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  • Full 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting Results Revealed

    12 Up "The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the results of the Baseball Hall of Fame voting today, and two former MLB stars have received the necessary numbers to be voted into Cooperstown. In order to be elected to the Hall of Fame, a player must be selected on..." January 21

  • Astros To Interview Jeff Banister

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros are eyeing a former American League West division rival. Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston reported on Monday that the Astros have contacted ex-Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who will interview with team officials next week as they continue to search for..." January 21

  • The best new jersey to own on every team

    MLB.com "When Spring Training games begin in a month or so -- it’s that soon! -- you will see the usual jerseys and shirseys in the crowd -- TROUT jerseys in Tempe, MOLINA in Jupiter, JUDGE in Tampa. But anyone can show up in those jerseys. They’ve all owned them for years. The..." January 20

  • 4 things to know about the 2020 Baseball HOF ballot

    The Score "The Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2020 will welcome its newest inductees when the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote are announced Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET. Any player who receives at least 75% of the vote will join last month's Modern Era Committee..." January 20

  • Report: Carlos Gomez plans to retire as Brewer at start of season

    The Score "Free-agent outfielder Carlos Gomez will formally announce his retirement from baseball at the beginning of the MLB regular season, according to baseball insider Hector Gomez. He hopes to do so as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers. Gomez has been playing for the..." January 17

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • Red Sox, Rangers Swap Sam Travis For Jeffrey Springs

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox announced their second trade of the offseason Tuesday, a few hours after a press conference where ownership discussed the departure of manager Alex Cora. The Red Sox have acquired left-handed pitcher Jeffrey Springs from the Texas Rangers in exchange..." January 16

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14

  • With 3B market thinning, is Josh Donaldson next?

    MLB.com "The Rangers are in agreement with veteran slugger Todd Frazier on a one-year, $5 million deal with a club option for 2021, pending a physical, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The 34-year-old could fill a big hole at the hot corner for Texas, which missed out on..." January 13

  • Predicting Landing Spots for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Most of the top free agents have come off the board. Yet multiple impact players remain unsigned, ranging from genuine stars (Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna) to high-upside gambles (Taijuan Walker, Yasiel Puig). As we await..." January 13

  • MLB, Rob Manfred face league-altering test amid probes and rule changes

    Sportsnet "This could be Rob Manfred’s decade. No, check that: it very much needs to be Rob Manfred’s decade. The recent passing of NBA commissioner David Stern gave all of us pause to reflect on the evolution of North American professional sports; to reflect on how the NFL has..." January 13

  • Report: Rangers still interested in Nolan Arenado trade despite Todd Frazier signing

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers made a signing on Sunday, but it may not prevent them from pursuing Nolan Arenado. The Rangers signed Todd Frazier to a one-year deal that includes a club option for 2021. The deal calls for Frazier to receive a guarantee of $5 million, according to Mark..." January 12

  • Rangers Reportedly Sign Slugging Third Baseman Todd Frazier

    12 Up "As the Nolan Arenado trade talks begin to crystallize in cities other than Dallas, it seems Texas has decided to add a different slugger to open their new ballpark at the hot corner. After he was squeezed out in Flushing in the latter years of his big money deal,..." January 12

  • Who Will Be the Next MLB Players to Sign $300M Contracts After Gerrit Cole?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's $300 million contract club is rapidly expanding. Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to sign a $300 million deal when the Miami Marlins extended him for $325 million over 13 years in 2014. He was all alone until 2019, when Manny Machado,..." January 10

  • Rangers Sign Luis Garcia, James Jones To Minors Contracts

    SI "The Texas Rangers have signed RHP Luis Garcia, along with LHP James Jones, to Minor League contracts with invites to spring training. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Garcia's contract is a split contract, which will earn him a base of $1.1 million if he makes the Major..." January 10

  • Cardinals, Rangers Interested in Nolan Arenado

    Bleacher Report "As we wait to see if the Colorado Rockies will trade third baseman Nolan Arenado, at least two teams are still keeping a close eye on the situation.  Per The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, the St.Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers are among the clubs interested in the..." January 09

  • Five Potential Trade Destinations For Rockies All-Star Third Baseman Nolan Arenado

    The Big Lead "Nolan Arenada, the Colorado Rockies' 28-year old All-Star, is probably going to get traded, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Arenada signed an eight-year, $260 million contract in 2019, but the third baseman has an opt-out after the 2021 season so the Rockies could lose..." January 09

  • Ranking the Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB offseason is the time for prospective contenders to either strike it rich with some big-name free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon or make some quality under-the-radar moves like the additions of Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion, just to name a few, in Chicago...." January 09

  • Corey Kluber Pens Goodbye Letter to Cleveland Weeks After Trade to Rangers

    12 Up "Corey Kluber is now a Texas Ranger after he was traded in mid-December, but it sounds like he's going to miss Cleveland a whole lot. Drafted by the Padres, Kluber was lost for years in San Diego's minor leagues. By 2010, he was traded to the Indians, where he would make..." January 08

  • Rangers To Sign Robinson Chirinos

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers appear willing to admit a mistake. And to pay the price that comes with such an admission. According to three sources Tuesday, the team reached an agreement on a contract to reunite with free agent catcher Robinson Chirinos after a one-year separation. The deal..." January 08

  • Rangers, Robinson Chirinos moving toward deal

    The Score "The Texas Rangers and free-agent catcher Robinson Chirinos are inching closer to a contract agreement, sources told Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. The two sides have maintained a consistent dialogue since the winter meetings, but the 35-year-old..." January 07

  • Nationals Sign Carlos Tocci

    The Union Journal "The Nationals have agreed to a minor league pact with outfielder Carlos Tocci, experiences Bob Nightengale of USA At the moment (via Twitter). The fleet-footed 24-year-old will probably be in Main League Spring Coaching as a non-roster invitee. Tocci, as soon as a comparatively..." January 07

  • MLB discussing use of technology to prevent sign-stealing

    The Score "Major League Baseball is discussing the idea of using on-field technology to encode communication between pitchers and catchers and help prevent sign-stealing, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports. The commissioner's office is developing several prototype devices, sources..." January 06

  • Five MLB teams that could disappoint in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Many MLB teams have been busy this winter, turning over their rosters and making the moves necessary to take significant strides in the 2020 season. While some have stepped up this winter, others have fallen short. Whether due to front offices missing out on top free agents or..." January 06

  • Rangers Reportedly A Finalist For Nicholas Castellanos

    Lone Star Ball "Nicholas Castellanos and the Texas Rangers had a positive meeting, according to Jon Paul Morosi, who says that the Rangers are “among the finalists” to land the free agent. Castellanos, a power hitting righthanded outfielder, is also sought by..." January 06

  • 3 potential trade proposals for Nolan Arenado

    The Score "The likelihood of a Nolan Arenado trade is reportedly down to a coin flip, as the Colorado Rockies are fielding offers for the superstar third baseman and looking for a package that includes a controllable first baseman or center fielder. While 29 teams..." January 06

  • Darwin Barney joins Rangers as Triple-A Nashville manager

    Dallas Morning News "Former major league infielder Darwin Barney, whose last stop in a eight-year Major League career was with the Rangers in 2018, will take over as the new manager at Triple-A Nashville. Barney, 34, played with the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Toronto Blue Jays before signing a..." January 02

  • Robinson Chirinos Reportedly Nearing Decision

    The Union Journal "Veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos is “shut to creating a call” on his subsequent group, in keeping with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He has drawn vast curiosity thus far of the winter. It’s nonetheless completely unclear the place Chirinos..." January 02

  • Will Harris Weighing Offers

    Yardbarker "Righty Will Harris has drawn somewhat less pressing interest than might have been supposed entering the offseason. But the veteran is mulling offers from multiple teams and could soon sign, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Harris is said to have drawn..." January 02

  • Henry Ramos invited to Rangers' camp

    CBS Sports "Henry Ramos signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday that includes an invite to major-league spring training. Ramos spent the majority of 2019 with Triple-A Sacramento before he was released by the Giants in August.  " January 02

  • Marcell Ozuna's market 'gaining some clarity'

    TSN "Marcell Ozuna is one of the premier free agent bats left on the board, but that might not be the case for long. According to The MLB Network's Mark Feinsand, Ozuna's market is "gaining some clarity." He adds the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas..." January 02

  • Taking Stock Of The Center Field Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve glanced in at a few areas of the player market to see what’s left after a busy first few months of the offseason. With a New Year’s freeze in effect on the news cycle, let’s do the same for the center field market. The lack of supply sufficient to meet..." January 02

  • Countdown to Spring Training: A 30-team guide

    MLB.com "The arrival of a new calendar year brings increased anticipation for Spring Training, and with camp now about six weeks away for Major League clubs, each has several questions that need to be answered before Opening Day. Here's a look at those questions, as well as a link to other important..." January 01

  • Sources: Rangers talking with Todd Frazier as potential hedge while they wait on Nolan Arenado

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers still have their eyes focused on the big prize, but since landing Nolan Arenado remains a long-shot, they are also hedging their bets some. Todd Frazier would present a nice hedge fund investment. According to three sources, the Rangers have reached out to the..." December 31

  • These are 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..." December 31

  • Five way-too-early bold predictions for the 2020 MLB season

    Sporting News "Happy (almost) New Year! Of course, for the baseball fans, the new year doesn't actually start until March 26, 2020. As we inch closer to Opening Day, we'll have more certainties and a better idea of what teams and players will be in the new league year. But until..." December 31

  • Taking Stock Of The Starting Pitching Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Entering the offseason, the market for rotation upgrades was robust — arguably one of the strongest groups of free-agent starters we’d seen. Two bona fide aces — Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg — headlined a group that also featured the NL Cy Young..." December 30

  • Every team's top home run of the decade

    MLB.com "As the 2010s come to a close, it's time to look back at the best home runs of the decade. There were 51,931 homers hit from 2010-19, but there are a choice few that will always stand out as the most memorable, whether they came in the clutch during the postseason, were milestone shots for..." December 30

  • Six Years After JAY-Z's Taunt, Scott Boras Gets the Last Laugh

    Complex "On an album that will largely serve as an afterthought in the catalog of (arguably) the greatest rapper of all time, there was a taunt that caused plenty of sports fans to perk up when they heard it.   In the first verse of the eighth track of his 2013 offering Magna..." December 30

  • Top plays from 2019 MLB season

    The Score "10. Pete Alonso walks off Home Run Derby The New York Mets first baseman was a tour de force during his first campaign in the majors. Before breaking MLB's single-season rookie homer record, Alonso won an epic long-ball derby with three walk-off dingers, including that blast to..." December 30

  • 10 biggest MLB stories from 2019

    The Score "With the calendar ready to turn to 2020, here's a look at the top 10 stories in Major League Baseball from 2019:  10. Free-agency freeze - and sudden thaw The stars of last year's free-agent class had to wait until spring training to find homes; only then did..." December 29

  • An insider's view of the contentious MLB-MiLB dispute, from ex-pitcher, lawyer Garrett Broshuis

    Sporting News "The current contentious dispute between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball became public in October, when Baseball America reported that MLB had offered a plan to eliminate as many as 42 minor-league teams after the 2020 minor-league season, when the Professional Baseball..." December 28

  • 3 Perfect Destinations for Bounce Back Candidate King Felix Hernandez

    12 Up "Reports indicate that Felix Hernandez has no intentions of retiring, even though he's statistically been of the MLB's worst pitchers across the last two campaigns. King Felix's career with the Seattle Mariners has surely concluded, and in perfect fashion at..." December 27

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi returning to Carp after failing to secure MLB contract

    Japan Times "Hiroshima Carp infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi said Friday he is giving up a bid to move to the majors this offseason via the posting system and will remain with the NPB club. Kikuchi, a seven-time Golden Glove winner, had until 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 2, 2020, to secure a deal with any of the 30..." December 27

  • Saying the quiet part loud: Owners' greed defined baseball in the 2010s

    The Score "The Modern Era Committee, one of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's four auxiliary voting bodies, rectified a longstanding injustice when it posthumously elected Marvin Miller to Cooperstown earlier in December. Miller, as it happens, wanted nothing to do with the Hall of Fame, expressing..." December 26

  • 1 holiday gift for each MLB team

    The Score "A number of teams have already done the lion's share of their holiday shopping, with early winter moves galore this offseason. However, there are still plenty of chips to fall, so let's pick one gift each team could still use: Arizona Diamondbacks More free agents to..." December 25

  • Nolan Arenado breaks his silence on rumors

    MLB.com "Until Monday, Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado had been silent. Starting with the Winter Meetings, teams have asked about his availability in trades. The club has listened. The baseball world has speculated about possible trades, the rest of the seven years and $245..." December 24

  • With every top free-agent starter signed, where will pitching-needy teams turn?

    CBS Sports "The calendar has not yet flipped to 2020 and already almost every top free agent has signed. This offseason has been very different than the last two and that's welcome. Slow offseasons are boring. This offseason has been anything but. In recent days both Dallas..." December 24