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2017 Winter Meetings Preview
2017 Winter Meetings Preview

Only 33 of baseball's 249 free agents have signed and a half dozen big names are on the trading block this week.

Winter Meetings Storylines
Winter Meetings Storylines

D.J. Short discusses some storylines to watch at this week's MLB Winter Meetings.

The 3 biggest Cubs questions as MLB Winter Meetings kick off
The 3 biggest Cubs questions as MLB Winter Meetings kick off

As the MLB Winter Meetings kick off, here are the 3 biggest questions facing Theo Epstein and the Cubs.

Three ways the White Sox could make a splash at this week
Three ways the White Sox could make a splash at this week's Winter Meetings

The rebuilding White Sox might not be getting a ton of attention heading into the Winter Meetings, but here are three potential splashes they could make this week in Florida.

Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams
Report: Mets have discussed a Matt Harvey trade with at least two teams

The Mets have reportedly discussed a trade involving Matt Harvey with at least two teams.

Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Arrested For Domestic Assault
Red Sox Pitcher Steven Wright Arrested For Domestic Assault

Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested Friday and charged with domestic assault, according to a statement from the Wright family released through his lawyer to NBC Sports Boston.According to the statement, Wright and his wife Shannon had an argument in their Tennessee home Friday, and this led to

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Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand
Winter meetings warm up fast: Gregerson, relievers in demand

Now that Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton picked their new places to play, baseball bosses checked into the winter meetings primed to make moves that had been bottled up for weeks. Luke Gregerson found a spot in the St. Louis bullpen, and Brandon Morrow could be closing for the Cubs. ''There

5 Phillies-specific matters to watch during Winter Meetings
5 Phillies-specific matters to watch during Winter Meetings

As the Winter Meetings get underway, the Phillies' offseason is expected to pick up. Here are five things fans should track. By Jim Salisbury

The Marlins are listening to offers for Marcell Ozuna
The Marlins are listening to offers for Marcell Ozuna

With Giancarlo Stanton off the table, the Cardinals could make a play for the Marlins' next-best slugger.

Report: After missing out on Stanton, Giants
Report: After missing out on Stanton, Giants 'will pursue' top free agents

The Giants struck out on Plan A this week. So, with the Winter Meetings starting this week, they appear to be turning to Plan B.

Braves to hire Alex Tamin as director of major league operations
Braves to hire Alex Tamin as director of major league operations

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Braves will hire Alex Tamin as director of major league operations. Tamin filled a similar role with the Dodgers last season and has worked extensively with Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos. After spending a number of years working on arbitration cases as outside

Report: The Red Sox are showing interest in Kyle Schwarber
Report: The Red Sox are showing interest in Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs are not expected to entertain offers for the slugger, even as he comes off of a down year in 2017.

LA Angels introduce Japan
LA Angels introduce Japan's Shohei Ohtani

Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani is introduced as a member of the Los Angeles Angels. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Report: Cubs will make a big push to sign Alex Cobb
Report: Cubs will make a big push to sign Alex Cobb

The Cubs are also thought to be in on free agent relievers Brandon Morrow and Addison Reed.

Baseball - Angels celebrate Japan star Ohtani
Baseball - Angels celebrate Japan star Ohtani's arrival

- The Los Angeles Angels rolled out the red carpet for prized Japanese acquisition Shohei Ohtani. In an introductory press conference worthy of nearby Hollywood, the 23-year-old two-way threat was feted by Angels manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Billy Eppler. "I look forward to playing

Shohei Ohtani may not play the outfield in 2018
Shohei Ohtani may not play the outfield in 2018

Angels GM Billy Eppler doesn't see his new star occupying an outfield spot for his first season in MLB.

Angels intend to use Ohtani as a two-way player
Angels intend to use Ohtani as a two-way player

The Los Angeles Angels plan to use 23-year-old Shohei Ohtani as a two-way player.

Nationals sign David Goforth to minor league deal
Nationals sign David Goforth to minor league deal

Goforth will get his fourth shot at a major league role in 2018.

Report: Rangers sign former Braves prospect Yenci Pena
Report: Rangers sign former Braves prospect Yenci Pena

The Rangers inked another of the Braves' ex-prospects on Saturday.

AP source: Rangers add shortstop lost by Braves in scandal

The Texas Rangers have signed free-agent shortstop Yenci Pena, one of the players taken from the Atlanta Braves as punishment for circumventing international signing rules, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Saturday. The agreement comes after the Rangers missed out on

New report suggests Cubs likely to pursue Rays All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Alex Colome
New report suggests Cubs likely to pursue Rays All-Star pitchers Chris Archer and Alex Colome

A new rumor says the Cubs are likely to pursue Chris Archer and Alex Colome, a pair of All-Star pitchers for the Tampa Bay Rays, to plug holes in their starting rotation and at closer.

The Mets plan to inquire about Starlin Castro
The Mets plan to inquire about Starlin Castro

The Mets' search for infield help continues with soon-to-be Marlins' second baseman Starlin Castro.

Here
Here's the real problem for the Red Sox with the Stanton trade

The Yankees' true victory over the Red Sox in the Stanton Derby came in all the moves that led up to the Yanks having the resources left to taunt their rivals with this blockbuster.  

Ex-Cub Starlin Castro reportedly the lone big leaguer leaving Yankees in Stanton swap, but could he quickly return to New York?
Ex-Cub Starlin Castro reportedly the lone big leaguer leaving Yankees in Stanton swap, but could he quickly return to New York?

Former Cub Starlin Castro is reportedly the only major leaguer the Yankees are trading away in the Giancarlo Stanton trade, but could he be returning to New York real soon?

With Giancarlo Stanton
With Giancarlo Stanton's big bat off the market, could White Sox see uptick in Jose Abreu interest?

With baseball's top offseason target reportedly heading to New York, could the White Sox see an uptick in interest for Jose Abreu's middle-of-the-order bat?

AP source: Yankees working on trade to acquire Stanton
AP source: Yankees working on trade to acquire Stanton

A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami. For the trade to become final, there would have to be an agreement on all players involved and all details

With Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees lineup will be absolutely terrifying
With Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees lineup will be absolutely terrifying

A lot of balls are gonna go over this wall if Giancarlo Stanton joins the Bombers

Baseball: Family atmosphere helped lure Ohtani to Angels - GM

(Reuters) - A family-like atmosphere helped the Los Angeles Angels win the frenzied battle to sign Japanese ace Shohei Ohtani, the team's general manager Billy Eppler said on Friday. Ohtani's decision to join the American League West division team over several bigger franchises that courted

12/8/17: MLB.com Fastcast
12/8/17: MLB.com Fastcast

The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes ends with the Angels as winners, plus Giancarlo Stanton says no to two teams, but could soon be on the move

Yankees reportedly close to acquiring Giancarlo Stanton
Yankees reportedly close to acquiring Giancarlo Stanton

According to a report, the Marlins are close to striking a deal with the Yankees that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Bronx. 

Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons Among Japanese Players to Join MLB
Ranking the Best Rookie Seasons Among Japanese Players to Join MLB

Shohei Ohtani surprised much of the baseball industry-and the SI baseball staff-by choosing the Angels over the other six finalists on Friday. The team's initial plan is to use him as a starting pitcher as well as an occasional designated hitter, possibly with some outfield play as well. Given his

Yunior Severino signs $2.5 million deal with Twins
Yunior Severino signs $2.5 million deal with Twins

Severino is the seventh former Braves' prospect to find a new home this offseason.

'Japanese Babe Ruth' set to take MLB by storm

Shohei Ohtani is a 100-mile-an-hour fastball pitcher and home-run slugger who once dreamed of skipping the Japanese leagues to head straight for the big time stateside. Hailed in the US media as "Japan's Babe Ruth", the 23-year-old is the hottest Japanese export since Hideki Matsui and

Report: Giants interested in Domingo Santana
Report: Giants interested in Domingo Santana

The Giants may have missed out on Giancarlo Stanton, but they still have options.

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(The Sports Xchange) - Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday. The Angels won Ohtani's services over competition from the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners

Report: Rays ink Cody Hall to minor league deal
Report: Rays ink Cody Hall to minor league deal

The Rays' hunt for bullpen arms continues with minor league righty Cody Hall.

Giants minor league pitcher suspended 50 games
Giants minor league pitcher suspended 50 games

Drew Bostic pitched in 19 games between two levels in the Giants' minor league system in the 2017 season...

Baseball: Japan's Ohtani to sign with Los Angeles Angels

(Reuters) - Coveted Japanese pitching and hitting star Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent has told the Major League Baseball team. The Angels were a surprise winner in the pursuit of the 23-year-old, beating out the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, San

Report: Yankees Close to Signing GM Brian Cashman to Five-Year, $25 Milion Extension
Report: Yankees Close to Signing GM Brian Cashman to Five-Year, $25 Milion Extension

The Yankees and general manager Brian Cashman are close to finalizing a five-year contract extension worth $25 million, reports USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

Brian Cashman to receive a five-year contract extension
Brian Cashman to receive a five-year contract extension

Cashman has held the Yankees GM job since 1998 and has been with the organization for over 30 years.

If Giants need Plan B, they
If Giants need Plan B, they'll benefit from slow offseason start

The offseason hot stove hasn't sparked yet in San Francisco as the team waits on two players -- and that's actually good for the Giants.

The Giants forever changed 25 years ago
The Giants forever changed 25 years ago

On the field and off, the Giants were never the same after they signed Barry Bonds to a record-breaking deal on Dec. 8, 1992.

Report: Giancarlo Stanton not willing to accept a trade to the Giants or Cardinals
Report: Giancarlo Stanton not willing to accept a trade to the Giants or Cardinals

He would accept deals to the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs or Astros, however.

12/7/17: MLB.com FastCast
12/7/17: MLB.com FastCast

The Marlins trade Dee Gordon to the Mariners, plus Tyler Chatwood signs a three-year deal with the Cubs

Report says Giancarlo Stanton would approve trade to four teams - including the Cubs
Report says Giancarlo Stanton would approve trade to four teams - including the Cubs

In baseball's latest offseason bombshell, Giancarlo Stanton reportedly has a list of four teams he would approve a trade to - and the Cubs are one of them.

Lowdown: M
Lowdown: M's Go Fishing

D.J. Short recaps the Dee Gordon trade to Seattle and Tyler Chatwood's contract with the Cubs in Friday's Offseason Lowdown.

Report: Tigers sign Mike Fiers to one-year, $6 million contract
Report: Tigers sign Mike Fiers to one-year, $6 million contract

The Tigers signed pitcher Mike Fiers to a one-year, $6 million deal.

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A's would love to see Japanese star Ohtani land in National League

The Oakland A's may have missed out on Shohei Ohtani, and hope he doesn't add insult to injury by signing in the American League...

Evans on potential Stanton trade:
Evans on potential Stanton trade: 'Our terms with the Marlins are clear'

The San Francisco Giants have a framework for a deal with the Miami Marlins in place, so the decision will ultimately come down to Stanton...

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