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  • Shortstop Notes: Twins, Polanco, Simmons, Story, (

    By TC Zencka | January 25, 2021 at 7:04pm CDT The Phillies, Reds, and Jays (among others) are those taking a look at Andrelton Simmons, per MLB Insider Jon Heyman (via Twitter). The Phillies and Reds are natural fits for the former Angel, given their openings at shortstop. The Blue Jays have notably explored many […]

  • Henry Aaron: It Was Never Enough (

    This content is for Basic , Premium, Super-Premium, and Premium Monthly members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. The post Henry Aaron: It Was Never Enough appeared first on Baseball Prospectus. Source link

  • MLBPA Preparing To Start Season On Time (

    Negotiations between MLB and the MLB Players Association for what became a pandemic-shortened 2020 season were lengthy, tense and involved players taking shots at the league via social media.  The baseball community may want to prepare for more of the same this winter and spring.  On Monday, Brahm Resnik of Phoenix television station KPNX reported […]

  • Astros To Re-Sign Michael Brantley (

    JAN 25: The Astros have announced the deal, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). JAN 21: The Astros have reached a two-year, $32MM agreement with free-agent outfielder Michael Brantley, Mark Berman of Fox 26 reports. Brantley is a client of Excel Sports Management. It’s a done deal, Bob Nightengale of USA Today […]

  • Yankees Red Sox Trade History (

    The Red Sox and Yankees have spent more than a century trying to one-up each other while waging one of the fiercest rivalries in sports history, so it’s not exactly a surprise that they haven’t come together very often to trade, especially considering how that whole Babe Ruth deal (you The Red Sox and Yankees […]

  • Red Sox Notes: Ottavino, Luxury Tax, Bradley Jr. (

    By TC Zencka | January 25, 2021 at 4:51pm CDT Red Sox’ Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom addressed a number of questions about the offseason moves they have (and haven’t) made so far this winter, per the reporters present, including Chris Cotillo of, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, and the Athletic’s Jen McCaffrey. […]

  • Cactus League Informs MLB Of Desire To Delay Start Of Spring Training (

    Less than a month before players are set to report to Spring Training, Arizona’s Cactus League has submitted a formal request to commissioner Rob Manfred asking that the start of Spring Training be delayed due to the Covid-19 infection rate in Maricopa County (Twitter link via Brahm Resnick of 12 News in Arizona). The Cactus […]

  • Yankees Rumors | Latest Trades And Signings ( is keeping track of all the latest Yankees-related free agent and trade rumors right here. Source: Yankees recently talked with Gardner Jan. 25: After staying quiet for much of the offseason, the Yankees have been busy lately. The club is close to finalizing deals with second baseman DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Corey Kluber, per […]

  • Pirates Sign Joe Hudson To Minor League Deal (

    The Pirates announced Monday that they’ve signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. Hudson, 29, spent the 2020 season with the Mariners and appeared in nine big league games, going 3-for-17 with a pair of walks and five strikeouts in 20 trips to the plate. […]

  • MLB Draft Combine, PDP League Showcase Events (

    Major League Baseball and USA Baseball on Monday announced enhancements to the joint Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) to feature a lineup of evaluation and showcase events for 2021 & 2022 MLB Draft prospects, including the first-ever MLB Draft Combine for high school and college baseball players. Additionally, the PDP League, Major League Baseball and USA […]

  • Jameson Taillon On Opportunity With Yankees (

    Jameson Taillon’s first full day as a Yankee followed much of the usual grind of rehab from a second Tommy John surgery, counting down the days until pitchers and catchers pop gloves underneath palm trees. Yet the right-hander said he sensed a new level of excitement as he hit the Jameson Taillon’s first full day […]

  • Sources — MLBPA Rejects Universal DH, Expanded Playoffs (

    The Major League Baseball Players Association has turned down the latest MLB proposal for the universal designated hitter and an expanded playoff format, sources confirmed to ESPN. The news was first reported by MLB Network. The union’s stance has been all along that it did not want to talk about a trade of the universal […]

  • 2021 Hall Of Fame Questions (

    The coronavirus pandemic delayed the formal induction of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. But will there be a Class of 2021 to join Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and Ted Simmons on the dais in Cooperstown this summer? We will find out Tuesday, when MLB Network reveals The coronavirus pandemic delayed the […]

  • Yankees Trade Adam Ottavino To Red Sox (

    11:46am: The Yankees are covering just $850K of Ottavino’s salary, tweets ESPN’s Buster Olney. 11:30am: Feinsand tweets that “it appears” the Red Sox are taking on Ottavino’s $8MM salary and a deferred $3MM signing bonus that is due to be paid out in 2022. In doing so, they’ll effectively purchase a new pitching prospect and […]

  • Adam Ottavino Red Sox Trade (

    In a deal between rivals, the Yankees traded Adam Ottavino to the Red Sox, a source told’s Mark Feinsand on Monday. New York is also sending right-hander Frank German, the club’s No. 24 prospect, plus $850,000 to Boston in the deal and will receive a player to be named In a deal between rivals, […]

  • Yankees Have Resumed Discussions With Brett Gardner (

    The Yankees recently “rekindled” their discussions about a reunion with outfielder Brett Gardner, per Jack Curry of the YES Network (Twitter link), who adds that he expects a deal to eventually be reached. ESPN’s Buster Olney noted last week that the Yankees still hoped to bring Gardner back. New York still hasn’t formally announced DJ […]

  • Trey Mancini On Foundation, Charitable Work (

    Long before he was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer, Trey Mancini felt the call to use his platform to help others in need. Now that he’s recovered from the disease, those efforts are expanding. The latest example came recently, when Mancini and his family launched the Trey Mancini Foundation Long before he was diagnosed […]

  • Pirates Trade Jameson Taillon To Yankees (

    The New York Yankees have had a rather slow winter, but they added to their rotation on Sunday.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Yankees acquired Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for prospects Miguel Yajure, Roansy Contreras, Maikel Escotto, and Canaan Smith. Source link

  • Dave Roberts, Dodgers Welcome Challenge From Padres (

    The Padres signed Manny Machado two winters ago, and this offseason, they traded for 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell and ’20 National League Cy runner-up Yu Darvish, among other notable deals. What they are really doing is making a big move at the Dodgers, who have The Padres signed Manny Machado […]

  • 2021 MLB Free Agents By Position (

    After an unusual but exciting 60-game season, the Hot Stove fires up once again, and there are several big names that will hit the free-agent market. Below, you’ll find a list of this year’s crop of notable free agents that will be updated throughout the offseason as signings become official. Note: Players are grouped by […]

  • First Base Avoids In 2021 (

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  • Pirates Get 4 Prospects In Jameson Taillon Trade (

    PITTSBURGH — When the offseason began, Pirates general manager Ben Cherington knew there would be trade interest in some of the Pirates’ veteran players, but it was hard to say if — or how quickly — things would come together. “We didn’t really know,” Cherington said. “We just wanted to PITTSBURGH — When the offseason […]

  • Mariners Could Win AL West Division (

    My high school crush was cool, cute, confident, sunny and smart. I was, to put it charitably, a work in progress. But we had a good rapport, a fast-forming friendship, and importantly, shared singlehood. So one day, when she mentioned that she did not have a date for our upcoming My high school crush was […]

  • MLB Postseason Droughts That Could End In 2021 (

    Last year, thanks in part to the new playoff format, three of the five teams who had gone the longest without reaching the postseason finally ended their postseason droughts: The Marlins (who hadn’t reached October since winning the World Series in 2003), the Padres (last postseason appearance: ’06) and the Last year, thanks in part […]

  • Top Second-base Prospects 2021 | (

    MLB Pipeline will reveal its 2021 Top 100 Prospects list on Friday, Jan. 29. Leading up to the release of the Top 100, we’ll examine baseball’s top 10 prospects at each position. Second base isn’t a glamour position. It features the least exciting tools profile, and many of the top MLB Pipeline will reveal its […]

  • East Notes: Mets, Hand, Bradley, Yankees, Rays (

    By Anthony Franco | January 24, 2021 at 8:04pm CDT The Mets made an offer to free agent reliever Brad Hand that was “right in the ballpark” of the one-year, $10.5MM deal he agreed to with the Nationals, reports Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link). New York was linked to Hand throughout the offseason, with team […]

  • Free Agents Who Should Bounce Back 2021 (

    As any good investor can tell you, it’s hard to build a fortune by splurging on the hot, surging stocks. You make bank by buying the dip — distressed or undervalued assets are due to rise. And in recent days, we’ve seen some teams buying the dip. The Yankees did As any good investor can […]

  • Brad Hand, Washington Nationals Agree To 1-year, $10.5M Deal (

    Closer Brad Hand and the Washington Nationals are in agreement on a one-year, $10.5 million contract, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday. Hand had another solid season as the closer for the Cleveland Indians, leading the major leagues with 16 saves, but he was a victim of the team’s salary […]

  • Brad Hand, Nationals Near Deal (source) (

    The Nationals and free-agent reliever Brad Hand have reached a one-year, $10.5 million agreement pending a physical, a source told’s Mark Feinsand. The club has not confirmed the deal. Hand, 30, was terrific for Cleveland during the shortened 2020 campaign, posting a 2.05 ERA (1.37 FIP) with a 34 The Nationals and free-agent reliever […]

  • Giants Targeting Jackie Bradley Jr., Eddie Rosario? (

    San Francisco is turning its attention to the outfield this winter. According to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser, the Giants are targeting Jackie Bradley Jr. and Eddie Rosario. Bradley Jr. had a solid season in 2020, slashing .283/.364/.450 with seven home runs and 22 RBI. He won a Gold Glove in 2018 and has […]

  • Nationals “Closing In” On Deal With Brad Hand (

    By Anthony Franco | January 24, 2021 at 6:32pm CDT The Nationals are in agreement on a one-year contract with reliever Brad Hand that guarantees him $10.5MM, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) was first to report the sides were closing in on a one-year deal. Hand, 30, has been […]

  • What Jameson Taillon Brings To Yankees (

    First it was Corey Kluber. And now, Jameson Taillon. If you were told two years ago that heading into the 2021 season these two would be a part of the Yankees’ rotation, it would be a stunning development. After all, the first is a two-time Cy Young Award winner who First it was Corey Kluber. […]

  • Pirates GM Ben Cherington Discusses Offseason (

    The Pirates sent Jameson Taillon to the Yankees this morning, making him the second starting pitcher the Bucs have moved this offseason (after Joe Musgrove). In addition to Musgrove and Taillon, Pittsburgh sent first baseman Josh Bell to the Nationals earlier this winter. Today’s trade could mark the end of Pittsburgh’s teardown of the MLB roster for this […]

  • Giants Interested In Eddie Rosario, Jackie Bradley Jr. (

    The Giants are looking to add outfield help, and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Eddie Rosario and Jackie Bradley Jr. are two of the names under consideration.  Both players are also left-handed hitters, “which ticks off another box on the Giants’ wish list,” Slusser writes. Considering that Bradley and Rosario have […]

  • Pablo Sandoval Deal With Braves (

    ATLANTA — Pablo Sandoval will come to Spring Training with a chance to extend what has, thus far, been a unique experience with the Braves. Sandoval has agreed to a Minor League deal and will receive a $1 million salary if he is placed on Atlanta’s Major League roster, a ATLANTA — Pablo Sandoval will […]

  • Pirates Designate Troy Stokes For Assignment (

    The Pirates are designating outfielder Troy Stokes Jr. for assignment, per Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic (Twitter link). Stokes was claimed off waivers from the Tigers earlier this month. Pittsburgh needed to open a 40-man roster spot after today’s trade with the Yankees. Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras were each on New York’s 40-man; Jameson Taillon’s departure only freed space […]

  • New York Yankees Acquire Pitcher Jameson Taillon From Pittsburgh Pirates For Four Prospects (

    The New York Yankees added another bounce-back candidate to their starting rotation Sunday, acquiring Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates for four minor league prospects. Pittsburgh received pitchers Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras, infielder Maikol Escotto and outfielder Canaan Smith in the trade, which has been announced by both teams. Taillon, 29, was the No. […]

  • Yankees Acquire Jameson Taillon – MLB Trade Rumors (

    12:49PM: The trade has been officially announced by both teams. 11:35AM: The Yankees have worked out a deal to acquire right-hander Jameson Taillon, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.  The Pirates will receive four prospects in return.’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link) reports that the minor leaguers in question are right-handers Miguel Yajure and […]

  • Braves Sign Pablo Sandoval To Minors Deal (

    By Mark Polishuk | January 24, 2021 at 12:27pm CDT The Braves have signed infielder Pablo Sandoval to a minor league contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (via Twitter).  Sandoval will earn $1MM if he makes Atlanta’s active roster. More analysis to come… Atlanta Braves Pablo Sandoval Transactions 7 comments Source link

  • Braves Notes: Aaron, Hendriks, Springer (

    The idea of Henry Aaron and Willie Mays in the same outfield is the stuff of “all-time team” discussions, yet the two legends came close to beginning their careers as teammates.’s Anthony Castrovince looks back at an Aaron quote given to author Donald Honig for an essay published close to 20 years ago, as […]

  • Report: Garrett Richards, Red Sox Agree To One-year, $10M Deal (

    The Boston Red Sox did more than add infielder Enrique Hernandez this week. It appears they have added to their rotation as well.  According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Red Sox and Garrett Richards have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal.  Richards has a long history of arm injuries. He had Tommy John surgery […]

  • Hank Aaron’s Life Remembered By Braves Reporter Mark Bowman (

    ATLANTA — Upon hearing of Hank Aaron’s passing on Friday, I immediately thought of a phone conversation shared with him in April, as the world was getting used to the restrictions created by COVID-19. “I sit there sometimes and I shed a tear about it,” Aaron said. “I don’t cry ATLANTA — Upon hearing of […]

  • Jameson Taillon Drawing Trade Interest From Yankees (

    The Yankees are continuing to express interest in Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon, and a trade appears increasingly likely to be completed this weekend, a source told’s Mark Feinsand. New York is among several teams performing background work regarding the 29-year-old Taillon, who missed the 2020 season while recovering from The Yankees are continuing to […]

  • Latest On Yasiel Puig And The Outfield Market (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 10:29pm CDT The Marlins have been tied to a number of outfielders lately, including Anthony Santander of the Orioles and Andrew Benintendi of the Red Sox. Limited financial resources will curb their willingness to bid on free agent options like Adam Duvall and Eddie Rosario, tweets Jon […]

  • Hank Aaron Broke Racial Barriers In Minors (

    Jackie Robinson integrated the National League in April 1947. Larry Doby integrated the American League three months later. As monumental and consequential as those debuts were, segregation remained a reality in professional baseball — and American life, in general — for many years afterward. That reality was particularly pronounced in Jackie Robinson integrated the National […]

  • Free Agency Notes: Mets, Richards, Red Sox, Profar, Bench Bat (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 6:12pm CDT The Mets made a play for Garrett Richards before the veteran righty signed with the Red Sox, notes MLB Insider Jon Heyman (via Twitter). The Mets have made their rotation a project this offseason. They are seemingly in a good place even without Richards, however. […]

  • Hank Aaron, Willie Mays Were Friends, Perhaps Nearly Teammates (

    Alabamans. Outfielders. Negro Leagues stars. Major League heroes. The correlations connecting Hank Aaron and Willie Mays are many. From the day in the late 1940s when their respective teams faced each other on an Alabama high school football field to the day Mays’ godson, Barry Bonds, passed Aaron on the Alabamans. Outfielders. Negro Leagues stars. […]

  • Quick Hits: Alex Wood, Giants, Twins, Ehire Adrianza (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 8:33pm CDT Alex Wood’s one-year contract with the Giants pays out $3MM with another $3MM in incentives, but it’s the structure of those incentives that makes the contract unique, writes Alex Pavlovic of NBC Wood’s deal will reward the southpaw for consistency working deep into games. […]

  • How J.T. Realmuto To Braves Would Impact Market (

    The Phillies may still have the inside edge to sign free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, but a new competitor has emerged, and it’s another National League East club. FanSided’s Robert Murray reported Thursday that the Braves have been “circling on” Realmuto, and MLB Network insider Jon Heyman has heard the same. The Phillies may still have […]

  • Tigers To Sign Derek Holland (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 7:33pm CDT Derek Holland is a Detroit Tiger, he announced via his Twitter bio. The veteran lefty will join the Tigers on a minor league deal, per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). The deal has not been announced by the club. The well-traveled […]

  • Washington Nationals Agree To Re-sign Ryan Zimmerman To One-year Deal (

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms to re-sign Ryan Zimmerman to a one-year deal, general manager Mike Rizzo announced Saturday. Zimmerman’s contract will pay him $1 million in 2021, a source told ESPN after USA Today first reported. Zimmerman opted out of the 2020 season because of concerns about his family’s safety amid the […]

  • Report: Mets Increasing Focus On Signing Trevor Bauer (

    The New York Mets have been one of the busiest teams this winter under new owner Steven Cohen. Apparently, the club isn’t done adding star talent.  According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are increasingly focused on signing right-hander Trevor Bauer. Rosenthal says that New York’s push to sign Bauer stems from George Springer’s […]

  • La Edad De Oro: Tercera Semana De Enero (

    Image credit: Vector image by VectorStock / Pau2000 Traducido por José M. Hernández Lagunes Bienvenidos a “La edad de oro”, la voz autoridad en jugadores de Grandes Ligas de antaño quienes cumplen 50 años cada semana. Ya sea que recuerdes al jugador o no, sin duda el recuerdo te llegará al leer la pieza. Siéntete […]

  • Minor Transactions: – MLB Trade Rumors (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 6:52pm CDT The latest minor moves from around the game… Former Nationals farmhand Drew Ward has signed a minor league deal with the Tigers, per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (via Twitter). The 26-year-old was a third round pick by the Nats back in 2013. He […]

  • Blue Jays Sign George Springer (

    TODAY: The Blue Jays have officially announced the signing.’s Shi Davidi (via Twitter) also has a full breakdown of the contract, which includes an eight-team no-trade clause.  Springer receives a $10MM signing bonus, a $22MM salary in 2021, $28MM in 2022, then $22.5MM each year from 2023-26.  There is also a $150K bonus if […]

  • Could Jameson Taillon Be The Next Pirates Player On The Block? (

    By TC Zencka | January 23, 2021 at 3:23pm CDT Joe Musgrove now gets his paychecks from the San Diego Padres, and Josh Bell his from the Washington Nationals, so it’s only natural that someone step into the void as the “next Pirates player to be traded.” According to’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter), right-hander […]

  • Hank Aaron Best Moments | (

    Hank Aaron combined consistency with productivity as nobody else has. Aaron, who died Friday at age 86, was the game’s ultimate offensive force for much of his 23-year Major League career and from 1974-2007 held the title as baseball’s all-time home run leader. He topped 100 runs scored and recorded Hank Aaron combined consistency with […]

  • Orioles Notes: Marlins, Santander, Mancini, Deferrals, MASN (

    The Marlins have had some trade discussions with the Orioles about outfielder Anthony Santander, Roch Kubatko of reports (Twitter link).  The depth of these talks isn’t known, Kubatko notes, as it could have been due diligence on the Marlins’ part rather than a sign that Santander could be heading to Miami or anywhere. Santander […]

  • Garrett Richards, Boston Red Sox Reach 1-year, $10 Million Deal, Sources Say (

    Starting pitcher Garrett Richards and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Saturday. The deal is pending a physical. Richards’ biggest success during the pandemic-shortened season was staying healthy. The veteran right-hander made 10 starts for the San Diego Padres in 2020, going 2-2 […]

  • Garrett Richards, Red Sox Deal (

    A day after reaching an agreement on a two-year, $14 million pact with super-utility player Kiké Hernández, the Red Sox have reached an agreement on a one-year, $10 million deal with righty starter Garrett Richards, a source told The club has not confirmed the deal. Upgrading the starting rotation A day after reaching an […]

  • Red Sox To Sign Garrett Richards (

    The Red Sox and right-hander Garrett Richards have agreed to a one-year, $10MM deal,’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  The contract also includes a club option for 2022 that is also worth $10MM, according to The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier (Twitter links), with escalators that could increase both the base value of the option […]

  • Cionel Pérez Traded To Reds (

    CINCINNATI — The Reds made another pitching addition on Saturday when they acquired left-handed reliever Cionel Pérez in a trade with the Astros for Minor League catcher Luke Berryhill. Pérez is not related to Friday’s pitching acquisition, Hector Perez, from the Blue Jays. Cincinnati has 37 players on its 40-man CINCINNATI — The Reds made […]

  • Larry King, Dodgers And Baseball Superfan, Dies At 87 (

    Legendary talk show host Larry King died Saturday at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement from Ora Media. The cause of death wasn’t specified. In addition to hosting “Larry King Live” on CNN for more than 25 years, King was an avid Dodgers Legendary talk show host Larry […]

  • Reds Acquire Cionel Perez From Astros (

    The Reds have acquired left-hander Cionel Perez in a trade with the Astros, as officially announced on the Reds’ Twitter feed.  Houston will pick up minor league catcher Luke Berryhill in their end of the swap. The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for the Astros, so the Michael Brantley signing could be officially […]

  • Hank Aaron Career Timeline | (

    When it comes to icons of baseball, sport and American society at large, few names are bigger than Hank Aaron. Aaron overcame unfavorable odds in the Depression-era South to become an all-time baseball legend, and even more importantly, a man of impeccable grace and character. Muhammad Ali once said that Aaron was “the only man […]

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