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  • Rockies’ Justin Lawrence Suspended For PED Use

    MLB Trade Rumors "Rockies’ reliever Justin Lawrence has been suspended without pay for 80 games, MLB announced today. He tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance. " January 17

  • Rockies to retire Larry Walker’s No. 33 before game against Cardinals in April

    Denver Post "Larry Walker, the lone MVP in Rockies franchise history, will have his number retired Sunday, April 19, the team announced Friday. Walker’s No. 33 will join Todd Helton’s No. 17 on the right-field facade inside Coors Field. “There is no bigger honor an..." January 17

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Examining Larry Walker's candidacy in his final year on the ballot

    CBS Sports "On July 26, 2014, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that it had decided to change the BBWAA voting rules. One of the changes was that players were only allowed to be on the ballot for 10 years before falling off; prior to that, the maximum was 15 years.  To this point, we..." 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

  • 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

  • Rockies, Cardinals exchanging names in potential Nolan Arenado deal

    MLB.com "The Cardinals and Rockies have begun exchanging names in their discussions about a blockbuster trade involving superstar Nolan Arenado, one source told MLB.com on Tuesday. While it’s too early to tell if there is momentum toward a deal, the source said negotiations have..." January 14

  • Obvious interest, complex trade: Cutting through the clutter on Nolan Arenado and the Cardinals

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When the Cardinals headed to California to woo Giancarlo Stanton and try to convince him, in person, to waive his no-trade clause and accept the trade the Marlins had to St. Louis, they had an advocate already in the room, one who already had the ear of the reigning NL MVP. His agent,..." January 14

  • 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

  • Nolan Arenado more likely to be traded than Mookie Betts or Francisco Lindor

    The Score "Of the league's superstars who are being mentioned in offseason trade rumors, Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is now more likely to be dealt than Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox or Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland..." January 13

  • Cardinals emerging in Nolan Arenado talks

    MLB.com "The Cardinals have emerged in recent days as a viable suitor in the Nolan Arenado trade discussions, multiple sources said Sunday. One source said the Rockies and Cardinals have engaged in “preliminary” trade negotiations regarding Arenado, the five-time All-Star..." January 12

  • Rockies Have Interest In Jonathan Lucroy

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies’ search for catching help could lead them to a familiar face, as Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe writes that “Jonathan Lucroy could return to the Rockies for a second stint.”  Lucroy first played for Colorado in 2017, suiting up for 46 games..." January 12

  • MLB Insider Claims Cardinals and Rockies Discussing 4-Player Package for Nolan Arenado

    12 Up "The St. Louis Cardinals are considering offering the whole shebang for Rockies' third baseman Nolan Arenado, and our speculation following the prized Matt Liberatore trade we thought could pay future dividends for the team is turning out to have legitimate..." January 11

  • Nolan Arenado, Rockies Relationship Deteriorating

    Sportsnaut "Less than a year after signing Nolan Arenado to an eight-year, $260 million extension, the Colorado Rockies surprised many around baseball by listening to trade offers for the star third baseman. It’s now becoming more apparent why he might be available this..." January 11

  • 7 Best MLB Players Who Failed to Avoid Arbitration

    12 Up "The deadline to lock down a contract and avoid arbitration for the 2020 season has come and gone, and there's as many as 20 players who remain without a deal. In these instances, the player values themselves more highly than the team does, which results in a dispute over..." January 11

  • 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

  • 3 Corresponding Moves Cardinals Acquisition of Matt Liberatore Makes Possible

    12 Up "The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired top pitching prospect Matt Liberatore via a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, which signals far more for the team than simply "the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired top pitching prospect Matt Liberatore." Liberatore..." January 09

  • 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

  • This Cubs-Rockies Trade for Nolan Arenado Could Actually Work

    12 Up "The Chicago Cubs are having a very uncharacteristic offseason. After winning the World Series back in 2016, the Cubbies have regularly been in the market for top-of-the-line free agents, and weren't afraid to surrender some money from their savings account. Yet, the Cubs..." January 08

  • Rockies may trade Nolan Arenado to Cubs or Cardinals

    Larry Brown Sports "There is still a chance that the Colorado Rockies could trade Nolan Arenado before the start of the regular season, and there are two teams they might be hoping become interested in their star third baseman. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the Rockies are..." January 08

  • Rockies Sign Kelby Tomlinson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Rockies have agreed to a minor league contract with infielder Kelby Tomlinson, Thomas Harding of MLB.com tweets. " January 07

  • Rockies To Sign Elias Diaz

    Yardbarker "The Rockies have a minor-league deal in place with backstop Elias Diaz, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Further details aren’t known. Diaz, 29, received quite a few opportunities with the Pirates over the past several seasons but was cut loose after a..." January 06

  • 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

  • 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

  • Rockies To Sign Chris Owings

    The Union Journal "The Rockies have struck a take care of infielder Chris Owings, per Bob Nightengale of USA At this time (Twitter link). It’s a minors pact that will pay at a $1MM charge if the membership provides Owings to the MLB roster. " January 03

  • Nationals Reportedly Won't Include Victor Robles in Trade Talks for Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant

    12 Up "The Nationals are trying hard to fill Anthony Rendon's vaunted roster spot, but...maybe not quite hard enough. As the Josh Donaldson derby reaches its logical conclusion with a four-year deal coming soon, it seems likely he lands in either Atlanta, Minnesota,..." January 02

  • There’s “roughly a 50/50 chance” the Rockies trade Nolan Arenado

    Hardball Talk "The Rockies have reportedly been “listening to trade offers” for Nolan Arenado for a month now. This morning Jon Morosi of MLB Network said that there is “roughly a 50/50 chance” of a trade happening this offseason. The Dodgers are reportedly..." 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

  • 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

  • Latest On Chad Bettis

    The Union Journal "Proper-hander Chad Bettis was as soon as a high 100 prospect after which a high quality member of Colorado’s rotation, however well being points have performed a job in stalling his progress over the previous few seasons. Bettis underwent surgical procedure for testicular most..." January 01

  • 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

  • MLBTR Poll: Should Rockies Shop Nolan Arenado?

    MLB Trade Rumors "In five-time All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, the Rockies unquestionably have one of the majors’ blue-chip players. At the same time, though, Arenado’s on-field value could place him among the game’s most appealing trade chips. The Rockies did make..." 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