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1 prospect from each org. who could be dealt

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
December 3, 2020

In a normal year, the baseball world would be preparing to head to the Winter Meetings next week. This, as has been said ad nauseam, has been anything but a normal year. While we won’t all be working the lobby in Dallas as rumors swirl, that doesn’t mean teams won’t

Yanks could consider this FA as 'Plan B'

December 3, 2020 is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here.

What if Westbrook-Wall, but MLB? Here are 7

December 3, 2020

Over in the NBA, the Houston Rockets and Washington Wizards swung a cool trade on Wednesday when they swapped superstar point guards: Russell Westbrook for John Wall. So we thought ... why should the NBA have all the fun? Here are seven MLB trade proposals inspired by Westbrook-for-Wall. These trade

Now a FA, where should Schwarber land?

December 3, 2020

On Wednesday night, 56 players joined the free-agent pool when their teams non-tendered them, with Kyle Schwarber one of the headliners of that group. Schwarber was the fourth overall pick in the 2014 Draft, burst into the Majors with a strong debut just one year later, and helped the Cubs

Sources: Red Sox interested in Rosario

December 3, 2020 is keeping track of all the latest free agent and trade rumors right here.

19-year-old Luciano on path to stardom

December 3, 2020

Marco Luciano’s day begins at 6 a.m. with a hot cup of delicious Café Santo Domingo. The potent coffee is an island favorite and the teen’s go-to morning beverage. By 6:30 a.m., the shortstop is at a nearby stadium working on baseball drills for five hours. Then there’s lunch, and

Red Sox net Minor League INF from Rockies

December 3, 2020

The Red Sox on Thursday acquired Minor League infielder Christian Koss from the Rockies in exchange for Minor League left-handed pitcher Yoan Aybar. Koss, 22, was selected in the 12th round of the 2019 Draft and was named a mid- and post-season All-Star in the Rookie-level Pioneer League in 2019.

'If you're a Yankee, you shave' -- here's why

December 3, 2020

Don Mattingly had received two direct -- albeit confusing -- orders from team brass before reaching the breaking point. Clad in a blue polo shirt, the first baseman was walking toward the dugout when he heard the raspy shouts of an older man. “Mattingly! I thought I told you to

Taillon wants to make you a cup of coffee

December 3, 2020

Coffee -- really good coffee -- is fast becoming a trend in clubhouses around the Major Leagues. It may not be quite as ubiquitous as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are in the NBA, but the world of fine coffee has its own language. It's one that's shared between trainers,

Are Mets making push for McCann?

December 3, 2020 is keeping track of all the latest rumors involving the Mets right here.

Every move of 2020-21 offseason, tracked

December 3, 2020

Every winter, there are dozens upon dozens of interesting player moves, and as we've done in the past (2018-19, 2019-20) we're going to catalog all of them here, in a giant running list. (All of the Major League signings and trades, anyway, from players who have already been Major Leaguers.

List of non-tendered free agents by team

December 2, 2020

A total of 59 players were non-tendered ahead of Wednesday's deadline, though three immediately re-signed with their former clubs (Kyle Ryan and Dan Winkler with the Cubs, and Kyle Farmer with the Reds). That means 56 players were added to this offseason's free-agent class. Below is a team-by-team look at

Position by position: Top free agents available

November 29, 2020

Teams around the Majors will spend the next few months tuning up their rosters for 2021. Some will be major overhauls, while others will be small tweaks. As always, the free-agent market includes a little bit of everything, but which players around the diamond figure to see the most action?

How do non-tender decisions impact Braves?

December 3, 2020

ATLANTA -- Mike Soroka is throwing again, and Charlie Morton is preparing to pitch for the Braves for the first time since Derek Lowe, Javier Vázquez and Kenshin Kawakami arrived in Atlanta before the 2009 season. An encouraging thought about Soroka’s recovery followed by a reminder of Kawakami’s tenure in

Top prospect performers in winter leagues

December 3, 2020

The 2020 baseball season just keeps rolling along. When we first checked in on top prospects playing internationally, games were only taking place in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. The Venezuelan winter league has since begun and play is set to begin in Puerto Rico next week. With that in

STL could target these non-tendered hitters

December 3, 2020

ST. LOUIS -- A new wave of players was pushed into the free-agent pool Wednesday with the non-tender deadline coming and going. Some were expected, and some were extremely notable -- especially for the Cardinals as they look to upgrade their offense this offseason while also keeping a close eye

DJ LeMahieu's potential suitors ranked 1-6

December 3, 2020

Free-agent season is upon us! This will be a free-agent season unlike any other, which makes sense, given it follows a year unlike any other. You can’t expect things to start getting normal now. For the next few weeks, we’ll take looks regularly at the top free agents and their

Trevor May's old alter ego: DJ Hey Beef

What's in a name?
December 3, 2020

The Mets made their first splash into the free-agent market on Wednesday night when the team signed former Twins reliever Trevor May to a two-year deal. May quickly got to ingratiating himself to Mets fans -- first admitting that he knows there's another Trevor (Bauer) that fans were hoping was

5 non-tendered FAs to watch for Tigers

December 3, 2020

The Tigers have been quiet so far in free agency, but that might be about to change. While the initial group of free agents didn’t spur Detroit’s front office into action, this week’s group of non-tendered players might. Free agency has been a mixed bag for the Tigers the last

Franco's tests reveal no structural damage

Top prospect to sit out remainder of Dominican Winter League
December 3, 2020

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays received some good news on the injury front on Thursday as tests revealed that top overall prospect Wander Franco does not have any structural damage in his shoulder and biceps area. Franco, who experienced biceps inflammation and shoulder soreness while playing winter ball with Escogido

Examining catching situation, Dahl decision

December 3, 2020

DENVER -- Rockies fans who aren’t puzzled over the club not tendering a contract to outfielder David Dahl, an All-Star just two seasons ago, are mad about it. That subject accounted for many of the questions when the invite went out last night. • Dahl among trio non-tendered by Rockies

Dodgers-Brewers trade: Knebel heads to LA

Dodgers acquire veteran reliever in trade with Brewers
December 2, 2020

In a low-risk, high-reward move, the Dodgers acquired reliever Corey Knebel from the Brewers on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Knebel, who is eligible for salary arbitration after making a prorated portion of his $5.125 million deal in 2020, missed all of

Scouting the top of next year's MLB Draft

December 3, 2020

The Draft is on my mind because Jonathan Mayo and I are making our 2021 Top 100 list and checking it twice, writing scouting reports as we prepare for its release next week. Readers have some Draft questions they needed answered, so let's get to them ...

Which non-tender FAs might Giants target?

Beat reporter Maria Guardado shares what's on her mind
December 3, 2020

The Giants have been relatively quiet this offseason, but their activity could begin to pick up now that Wednesday’s non-tender deadline has passed. With nearly 60 new players added to the free-agent pool, San Francisco will head into next week’s virtual Winter Meetings with a better outlook on the market

How Halos' trade impacts shortstop market

December 2, 2020

A core member of the stellar A's infield that anchored the team on its playoff runs the last three seasons, Marcus Semien is a free agent for the first time after six seasons in Oakland. Semien was an American League MVP finalist in 2019, when he played all 162 games