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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

  • Yankees great Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame, one vote short of unanimously

    NBC News "Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who thrived under the city's unforgiving lights and lived up to the impossible expectations of some of professional sports' most demanding fans, was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday — and was just one vote short of a..." January 21

  • Baseball Hall of Fame voting results 2020: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens make slight gains, but fall short again

    CBS Sports "On Tuesday, the Baseball Writers' Association of America announced its most recent Hall of Fame election results. Per the rules, a player needs at least 75 percent of the vote in order to be enshrined, and at least five percent to remain on the ballot. Players are limited to 10 years..." January 21

  • Yankees' Gary Sanchez got completely jacked this offseason

    Total Pro Sports "Gary Sanchez clearly decided to work out this offseason..a lot, and possibly with the help of The Rock or Thor. Gary Sánchez and the Yankees agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million just last week to avoid arbitration. Sanchez, who made less than $700,000 last year, clearly..." January 20

  • 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

  • CC Sabathia has great reaction to Jose Altuve’s World Series guarantee

    Larry Brown Sports "CC Sabathia isn’t doing much to hide his disgust toward the Houston Astros or the team’s response to the cheating scandal. At the team’s fan event on Saturday, many Astros players made their first public comments on the matter since the team was disciplined for..." January 18

  • Sportsbook refunding all 2019 Yankees AL and World Series futures bets in full after Astros cheating scandal

    CBS Sports "New York Yankees fans have been particularly upset at the Houston Astros after sign-stealing allegations, an investigation and an eventual punishment. They missed the chance to go to the World Series last season after losing to the Astros in the ALCS, and fans are looking..." January 17

  • Aroldis Chapman Trolls Astros Amid Cheating And Sign-Stealing Scandal

    Total Pro Sports "New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman was left with a smirk on his face as he watched in horror as Jose Altuve blasted a walk-off home run to clinch the ALCS in 2019. Who knew Chapman would be getting the last laugh. " January 17

  • Yankees castoff Jacoby Ellsbury drawing interest from NL contender

    NJ "The Chicago Cubs are hoping to upgrade their center field depth and bring in someone who can hit leadoff before the start of spring training. One of the options that GM Theo Epstein is considering to fill both spots is former Yankees bust Jacoby Ellsbury, who was..." January 17

  • Baseball Hall of Fame: Derek Jeter is a no-brainer, but will he be unanimous?

    USA Today "In other news  …. There’s a Baseball Hall of Fame election around the corner, coming on Tuesday. Derek Jeter will finally give us a break from baseball’s ugly cheating scandal. You remember, Jeter, right? The guy with five World..." January 17

  • Cubs Sign Former Indians LHP Tyler Olson to Minors Deal

    Cubs Insider "You’ll never believe this, but the Cubs have signed another pitcher to a minor-league deal. As first reported by MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, the club has reached an agreement with lefty Tyler Olson that will pay him $650,000 if he makes the roster. Though it wasn’t specified, 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

  • Marlins Acquire Stephen Tarpley From Yankees, Designate Brian Moran

    Fish Stripes "For the fourth time already in 2020, the Marlins have completed a trade to revamp the edges of their roster, acquiring Yankees left-hander Stephen Tarpley on Wednesday afternoon for infield prospect James Nelson and cash considerations...." January 16

  • Carlos Beltran Reportedly Didn't Tell Yankees Anything About Astros' Sign-Stealing Strategies in 2019

    12 Up "The latest news coming out about Carlos Beltran's role in the sign-stealing controversy will come as some relief to Yankees fans who may have been worried about their part in the scandal.  Information was revealed Wednesday that Beltran did not share his role in the..." January 15

  • Did Red Sox’s Alex Cora drop hints Carlos Beltran helped Yankees cheat in 2019?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first question posed to just-ousted Red Sox manager Alex Cora just after the Yankees’ swept a two-game series in London on June 30 was pretty straightforward. His pitching staff had just been torched for 29 runs in two days when the first-place..." January 15

  • 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

  • Yankees To Hire CC Sabathia As Special Advisor

    New York Post "CC Sabathia is going to be a special adviser to Yankees GM Brian Cashman, The Post has learned. The role is expected to be one of significance with Sabathia wanting to have a big front-office presence in his post-playing career. “I will take as much CC as I can..." January 15

  • CC Sabathia says Yankees were 'cheated' out of a pennant by Astros' sign-stealing scandal

    USA Today "In the opinion of CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees were cheated out of a trip to the World Series because of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. Commenting on Tuesday's edition of Showtime's "Inside the NFL,'', the newly retired left-hander was..." January 14

  • Report: Yankee Stadium street to be dedicated as 'Jeter Street'

    Yahoo Finance "Because a plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park just wasn’t enough to properly honor what Derek Jeter means to the Yankees, it sounds like the city of New York is going to take things one step further. It appears that fans will soon be walking down “Jeter..." January 14

  • Yankees' Aaron Judge Deletes IG Congratulating Astros' Jose Altuve on 2017 MVP

    New York Post "Aaron Judge has revised his ruling. The Yankees outfielder seems to have deleted an Instagram post congratulating Astros second baseman Jose Altuve on the 2017 MVP award, not long after MLB levied a series of punishments against Houston for a cheating scandal that rocked the..." 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

  • Yankees Announce Brett Gardner Signing, DFA Stephen Tarpley

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees officially announced the signing of Brett Gardner to a one-year contract with a club option for 2021. Left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. " January 11

  • Report: Yankees, Aaron Judge Avoid Arbitration With $8.5 Million Deal

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million contract with star outfielder Aaron Judge, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Judge, who was projected to receive $6.4 million in arbitration per MLBTradeRumors, became arbitration-eligible..." January 10

  • James Paxton Agrees to $12.5M Contract to Avoid Arbitration

    Bleacher Report "James Paxton reportedly will return to the New York Yankees without having to deal with arbitration.  MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported the two sides settled on a one-year, $12.5 million deal to keep Paxton in pinstripes.  It's an..." January 10

  • Gio Urshela makes deal with the Yankees; what about Aaron Judge? Gary Sanchez? James Paxton?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees and their players eligible for salary arbitration had until noon to exchange figures for the 2020 season. We’ll update the numbers here as they come in: The Yankees and third baseman Gio Urshela agreed to a $2.475 million deal,..." January 10

  • 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

  • Yankees' Aaron Boone expects Giancarlo Stanton to have 'monster season' in 2020

    SNY TV "One of many Yankees hindered by injuries throughout the 2019 season, Giancarlo Stanton had his second year in New York cut short as he battled back from several ailments. Stanton played in only 18 regular-season games, slashing .288/.403/.492 with three home runs..." January 09

  • Garrison Lassiter Sued Yankees for $34M; Blamed Derek Jeter for Lack of Success

    Newark Star-Ledger "In a rambling, conspiracy-laced lawsuit, a failed prospect, who never played above High-A and had a career batting average of .244, sued the Yankees for $34 million and blamed Yankees legend Derek Jeter for derailing his career as a shortstop, presumably because the..." January 09

  • Yankees To Sign Chris Iannetta

    WFAN Sports Radio "WFAN's MLB Insider Jon Heyman reports that the New York Yankees and veteran Chris Iannetta have agreed to a minor-league deal. Iannetta, who turns 37 in April, played 14 seasons with five teams including the Colorado Rockies (2006-11) and Los Angeles Angels (2012-15). " 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

  • Yankees, Nick Tropeano Agree To Minor League Deal

    SNY TV "The Yankees made a minor move to add to their pitching staff on Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to a minor-league contract with right-hander Nick Tropeano. The deal, reported by MLB Network's Jon Heyman, includes an invite to 2020 spring training in Tampa, Fla. " January 09

  • Aaron Boone gives promising update on Miguel Andujar

    Elite Sports NY "With all the trade talk surrounding Miguel Andujar and the New York Yankees, there is finally some positive talk about the young third baseman. Spring Training is right around the corner and the New York Yankees are getting ready to report. Among those will be Miguel..." January 07

  • MLB Reportedly Isn't Investigating Any Sign-Stealing Allegations Against Yankees for 2018 and 2019

    12 Up "Ken Rosenthal's bombshell report on the sign stealing escapades of the Boston Red Sox paired with the months of leaks related to the Houston Astros' network of transgressions should make for some lengthy suspensions. The New York Yankees, however, could get..." 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

  • 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

  • The Yankees came close to winning free agency

    New York Post "Who won free agency? Not this one. There will be lots of words expended on who did the best and worst from this current class — there already has been some early renderings. But we should know from history that the instant won/lost analysis from an offseason is based mainly on..." January 06

  • Yankees make major changes to training staff after injury-filled season

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees are not resting on their laurels after landing big fish free agent Gerrit Cole back in December. New York wants to make sure that its star-studded roster is healthy after an injury-plagued 2019 campaign. According to Lindsey Adler of The..." January 04

  • Max Scherzer has set high free-agent bar for Gerrit Cole

    MLB.com "This offseason, Gerrit Cole signed a nine-year, $324 million contract with the Yankees, the largest by total value for a pitcher and the highest average annual value, too, at $36 million. There was plenty of talk when he was introduced at Yankee Stadium about how many championships..." January 03

  • MLB suspends Yankees' Domingo Germán 81 games under domestic violence policy

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán will miss the first 63 games of the 2020 season as part of an 81-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, according to league sources. The ban is retroactive to Sept. 19 when he was placed on..." 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