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Sources: Pirates sending McCutchen to Giants

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:53:24 GMT

While details of the trade remained vague, sources confirmed Monday that Pittsburgh and San Francisco had reached an agreement.

How Baseball America envisions the White Sox starting lineup of the future

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:57:43 GMT

South Side baseball fans have been projecting the future White Sox lineup for more than a year. Now, the folks at Baseball America have made their own projection.

Detroit Tigers' trades looking better in hindsight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:52:11 GMT

The Giants have acquired five-time All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Now, perhaps, some further perspective can be added to the Detroit Tigers' trades last summer. Over the past few days, the Pirates have unofficially joined the Tigers

Have the Rockies already found their first baseman? Rookie keeping Colorado off the hot stove — for now.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:00:39 GMT

Ryan McMahon carried more bags than he swung bats in a brief major-league stint late last season. As a Rockies' rookie call-up, his job was to follow veterans, in part as ritual introduction and in part as apprenticeship. But the Rockies' rookie slugger, their No. 2 prospect according to Baseball

Report: Blue Jays sign Curtis Granderson to one-year, $5 million deal

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:43:51 GMT

The Blue Jays reportedly signed outfielder Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million deal on Monday night.

Bad money: The worst contract investments on all 30 teams

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:15:01 GMT

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with since 1995 Follow on Twitter This won't come as a shock: Major league teams spend a lot of money on bad contracts. In 2017, 50 players made at least $17.5 million,

DeWitt sees Cards as 'strong' and 'improved,' but fans are unsettled

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:45:00 GMT

At the 60th annual writers' dinner Sunday night, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny arrived at the podium to talk about the season ahead in front of a room filled mostly with true believers or media, and, in his closing remark, he invited the doubters, the skeptics and the critics to pull up a chair.

Hochman: Do Cardinals have an acceptable sense of urgency?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:15:00 GMT

Three more years. “And then,” Yadier Molina said, “I'm done.” The great catcher said it multiple times Monday — when his contract ends after the 2020 season, so will his career. So therefore, Yadi, can you describe the sense of urgency to win in those three years? “Oh, yeah,” he said, flashing his

Carpenter flexible about where he bats, where he plays

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:10:00 GMT

Matt Carpenter was approaching the halfway point of Monday's Winter Warm-Up media session when his cell phone started to sing. “Thank God for my old stomping ground,” crooned country legend and fellow Texas native George Strait from Carpenter's pocket. The veteran infielder reached to silence

Matheny expects Maddux to impact Martinez, other young starters

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:00:00 GMT

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny will have three new coaches this year and while all of them will have major roles in trying to bring the club back to postseason relevance after a two-season dry spell, Matheny thinks new pitching coach Mike Maddux also can have an effect on the postseason awards. “He brings

The Pirates blew it up over the weekend, and not for the last time

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Are you a Pirates fan wondering when the cycle of acquiring prospects to be developed into players who will be traded for more prospects simply because veterans cost money is going to end? This belief is how Gerrit Cole was traded to the Astros even though he wasn't going to be a free agent for another

MLB trade rumors and news for January 16th, 2018

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us up at @mlbdailydish on Twitter or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram. Yowza, the Mets and Cleveland came close to a Jason

MLB hot stove: Brewers' Travis Shaw to Yankees or Mets?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

The latest: Coming off a 98-loss season, the San Francisco Giants have added two big bats to an offense that finished last in the NL last year in runs and homers. Almost a month after acquiring star third baseman Evan Longoria in a trade with Tampa Bay, the Giants dealt for McCutchen, a five-time All-Star

The MLBPA might let MLB implement pace of play without a fight

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT

Rob Manfred wants to enact pace of play changes, and there isn't anything that can be done to stop him from implementing some version of them. Instead of negotiating and trying to gain some kind of concession from Manfred and the owners, however, according to Ken Rosenthal, the MLBPA is considering

Rhys Hoskins on 'surreal' rookie year, position switch, expectations

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:41:40 GMT

A year ago, Rhys Hoskins would have found his summer stretch unfathomable, and he realizes it may never happen again. By Jim Salisbury

Former MVP Morneau to retire with Twins sendoff

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:34:58 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons. More Twins coverage Former MVP Morneau to retire with Twins sendoff Twins sign RHP Addison Reed

Humorous things we learned at Cubs Convention

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:51:19 GMT

Kelly Crull took in the sights and sounds of Cubs Convention and has a few humorous things we learned about the Cubs.

Of 30 MLB teams, only five have yet to expand protective netting down foul lines

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:10:18 GMT

With the Toronto Blue Jays announcing that they will be adding protective netting down foul lines on Monday, 25 of 30 MLB teams have expanded their safety precautions to protect fans from rogue foul balls. Only the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles and Miami

Texas' McCarty makes the clutch scoop layup

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:34:48 GMT

Texas' Brooke McCarty drives to the basket and beats the shot clock to bring Texas within one.

Old, bold and unwilling to fold: Can the Giants make one last run with McCutchen?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:56:48 GMT

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer Close Sports reporter, Kansas City Star, 2002-09 Writer, Baseball, Baseball Prospectus Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus Member, Baseball Writers Association of America Member, Professional Basketball Writers Association Follow on Twitter Did you ever have a year

Nationals re-sign Howie Kendrick for two-years

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:59 GMT

The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical.

Adding Andrew McCutchen, Evan Longoria should help Giants erase remnants of '17 debacle

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:38:36 GMT

Let's start with what should be an obvious statement: Even with newcomers Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria on the roster, the Giants are not better than the Dodgers.  They're still not close, really.  The Dodgers might be the best team in baseball, though the Astros probably still own that

Reliever Addison Reed, Twins finalize $16.75M, 2-year deal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:05:45 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Right-handed reliever Addison Reed and Minnesota have finalized a $16.75 million, two-year contract, putting another pitcher with closing experience in the back of the Twins' bullpen.

Report: Pirates sign Felipe Rivero to four-year contract extension

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:52:18 GMT

The Pirates have reportedly signed reliever Felipe Rivero to a four-year contract extension.

New Cardinals OF Marcell Ozuna takes jab at A's during media event

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:15:39 GMT

You can add Marcell Ozuna to the list of players that is happy to not be playing in Oakland.

Revenge Match: Giants vs Packers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:10:05 GMT

The 2007 Giants upset the Pack in Brett Favre's final game in Green Bay

Arizona Diamondbacks rumors: Manny Machado talk won't go away; J.D Martinez a possibility?

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:02:53 GMT

azcentral sports' Jay Dieffenbach and Dan Bickley discuss the latest with slugger J.D. Martinez in our Shot Clock video. The trade talk surrounding Manny Machado and the Arizona Diamondbacks just won't go away. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reported last week that the Diamondbacks had been

Molina says at the end of his three-year extension, he plans to retire

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:19:00 GMT

Several times this offseason, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and utility fielder Matt Carpenter explored the reasons why Carpenter has excelled when moved to leadoff in recent years — and how it might be time to move again. During sessions with media at Day 3 of the Winter Warm-up on Monday, both Matheny

Matheny leans toward lineup with Carpenter batting third, Fowler leading off

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:19:00 GMT

ST. LOUIS • Repeating a stance that he took into contract negotiations a year ago, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina said he has three more years on his contract and three more years of playing. "Three more years, and that's it," Molina said. The Cardinals catcher attended Day 3 of the team