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Sun, 4 Dec 2016 11:02:21 EDTFormer 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 20:00:00 EDTFree 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:
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:55:06 EDTThe Dodgers are close to re-signing left-hander Rich Hill, one of the top free-agent starters this offseason, sources confirmed to MLB.com.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 21:51:13 EDTHere'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.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:38:38 EDTPrices 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:10:26 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 17:48:41 EDTBlue Jays right-hander Marcus Stroman announced on Saturday that he plans to pitch for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:35:01 EDTIn 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:22:34 EDTThe Hot Stove season is underway, and we keep you up to date with the latest free-agent news, trade buzz, rumors and more.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:23:27 EDTThe MLB and MLBPA announced details of the new Basic Agreement, which expires on Dec. 1, 2021.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:39:49 EDTYou 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.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 01:38:55 EDTThe Cubs are World Series champions! Get T-shirts, caps, jerseys, sweatshirts and more official merchandise from the MLBshop.com.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:39:05 EDTMore 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 MLB.com. The team has not confirmed the deal.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 15:15:18 EDTTigers 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.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 00:39:21 EDTStay on top of all the offseason moves with the MLB.com Hot Stove Tracker, which updates with the latest free-agent signings and trades.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:18:33 EDTThe Braves signed left-hander Jacob Lindgren to a one-year deal on Sunday, the terms of the which were not disclosed.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:56:10 EDTIf 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 23:30:47 EDTBen Zobrist honored in Tennessee with a parade
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:31:32 EDTThrough 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.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:42:06 EDTCheck out MLBPipeline.com's updated Top 100 list for the 2016 season, including breakdowns by team and position.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:35:41 EDTThere'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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 19:47:14 EDTJerry 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 22:00:55 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 18:37:39 EDTPhils celebrate holidays with Phanta Claus
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:33:49 EDTThe 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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 13:46:20 EDTWatch Beltran's amazing '04 Astros October
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:05:40 EDT10 of the best MiLB promos from 2016
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:04:38 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:21:05 EDTLeBron's best shot ever? In a Cubs uniform!
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:42:34 EDTJoey 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:30:57 EDTFor 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:18:43 EDTAngels slugger Albert Pujols underwent foot surgery Friday to release his right plantar fascia.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 22:08:42 EDTUnable 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 23:05:42 EDTTyson 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:58:54 EDTThirty-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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:49:49 EDTBaseball'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.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 10:45:00 EDTDodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt talks about strikeouts in this week's Q&A.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:00:00 EDTWith 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:20 EDTTrade rumors swirling around Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen appear to be heating up, with the 2016 Winter Meetings set for next week.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:29 EDTNorris provides Werth with beard competition
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:56:56 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:18:29 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:00:20 EDTThe D-backs have agreed to terms with catcher Jeff Mathis on a two-year, $4 million contract, a baseball source confirmed on Friday night.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:05:32 EDTAs 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:56:47 EDTAs 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 16:27:38 EDTIt 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:00:53 EDTFree Agent Matrix: Who will sign Encarnacion?
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:54:44 EDTThe Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Brian Duensing.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:50:53 EDTInitially, 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:49:37 EDTStraight 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:15:43 EDTBlue 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 17:45:42 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:30:00 EDTRevisit 10 big Hot Stove splashes since 2000
Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:43:20 EDTPlenty 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:53:34 EDTThe Padres continued their youth movement Friday, parting ways with catcher Derek Norris in exchange for Nationals pitching prospect Pedro Avila.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:10:16 EDTThe Nationals did not tender a contract with Ben Revere on Friday, ending his Washington career after one season and making him a free agent.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 20:16:29 EDTBaseball'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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:25:07 EDTPerhaps 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:55:00 EDTFresh 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 19:43:26 EDTThe 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:05:15 EDTBefore 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:10:18 EDTStop 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.
Fri, 2 Dec 2016 10:57:39 EDTGeorge Springer is on the United States' provisional roster for the 2017 World Baseball Classic, sources told MLB.com's Jon Morosi on Friday, and the Astros' right fielder is reportedly strongly considering playing.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:54:00 EDTBrian 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.