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Thursday 23 November 2017

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PODCAST: How Scott Boras Wants To Incentivize MLB Owners - Forbes

Thursday 23 November 2017

Forbes PODCAST: How Scott Boras Wants To Incentivize MLB Owners Forbes HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 18: Scott Boras, agent of right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers, who was selected in the compensation first round (41st overall) of the 2012 MLB First Year Player Draft, is speaks during a press conference at... Read more

Mariners set to make best pitch for Ohtani - MLB.com

Thursday 23 November 2017

MLB.com Mariners set to make best pitch for Ohtani MLB.com SEATTLE -- Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, debuting a new weekly podcast with club broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith on Wednesday, made no effort to hide his team's eagerness to recruit Shohei Ohtani now that there's a posting pr... Read more

Around MLB, abundance of thanks in trying year - MLB.com

Thursday 23 November 2017

MLB.com Around MLB , abundance of thanks in trying year MLB.com It has been a monumental year for MLB and the 30 clubs in terms of community involvement, a year that called for special attention and teamwork in response to inordinate natural disasters, from multiple hurricanes and floods to North... Read more

Each team has reasons to be thankful this year - MLB.com

Thursday 23 November 2017

MLB.com Each team has reasons to be thankful this year MLB.com On this Thanksgiving, we pause to appreciate another jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, epic-beyond-words World Series. Wait, didn't we write the same thing last year? Just when some of us wondered if a World Series could ever be better ... Read more

Judge's shoulder surgery, timetable explained - MLB.com

Thursday 23 November 2017

MLB.com Judge's shoulder surgery, timetable explained MLB.com On Tuesday afternoon, the Yankees made an unexpected yet not entirely surprising announcement about their mighty right fielder, newly anointed American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge. The team said in a news rel... Read more

Vazquez, Bogaerts and Schultz family thankful for moments shared with Ari - MLB.com

Thursday 23 November 2017

MLB.com Vazquez, Bogaerts and Schultz family thankful for moments shared with Ari MLB.com BOSTON -- At a time of year when people look for ways to give back and make a true difference in someone's life, a shared act of kindness by Red Sox players Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts that too... Read more

MLB's revenue reportedly surpassed $10 billion for first time ever in 2017 - Yahoo Sports

Thursday 23 November 2017

Yahoo Sports MLB's revenue reportedly surpassed $10 billion for first time ever in 2017 Yahoo Sports With some massive free agent contracts about to be handed out over the next two winters, it's a good thing Major League Baseball's revenue is through the roof. According to a Forbes re... Read more

MLB Hot Stove: Has the 2017-18 offseason been slower than the last few offseasons? - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 November 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Hot Stove: Has the 2017-18 offseason been slower than the last few offseasons? CBSSports.com No, you're not imagining things. This MLB offseason has been very slow compared to the last few years. Mike Axisa mugshot; by Mike Axisa · @mikeaxisa; 6h ago • 3 min read. So ... Read more

Vidro keeps focus on Puerto Rico's recovery - MLB.com

Wednesday 22 November 2017

MLB.com Vidro keeps focus on Puerto Rico's recovery MLB.com NEW YORK -- Former Major Leaguer Jose Vidro is one of the lucky ones. He will be spending Thanksgiving with his family in Puerto Rico. While grateful, Vidro can't help but think about what happened to his native land on Sept. 20.... Read more

Arizona Fall League 2017: Top 25 prospects - MLB.com

Wednesday 22 November 2017

MLB.com Arizona Fall League 2017: Top 25 prospects MLB.com For the second straight year, the Arizona Fall League's most talented team won the championship. After posting a league-best 18-12 record during the regular season, the Peoria Javelinas started the developmental circuit's -- and m... Read more

MLB Teams' Reasons to be Thankful - Sports On Earth

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Sports On Earth MLB Teams' Reasons to be Thankful Sports On Earth Comments (0) baseball-thanksgiving All 30 Major League Baseball teams have something to be thankful for this holiday season. (Getty Images). Heading into Thanksgiving, we present a hackneyed but still sort of useful and hopeful... Read more

Black Friday 2017 deals on MLB gear: Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Aaron Judge jerseys - CBSSports.com

Wednesday 22 November 2017

CBSSports.com Black Friday 2017 deals on MLB gear: Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Aaron Judge jerseys CBSSports.com Baseball season may have just ended, but it's time to start gearing up for 2018. The Astros may have won the World Series this year, but the CBS Sports Shop is already preparing for e... Read more

Thanksgiving won't hinder Stanton trade talks - MLB.com

Wednesday 22 November 2017

MLB.com Thanksgiving won't hinder Stanton trade talks MLB.com MIAMI -- The Marlins remain active in trade talks regarding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, and while nothing is considered "imminent," that is subject to change heading into Thanksgiving weekend. MLB .com's Ma... Read more

Gammons: After getting punished severely by MLB, the Braves crawl from the wreckage and see hope ...

Wednesday 22 November 2017

The Athletic Gammons: After getting punished severely by MLB , the Braves crawl from the wreckage and see hope The Athletic When the Braves got the news on Tuesday, oh boy, one official called the punishment “far worse” than they had expected. In a sport in which eight of the top 10 prospects in ... Read more

Trio of former Marlins lands on HOF ballot - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

Trio of former Marlins lands on HOF ballot MLB.com MIAMI -- A few key contributors on World Series championship teams for the Marlins are now up for consideration for baseball's highest individual honor. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Monday released the ballot for the 2018 ... Read more

MLB free agency rumors: Todd Frazier leaving Yankees for Red Sox? - NJ.com

Monday 20 November 2017

NJ.com MLB free agency rumors: Todd Frazier leaving Yankees for Red Sox? NJ.com As the Yankees weigh how to approach Todd Frazier in free agency, alternative landing spots for the veteran infielder could be part of the thinking for general manager Brian Cashman. While the idea of Frazier landing ... Read more

Does any team really want to give Eric Hosmer $100 million? - ESPN

Monday 20 November 2017

ESPN Does any team really want to give Eric Hosmer $100 million? ESPN Can Eric Hosmer deliver on Scott Boras' predictions of his value as a free agent? Peter G. Aiken/USA Today Sports. Facebook · Twitter · Facebook Messenger · Email; comment. 4:33 AM PT. David Schoenfield... Read more

MLB Rumors: Cardinals Make Trade Offer For Giancarlo Stanton - Sports Illustrated

Monday 20 November 2017

Sports Illustrated MLB Rumors: Cardinals Make Trade Offer For Giancarlo Stanton Sports Illustrated It's that time of year again where major league baseball's free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player will bring them one step closer to a champio... Read more

Hot Stove cooking up more than turkey this week - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

MLB.com Hot Stove cooking up more than turkey this week MLB.com The Japanese sensation isn't officially eligible to play in the big leagues in 2018 -- MLB , the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball must first come to terms on a deal for the young two-way superstar to be po... Read more

Thanksgetting: Week of meals, deals ahead? - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

MLB.com Thanksgetting: Week of meals, deals ahead? MLB.com The Japanese sensation isn't officially eligible to play in the big leagues in 2018 -- MLB , the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball must first come to terms on a deal for the young two-way superstar to be posted.... Read more

Santana a draw for teams seeking 1B or DH - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

MLB.com Santana a draw for teams seeking 1B or DH MLB.com The free-agent market for first basemen/designated hitters continues to be closely monitored by several teams, including the Red Sox and Phillies. Both clubs, according to MLB .com's Jon Paul Morosi, remain interested in 31-year-old sl... Read more

10 pitchers who deserved better results in '17 - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

MLB.com 10 pitchers who deserved better results in '17 MLB.com In his first MLB opportunity, the Reds righty struck out 38, after posting a 1.53 ERA and nearly 12 strikeouts per nine in Triple-A. Originally acquired in 2014's Jonathan Broxton trade, Shackelford allowed nine runs over his ... Read more

5 reasons why Hosmer is drawing interest - MLB.com

Monday 20 November 2017

MLB.com 5 reasons why Hosmer is drawing interest MLB.com Hosmer has played more than 130 games in all six of his full MLB seasons (he debuted in May 2011 and played 128 games that year), and more than 150 in five of six. Only 13 Major Leaguers have played 150-plus games at least five times in tha... Read more

Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton MLB.com He can reject any trade and is believed to prefer West Coast destinations, according to MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman. Left unknown is whether Stanton would remain with the rebuilding Marlins for another season or accept a trade to St. Louis... Read more

A look back at birthday boy Gallo's 2017 HRs - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

A look back at birthday boy Gallo's 2017 HRs MLB.com Joey Gallo turned 24 on Sunday, but he already ranks as one of the Majors' top producers of eye-popping home runs. The young Rangers slugger entered some elite company with his 41-homer campaign in 2017, becoming one of 21 players to ev... Read more

Matsui 'looking forward' to Ohtani in Majors - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Matsui 'looking forward' to Ohtani in Majors MLB.com Ohtani's MLB status is in a bit of limbo now as a new posting system is worked out (the old posting agreement expired on Oct. 31), but the expectation is that 23-year-old two-way sensation will be on a Major League roster co... Read more

Hideki Matsui excited for Shohei Ohtani in MLB | MLB.com - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Hideki Matsui excited for Shohei Ohtani in MLB | MLB.com MLB.com NEW YORK -- Fewer than 10 Japanese-born players are currently in the Major Leagues. So when a Japanese baseball legend provides insight on the next ... MLB free agency rumors: Yankees 'supreme favorite' for Shoh... Read more

Orioles seeking pitching to make run in '18 - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Orioles seeking pitching to make run in '18 MLB.com The Orioles finished last in the American League East this season, but they're planning to compete -- not rebuild -- in 2018. How do we know? Rather than entertain trade proposals for three-time All-Star third baseman Manny Macha... Read more

3 free agents primed to bounce back in 2018 - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com 3 free agents primed to bounce back in 2018 MLB.com The right-hander's .310 expected wOBA (xwOBA) allowed -- which considers quality of contact, plus strikeouts and walks -- was better than the .320 MLB average for starters in 2017. Among the notable pitchers who posted an xwOBA withi... Read more

Which Hot Stove dominoes will be first to fall? - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Which Hot Stove dominoes will be first to fall? MLB.com We need just one or two dominoes tumbling to get the Hot Stove going. If it's the right guy -- say Jake Arrieta to the Phillies or Lorenzo Cain to the Giants -- it might just start a chain reaction of other deals. For instance, i... Read more

Skills that thrill: 2017 Statcast All-Star Team - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Skills that thrill: 2017 Statcast All-Star Team MLB.com He also puts that athleticism to good use by owning MLB's most elite pop time. Among the 58 catchers who faced at least 10 stolen-base attempts at second, Realmuto's 1.89-second average was tied with San Diego's Austin He... Read more

Trio of free agents primed to bounce back - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Trio of free agents primed to bounce back MLB.com The right-hander's .310 expected wOBA (xwOBA) allowed -- which considers quality of contact, plus strikeouts and walks -- was better than the .320 MLB average for starters in 2017. Among the notable pitchers who posted an xwOBA within ... Read more

Measuring slick: All-Statcast Team dazzles - MLB.com

Sunday 19 November 2017

MLB.com Measuring slick: All-Statcast Team dazzles MLB.com He also puts that athleticism to good use by owning MLB's most elite pop time. Among the 58 catchers who faced at least 10 stolen-base attempts at second, Realmuto's 1.89-second average was tied with San Diego's Austin Hedges ... Read more

MVP Acuna, Braves mates propel Peoria to title - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com MVP Acuna, Braves mates propel Peoria to title MLB.com 3, MLB No. 48) put the Javelinas on the board with a sacrifice fly in the second, and the Braves duo did the rest, putting up crooked numbers in each of the next two frames. Acuna tied things up with an RBI single in the third and two... Read more

Acuna feeds off family, flourishes in Fall League - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com Acuna feeds off family, flourishes in Fall League MLB.com The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then to New York in exchange for Minor League right-hander Nick Rumbelow, the clubs announced Saturday. Sears, a left-hander, wen... Read more

Yanks acquire 2 Minors arms for Rumbelow - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com Yanks acquire 2 Minors arms for Rumbelow MLB.com The Yankees and Mariners have agreed to a deal that will send Minor League pitchers JP Sears and Juan Then to New York in exchange for Minor League right-hander Nick Rumbelow, the clubs announced Saturday. Sears, a left-hander, went 1-2 wit... Read more

MLB Hot Stove: Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit in MLB - CBSSports.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Hot Stove: Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit in MLB CBSSports.com Come Monday, we will finally find out whether Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani will come over to MLB this offseason. The Nippon Ham Fighters want to post him, but MLB and NPB are in the middle... Read more

MLB Hot Stove: Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit ... - CBSSports.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

CBSSports.com MLB Hot Stove: Agent confirms Shohei Ohtani wants to pitch and hit ... CBSSports.com Come Monday, we will finally find out whether Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani will come over to MLB this offseason. The Nippon Ham Fighters want to ... Why money obviously won't be a bi... Read more

Minnesota Twins 2018 MLB draft order set - Twinkie Town

Saturday 18 November 2017

Twinkie Town Minnesota Twins 2018 MLB draft order set Twinkie Town For MLB draft nerds like me, we got a small but well-loved early Christmas present this week, as Major League Baseball released the draft order for the 2018 MLB draft. While the Twins do not have the first overall pick in 2018, or... Read more

Acuna caps sensational year with AFL MVP - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com Acuna caps sensational year with AFL MVP MLB.com Gleyber Torres (Yankees No. 1, MLB No. 1) became the first teenager to win the award in 2016, but Acuna, who turns 20 in December, became the youngest prospect to hold the honor when he was presented with the Joe Black Most Valuable Player ... Read more

Esurance MLB awards are definitely weird - SB Nation

Saturday 18 November 2017

SB Nation Esurance MLB awards are definitely weird SB Nation With the completion of the Esurance MLB awards on Friday night came the completion of the MLB award season. You probably didn't watch. It's probably a majority opinion to not have more than a passing interest in any of the award... Read more

Help wanted: 11 clubs with biggest FA needs - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com Help wanted: 11 clubs with biggest FA needs MLB.com Not all needs are created equal. When the Astros floundered in 2016, they realized they were missing experience. They added Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Josh Reddick, who helped put them in position to go add one final piece on Aug. ... Read more

Adrian Beltre wins MLB Personality of the Year award, still doesn't want you to touch his head - ...

Saturday 18 November 2017

Dallas News (blog) Adrian Beltre wins MLB Personality of the Year award, still doesn't want you to touch his head Dallas News (blog) Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) jokes around as he walks up to bat with his batting helmet on backwards during the fifth inning of their game aga... Read more

MLB Tonight holds 'Tall and Short' draft - MLB.com

Saturday 18 November 2017

MLB.com MLB Tonight holds 'Tall and Short' draft MLB.com In light of the disproportion, MLB Network conducted a mock draft selecting the best players at each inch within that range, extending to 6-foot-7 to include a class featuring American League MVP runner-up Aaron Judge. Drafting was ... Read more
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