CBS Sports "Soon after the Astros or Braves are crowned World Series belt and title-holders for 2021, the focus of the baseball collective will shift to the labor negotiations that will be the catalyst for everything else that happens this coming offseason. Said negotiations are predictably..." October 25
Clutch Points "Anthony Rizzo wants to continue being part of the New York Yankees. The Yankees are looking to regroup after being knocked out of the playoffs early once again. Rizzo, whom the Yankees received at the trade deadline, wants to be back in pinstripes. He is a career .268 hitter and..." October 25
Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball may be gearing up for the World Series, but attention is already being paid to the offseason and the plethora of high-profile free agents who could be soon joining different teams. One such player is shortstop Carlos Correa, who is chasing his second World Series..." October 25
CBS Sports "Major League Baseball appears headed for its first work stoppage since 1994-95 players' strike. A work stoppage beginning on Dec. 2 is "almost certain," Ronald Bloom of the Associated Press writes. The current collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the..." October 25
Larry Brown Sports "To quote a recent GEICO ad, if you cover New York sports, you criticize. It’s what you do. But one New York Yankees slugger thinks that the criticism has gotten a little out of hand. Yankees outfielder Joey Gallo responded this week to a recent article by Bob Klapisch of..." October 25
Clutch Points "As we saw in the Los Angeles Dodgers fourth and final loss to the Atlanta Braves in the NLCS on Saturday, it wasn’t meant to be two years in a row. On the heels of a 106-win season and a dramatic comeback against the San Francisco Giants (at least they beat them?), it definitely hurts to..." October 25
The Score "New York Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole wasn't pleased with a prank teammate Brett Gardner pulled earlier this season, causing the pair to get into an altercation. Cole got in Gardner's face after the veteran outfielder paraded around the Yankees' locker room with pine..." October 25
Bleacher Report "As it always does, the Major League Baseball postseason provided plenty of fun times on the lead-up to the World Series between Atlanta and the Houston Astros. Really, what more could anyone want? Well, cleaner, better officiated games for one thing. And maybe more watchable games...." October 25
The Athletic "About a month before the 2014 American League wild-card game, as members of the Kansas City Royals front office and coaching staff strategized about facing a one-game playoff, they diagnosed a problem with their roster. “The sixth inning was a little bit of a black hole,”..." October 25
Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in July with hopes of winning his second World Series ring. In no small part thanks to his tired arm, however, those hopes were finally dashed on Saturday. Regardless, now begins one of the most fascinating free-agent sweepstakes in..." October 24
Bleacher Report "Most of the focus on MLB offseason roster moves will be on the free agents, who will become eligible to sign with new teams somewhere in the Nov. 4-8 range, depending on how long the World Series lasts. But offseason trades can also have a big impact on expectations for the..." October 22
Bleacher Report "Earlier this week, we ran through every MLB team's biggest surprise of the 2021 season, highlighting the likes of Cedric Mullins, Robbie Ray, Austin Riley, Garrett Whitlock, Ranger Suarez, Frank Schwindel and others who exceeded expectations this year. Now it's..." October 21
Sportsnet "Here’s a simple way for the Toronto Blue Jays to address their pitching needs this off-season: sign Max Scherzer and Robbie Ray. Or Kevin Gausman and Carlos Rodon. Grab Zack Greinke and Anthony DeSclafani while you’re at it. You can never have too much pitching, right? If..." October 21
"Before the robots take over - at least behind home plate - Major League Baseball ought to try something seemingly obvious: employ its best ball-strike callers as home plate umpires in the playoffs.
Remarkably, that's not something MLB is doing.
CBS Sports "Baseball's current landscape makes it hard to not think about Carlos Beltrán. Take a look this way, and two of the franchises Beltrán played for (the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets) are seeking new managers. Take a look that way, and two teams that his legacy will..." October 21
Pinstripe Alley "Last week, the Yankees announced that a trio of 2021 coaches would not be back on the staff next year: third-base coach Phil Nevin and hitting coaches Marcus Thames and P.J. Pilittere. The hitting coach swap was understandable given the underachieving ways of a once-potent Yankees lineup, as..." October 21
"Death, taxes and fans complaining about calls that don't go their way.
As long as sports have existed, there has been an element of error that comes with living, breathing human beings officiating those sports.
Bleacher Report "Aaron Boone heard the rumors all season. He knew fans were calling for his job and media members were questioning his decisions. A 13-game winning streak and a trip to the AL Wild Card Game quieted the detractors for a little while, but when the New York Yankees were unceremoniously..." October 20
MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds were competitive in 2021 but ultimately came up short of a Wild Card berth. Cincinnati now faces the potential departure of one of their middle-of-the-order hitters, which would leave general manager Nick Krall needing to find some other way to bolster the offense while restructuring a..." October 20
"Was anyone a bigger surprise during the 2021 MLB season than Baltimore Orioles center fielder Cedric Mullins?
That's certainly up for debate, but each team had at least one player who surpassed even the most optimistic expectations over the course of the year.
The Score "The New York Yankees are going to be shopping for a starting shortstop during the offseason. Gleyber Torres started 104 games at short for New York this campaign. However, the two-time All-Star struggled offensively and defensively, accruing a .697 OPS with nine homers..." October 19
Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is right around the corner, and it's never too early to start setting the landscape for another busy winter of wheeling and dealing on the trade market. Last month, we counted down the top 25 upcoming free agents, and now it's time to turn our attention to..." October 19
Sportsnaut "As the 2021 season concludes, baseball fans and teams are excited for the exciting crop of MLB free agents who will be available this winter. From young shortstops like Carlos Correa and Corey Seager to future Hall of Famer pitchers like Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw, a lot of money will be..." October 19
Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees re-signed skipper Aaron Boone to a three-year contract on Tuesday. And while some fans wish the club moved on, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters he believes Boone would have been a top managerial candidate if New York let him..." October 19
MLB Trade Rumors "After a lengthy silence on the matter, the Yankees this morning will announce a new contract for manager Aaron Boone, reports Jack Curry of the YES Network. Boone and the Yankees have agreed to a three-year deal that contains a club option for a fourth season. He’d managed the 2021 season..." October 19
New York Post "The Hot Stove League can’t begin soon enough for most New York baseball fans, and that explains why the most intriguing person of this American League Championship Series might very well be a guy who isn’t even here. Unless the concept of Justin Verlander pitching for the..." October 19
MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve taken a position-by-position look at the upcoming free agent class at MLBTR in recent weeks. With the position players now all covered, we turn our attention to the starting pitching market. Each winter, free agency offers a wide variety of starting pitching tiers. There..." October 19
CBS Sports "Nearly two weeks have passed since the San Diego Padres fired manager Jayce Tingler following a disappointing 2021 season. It wasn't all Tingler's fault, of course; the Padres suffered from myriad injuries, especially on the pitching side, and their underlying measures suggested they..." October 18
ESPN "Amid mounting pressure from players and advocacy groups, Major League Baseball will require teams to provide housing for minor league players starting in 2022, sources told ESPN. While MLB has yet to outline its plan formally, six team officials told ESPN they are starting to prepare..." October 17
Bleacher Report "No MLB postseason series lead is safe. According to Matt Kelly of MLB.com, there have been 14 instances in history when a team has blown a 3-1 lead in a best-of-seven series. Those 14 losing teams make up our list of contenders for the title of worst playoff collapse in MLB..." October 17
Larry Brown Sports "Alex Rodriguez had a message for the “analytics people” in MLB on Saturday. Kiké Hernandez has been on fire this postseason. He hit two home runs in Game 1 of the ALCS and another homer in Game 2 on Saturday. He entered Game 2 of the ALCS batting .500 in the..." October 17
New York Post "Recently, I was discussing the issues besetting the Yankees with a top baseball-operations official from another team. The executive let me prattle a bit then essentially did the sport’s version of talking an insane person off a ledge: “You are overcomplicating this. They..." October 17
MLB Trade Rumors "As the offseason gets underway, players around baseball continue to elect minor league free agency. While the threshold for big league free agency (six-plus years of Major League service time) is well known, there are several methods of qualifying for minor league free agency. The..." October 17
MLB Trade Rumors "Joey Gallo has long been one of the most inconsistent stars in baseball. If you see him on the right day, he’s a surefire MVP, a towering power hitter with surprising range in the outfield. He looks like a designated hitter, but he can passably cover centerfield. See him on..." October 16
The Athletic "So who is worth more, Francisco Lindor or Carlos Correa? Oh, I know. Lindor signed a $341 million extension with the Mets because the team’s new owner, Steve Cohen, wanted to make a splash, show his fans he was willing to spend big. I can hear rival..." October 16
MLB Trade Rumors "With the League Championship Series having kicked off tonight, we’re moving ever closer to the offseason. With free agency approaching, MLBTR has taken a position-by-position look at the options who’ll be available on the open market. Today, we turn our attention to the..." October 16
TMZ "David Ortiz has a message for all of the Yankees' fans blaming Aaron Boone for their disappointing season -- STOP IT. TMZ Sports got the Boston Red Sox legend out in Beverly Hills this week to talk about his old rival's team ... and he made it clear, Boone..." October 15
New York Post "“This should be an offensive series,” Dusty Baker said Thursday at Minute Maid Park, so apparently the Houston manager counts mind-reading among his considerable talents. After all, could anything be more offensive, more nightmarish, to the Yankees and their fans than an..." October 15
Sporting News "Mike Shildt is out as the Cardinals manager, fired during a Thursday morning meeting with John Mozeliak, the club’s president of baseball operations. It was a surprise to Shildt, as characterized by Mozeliak, who cited “philosophical..." October 14
"When the 2021 Major League Baseball postseason concludes in a few weeks, suitors will start lining up for one of the best free-agent classes in recent memory.
It'll be up to those free agents to choose their next homes wisely.
The Athletic "The New York Yankees finished the regular season with a 92-70 record — eight games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays — before losing 6-2 to the Boston Red Sox in the wild-card game last week. It has now been 12 years since the team last won a world championship and the fans are..." October 14
Yahoo! Sports "Round and round and round we go. For the fifth time in a five-year span, the Mets are searching for another manager. Following Terry Collins’ stretch at the helm from 2011-17, the Mets have gone through three managers and recorded losing records in three of their last four..." October 14
MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres’ trade deadline explorations included some talks with the Cubs about first baseman Anthony Rizzo, The Athletic’s Dennis Lin writes as part of a reader mailbag. It isn’t known how far negotiations might have developed between the two sides, and the Cubs..." October 14
Bleacher Report "The MLB offseason is a golden opportunity for teams to add missing pieces, plugging the holes that kept them from achieving the ultimate goal the previous year. Whether it's a splashy free-agent signing, a blockbuster trade or an under-the-radar move that pays major dividends,..." October 14
New York Daily News "The Yankees are replacing hitting coach Marcus Thames and third base coach Phil Nevin after a rocky 2021 season, according to multiple reports. Thames, who played for the Yankees in 2010, had been the hitting coach for the last four seasons under manager Aaron Boone. The offense under..." October 14
The Athletic "An old Acer laptop sits on top of a mini fridge in a 17th-floor dorm room at Boston University. It has one job. Every morning, at 10:30 a.m., the laptop whirs to life and runs some simple Python code, scraping data from an internet library, generating graphics and spitting them out to more than..." October 14
New York Post "Pete Rose is clearly not a fan of one of the newest Yankees. After the Bronx Bombers were bounced in the AL Wild Card game by the Red Sox, the MLB’s all-time hit leader launched into a tirade against the Yankees – which quickly turned into a tirade against..." October 13
Bleacher Report "It's never too early to start looking ahead to the MLB offseason. This year's free-agent class is headlined by middle infielders Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien and Trevor Story, first baseman Freddie Freeman, third baseman Kris Bryant, right fielder Nick..." October 13
New York Post "The Yankees’ sudden end to their season has opened up new roles for Gio Urshela. And speaking of new roles, the infielder didn’t mind the defensive shift he took on during the 2021 season’s final turn. “I played my entire minor leagues [and major leagues] at..." October 13
Bleacher Report "MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday that fans, players and teams can expect more nontraditional types of venues for games in the future, per Mark J. Burns of Sports Business Journal. Manfred mentioned he's interested in having games "where they don't..." October 12