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Hall of Fame hurler Gaylord Perry passes away at 84

12:37 PM EST

Gaylord Perry, whose Hall of Fame pitching career will be forever linked with the spitball, died at his home in Gaffney, S.C., of natural causes. He was 84. Perry remained vigorous during most of his retirement, as he worked on his farm in Spruce Pine, N.C. He also religiously attended

After moon landing, Gaylord Perry shocked everyone

Manager Dark said, 'There’ll be a man on the moon before he hits a home run,' and he was right
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A version of this story was originally published in 2019. On July 20, 1969, most Americans were consumed by the event of a lifetime: the Apollo 11 lunar landing. The Giants were no different. Giants groundskeeper Matty Schwab found space in his work area underneath the right-field grandstand at San

13 players who might benefit from change of scenery

November 30, 2022

Sometimes things don’t work out. Or they stop working. And that’s certainly true in professional sports, where it is difficult to form a long-standing relationship between a player and a team. For whatever reason -- comfort or coaching or some quirk -- there are certain players who only prove capable

Rumors: Judge, deGrom, Trea, Haniger, Bogaerts

LATEST FREE AGENT & TRADE RUMORS
1:45 PM EST

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

Here are 7 potential landing spots for Bogaerts

November 30, 2022

With the Winter Meetings set to begin Sunday in San Diego, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players who are free agents. Name: Xander Bogaerts Position: Shortstop Team: Boston Red Sox Age (as of Opening Day 2023): 30 2022 stats: .307/.377/.456, 15 HRs, 73 RBIs,

US pitching staff taking shape as Webb, Pressly commit to Classic

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With the World Baseball Classic set to begin in less than 100 days, team rosters are beginning to take shape. After Nestor Cortes and Adam Wainwright were announced earlier this week, two more arms committed to Team USA on Thursday with Giants starter Logan Webb and Astros closer Ryan Pressly

Insiders optimistic deGrom stays with Mets

1:45 PM EST

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom has opted out of his contract with the Mets to become a free agent. MLB.com is tracking all the latest rumors surrounding the 34-year-old.

Who won these past Winter Meetings blockbusters?

@RobTnova24
November 30, 2022

The baseball world will descend on San Diego next week with the 2022 Winter Meetings set to kick off on Sunday. Some of the biggest trades involving prospect hauls have taken place in past Winter Meetings deals, and while this year is lining up to follow suit, Jim Callis and

Boyd returning to Tigers on 1-year deal (source)

12:53 PM EST

DETROIT -- The Tigers’ search for starting pitching led back to a familiar face. Left-hander Matthew Boyd, Detroit’s Opening Day starter in 2020 and 2021, is in agreement on a one-year contract to return to the club, sources told MLB.com. The deal is worth $10 million plus another $1 million

With chance at Hall, Mattingly merits the call

@MikeLupica
10:18 AM EST

The 16 members of the Contemporary Baseball Era Committee will meet this Sunday in San Diego to consider the Hall of Fame candidacies of players, some of them legendary players, who were not elected when they were on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballots. The candidates this year, in

This club is making 'strong push' for Correa (report)

November 30, 2022

Carlos Correa has 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.

10 top moments from Gaylord Perry's career

12:40 PM EST

Gaylord Perry became familiar with the notion that reaching the Major Leagues is difficult, but staying there is harder. The Hall of Fame right-hander, who died Thursday at age 84, spent 22 years in the big leagues. But Perry’s first two years with the Giants, 1962 and ’63, were interrupted

Top two '22 picks Holliday or Jones -- who ya got?

12:14 PM EST

The Winter Meetings start Sunday in San Diego and before the Hot Stove heats up, let's delve into your prospect questions ...

Giants still a legitimate threat to sign Judge?

9:55 AM EST

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

Here's why teams should take a chance on Conforto

@_dadler
November 30, 2022

Aaron Judge is the free-agent outfielder every team wants. Then Brandon Nimmo. Then probably Andrew Benintendi. But here's one who's gone under the radar with the buzz surrounding the big names, and who could be a huge steal: Michael Conforto. The risk in signing Conforto is obvious. He just missed

Competitive Balance rounds set for '23 Draft

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While the top of the 2023 Draft order is yet to be determined, with the first-ever Draft Lottery set for Tuesday, some things are starting to take shape later on in the Draft, particularly after the first and second rounds. That’s because the Competitive Balance rounds have now been set.

NL champs poised to strike at Winter Meetings

November 30, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Everybody is waiting for the Phillies to strike. They have money to spend, and they have every reason to spend it. Last month they fell two victories short of the third World Series championship in franchise history, so they have no intention of pulling back and getting conservative.

KC adds former Cleveland pitching guru to staff

Brian Sweeney joins Royals as pitching coach; José Alguacil also hired as infield coach
@anne__rogers
12:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY -- After an extensive and lengthy process, the Royals are one step closer to finalizing their 2023 coaching staff under manager Matt Quatraro with a key piece hired on Thursday. The Royals hired Brian Sweeney as their new pitching coach, the club announced. Additionally, José Alguacil has been

Mariners sign reliever Gott to 1-year deal

@DKramer_
November 30, 2022

SEATTLE -- The Mariners bolstered their bullpen on Wednesday by signing veteran right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year Major League contract. The deal is worth $1.2 million, according to a source. Gott represents at least one reinforcement to the bullpen, which was statistically one of MLB’s best last season, after

8 clubs with the prospect crop to swing big deals

November 29, 2022

Like most of us, baseball teams have holiday shopping on their mind in December. The Winter Meetings begin Sunday in San Diego and while there, clubs will make trades and also lay the groundwork for more deals later in the month. While teams value the talent and cost control of

Explore Buffalo's Sahlen Field 

3:05 PM EST

Welcome to Buffalo's Sahlen Field, a trendsetting ballpark built with Major League expansion in mind. Grab a beer from Conehead, cheer on Buffalo Wing racers and watch the Toronto Blue Jays of tomorrow, today.

Mattingly 'here to support' as Blue Jays' bench coach

Decorated big league player, manager brings a lot to the table in Toronto
@KeeganMatheson
November 30, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have rounded out their coaching staff by hiring longtime player and manager Don Mattingly, giving manager John Schneider one of the most decorated and experienced bench coaches in Major League Baseball. Mattingly spent his 14-year big league career with the Yankees, winning the 1985 AL

Will Dodgers be big spenders at Winter Meetings?

@juanctoribio
November 30, 2022

The Dodgers had a historic regular season in 2022, winning a franchise-record 111 games and capturing the National League West title for the ninth time in 10 seasons. All that success didn’t end up mattering in the postseason, however, as the Dodgers were bounced by the Padres in just four

Are the Red Sox's biggest rival in the running for Bogaerts?

November 30, 2022

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.