One of the best Trade Deadline additions any team made in 2018, Nathan Eovaldi posted a 3.33 ERA over 12 regular-season appearances (11 starts) with the Red Sox before shining in the postseason for the World Series champions. Having boosted his stock considerably, Eovaldi should draw significant interest on the free-agent market. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander.
Pollock may be the second-best OF out there
A.J. Pollock has missed a considerable amount of time with injuries during his career, but he offers a well-rounded skill set and is sure to be a top free-agent target for clubs in need of outfield help this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the veteran center fielder.
Does Brantley to the Braves make sense?
Although he's battled his share of injury problems, Michael Brantley has proven to be a well-rounded player throughout his career, and he enters free agency after hitting .309 with 17 homers, 76 RBIs, 12 steals and only 60 strikeouts over 143 games this past season. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.
Six Reds facing a crossroads entering 2019
Here's a look at six members of the Reds facing a crossroads heading into next year.
Trades could fulfill Blue Jays' search for depth
The market for free-agent starters likely won't be settled any time soon, and that's one reason the Blue Jays are expected to spend the early stages of the offseason scouring for trades.
Could Corbin be part of a big haul for Yanks?
After a breakout 2018 campaign in which he tied for fourth among qualified hurlers in WAR (6.3, per FanGraphs) and ranked fifth in strikeouts (246), Corbin is now free to sign anywhere as a first-time free agent. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the left-hander.
Rumors: Harper, Machado, Corbin, Keuchel
Breaking down the latest MLB free agent and trade rumors.
10 prospects who have stood out in the Fall League
The final week of the Arizona Fall League provides an early opportunity to reflect on some its top players and performances. The MLB Pipeline crew has been present for more games this year than ever before, with our team alternating stints covering up to two games per day throughout the six-week season. While my two-week tour of AFL recently came to an end, many of the players that I saw while in Arizona left an indelible impression. Here are thoughts on some of them, both hitters and pitchers, who stood out the most.
Donaldson should have his suitors
Josh Donaldson has battled injuries in recent seasons, but his track record of MVP-level production should make him a coveted free agent nonetheless this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the third baseman.
The crazy rules baseball could adopt from other sports
Hey, why not?
MLB commits $500,000 to vet-assist groups
In an ongoing effort to further support military veterans and their families, Major League Baseball announced a $500,000 grant commitment through 2019 to several nonprofits to assist service members in transitioning to civilian life.
Bullet trains make travel a breeze for MLB stars
Transporting more than 100 people from city to city in a foreign country isn't easy, but with the help of the fastest high-speed rail in the world, this week's travel schedule was a cinch for the Major League traveling party.
Inbox: Who will be Padres' Opening Day SS?
The next month will be an active one for A.J. Preller and the rest of the Padres' front office. The Friars have a handful of roster decisions to make by next Tuesday. They're still kicking the tires on shortstops, third basemen, starting pitching and relief pitching. And the Winter Meetings (Dec. 9-13) loom in Las Vegas. With that in mind, here's a look at some of your most pressing questions surrounding the Padres this offseason:
Cy Young Awards: Making a case for each finalist
With the 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner set to be revealed in Wednesday's 6 p.m. ET announcement on MLB Network, here's a look at the case for each of the finalists.
Players who didn't win awards, but deserved to
Like every other element of the entertainment business, MLB is awash in awards. There are awards for pitching prowess, defensive deftness and straight-up slugging. There is a trophy given to guys who give to the community. There is an honor designated for designated hitters. There are rewards reserved for rookies and relievers. And perhaps the most valuable award of all is the one that goes to the Most Valuable Player in each league.
The case for each AL Cy Young Award finalist
With the 2018 AL Cy Young Award winner set to be revealed in Wednesday's 6 p.m. ET announcement on MLB Network, here's a look at the case for each of the finalists.
Just how far will Yanks go to add Machado?
Manny Machado has been one of the game's best players since debuting in 2012, and he is set to cash in as a first-time free agent this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the infielder.
7 teams most likely to make big free-agent moves
With the free-agent marketplace having opened, here's a look at seven teams that seem to be in a position to spend big.
The latest Harper free-agent rumors
After seven seasons with the Nationals in which he won the 2012 National League Rookie of the Year Award, was named NL MVP in 2015 and made six NL All-Star teams, Bryce Harper is now a free agent for the first time. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the outfielder.
Elias, from Astros, looks like Orioles' GM pick
The Orioles, amid a rebuild, have spent their time studying organizations that have built sustainability, used advanced analytics and grown a contender from within. It's to little surprise, then, that the Orioles landed on Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias as their choice to head the front office.
Latest comeback gives Japan series win vs. MLB
The MLB Japan All-Star Series moved to the Nagoya Dome on Wednesday, and Japan Samurai's late-inning magic followed right along.
These 3 teams could be perfect fits for Greinke
With the free-agent market light on front-end starting pitchers, an interesting trade possibility has been floated this week: Could the D-backs move Zack Greinke? If Arizona decides to move the veteran right-hander, here are three teams that would be interesting fits.
Braves' division title nets Snitker NL MOY
Brian Snitker, who used sound decisions and a positive environment en route to the Braves' unexpected run to a National League East title, was named the National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday, besting Bud Black of the Rockies and Craig Counsell of the Brewers.
Melvin becomes 8th to win 3 manager awards
Bob Melvin, who guided the A's to a surprising 97-win campaign and took them to the American League Wild Card Game against the Yankees despite fielding a team with the lowest Opening Day payroll in the league, was named the AL Manager of the Year on Tuesday, besting Alex Cora of the Red Sox and Kevin Cash of the Rays.
How speed could affect these over-30 FAs
What can Sprint Speed tell us about free agents Andrew McCutchen, Mike Moustakas, Brian Dozier, and Daniel Murphy? Maybe a lot. Let's take a look through each of their cases.
No denying Cash had an award-worthy season
Bob Melvin of the A's won this year's American League Manager of the Year Award, but MLB.com's Bill Ladson was one of five members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America whose first-place vote went to the Rays' Kevin Cash.
Betances hopes Yanks land Machado
The sting from losing to the Red Sox in the American League Division Series is still fresh for Dellin Betances, but the Yankees' reliever has an idea how his team could claim the upper hand for 2019 -- by signing Manny Machado. "I think he'll put us over the top," Betances said.
Davidson, MLB friends make students' day
Matt Davidson, who was a first-round Draft pick out of Yucaipa High School in 2009, maintains a frequent presence at his alma mater, and on Tuesday, he, his wife Julianne and five of his Major Leaguer friends participated in a Best Buddies lunch at the school.
Ken Griffey Jr. took Carlos Gonzalez, Matt Carpenter, Nolan Arenado and Adam Jones to dinner in Costa Rica
Hey, where's our invite?
Is Kimbrel best reliever available? Maybe not
Craig Kimbrel has compiled an impressive resume during his nine seasons in the big leagues, recording a microscopic 1.91 ERA with a 0.92 WHIP, 333 saves and a 14.7 K/9 rate, and he should be a coveted asset on the free-agent market this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the right-hander.
Here's what happened in Tuesday's AFL action
Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Tuesday:
Melvin wins 3rd Manager Award, Snitker his first
A's manager Bob Melvin and Braves skipper Brian Snitker were named the 2018 Managers of the Year by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday night.
Cy Young announcement on Wed., 6 p.m. ET
BBWAA awards week is upon us, continuing with Tuesday's 6 ET announcement on MLB Network of the American League and National League Manager of the Year winners. The subsequent announcements of the AL and NL Cy Young Awards (Wednesday) and Most Valuable Player Awards (Thursday) are all scheduled for the same time and channel.
Kenta Maeda wore a shirt poking fun at his old pal, the retiring Hiroshima Carp slugger Takahiro Arai
Kenta's got jokes.
5 reasons why Yankees should sign Murphy
Didi Gregorius' Tommy John surgery sent a ripple through the Yankees' offseason plans, but former Mets hero Daniel Murphy could be a low-risk win for the pinstripes.
Snell wins Spahn Award as top lefty starter
In what could be a precursor to the American League Cy Young Award announcement, Blake Snell was named the winner of the 2018 Warren Spahn Award on Tuesday. Named after the Hall of Famer Spahn, the all-time winningest left-hander, the award has been given annually to the best left-handed pitcher in baseball since 1998.
Abreu to work with Cuban hitting instructor
White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu doesn't plan to make any alterations to his workout regimen this offseason. But hitting-wise, Abreu will be making some changes, as he plans to work with Marcos Hernandez, his hitting instructor in Cuba from when he was 18 and during three seasons with Serie Nacional in Cuba.
Fans enjoyed the Japan All-Star Series while getting a run in on the treadmill
It's way better than the TVs at the gym.
Inbox: Should Cardinals overhaul the infield?
As we wait for the Hot Stove season to start warming, let's take a dive into another batch of reader questions. As always, thanks to all who made submissions.
Bochy: Giants' coaching staff to remain intact
While change appears imminent among the Giants, one group that will remain intact is manager Bruce Bochy's coaching staff.
Farhan Zaidi's recent appointment as president of baseball operations is widely regarded as a precursor to significant personnel shifts on and off the field. But Bochy confirmed via a text message Tuesday that he'll be backed by the same crew for a second straight year.
Momentum building toward Paxton blockbuster
The already robust market for left-handed starters grew deeper when reports emerged that the Mariners are willing to trade "just about anyone" this offseason, including 30-year-old ace James Paxton, who will immediately become one of the most highly desired arms on the market. He was 11-6 with a 3.76 ERA and a career-high 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 2018, when he also became the second Canadian to throw a no-hitter with his effort in Toronto on May 8.
You've never seen a conference room look as fun as when MLB mascots fill it
Yes, even mascots have work to do.
D-backs' Duplantier named AFL's Pitcher of the Week
Jon Duplantier and his D-backs teammate, catcher Daulton Varsho, needed to make an adjustment prior to Duplantier's last Arizona Fall League start for the Salt River Rafters. So Duplantier and Varsho modified their game plan, and it worked out.
White Sox Robert named AFL's Hitter of the Week
After battling injuries in his first two pro seasons, Luis Robert came to the Arizona Fall League to make up for lost at-bats. After facing more injuries at the beginning of the fall, Robert has returned and become one of the Fall League's hottest hitters.
Inbox: Will Marlins extend Mattingly beyond '19?
Beat reporter Joe Frisaro answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Marlins Inbox.
Twins need a DH; could it be Boomstick?
Although he is approaching his 40s and spends most of his time at designated hitter these days, Cruz is still one of the top sluggers in the game and should draw plenty of interest on the free agent market this offseason. Here, you will find a list of the latest news and rumors surrounding the veteran.
12 players for Rangers to target in offseason
The Rangers could use as many as four more starters before Spring Training. They will need at least four relievers, too. There are additional needs, including catcher. Here are a dozen candidates who could be of interest.
2018-19 free agents, position by position
See which players are set to hit free agency during the 2018-19 offseason, including Bryce Harper and Manny Machado.
MLB, USA Baseball announce PDP League
Major League Baseball and USA Baseball on Monday announced the Prospect Development Pipeline League, an expansion of the current Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) program.
Here's how QO decisions will affect FA market
The free-agent market took further shape on Monday as six players declined qualifying offers from their previous clubs, attaching Draft-pick compensation to them as they seek new contracts.
10 Rookie of the Year candidates for 2019
Here's our early picks for possible 2019 Rookie of the Year candidates.
Four logical trade fits for Carlos Santana
Should the Phillies trade Carlos Santana or keep him and try to fit their roster around him? There's an argument in either direction, because Santana is still a more valuable hitter than you may think.
New social areas, colors coming to Marlins Park
The makeover at Marlins Park will feature an upscale multitiered deck in center field, along with a special standing-room only (SRO) social section down the right-field line.
4-run 9th gives Japan another comeback win
For the second time in four games against the visiting All-Stars from the Major Leagues, Samurai Japan showed that they can't be counted out until the final out.
Young stars Acuna, Soto bond in tour of Japan
Given their ages, their enthusiastic zest for playing baseball and how quickly they climbed through their respective Major League organizations, it's no wonder Ronald Acuna Jr. and Juan Soto have become such good friends.
Acuna, Ohtani named Rookies of the Year
Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was named the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year, and Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. was named the National League Rookie of the Year on Monday night.
Revisit the big 'firsts' for 2018 Rookies of the Year Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr.
Both deserving ROYs, for sure.
Turner hosts over 400 vets at Dodger Stadium
It happens in the middle of the second inning of every home game, when third baseman Justin Turner makes his way to the far end of the dugout to present a baseball to the active or former military member being honored that day at Dodger Stadium.
All-time Rookie of the Year rankings
Here's a list ranking every Baseball Writers' Association of America Rookie of the Year winner, dating back to the award's origin in 1947.
History of qualifying-offer decisions
All the players who have received qualifying offers since the system was implemented -- who accepted it, who rejected it and signed with a new team and who rejected it but re-signed with the same team -- and what Draft picks teams received as compensation for losing free agents who rejected qualifying offers.
Vlad Jr. leaving AFL early due to family matter
After playing in 18 games over five weeks, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s stint in the Arizona Fall League has come to an end. Baseball's No. 1 prospect is leaving Arizona prior to Tuesday's game to tend to a family matter, sources told MLB Pipeline.
Ryu only player to accept qualifying offer
Seven free agents had until 5 p.m. ET today to decide whether to accept or reject their teams' qualifying offer.
Phils may have eye on third-base upgrade
The Phillies know Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are not cure-alls. They must find other ways to improve. Third base is one option.
Emotional Mauer officially retires at Target Field
Joe Mauer formally walked away from the game he loves Monday, finalizing his retirement with a news conference at Target Field. Mauer's farewell to the Twins, his hometown team with whom he spent his entire 15-year career in the Major Leagues, was emotional.
deGrom's future unclear as agent becomes GM
For now, Jacob deGrom is still working out how former agent Brodie Van Wagenen's move to the Mets' front office might affect him. Back in July, Van Wagenen was vocal in saying the Mets should either sign deGrom to a long-term deal or trade him. Like most around baseball, deGrom is unsure if his agent's career change will facilitate either of those things.
Nine stars we could see traded this offseason
This offseason seems to have a different feel regarding the trade market. That is, big names appear to be in play. Paul Goldschmidt and Corey Kluber. James Paxton and Billy Hamilton. This doesn't mean any of them will be traded.
Key 2018-19 free agents for all 30 MLB teams
An impressive collection of talent has hit the open market, and players are now eligible to sign with any team. Here is a division-by-division breakdown of the key free agents for all 30 Major League clubs.
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