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Finding the best free-agent fits for Hosmer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:04:50 EDT

Where will Eric Hosmer call home in 2018? There's a few clear fits, yet with a glut of free agent first basemen, his ultimate destination remains unclear. Let's count down each of the 30 teams to find who might actually end up with the longtime Royal.



Deadline for Ohtani talks extended 24 hours

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:06:57 EDT

On Monday, the MLBPA pushed back by 24 hours a deadline for the union to approve any new transfer agreement governing the movement of players from Japan to Major League Baseball. The sides have until 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday to reach an agreement on a new posting system.



Morgan urges HOF voters to reject PED users

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:19:25 EDT

The Baseball Hall of Fame has left it to voters to use their judgment when it comes to the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and potential inductees. But one prominent Hall of Famer decided to make his voice heard on the subject.



MLB Buzz: Giants getting 'deeper' on Stanton

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 12:43:00 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.



Latest Hall of Fame ballot stacked

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:15:51 EDT

The National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 could be part of another blockbuster induction weekend next summer.



History provides precedent for MVP trades

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:04:33 EDT

Since the Baseball Writers' Association of America began handing out MVP Awards in 1931, Alex Rodriguez is the only player who has been traded during the offseason in which he won (more on him below). Giancarlo Stanton could become only the second to fit that description.



Sources: Tigers talk Kinsler with Halos, Mets

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:08:52 EDT

After trading Justin Verlander and Justin Upton on Aug. 31, Tigers general manager Al Avila reiterated to MLB Network last week that his team remains in "full rebuild" mode. The Tigers' next step could be dealing Ian Kinsler.



Spring Training caps set for holiday debut

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:30:00 EDT

Want to wear what the pros wear? Shop for new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY caps from New Era, featuring bold designs and lightweight materials.



Climb machine: Eloy working way up to MLB

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:10:39 EDT

Fresh off a strong performance in the Dominican Winter League and being added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Monday, top prospect Eloy Jimenez said he's feeling confident and believes he's close to reaching the Majors.



Fans wait more than a day to meet Altuve

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:36:20 EDT

On Monday, thousands of Astros fans celebrated when Jose Altuve signed autographs and posed for pictures at an Academy Sports + Outdoors store in nearby Katy. It was Altuve's first public appearance since winning the American League MVP Award, and fans greeted him with a hero's welcome and a slew of "MVP" chants.



Leitch: Who'll be the next first-time MVP?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:55:45 EDT

After two deserving first-time winners of the MVP Award this year, who could be the next young star to join the club?



Grapefruit, Cactus action to begin Feb. 23

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:51:58 EDT

The countdown to Spring Training started as soon as the Astros prevailed in Game 7 of the World Series in Dodger Stadium, giving them their first title in franchise history.



Who should make the Hall? You tell us

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:48:50 EDT

Who should make the Hall? You tell us



Teams set 40-man rosters ahead of Rule 5 Draft

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:38:35 EDT

The deadline to add Minor League prospects to the 40-man roster and protect them from the Rule 5 Draft is at 8 ET tonight. More than 150 prospects from team Top 30 lists had to be added or exposed to the December draft.



Say cheese-cake: MLB Thanksgiving recipes are back!

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:01:18 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.



Morning Lineup Podcast: Stanton & Ohtani

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:52:44 EDT

Anthony Castrovince, Brittany Ghiroli and Jim Duquette discuss trade fits for Giancarlo Stanton, the Shohei Ohtani posting negotiations and the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters.



Celebrate Ken Griffey Jr.'s birthday by watching him throw out Ivan Rodriguez from his knees

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:05:23 EDT

Revisit great Griffey defensive play on 48th birthday



Elvis Andrus recapped his magical wedding reception weekend with the photo of your dreams

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:51:39 EDT

Elvis Andrus shares photo from epic wedding weekend



Brewers showing interest in FAs Arrieta, Lynn

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:04:46 EDT

Milwaukee stunned many observers by entering the All-Star break with a 5 1/2-game lead in the National League Central. And now Brewers general manager David Stearns is poised to address perhaps the biggest reason the Cubs ultimately eclipsed his team in the second half: a shortage of proven high-end starting pitching.



Top breakout prospects from Fall League

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:01 EDT

Every year there are players who might not be at the top of prospect lists, but who use the Fall League as a bit of a coming out party. These are players who can be considered breakout prospects, with the usual caveat about small sample sizes.



Yankees add top prospect Torres to 40-man

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:54:18 EDT

The Yankees added six players to their 40-man roster in advance of Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to protect players from being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft. It completes a busy day of roster moves for the club that also included a pair of Minor League trades earlier in the day to clear space on the roster.



Blue Jays acquire Ngoepe from Bucs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:29:16 EDT

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins was a busy man in advance of Monday night's deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. He pulled off a minor trade and parted ways with three players, as the club attempted to reshape its 40-man roster in preparation for next month's Winter Meetings.



Party on! Watch 11 unique homer celebrations

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Party on! Watch 11 unique homer celebrations



Sox add top prospect Jimenez to 40-man

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:11:18 EDT

Eloy Jimenez, the White Sox No. 1 prospect per MLBPipeline.com and No. 4 overall, was one of five players added to the White Sox 40-man roster with their contracts purchased Monday.



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.



Bridich not afraid to take risks for rising Rockies

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:00:53 EDT

It's no secret that the Rockies would like to find a way to re-sign free-agent closer Greg Holland and catcher Jonathan Lucroy to multi-year deals. They wouldn't hesitate to bring back reliever Pat Neshek, and if outfielder Carlos Gonzalez would be interested in a one-year deal to rebuild his market value, he could return, too.



Dodgers send Ravin to Braves for cash

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:59:10 EDT

The Dodgers on Monday traded Josh Ravin to the Braves for cash considerations.



TB top prospect Bauers added to 40-man roster

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:45:50 EDT

Brent Honeywell and Jake Bauers highlighted the group of players added to the Rays' 40-man roster on Monday.



Cubs protect top prospect from Rule 5 Draft

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:30:58 EDT

Ahead of Monday's 7 p.m. CT deadline to protect players from next month's Rule 5 Draft, the Cubs selected the contracts of right-handers Adbert Alzolay and Oscar De La Cruz plus infielder David Bote, and added them to their 40-man roster. Outfielder Jacob Hannemann also cleared waivers and was assigned outright to Triple-A Iowa.



Borkowski, member of '55 Dodgers, dies at 91

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:25:34 EDT

Bob Borkowski, an outfielder who played six seasons for the Cubs, Reds and Dodgers from 1950-55, passed away at the age of 91 on Saturday.



Bucs add top prospect Meadows, trade Gift

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:55:26 EDT

The Pirates added three Minor Leaguers, including top prospect Austin Meadows, to their 40-man roster on Monday, protecting them from being selected in the upcoming Rule 5 Draft. Pittsburgh also cut ties with shortstop Gift Ngoepe .



Iwakuma reportedly weighing Mariners' offer

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:15:43 EDT

Veteran right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma told reporters in Japan on Monday that he has received an offer to re-sign with the Mariners and is attempting to recover from shoulder surgery in time for the 2018 season.



Recall Japanese teen who K'd Babe, Gehrig

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Recall Japanese teen who K'd Babe, Gehrig



Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from Dodgers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:15:48 EDT

Alex Anthopoulos' first two transactions as the Braves' general manager were influenced by the familiarity he gained with the Dodgers' bullpen as he spent the past two years serving as Los Angeles' vice president of baseball operations.



Yanks get King, bonus money from Marlins

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 21:52:41 EDT

The Yankees acquired Minor League right-hander Michael King along with international bonus pool money from the Marlins on Monday, in exchange for infielder Garrett Cooper and left-hander Caleb Smith. Per MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo, the bonus pool amount involved in the trade is $250,000.



Thanksgetting: Week of meals, deals ahead?

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:43:47 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.



Hot Stove dominoes that might be ready to fall

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:44:12 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.



5 reasons why Hosmer is drawing interest

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:44:42 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



Clemens, Wagner eyeing surge on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:10:05 EDT

Jeff Bagwell's induction to the Hall of Fame this year raised the Astros' profile in Cooperstown and provided a goal for the franchise's succeeding stars to pursue. It's clear what Roger Clemens and Billy Wagner need from Hall of Fame voters to approach Bagwell's standard.



Bonds, Kent lead SF contingent on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:10:10 EDT

Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent frequently appeared back to back in the batting order as Giants teammates. When the subject is Hall of Fame voting, however, Bonds has steadily separated himself from Kent in recent seasons.



Braves land pair of Joneses on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:06:12 EDT

Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones will soon get a better feel for the strength of their Hall of Fame candidacies, as both were on the 2018 Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the first time on Monday afternoon.



Phillies slugger Thome lands on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:04:36 EDT

Jim Thome sparked a baseball renaissance in Philadelphia in 2003. He could be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee 15 years later.



Edgar eyes push to top on '18 HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EDT

Edgar Martinez's career with the Mariners got off to a late start, so he knows as well as anyone that it's how you finish that counts. And that lesson might come in handy again for one of the game's premier designated hitters as he waits to see if he can convert some strong recent momentum into election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Hoffman hoping third time's a HOF charm

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:00:46 EDT

For the last two years, Trevor Hoffman has anxiously awaited the call from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, anticipating his possible election. This marks his third year on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot.



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.