Category MLB

5 stars who said goodbye this year

They combined for 28 All-Star selections, 17 Silver Slugger Awards and nearly 300 Baseball-Reference wins above replacement (WAR) — not to mention numerous amazing moments and fantastic feats.

At the end of 2018, each said goodbye and closed the book on an accomplished career...

Read More

On the move? The 2018 All-Trade-Rumor Team

[unable to retrieve full-text content]

Read More

Machado’s free-agent tour hits Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies are making their pitch on Thursday afternoon to free agent Manny Machado.

Machado, his wife, Yainee Alonso, and representation arrived at Citizens Bank Park at 12:14 p.m. ET to meet with club officials. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak greeted them at the door...

Read More

Nelson Cruz is an ideal fit for this lineup

Nelson Cruz, for all his power, might not have the sheer number of possible free-agent landing spots available as his younger peers, like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado, or his more versatile ones, like Marwin Gonzalez. But with the right team, the Boomstick could make all the difference.

That team...

Read More

Top needs for all 30 clubs after Winter Meetings

With the Winter Meetings in the books, it’s a great time to take stock of each club’s offseason to this point, as well as what its needs are for the remainder of the offseason. With the help of each MLB...

Read More

Thor to Yanks in 3-team megadeal for Realmuto?

LAS VEGAS — For teams seeking catching help, there is J.T. Realmuto and there is everybody else.

On the first day of the Winter Meetings, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen remained engaged with the Marlins on Realmuto, a source confirmed, discussing scenarios as unorthodox as a three-way dea...

Read More

Here’s what next 6 years of Kimbrel could look like

It raised some eyebrows last week when ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that free-agent closer Craig Kimbrel is searching for a six-year contract this offseason.

There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, and Kimbrel has been an elite closer...

Read More

Mets-Realmuto rumor mill continues to stir

NEW YORK — After the Mets completed their trade for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz this week, one common refrain was that they no longer had enough prospects in their system to tempt Miami in a deal for All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Whether that’s true may not actually matter...

Read More

Sources: Mets’ deal for Cano, Diaz nearly complete

NEW YORK — In his introductory press conference as Mets general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen promised creativity and aggressiveness in his quest to rejuvenate the roster. He is close to making good on those words with a franchise-altering trade.

The Mets and Mariners agreed to a blockbuster deal th...

Read More

Talks to send Cano, Diaz to Mets gain traction

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen could be working toward his first blockbuster move.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported on Thursday morning that there is “significant momentum” toward a trade between the Mets and Mariners that would send second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz

Read More