• LA Dodgers President Aware Of Allegations Houston Astros Stole Signs

    Sportsnaut "A pretty major story broke around the Major League Baseball world on Tuesday with the hot stove heating up. The Athletic confirmed previous suggestions that the Houston Astros stole signs during a 2017 season that culminated in a World Series win over the Los Angeles..." November 12

  • Twins' Rocco Baldelli, 38, named AL Manager of the Year

    ESPN "Rookie skipper Rocco Baldelli led the Minnesota Twins to one of baseball's most surprising campaigns, a homer-happy season capped with Tuesday's announcement that he had won the 2019 American League Manager of the Year award. He narrowly beat out Aaron Boone of..." November 12

  • Ex-Red Sox Reliever Carson Smith Exposes Astros Alleged Sign-Stealing Even Further on Twitter

    12 Up "The Houston Astros have been accused of electronically stealing signs during games in the 2017 MLB season, with reports surfacing exposing the organization's practices. Well, someone who has experienced Houston's sign stealing first-hand has come forward with..." November 12

  • Cardinals' Mike Shildt wins NL Manager of the Year in first full season

    CBS Sports "St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Shildt was named the 2019 National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday night. Brewers manager Craig Counsell finished second in the voting and Braves manager Brian Snitker finished third. Shildt won Manager of the Year..." November 12

  • Carlos Beltran: Astros stole signs in 2017, but not illegally

    New York Post "Carlos Beltran, a member of the 2017 Astros, denied knowledge of a camera that his team allegedly used to electronically steal signs that season, claiming that the World Series champions stole signs organically and legally. “I’m not aware of that camera,”..." November 12

  • Rays Reportedly Front-Runners For Howie Kendrick

    MLB Trade Rumors "Free-agent infielder Howe Kendrick may be close to parlaying a brilliant 2019 campaign with the World Series-winning Nationals into a contract with a different club. The Rays are the front-runners to sign Kendrick, Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports...." November 12

  • Chris Sale’s Agent Reveals Red Sox Pitcher’s Arm ‘Feels Really Good’

    NESN "The Red Sox have a lot of questions surrounding their team this offseason, with Chris Sale’s health being one of them. The Boston ace had his 2019 season prematurely end after he received a PRP injection in August to relieve some elbow inflammation. Sale visited Dr. James..." November 12

  • Francisco Lindor trade rumors heating up big-time ahead of Winter Meetings

    The Sports Daily "Indians superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor has been the team’s best all-around position player for years now, but he could be on the move, and soon. Shortstops, after all, are replaceable, and the team could potentially get a nice haul for Lindor. He’s a four-time All..." November 12

  • Former Pirates manager Clint Hurdle retires

    The Score "Clint Hurdle's Major League Baseball career is over. The former Pittsburgh Pirates manager interviewed with the San Diego Padres for their hitting coach position but decided to retire rather than take the job, Kevin Acee of the San Diego..." November 12

  • Ex-Astros P Mike Fiers Accuses Team of Stealing Signs Electronically During 2017 MLB Season

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros have been accused of employing sign-stealing tactics for several seasons now, a some former members of the organization have confirmed that the team engaged in such practices during the year in which they won the World Series. Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The..." November 12

  • MLB investigating Astros for sign stealing

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Astros could be in even more hot water fresh off a surprising World Series loss to the Washington Nationals. According to this report from Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic, Major League Baseball is investigating who had knowledge of the Astros stealing signs..." November 12

  • Mookie Betts dilemma will dominate Boston's winter

    MLB.com "One of the greatest free-agent contracts in history, and maybe the greatest ever for the Red Sox in terms of value, was the one for Manny Ramirez. After the 2000 season, they signed Ramirez for eight years and $160 million, and then something quite rare happened: Ramirez’s numbers..." November 12

  • Tony La Russa joins Angels as senior adviser for baseball ops

    ABC7 "Tony La Russa has been hired by the Los Angeles Angels as senior adviser for baseball operations. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday that La Russa will assist in all areas, including evaluations of players and minor-league development. La Russa recently..." November 12

  • Padres priced out of Stephen Strasburg sweepstakes

    The Score "It appears Stephen Strasburg won't be going home after all. The San Diego Padres won't be in the market for Strasburg in free agency due to concerns about his asking price, Kevin Acee of the San Diego..." November 12

  • Gerrit Cole unlikely to sign before January

    TSN "Like last year, it could be another winter of waiting when it comes to this year's top free agents.  Andy Martino of SNY reports that free agent starter Gerrit Cole is unlikely to sign anywhere before January according to indications given by his agent, Scott..." November 12

  • Talent Evaluator Predicts Gerrit Cole Will Aim for $300 Million Contract Right Away in Free Agency

    12 Up "Arguably the top player in the 2020 MLB free agent market is 28-year-old Astros flamethrower Gerrit Cole, currently coming off of a season in which he led the AL in ERA and strikeouts while taking Houston to the World Series. With Houston unlikely to retain him as they look..." November 12

  • Angels GM hinting at going after Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg?

    Yardbarker "General manager Billy Eppler and the Los Angeles Angels know that they must add some starting pitching if they want to end a five-year playoff drought. Speaking at the GM meetings in Arizona on Monday, Eppler said that Los Angeles has the ability to be aggressive..." November 12

  • Marcell Ozuna Expected To Decline Qualifying Offer

    MSN.com "Outfielder Marcell Ozuna intends to decline the $17.8M qualifying offer and test the open market, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). He’s said to have received sufficient interest to believe he’ll top the QO in free agency, even with the drag of draft..." November 12

  • Tigers put All-Star P Matthew Boyd on trade block

    Sportsnaut "Coming off one of the worst seasons in franchise history, it sure looks like the Detroit Tigers are going to further blow things up. According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, Detroit is willing to listen to offers for veteran starting pitcher Matthew..." November 12

  • Giants’ Mike Gerber Elects Free Agency, Ricardo Pinto To Sign With KBO Club

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Giants announced today that outfielder Mike Gerber rejected an outright assignment and instead elected free agency. Additionally, per the club, right-hander Ricardo Pinto was released to pursue an opportunity with the SK Wyverns of the Korea Baseball Organization. Both..." November 12

  • Cardinals, Adam Wainwright reach one-year deal

    ESPN "The Cardinals and free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright have agreed to a contract for next season, raising the likelihood that the veteran finishes his career with the only major league team he has ever played for. Terms of the deal Tuesday were not..." November 12

  • Padres Intend To Focus On Trades Over Top Free Agents

    San Diego Union-Tribune "A.J. Preller emerged from a white Chevy Malibu in front of the Omni Resort & Spa at Montelucia, with its sprawling grounds and vine-strewn courtyards, late Monday afternoon. The Padres general manager arrived via Uber and with a purpose. Even if he isn’t projecting..." November 12

  • Josh Donaldson Has Interest from Nationals, Phillies, Rangers, More

    Bleacher Report "Third baseman Josh Donaldson will be 34 years old next season, but that reportedly hasn’t stopped "more than a half-dozen teams" from already expressing interest in the free agent this offseason. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reported the news, noting..." November 12

  • Astros met with Zack Wheeler's agents

    The Score "The GM meetings are only just getting underway, but the Houston Astros aren't wasting any time. Representatives from the AL pennant-winning club have already met with members of Jet Sports, the agency representing Zack Wheeler, according to Jon Heyman of MLB..." November 12

  • Johnny Damon Says Players Should Visit White House

    TMZ "Johnny Damon says players like Sean Doolittle and Steph Curry should NOT ditch The White House because of President Trump ... telling TMZ Sports it's the perfect time to make their voices heard with the leader of the free world! Of..." November 12

  • Mets Could Land Mookie Betts

    12 Up "We know New York Mets ownership well enough, at this point, to determine that signing a big fish on the free agent market isn't going to happen. The trade market, however, is another story entirely; GM Brodie Van Wagenen pulled off a blockbuster deal last winter,..." November 12

  • Orioles Nearing Deal To Allow Aaron Brooks To Sign With KBO Club

    MLB Trade Rumors "It appears that Orioles righty Aaron Brooks is headed to the KBO, according to reports from Dan Connolly of The Athletic (links to Twitter) and Naver Sports (Korean language link). If all the paperwork is completed, as expected, he’ll agree to a new deal with..." November 12

  • Mets facing daunting Pete Alonso task they must complete

    New York Post "This is only the start for the Polar Bear Express. Now it is up to the Mets to keep this Amazin’ Pete Alonso train rolling. Alonso was named the NL Rookie of the Year on Monday night by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, becoming only the second..." November 12

  • Rockies Sign Eric Stamets

    CBS Sports "Eric Stamets signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Tuesday. " November 12

  • Chaim Bloom: “Every Indication” Dustin Pedroia Will Try To Return In 2020

    Mass Live "Dustin Pedroia, who appeared in only nine games combined during 2018 and 2019 because of three knee surgeries, plans to play in 2020 as of now. Pedroia admitted last May that he was unsure if he’d ever play another major league game. He again sounded like..." November 12

  • Should the Blue Jays try and break the bank for Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg?

    Toronto Star "The Blue Jays appear ready to dip their toes into the free-agent pool. The problem is they’re starting from the wrong end. By most accounts, Toronto is going to be an aggressive buyer this winter and the Jays should have more financial flexibility than just about any..." November 12

  • Brian Cashman Discusses Gerrit Cole, Yankees Offseason

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Yankees were immediately linked to star pitcher Gerrit Cole after their elimination from the postseason in the ALCS. Bolstering the starting pitching rotation seemed to be a priority going into the offense. Still, comments made by owner Hal Steinbrenner and general..." November 12

  • Rays' Erik Neander wins Executive of the Year

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays GM Erik Neander was named MLB Executive of the Year in a vote of his peers announced Monday night at the GM meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. Neander was honored for the team’s success in winning 96 games and returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2013. The press..." November 12

  • Mets Reportedly Pursuing Multi-Year Deal With Zack Wheeler

    12 Up "New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler was expected to be a hot commodity in MLB free agency this offseason as one of the top pitchers to chase after the likes of Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. The Mets must've sensed that, as they're evidently doing everything..." November 12

  • Dodgers to shop for starting pitchers, right-handed power as offseason begins

    Los Angeles Times "It’s been more than a month since the Dodgers suffered their stunning exit from the postseason. The reasons for the latest disappointment were dissected and analyzed. The manager was criticized. Players were blamed. The front office was questioned. But there are no obvious..." November 12

  • Yoan Moncada's stellar season for White Sox deserves more attention

    Sporting News "Few players in baseball made bigger steps forward from 2018 to 2019 than Yoán Moncada. In one season, he flipped the “Is this guy a bust?” narrative and effectively silenced those questions. But despite posting a .315/.367/.548 slash line, Moncada didn’t garner an..." November 12

  • Draft Compensation For 8 Teams That Could Lose Qualified Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already looked at what pick(s) each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball would need to surrender in order to sign one of the 10 free agents who rejected a qualifying offer last week. On the other side of the coin is what type of compensation each of the eight teams that issued a..." November 12

  • Rangers Exploring Top-Tier Free Agents

    Dallas Morning News "You can’t win if you don’t play. That’s the difference between the Rangers’ approach to free agency this year and recent winters past: They are at least willing to play at the top of a free agent market heavy on starting pitching and third basemen. And..." November 12

  • Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees exceeded competitive balance tax threshold in 2019

    Yahoo! Sports "Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Cubs, Red Sox, and Yankees exceeded the competitive balance tax (more colloquially known as the luxury tax) threshold for the 2019 season, set at $206 million. It will rise to $208 million for the 2020 season and $210..." November 12

  • Kyle Gibson Drawing Early Interest

    Yardbarker "Free agent right-hander Kyle Gibson is drawing solid early interest, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). As many as 10 teams have inquired on Gibson in the early stages of free agency, per the report, although it remains to be seen if that’s a reflection of bargain..." November 12

  • Athletics Eyeing Left-Handed Bats, Additional Bullpen Arms

    MLB Trade Rumors "Were they not in the AL West, the Athletics might have a division title under their belt in the past couple of seasons. Unfortunately for Oakland, they’ve played second fiddle to a powerhouse Astros club despite a pair of 97-win seasons and now must look for an avenue to either topple the..." November 12

  • In competitive market, Blue Jays pitch to FAs could be the difference

    Sportsnet "The conversations with free agents started right off the hop this off-season for the Toronto Blue Jays, who like virtually every other team in baseball are on the hunt for starting pitching this winter. As such, the beginning of the General Managers Meetings at the Omni..." November 12

  • Brodie Van Wagenen On Mets’ Offseason Plans

    New York Post " Other than adding another offense-first player, the Mets seem open to just about anything this offseason. “I think we would like to have strong starting pitching,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday at the GM meetings. “We would like to improve our..." November 12

  • Luke Gregerson, Tony Sipp Hope To Pitch In 2020

    MLB Trade Rumors "Relievers Luke Gregerson and Tony Sipp sat out for large portions of the 2019 season, but that doesn’t mean either veteran is ready to call it quits. Gregerson and Sipp hope to land contracts heading into 2020, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The..." November 12

  • Mets’ Pete Alonso wins NL Rookie of the Year

    New York Post "Put another Pete Alonso milestone in the books. The Mets’ first baseman capped off an incredible rookie season by winning NL Rookie of the Year honors on Monday. Alonso received 29 of 30 first-place votes — Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Soroka received the..." November 11

  • Houston Astros phenom Yordan Alvarez wins AL Rookie of the Year

    ESPN "Houston Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez capped a meteoric rise by becoming the franchise's third Rookie of the Year winner and second since the club moved to the American League. Alvarez was a unanimous selection of the award's 30 voters. Baltimore Orioles..." November 11

  • MLB will stop awarding prize belt to team that best suppresses salaries in arbitration

    NBC Sports "Earlier this year, Marc Carig of The Athletic published a report on a belt, awarded as a prize at the GM meetings every year to the team that did the most to “achieve the goals set by the industry.” That’s code for salary suppression in arbitration. MLBPA..." November 11

  • New Francisco Lindor Video Might Cause Indians Fans To Freak Out

    TMZ "Everyone wants to know if Cleveland Indians superstar Francisco Lindor will sign a new deal to keep him in CLE after the 2021 season. So, we asked him about that ... and this video could have Indians Nation super worried! Here's the deal ... Lindor was out in..." November 11

  • MLB rumors: Blockbuster trade seems likely this offseason

    CBS Sports "We've just dipped our toes into the MLB offseason of 2019-20, which means pretty much all the action has yet to transpire. That said, rumors regarding free agent player and team pairings and potential trades are already circulating, and we're here to get you up to speed on all the..." November 11

  • Zack Wheeler has interest from three teams

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Mets look poised to lose starting pitcher Zack Wheeler in free agency. According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, Wheeler is likely to reject the Mets’ $17.8 million qualifying offer amid free agent interest elsewhere. Wheeler has preliminary interest from the Los..." November 11