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Presenting the 2021 'All-Awardless' team

November 27, 2021

No one seems to be looking at the trail of trophies that have been handed out in recent weeks and saying, “You know what we need? More awards!” Between the MVPs, Cy Youngs, Rookies of the Year, Managers of the Year, Hank Aaron Awards, Roberto Clemente Award, Silver Sluggers, Gold

Ranking Corey Seager's likeliest suitors

November 27, 2021

Free-agent season is upon us! Some of the biggest names in baseball are on the market this year, but there are arguably four Big Ones: Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Max Scherzer and Freddie Freeman.

Mariners deal for '21 All-Star Frazier

November 27, 2021

The Mariners made their first impact move of the offseason, and it fills a direct need. Seattle on Saturday acquired second baseman Adam Frazier from the Padres in exchange for left-handed pitcher Ray Kerr and outfielder Corey Rosier, both prospects. Frazier was a 2021 All-Star and is slated to become

Mets make huge splash, add 3 bats (sources)

November 27, 2021

NEW YORK -- No longer content to sit out baseball’s early offseason proceedings, the Mets struck three times in emphatic fashion on Friday evening, agreeing to terms with outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha as well as infielder Eduardo Escobar, according to sources.

Painting makes iconic Trout catch even cooler

November 27, 2021

It's the iconic defensive play of Mike Trout's brilliant career so far -- his leaping catch to rob J.J. Hardy of a home run while crashing into the center-field wall at Camden Yards on June 27, 2012. You've likely seen it several times, and for good reason -- it's a

Yimi García to join Blue Jays (sources)

November 27, 2021

The Blue Jays have reached a deal with free-agent right-handed reliever Yimi García, sources told on Saturday. Per Sportsnet's Shi Davidi, the deal (pending a physical) is a two-year, $11 million agreement with a club option. The news was originally reported by former MLB second baseman Carlos Baerga on

It's official: Rays ink Wander to megadeal

November 27, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- Shortly before signing Wander Franco for $3.825 million out of the Dominican Republic in 2017, a group of Rays officials set aside their scouting reports, sat back and simply watched the switch-hitting shortstop play. They walked away that day, Rays vice president Carlos Rodriguez said earlier this

Here's how Mets' spree affected Hot Stove

November 27, 2021

The Mets went on a shopping spree on Black Friday, but while most shoppers look for discounts on the day after Thanksgiving, New York shelled out nearly $125 million in contracts to fortify an offense that ranked 13th in runs scored and 12th in OPS in 2021. Eduardo Escobar (two

Rumors: Mullins available; Báez market active

November 27, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest free-agent and trade rumors right here.

Here are the top remaining free agents by tier

November 27, 2021

This year’s free-agent class is deep, and while the top players will receive the majority of headlines in the coming weeks and months, there are dozens of players available who will help teams in 2022 and beyond. After a flurry of signings Friday, highlighted by the Mets adding three notable

Stro doesn't think a Mets return is happening

November 27, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding right-hander Marcus Stroman, who is a free agent. Read all about Stroman here.

Every move of the offseason, tracked

November 27, 2021

It took less than a day after the Braves won the World Series for the first offseason move to be made. If we've learned anything from offseasons past, there are going to be dozens and dozens more such moves to follow it. As we've regularly done in the past (2018-19,

Reliever Neris en route to Astros (source)

November 27, 2021

HOUSTON -- After losing relief pitcher Kendall Graveman in free agency, the Astros will replace him by signing free-agent reliever Héctor Neris to a two-year deal, a source told on Saturday. Neither Houston nor the Phillies, his former team, have confirmed. The on-again, off-again closer for the Phillies over

Multiple teams in on Báez; Mets out?

November 27, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding shortstop Javier Báez, who is a free agent. Read all about Báez here.

Ranking remaining FAs: One man's take

November 27, 2021

We know that Trade Deadline trades can still make all the difference in baseball. We just saw it with the Atlanta Braves. And it wasn’t just one trade from the baseball boss in Atlanta, Alex Anthopoulos, it was all of them in the end. The acquisitions of Eddie Rosario, Jorge

The lowdown on FA righty Kevin Gausman

November 27, 2021

A free agent last offseason, Kevin Gausman opted to accept the Giants’ one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer. The right-hander went on to earn his first All-Star selection in 2021, and he’s well positioned as he tests free agency again after recording a 2.81 ERA with 227 strikeouts over 192 innings

Ranking the likeliest suitors for Scherzer

November 27, 2021

Free-agent season is upon us. Some of the biggest names in baseball are on the market this year, but there are arguably four Big Ones: Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Max Scherzer and Freddie Freeman. Previous: Carlos Correa For the next few days, we’ll be taking looks at each of these

What Franco's megadeal means for Rays

November 27, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG -- If the Rays were ever going to break character and commit to a massive, nine-figure contract extension, it was going to be for a player like Wander Franco. It’s easy to understand why the Rays were interested in locking him up for the next decade and beyond.

The lowdown on FA 1B Anthony Rizzo

November 27, 2021

When 23-year-old Anthony Rizzo agreed to a seven-year, $41 million contract extension with the Cubs in 2013, the deal included a slew of options and escalators in the hopes that the left-handed-hitting first baseman would blossom into an All-Star and lead Chicago to its first World Series in over 100

Padres trade Frazier to M's for prospect duo

November 27, 2021

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres' infield logjam gained a small measure of clarity on Saturday, as San Diego finalized a deal with Seattle, sending second baseman Adam Frazier to the Mariners in exchange for a pair of prospects. Here are the specifics: Padres get: LHP Ray Kerr, OF Corey Rosier

A future star who got away, 1 from every team

These guys could have worn your club's uni -- but never did
November 27, 2021

Every team has its what-ifs, its guys who got away. Maybe the club didn’t know what it had in a young player and shipped him off without a second thought, only for an unexpected breakout to bring regret. Or perhaps it simply made a prospects-for-veterans trade, with eyes wide open,

After upgrading offense, Mets eye SP

November 27, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest trade and free-agent rumors involving the Mets right here.

Wacha 'confident' he can rebound in Boston

November 27, 2021

BOSTON -- No longer the young gun who fired a gem at Fenway Park to lead the Cardinals to victory in Game 2 of the 2013 World Series, 30-year-old righty Michael Wacha signed with the Red Sox on Saturday, hoping that Boston will be the spot where he gets his

M's still in on Semien after 2B addition?

November 27, 2021 is keeping track of all the latest news and rumors surrounding infielder Marcus Semien, who is a free agent. Read all about Semien here.

The lowdown on FA starter Zack Greinke

November 10, 2021

Zack Greinke is a free agent for the first time since the 2015 offseason, when he signed a six-year, $206.5 million deal with the D-backs before being traded to the Astros in 2019. The 38-year-old right-hander is a former Cy Young Award winner, a six-time All-Star and a two-time ERA