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Selig, 9 others await call from Hall (MLBN, 6 p.m. ET)

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:02:21 EDT

Former Commissioner Bud Selig said this week that he's "superstitious" about his pending candidacy for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. MLB's ninth Commissioner is one of 10 greats on the ballot under consideration by the 16-person Today's Game Era Committee.

Biggest free-agent deals in Winter Meetings history

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:00:00 EDT

Free agency has delivered plenty of action at the annual convention over the years. Here's a look at times when free agency had the biggest impact on the Winter Meetings:

Sources: Dodgers, Hill close to 3-year deal

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:55:06 EDT

The Dodgers are close to re-signing left-hander Rich Hill, one of the top free-agent starters this offseason, sources confirmed to

Reign here, GMs: Add some very shiny pros!

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:51:13 EDT

Here's why this year's Winter Meetings could deliver excitement for every franchise: Competitive balance has changed the game. It's not just that every team now has a chance to compete. It's also that every team feels the pressure to compete. These are the seven teams to keep an eye on.

Get best seats for WBC in Miami, San Diego

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:38:38 EDT

Prices begin as low as $60/$78 for a full strip of World Baseball Classic tickets in Miami and San Diego. You will receive better seats and lower prices than fans who buy tickets game by game.

Several teams showing interest in Sale

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:10:26 EDT

The Nationals continue to be involved in trade talks for White Sox ace Chris Sale, as well as for Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, sources told FOX Sports on Saturday.

Stroman intends to pitch for USA in Classic

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:48:41 EDT

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman announced on Saturday that he plans to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Revitalized Rose enjoys new chapter

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:35:01 EDT

In addition to signing autographs, conducting question-and-answer sessions with Reds broadcasters and mingling with fans, Pete Rose had another duty at Redsfest over the weekend: having his measurements taken. No, Rose is not being fitted for a new suit. Rather, the sculptor who is designing a statue of the Reds great, which will be unveiled on Crosley Terrace next season, is meticulous.

Rumor Roundup: Trumbo slugging at Coors?

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:22:34 EDT

The Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.

Details of MLB, MLBPA labor agreement

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:23:27 EDT

The MLB and MLBPA announced details of the new Basic Agreement, which expires on Dec. 1, 2021.

10 bold predictions for Winter Meetings

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:39:49 EDT

You never know what's going to happen at the Winter Meetings, but that shouldn't stop anyone from looking into the future and predict what might.

Shop for Cubs World Series champs gear!

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:38:55 EDT

The Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the

Sources: Beltran returning to Houston in 2017

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:39:05 EDT

More than a decade after his memorable postseason performance for the Astros helped vault him to stardom, Carlos Beltran is returning to Houston for 2017 after agreeing Saturday to a one-year, $16 million contract with a full no-trade clause, a source confirmed to The team has not confirmed the deal.

Miggy open to trade but wants to stay in Detroit

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:15:18 EDT

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera told Venezuelan reporters on Saturday that he would like to remain with the club, but he would not stand in the way of a trade if it benefits both sides.

Hot Stove Tracker: Free agents and trades

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 00:39:21 EDT

Stay on top of all the offseason moves with the Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.

Braves sign reliever Lindgren to 1-year deal

Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:18:33 EDT

The Braves signed left-hander Jacob Lindgren to a one-year deal on Sunday, the terms of the which were not disclosed.

12 teams with the prospects to make big moves

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:56:10 EDT

If recent history is any indication, some prominent prospects will change addresses at the Winter Meetings. We present you with a dozen teams who have designs on contending in 2017 and could use some of their prospects as ammunition to help their cause.

Holiday parade grand marshal Ben Zobrist was honored with his own day in Tennessee

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:30:47 EDT

Ben Zobrist honored in Tennessee with a parade

The best Winter Meetings trades of all time

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:31:32 EDT

Through the years, we've seen some fantastic wheeling and dealing at the Meetings, and there's no reason to believe 2015 will be any different. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the biggest trades in Winter Meetings history -- a list that includes its share of Hall of Famers and Hall-of-Famers-to-be. Updated Top 100 Prospects list

Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:42:06 EDT

Check out's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.

Maddon: 'Now we have the experience'

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:35:41 EDT

There's never a dull moment with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, and Friday night's program at my grandfather's museum -- the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center in Little Falls, N.J. -- was certainly no exception.

Mariners bolster bullpen with Rzepczynski, Fien

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:47:14 EDT

Jerry Dipoto dipped into the free-agent ranks for the first time this offseason on Saturday, as the Mariners finalized contracts with two veteran relievers -- lefty Marc Rzepczynski and right-hander Casey Fien.

A's match donations for Oakland fire victims

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:00:55 EDT

The A's announced Saturday night that they are matching donations up to $30,000 for those affected by the deadly fire that broke out inside a warehouse in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood overnight Friday.

Phils celebrate holidays with Phanta Claus

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:37:39 EDT

Phils celebrate holidays with Phanta Claus

Hamilton healed, hitting and ready for 2017

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:33:49 EDT

The strained left oblique that wiped out most of the final month of Billy Hamilton's 2016 season is fully healed after he fully rested through October. But the Reds' center fielder didn't feel that the injury and the time off has stunted the progress he made as a hitter during the second half.

Watch Beltran's amazing '04 Astros October

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:46:20 EDT

Watch Beltran's amazing '04 Astros October

10 of the best MiLB promos from 2016

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:05:40 EDT

10 of the best MiLB promos from 2016

Non-tendered players hit free-agent market

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:04:38 EDT

The MLB non-tender deadline came and went on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, and 30 Major League teams had to decide whether to extend contract offers to their arbitration-eligible players (as well as players who are not yet arbitration-eligible but are on the 40-man roster) for the 2017 season.

LeBron's best shot ever? In a Cubs uniform!

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:21:05 EDT

LeBron's best shot ever? In a Cubs uniform!

Votto says he won't waive no-trade clause

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:42:34 EDT

Joey Votto certainly gets it. As long as the Reds first baseman keeps producing while signed to a monster contract for a small-market club, his name will come up in trade rumors and trade suggestions each offseason.

Amazing facts about Today's Game HOF candidates

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:30:57 EDT

For those players who are fortunate enough to see their names considered again, years after they fell off the ballot administered by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, the Veterans Committee can reignite Hall of Fame hopes that were long thought to be dormant.

Pujols undergoes right foot surgery

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:18:43 EDT

Angels slugger Albert Pujols underwent foot surgery Friday to release his right plantar fascia.

Brewers non-tender NL HR champ Carter

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:08:42 EDT

Unable to find a trade partner for slugger Chris Carter, the Brewers on Friday took the expected, but nonetheless unprecedented, step of nontendering a reigning league home run champion.

SD's Ross non-tendered, now a free agent

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:05:42 EDT

Tyson Ross' tenure with the Padres came to an abrupt and thoroughly surprising end on Friday, as the injured right-hander was among six players who were not tendered a contract by the club.

List of non-tendered players

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:58:54 EDT

Thirty-five players were added to the free agent pool Friday when their teams did not offer 2016 contracts before the 8 p.m. ET non-tender deadline.

MLB, MLBPA officially unveil new CBA

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:49:49 EDT

Baseball's new five-year labor agreement addresses topics ranging from nutrition and travel to minimum salaries and random drug tests, in addition to an array of previously reported changes.

Q&A: Honeycutt on the art of the strikeout

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:45:00 EDT

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt talks about strikeouts in this week's Q&A.

Who needs what? A primer to the Meetings

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:00:00 EDT

With the Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in National Harbor, Md., these are the 10 biggest holes contending teams still need to fill this offseason.

Amid Cutch rumors, recall 10 MVP deals

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:20 EDT

Trade rumors swirling around Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen appear to be heating up, with the 2016 Winter Meetings set for next week.

With the acquisition of Derek Norris, the Nats have given Jayson Werth a worthy beard competitor

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDT

Norris provides Werth with beard competition

Phils join list pursuing slugger Martinez

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:56:56 EDT

The list of potential destinations for Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez keeps growing as the Winter Meetings near. So, too, does the potential motivation for Detroit to trade him.

Norris returns to Nats in deal with Padres

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:18:29 EDT

The Nationals have filled their void at catcher, completing a trade with the Padres on Friday afternoon, acquiring Derek Norris in exchange for Minor League right-hander Pedro Avila.

Source: D-backs sign Mathis, non-tender Castillo

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:00:20 EDT

The D-backs have agreed to terms with catcher Jeff Mathis on a two-year, $4 million contract, a baseball source confirmed on Friday night.

CC: Knee good, Yanks looking to build on '16 finish

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:05:32 EDT

As CC Sabathia approaches what could be his final season with the Yankees, he feels healthy following recent right knee surgery and upbeat about the potential of his team.

Arrieta among 4 Cubs headed to arbitration

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:56:47 EDT

As expected, the Cubs on Friday tendered contracts to all four of their arbitration-eligible players, including Jake Arrieta. But they non-tendered four pre-arbitration players to make room on the 40-man roster ahead of next week's Winter Meetings.

Papi talks retirement, future work with Red Sox

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:27:38 EDT

It has been 53 days since David Ortiz swung his bat for the final time in a Major League game. At least at this stage, the slugger is basking in retirement while at the same time staying in-tuned with the game he loves so much.

Free Agent Matrix: Where will Edwin Encarnacion land in 2017?

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:00:53 EDT

Free Agent Matrix: Who will sign Encarnacion?

Cubs sign lefty Duensing to 1-year contract

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:54:44 EDT

The Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Brian Duensing.

deGrom past elbow woes, sees 'window' for title

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:50:53 EDT

Initially, it hurt Jacob deGrom to snap his fingers. So deGrom, coming off surgery to displace a nerve in his right elbow, did what any curious pitcher would do. He continued snapping the fingers on his right hand until one day, finally, the pain disappeared.

Fowler, Chapman keep tabs on talks from afar

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:49:37 EDT

Straight from the euphoria of being part of perhaps the most historic championship team of all-time to the reality of free agency, closer Aroldis Chapman and center fielder Dexter Fowler are having some fun in the sun this weekend at David Ortiz's Celebrity Golf Classic.

Stroman hoping Encarnacion, Bautista return

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:43 EDT

Blue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman has some familiar company at David Ortiz's charity golf tournament this weekend. Two hitters who have backed him throughout his career are also in attendance -- Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. But unlike Stroman, who remains with Toronto, Encarnacion and Bautista are two of the biggest bats on the free-agent market. It pains Stroman to think about his friends in that light.

Rangers in on trade talks leading to Meetings

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:45:42 EDT

The Rangers head into the Winter Meetings still focused on starting pitching, and general manager Jon Daniels said they were more involved in trade discussions than pursuit of free agents.

Revisit 10 big Hot Stove splashes since 2000

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:30:00 EDT

Revisit 10 big Hot Stove splashes since 2000

How much will J.D.'s defense affect trade value?

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:43:20 EDT

Plenty of teams are interested in J.D. Martinez, because his bat is legitimately stellar and his contract his reasonable. But what sort of defender will they be getting? It's a big open question, so let's help them dig in and figure it out.

Padres land prospect Avila, send Norris to Nats

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:34 EDT

The Padres continued their youth movement Friday, parting ways with catcher Derek Norris in exchange for Nationals pitching prospect Pedro Avila.

Revere a free agent as Nats non-tender contract

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:10:16 EDT

The Nationals did not tender a contract with Ben Revere on Friday, ending his Washington career after one season and making him a free agent.

Labor deal to cut A's revenue-sharing funds

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:16:29 EDT

Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement will have significant monetary implications on the A's, who should be further motivated to build a new ballpark after learning of the deal's terms.

Jones: Buck should have used Britton in WC Game

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:25:07 EDT

Perhaps because Adam Jones considers Buck Showalter one of his best friends in baseball, the Orioles' center fielder felt he could be candid about the manager's much-scrutinized decision not to deploy Zach Britton in the American League Wild Card Game against the Blue Jays this past October.

Asdrubal to play for Venezuela in Classic

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:00 EDT

Fresh off one of the best seasons of his career, Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is set to represent his native Venezuela in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

Nats keeping center field options open

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:43:26 EDT

The Nationals have been connected to Andrew McCutchen recently, but the team is reportedly keeping its options open as it searches for an outfielder and right-handed bat.

Hanley announces plan to play in '17 Classic

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:05:15 EDT

Before trying to get the Red Sox back to the postseason, Hanley Ramirez plans on helping the Dominican Republic defend its championship in the World Baseball Classic. After experiencing the thrill of playing for the DR's title-winning team three years ago, Ramirez confirmed Friday from David Ortiz's charity golf tournament that he plans on suiting up again for his country.

Time for Reds, Votto to weigh options

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:10:18 EDT

Stop us if you've heard this one before: It's time for the Reds to seriously think about trading Joey Votto. For real, this time. If that sounds familiar, that's because it should.

Sources: Springer on US provisional roster for WBC

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:57:39 EDT

George Springer is on the United States' provisional roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told's Jon Morosi on Friday, and the Astros' right fielder is reportedly strongly considering playing.

Cashman: Yanks plotting course for offseason

Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:54:00 EDT

Brian Cashman spent part of his Friday morning strapping in for practice rappels down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building, and his annual participation in the city's "Heights and Lights" festival served an apt analogy with the Yankees' general manager preparing to jump ahead with his offseason business in advance of next week's Winter Meetings.