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  • Padres Outright Jacob Nix

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have outrighted hurler Jacob Nix to Triple-A El Paso, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. The right-handed Nix had been in limbo since the Padres designated him for assignment Nov. 4. " 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Predicting 1 future MVP from each team

    MLB.com "On Thursday, we will find out the MVPs in the National League and the American League. When you win an MVP, you instantly go down in your team’s history. (Sorry D-backs, Rays and Mets: You still haven’t had an MVP.) It’s something both you and your franchise will have..." November 11

  • Padres unveil new uniforms: 'Brown is back'

    MLB.com "t's official: Brown is back in San Diego. The Padres unveiled their new look on Saturday night, embracing a brown and gold color scheme as their three biggest stars emerged on a stage in the Petco Park outfield with fresh uniforms. First, was Fernando Tatis Jr. sporting..." November 10

  • 3 Teams That Should Trade for Willson Contreras

    12 Up "On Friday, ESPN's Jeff Passan reported that the Chicago Cubs would consider trading starting catcher Willson Contreras, who has established himself as one of the best players at the position over the last three campaigns. When you couple his production -- he was an..." November 09

  • You're wearing that? Ugliest MLB uniforms in history

    USA Today "Remember that terrible 'Turn Ahead the Clock' promotion from 1999? Unfortunately, we all do. At least none of those uniforms accurately predicted the future. Case in point: the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Arizona Diamondbacks have a short and questionable history with sartorial..." November 09

  • Padres to hire Larry Rothschild as pitching coach; Darren Balsley to work with minor leaguers

    San Diego Union-Tribune "For the first time in more than 17 seasons, the Padres will have a pitching coach other than Darren Balsley. The team has agreed to terms with Larry Rothschild to become their pitching coach, while Balsley is expected to assume a role as special assistant working with minor league..." November 08

  • 10 Bold Predictions For The MLB Offseason

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 MLB season is over and with it comes the start of the 2020 offseason. There is no rest for MLB teams as the coming weeks and months will play a defining role in shaping rosters and ultimately the entire 2020 season. There will be plenty of All-Star level talent available for..." November 08

  • Tony Clark’s statement on collusion was a necessary stand against MLB

    SB Nation "There are two years remaining in Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, but a growing rift between the two sides suggests negotiations are going to be bumpy. The latest conflict stemmed from a conference call between reporters..." November 07

  • 4 Blockbuster Francisco Lindor Trades That Would Change MLB

    12 Up "With only two years left on his contract, Francisco Lindor may not be in a Cleveland Indians uniform much longer (as the team's owners have clearly stated, enjoy him!). As he enters his prime and becomes less affordable, the Indians may prepare to trade him before things get too..." November 07

  • 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners announced

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday, the winners of the 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced on MLB Network. Gold Gloves were handed out on Sunday, but Wilson has their own line of defensive awards. The differences between the two are that the Wilson awards are not as widely hailed and..." November 07

  • Offseason Outlook: San Diego Padres

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres are tired of waiting to contend. But they face a tricky path to compiling a competitive roster in 2020. Guaranteed Contracts Manny Machado: $270MM through 2028 Eric Hosmer: $99MM through 2025 Wil Myers: $61MM through 2022 (including buyout on..." November 05

  • Super Two eligibility set at earliest point in a decade

    Hardball Talk "MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Super Two cutoff has been set at two years and 115 days of service time. It’s the lowest the threshold has been set in a decade. Super Two eligibility is a salary arbitration concept. All players who have zero to two years of service time..." November 05

  • Adam Rosales retires from baseball

    NBC Sports "Utilityman Adam Rosales announced his retirement from baseball with a Twitter post. He wrote, “Special thanks to the eight different organizations who have all given me the opportunity of a lifetime! Today, I’m hanging up these beat-up cleats and opening a new exciting chapter..." November 05

  • Electronic strike zone coming to Minor League Baseball in 2020

    Sporting News "Minor League Baseball will implement an automated strike zone in some stadiums for the 2020 season, the latest evolution on the path to so-called robot umps, according to a report from The Athletic. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Network recently that the technology for a..." November 05

  • Padres Outright Seth Mejias-Brean, Carl Edwards Jr.; Designate Jacob Nix & Eric Yardley

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres designated embattled right-hander Jacob Nix for assignment Monday, one of several moves as the club set its 40-man roster for the official start of the offseason. Right-hander Eric Yardley was also designated for assignment, infielder Seth Mejias-Brean was outrighted to..." November 05

  • MLB awards: Finalists announced for 2019 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year honors

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball revealed the  finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards for the 2019 regular season. Those four awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both..." November 04

  • Lou Whitaker, Dwight Evans headline HOF's 2020 Modern Era ballot

    The Score "The National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed this year's Modern Baseball Era committee ballot Monday, with 10 candidates seeking induction as part of the Class of 2020. Nine former players - Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale..." November 04

  • 7 possible landing spots for Stephen Strasburg

    The Score "Days after being named World Series MVP, Stephen Strasburg opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals and will test free agency for the first time. By opting out, Strasburg leaves $100 million on the table and will roll the dice on the open market in the hope of..." November 04

  • The 2019 Gold Glove Award winners are ...

    MLB.com "The best fielders in baseball took home hardware on Sunday night, as the winners of the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced. First-time winners such as Cleveland's Roberto Pérez and Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain joined multiple honorees like seven-time winners..." November 04

  • Padres Plan To Pursue Stephen Strasburg

    MLB Trade Rumors "With Nationals co-ace and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg opting out of his contract and preparing to hit free agency, the Padres are gearing up to make a push for the right-hander’s services. According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, “multiple people..." November 03

  • Here are baseball's top 20 free agents

    MLB.com "If it feels like last year’s free agency just ended, that’s because it did. The “winter” technically stretched into early June, when Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel finally signed with the Braves and Cubs, respectively. But it won’t..." November 02

  • Here’s everything that’s happening in the 2019-2020 Off-season

    NBC Sports "Rogers Hornsby’s most famous quote goes like this: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby, of course, died in 1963 and back then they didn’t..." November 02

  • Padres To Hire Bobby Dickerson As Bench Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "NOV. 1: It took a three-year pact to lure Dickerson, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Additionally, Wayne Kirby will come over from the Orioles to serve as first base coach, Joel Sherman of the New York Post first tweeted. As Heyman points out, Kirby also has ample..." November 02

  • Padres Expected To Hire Bobby Dickerson As Bench Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "New Padres manager Jayce Tingler is set to make an important hire as he prepares for his first year as a skipper. He’s likely to hire Phillies infield coach Bobby Dickerson as his bench coach, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com tweets. Dickerson, who turned 54 in September, is a..." November 01

  • Report: MLB proposed deadline for multi-year free agent contracts

    Yahoo! Sports "The Athletic’s Evan Drellich reports that Major League Baseball made a proposal to the MLB Players Association, suggesting a deadline for multi-year contracts for free agents. The deadline would have been set for the end of the Winter Meetings, which this year will take place..." October 31

  • 131 MLB players officially become free agents

    The Score "Major League Baseball free agency is nearly upon us, and the players' association announced the list of 131 players who officially became available following the conclusion of the World Series, qualifying as Article XX(B) free agents. Not all players qualify as Article..." October 31

  • Early 2019-20 MLB Free-Agency Contract Predictions for Each Top Star

    Bleacher Report "The MLB free-agency season won't begin in earnest until the World Series confetti has settled, but it's not too early to look ahead and predict how much the top stars will earn. The market has been volatile in recent years, with some high-profile players landing..." October 30

  • Is Anthony Rendon part of this contender's plans?

    MLB.com "On Tuesday, Matt Gelb reported in an article for The Athletic (subscription required) that the Phillies were proceeding with two sets of offseason plans -- one with the assumption of signing Gerrit Cole and one without. While the rotation is Philadelphia's most pressing..." October 30

  • Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama to file for international free agency

    Japan Times "Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama said Tuesday he will file for international free agency in order to pursue a career in the major leagues. The 31-year-old Akiyama declared his intention at the Japan national team’s training camp in Okinawa ahead of the upcoming Premier12..." October 30

  • What “sustainable success” really means

    Hardball Talk "We live in a time in which Major League Baseball front offices are increasingly cutting payroll and are seemingly happy to be “competitive” while eschewing — and sometimes even fearing — taking shots at being truly great. As we’ve discussed a lot..." October 29

  • Models Julia Rose and Lauren Summer Banned From MLB For Flashing Their Chest At World Series

    TMZ "The game was briefly held up ... and security apprehended Rose and Summer and escorted them from their seats. Rose and Summer's accomplice, Kayla Lauren (also a model), claims the women were taken to police headquarters ... before being released. Rose posted a..." October 28

  • 6 trade fits for Mookie Betts

    MLB.com "Among the more interesting subplots of the upcoming offseason, aside from "who will sign Anthony Rendon and Gerrit Cole," and "what will Yankees fans do if their team doesn't sign Anthony Rendon or Gerrit Cole," is what's happening -- or about to happen --..." October 28

  • Playoffs proving MLB strategy grounded in search for immediate results

    Sportsnet "So, is baseball really back on its normal axis? That was all the talk ahead of the World Series, which after a post-season dominated by discussion of openers and bullpen games has settled into what used to be the norm: starting pitchers giving their team length, middle relievers holding the..." October 28

  • Juan Soto Reveals He Once Thought He Would Sign With the Padres

    12 Up "Juan Soto is busy trying to bring the Washington Nationals their franchise's first-ever World Series title, but it wasn't too long ago that the 21-year-old was a prospect still looking for an organization to sign with. And things could have been entirely different..." October 27

  • MLB umpire Rob Drake apologizes for tweets calling for civil war

    USA Today "The day after Major League Baseball said it was investigating a tweet from umpire Rob Drake calling for a civil war if President Donald Trump is impeached, the umpire unlocked his Twitter account and apologized in a string of tweets. "I want to personally apologize to..." October 24

  • Ex-Giants manager Bruce Bochy says he would like "one more shot" at the helm

    San Francisco Chronicle "Bruce Bochy admitted Thursday what some anticipated all along: He wants to manage in the majors again, just not this year. “I’d love to have one more shot,” Bochy said Thursday in an interview with Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Sirius/XM.   " October 24

  • Kacie McDonnell Wished Eric Hosmer a Happy 30th Birthday

    Sports Gossip "Eric Hosmer and the Padres didn't have a good season on the field this year. Off the field, Hosmer is doing quite well for himself. " October 24

  • Padres Have Hired Jayce Tingler To Be Their Manager

    Yahoo! Sports "The San Diego Padres have reportedly ended their managerial search. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Padres are hiring Jayce Tingler to lead the club.       Jayce..." October 24

  • Finalists for Gold Glove Awards revealed

    MLB.com "The finalists -- three at each position in each league -- for the 2019 Gold Glove Awards are being revealed by Rawlings. We'll be updating the list of finalists as they're announced. AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER Jose Berrios, Twins Mike Leake, MarinersOctober 24

  • MLB, players union have had 'positive' dialogue on opioids

    Sporting News "In the wake of the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, MLB and its players’ union is aiming to crack down on testing for opioid drugs. “The dialogue in this has been really positive with the players association, a lot of common ground on addressing the..." October 24

  • 5 players who boosted free-agency value with postseason performance

    The Score "The World Series is underway, and that means free agency is drawing ever closer. The postseason provides an additional platform for the biggest names to showcase themselves to prospective suitors ahead of the offseason. Here are five players whose playoff performance boosted..." October 24

  • MLB reportedly looking into umpire's controversial tweet

    Sporting News "MLB umpire Rob Drake has deleted a tweet saying he would go buy an assault rifle if President Donald Trump is impeached "this way." In a tweet posted Tuesday found by ESPN, Drake said "if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!!..." October 23

  • Padres Interview Mark Loretta For Manager

    MLB Trade Rumors "In a bit of a surprise, the Padres “very recently” interviewed Cubs bench coach Mark Loretta for their managerial vacancy, reports MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (via Twitter). The Friars were believed to be down to Braves third base coach Ron Washington and Rangers Field..." October 23

  • Japanese Center Fielder Shogo Akiyama Adds To Open-Market Options

    MLB Trade Rumors "You may have noticed that this winter’s slate of free agents isn’t exactly teeming with high-end center fielders. That state of affairs led us to examine recently what could be a robust trade market for Pirates star Starling Marte. With so much demand and so..." October 22

  • Opioids in Baseball: “More people are going to die if this doesn’t get fixed”

    Hardball Talk "On July 1, Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs asphyxiated while under the influence of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his Texas hotel room. Last weekend, ESPN reported that Eric Kay, the Los Angeles Angels’ Director of Communications, knew that Skaggs was an Oxycontin..." October 21

  • Morganna 'The Kissing Bandit' still in love with baseball 50 years after debut

    USA Today "Morganna Cottrell, a busty blonde known as 'The Kissing Bandit' because she ran onto major league baseball fields to kiss unsuspecting players, is still puckering up at the age of 72. “Put your cheek up against the phone,’’ she told a reporter..." October 21