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Enjoy this five-minute video of Bartolo Colon causing a pigeon feeding frenzy at a park

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:56:55 EDT

Now pigeon in a park near you: Bartolo Colon



Ozuna, Pham give St. Louis unique outfield pop

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:53:58 EDT

On Thursday, St. Louis officially traded a quartet of prospects to Miami for Stanton's former teammate, Marcell Ozuna. The 27-year-old isn't Stanton, but between him and 2017 breakout artist Tommy Pham, the Cardinals now feature arguably the hardest-hitting pair of outfielders in the National League.



Series MVP Springer entering his prime

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Astros outfielder George Springer started for the American League in the All-Star Game and was the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Could the best still be yet to come for him?



SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Finish your holiday shopping at MLBshop.com, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at noon ET.



With trade, A's bring Piscotty closer to home

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:30:28 EDT

The A's and Cardinals completed a trade on Thursday for Stephen Piscotty, who will fill Oakland's need for a right-handed-hitting outfielder.



Don't touch that smile: Hot Stove just starting

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:08:26 EDT

If you love the Hot Stove -- and let's be honest, who doesn't? -- the Winter Meetings delivered the best kind of news. There's more left. Lots more.



MLB Buzz: Machado interest heating up

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:44:12 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.



Assembling a baseball team out of Star Wars characters in celebration of 'The Last Jedi'

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:33:56 EDT

Compiling an All-Star (Wars) team



Glanville sets course to bring social change

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:32:52 EDT

Beginning next month, Doug Glanville will be teaching a class on "Communication, Sports and Social Justice" at Penn's Annenberg School for Communications.



Morning Lineup Podcast: Meetings wrapup

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Anthony Castrovince and Alyson Footer recap the news of the week and also look at big free-agent names still available, when the Red Sox might make a move and the buzz on the trade market.



Leitch: Cards' plans coming to fruition

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:58:06 EDT

What is most remarkable about the trade for Marcell Ozuna is that it might just be the beginning ... and maybe not even the biggest trade they make.



Hot Stove remains on for these 10 clubs

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:42:48 EDT

The dozens upon dozens of remaining free agents will be relieved to hear that baseball's Hot Stove did not, in fact, get shut down when the Winter Meetings wrapped up on Thursday.



Hurlers dominate Rule 5 Draft after OF Reyes goes No. 1

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:04:33 EDT

If you were looking for potential Major League arms, the 2017 Rule 5 Draft was the place to be. Jonathan Mayo examines the results.



Tigers to retire Trammell's No. 3, Morris' No. 47

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:59:15 EDT

The Tigers will retire the jersey numbers of newly elected Hall of Famers Alan Trammell and Jack Morris in separate ceremonies in August, the team announced on Thursday.



Sources: Twins sign veteran closer Rodney

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:09:52 EDT

The Twins found their short-term solution at closer on the final day of the Winter Meetings on Thursday, agreeing to terms with veteran reliever Fernando Rodney on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, with incentives that could push it to $6 million, according to multiple sources. The deal also includes a club option for 2019 with the same terms.



George Springer gave some Houston traffic updates with a local news station

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:29:41 EDT

Springer joins Houston news, updates traffic



Hahn mum on any White Sox-Machado talks

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:53:28 EDT

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn would not comment on his team's trade pursuit of Baltimore third baseman Manny Machado during Thursday morning's media session on the final day of baseball's 2017 Winter Meetings.



Paxton's progression key for Mariners in '18

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:04:39 EDT

Felix Hernandez has anchored the Mariners' rotation as the ace of the staff for the past decade, serving as the club's Opening Day starter for 10 of the past 11 years and establishing himself as one of the top right-handers in MLB.



Odor key to improving Rangers' offense

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The Rangers have spent much time this winter trying to improve their pitching staff. Their offense could use a little help, too, but much of that will have to come from internal improvements and the continued development of their young players.



Upton key cog to vault Halos' offense

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:55 EDT

Three months ago, on the day the Angels were eliminated from postseason contention, manager Mike Scioscia identified one hole that he believed would demand the club's focus this offseason.



Manaea hopes to weigh in with big year for A's

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:13:23 EDT

Sean Manaea's second big league season didn't go according to plan, but the A's still view the big lefty as a frontline man in the making. Manaea figures to slot into the No. 2 spot in the rotation behind right-hander Kendall Graveman, and there's a thought that his potential could soon translate to ace status.



Castrovince: Biggest post-Meetings questions

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:11:07 EDT

Ultimately, these Winter Meetings created more questions than they answered. So let's run through five prominent ones here.



No signs Blue Jays trying to trade Donaldson

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:00:16 EDT

The Blue Jays continue to insist that they are not shopping star third baseman Josh Donaldson, but that hasn't stopped other teams from calling.



Joc, Barnes a hit with kids at holiday party

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:02:16 EDT

Joc Pederson and Austin Barnes fit right in with the 300 local schoolchildren who earned an invitation to the Dodgers' annual Children's Holiday Party on Thursday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.



Source: Cubs, Cishek agree to 2-year deal

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:13:48 EDT

The Cubs continued to bolster their bullpen, agreeing to a two-year contract with veteran right-hander Steve Cishek on Thursday, a source told MLB.com. The deal is pending a physical. The Cubs have not confirmed the deal.



Scouting reports for 2017 Rule 5 Draft picks

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:21 EDT

Though pitchers dominated the Rule 5 Draft, the Tigers kicked things off by spending the top choice on an outfielder. Jim Callis provides scouting reports on all 18 players selected in the big league phase of the draft.



Kinsler trade fuels Angels' fruitful Meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:13:05 EDT

General manager Billy Eppler and his staff now heads back to Southern California with just a few items left on their offseason shopping list.



Winter Meetings shake up fantasy landscape

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:26:35 EDT

While the 2017 Winter Meetings did not present a large volume of major transactions, the moves that were made will alter 2018 fantasy drafts. Owners who hope to stay ahead of their competitors need to look no further for a complete recap of the key moves.



Report: White Sox interested in getting Machado

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:26:23 EDT

When it comes to the potential of trading Orioles star Manny Machado, executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said the Orioles are making "good progress" in meetings with interested teams and gauging what an organization-changing trade would look like.



Astros address biggest need at Meetings

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:41:23 EDT

The Astros addressed their biggest -- and perhaps only -- major need at the Winter Meetings when they signed free-agent right-hander Joe Smith to a two-year, $15 million deal on Thursday, adding a quality arm to their bullpen.



Ozuna acquisition nice counterpunch by Cards

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:56:05 EDT

Giancarlo Stanton's decision to shun the Cardinals by rejecting a trade to St. Louis last week was a gut punch to John Mozeliak and his front office.



Yanks score big at Meetings, but work to do

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:42:34 EDT

As Giancarlo Stanton paraded through the hallways of the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort on Monday afternoon, an untucked pinstriped jersey buttoned over his white dress shirt, the Yankees savored their moment as the toast of this year's Winter Meetings.



2017 Rule 5 Draft results: Pick-by-pick

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:39:08 EDT

The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if they had space on their 40-man roster.



St. Louis, M.O.! Cards get a star, Marcell Ozuna

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:36:35 EDT

Rebuffed by Giancarlo Stanton last week, the Cardinals returned to the Marlins' outfield to find another answer in their search for an offensive upgrade. That pivot brought them to Marcell Ozuna, who the Cardinals believe can fill the middle-of-the-order void that they had initially hoped to plug with Stanton. After gaining momentum in trade talks with Miami on Tuesday, the Cardinals reached an agreement on Wednesday that will bring Ozuna to St. Louis.



Red Sox determined to land big bat

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:52:57 EDT

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski will stay on the grind of trying to find a big bat, which has been elusive so far this offseason.



Costas is baseball's maestro of the diamond

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:50:42 EDT

As soon as the Ford Frick Award was announced, I knew that it would mean more to Bob Costas than any other honor. And it does.



Angels land Kinsler in deal with Tigers

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:19:59 EDT

The Angels made a move to plug the biggest remaining hole on their roster on Wednesday, acquiring veteran second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers in exchange for two Minor League prospects.



Jeter deserves time to forge new era in Miami

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:00:07 EDT

Derek Jeter deserves a chance to show he can do this thing the way he thinks it should be done. Does anyone believe he's enjoying this part of the process? These last few days may be the toughest he'll ever have as Marlins CEO. That's because he understands the importance of talent and how difficult it is to acquire it.



Angels reaffirm confidence in Ohtani's health

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 21:45:45 EDT

Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed on Tuesday that Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in October, which Eppler described as a "preventative" measure.



Cardinals net Munoz, Schrock for Piscotty

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:30:04 EDT

Eight months after signing a six-year contract extension that was described by chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. as a way to ensure Stephen Piscotty would be "a fixture in a Cardinals uniform," the outfielder's tenure in St. Louis has come to an end.



Source: Nats reach 2-year deal with Kintzler

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:37:04 EDT

The Nationals had been quiet through the first three days of the Winter Meetings before they entered the relief-pitcher market in the early hours of Thursday morning. Washington has agreed to a two-year deal to bring back right-hander Brandon Kintzler, a source told MLB.com.



Craig Counsell once got robbed of a hit by Garth Brooks and released the next day

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:45:28 EDT

Garth Brooks once robbed Counsell of a hit



The latest on the Hosmer market

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:12:23 EDT

Free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has been linked to the Padres this week, but his agent, Scott Boras, would not comment directly on those rumors as he addressed reporters on a variety of topics at the Winter Meetings. Royals general manager Dayton Moore has said he is still holding out hope that Kansas City could possibly re-sign Hosmer, even though the team is in rebuilding mode.



Jeff Luhnow's 'GM 111' license plate served as inspiration for the Astros' rebuild

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:26:06 EDT

Luhnow's license plate served as Astros' inspiration