• Mets To Sign Trevor May

    The Score "The New York Mets have added a big arm to their bullpen, as they've agreed to a contract with free-agent right-hander Trevor May, a source told Andy Martino of SNY. Term of the deal - which is pending a physical - are not yet known. " December 01

  • MLB posting process for KBO star Kim Ha-seong delayed due to paperwork

    Yonhap News Agency "South Korean All-Star Kim Ha-seong's pursuit of his big league dreams has hit a snag before it began in earnest because of paperwork. Kim's club, Kiwoom Heroes, asked the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) last Wednesday to post the 25-year-old slugger for major league clubs...." December 01

  • Tender deadline could signal start of Padres offseason

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The long slow winter for the Padres and all Major League Baseball could gain some clarity this week. Or perhaps the offseason will just become more of a slog. Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline to tender contracts to players under team control is expected to turn several..." December 01

  • Can Sandy Alderson make another splash in NY?

    MLB.com "Sandy Alderson, back with the Mets as team president after putting them into one of only five World Series in the franchise’s history, is also the ex-general manager of the A’s and the Padres, and also an ex-Marine who served his country in Vietnam as a young man. Now, 37 years..." December 01

  • Years after Cubs' manipulation, Kris Bryant saga shows need for MLB overhaul

    USA Today "One day from now, the Chicago Cubs will decide whether to harvest that seventh season they essentially stole from Kris Bryant. One year from now, Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement will expire. It’s not hard to see how the first date is..." December 01

  • Cleveland Indians Reliever Cam Hill Hospitalized After Car Crash

    Cleveland.com " Indians reliever Cam Hill shared on social media Tuesday that he underwent surgery on his right wrist after he was involved in a car accident Monday night in Tulsa, Okla. Hill, a right-handed pitcher, posted that only his wrist was injured, and that everybody else involved in..." December 01

  • Mets tendering Steve Matz would be the right move

    New York Post "For just a moment, forget the Steven Matz who, over five years ago now, enjoyed the best debut in Flushing since the Beatles played Shea Stadium in 1965. Forever, forget the Matz who lost his way, his job and his job security during the brutal, COVID-shortened 2020..." December 01

  • Red Sox and Eduardo Rodriguez avoid arbitration, agree to one-year, $8.3 million deal

    Boston "Starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $8.3 million deal. USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale first reported the news Tuesday morning, and Gustavo Marcano of Octagon Baseball – the agency that represents Rodriguez..." December 01

  • CC Sabathia Documentary 'Under the Grapefruit Tree' to Debut Dec. 22 on HBO

    Bleacher Report "Former MLB pitcher CC Sabathia has partnered with HBO Sports and Major League Baseball to produce a documentary about his life, Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story. The documentary will debut Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and..." December 01

  • Thom Brennaman, disgraced former broadcaster who used anti-gay slur, addresses incident: 'I'm embarrassed'

    USA Today "Former Cincinnati Reds television broadcaster Thom Brennaman spoke Monday with 700 WLW's Scott Sloan about what Brennaman has done and how he's responded since using an on-air, homophobic slur during a FOX Sports Ohio broadcast in August. Brennaman resigned from..." December 01

  • Jose Canseco Wants To Fight Logan Paul After He Made Sex Joke About His Daughter

    Black Sports Online "Logan Paul looks like the next victim in the eyes of former MLB star Jose Canseco. “I will fight anyone of the Logan Brothers,” Jose said. “They have enough for anyone with any type of talent yet or fighting skills.” " December 01

  • Four questions for Phillies' offseason with J.T. Realmuto in free agency and team searching for a GM

    CBS Sports "By any measure, the 2020 season was a massive disappointment for the Philadelphia Phillies. The club went 28-32 in manager Joe Girardi's first year at the helm -- the Phillies have not had a winning season since 2011, if you can believe that -- and they missed the expanded postseason..." December 01

  • Offseason Outlook: Miami Marlins

    MLB Trade Rumors "Even the game’s largest Covid-19 outbreak couldn’t derail the Marlins’ Cinderella season, as the Fish surprised the league with a 31-29 record and went on to topple the Cubs in the Wild Card round of this year’s expanded postseason format. With a slew of young talent..." December 01

  • These 17 arbitration-eligible players could soon join full and frozen MLB free agent market

    USA Today "The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have come and gone, with three weeks remaining to grab free agents before the Christmas holiday. There were 186 free agents that hit the market after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, and a month later, there still are about 175 free..." December 01

  • St. Paul Saints To Become Twins’ Triple-A Affiliate

    Star Tribune "The reorganization of Minor League Baseball is expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, with the Twins reaching deals to have their top affiliates in St. Paul and Wichita, Kan. The St. Paul Saints will leave independent baseball to become the Class AAA team for the Twins...." December 01

  • Projecting Contracts for Top 2020 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Predicting where free agents will sign and how much they will be paid is an annual tradition for MLB fans and analysts alike, and this year is no exception. However, the basis for those contract predictions is not always clear. Are they based on recent market trends? A..." November 30

  • Marlins acquire Adam Cimber from Indians, DFA Jose Urena

    The Score "The Miami Marlins acquired reliever Adam Cimber from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations, the team announced Monday. To make room for Cimber on the 40-man roster, Miami designated right-hander Jose Urena for..." November 30

  • New York Yankees potential landing spot for Francisco Lindor trade

    Sportsnaut "Coming off another disappointing season, the pressure is on the New York Yankees to make big changes with just one World Series title and appearance in the last two decades. A year after signing Gerrit Cole to a record-setting contract, everyone is watching to see what general manager..." November 30

  • Howie Kendrick plans to play in 2021, drawing interest in free agency

    Federal Baseball "Howie Kendrick apparently wants to play “at least” another season, according to a report by The Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli, who wrote on Twitter this afternoon sources, “tell the Athletic,” Kendrick, “... has already drawn some interest and will look to play..." November 30

  • Biggest decision facing each team, including Kris Bryant and Gary Sanchez

    CBS Sports "This Wednesday (Dec. 2) is an important date on the offseason calendar. It is the deadline for teams to tender their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract offer for next season. They don't have to sign their players before the deadline, but they do have to make an..." November 30

  • Logan Paul Destroys Jose Canseco, Who Wants To Box Him

    Total Pro Sports "Jose Canseco has no choice but to fight Logan Paul after his latest comment. The former baseball star called out both Logan Paul and Jake Paul for a fight after the latter’s win on Saturday night against Nate Robinson. " November 30

  • Mets not bringing back bench coach Hensley Meulens

    New York Post "While Luis Rojas survived the Mets’ ownership change, his top lieutenant will not be as fortunate. An industry source confirmed Monday that Hensley Meulens, the Mets’ bench coach in 2020, will not return to the team next season, as first reported by USA..." November 30

  • Robbie Erlin joining the Ham Fighters

    Lone Star Ball "Robbie Erlin has agreed to a one year deal with the Nippon Ham Fighters, per reports on the Tweetbox. The 30 year old left handed pitcher will thus be spending the 2021 season in the NPB. Erlin, of course, was once a Texas Rangers pitching prospect of some note, which is why..." November 30

  • George Springer Is a 'Top Target' for New York Mets

    Bleacher Report "The New York Mets have eyes for George Springer. According to Andy Martino of SNY, the Mets "continue to pursue free agent outfielder Springer despite reported heavy interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to industry..." November 30

  • Red Sox can shake up market with Trevor Bauer deal

    MLB.com "Although the 2020 season proved to be a rough one for the Red Sox, they did reset their Competitive Balance Tax situation, which means Boston is better positioned to be a big player in the free-agent market this offseason. And of all the top names available to sign, there’s..." November 30

  • Bryce Harper Must Be Pissed He Signed With the Phillies

    The Big Lead "Bryce Harper made a smart financial decision when he signed the biggest contract he was offered as a free agent two offseasons ago. Everything else baseball-wise has sucked for Harper since signing that 13-year, $330 million contract in 2019, but at least he's got the money..." November 30

  • Royals Sign Michael A. Taylor

    Kansas City Star "The Royals announced the signing of free agent outfielder Michael Taylor on Monday. The deal with Taylor is for one year and $1.75 million, plus up to an additional $1 million in performance bonuses, a source with knowledge of the contract told The Kansas City Star. Taylor,..." November 30

  • George Springer giving 'serious thought' to playing for Blue Jays

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are interested in George Springer, and it appears the feeling is mutual. Springer has given a lot of "serious thought" to playing for the Blue Jays, a source told MLB Network's Jon Morosi. The former Houston Astros..." November 30

  • Chris Young Withdraws From Mets’ GM Search

    New York Post "The Mets’ search to bolster their front office has hit another dead end, when Chris Young pulled his name from consideration to be the team’s general manager, The Post has learned. Young, MLB’s senior VP of on field operations, withdrew because of family..." November 30

  • NC Dinos To Post Sung-Bum Na

    Yonhap News Agency "One of South Korea's premier sluggers will be knocking on the big league doors this winter. The NC Dinos announced Monday they've asked the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to post outfielder Na Sung-bum for major league clubs. The next step is for the KBO to formally inform..." November 30

  • Reds Linked to Francisco Lindor, Trevor Story Trade; Marcus Semien, Andrelton Simmons, Didi Gregorius in FA

    Bleacher Report "The Cincinnati Reds have a major objective this offseason: Improve the shortstop position. They'll reportedly cast a wide net to do so. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Reds "are pursuing multiple options to address that need: Francisco Lindor and..." November 30

  • Rangers make Lance Lynn available in trade discussions

    Yardbarker "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported last week that the Texas Rangers were listening to offers for right-hander Lance Lynn. That report picked up steam on Monday, with another reporter essentially confirming the news.  According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman,..." November 30

  • MLB Reveals MLB Draft League Schedule, Format and Teams Ahead of 2021 Draft

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball, Prep Baseball Report (PBR), and five founding members today announced the formation of the MLB Draft League, which will become the first league in the country focused on top prospects who are eligible to be drafted by MLB Clubs that summer. With the 2021..." November 30

  • Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Masahiro Tanaka in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees paid a $20 million posting fee to sign Masahiro Tanaka away from the Rakuten Golden Eagles prior to his age-25 season in 2014 and then inked him to a seven-year, $155 million contract. All things considered, it was money well spent. Tanaka went 78-46..." November 30

  • Padres Release Luis Perdomo

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Luis Perdomo has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent, the Padres announced this afternoon. He was designated for assignment when the team set its roster in advance of the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Perdomo, 27, is a former Rule 5 pickup himself. The..." November 30

  • Cubs Will Reportedly Tender Kris Bryant a Contract

    Bleacher Nation "There are actually three separate things to get into there. First, let’s go with the tender. Were you betting on it, you’d probably peg Kris Bryant being tendered a contract by the Cubs on Wednesday as a 10-1 favorite. We’ve discussed the situation a great deal..." November 30

  • At Least Six Teams Showing Interest In James McCann

    MSN.com "Yadier Molina has drawn the most headlines among catchers early in free agency, in part due to the willingness of both him and his agent to go on-record to discuss the veteran’s market. However, James McCann is drawing interest from a similar collection of teams, per MLB..." November 30

  • Chicago Cubs promote Jeff Greenberg and Craig Breslow to assistant GM positions

    Chicago Tribune "Jed Hoyer, in one of his first duties as Chicago Cubs president, promoted 15 members of his baseball operations department — but is still looking for a general manager. Jeff Greenberg and Craig Breslow were both named assistant GMs, joining Randy Bush. Greenberg, who joined the..." November 30

  • Tommy Pham Sues Strip Club

    TMZ "Padres star Tommy Pham is suing the San Diego strip where he was stabbed back in October ... claiming it's the employees' fault that he suffered "catastrophic injuries" at the venue. As we previously reported, the 32-year-old outfielder was at Pacers..." November 30

  • How Adam Wainwright's love for fantasy football has benefited more than 30 charities

    ESPN "It's that time of year, when executives are checking the waiver wires and looking to make moves to improve their teams. But in this case, the front-office gurus in question are baseball players themselves and their teams consist of football players. For many baseball players,..." November 30

  • Blue Jays showing interest in free-agent second baseman Kolten Wong

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are showing interest in free-agent second baseman Kolten Wong, and are reportedly prepared to make him a priority if DJ LeMahieu returns to the New York Yankees, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network and FOX Sports. Wong, 30, has spent his entire..." November 30

  • Royals sign left-handed pitcher Mike Minor to two-year deal

    Royals Review "The Royals have signed left-handed pitcher Mike Minor, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports it is a two-year deal. Terms have not been disclosed and Rosenthal indicates the deal is pending a physical. Minor previously pitched for the Royals..." November 30

  • Trade Candidate: Francisco Mejia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres overhauled their catching mix at the August 31 trade deadline, acquiring Austin Nola and Jason Castro in separate trades with the Mariners and Angels, while Luis Torrens went to Seattle as part of the Nola trade and Austin Hedges was sent to..." November 30

  • The most memorable recent 3-team deals

    MLB.com "When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd but a necessity. While almost all deals involve two teams working out an exchange, sometimes the addition of a third brings some previously absent element into the mix that allows everyone to get what they want. It..." November 29

  • Sandy Alderson: Mets Will Focus More On Free Agency Than Trades

    MLB Trade Rumors "Mets owner Steve Cohen and team president Sandy Alderson have made it clear that the team is intent on being big players this offseason, though Alderson provided a bit more clarity about these winter plans in an interview with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM..." November 29

  • KBO's Kiwoom Heroes not re-signing Addison Russell

    Yardbarker "The Korea Baseball Organization’s Kiwoom Heroes will not pursue new contracts with infielder Addison Russell or right-hander Jake Brigham, the team announced (h/t to Dan Kurtz of MyKBO). However, the Heroes are planning to try to re-sign southpaw Eric Jokisch, Kurtz..." November 29

  • 8 Bold Predictions for the 2020 MLB Winter Meetings

    Bleacher Report "The days of roaming a hotel lobby in search of baseball executives are on hold temporarily, much like many other things in 2020. Baseball's winter meetings will be held virtually this year, with the coronavirus pandemic preventing thousands of baseball industry executives, scouts,..." November 29

  • Homecoming? 12 FA reunions we'd like to see

    MLB.com "The goal of this game is to get home. Sometimes that ambition applies not only on the basepaths, but on the business side as well. Free agency is an opportunity for players and clubs to find a fit, and sometimes the best fit is one that’s been previously broken-in. Here are a..." November 29

  • 2020 Non-Tender Candidates

    MLB Trade Rumors "More than 200 MLB players are currently eligible for arbitration, meaning they are on a team’s 40-man roster and have enough service time to have their salaries determined through the longstanding backward-looking system.  At the low end, this includes players who qualify for Super..." November 29

  • Sportsnet parts ways with Blue Jays radio announcer Mike Wilner

    USA Today "Toronto Blue Jays radio announcer Mike Wilner and Sportsnet have parted ways, the network announced Friday. Sportsnet said Wilner spent more than 20 years on its airwaves, becoming "synonymous with Blue Jays baseball." The announcer said in a Friday statement..." November 28