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  • Brian Cashman Discusses Gerrit Cole, Yankees Offseason

    Empire Sports Media "The New York Yankees were immediately linked to star pitcher Gerrit Cole after their elimination from the postseason in the ALCS. Bolstering the starting pitching rotation seemed to be a priority going into the offense. Still, comments made by owner Hal Steinbrenner and general..." November 12

  • Draft Compensation For 8 Teams That Could Lose Qualified Free Agents

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve already looked at what pick(s) each of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball would need to surrender in order to sign one of the 10 free agents who rejected a qualifying offer last week. On the other side of the coin is what type of compensation each of the eight teams that issued a..." November 12

  • Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees exceeded competitive balance tax threshold in 2019

    Yahoo! Sports "Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Cubs, Red Sox, and Yankees exceeded the competitive balance tax (more colloquially known as the luxury tax) threshold for the 2019 season, set at $206 million. It will rise to $208 million for the 2020 season and $210..." November 12

  • MLB will stop awarding prize belt to team that best suppresses salaries in arbitration

    NBC Sports "Earlier this year, Marc Carig of The Athletic published a report on a belt, awarded as a prize at the GM meetings every year to the team that did the most to “achieve the goals set by the industry.” That’s code for salary suppression in arbitration. MLBPA..." November 11

  • MLB rumors: Blockbuster trade seems likely this offseason

    CBS Sports "We've just dipped our toes into the MLB offseason of 2019-20, which means pretty much all the action has yet to transpire. That said, rumors regarding free agent player and team pairings and potential trades are already circulating, and we're here to get you up to speed on all the..." November 11

  • Yankees To Name Carlos Mendoza Bench Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees are engineering a change in their bench coach position, according to Sweeny Murti if WFAN (Twitter link). Carlos Mendoza will slide over from his infield coach role to take over for Josh Bard, who has been relieved of his duties. In other news involving the staff under..." November 11

  • Yankees' Domingo Germán should soon learn his fate

    Yahoo! Sports "Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave in September pursuant to MLB’s domestic violence policy after he allegedly slapped his girlfriend in public. The New York Post reported over the weekend that Major League Baseball’s investigation..." November 11

  • Predicting 1 future MVP from each team

    MLB.com "On Thursday, we will find out the MVPs in the National League and the American League. When you win an MVP, you instantly go down in your team’s history. (Sorry D-backs, Rays and Mets: You still haven’t had an MVP.) It’s something both you and your franchise will have..." November 11

  • Yankees Reportedly Interested in Orioles' Mychal Givens in Potential Offseason Trade

    12 Up "Nobody would argue that the Yankees biggest need isn't their bullpen, but that doesn't mean Brian Cashman won't be looking to add to the stash of relievers already on the roster.  And one target the Yankees could have in mind is Mychal Givens, who was a linked to New..." November 10

  • MLB's domestic violence investigation into Yankees' Domingo German nearing conclusion

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's investigation into New York Yankees right-hander Domingo German following an alleged domestic violence incident may soon be coming to an end. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports the case is ending its final stages and a..." November 09

  • Didi Gregorius Receiving Interest From Reds

    WFAN Sports Radio "Didi Gregorius did not receive a qualifying offer attached to his free agency from the Yankees and now the popular shortstop is receiving interest from other teams. While Gregorius will likely have multiple teams check-in, according to WFAN’s Jon Heyman, the Cincinnati Reds have..." November 09

  • You're wearing that? Ugliest MLB uniforms in history

    USA Today "Remember that terrible 'Turn Ahead the Clock' promotion from 1999? Unfortunately, we all do. At least none of those uniforms accurately predicted the future. Case in point: the Pittsburgh Pirates ... Arizona Diamondbacks have a short and questionable history with sartorial..." November 09

  • Reds Showing Interest In Didi Gregorius

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Reds have started off an important winter by showing interest in free agent shortstop Didi Gregorius, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network (via Twitter). Now 29 years of age, Gregorius spent his first five seasons as a professional with the Cincinnati organization and..." November 08

  • Report Yankees Talking To Brett Gardner About Return

    Sportsnaut "The New York Yankees’ offseason is likely going to be filled with the team searching for starting pitching help. However, they would also love to bring back their longest-tenured player in that of Brett Gardner. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, New York is..." November 08

  • Deep Sea Fishing: Didi Gregorius

    Fish Stripes "Time to spend Bruce Sherman’s and Derek Jeter’s money! Entering the third year under new Marlins ownership, fans expect to see significant improvement at the major league level. Some of that improvement will surely come from within, but prospects—as they..." November 08

  • 7 free agents who could sign early

    MLB.com "The slow burn of free agency in recent years has become the norm, with players and clubs dancing with each other throughout the offseason before ultimately matching up. But once in a while, a team and a player match up so easily, the signing gets done before the calendar turns to..." November 08

  • 10 Bold Predictions For The MLB Offseason

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 MLB season is over and with it comes the start of the 2020 offseason. There is no rest for MLB teams as the coming weeks and months will play a defining role in shaping rosters and ultimately the entire 2020 season. There will be plenty of All-Star level talent available for..." November 08

  • Yankees To Hire Matt Blake As Pitching Coach

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees will hire Matt Blake as their new pitching coach, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  Blake is being hired out of the Indians front office, as he was promoted to the role of Cleveland’s director of pitching development just two days ago, after working as..." November 08

  • Tony Clark’s statement on collusion was a necessary stand against MLB

    SB Nation "There are two years remaining in Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement with its players, but a growing rift between the two sides suggests negotiations are going to be bumpy. The latest conflict stemmed from a conference call between reporters..." November 07

  • Giancarlo Stanton Campaigning For Yankees To Sign Gerrit Cole & Stephen Strasburg

    TMZ "Giancarlo Stanton is ready for two more superstar teammates ... the Yankees outfielder tells TMZ Sports he wants NYY to sign BOTH Gerrit Cole AND Stephen Strasburg!! "You can never go wrong with Cole and Strasburg!" Stanton says. The..." November 07

  • Giancarlo Stanton Shoots His Shot at UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste

    Black Sports Online "Giancarlo Stanton may not have done much to bolster the Yankees chances to beat the Houston Astros in the ALCS, but he is interested in finding love in as weigh his options following the 2019 MLB season. Recently the New York Yankees designated hitter and his model girlfriend..." November 07

  • 4 Blockbuster Francisco Lindor Trades That Would Change MLB

    12 Up "With only two years left on his contract, Francisco Lindor may not be in a Cleveland Indians uniform much longer (as the team's owners have clearly stated, enjoy him!). As he enters his prime and becomes less affordable, the Indians may prepare to trade him before things get too..." November 07

  • Yankees and Brett Gardner Reportedly Discussing New Contract for 2020

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees and Brett Gardner have already begun talks about a new contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets. A new arrangement between the two sides would bring Gardner back to the Bronx for at least a 13th season. Gardner, 36, had a career year at the plate in..." November 07

  • 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners announced

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday, the winners of the 2019 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards were announced on MLB Network. Gold Gloves were handed out on Sunday, but Wilson has their own line of defensive awards. The differences between the two are that the Wilson awards are not as widely hailed and..." November 07

  • CC Sabathia: I've talked to Gerrit Cole about being 'West Coast guy' with Yankees

    The Score "CC Sabathia is done on the mound, but he's apparently still pitching for the New York Yankees in free agency. On the most recent edition of his "R2C2 is Uninterrupted" podcast, the retired southpaw said he's already spoken with Gerrit Cole, the..." November 06

  • Super Two eligibility set at earliest point in a decade

    Hardball Talk "MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Super Two cutoff has been set at two years and 115 days of service time. It’s the lowest the threshold has been set in a decade. Super Two eligibility is a salary arbitration concept. All players who have zero to two years of service time..." November 05

  • Electronic strike zone coming to Minor League Baseball in 2020

    Sporting News "Minor League Baseball will implement an automated strike zone in some stadiums for the 2020 season, the latest evolution on the path to so-called robot umps, according to a report from The Athletic. MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Network recently that the technology for a..." November 05

  • DJ LeMahieu Being Left off AL MVP Ballot is a Shame

    12 Up "It's fair to wonder what exactly the BBWAA were thinking when they announced the finalists for AL MVP. Mike Trout and Alex Bregman were obvious choices, as the former remains an all-world talent whose season was cut short by an unfortunate injury, while the latter led his team to..." November 05

  • Yankees Outright Jake Barrett, Tyler Lyons

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Yankees have outrighted righty Jake Barrett and lefty Tyler Lyons, per the club. Lyons has rejected the assignment in favor of free agency. Barrett, 28, will evidently remain with the New York organization for the time being. He only made two MLB appearances after..." November 05

  • MLB awards: Finalists announced for 2019 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year honors

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball revealed the  finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards for the 2019 regular season. Those four awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both..." November 04

  • Yankees don't extend qualifying offer to Didi Gregorius

    MLB.com "Didi Gregorius tackled the impossible challenge of taking over the position of shortstop following the Derek Jeter era, a role that he could continue to fill even though he did not receive a qualifying offer on Monday. Gregorius, who turns 30 in February, has said that he hopes..." November 04

  • Lou Whitaker, Dwight Evans headline HOF's 2020 Modern Era ballot

    The Score "The National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed this year's Modern Baseball Era committee ballot Monday, with 10 candidates seeking induction as part of the Class of 2020. Nine former players - Dwight Evans, Steve Garvey, Tommy John, Don Mattingly, Thurman Munson, Dale..." November 04

  • 7 possible landing spots for Stephen Strasburg

    The Score "Days after being named World Series MVP, Stephen Strasburg opted out of his contract with the Washington Nationals and will test free agency for the first time. By opting out, Strasburg leaves $100 million on the table and will roll the dice on the open market in the hope of..." November 04

  • The 2019 Gold Glove Award winners are ...

    MLB.com "The best fielders in baseball took home hardware on Sunday night, as the winners of the 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced. First-time winners such as Cleveland's Roberto Pérez and Milwaukee's Lorenzo Cain joined multiple honorees like seven-time winners..." November 04

  • The luxury-tax implications of Aroldis Chapman’s Yankees extension

    New York Post "The Yankees stayed relatively payroll neutral when it comes to the luxury tax with their extension for Aroldis Chapman. Chapman could have opted out of the final two years at $30 million left on his five-year contract by midnight Saturday. Instead, he accepted a one-year..." November 04

  • Edwin Encarnacion available, but reunion with Blue Jays wouldn’t be so simple

    Sportsnet "It’s a tempting idea, right? Edwin Encarnacion’s now officially a free agent after the Yankees declined his $20-million club option for 2020. The Blue Jays, the team for which he has already played 999 career games, have a potential need at first base or DH now that Justin..." November 04

  • Yankees reach new deal with closer Aroldis Chapman

    MLB Trade Rumors "Reports indicate that the Yankees have reached an agreement to keep closer Aroldis Chapman in pinstripes through 2022. New York will add a third year valued at $18MM in addition to the two years and $30MM that remained on Chapman’s previous contract with the club, bringing..." November 03

  • Top Free Agent Destinations for Gerrit Cole

    The Big Lead "Gerrit Cole is a free agent this winter. He will not be returning to Houston based on the fact that he discarded his Astros gear like it was on fire as soon as the World Series ended. So which teams are most likely to give him a lot of money? 1. New York Yankees Notice..." November 02

  • Here are baseball's top 20 free agents

    MLB.com "If it feels like last year’s free agency just ended, that’s because it did. The “winter” technically stretched into early June, when Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel finally signed with the Braves and Cubs, respectively. But it won’t..." November 02

  • Here’s everything that’s happening in the 2019-2020 Off-season

    NBC Sports "Rogers Hornsby’s most famous quote goes like this: “People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby, of course, died in 1963 and back then they didn’t..." November 02

  • Yankees begin offseason by declining Edwin Encarnacion's $20M option for 2020

    CBS Sports "On Thursday, the New York Yankees announced that they declined first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion's $20 million club option for 2020, and opted to buy out the veteran slugger's contract for $5 million. The Yankees also announced that..." November 01

  • Aroldis Chapman wants to stay with Yankees, will opt out if no extension

    Larry Brown Sports "Aroldis Chapman has been one of the best relievers in baseball with the New York Yankees over the past three-plus seasons, and he wants to remain with the team going forward. But if he does, it will not be under his current contract. Chapman holds a player option for the next two..." November 01

  • Report: MLB proposed deadline for multi-year free agent contracts

    Yahoo! Sports "The Athletic’s Evan Drellich reports that Major League Baseball made a proposal to the MLB Players Association, suggesting a deadline for multi-year contracts for free agents. The deadline would have been set for the end of the Winter Meetings, which this year will take place..." October 31

  • 131 MLB players officially become free agents

    The Score "Major League Baseball free agency is nearly upon us, and the players' association announced the list of 131 players who officially became available following the conclusion of the World Series, qualifying as Article XX(B) free agents. Not all players qualify as Article..." October 31

  • Yankees Decline Team Option on Edwin Encarnacion for 2020

    12 Up "There were incredible parrot-related times in the Bronx during the summer of 2019, even stretching into the ALDS against the Minnesota Twins. But injuries, both freak (his wrist) and conditioning-related (his oblique, which just might've ruined his swing in time for the..." October 31

  • Yankees Interview Chris Fetter, Matt Hobbs For Pitching Coach Vacancy

    New York Post "The Yankees might be reaching into the college ranks for their next pitching coach. ESPN.com reports that the Yankees, who parted ways with Larry Rothschild this week, have interviewed Michigan pitching coach Chris Fetter for the same position on Aaron Boone’s staff. They..." October 31

  • Early 2019-20 MLB Free-Agency Contract Predictions for Each Top Star

    Bleacher Report "The MLB free-agency season won't begin in earnest until the World Series confetti has settled, but it's not too early to look ahead and predict how much the top stars will earn. The market has been volatile in recent years, with some high-profile players landing..." October 30

  • Is Anthony Rendon part of this contender's plans?

    MLB.com "On Tuesday, Matt Gelb reported in an article for The Athletic (subscription required) that the Phillies were proceeding with two sets of offseason plans -- one with the assumption of signing Gerrit Cole and one without. While the rotation is Philadelphia's most pressing..." October 30

  • Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama to file for international free agency

    Japan Times "Seibu Lions outfielder Shogo Akiyama said Tuesday he will file for international free agency in order to pursue a career in the major leagues. The 31-year-old Akiyama declared his intention at the Japan national team’s training camp in Okinawa ahead of the upcoming Premier12..." October 30

  • Aaron Judge and his Girlfriend Samantha Bracksieck Are Now Instagram Official

    Sports Gossip "It seems to be the "thing" these days to go Instagram official. Aaron Judge decided to do so with his new girlfriend. " October 29