For now, at least, it sounds like the days of gigantic posting fees for Japanese superstars are over. There's a chance that the result will involve said superstars staying put in Nippon Professional Baseball until they're ready for international free agency. Show More Summary
The Dodgers on Thursday fortified the back end of the bullpen, reaching an agreement on a new deal with Brian Wilson.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have bolstered their bullpen by signing free-agent reliever Brian Wilson. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports first reported the contract agreement: Brian Wilson and Dodgers have come to contract agreement. — Tim Brown...Show More Summary
Major League Baseball's hot stove season has already provided us with some notable player movement, headlined by the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers' Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler swap and Jacoby Ellsbury's massive $153 million deal with...Show More Summary
The Boston Red Sox have reportedly reached an agreement with relief pitcher Edward Mujica on a two-year, $9.5 million contract. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports passed along word of the deal: Reliever Edward Mujica and the Boston Red Sox...Show More Summary
Why we need to stop asking this questions every year: It might seem harmless, but it's not. Readers of the Chicago Tribune were given a poll question this week: "Greg Maddux should be a first-ballot Hall of Famer. What about Frank Thomas?" Those...Show More Summary
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka might not be made available to major league teams this winter, the president of the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles told a Japanese sports newspaper.
This year's MLB winter meetings are set to take place in Orlando, Fla., from Dec. 9-12. And with the hot stove really heating up here over the past few days, it promises to be a busy four-day stretch around the league. A trio of pitchers...Show More Summary
There have been pay-for-presumed-talent deals before. The Dodgers gave Darren Dreifort a five-year, $55 million contract because he was always juuuuust about to turn the corner. The Royals did the same thing for Gil Meche, and the deal worked out for a little while. Show More Summary
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has done an excellent job of addressing lineup issues this offseason, but the starting rotation has still yet to be tinkered with. With the winter meetings coming up, Cashman has the opportunity...Show More Summary
The Bambino teaches a boy to hit — and dishes out a few life lessons... A few observations. 1) There sure were a lot of orphans in that town. 2) Imagine if a kid wandered into the batting cage while David Ortiz was taking batting practice, and stood in the opposite batter's box while Papi took a few rips. Show More Summary
Another chapter was written in perhaps the greatest rivalry in baseball earlier this week, as former Boston Red Sox center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury jumped ship and signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the New York Yankees. NotShow More Summary
The whirlwind of MLB action on Tuesday, both in the free-agent market and on the trading block, proved that the baseball offseason is in full swing. However, there are still plenty of big-name pitchers and sluggers on the market as team owners and general managers prepare for the four-day winter meetings in Florida, which begin on Monday. Show More Summary
The Kansas City Royals have taken a swift approach to the offseason thus far. So far, they signed Jason Vargas to bolster their rotation, non-tendered Chris Getz and traded catcher George Kottaras to the Chicago Cubs. Baseball's annual...Show More Summary
Don Mattingly appeared Wednesday on AM 570's "Dodger Talk" and confirmed that he would manage the Dodgers next season “for sure.”
In light of the contracts Tyler Flowers (one year, $950,000) and Paul Konerko (one year, $2.5 million) signed this week, it’s fair to wonder what Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is up to as the winter meetings approach. Well,...Show More Summary
Tuesday was pretty crazy. Like, 37 players got traded and stuff. Wednesday... wasn't as crazy. David Price got traded to the Mariners, except not really. Then he might have been traded to the Pirates, except not really that time, either. Show More Summary
I'm guessing either the Yankees or Dodgers, possibly both, came into the offseason with this plan: Submit an absurd posting fee for Masahiro Tanaka Exploit his lack of leverage to sign him to an expensive-not-crazy deal Pay less luxury-tax monies Skip hand-and-hand with their new ace down the beach It was a beautiful plan. Show More Summary
The Dodgers and Angels could soon learn if they’ll have a chance to land Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.
Next week will be the most exciting and rumor-filled week of the offseason. Or at least, that's what's supposed to happen. The MLB winter meetings start on Monday, and teams will be talking trades and discussing free-agent deals like there's no tomorrow. Show More Summary