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Joe Maddon Responds to Aroldis Chapman's Comments on World Series Usage

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon defended himself Saturday after Aroldis Chapman criticized his usage in the World Series. " Would I do it differently? No," Maddon said in an interview with the New York Post's Kevin Kernan. " There is no Game 7 without winning Game 6. Show More Summary

MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios

I hate to break it to the following MLB teams, but, um, may be too late for them to save their best-laid plans for the winter. In fairness, the hot stove season isn't a walk in the park. It's more like a stroll through a minefield. Show More Summary

Jose Abreu, White Sox Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Chicago White Sox and first baseman Jose Abreu reached an agreement Saturday on a one-year contract extension to avoid arbitration. Chicago announced the new deal on its official Twitter account. Scott Merkin of reported the power-hitting infielder will earn $10.825 million in 2017. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

MLB Trade Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Brian Dozier, Charlie Blackmon and More

Holiday shopping isn't limited to citizens, as all 30 Major League Baseball teams continue to scour the market to find trades that will benefit them in 2017 and beyond. Just as all of us are doing deep research on whether The Last Guardian...Show More Summary

Brian Dozier Could See His MLB Star Explode in Dodgers' Spotlight

It's a story as old as Hollywood itself: A talented performer from the Midwest packs his or her bags and heads to Southern California to seek stardom. If the Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, that yarn...Show More Summary

Brad Ziegler to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Miami Marlins and free-agent relief pitcher Brad Ziegler agreed to a two-year contract worth $16 million plus incentives, per Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Friday.'s Joe Frisario later confirmed Rosenthal 's reports. The 37-year-old...Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman Comments on Usage by Joe Maddon During 2016 World Series

Although closer Aroldis Chapman helped deliver the Chicago Cubs a World Series title last season, he delivered a parting shot Friday after his return to the New York Yankees became official. The Cuban superstar told reporters he wasn't...Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Analyzing Trade Buzz on Brian Dozier, Sonny Gray and More

The big story coming into Major League Baseball's offseason was how teams would play the trade market because this year's crop of free agents wasn't particularly impactful. This has already played out in a huge way with the Chicago White...Show More Summary

Each MLB Team's Prospect Who Will Become a Household Name in 2017

Not every baseball fan keeps an eye on prospect development and the minor league ranks, but most are familiar with the top prospects around the league. It wasn't just Boston Red Sox fans and Washington Nationals fans whose ears perked...Show More Summary

Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2016-2017 MLB Offseason, Week 7

The week after baseball’s winter meetings often represents a calm in the offseason. Having engaged in unrelenting trade and free-agent discussions, teams step back and evaluate their roster to date. But that doesn ’t mean we should stop asking questions. Several of the moves have prompted forward-looking thoughts about the upcoming season. Show More Summary

How Yankees Can Still Make Impact Upgrade to Questionable Rotation

The New York Yankees are rebuilding. They're also trying to win. That's how it works in the Bronx. Those aren't mutually exclusive goals. Last season, the Yankees sold at the trade deadline and restocked a farm system that Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter subsequently ranked No. Show More Summary

Rockies' Aggressive Offseason Could Position Colorado as MLB's 2017 Sleeper Team

When Mike Dunn gets $19 million from the Colorado Rockies, it tells you it's always great to be a left-handed reliever. It also tells you Ian Desmond was right. When the Rockies made Desmond's five-year, $70 million deal official this...Show More Summary

Matt Adams Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Cardinals 1B

The St. Louis Cardinals are reportedly willing to listen to trade offers for first baseman Matt Adams as the team looks to clear an infield logjam this offseason. Continue for updates. Cardinals Willing To Discuss Offers For Adams Thursday, Dec. Show More Summary

Odubel Herrera, Phillies Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Any thoughts the Philadelphia Phillies had about trading Odubel Herrera have likely gone away after the All-Star center fielder signed a contract extension with the team. The Phillies announced the five-year extension Thursday. MattShow More Summary

Torii Hunter Jr. to Pursue Baseball Career with Angels: Latest Details, Reaction

Torii Hunter Jr. will be following in his father's footsteps as a professional baseball player with the Los Angeles Angels. Hunter announced his intention to pursue an MLB career instead of returning to Notre Dame's football team for a fifth year: More to follow. Read more MLB news on

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on Andrew McCutchen, Brian Dozier and Brett Gardner

Major League Baseball's winter meetings have come and gone with plenty of players, both free agents and not, finding new homes during the four-day stretch. But the offseason could have more twists and turns awaiting before pitchers and...Show More Summary

Fact or Fiction on All of Week 7's Hottest MLB Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

What do baseball's rumor mill and winter storm Decima have in common? Both are running roughshod across the country and it's anyone's guess as to how much of what they're spitting out is actually going to stick. Can a team ever haveShow More Summary

When Is Perfect Time to Trade Harper, Machado and Rest of Lauded '18 FA Class?

The countdown to 2018 began a while back. Everyone in baseball could see it coming because the names were too big to ignore, the dollars too big to even imagine. Bryce Harper. Manny Machado. Josh Donaldson. Zach Britton. Andrew Miller. Show More Summary

Win-Win Prospect Packages for Top MLB Trade Targets Left on the Market

The MLB offseason has already given trade hounds plenty to chew on. Much of the action has come courtesy of the Chicago White Sox, who shipped ace lefty Chris Sale to the Boston Red Sox and outfielder Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals. Many...Show More Summary

Jose Bautista Is the Free-Agent Slugger with No Clear MLB Home

If you were to cross paths with Jose Bautista and offer him a penny to play a game of catch, you might have just made the leading offer for his services. This is, of course, a gross exaggeration of how bad a time the slugger is having on the free-agent market. Show More Summary

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