• Blue Jays could still pursue Trevor Bauer

    Larry Brown Sports "The free-spending Toronto Blue Jays may not be done yet in the free agent market. The Blue Jays signed outfielder George Springer to a $150 million deal on Tuesday in one of the biggest moves of the offseason. There was some thought that such a significant financial..." January 20

  • Michael Brantley agrees to two-year deal with Astros

    Sportsnet "Free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley is reportedly staying with the Houston Astros. According to Fox 26 Houston's Mark Berman, Brantley and the Astros have agreed to a two-year deal worth $32 million. Brantley, 33, has been in Houston since..." January 20

  • Blue Jays in preliminary talks to start season in Dunedin

    Tampa Bay Times "George Springer's first season with the Toronto Blue Jays might begin in Florida. The Blue Jays have had preliminary talks with the city of Dunedin about starting their 2021 home schedule at TD Ballpark, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay..." January 20

  • Angels join Mets, Blue Jays in Brad Hand pursuit

    The Score "The Los Angeles Angels are interested in free-agent closer Brad Hand, sources told Robert Murray of FanSided. Hand would serve as the Angels' second major addition to the relief corps this offseason after they acquired right-hander Raisel..." January 20

  • Twins agree to 1-year, $8M deal with J.A. Happ

    ESPN "Veteran left-hander J.A. Happ and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal, pending a physical, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan. Financial terms weren't immediately available. Happ, a free agent, will remain in the American League after..." January 20

  • Red Sox deeply troubled by former executive Jared Porter's illicit behavior

    Sentinel Source "During his 12 years with the Red Sox, Jared Porter never violated the club’s workplace policies, Sox president Sam Kennedy told the Herald on Tuesday. Porter, the New York Mets’ general manager who was fired Tuesday after it was revealed he sent unsolicited nude pictures..." January 20

  • Jeff Passan, radio host Craig Carton in big feud over Jared Porter story

    Yardbarker "WFAN radio host Craig Carton has been highly critical this week of the way ESPN handled its bombshell story about former New York Mets general manager Jared Porter. Now, what began as some on-air criticism from Carton has turned into a rather animated feud. Carton and Evan Roberts,..." January 20

  • Where do much-improved Blue Jays turn next after chaotic 24 hours?

    Sportsnet "A winter of near-misses has given way to a week to remember for the Toronto Blue Jays, who are suddenly at the forefront of the MLB off-season after a 24-hour period that was equal parts exhilarating and disorienting. Not only did the Blue Jays reach deals with..." January 20

  • Red Sox CEO preaches patience for 2021: 'We are building back up'

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox aren't ready to dive back into contention just yet. Sam Kennedy, the team's president and CEO, admitted Tuesday the club is taking a step back this season to recalibrate for the future. Kennedy said he understands fan frustration over the..." January 20

  • Kim Ng takes part in inauguration ceremonies

    MLB.com "Marlins general manager Kim Ng made an appearance on Wednesday's "Celebrating America" prime-time television special as part of the festivities around the inauguration ceremonies for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Ng, along with a handful of others..." January 20

  • Dodgers keeping close eye on Trevor Bauer

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to have the highest payroll in baseball in 2021, but that does not mean they are opposed to spending big this offseason. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Wednesday that the Dodgers are closely monitoring the market for starting..." January 20

  • Phillies' Contract Offer To J.T. Realmuto Believed to Be Worth About $110M

    Bleacher Report "As J.T. Realmuto continues to wait out the free-agent market, details about the Philadelphia Phillies' most recent contract offer to the All-Star catcher are coming out.  Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Phillies' proposal is believed to be worth..." January 20

  • It’s on Sandy Alderson to lead Mets from Jared Porter disaster

    New York Post "No interim titles. No quick searches. No bandages. Sandy Alderson now has to take over the day-to-day running of the Mets’ baseball operations until next offseason. He needs to bring stability, integrity and success to that department, making it so attractive that come October..." January 20

  • How George Springer's deal affects J.T. Realmuto's market

    MLB.com "With George Springer reportedly signing with the Blue Jays, Realmuto's market comes into clearer focus. According to a report from MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Phillies' chances of re-signing Realmuto increase now that the Blue Jays have made their big move. Heyman notes..." January 20

  • No deal yet between Jays, OF Michael Brantley

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have not added Michael Brantley, yet.  Contrary to earlier reports, ESPN's Jeff Passan writes there is no agreement in place as of yet between the two sides. He notes the Blue Jays are still in on Brantley, and could still reach a deal with the..." January 20

  • George Springer gets paid, but will it pay off for the Toronto Blue Jays?

    ESPN "In the end, despite all the grumbling and fussing about the slow offseason, George Springer will get his money. All it took was the biggest contract in Toronto Blue Jays history, a six-year, $150 million deal, according to Jeff Passan, just the second $100 million..." January 20

  • MLB Trade Fails That Will Keep Haunting Teams in 2021

    Bleacher Report "For Major League Baseball teams, the pain of a trade gone wrong can last for years. Allow us to illustrate. We've highlighted a handful of trades—officially 13, but with one two-for-one special and one three-for-one special—from recent years that have already..." January 20

  • ESPN’s Sarah Spain Sends Important Message To Men About Penis Pics Amid Mets GM Controversy

    Total Pro Sports "Mets general manager Jared Porter’s standing with the team landed on shaky ground following a report Monday night indicating he sent unsolicited texts and images to a female reporter in 2016, culminating with a shot of a naked, erect penis. The team wasted no time in dealing..." January 20

  • Red Sox 'remain high' on Enrique Hernandez

    Yardbarker "Free-agent infielder Enrique Hernandez is drawing interest from multiple teams across Major League Baseball. However, one team appears to be very high on the former Los Angeles Dodger.  According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, the Boston Red Sox "remain..." January 20

  • Diamondbacks To Sign Chris Devenski

    Arizona Sports "A bullpen rebuild is upon the Arizona Diamondbacks, and one of the team’s first moves toward that goal is an agreement to sign right-handed reliever Chris Devenski, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported on Wednesday. The Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro..." January 20

  • Royals Sign Wade Davis To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Royals announced Wednesday that they’ve signed right-hander Wade Davis to a minor league contract. Davis, a client of Jet Sports, will presumably be invited to Major League Spring Training and compete for a spot on the Opening Day roster.. This marks the second..." January 20

  • MLB 'motivated' to hold scouting combine ahead of 2021 draft

    CBS Sports "Although Major League Baseball's amateur draft is less than six months away, the scouting schedule leading into the home stretch remains in flux. One key unresolved matter is the league's desire to host a medical combine-like event in June, just weeks before the draft unfolds. The..." January 20

  • Mets' Sandy Alderson says Jared Porter hiring 'a wake-up call,' vows to do better in vetting process

    ESPN "New York Mets president of baseball operations Sandy Alderson said Tuesday he will look for ways to ensure the team does a better job vetting potential hires in the wake of the firing of general manager Jared Porter for explicit, unsolicited texts and images he sent to a reporter..." January 20

  • What should the MLB do about the DH?

    Masn "Almost two full months have passed since the Orioles set their 40-man roster before the Rule 5 draft and chose to designate Renato Núñez for assignment. One of their arbitration-eligible players was redirected into free agency. Another team would have to be comfortable..." January 20

  • Blue Jays, George Springer agree to six-year, $150M deal

    The Score "George Springer is flying north. The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a contract with the free-agent outfielder, sources told Jeff Passan of ESPN. Completion of the deal is pending a physical. Springer now is en route to the team's complex in Dunedin,..." January 20

  • Jose Quintana, Los Angeles Angels agree to 1-year deal

    ESPN "The Los Angeles Angels, desperate to add starting pitching, agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract with veteran left-hander Jose Quintana on Tuesday, a source confirmed to ESPN. Quintana, who previously pitched under current Angels manager Joe Maddon while with..." January 20

  • Yadier Molina makes pitching debut in Puerto Rican playoff game

    Bardown "It’s very rare to see future Hall of Fame position players take the mound in a blowout game, but there’s a first for everything in baseball. During a Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente playoff game on Monday, Yadier Molina went from DH to..." January 20

  • Three moves Twins can make to counteract their free agent losses this winter

    CBS Sports "At 36-24, the Minnesota Twins finished with the best record in the Central regional last season en route to their second consecutive AL Central title. It still wasn't enough to end their record postseason losing streak. The Twins were swept in the Wild Card Series to extend..." January 20

  • Blue Jays still trying to sign outfielder Michael Brantley

    Sportsnet "With George Springer secured, the Toronto Blue Jays are still trying to sign free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Brantley is represented by the same agency as Springer and the pair were teammates for two..." January 20

  • No One Has Been a Hall of Famer Longer Than Sandy Koufax

    Baseball Essential "  On January 19, 1972, former Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Just three weeks past his 36th birthday, “The Left Arm of God” became the youngest person ever elected to the Hall, a mark..." January 20

  • Toronto Blue Jays have deal with closer Kirby Yates

    MLB.com "The Blue Jays are in agreement on a deal with right-hander Kirby Yates, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The deal, which is pending a physical, has not been confirmed by the team. The interest was first reported by TSN’s Scott..." January 19

  • Five starters Yankees can target on trade market to boost rotation and stay under luxury-tax threshold

    CBS Sports "For much of the offseason, the New York Yankees laid low and continued their pursuit of infielder DJ LeMahieu. LeMahieu re-signing with the Yankees always felt like the most likely outcome, though it took longer than I think most people expected. Last week the two sides met..." January 19

  • Memorial held for Tommy Lasorda at Dodger Stadium

    Larry Brown Sports "The Dodgers held a funeral for Tommy Lasorda at their stadium in Los Angeles, Calif. on Tuesday. Lasorda died on Jan. 8 at the age of 93 after he had returned home from a lengthy stay in the hospital. Lasorda’s coffin was placed on the pitcher’s mound..." January 19

  • Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton dies at 75

    ESPN "Don Sutton, the longtime Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander who won over 300 games in his Hall of Fame career, died Monday, his son, Daron, announced on social media. He was 75. "Saddened to share that my dad passed away in his sleep last night," Daron..." January 19

  • Rangers Sign Hunter Wood To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rangers have signed right-handed reliever Hunter Wood to a minor league contract with an invitation to major league spring training, according to a team announcement. Wood, 27, spent last year with the Cleveland organization, but he did not appear in the bigs. The team..." January 19

  • MLB plans to launch investigation into Jared Porter, which could lead to suspension from league

    USA Today "Major League Baseball is planning to launch an investigation into former New York Mets GM Jared Porter, who was fired Monday in the wake of sending uninvited lewd text messages and images to a female reporter, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation. The..." January 19

  • 6 blockbuster moves Blue Jays could still pursue

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have had a whirlwind winter in the rumour mill, but have not yet been able to acquire the type of high-end talent the fan base is clamouring for. Re-signing Robbie Ray and adding Tyler Chatwood should help the Blue Jays' pitching..." January 19

  • Sandy Alderson: Mets Won’t Hire New GM This Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Mets are unexpectedly without a general manager after firing the recently installed Jared Porter on Tuesday, but they will not hire a near-term replacement, president Sandy Alderson told Bob Nightengale of USA Today and other reporters. They’ll instead wait until next..." January 19

  • NL Central Is the Biggest Loser of MLB's Ice-Cold Offseason

    Bleacher Report "It's mostly been quiet everywhere on the front of Major League Baseball's 2020-21 offseason, but nowhere more so than in the National League Central. Though the division sent four teams into last year's expanded playoff field, the NL Central's winter dealings have..." January 19

  • What we know about the Andrew Benintendi situation

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox have absolutely had trade talks involving Andrew Benintendi. That doesn't mean they are going to trade him. With the initial reports of Benintendi's availability now more than a week old, many are wondering what is the end-game when it comes to the 26-year-old..." January 19

  • Who Will Be the Next New York Mets General Manager Now?

    The Big Lead "The New York Mets are in the market for a new general manager after Jared Porter was fired hours after ESPN reported he had sent explicit texts to a female reporter when he was with the Chicago Cubs. So owner Steve Cohen and the organization are right back where they were..." January 19

  • Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright weigh offers to return as Winter Warm-Up, teammates illuminate their worth

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The two players who seemed to be a part of every panel scheduled this past weekend at the Cardinals’ Winter Warm-Up didn’t attend one of them. The value of their presence was clearer from their absence. With less than a month remaining before the scheduled start..." January 19

  • Diamondbacks sign veteran lefty Ryan Buchter to minors contract

    Yardbarker "The Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Ryan Buchter, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reports (via Twitter). Buchter will receive $925K if he makes Arizona’s major league roster. After signing a minors deal with the Angels last winter, Buchter..." January 19

  • Mets General Manager Jared Porter has been terminated

    Bronx News 12 "Mets General Manager Jared Porter has been terminated this morning, according to team owner Steven Cohen. " January 19

  • Alex Rodriguez returning to ESPN’s ‘Sunday Night Baseball’

    Sportress of Blogitude "  Alex Rodriguez will return to the booth in 2021 in his analyst role on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball,” much to the presumed chagrin of some MLB fans.   Sources relayed to New York Post sports media insider Andrew..." January 19

  • Should The Angels Trade For Luis Castillo?

    Baseball Essential "  The Cincinnati Reds seem willing to wheel and deal this offseason, and the Los Angeles Angels should make a move for their prized starter: Luis Castillo.   In the midst of missing the playoffs in Major League Baseball’s 60-game regular..." January 19

  • RHP Erasmo Ramirez signs with Detroit Tigers

    Detroit Sports Nation "According to the Detroit Tigers, they have signed RHP Erasmo Ramirez to a Minor League contract. He will be invited to Major League Spring Training. " January 19

  • Toby Gardenhire to manage Minnesota Twins' Triple-A affiliate

    MLB.com "The Twins announced their Minor League coaching staffs for the 2021 season on Tuesday, highlighted by the return of a Gardenhire to a managerial post in the Twin Cities, with Toby Gardenhire -- son of longtime Twins manager Ron -- assuming the reins for the new Triple-A affiliate in St...." January 19

  • Blue Jays making serious push for George Springer

    Bleacher Report "The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly zeroing in on free-agent center fielder George Springer. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, the American League East team is "making a push" to sign Springer. The report called the..." January 19

  • Reliever Kirby Yates firmly on Blue Jays' radar

    TSN "It appears the off-season is getting busier for the Toronto Blue Jays. After agreeing to a one-year deal with right-hander Tyler Chatwood on Monday, TSN Blue Jays reporter Scott Mitchell tweets that free agent reliever Kirby Yates is "firmly" on the Blue Jays'..." January 19