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Dodgers' fan group ready to vent at Astros for sign stealing

A group of Los Angeles Dodgers fans is making plans to vent its frustration at the Houston Astros about baseball's sign-stealing scandal. Houston and the Dodgers don't play each other during the upcoming regular season, so Pantone 294 is snapping up tickets to the Los Angeles Angels' home

Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros
Several Dodgers go public, peeved by Astros' cheating scam

The Los Angeles Dodgers would rather earn a World Series trophy on their own than accept any scraps from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox, the teams that beat them in 2017 and '18. Despite being eager to focus on the upcoming season, several Dodgers publicly for the first time expressed annoyance

Fortified White Sox say they're ready to contend again

The Chicago White Sox and their long-frustrated fans say they're primed and pumped for the team to contend in 2020. The White Sox haven't made the playoffs since 2008 and have endured seven straight losing seasons, but there was an optimistic buzz at the team's sold-out fan convention Saturday

Camargo determined to seize second chance at 3B for Braves
Camargo determined to seize second chance at 3B for Braves

Johan Camargo has a second chance to be the Atlanta Braves' starting third baseman. Camargo's renewed motivation to make the most of this opportunity comes after hard lessons learned in a demotion to the minors last season. ''I want to be back, that's why,'' Camargo said

Pirates' Taillon upbeat as he rehabs from elbow surgery

Jameson Taillon has plenty of experience when it comes to rehabbing from injuries. The Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander has had two Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgeries during his professional career. ''I guess rehab is in my blood now,'' Taillon said.

Eloy Jimenez says
Eloy Jimenez says 'f**k that' to thought of DH'ing while pledging defensive improvement

Eloy Jimenez doesn't like to DH. And he hammered that point home with some colorful language while pledging defensive improvement in left field.

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Why A's players don't mind trade-offs with extended protective netting

The movement has its reservations among fans but seems universally supported among players.

White Sox Talk Podcast: SoxFest at Night!
White Sox Talk Podcast: SoxFest at Night!

Chuck Garfien and White Sox play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti host SoxFest at Night live from Sox Fest at McCormick Place.

The Yasmani Grandal Effect is real, and it
The Yasmani Grandal Effect is real, and it's already happening for the White Sox

Though he hasn't yet even reached his first spring training as a South Sider, Yasmani Grandal is proving to be a different breed of catcher, one that is already having a big impact on the White Sox pitching staff.

1B Abreu looking forward to winning with White Sox
1B Abreu looking forward to winning with White Sox

Jose Abreu has known nothing but losing since he joined the Chicago White Sox. Perhaps more than anyone else, Abreu is ready for the other side of Chicago's long-running rebuilding plan. The White Sox are talking playoffs again after winning just 72 games in 2019.

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A's Bob Melvin recalls celebrating Ichiro Suzuki, Adrian Beltre's careers

He also told a very funny story that had to do with Beltre and Yoenis Cespedes.

FastCast: Mets introduce Rojas
FastCast: Mets introduce Rojas

Luis Rojas is introduced as the Mets manager, plus Alex Gordon signs a one-year contract with the Royals

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A's teammates 'respect' Mike Fiers for speaking out against Astros

While some around major league baseball are blasting Mike Fiers, the A's pitcher has the full support of his teammates.

AP source: Story, Rockies agree to $27.5 million, 2-yr deal
AP source: Story, Rockies agree to $27.5 million, 2-yr deal

All-Star shortstop Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a $27.5 million, two-year contract that avoids an arbitration hearing, according to a person familiar with the deal. Story can become a free agent following the 2021 World Series. When players and teams exchanged proposed 2020

AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on $2M plus incentives
AP source: Zimmerman, Nationals agree on $2M plus incentives

Washington Nationals "face of the franchise" Ryan Zimmerman agreed to terms on a $2 million contract for 2020 that includes the possibility of earning $3 million more in incentives. The incentives are based on the number of games the first baseman plays and how many plate appearances he gets. The person

Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role in cheat scam
Fiers declines to discuss whistleblower role in cheat scam

Oakland Athletics pitcher Mike Fiers didn't have any more to say regarding his role as a whistleblower. Fiers declined Friday to answer questions about revealing the sign-stealing scam that has engulfed Major League Baseball, instead saying he simply wanted to focus on the future. Fiers said he

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Live from Opening Night of SoxFest 2020
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Live from Opening Night of SoxFest 2020

David Kaplan is joined by Chuck Garfien as they speak with the newest White Sox winter acquisitions from this offseason as well as the current White Sox core from Opening Night of SoxFest 2020.

Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract
Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract

Shortstop Trevor Story and the Rockies avoided arbitration, agreeing on a two-year, $27.5 million contract, buying out his final two arb years.

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A's Mike Fiers a 'hero' for revealing Astros scandal, Bob Melvin says

Bob Melvin is not happy about the Astros' sing-stealing scandal and didn't hold back Friday.

Nationals re-sign Ryan Zimmerman to one-year, $2 million deal
Nationals re-sign Ryan Zimmerman to one-year, $2 million deal

Veteran first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and the Nationals have reunited, agreeing on a one-year, $2 million contract on Friday.

Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions
Twins express confidence in rotation that carries questions

The Minnesota Twins set a major league record for home runs last season. With spring training less than three weeks away, diminishing the likelihood of another acquisition, the Twins have publicly expressed confidence in their rotation for 2020. "As it stands right now, I feel really good about the

Scott Boras vehemently disputes the Jose Altuve buzzer-cheating rumors
Scott Boras vehemently disputes the Jose Altuve buzzer-cheating rumors

Scott Boras commented on the ongoing rumors that his client Jose Altuve, wore a buzzer during games to cheat.

Royals star Pérez becomes US Citizen at team's fan event

Already a World Series MVP, six-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glove catcher, Salvador Perez became something else when he stepped onto the main stage at the Kansas City Royals' annual FanFest: a U.S. citizen. Perez took his oath of citizenship on Friday, the completion of a five-year process

David Wright empathizes with Dustin Pedroia:
David Wright empathizes with Dustin Pedroia: 'I'm rooting for him to come back'

If anyone can relate to what Dustin Pedroia is going through, it's former New York Mets third baseman David Wright.

Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros
Keuchel apologizes for 2017 Astros' sign-stealing scandal

Dallas Keuchel has become the first member of the 2017 Houston Astros to offer a public apology for the team's sign-stealing scheme during their run to the World Series championship.

Tigers PA announcer Jay Allen dies after cancer fight

The Detroit Tigers said Jay Allen, the team's public address announcer, has died. ''Everyone admired Jay's faith, determination and positive mindset during his fight with cancer,'' the team said in a statement Friday. Allen joined the Tigers as Comerica Park's public address

Donaldson
Donaldson's option price could escalate by $4 million

Josh Donaldson's 2024 option with the Minnesota Twins can escalate an additional $4 million based on awards he earns during the first four seasons of the deal. Donaldson and the Twins finalized a $92 million, four-year contract on Wednesday. Donaldson has a limited no-trade provision allowing him

New Mets manager Luis Rojas thanks famous father, brother
New Mets manager Luis Rojas thanks famous father, brother

Luis Rojas began his tenure as manager of the New York Mets by thanking his famous father, Felipe Alou. Rojas was introduced by the Mets on Friday as the replacement for Carlos Beltran, whose tenure was cut short last week after just 84 days. Felipe Alou was a three-time All-Star who managed Montreal

Brad Ausmus interviewing for Astros manager job
Brad Ausmus interviewing for Astros manager job

Ausmus played for the Astros for ten seasons in two separate stints.

Giants Mailbag: Could young starters be headed for bullpen?
Giants Mailbag: Could young starters be headed for bullpen?

With spring training just a couple of weeks away, Giants insider Alex Pavlovic runs through another set of questions from fans.

Royals
Royals' Alex Gordon agrees to accept trades starting June 16

Alex Gordon agreed to consent to a trade by the Kansas City Royals starting June 16, an unusual provision in his new $4 million, one-year contract. Gordon has spent his entire career with the Royals and has the right to block trades under baseball's collective bargaining agreement because his has

Pros (prospects!) and cons (Wil Myers?) of potential Mookie Betts trade to Padres
Pros (prospects!) and cons (Wil Myers?) of potential Mookie Betts trade to Padres

Could the Red Sox ship Mookie Betts to San Diego? Between the potential of adding impactful prospects, taking on Wil Myers, and dealing with the Padres' front office, John Tomase breaks down the pros and cons.

Kevin Long dissects Juan Soto
Kevin Long dissects Juan Soto's World Series Game 1 home run off Gerrit Cole

The Nationals' hitting coach predicted before the World Series that Juan Soto would hit a home run off Gerrit Cole. It only took him one game to do it.

Is MLB right to let the cheating Houston Astros keep their title?
Is MLB right to let the cheating Houston Astros keep their title?

The LA Dodgers have every reason to believe that they were cheated out of the title. That doesn't mean that MLB will alter the record books Say one of your city's baseball teams loses in the World Series two years in a row. That's a tough pill to swallow, right? Wait, it gets worse. What if it turns

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Discussing 2020 White Sox expectations
SportsTalk Live Podcast: Discussing 2020 White Sox expectations

SportsTalk Live is on location at McCormick Place to preview SoxFest 2020. Chuck Garfien and David Haugh join David Kaplan on the panel.

MLB rumors: Giants sign Korean-leaguer Darin Ruf to minor-league deal
MLB rumors: Giants sign Korean-leaguer Darin Ruf to minor-league deal

The deal reportedly also includes an invite to spring training.

Merloni: Why Alex Cora could return as Red Sox manager in 2021
Merloni: Why Alex Cora could return as Red Sox manager in 2021

Lou Merloni explains why there's a chance Alex Cora could return to manage the Boston Red Sox in 2021.

Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract
Giants sign Darin Ruf to minor league contract

The Giants inked former major league 1B/OF Darin Ruf to a minor league contract on Thursday. Ruf spent the last three years in South Korea.

Bloom: Red Sox won
Bloom: Red Sox won't rush to have manager by spring training

The Boston Red Sox are still hoping to have a manager in place by spring training, but chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Thursday it's possible they won't hire someone before pitchers and catchers report Feb. 12. ''It would certainly be ideal'' to have replaced Alex Cora

Will Nick Madrigal make Opening Day roster? White Sox say he has
Will Nick Madrigal make Opening Day roster? White Sox say he has 'a few more things to prove'

Nick Madrigal had himself a heck of a season in the minor leagues in 2019. Was it enough to earn himself a spot on the Opening Day roster? It doesn't sound like it, but that could change.

Lou Merloni: Red Sox
Lou Merloni: Red Sox 'believe they will [get off scot-free]'

The Boston Red Sox are facing uncertainty at the manager position. On NBC Sports Boston's Arbella Early Edition, Lou Merloni detailed how the team can address their manager position if they believe their internal candidates are clean.

Report: Red Sox, Padres have discussed Mookie Betts trade
Report: Red Sox, Padres have discussed Mookie Betts trade

According to a report from The Athletic, the Red Sox and Padres have discussed a trade involving four-time All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts.

MLB Rumors: Red Sox, Padres have discussed Mookie Betts trade
MLB Rumors: Red Sox, Padres have discussed Mookie Betts trade

The Boston Red Sox reportedly have been in talks with the San Diego Padres about a possible Mookie Betts trade.

Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager
Mets make it official, announce Rojas as their new manager

The Mets made it official, hiring Luis Rojas as their manager to replace Carlos Beltran. New York announced the move Thursday, a week after Beltran departed without managing a game. Rojas, who had been the Mets quality control coach, was given a multiyear contract.

More moves? Nicholas Castellanos?
More moves? Nicholas Castellanos? 'Heavy lifting' over, but White Sox might not be done

Rick Hahn's front office has been incredibly active this winter. But might there be even more work to be done before Opening Day rolls around in late March?

Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects
Tigers eyeing Triple-A Toledo for top prospects

It could be another long season for the Detroit Tigers, but fans in the Motor City may not have to look far for signs of hope. ''We've got some pretty good ones going to Triple-A Toledo,'' Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. Gardenhire and general manager Al Avila indicated Thursday

Scott Boras: Astros players don
Scott Boras: Astros players don't need to apologize

Why should they when everything about America right now rewards lying and denying?

Mariners expect Mitch Haniger to miss start of season
Mariners expect Mitch Haniger to miss start of season

Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger is expected to miss the start of the regular season and likely needs to undergo core muscle surgery, general manager Jerry Dipoto said Thursday. Haniger suffered the injury during one of his offseason workouts earlier this week. Dipoto said the latest setback is tied

From one legend another: Carmelo Anthony congratulates Derek Jeter on Hall of Fame
From one legend another: Carmelo Anthony congratulates Derek Jeter on Hall of Fame

The Trail Blazers forward has long-admired the Yankees icon.

Pedro Martinez pays tribute to David Ortiz on anniversary of his Red Sox signing
Pedro Martinez pays tribute to David Ortiz on anniversary of his Red Sox signing

The Boston Red Sox franchise changed forever on this day 17 years ago with the signing of David Ortiz.


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