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Stars on the move? These 9 could get traded

@RichardJustice
November 18, 2019

Whether the Red Sox trade Mookie Betts this offseason seems pretty much beside the point. That his name is even being discussed among executives and agents is what’s really interesting. In that way, he seems to represent something larger. Betts is among a handful of stars whose names have been

Here's the 2020 Hall of Fame ballot

@castrovince
November 18, 2019

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has received a haul of fame in recent years. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America has provided an avalanche of inductees -- 20 in the last six years, to be exact. With Monday’s release of a 2020 ballot headlined by first-time-eligible Derek Jeter, another

This trade candidate could shake up 3B market

November 18, 2019

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

Ball-in-glove is back: Brewers unveil new unis

@AdamMcCalvy
November 18, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers are turning 50, and they’re celebrating by treating themselves to a makeover. The club is retiring its script logo and returning full-time to an updated version of the iconic “ball-in-glove” for the 50th anniversary of the Seattle Pilots’ move to Milwaukee in April 1970. It is

Rumors: Lindor, Bumgarner, Wheeler, Realmuto

November 18, 2019

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

12 uniform styles that NEED to come back

@michaelsclair
November 18, 2019

Just as it finally dawned on you that the Milwaukee Brewers’ ball-in-cap logo hid a “Da Vinci Code”-esque M and B inside, the team is dusting it off. That’s right: Instead of it being a just-for-Sunday specialty, the Brewers will be rocking their old, beloved, Harvey’s Wallbangers look as their

One of these 3 teams really should sign Grandal

Catcher has four straight 20+ homer seasons
@mike_petriello
November 18, 2019

Yasmani Grandal is the best catcher available in free agency, and that's an easy enough statement to make because he might just be the best all-around catcher in baseball. That doesn't need to be controversial; in 2019, he was the second-best hitting catcher among those who had 400 plate appearances,

Could Wheeler get close to Corbin's $140M deal?

November 18, 2019

After emerging as one of the National League's better power pitchers over the last two seasons (23-15, 3.65 ERA, 3.37 FIP, 8.9 K/9), Zack Wheeler is now a free agent. He is tied to Draft-pick compensation if he signs with a new team after being one of 10 players to

Gurriel renegotiates contract for 2020

@alysonfooter
November 18, 2019

HOUSTON -- The final year of Yuli Gurriel's five-year contract, which runs through 2020, called for a player option that would allow the first baseman to either renegotiate his salary or opt out and go to arbitration. Gurriel, a source confirmed on Monday, agreed to a new contract for 2020

Could Choo help lure Ryu to Texas?

November 18, 2019

After a career season that saw him go 14-5 with a Major League-best 2.32 ERA, Hyun-Jin Ryu is now a free agent. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 32-year-old southpaw.

He was a Dodgers prospect. Now he’s a supermodel

@castrovince
November 17, 2019

The conversation was one John Shoemaker has had many times with many players as summer turns to fall and the sun sets on childhood dreams. Shoemaker is a seasoned baseball vet whose playing career ended at Triple-A before he began coaching in the Minor Leagues in 1981 and managing in

Will this pitcher's market progress slowly?

November 18, 2019

After a memorable 11-season run with the Giants that included four straight All-Star appearances and top-10 finishes in NL Cy Young Award voting (2013-16), as well as three World Series titles (2010, '12 and '14) and 2014 Fall Classic MVP honors, Madison Bumgarner is a free agent for the first

Highest voting percentages in HOF history

@paul_casella
November 18, 2019

There is perhaps no greater honor for a big leaguer than being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame -- especially in the first year on the ballot. Even more remarkable than being a first-ballot Hall of Famer is a player receiving every single possible vote in that first

Here is 1 bounce-back candidate from each club

@williamfleitch
November 17, 2019

Bad years happen. Some of MLB's greatest players had a year that got away from them, a year in which they were plagued with injuries, had off-field issues or just never quite got it going. (Remember when Justin Verlander led the American League in earned runs allowed in 2014?) It

Will this factor steer Betts away from Boston?

November 17, 2019

With Mookie Betts entering the final year of his contract in 2020, the '18 American League Most Valuable Player Award winner will be the focus of plenty of trade talks this offseason. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 27-year-old outfielder.

Can Jeter join Mo as unanimous HOF picks?

@BryanHoch
November 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- The snapshot of Derek Jeter’s final act in Yankees pinstripes is frozen in time, the captain pumping his batting-glove-clad fists toward the evening sky while he leaps just past first base, watching the winning run score after slashing another trademark inside-out single into right field. Jeter walked

A Moose sighting in the desert?

November 18, 2019

Mike Moustakas was as powerful as ever in 2019, bashing 35 home runs and driving in 87 while helping the Brewers reach the postseason for the second consecutive year. Below is a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the 31-year-old, who is a free agent for the third

In final year on ballot, can Walker make Hall?

@harding_at_mlb
November 18, 2019

DENVER -- Outfielder Larry Walker’s candidacy in his final year on the Hall of Fame ballot has morphed into much more. It’s a test of the legitimacy of numbers posted by Rockies hitters -- after 27 seasons and even a World Series trip in 2007, no one who has played

Here are 9 perfect free-agent fits

@RichardJustice
November 16, 2019

We love free agency because of the endless possibilities, and doesn’t that cut to the core of the Hot Stove season? Fans, players and executives spend plenty of time wondering what their teams might look like with, say, Gerrit Cole plugged into the top of the rotation and Anthony Rendon

Here are the Top 10 moments in Jeter's career

@BryanHoch
November 18, 2019

NEW YORK -- As Derek Jeter rounded the bases for his 3,000th career hit in 2011, having become the first Yankees player to reach the milestone, television announcer Michael Kay proclaimed that the captain’s homer off the Rays’ David Price had constituted “history -- with an exclamation point!” That phrase

Twins Minor Leaguer Costello passes away

@dohyoungpark
November 18, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins Minor League infielder Ryan Costello was found dead Monday morning in his hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand, according to his Australian Baseball League team. Costello was 23. "The Minnesota Twins are deeply saddened to learn of the untimely passing of Ryan Costello yesterday in New Zealand,"

Report: Yomiuri Giants to post RHP Yamaguchi

@MannyOnMLB
November 18, 2019

Nippon Professional Baseball's Yomiuri Giants will post 32-year-old right-hander Shun Yamaguchi, opening his path to the Major Leagues, according to a Sports Nippon report. Yamaguchi posted a 2.91 ERA over 170 innings for the Giants in NPB play this year, and he gave up three earned runs in a one-inning

Does geography matter to Cole in free agency?

November 17, 2019

Following five solid seasons with the Pirates in which he was an All-Star and finished fourth in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2015, Gerrit Cole reached an elite level over two seasons with the Astros. He is tied to Draft-pick compensation if he signs with a new team after

Naval grad Song a Team USA standout

@jonmorosi
November 18, 2019

TOKYO -- The WBSC Premier12 ended in disappointment for Team USA, with a walk-off loss to Mexico in Sunday’s bronze medal game and a missed opportunity to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Still, U.S. right-hander and Red Sox prospect Noah Song was one of the tournament’s brightest stars,