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Your lingering Hot Stove questions, answered

@HarriganMLB
December 8, 2022

The Hot Stove got turned up to 11 at this year’s Winter Meetings, which saw a flurry of megadeals headlined by Aaron Judge’s reported $360 million pact with the Yankees. But the offseason is far from over. We still have two months before pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training,

Nimmo returning to Mets on 8-year deal (sources)

New York also adding veteran reliever Robertson on 1-year contract
December 8, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Brandon Nimmo's personality is built upon an "aw, shucks" demeanor, the type he first showed New York when he signed with the Mets as an 18-year-old, first-round Draft pick more than a decade ago. Over the years, Nimmo grew as both a person and a player, but

Rumors: Correa, Swanson, Mets, Rodón, Murphy

LATEST FREE AGENT & TRADE RUMORS
December 8, 2022

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

Hot Stove shakes up Top 10 starting pitcher duos

@_dadler
December 8, 2022

With Justin Verlander reuniting with Max Scherzer in New York, the Mets have an elite 1-2 in their starting rotation for 2023, even with Jacob deGrom leaving for the Rangers. But are Verlander and Scherzer the best pair of pitchers on any team in baseball right now? Let's rank them

Is this team best positioned to land Rodón?

12:03 AM EST

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.

The international phone call that helped Yanks land Judge

December 8, 2022

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

With Bogaerts gone, where do Red Sox go from here?

December 8, 2022

The news of Xander Bogaerts agreeing to terms with the Padres on an 11-year, $280 million contract hit Red Sox Nation hard, and with good reason. Bogaerts was a franchise cornerstone who helped Boston win World Series titles in 2013 and ’18. He had been with the organization since signing

Mega-deals wrap up busy Meetings; who's still available?

December 8, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Wednesday began with Aaron Judge agreeing to a mega-deal with the Yankees, ending the suspense as to where the reigning American League MVP would land. Then, around 9:30 p.m. PT, after most of the baseball world had departed the Manchester Grand Hyatt to return home, the Padres

What's next for Mets after Nimmo, Robertson?

December 8, 2022

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

Giants ready to go all out for Correa?

December 8, 2022

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.

Before a career of getting it dirty, Trea dons Phils jersey for first time

December 8, 2022

PHILADELPHIA -- Trea Turner has 11 years to get dirty, so Thursday at Citizens Bank Park he put on his crisp, clean, new No. 7 Phillies jersey. He skipped the cap. “I don’t want to mess with my hair,” Turner joked. “He called a couple of days ago and I

Dodgers ink Jason Heyward to Minor League deal

@juanctoribio
December 8, 2022

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers were quiet at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, but they made a low-risk, high-reward move on Thursday, signing outfielder Jason Heyward to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Heyward, who is owed $22 million from the Cubs after being released

deGrom embracing the vision Rangers putting forth

@kennlandry
December 8, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Late last week, Jacob deGrom flew to Texas for a physical after the quick process that led to him signing a five-year, $185 million deal with the Rangers. Almost immediately after passing the physical, he flew back to his home in Florida to go to Walt Disney World

Every move of the 2022-23 offseason, tracked

December 8, 2022

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.

MLB among fastest-growing brands of '22

@_dadler
December 8, 2022

Major League Baseball is one of the fastest-growing brands of 2022, according to a new report. MLB ranked as the No. 15 fastest-growing brand this year among all U.S. adults, according to the report from global decision intelligence company Morning Consult, which was released Tuesday.

Where do Braves stand with Dansby Swanson?

December 8, 2022

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

How Contreras hopes to honor Molina's legacy

@JohnDenton555
December 8, 2022

ST. LOUIS -- The move the Cardinals hope will continue their decades-long stability at catcher and make them true World Series contenders again -- agreeing to terms with World Series-winning star Willson Contreras in free agency -- isn’t expected to become official until Friday following MLB approval. Contreras, a three-time

2022 Rule 5 Draft results: Pick by pick

December 7, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The return of the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings for the first time since 2019 brought a packed house and plenty of activity in the Major League phase on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 15 players were taken in that portion of the Rule 5,

Bogaerts, Padres reach deal for 11 years, $280 million (sources)

December 8, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres closed down their hometown Winter Meetings in style by adding the big-time bat they'd been searching for all week long. Xander Bogaerts is headed to San Diego, sources told MLB.com on Wednesday night. The longtime Red Sox shortstop has agreed to an 11-year deal worth

Braves bolster bullpen, acquire Jiménez from Tigers

December 7, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- The Braves strengthened their bullpen by adding one of the American League’s top strikeout pitchers from this past season. As the Winter Meetings came to a close on Wednesday, the Braves acquired Joe Jiménez and cash considerations from the Tigers in exchange for Minor League outfielder Justyn-Henry

5 big questions raised by Judge's massive deal

@williamfleitch
December 8, 2022

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

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

@JohnDenton555
December 8, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- A Cardinals franchise determined to leave MLB’s Winter Meetings with a catcher for the 2023 season and one to replace legend Yadier Molina landed star free-agent Willson Contreras on Wednesday morning. Contreras confirmed he was coming to St. Louis in a post on The Players Tribune on

From 25-game winner to naval hero

Two days after Pearl Harbor, Bob Feller enlisted in the Navy
@HarriganMLB
12:00 AM EST

A version of this story originally ran in December 2021, on the 80th anniversary of Bob Feller enlisting in the Navy.

Which teams are targeting Swanson?

December 8, 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.

The best baseball players born on Dec. 9

@kennlandry
12:00 AM EST

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Dec. 9. 1) Joe Kelley (1871) Kelley is the lone Hall of Famer born on Dec. 9, competing over