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Thanksgetting: Week of meals, deals ahead?

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:17:05 EDT

The week ahead leads us to the festive and filling holiday of Thanksgiving, when we show gratitude for family and friends and food and everything else we're lucky enough to enjoy.

Cardinals make trade offer for Stanton

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:16:19 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

Hot Stove dominoes that might be ready to fall

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:55:41 EDT

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.

Broadcasters reflect on most memorable calls

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:51:17 EDT

Most baseball fans readily acknowledge that the broadcasters who call the games of their favorite teams are almost like members of their family.

10 pitchers who deserved better results in '17

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:00:00 EDT

When it comes to winning games, the only thing that matters is the outcome. Did you let that runner score? Did you hit that home run? If not, if the runs don't get on (or stay off) the board, then what might have happened, or should have happened, doesn't really matter. You don't win games based on hypotheticals.

Dress like a champion! Get Astros title gear

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 00:01:16 EDT

Check out Astros World Series champions gear at and celebrate the first title in franchise history with official T-shirts, hoodies, caps and much more.

MLB Buzz: Talks continue over Ohtani's status

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:02:38 EDT

The Hot Stove is open for business, and news, trade buzz and rumors are in full swing. Here's the latest from around the big leagues.

5 reasons why Hosmer is drawing interest

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Eric Hosmer could earn the biggest contract of any free-agent hitter on the market this offseason.

Verlander, Eminem rep Detroit at SNL

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:04:15 EDT

Verlander, Eminem rep Detroit at SNL

Eagles or Cowboys? Trout, Smyly debate

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:32:59 EDT

Eagles or Cowboys? Trout, Smyly debate

Santana a draw for teams seeking 1B or DH

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:50:10 EDT

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's Jon Paul Morosi, remain interested in 31-year-old slugger Carlos Santana.

Matsui 'looking forward' to Ohtani in Majors

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:23:08 EDT

After hosting a baseball clinic on Sunday for youth players at Columbia University's Robertson Field at Satow Stadium, Hideki Matsui gave his thoughts on young star Shohei Ohtani and how involved the former outfielder, now special advisor to the Yankees, wants to be in the rookie's baseball career.

A look back at birthday boy Gallo's 2017 HRs

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:47:05 EDT

Joey Gallo turned 24 on Sunday, but he already ranks as one of the Majors' top producers of eye-popping home runs.

Watch Prince bust a move at Andrus' wedding

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:27:47 EDT

Watch Prince bust a move at Andrus' wedding

Say cheese-cake: MLB Thanksgiving recipes are back!

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:11:34 EDT

Thanksgiving falls at a perfect time on the baseball calendar, right on the heels of the World Series and awards season. It's an ideal time for players and fans to catch their collective breath before the Hot Stove burns bright again during the Winter Meetings.

Relive 11 of the most unique and entertaining home run celebrations of 2017

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

11 of the most entertaining homer celebrations of '17

Aaron Judge hung out with J. Cole and we can't tell who was luckier

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:58:00 EDT

Aaron Judge and J. Cole pose for a photo

Measuring slick: All-Statcast Team dazzles

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:00:54 EDT

In the world of Statcast, the 2017 season saw Aaron Judge and Byron Buxton smashing records, but they weren't the only ones.

10 standouts from AFL championship game

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:15:04 EDT

Jim Callis identifies 10 prospects who stood out in the Arizona Fall League championship game.

GIF ideas: How would GMs react to deals?

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:00:58 EDT

GIF ideas: How would GMs react to deals?

David Freese introduced his dog and newborn son to one another and it was too precious for words

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:13:23 EDT

Freese introduces his new baby son to pet dog

Orioles seeking pitching to make run in '18

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:05:44 EDT

The Orioles finished last in the American League East this season, but they're planning to compete -- not rebuild -- in 2018.

Trio of free agents primed to bounce back

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:00:00 EDT

A player's value in free agency often comes down, in large part, to timing.

Acuna caps sensational year with AFL MVP

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 14:36:20 EDT

As the 2017 season comes to a close, Ronald Acuna has one more piece of hardware to add to his trophy case. The Braves' No. 1 prospect was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League after he hit .325/.414/.639 and led the league with seven homers in 23 games for the Peoria Javelinas.

Pederson leads USC Trojans onto field

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 22:36:30 EDT

Pederson leads USC Trojans onto field

Eflin surprises kids at annual CBP sleepover

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:02:47 EDT

Zach Eflin, Gabe Kapler and Matt Klentak surprised eight children taking a break from their cancer treatments and other illnesses with family and friends to attend the annual sleepover Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Verlander, Upton star on 'The Tonight Show'

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:41:06 EDT

Verlander, Upton star on 'The Tonight Show'

Awards season puts a bow on eventful 2017

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:07:00 EDT

Awards season has become its own entity on the Major League Baseball calendar. It's not as emotionally exhausting as the postseason and not as imagination stoking as the Hot Stove season. It provides an opportunity not just to reward those who stood out during the just-completed campaign, but to reflect on the bigger picture of the year that was.

Yanks interview Dodgers 3B coach Woodward

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:43:57 EDT

The Yankees' wide-ranging managerial search continued on Saturday afternoon when they interviewed Chris Woodward, the third-base coach for the National League-champion Dodgers, for the vacant position.

Help wanted: 11 clubs with biggest FA needs

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:45:41 EDT

You can't get everything you need in the offseason, but you better fill the holes you have then, or it could be a long season.

After MVP year, Stanton's future unsettled

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:31:37 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

5 reasons Davis is a top free-agent closer

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 20:00:00 EDT

Free agency is underway, and before the dominos start to fall into place, is here to help you see some of the biggest names available on the open market this offseason through a more focused lens.

Filia hauls in awards, gems in AFL title game

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:37:32 EDT

It was a busy day for Mariners No. 24 prospect Eric Filia. After the 25-year-old received the AFL's Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award, he made two great defensive plays to help propel Peoria to the AFL championship.

Yanks acquire 2 Minors arms for Rumbelow

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:16:08 EDT

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.

You'll literally love MLB Award winners' remarks

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:58:42 EDT

Capping a remarkable 2017 in Major League Baseball and wrapping up awards season, the Esurance MLB Awards are being given out live on MLB Network and simulcast on

POTD: Jackie Bradley Jr. took an adorable selfie with his daughter while watching 'Moana'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:57:35 EDT

JBJ, daughter enjoying offseason & 'Moana'

Ohtani can pitch, but don't sleep on his bat

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:55 EDT

Ohtani can pitch, but don't sleep on his bat

Acuna feeds off family, flourishes in Fall League

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:28:23 EDT

In an AFL finale loaded with top prospects, no player will draw more attention than Atlanta Braves 19-year-old outfield phenom Ronald Acuna.

Altuve tops all as MLB's Best Major Leaguer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:58:57 EDT

Jose Altuve's Astros teammates don't talk much about his batting titles or All-Star appearances or 200-hit seasons.

Let's recall the best fan catch of the 2017 MLB season

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:06:02 EDT

Recalling the best fan catch of 2017

MVP Acuna, Braves mates propel Peoria to title

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 18:18:24 EDT

Braves prospects Ronald Acuna and Alex Jackson combined to go 4-for-8 with six RBIs as Peoria claimed the AFL Championship with an 8-2 win over Mesa on Saturday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium.

Podcast: Who has prospects to deal for Stanton?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:23:02 EDT

On this week's Pipeline Podcast, Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis discuss the AFL title game, their picks for Fall League MVP, teams with the prospects to trade for Giancarlo Stanton and the prospects the Mariners gave up in two trades.

Yanks interview Boone for manager opening

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:42 EDT

The author of one of the most memorable moments in Yankees postseason history was the latest to interview for their managerial opening. Aaron Boone became the most recent candidate to interview with New York on Friday morning, as general manager Brian Cashman continues the club's search after a brief pause for the GM Meetings this week.

MLB Award winners: 3 Best Moments inspire

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:38:59 EDT

Every season has them, the rare moments when the numbers on the scoreboard seem to matter less. We're talking about the great moments that transcend baseball, the ones that pepper highlight reels for generations, more for their backstory and the impact they'll have on a player, a team, a community, going forward.

Indians' streak, Tumpane's heroics honored

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:43:57 EDT

The Indians' 22-game winning streak, a national phenomenon as the wins piled up, has been honored with an Esurance MLB Award for the Best Trending Topic category. Umpire John Tumpane, who helped save a woman's life on the Roberto Clemente Bridge prior to calling the Rays vs. Pirates game on June 28 at PNC Park, was also honored.

Can robot jump higher than Bryce Harper?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:06:28 EDT

Can robot jump higher than Bryce Harper?

MLB Tonight holds 'Tall and Short' draft

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:00:19 EDT

This year's MVP winners presented an incredibly unique disparity in height. In fact, since the Baseball Writers Association of America began awarding the MVP, no winner had been taller than Giancarlo Stanton at 6-foot-6 or shorter than Jose Altuve at 5-foot-6.

Jeter takes part in Marlins' turkey distribution

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:40:20 EDT

Friday marked the Marlins' annual Turkey Distribution Day, and lending a helping hand was Derek Jeter, the organization's new chief executive officer.

Reds sign two outfielders to Minors deals

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:11:04 EDT

The Reds signed a pair of outfielders, Mason Williams and Rosell Herrera, to Minor League contracts on Friday and invited both to Major League camp at Spring Training.

Williams joins A's staff as third-base coach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:45:18 EDT

Longtime Major Leaguer Matt Williams, who enjoyed a managerial stint with the Nationals from 2014-15, has signed on to join the A's staff as the third-base coach.

Bregman enjoys life as World Series champ

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EDT

The Astros certainly have been active in the two weeks since their World Series triumph over the Dodgers. No player, though, has been living it up as much as 23-year-old third baseman Alex Bregman, who might as well print some "U.S. Tour 2017" t-shirts.

Josh Reddick Field accessible to all kids

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:32:35 EDT

Josh Reddick Field accessible to all kids

Astros reap MLB Awards with seven winners

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:20:37 EDT

The grand finale of awards season culminated on Friday with the big reveal of this year's Esurance MLB Awards winners. The Astros swept through myriad categories as the most nominated team in baseball. They also won the most awards, topping all 29 other clubs with seven.

Altuve wins MLB Award for Best Major Leaguer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:58:01 EDT

Right in the middle of everything good that happened to the Astros was second baseman Jose Altuve, who capped a dominant regular season with an equally impressive October, helping his team win the first World Series championship in club history. Altuve earned every bit of individual glory that came his way, including the AL MVP Award, the Players Choice Awards for Player of the Year and AL Most Outstanding Player and, as announced on Friday, the Esurance MLB Award for Best Major Leaguer.

Judge honored with MLB Award for Best Rookie

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:08:47 EDT

Aaron Judge has continued to rack up the accolades for his special season, the latest of which came Friday night when he won the Esurance MLB Award for Best Rookie. He wins the award over other finalists like Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers and Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox.

Beltre wins Personality of Year in MLB Awards

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:50:46 EDT

The baseball world saw on July 30 why Adrian Beltre, the newest member of the 3,000-hit club, has been selected as the Personality of the Year in the Esurance MLB Awards.

Verlander, Altuve named playoffs' finest

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:44:11 EDT

Astros teammates Jose Altuve and Justin Verlander capped Houston's history-making season as co-winners of the Esurance MLB Award for Best Major Leaguer, Postseason.

Arenado snags two Esurance MLB Awards

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:00:59 EDT

Nolan Arenado was the big winner for the Rockies on Friday night as he captured a pair of Esurance MLB Awards while teammate Chad Bettis also took home one.

Votto wins Best Player-Fan Interaction Award

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:42:28 EDT

It was a dream moment for any baseball-loving child. A six-year-old boy, Walter Herbert, was sitting in the front row of a Mets-Reds game on Aug. 31, and his favorite player, Joey Votto, hit a home run in the seventh inning of a 7-2 Reds win.

Kluber, Jackson win MLB Awards

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:30:49 EDT

Corey Kluber, who won his second career AL Cy Young Award on Thursday, beat out finalists Max Scherzer (the National League Cy Young winner) and Justin Verlander for the Best Pitcher award, which began with nine nominees. Outfielder Austin Jackson -- now a free agent -- took home the award for Best Play, Defense, for his incredible catch on Aug. 1 at Fenway Park.

Call of Altuve HR by Buck, Smoltz nets award

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:54:23 EDT

It was one of the most thrilling plays of a thrilling World Series, and the pair that gave voice to it were honored at the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards.

Rendon earns MLB Award for Best Performance

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:51:36 EDT

On April 30, Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs, pacing the Nationals' offense in a 23-5 victory over the Mets. That record-setting day has earned Rendon the Esurance MLB Award for Best Performance.

MVP: Stanton by a nose, Altuve towers over AL

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:16:36 EDT

Always a premier power threat, Giancarlo Stanton became the first player in Marlins team history to be honored with the National League Most Valuable Player Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Thursday.

Welcome to the First Annual Barbawards

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:45:19 EDT

Welcome to the First Annual Barbawards

Longtime exec Hart leaves Braves

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:50:01 EDT

Atlanta Braves Senior Advisor John Hart has stepped down from his position, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities outside the organization.

Nine free agents reject qualifying offers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:48:22 EDT

All nine free agents whose teams extended them qualifying offers for the 2018 season rejected the offer.

Judge congratulates Altuve on MVP Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:02:04 EDT

Judge congratulates Altuve on MVP Award

Acuna or Robles? What execs, AFL players say

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:09:38 EDT

Jonathan Mayo asked players in the Fall League and team executives to see if they preferred the Braves' Ronald Acuna or the Nationals' Victor Robles.

A's could tweak 40-man roster for Rule 5 Draft

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:10:33 EDT

The A's will be tasked with more 40-man roster housekeeping in the coming days should they want to protect any players from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

Stanton's home runs could scale Everest

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:01:35 EDT

Stanton's home runs could scale Everest

Votto 2nd in historically tight MVP vote

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:43:35 EDT

Reds first baseman Joey Votto finished second in the vote for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. In voting revealed on Thursday, the Baseball Writers' Association of America named Giancarlo Stanton the winner of the award, with Paul Goldschmidt finishing third.

Voters get it right in competitive MVP races

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:33:32 EDT

This turned out to be one of the more fascinating MVP votes in recent memory, but it wasn't in the league that I expected.

Manfred: Posting, rule changes moving forward

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:44:12 EDT

Commissioner Rob Manfred called this week's owners meetings "productive" as he addressed the media Thursday afternoon, bringing to conclusion a busy week that began with the General Managers Meetings.

DYK: Altuve, Stanton cap impressive seasons

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:10:35 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Altuve's first career MVP Awards mark the perfect capstone to their historic seasons. How historic were these two players' campaigns? Here are some facts and figures you should know about the 2017 MVP's.

Kate Upton's workout: Push Verlander uphill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:16:12 EDT

Kate Upton's workout: Push Verlander uphill

Which MLB player would you invite to your Thanksgiving dinner?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:16:37 EDT

Which MLBer would you invite to your Thanksgiving?

Boddicker shares unusual link with Kershaw

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:26:19 EDT

First, I sent Mike Boddicker this text: "Hi Mike, long time no talk. Wanted to do a little story on the connection that you and Clayton Kershaw share. You have a minute to catch up?"

Steinbrenner: Next prospect wave at doorstep

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:37:17 EDT

It was one year ago this month that Yankees managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner said that his expectation was for Aaron Judge to become the starting right fielder in The Bronx, a plan that worked out exceptionally well for all parties involved.

November reign: Altuve wins AL MVP Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 22:13:59 EDT

It has already been quite a month for Jose Altuve, who won a World Series title, a Player Choice Award, an AL Silver Slugger Award and, on Thursday, his first AL MVP Award.

Competitive Balance rounds set for 2018 Draft

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:26:53 EDT

The Competitive Balance rounds for the 2018 Draft -- at the ends of the first and second rounds -- have been set. Eight teams will pick in Competitive Balance Round A, while six will make selections in Competitive Balance Round B.

Mark Bowman: Why I put Bryant 1st on my ballot

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:04:05 EDT

Moments after Giancarlo Stanton was named National League MVP and the individual ballots were released, my Twitter feed filled a rash of opinions regarding my decision to give a first-place vote to last year's winner Kris Bryant.

Stanton fishes out close vote, wins NL MVP

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 20:11:30 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton elevated his game in 2017, and now he stands alone atop the National League. Stanton won the NL Most Valuable Player Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) on Thursday night. The four-time All-Star right fielder is the first player in Marlins history to claim the NL's highest honor.

Judge places 2nd for AL MVP behind Altuve

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:39:13 EDT

Aaron Judge's remarkable season of "All Rise" yielded a unanimous selection as the winner of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award in the American League, but the Yankees slugger finished as the runner-up to the Astros' Jose Altuve for the AL Most Valuable Player Award, which was announced Thursday on MLB Network. The Indians' Jose Ramirez finished third.

Scherzer, Kluber win 3rd, 2nd Cy prizes

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:12:40 EDT

No strangers to the Cy Young Award, Max Scherzer and Corey Kluber once again proved themselves as aces among aces in 2017. Now, they're back atop baseball's pitching totem pole.

The 10 HRs we'll remember most from '17

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:00 EDT

The 10 HRs we'll remember most from '17

Here's an adorable photo of little Giancarlo Stanton long before he became NL MVP

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:03:54 EDT

POTD: Adorable little Stanton long before NL MVP

Here's how Jose Altuve utilized his five tools -- and maybe a sixth -- to coast to the AL MVP Award

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 21:10:18 EDT

Jose Altuve used his five tools to earn AL MVP Award

Morning Lineup Podcast: MLB Awards

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:13:07 EDT

Anthony Castrovince and Richard Justice recap the 2017 MLB Awards. Plus, Jessica Kleinschmidt joins the guys to talk about Best Fan Moment, Best Performance and more.

Lupica: Mussina belongs in the Hall of Fame

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 22:59:37 EDT

Mike Mussina, in his own quiet and professional and immensely talented way, was not just one of the great pitchers of his time. He is one of the great pitchers of all time.