carlos Correa was looking to score big in free agency, and the shortstop set a very high asking price prior to the lockout.  According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, Correa was asking for at least a $330MM contract, with an overall range..." January 19

  • The pressure is mounting — MLB cannot afford to lose games this season

    The Athletic "Not a single game should be lost. If it happens, the outcome will be inexcusable for Major League Baseball, a sport competing for market share in an ever-expanding entertainment universe. Fans will gladly turn to other leagues and outlets if what was once a $10 billion industry..." January 19

  • Free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa hires Scott Boras to represent him

    ESPN "Star free-agent shortstop Carlos Correa has hired agent Scott Boras, Correa told ESPN over the phone Tuesday night. On the 47th day of Major League Baseball's lockout, with transactions frozen and Correa still without a team, the 27-year-old player joined Boras, the..." January 19

  • Trade Candidate: Ian Happ

    MLB Trade Rumors "After many months of rumors and speculation, the Cubs finally pulled the ripcord on their rebuild in earnest at last year’s trade deadline. In quick succession, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera, Andrew Chafin, Jake..." January 19

  • David Ortiz not worried about HOF announcement

    The Score "Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz would be honored to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame his first time on the ballot but recently admitted he's isn't worrying about it too much. "I have too much going on in my life to think about it,"..." January 19

  • Nationals hire Coco Crisp, Joel Hanrahan as part of revamped minor-league staff

    The Athletic "The Nationals on Tuesday announced the hiring of more than 20 new staff members and the addition of 14 new roles for their player development system, a few months after committing to rebooting the whole thing in the wake of a failed season. Among the new hires are former major..." January 19

  • Guardians Name Joe Torres As Assistant Pitching Coach

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Guardians on Wednesday announced the promotion of Joe Torres to assistant major league pitching coach. Torres, 39, is entering his sixth season with the franchise, having spent the last two years as the organization's minor league pitching coordinator. He's one of the many..." January 19

  • Rockies Hire Jordan Pacheco As Triple-A Hitting Coach

    Colorado Springs Gazette "The Rockies finalized their Triple-A staff on Tuesday, announcing that manager Warren Schaeffer will return for his second year and former player Jordan Pacheco will join the ranks as hitting coach.  This will be Schaeffer's ninth season with the Rockies..." January 19

  • Padres Name Shane Robinson Double-A Bench Coach

    Yardbarker "The Padres announced their 2022 minor-league coaching staffs Tuesday, including the hiring of Shane Robinson as the bench coach for the Double-A San Antonio Missions. The news would seemingly indicate that the 37-year-old Robinson is retiring from playing after 15..." January 19

  • Red Sox Sign Taylor Cole To Minor League Deal

    Mass Live "The Red Sox signed right-handed pitcher Taylor Cole to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, the team announced Wednesday. Cole, 32, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2019 but has made 57 career appearances with the..." January 19

  • Pete Rose Says He Was Much Better At Football Than Baseball

    TMZ "Pete Rose has a shocking revelation ... and no, this time it's not what you think -- the all-time MLB hits leader claims he was much better at football than he was at baseball. Rose made the comments on the "Talking to Titans With Rob Gough" show ... telling the..." January 19

  • CBA Needed By Early March To Avoid Cancellation Of MLB 2022 Regular Season Games

    Dodger Blue "MLB and the Players Association failed to come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) last month, which resulted in the team owners imposing a lockout that ended 27 years of labor peace. The two sides have not made much progress since then as they have reportedly only..." January 18

  • Dodgers Promote Brandon Gomes to General Manager

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers announced this afternoon that they’ve promoted Brandon Gomes from assistant general manager to general manager. The move solidifies Gomes as a key member of a Los Angeles front office that also includes senior vice president Josh Byrnes and is helmed by president of baseball..." January 18

  • Potential Weaknesses on Blue Jays' Roster and How To Solve Them

    Sportsnet " By any definition, the Toronto Blue Jays are a good baseball team but like every team in baseball they can — and should — look to make further improvements before opening day. Their post-lockout shopping list will start on the infield and extend to the..." January 18

  • Should The Reds Trade Any of Their High-End Starters?

    MLB Trade Rumors "It wasn’t an encouraging start to the winter for Reds fans. After trading Tucker Barnhart and waiving Wade Miley in moves that amounted to little more than salary dumps, general manager Nick Krall famously spoke of “aligning … payroll to our..." January 18

  • In or Out? Voting on Active MLB Players' Hall of Fame Resumes

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame voting results will be announced on Jan. 25, and we'll have plenty of Hall of Fame coverage surrounding this year's class in the coming days. However, let's kick off this year's Hall of Fame conversation with a look at some of the top..." January 18