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McGriff elected unanimously to Hall on Contemporary Era ballot

8:54 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- “The Crime Dog” finally had his day. In Fred McGriff’s first second chance at the National Baseball Hall of Fame voting process, the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee did what the Baseball Writers’ Association did not. McGriff was the committee’s lone Hall of Fame selection among the

A's getting close to dealing backstop Murphy (source)

9:15 PM EST

We're keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors.

7 storylines to watch as Winter Meetings unfold

10:02 PM EST

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season -- though that’s pretty great, too -- but rather baseball’s Winter Meetings, which are underway following a two-year hiatus for the offseason’s marquee event. Executives and agents alike began laying the groundwork for potential

New team in on Verlander, could form super rotation (report)

10:23 PM EST is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding right-hander Justin Verlander, who is a free agent after declining his $25 million player option with the Astros for 2023. Read all about Verlander here.

Yanks eyeing Plan B options if Judge signs elsewhere?

8:52 PM EST is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

Dodgers interested in this All-Star slugger (report)

4:06 PM EST is keeping track of all the latest free-agent and trade rumors involving the Dodgers right here.

Does Swanson, Anthopoulos convo make reunion more likely?

8:41 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- Alex Anthopoulos had a tremendous relationship with Freddie Freeman, and his bond with Dansby Swanson grew even stronger this past summer. But like with Freeman last winter, the Braves' president of baseball operations has tackled the challenge of removing emotions from decisions that could positively or negatively

Here are 8 can't-miss Winter Meetings predictions

December 3, 2022

The Winter Meetings return Sunday to the place they last left, just as the Hot Stove gets hopping. San Diego will be the scene of the 2022 Winter Meetings, same as it was when this event was last held, pre-pandemic, in 2019. That year, the Meetings were especially active, with

McGriff had to wait for Hall: It's a crime, dog

9:18 PM EST

Cooperstown justice was served on Sunday night in San Diego. Fred McGriff was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee. McGriff, affectionately known as the “Crime Dog” -- a nickname given to him by ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman because of the similarity to

8 player-team reunions that would be fun to see

December 3, 2022

At this point of the offseason, you’ve already read just about every “list of possible suitors for Player X” that you could possibly consume: Did you hear that Team X is potentially setting up a Zoom call to discuss their conceivable interest in Player Y? But part of the fun

These are the FAs most likely to sign at Winter Meetings​

December 3, 2022

The last time the baseball world gathered in person for the Winter Meetings, the three biggest free agents on the market came off the board on three successive days. This week marks the first time since 2019 that the event will be held in person, and like that eventful week

Are the Phillies about to sign an elite shortstop?

2:21 PM EST

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Reynolds requests trade from Pirates (source)

December 3, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The question has lingered over the last year-and-a-half: Will the Pirates trade Bryan Reynolds? In the coming weeks and months, the answer to that question might finally be yes. Reynolds, a 2021 All-Star and one of baseball’s best offensive outfielders, has requested a trade, a source told’s

Every move of the 2022-23 offseason, tracked

December 3, 2022

The Major League Baseball offseason is here, and's team of writers will have quick-hit analysis of each major transaction in a running list here.

Did Yankees' chances to re-sign Judge just take a hit?

December 3, 2022

Aaron Judge is a free agent for the first time in his career, and is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the 30-year-old slugger. Read all about Judge here.

After deGrom deal, this pitcher's market 'heating up'

December 3, 2022

Carlos Rodón has opted out of the final year on his two-year, $44 million contract with the Giants and is now a free agent. is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the left-hander. Read all about Rodón here.

These clubs are 'active' in Swanson market

December 3, 2022

Dansby Swanson is a free agent for the first time in his career, and is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the shortstop. Read all about Swanson here.

O's agree to 1-year deal with righty Kyle Gibson (reports)

December 3, 2022

The O's have agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Kyle Gibson, according to multiple reports Saturday. The deal, which is pending a physical, has not been confirmed by the club. This past season was Gibson’s 10th year in the Majors and his second with the Phillies. He recorded a

GM Ng inspires women in baseball at '22 Take the Field event

1:11 AM EST

SAN DIEGO -- Early December is one of the busiest times on an MLB general manager’s calendar, if not the busiest. Yet Marlins general manager Kim Ng had good reason to clear an hour or two from her schedule ahead of the Winter Meetings. After all, having the opportunity to

1 thing each team can accomplish at Winter Meetings

December 2, 2022

The Winter Meetings have historically been when the Hot Stove season truly kicks into gear each offseason. With this year's Meetings set to begin Sunday in San Diego, we asked each beat reporter to give us their analysis on what their club needs to do before the meetings conclude

Trades, Draft lottery, Rule 5: What to watch at Winter Meetings

December 3, 2022

For people who track prospects, baseball action never really stops. The Arizona Fall League carries us past the World Series. LIDOM and other winter leagues featuring up-and-coming stars really start cooking shortly thereafter, bringing us within a few short weeks of pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. The clear

White Sox make deal with Clevinger official

12:17 PM EST

CHICAGO -- The White Sox needed a fifth starter to complete an already solid starting rotation, and in adding right-hander Mike Clevinger, they brought in a talent with a chance to make this front five elite. Clevinger and the White Sox agreed to a one-year deal for $8 million, plus

Mets prioritizing this ace starter (report)

10:05 AM EST is keeping track of all the latest trade and free-agent rumors involving the Mets right here.

Rangers sign deGrom to 5-year deal

December 2, 2022

The Rangers pulled off a stunner ahead of next week's Winter Meetings, signing ace right-hander Jacob deGrom to a five-year free-agent contract on Friday night. The deal will pay deGrom $185 million, a source told; the club has not confirmed the value of the contract. deGrom, 34, is one

The biggest Winter Meetings trades of all time

December 3, 2022

The Winter Meetings mark the most unpredictable days on the offseason calendar, and through the decades we've seen the tides of the game shift repeatedly with some massive trades. So as we prepare for this year's event in San Diego, here is a look at some of the biggest swaps