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Bryant open to new deal, knows time as Cub could wind down
Bryant open to new deal, knows time as Cub could wind down

Kris Bryant said he is open to signing a long-term contract to remain with the Cubs before his deal expires at the end of the World Series.

Cubs
Cubs' setup man Rowan Wick (oblique) likely to miss start of season

Wick, who suffered the oblique injury in September, has not been able to start a throwing program this spring and underwent more extensive medical tests on the injury this week.

Cubs, Kris Bryant
Cubs, Kris Bryant's 2021 mindset remains unchanged: 'We're here to win'

The 2021 Cubs may look different than the team that won its third NL Central title in five years last season, but their mindset entering this season is unchanged.

Cubs
Cubs' Kris Bryant: 2020 offensive woes 'easy for me to just throw away'

Kris Bryant seems to have entered camp "in a great place."

Corey Seager stays focused on Dodgers season with free agency looming
Corey Seager stays focused on Dodgers season with free agency looming

Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is coming off a sensational season and will be a free agent at the end of 2021. But he doesn't want to talk about a new contract.

Red Sox
Red Sox's Alex Verdugo prepared to replace Jackie Bradley Jr. in center field

If the Red Sox don't bring back Jackie Bradley Jr. before the 2021 season, Alex Verdugo is ready to replace the Gold Glover in center field.

Giants
Giants' Austin Slater explains why there's no universal DH for 2021

Austin Slater is in his second season as the player rep for the clubhouse. He broke down the battle over the universal DH, health protocols and the conversation about vaccines.

Justin Wilson on pitching in New York:
Justin Wilson on pitching in New York: 'I love it'

Former Yankee turned Met turned back to Yankee Justin Wilson explains how much he enjoys pitching in New York. Plus, Brett Gardner talks about his free agency process and how much he wanted to come back to the Yankees.

Is Dom Smith for real or will the Mets left fielder regress from his 2020 season?
Is Dom Smith for real or will the Mets left fielder regress from his 2020 season?

Dom Smith is back in Mets camp and ready to build off a great 2020 season. On BNNY, the crew debates whether Dom has figured everything out or if 2020 was a fluke and we'll see some regression in his hitting.

Core Cubs Kris Bryant, Javier Báez, Anthony Rizzo get another
Core Cubs Kris Bryant, Javier Báez, Anthony Rizzo get another 'last hurrah'

Considering the Cubs disappointing end to the 2020 season, maybe this do-over is a gift.

Giants
Giants' home jersey changes are no big deal, Duane Kuiper believes

The Giants are tweaking their home jerseys this season, adding player names. Broadcaster Duane Kuiper explained why fans shouldn't be upset about it.

White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal out to show what he can really do
White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal out to show what he can really do

Nick Madrigal spent last year dealing with the aftereffects of a separated shoulder. Despite hitting .340 and striking out just six times in 29 games, he's got something to prove in 2021: "I feel like I didn't even showcase what kind of player I truly am."

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Watch: Cubs' Kris Bryant hits home run off Jake Arrieta in batting practice

It's only live batting practice, but KB home runs never get old.

Kris Bryant received offseason text welcoming him to Mets
Kris Bryant received offseason text welcoming him to Mets

The Mets and Cubs have been engaged on talks for third baseman Kris Bryant throughout the offseason, but things didn't advance "past first inning" as recently as last Friday, according to SNY's Andy Martino.

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant explains what happened between him and the Mets this offseason
Cubs 3B Kris Bryant explains what happened between him and the Mets this offseason

Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant explains what happened behind the scenes between him and the Mets this offseason. Bryant says he saw a rumor he was being traded within 48 hours and got a text that said 'Welcome to the Mets' but quickly confirmed that rumor was not true.

Cubs
Cubs' Kris Bryant got fake 'Welcome to the Mets' text in offseason

Kris Bryant was a fixture of trade rumors this past offseason, and at one point, those rumors took a strange path.

Angels expect rising star Griffin Canning to provide stability in the rotation
Angels expect rising star Griffin Canning to provide stability in the rotation

Angels starter Griffin Canning, limited by injuries in 2019 and the shortened schedule last year, has lofty goals for his third major league campaign.

Mets
Mets' Dominic Smith ready to be everyday left fielder: 'I'm getting comfortable out there'

Dominic Smith is coming off a career-best year, slashing .316/.377/.616, and there's no doubt that he'll be a big part of the Mets' lineup in 2021. The only question is: Where?

Bryce Harper says he has more freedom in Philadelphia:
Bryce Harper says he has more freedom in Philadelphia: 'I can be Bryce'

The former Nationals outfielder feels different in the City of Brotherly Love.

SEE IT: Taijuan Walker has received Turk Wendell
SEE IT: Taijuan Walker has received Turk Wendell's tooth necklace gift

With Taijuan Walker wearing No. 99 for the Mets, he becomes the second Met ever to don the number and the first since Turk Wendell did so from 1997 to 2001.

Phillies
Phillies' spring training home renamed BayCare Ballpark

Same place, new name.

Cardinals
Cardinals' Arenado fitting in seamlessly with new franchise

Five-time All-Star and three-time home run champion Nolan Arenado is settling in at spring training with his new team, the Cardinals.

Third dimension: McMahon prepares to step in for Arenado
Third dimension: McMahon prepares to step in for Arenado

Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon gets a chance to fill in for Nolan Arenado, an eight-time Gold Glove winner and five-time All-Star who was recently traded to St. Louis.

Braves add another OF, claim Heredia off waivers from Mets
Braves add another OF, claim Heredia off waivers from Mets

The Braves claimed veteran outfielder Guillermo Heredia off waivers from the Mets days after they added another outfielder, Phillip Ervin.

Top Mets pitching prospect Matt Allan has been paired with Jacob deGrom:
Top Mets pitching prospect Matt Allan has been paired with Jacob deGrom: 'I've been pretty fortunate'

Matt Allan has the stuff to pitch at the top of the Mets' rotation, perhaps as soon as 2023. And as he has been paired with Jacob deGrom at spring training.

Kelenic, agent express frustration with Mariners
Kelenic, agent express frustration with Mariners

Top Mariners prospect Jarred Kelenic and his agent believe he has been kept off the team's major league roster because of his refusal to accept a long-term contract.

Twins SS prospect Royce Lewis out for season with torn ACL
Twins SS prospect Royce Lewis out for season with torn ACL

Minnesota Twins shortstop Royce Lewis, considered the organization's top prospect, has a torn ACL in his right knee that will sideline him for the 2021 season.

Seattle doing damage control with players after exec
Seattle doing damage control with players after exec's video

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Scott Servais are doing damage control with players who were mentioned or referenced in a video by former team CEO Kevin Mather.

Yankees
Yankees' Brett Gardner on return: 'I was never shy about my desire to finish my career here'

The Yankees didn't officially announce Brett Gardner's new contract until this past Tuesday, but a return to pinstripes always seemed to be the most likely outcome for 37-year-old outfielder.

Jake McGee pinpoints what made signing with Giants an
Jake McGee pinpoints what made signing with Giants an 'easy decision'

The Giants were an easy sell to the former Dodger.

Sean Hjelle wasn
Sean Hjelle wasn't invited to Spring Training 2.0, but made most of summer away

Sean Hjelle was a surprise omission from Spring Training 2.0 and the alternate site, but that allowed him to spend a summer at home with his son, born last April.

SNY announces 2021 Mets spring training TV schedule and coverage
SNY announces 2021 Mets spring training TV schedule and coverage

SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, announced its exclusive spring training schedule and coverage for the start of the Mets 2021 season.

Cubs line Kyle Hendricks up for another Opening Day assignment
Cubs line Kyle Hendricks up for another Opening Day assignment

Pitching coach Tommy Hottovy on Thursday outlined the early and very fluid rotation plans for the Cubs.

Scouts and execs on how Trevor May reinvented himself to become a dominant reliever
Scouts and execs on how Trevor May reinvented himself to become a dominant reliever

Over the last two seasons Trevor May has made himself into a strikeout monster, as if assembled in a relief-pitching laboratory.

J.T. Realmuto
J.T. Realmuto's deal the worst among top 5 free agents, according to MLB Trade Rumors poll

Not a lot of love nationally for the J.T. Realmuto contract.

Mike Rizzo says Nationals working with DC officials to get fans in ballpark
Mike Rizzo says Nationals working with DC officials to get fans in ballpark

The Nationals are hoping to play in front of a home crowd in 2021 after the ballpark was closed to fans last season due to the pandemic.

ICYMI in Mets Land: J.D. Davis comfortable at third base, Dom Smith arrives, and more
ICYMI in Mets Land: J.D. Davis comfortable at third base, Dom Smith arrives, and more

J.D. Davis spoke for the first time at camp and Dom Smith arrived as spring training rolled on for the Mets on Wednesday.

Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson cuts finger, will miss spring training games
Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson cuts finger, will miss spring training games

Detroit Tigers top prospect Spencer Torkelson will miss spring training games after slicing his finger Wednesday night.

Analysis: Window is already narrowing for Republican to challenge Donald Trump for 2024
Analysis: Window is already narrowing for Republican to challenge Donald Trump for 2024

It is looking ever more probable that Donald Trump will run for the White House again in 2024. His opponents, including some within the Republican Party, say...

Yankees
Yankees' Luke Voit eyes consistency in 2021 after career-best season

Despite a career-best season with the Yankees in 2020, Luke Voit is by no means satisfied entering 2021 spring training.

White Sox Talk Podcast: The case for Minnie Miñoso to make Hall of Fame
White Sox Talk Podcast: The case for Minnie Miñoso to make Hall of Fame

The Athletic's Joe Posnanski states the case for Minnie Mioso to be enshrined in Cooperstown and explains why he's confident it will happen soon.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Can Nico Hoerner claim Cubs
Cubs Talk Podcast: Can Nico Hoerner claim Cubs' second base job?

Gordon Wittenmyer, live from Mesa, joins David Kaplan, Maddie Lee and Tim Stebbins to discuss the Cubs' second base picture and whether Nico Hoerner can win the job during spring training.

Aaron Nesmith with a deep 3 vs the Atlanta Hawks
Aaron Nesmith with a deep 3 vs the Atlanta Hawks

Aaron Nesmith (Boston Celtics) with a deep 3 vs the Atlanta Hawks, 02/24/2021

Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers - Game Highlights
Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers - Game Highlights

Watch the Game Highlights from Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers, 02/24/2021

DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres work on their double play ball in spring training
DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres work on their double play ball in spring training

Yankees infielders DJ LeMahieu and Gleyber Torres work on their double play speed in Wednesday's spring training session. Plus, see Gio Urshela takes some hacks during some batting practice.

Cody Bellinger is ahead of schedule in his shoulder rehab
Cody Bellinger is ahead of schedule in his shoulder rehab

Dodgers' Cody Bellinger is well ahead of his rehabilitation schedule from a shoulder injury he sustained in the NLCS and will be ready for Opening Day.

Michael Conforto keeps focus on improvement amid lack of Mets extension talks
Michael Conforto keeps focus on improvement amid lack of Mets extension talks

Where the Mets and RF Michael Conforto stand on a potential contract extension has been addressed by both sides since spring training opened last week in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Michael Conforto explains how he stayed so consistent during the 2020 season
Michael Conforto explains how he stayed so consistent during the 2020 season

On Mets Hot Stove, New York Mets OF Michael Conforto discusses with SNY's Steve Gelbs the biggest lesson he's learned in his MLB career so far and how he stayed so consistent in 2020. Conforto also explains how he can keep the extension talks separate from his play on the field.

Mets' Francisco Lindor says he's more proud of his Gold Gloves than Silver Sluggers, talks leadership qualities

On Mets Hot Stove, New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor discusses with SNY's Steve Gelbs how proud he is of his Gold Glove Awards, his thoughts on analytics, and what he believes makes a good leader. Lindor also explains how he can keep the extension talks separate from his play on the field.

If J.D. Davis doesn
If J.D. Davis doesn't work out at third, what other options do the Mets have?

On BNNY, the crew discusses whether or not J.D. Davis should be the everyday third baseman and what potential options are on the Mets bench should he not deliver.


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