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  • 10 AL players who could be traded this winter

    The Score "In this two-part series teeing up next week's (virtual) winter meetings, theScore's MLB editors identify 10 players who could be dealt in each league this offseason and rate their likelihood of being traded. Francisco Lindor, Indians, SS Remaining..." December 05

  • These 11 free agents are better than you think

    MLB.com "This is a free-agent market big on bodies but light on stars. And with so many teams feeling the financial pinch of the pandemic, it’s going to be especially important to find bang for your buck. We’re here to help with this team of bargain ballplayers who could prove to..." December 05

  • Gio Urshela Undergoes Elbow Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela underwent surgery Friday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, the team announced. He’ll need three months to recover. Based on the estimated timeline of his recovery, Urshela should be in line to return by the start of next..." December 04

  • DJ LeMahieu seeking 5-year, $100M deal

    The Score "DJ LeMahieu is looking to score in free agency. The infielder's agent is seeking a five-year, $100-million contract for his client, according to YES Network's Jack Curry. Curry believes the New York Yankees have the "inside track" on..." December 04

  • Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Kyle Schwarber

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Cubs pulled a surprise on Wednesday when they declined to tender a contract to slugger Kyle Schwarber for the 2021 season. As a result, he's now a free agent. Though every team now has a chance to sign him, we thought we'd narrow things down by..." December 04

  • Minor-league team suing Yankees, MLB after ceasing operations

    MSN.com "In the latest negative minor league baseball news, the longtime Single-A Yankees affiliate in Staten Island announced Thursday on Twitter that it has ceased operations and will sue both the Yankees and Major League Baseball. In part of its statement (all of which is..." December 04

  • NPB’s Nippon Ham Fighters Post Haruki Nishikawa For MLB Teams

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nippon-Ham Fighters of Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball have made center fielder Haruki Nishikawa available to Major League clubs through the NPB/MLB posting system, the Japan Times reports. Major League teams will now have a 30-day window to negotiate with the..." December 04

  • 1 prospect from each org. who could be dealt

    MLB.com "In a normal year, the baseball world would be preparing to head to the Winter Meetings next week. This, as has been said ad nauseam, has been anything but a normal year. While we won’t all be working the lobby in Dallas as rumors swirl, that doesn’t mean teams won’t..." December 04

  • Predicting the Top 25 Catchers in 2025

    Bleacher Report "Welcome to B/R's newest article series: the MLB 25 in '25 rankings! In the coming weeks, we'll take a crack at predicting who the 25 best players will be at each position in five years, during the 2025 season. Loyal readers will remember we did..." December 04

  • Yankees in touch with 4-time All-Star Michael Brantley

    MLB.com "Could Brantley be Yankees' 'Plan B' after LeMahieu? The Yankees, by all outward appearances, remain firmly committed to re-signing second baseman DJ LeMahieu, but LeMahieu also happens to be one of the most popular free agents on the market. It always helps to have a..." December 03

  • Russell Westbrook for JohnWall? Here are 7 MLB versions

    MLB.com "Over in the NBA, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards swung a cool trade on Wednesday when they swapped superstar point guards: Russell Westbrook for John Wall. So we thought ... why should the NBA have all the fun? Here are seven MLB trade proposals inspired by..." December 03

  • DJ LeMahieu's potential suitors ranked 1-6

    MLB.com "Free-agent season is upon us! This will be a free-agent season unlike any other, which makes sense, given it follows a year unlike any other. You can’t expect things to start getting normal now. For the next few weeks, we’ll take looks regularly at the top free..." December 03

  • The Perfect Landing Spots for Biggest Names of 2020 MLB Free-Agent Class

    Bleacher Report "The MLB hot stove is slowly heating up. The Atlanta Braves grabbed two pitchers off the free-agent market in recent weeks, signing Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly to one-year deals. Right-hander Mike Minor rejoined the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, and the Royals..." December 03

  • Staten Island Yankees Cease Operations; Team Files Lawsuit Against Yankees, MLB

    Ballpark Digest "After being removed from affiliated ball, the Staten Island Yankees (Short Season A; NY-Penn League) will fold operations and have filed suit against the New York Yankees and Major League Baseball. The SI Yankees were left out of the new Yankees affiliate..." December 03

  • The 8 new free agents to keep an eye on

    MLB.com "Wednesday was a whirlwind day around Major League Baseball, as nearly 60 players were non-tendered ahead of the 8 p.m. ET deadline, sending them into an already crowded free-agent market. In the aftermath of a pandemic-impacted 2020 season, many industry insiders..." December 03

  • Non-tender deadline floods free agent market, another reminder of MLB's economic reality

    USA Today "It wasn’t the bloodbath players and agents feared, but the free-agent marketplace became overstuffed Wednesday, with power-hitting left fielders feeling the brunt of baseball’s economic crunch. There were a record 59 arbitration-eligible players..." December 03

  • Predicting 1 Trade for Your MLB Team at the 2020 Winter Meetings

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's winter meetings may only be happening in a virtual capacity this year, but there will surely still be a few trades during the proceedings. Let's predict, shall we? We've imagined one trade that each of MLB's 30 teams..." December 03

  • Is Kyle Schwarber a legitimate target for the Yankees?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday made some big roster moves by non-tendering Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora among others. Schwarber is now a free agent, and it is possible the Cubs bring him back. But another team already being mentioned as a possibility for him are the New York..." December 03

  • 12 intriguing MLB players who weren't tendered contracts

    The Score "Major League Baseball's deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players has passed. Here, we take a look at the most surprising and intriguing players who are now free agents. One thing's for sure, the outfield market just got a lot more..." December 03

  • Yankees keeping Gary Sanchez is a bold decision

    New York Post "With this tender drama resolved, with Gary Sanchez more likely than not to be the 2021 Yankees’ Opening Day catcher (whenever Opening Day winds up being), let’s plan ahead for outcomes and the associated analyses: If this works? Credit Sanchez and the Yankees. If..." December 03

  • New York Yankees to tender offer to veteran catcher Gary Sanchez

    ESPN "The New York Yankees plan to tender a contract to catcher Gary Sanchez on Wednesday, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players for the 2021 season. " December 02

  • Yankees tendering contract to Gary Sanchez

    New York Daily News "It was not a surprise, but the Yankees informed Gary Sanchez they plan to offer him a contract for the 2021 season on Wednesday. The embattled catcher had been thrown into the conversation about being cut loose by the Bombers after an awful 2020 season in which he lost his starting catching job..." December 02

  • Phillies Infielder Jean Segura Draws Trade Interest

    Sports Talk Philly "So far the Phillies Hot Stove has been rather quiet in this pandemic-ridden, uncertain offseason.   The first major rumor surrounding the Phillies might be a player on the way out, not on the way in.  According to mutliple reports, the Phillies are drawing trade interest in..." December 02

  • Teams with prospects to make big trades

    MLB.com "Though the trade market has been mostly quiet early in the offseason, with only a few minor deals having transpired since the Dodgers defeated the Rays in the World Series, recent history suggests that it shouldn’t be too long until a Top 100 prospect gets traded. Specifically,..." December 02

  • Top Landing Spots, Trade Packages for Rangers SP Lance Lynn

    Bleacher Report "There is no MLB offseason trade chip more likely to be wearing a new uniform in 2021 than Lance Lynn. The Texas Rangers appear set to pivot to a rebuild after a disappointing 2020 season that began with legitimate hopes of playoff contention, and the front office has..." December 02

  • MLB Free Agents Who Would Be Foolish to Change Teams

    Bleacher Report "Though Major League Baseball free agents technically have their pick of all 30 teams, sometimes the best they can do is go home again. Out of the hundreds of free agents for the 2020-21 offseason, there are eight who we think are best off re-signing with their former..." December 02

  • Oscar Colas Declared Free Agent By NPB’s SoftBank Hawks

    MLB.com "Two-way player Oscar Luis Colas, who defected from Cuba in January, has been declared a free agent by his Nippon Professional Baseball team, the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, a source told MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez on Wednesday. Colas will now petition for Major League Baseball free..." December 02

  • Yankees-DJ LeMahieu reunion could happen with this deal

    New York Post "Not going anywhere for a while? That seems to be the case for DJ LeMahieu and the Yankees, both of whom want to renew their fruitful relationship yet don’t appear to be finding much common ground as the calendar turns to December. Rather than offer you a..." December 02

  • MLB posting process for KBO star Kim Ha-seong delayed due to paperwork

    Yonhap News Agency "South Korean All-Star Kim Ha-seong's pursuit of his big league dreams has hit a snag before it began in earnest because of paperwork. Kim's club, Kiwoom Heroes, asked the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) last Wednesday to post the 25-year-old slugger for major league clubs...." December 01

  • Years after Cubs' manipulation, Kris Bryant saga shows need for MLB overhaul

    USA Today "One day from now, the Chicago Cubs will decide whether to harvest that seventh season they essentially stole from Kris Bryant. One year from now, Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement will expire. It’s not hard to see how the first date is..." December 01

  • CC Sabathia Documentary 'Under the Grapefruit Tree' to Debut Dec. 22 on HBO

    Bleacher Report "Former MLB pitcher CC Sabathia has partnered with HBO Sports and Major League Baseball to produce a documentary about his life, Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story. The documentary will debut Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and..." December 01

  • These 17 arbitration-eligible players could soon join full and frozen MLB free agent market

    USA Today "The Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have come and gone, with three weeks remaining to grab free agents before the Christmas holiday. There were 186 free agents that hit the market after the Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series, and a month later, there still are about 175 free..." December 01

  • Projecting Contracts for Top 2020 MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Predicting where free agents will sign and how much they will be paid is an annual tradition for MLB fans and analysts alike, and this year is no exception. However, the basis for those contract predictions is not always clear. Are they based on recent market trends? A..." November 30

  • New York Yankees potential landing spot for Francisco Lindor trade

    Sportsnaut "Coming off another disappointing season, the pressure is on the New York Yankees to make big changes with just one World Series title and appearance in the last two decades. A year after signing Gerrit Cole to a record-setting contract, everyone is watching to see what general manager..." November 30

  • Biggest decision facing each team, including Kris Bryant and Gary Sanchez

    CBS Sports "This Wednesday (Dec. 2) is an important date on the offseason calendar. It is the deadline for teams to tender their pre-arbitration and arbitration-eligible players a contract offer for next season. They don't have to sign their players before the deadline, but they do have to make an..." November 30

  • Logan Paul Destroys Jose Canseco, Who Wants To Box Him

    Total Pro Sports "Jose Canseco has no choice but to fight Logan Paul after his latest comment. The former baseball star called out both Logan Paul and Jake Paul for a fight after the latter’s win on Saturday night against Nate Robinson. " November 30

  • NC Dinos To Post Sung-Bum Na

    Yonhap News Agency "One of South Korea's premier sluggers will be knocking on the big league doors this winter. The NC Dinos announced Monday they've asked the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) to post outfielder Na Sung-bum for major league clubs. The next step is for the KBO to formally inform..." November 30

  • MLB Reveals MLB Draft League Schedule, Format and Teams Ahead of 2021 Draft

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball, Prep Baseball Report (PBR), and five founding members today announced the formation of the MLB Draft League, which will become the first league in the country focused on top prospects who are eligible to be drafted by MLB Clubs that summer. With the 2021..." November 30

  • Ranking the Chances for Every MLB Team to Land Masahiro Tanaka in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "The New York Yankees paid a $20 million posting fee to sign Masahiro Tanaka away from the Rakuten Golden Eagles prior to his age-25 season in 2014 and then inked him to a seven-year, $155 million contract. All things considered, it was money well spent. Tanaka went 78-46..." November 30

  • At Least Six Teams Showing Interest In James McCann

    MSN.com "Yadier Molina has drawn the most headlines among catchers early in free agency, in part due to the willingness of both him and his agent to go on-record to discuss the veteran’s market. However, James McCann is drawing interest from a similar collection of teams, per MLB..." November 30

  • 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..." November 29

  • 8 Bold Predictions for the 2020 MLB Winter Meetings

    Bleacher Report "The days of roaming a hotel lobby in search of baseball executives are on hold temporarily, much like many other things in 2020. Baseball's winter meetings will be held virtually this year, with the coronavirus pandemic preventing thousands of baseball industry executives, scouts,..." November 29

  • Homecoming? 12 FA reunions we'd like to see

    MLB.com "The goal of this game is to get home. Sometimes that ambition applies not only on the basepaths, but on the business side as well. Free agency is an opportunity for players and clubs to find a fit, and sometimes the best fit is one that’s been previously broken-in. Here are a..." November 29

  • 2020 Non-Tender Candidates

    MLB Trade Rumors "More than 200 MLB players are currently eligible for arbitration, meaning they are on a team’s 40-man roster and have enough service time to have their salaries determined through the longstanding backward-looking system.  At the low end, this includes players who qualify for Super..." November 29

  • Is the Hall leaving out too many players?

    MLB.com "With the release of the 2021 Hall of Fame ballot earlier this month, our thoughts turned to the institution of the Hall itself, and particularly this question: Are enough players being inducted? Or too many? What is the right number of players to have in the Hall,..." November 28

  • Is it time for the Yankees to be impatient?

    MLB.com "The longest the Yankees have gone without winning a World Series -- since they really became the Yankees just over 100 years ago when Babe Ruth showed up in the Bronx -- was 17 seasons. The drought lasted from 1979-95, before Joe Torre’s Yanks finished the Yankee Century in baseball in..." November 27

  • How to fix MLB's slow-paced offseason

    The Score "Welcome to Major League Baseball's offseason where nothing happens for months as teams play what looks like a perpetual game of chicken with free agents and each other. Compare this to the wild flurry of activity that came almost the moment the NBA kicked off free agency. This has..." November 27

  • Yadier Molina: Padres, Angels join list of suitors with Yankees, Mets, Cardinals

    Larry Brown Sports "Yadier Molina has played 17 seasons in MLB and never played for anyone other than the St. Louis Cardinals. That may be changing. Molina is a free agent and wants to continue his career. The nine-time All-Star catcher says that he has received interest this offseason from at least four..." November 27

  • Don’t close door on Yankees reuniting with Didi Gregorius

    New York Post "With the Phillies tightening their financial belt, there is a strong possibility they won’t be able to bring back shortstop Didi Gregorius and catcher J.T. Realmuto via free agency. With the Yankees possibly shifting Gleyber Torres from short to second, could that lead to a..." November 26

  • MLB discussing move to award Negro Leagues major-league status

    The Score "Some of the best baseball players who were denied the chance to play at the highest level might soon be able to finally call themselves big leaguers. Major League Baseball is considering granting major-league status to the Negro Leagues, which housed Black players for several decades..." November 26