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  • MLB says it's willing to walk away from minors deal, but what would take its place?

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball is angry with Minor League Baseball for continuing to negotiate a new business agreement in public. The feud escalated Friday to the point that MLB threatened to walk away entirely from its decadeslong partnership with the minors' governing body. Was that a..." December 14

  • Five MLB Blockbuster Trades We Would Love To See This Winter

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 MLB winter meetings are in the books and the four-day extravaganza provided plenty of movement across baseball. Now with many of the top free agents off the board, our attention shifts to this offseason’s top trade candidates. There is more MVP-caliber talent..." December 14

  • MLB Winter Meetings are in the books, now let's reset the free agent and trade markets

    CBS Sports "A Winter Meetings most frenzied -- one in which more than $1 billion in guaranteed salary was cast about -- is freshly behind us. While the highest-profile likes of Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg are now spoken for, we've still got a number of..." December 13

  • After winter meetings spending spree, attention turns to MLB's trade market

    USA Today "The Chicago Cubs came to town ready to trade one of their stars, only to sit helplessly and watch other teams instead empty their checking accounts for free agents. The Los Angeles Dodgers were preparing to spend the most money on a free agent in franchise history, only to find..." December 13

  • Teams Reportedly Asked the Cubs About Yu Darvish

    Bleacher Nation "When Stephen Strasburg and Gerrit Cole signed to absolutely record-shattering contracts this week, it was a pretty natural instinct to look around at other, existing deals around baseball and consider their value through a new lens. In particular, to Cubs fans, the four years and $81..." December 13

  • Red Sox To Sign Martin Perez

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have agreed to sign starter Martin Perez to a one-year, $6 million contract that includes a club option for 2021, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Perez’s option will be worth $6.25 million. Perez, 28, will likely replace new Met Rick..." December 13

  • Mets GM boldly claims team has 'probably the deepest' rotation in MLB after Rick Porcello deal

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen can’t help himself from making ill-advised claims about his team. Last offseason, Wagenen boldly told the rest of the National League East to “come get us.” The Mets finished third in the division. Van Wagenen issued a..." December 12

  • Report: Padres, Cardinals, White Sox, Reds in play for David Price

    The Score "The Boston Red Sox are shopping David Price, and they've had trade talks about the left-hander with at least five teams, reports Mark Feinsand of The San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, and Cincinnati..." December 12

  • Eight candidates to be MLB's next $300 million pitcher after Gerrit Cole's record-breaking Yankees deal

    CBS Sports "As the sun sets on the 2019 Winter Meetings, MLB executives will head home having seen two pitchers sign record contracts in the span of 30 hours or so. The Nationals gave Stephen Strasburg a seven-year deal worth $245 million on Monday. At the time, it was the richest pitching contract in..." December 12

  • Red Sox have reportedly discussed David Price trade with at least five teams

    Yardbarker "There has been speculation for months that the Boston Red Sox could try to trade Mookie Betts this winter in order to help them get under the luxury tax threshold, but it may actually be David Price who ends up in another uniform to start the 2020 season. The Red Sox have..." December 12

  • Scott Boras pulls off huge free agency coup and gets money flowing back into baseball

    USA Today "Quite simply, it’s the greatest week by an agent in baseball history. In a matter of about 48 hours, Scott Boras had three clients sign contracts worth a staggering $824 million, with third baseman Anthony Rendon signing Wednesday night to a seven-year, $245 million..." December 12

  • Red Sox To Sign Jose Peraza

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Red Sox are in agreement with free-agent infielder Jose Peraza on a contract for the 2020 season, Robert Murray reports (via Twitter). The ISE Baseball client will take home a one-year deal worth close to $3MM, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets. He can boost his salary..." December 12

  • Rick Porcello, Mets Agree To One-Year Contract

    NESN "Rick Porcello is going home, and the Boston Red Sox have a hole in their starting rotation. The free-agent right-handed pitcher has agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Mets, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday morning. Porcello’s deal is worth $10..." December 12

  • MLB to test for opioids, won't punish for marijuana use in 2020

    The Score "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed to a new drug policy that will test for opioids but won't punish for marijuana use, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The agreement will be implemented for the 2020 season..." December 12

  • Rob Manfred bashes Minor League Baseball’s response to his contraction scheme

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball’s plan to essentially contract 42 minor league baseball teams by eliminating their major league affiliations has not gone over very well with, well, almost anyone. It was immediately assailed by many the moment it was first reported by Baseball..." December 12

  • Red Sox open to discussing Chris Sale trade

    Yardbarker "Could the Boston Red Sox go into full-scale rebuild mode this winter? One day after reports suggested the team was  willing to trade All-Star starter David Price comes this piece of shocking information. According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Boston is..." December 11

  • Rob Manfred confirms new three-batter minimum rule, and MLB managers aren't thrilled

    Sporting News "To say there was some uncertainty among MLB managers about the potential of new rules impacting the 2020 season would be putting it mildly.  Specifically, there were questions about the proposed three-batter minimum for relief pitchers, a rule aimed at reducing pitching changes..." December 11

  • The Red Sox Don't Care If You Want Mookie Betts to Stay in Boston For Christmas

    The Big Lead "It's a widely-known fact at this point that the Boston Red Sox are looking to unload a decent bit of salary in the offseason leading up to the 2020 season. To the chagrin of basically every Sox fan on the planet, that effort may result in the team trading perennial MVP candidate and..." December 11

  • Uptick in home runs attributed to seam heights and batting techniques, not juiced balls

    ESPN "Decreases in air resistance spurred by inconsistent seam height on the baseball and "changes in player behavior" that produced different launch angles and exit velocities led to the dramatic increase in home runs during the 2019 season, a committee of professors tasked by Major League..." December 11

  • What do the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby do now?

    Hardball Talk "Gerrit Cole is now a New York Yankee. Nine years and $324 million make that so. But though the Yankees are the only team who gets him, they weren’t the only team interested in him. So let’s take a look at what the losers of the Gerrit Cole derby — the Dodgers and the..." December 11

  • Four teams that should trade for David Price

    Sportsnaut "As MLB teams compete in bidding wars for the top free-agent pitchers, the recent availability of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price could change everything for clubs looking to bolster their rotation. Boston is looking to shed significant payroll this winter and,..." December 11

  • Inaugural All-MLB teams announced

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Major League Baseball announced the members of the All-MLB Team, recognizing the top performances by players in the 2019 regular season. It announced both a “first team” and “second team.” The fan vote accounted..." December 11

  • Here’s what the Red Sox would face if they don’t get under the luxury tax threshold this year

    Boston Globe "For the Red Sox, the luxury tax looms as a giant iceberg in the movement toward building a 2020 roster. The team has made no secret of its desire to dip its payroll beneath the $208 million threshold that would trigger penalties for 2020. The Red Sox are willing to pay the luxury tax,..." December 11

  • Nick Cafardo named winner of 2020 J.G. Taylor Spink Award

    Hardball Talk " The Baseball Writers Association of America has named the late Boston Globe columnist, Nick Cafardo, the winner of the 2020 J.G. Taylor Spink Award. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball..." December 10

  • Red Sox Reportedly Shopping David Price With Multiple Teams Interested

    12 Up "The MLB Hot Stove is scorching at the Winter Meetings, and the Boston Red Sox are very involved, per usual. While most thought the Sox would try and deal Mookie Betts, they're reportedly seeking other ways to clear payroll, including potentially trading former high-priced free..." December 10

  • MLB free agency is a booming business once again: 'Great teams want great players'

    USA Today "Scott Boras, who represents the cream of this year’s free agent crop, believes teams are being substantially more aggressive in pursuit of players than they have in years. The accusations of collusion that dominated the landscape the past few years at baseball’s..." December 10

  • MLB to remove marijuana testing for minor leaguers

    TMZ "Weed is now LEGAL in the MLB ... the league is lifting its ban on marijuana for minor leaguers, removing the drug from its prohibited substance list. As part of the MLB's efforts to crack down on opioid use in and around its league ... it has agreed to stop testing minor leaguers..." December 10

  • MLB holding 2020 draft days before CWS, moves location to Omaha

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball is set to relocate its annual amateur draft in an effort to increase interest in the event. According to Kendall Rogers of D1 Baseball, the 2020 draft will be held at the site of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, rather than at the MLB Network..." December 10

  • 3 Players the Rest of MLB Should Fear the Astros Acquiring This Offseason

    12 Up "The Houston Astros nearly broke MLB hearts once again this season by getting to the World Series, but the Washington Nationals shocked us all by coming out on top. Despite that result, Houston remains as dangerous as ever. With the Winter Meetings underway, you better believe Houston..." December 10

  • Former Red Sox OF Daniel Nava pitching comeback, trying to beat odds again

    NBC Sports Boston "Daniel Nava is no stranger to long odds. The Red Sox famously bought the former college equipment manager, sight-unseen, for a dollar out of independent ball in 2008. The late bloomer then bashed his way to the big leagues two years later at age 27, launching a grand slam in the first..." December 10

  • Red Sox manager makes it sound like Mookie Betts will be traded

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox entered this week’s winter meetings at a crossroads. By now it’s well known that the team is looking to slash payroll under its new leadership.  Rumors following a disastrous 2019 season concluded that former AL MVP Mookie Betts would be..." December 09

  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge founder Pete Frates dies "Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball captain who inspired millions with his fight against ALS, died at the age of 34, his family announced on Monday. It was Frates who spawned the Ice Bucket Challenge five years ago, which raised over $200 million for amyotrophic lateral..." December 09

  • A closer look at Red Sox' trade options

    WEEI Boston "It feels like something is going to happen at these Winter Meetings, but figuring out exactly what is a bit of a dilemma. While it's far from a mystery that the likes of the two Los Angeles teams and the Yankees will be throwing gobs of cash at free agents such as Gerrit Cole,..." December 09

  • Steve Pearce “Unofficially Retired”

    Over The Monster "The strategy last winter for the Red Sox was pretty clear: Aside from a couple of exceptions, get the band back together. Boston aggressively ran back the same roster that put together the best season in franchise history and the best season in the game over a 20-year period. We know..." December 09

  • Red Sox Interested In Rick Porcello

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Red Sox may be trying to cut some payroll this offseason, but that isn't going to stop them from targeting some free agents. And that may include one of their own. According to Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald, the Red Sox are having talks with Rick Porcello..." December 09

  • Cubs to face Red Sox, Yankees in back-to-back weeks as part of Sunday Night Baseball slate

    ESPN "A pair of Chicago Cubs interleague games against the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will feature on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball 2020 first-half slate, as announced by the network Monday. The Cubs are hosting the Red Sox and visiting the Yankees..." December 09

  • Sergio Romo Close To Deciding On Next Team

    MLB Trade Rumors "Veteran reliever Sergio Romo appears to be cruising towards his next deal. Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter) says there’s momentum towards an agreement, with a decision anticipated during the Winter Meetings. " December 06

  • Teams ‘highly skeptical’ Red Sox will trade Mookie Betts

    Bleacher Report "Teams are reportedly "highly skeptical" that the Boston Red Sox will trade outfielder Mookie Betts this offseason since the return would be "too low," according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Nightengale added that clubs..." December 06

  • Former White Sox pitcher Bobby Jenks writes about the pain and addiction he endured after his career-ending injury

    Chicago Tribune "The descent, Bobby Jenks says, began in 2011 when he felt a pain in his back. He was pitching for the Red Sox late in a game against the Yankees in June, facing Jorge Posada. “I throw him another four-seam fastball, and as soon as the ball leaves my hand I feel this..." December 05

  • Teams still don’t know if three-batter minimum rule will be in effect for 2020

    NBC Sports "According to Athletics GM David Forst, Major League Baseball has still not informed teams whether or not the proposed three-batter-minimum rule will be in effect for the 2020 season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The league and the players’ union..." December 05

  • If Mookie Betts is dealt -- a big if -- here's who can get him "Let’s be clear about this: Mookie Betts is likely going to be playing for the Red Sox next season. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported that multiple MLB executives believe it’s unlikely that Boston will actually trade him, and it makes sense. He is, after all, one..." December 05

  • The Hall of Fame Case for Tommy John

    Hardball Talk "On Sunday, December 8, the Modern Baseball Era committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame, which includes candidates whose primary contributions to baseball came between 1970-87, will vote on candidates for the 2020 induction class. Between now and then we will take a look at the ten..." December 05

  • Brian Bannister Leaving Red Sox As VP Of Pitching Development For Giants

    NESN "Bannister, who spent five seasons in Boston, served as the team’s ice president of pitching development and assistant pitching coach. The Red Sox in October announced he would remain as the VP of pitching development but no longer would be the assistant pitching coach. But now..." December 04

  • Player treatment, not discipline, likely for opioids

    ABC7 "Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark. Talks to add testing for opioids..." December 04

  • 'It's just getting worse': MLB's 'disgusting' minority hiring woes continue as job candidates shut out again

    USA Today "Major League Baseball has the power to discipline front-office personnel for egregious acts. The league can fine players for anything from wearing the wrong type of shoes to throwing their helmet after a strikeout. It can suspend players for using performance-enhancing..." December 04

  • Red Sox unlikely to move Mookie Betts; looking to deal David Price, Nathan Eovaldi

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Red Sox reportedly don't want to move Mookie Betts, but that doesn't change the fact that their payroll needs to be slashed. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Red Sox are eyeing the starting rotation as the solution: "Multiple..." December 04

  • Red Sox, Marco Hernandez Agree To New Deal

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have agreed to re-sign infielder Marco Hernandez to a split contact, a baseball source confirmed Tuesday night. Hernandez will be placed on the 40-man roster and earn a $650k salary if in the majors next season. Robert Murray was first to report the..." December 04

  • The Hall of Fame Case for Dwight Evans

    NBC Sports "The case for his induction: The last guy we did in this series was Dave Parker. I said I would not vote for him if I had a vote, but we can all agree that he was an excellent player, yes? And that, even if we wouldn’t vote for him, it wouldn’t be crazy for someone to,..." December 03

  • Report: Mets and Cubs interested in Red Sox star Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Sportsnaut "It was somewhat a surprise to see the Boston Red Sox tender veteran outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. a contract ahead of Monday’s deadline. Boston is going into cost-cutting mode after a disastrous 2019 season, and Bradley Jr. is set to earn about $11 million in..." December 03

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi, Shun Yamaguchi Formally Posted

    Yardbarker "Major League Baseball has announced that infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi (Hiroshima Carp) and right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi (Yomiuri Giants) are each formally available through the posting process. Their posting periods opened this morning at 8am EST and will continue..." December 03