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The 10 best 'old guy' free agents

@williamfleitch
November 26, 2022

Have you noticed that there are a lot of … older free agents out there? Not only that, some of these guys are among the most exciting names on the market. Now, “old” is a relative term here. I hardly consider myself an elderly person, but I’m older than all

The 22 nastiest pitches of '22

@_dadler
November 26, 2022

Want to see the nastiest pitches of 2022? Look no further. Let's use Statcast's pitch tracking data to find the very best pitches this season had to offer. These pitches had it all. They're the ones with the most overpowering velocity. The most elite spin. The most extreme Wiffle ball

Rumors: Mariners, White Sox, Twins, Rodón, Bogaerts

LATEST FREE AGENT & TRADE RUMORS
November 26, 2022

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

Steinbrenner thinks Volpe, Peraza will get Spring Training looks

November 26, 2022

Could the Yankees’ Opening Day infield feature the next wave of “Baby Bombers” in Oswald Peraza and Anthony Volpe? That is the hope of managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, who wants both prospects to have opportunities to shine this coming spring. “In my opinion, they’re going to get a shot,”

Blue Jays’ 5 biggest needs for ‘23

@KeeganMatheson
November 26, 2022

This story was excerpted from Keegan Matheson's Blue Jays Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Rangers players embrace giving back

@kennlandry
November 26, 2022

This story was excerpted from Kennedi Landry's Rangers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Ranking Bellinger's best fits in free agency

@williamfleitch
November 25, 2022

Three years ago, it sure seemed like, come the end of next season, there would be no bigger free agent in the world than Cody Bellinger. In 2019, Bellinger had a face-melter of a season, putting up a 1.035 OPS, playing an excellent center field (as well as many other

Source: Pirates, free agent Santana agree to deal

Veteran expected to platoon with Choi at first base, increase offense at position
@justdelossantos
November 25, 2022

The Pirates entered this offseason needing to conjure up a solution at first base. They received suboptimal production at the position from their rotating cast of characters throughout the year, and by season’s end, they were without a primary first baseman entirely. Less than a month into the offseason, the

Bogaerts could find fit in Philly, San Diego

November 25, 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.

Rays have 5 big reasons to be thankful

November 26, 2022

This story was excerpted from Adam Berry’s Rays Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

These are the Dodgers' biggest needs entering '23

@juanctoribio
November 25, 2022

This story was excerpted from Juan Toribio's Dodgers Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Does this team have the edge in Judge pursuit?

November 24, 2022

Aaron Judge is now 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.

Each club's most intriguing unprotected Rule 5 Draft option

November 25, 2022

All 30 teams have made decisions about which prospects to protect on 40-man rosters and many are now making some deals to either firm up those rosters or perhaps create space so they can be active in the Major League phase of December’s Rule 5 Draft. The baseball world will

Experts make their 2023 Rookie of the Year picks

@RobTnova24
November 25, 2022

With the Rookie of the Year winners announced before Thanksgiving, the experts at MLB Pipeline are thinking about the players likely to be in the running for those honors at this time next year. After naming each organization's best 2023 ROY candidate along with Sam Dykstra, Jim Callis and Jonathan

Where will Mariners' front office strike next?

@DKramer_
November 25, 2022

This story was excerpted from Daniel Kramer's Mariners Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

The Statcast 2022 All-Defense Teams

@_dadler
November 24, 2022

We already know who won the 2022 Gold Glove Awards. But what if we only used Statcast's fielder tracking data to decide the best defenders in baseball? Let's pick the Statcast All-Defense Teams for 2022. These are the best fielders in the American League and National League at every position

These clubs could be Carlos Correa's top suitors

November 25, 2022

With the 2022 season behind us and the Hot Stove ready to burn, we're taking a close look at some of the most prominent players eligible for free agency. Name: Carlos Correa Position: Shortstop Team: Minnesota Twins Age (as of Opening Day 2023): 28 2022 stats: .291/.366/.467, 22 HR, 64

The very first Cy Young Award winner

@SlangsOnSports
November 26, 2022

Every November when awards season comes around, the honors bestowed upon players go without saying: We get two Rookies of the Year, two Cy Youngs and two MVPs. But of course, all history begins somewhere, and the newest of these three player awards is the Cy Young. It was first

7 Black Friday deals that just might work

November 24, 2022

While many of you are hunting the aisles and the internet for blockbuster bargains on this Black Friday, I’m over here dreaming up deals of a different sort. This list of Hot Stove trade proposals is always one of the most fun columns to write each year, and then the

New club with 'definite interest' in Rodón?

November 25, 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. MLB.com is tracking the latest rumors surrounding the left-hander. Read all about Rodón here.

These star free agents are reportedly on Yanks' radar

November 24, 2022

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

Did Swanson price himself out of Atlanta?

November 24, 2022

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

1 thing for every fanbase to be thankful for

@williamfleitch
November 23, 2022

It’s Thanksgiving! Gobble gobble, everybody. It is a bit of a sportswriting trope, harking all the way back to the turn of the century (no, not that one, the previous turn of the century) when newspaper columnists would all sit down and write about what sports figures should be thankful

One great free-agent signing for every club

@williamfleitch
November 22, 2022

Here's a look at the best free-agent signings for each team this century. Some of these players are still on the team, some of them provided their teams tons of value in the past, some of them are just getting warmed up. Note: For each player, the year listed is