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5 big questions raised by Judge's massive deal

@williamfleitch
12:57 PM EST

At the end of the day, Aaron Judge had to stay a Yankee, didn’t he? Whatever changes the organization may or may not have gone through over the last decade, if the Yankees -- the Yankees! -- were outspent on their best, most beloved, most iconic player … well, would

Judge, Yankees agree to 9-year, $360M deal (source)

10:25 AM EST

SAN DIEGO -- All Rise! Aaron Judge is keeping his Yankees pinstripes, the Judge’s Chambers will remain open for business and the captaincy could be on deck. The American League’s Most Valuable Player has agreed to a nine-year, $360 million deal with the Yankees, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand

Contreras, Cardinals agree to 5-year deal (source)

1:09 PM EST

The Cardinals have reached a five-year deal with three-time All-Star catcher Willson Contreras, a source told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Wednesday. The club has not confirmed the deal, which would give St. Louis its successor to longtime catcher Yadier Molina. Contreras, whose deal is worth $87.5 million according to

Bogaerts getting close to a deal?

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Xander Bogaerts has opted out of his contract with the Red Sox to become a free agent, and MLB.com is keeping track of the latest rumors surrounding the shortstop.

José Quintana agrees to 2-year deal with Mets (source)

12:03 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- Before leaving the Winter Meetings, the Mets made another signing that may not complete their rotation shopping but at least brought it much closer to finished. The team and José Quintana agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $26 million, a source with knowledge of the

Rumors: Giants, Cardinals, Bogaerts, Padres, Yankees

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Red Sox add closer Jansen on 2-year deal (source)

12:10 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- The Red Sox got the centerpiece of their revamped bullpen on Wednesday’s final day of the Winter Meetings, agreeing to terms on a two-year, $32 million contract with veteran righty Kenley Jansen, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. ESPN’s Jeff Passan was first to report the signing,

Mets trade for Rays lefty reliever Raley

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SAN DIEGO -- Edwin Díaz has a new member of his supporting cast. The Mets on Wednesday acquired lefty reliever Brooks Raley from the Rays for prospect Keyshawn Askew, New York announced. Raley, 34, is coming off a year that saw him produce a 2.68 ERA over 60 appearances for

Analyzing every big move: Judge, Contreras, Bellinger & more

12:42 PM EST

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

Mets remain in hunt for top SP; Nimmo still in play?

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MLB.com is keeping track of all the latest trade and free-agent rumors involving the Mets right here.

White Sox win 2022 Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence

1:30 PM EST

The Chicago White Sox have been named recipient of the 2022 “Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence,” Major League Baseball announced Wednesday. The honor recognizes the Club’s Amateur City Elite (ACE) program, which serves as a community resource to provide educational and baseball opportunities for underserved Chicago youth. Now

Who got the No. 1 pick? Results from inaugural Draft Lottery

December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Major League Baseball conducted its first Draft Lottery on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, and the Pirates walked away with the biggest prize: the No. 1 pick in the 2023 Draft. The Nationals secured the second pick, the Tigers will select third and the Rangers fourth. The

Has Correa moved to top of this club's wish list?

12:31 PM EST

Carlos Correa opted out of his contract with the Twins to become a free agent, and MLB.com is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the 28-year-old shortstop. Read all about Correa here.

Aledmys Díaz agrees to 2-year deal with A's (report)

1:05 PM EST

Aledmys Díaz is set to stay in the AL West. The veteran infielder has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $14.5 million deal with the Oakland A's, according to MLB Network insider Joel Sherman. The club has not confirmed. During his Astros tenure, Díaz was hampered by injuries, playing only 262

What's next for Giants with Judge off the board?

10:36 AM EST

SAN DIEGO -- The Giants’ search for a superstar continues, as top free-agent target Aaron Judge agreed to a landmark nine-year, $360 million deal with the Yankees, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand on Wednesday. The Yankees were viewed as the favorites to retain Judge, but the Giants seemed to

Behind the scenes of MLB’s first Draft Lottery

@jacob_resnick
1:04 PM EST

When you see the numbers “11-8-10-2,” what do you think of? No, that isn’t your high school locker combination. Those were the first four ping pong balls drawn at the inaugural MLB Draft Lottery on Tuesday in San Diego, awarding the first overall pick in the 2023 Draft to the

Here are the largest free-agent contracts in MLB history

@_dadler
9:10 AM EST

We've seen some massive free-agent deals signed in recent offseasons, but Aaron Judge set a new standard when he reached a nine-year, $360 million deal with the Yankees (per a source) at the 2022 Winter Meetings. The previous record for the largest free-agent deal in MLB history belonged to Bryce

Previewing the 2022 Rule 5 Draft

December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO – For the first time in three years, since the last time the Winter Meetings took place in San Diego, the Rule 5 Draft will be held in person. That’s after it was forced into being a remote event because of the pandemic in 2020 and canceled in

Pursuit of Judge shows Padres are major players in market

12:08 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- There was a mystery team in the Aaron Judge sweepstakes after all: The San Diego Padres. On Tuesday night, the Padres met with Judge in San Diego and made a late push to sign the star right fielder, sources told MLB.com. Ultimately, Judge agreed to a reported

Taillon agrees to 4-year, $68 million deal with Cubs (source)

2:35 AM EST

SAN DIEGO -- The Cubs entered this offseason with the goal of adding at least one impact arm to a rotation rife with question marks. The North Siders zeroed in on free agent Jameson Taillon from the jump and pushed a deal up to the finish line late Tuesday night.

How Judge's new contract could play out

@AndrewSimonMLB
10:45 AM EST

Aaron Judge's next contract is no longer a mystery. Judge agreed to a nine-year, $360 million deal with the Yankees early on Wednesday, per a source, bringing an end to a pursuit the baseball world had been anticipating for months. Now the question is how well Judge’s performance will match

Cubs announcer Pat Hughes wins Frick Award

12:19 PM EST

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum today announced Cubs radio play-by-play announcer Pat Hughes as the 2023 Ford C. Frick Award winner, which is presented annually to a broadcaster for “major contributions to baseball.” Hughes, a 2016 and 2020 finalist for the award, joins Jack Brickhouse (1983) and

Phils add Taijuan Walker, near deal with Matt Strahm (source)

December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies are not wasting time at the Winter Meetings. Two sources told MLB.com on Tuesday night that the Phillies and right-hander Taijuan Walker agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract, pending a physical. Walker, 30, will slot behind Zack Wheeler, Aaron Nola and Ranger Suárez in

With Nimmo in demand, Mets prepare to pivot

December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Brandon Nimmo has been a visible presence at the Winter Meetings, flying here to meet with the significant number of teams interested in his services. The strategy by Nimmo’s agent, Scott Boras, makes sense. As one of baseball’s most gregarious players, Nimmo knows how to charm a

Former MVP Bellinger agrees to deal with Cubs (source)

December 6, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Cubs manager David Ross was doing a segment on MLB Network on Tuesday afternoon when news broke that free-agent center fielder Cody Bellinger had agreed to a deal with Chicago. Host Kevin Millar broke the news to Ross on air. "Really?" Ross said with a smile. "Nice.