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Brian Cashman says the Yankees will talk to Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg
Brian Cashman says the Yankees will talk to Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg

And, he says, he is not under orders to stay below the Competitive Balance Tax in 2020

White Sox Talk Podcast: Bob Nightengale sees White Sox going after
White Sox Talk Podcast: Bob Nightengale sees White Sox going after 'the big boys' in free agency

Chuck Garfien and Ryan McGuffey talk about the rumors connecting the White Sox to premium free agents like Anthony Rendon and Stephen Strasburg.

Report: There is
Report: There is 'great skepticism' teams will pay up for Mookie Betts

The Red Sox will gauge the trade market for Mookie Betts this offseason, but there is "great skepticism" about teams' willingness to pay the hefty price for the star right fielder according to Jon Heyman.

Tampa Bay GM Erik Neander voted MLB Executive of the Year

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year.

Yankees plan to have talks with Cole, Strasburg
Yankees plan to have talks with Cole, Strasburg

After falling short of reaching the World Series for the 10th straight year, the New York Yankees intend to have conversations with top free agent pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg. ''It's a good time to be them,'' Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Monday as the

Rays
Rays' Erik Neander named Executive of the Year

Rays GM Erik Neander was named Executive of the Year for the 2019 season. Brian Cashman finished in second place while Billy Beane and Derek Falvey tied for third place.

Red Sox say Pedroia hopes to return next season
Red Sox say Pedroia hopes to return next season

Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee. ''Every indication I've gotten is that he's feeling good and intending on playing,'' Chaim Bloom, Boston's new

Dustin Pedroia retiring? Not so fast, say Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia retiring? Not so fast, say Red Sox

According to the Boston Red Sox brass, Dustin Pedroia is intending on playing for the team in 2020.

Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees exceeded competitive balance tax threshold in 2019
Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees exceeded competitive balance tax threshold in 2019

The Red Sox, Yankees, and Cubs exceeded the competitive balance tax threshold in 2019 and each will pay a penalty for the overage.

Mets
Mets' Alonso, Astros' �?lvarez named Rookies of the Year

Young sluggers known for their prodigious power, Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez knocked the Rookie of the Year voting out of the park. In a rarity for the major league home run leader, Alonso didn't land the biggest blow. Alonso, a star first baseman with the New York Mets, got 29 of 30 first-place

How Scott Harris grew up as a Cubs fan with a brother who rooted for Giants
How Scott Harris grew up as a Cubs fan with a brother who rooted for Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- As Scott Harris said goodbye to family members on Monday, a Giants employee walked over and dropped off two big bags full of jerseys and orange-and-black gear. One of his parents needed to load up on the gifts more than the other. Harris grew up in Redwood City with a mother who is a

Pete Alonso wins 2019 National League Rookie of the Year Award
Pete Alonso wins 2019 National League Rookie of the Year Award

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso became the sixth Met to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award.

MLB free agency: Pros, cons for Giants signing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu
MLB free agency: Pros, cons for Giants signing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu

Farhan Zaidi knows Hyun-Jin Ryu well from his days as the Dodgers GM. Should the Giants pursue the lefty in free agency?

Yordan Álvarez named 2019 American League Rookie of the Year
Yordan Álvarez named 2019 American League Rookie of the Year

Yordan Álvarez was unanimously named the 2019 American League Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Harris returns home to become new Giants GM
Harris returns home to become new Giants GM

After playing a role in the Chicago Cubs' transformation from rebuilding club to World Series champion, Scott Harris aims to guide the San Francisco Giants along a similar path. Harris was introduced Monday as the Giants' new general manager, the first of what should be two significant hires

MLB free agency: Why reliever Daniel Hudson, A
MLB free agency: Why reliever Daniel Hudson, A's might be good fit

The A's love to put up money for their bullpen, so this could be an intriguing thought.

Latest Mookie Betts report heightens trade speculation entering GM meetings
Latest Mookie Betts report heightens trade speculation entering GM meetings

A report ahead of Monday morning's GM meetings suggests Mookie Betts will be at the center of trade talks around the league this winter.

Meanwhile, on the cold, cold Hot Stove . . .
Meanwhile, on the cold, cold Hot Stove . . .

No one is signing but contenders want to trade young superstars, attendance plummets and no one seems to care.

After short stint with White Sox, Cuban pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne is headed overseas
After short stint with White Sox, Cuban pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne is headed overseas

Odrisamer Despaigne's tenure with the White Sox was short and unusual. Now the Cuban pitcher is heading to Korea.

MLB Hot Stove Tracker: Where will baseball
MLB Hot Stove Tracker: Where will baseball's biggest free agents end up?

Put away the champagne, Nationals fans. Major League Baseball's free agency period is upon us, and there are several moves to be made. Track them all here.

Matt Klentak
Matt Klentak's 'Time to win' comment makes this a crucial offseason for Phillies and it begins this week

The Phillies' crucial offseason begins this week in Arizona, where MLB's general managers are assembling for several days of meetings. By Jim Salisbury

Domingo Germán should soon learn his fate
Domingo Germán should soon learn his fate

The Yankees pitcher has been on administrative leave pursuant to MLB's domestic violence policy since September

Giants finally find their general manager in Cubs
Giants finally find their general manager in Cubs' Harris

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants hired Scott Harris from the Chicago Cubs to become general manager, filling a void of more than a year after the club had gone without a GM during president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi's first season in the position.

Five things we could learn about the White Sox offseason at the GM meetings
Five things we could learn about the White Sox offseason at the GM meetings

Rick Hahn will speak to reporters for the first time since his end-of-season press conference in September this week at the GM meetings. Here are five things we could learn about the White Sox offseason.

Chaim Bloom
Chaim Bloom's GM meetings to-do list downright exhausting as 2020 Red Sox begin taking shape

The GM meetings are usually pretty sleepy, writes John Tomase. But this year, the Boston Red Sox and Chaim Bloom need to hit the ground running as they look to retool.

Indians Carrasco, Perez honored for strong 2019 seasons

Carlos Carrasco's courage while fighting cancer and community service earned him another postseason honor. Carrasco won the Frank Gibbons-Steve Olin Good Guy Award, given annually by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, for being accommodating with media members

MLB rumors: Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens accepts Marlins job
MLB rumors: Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens accepts Marlins job

After 10 years in San Francisco, Hensley Meulens is moving on to Miami.

Farhan Zaidi, Scott Harris give Giants front office they envisioned
Farhan Zaidi, Scott Harris give Giants front office they envisioned

With Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris running the show, the Giants now have the front office they always desired.

Giants hire Cubs assistant general manager Scott Harris as general manager
Giants hire Cubs assistant general manager Scott Harris as general manager

The Giants have tabbed a member of the Cubs front office as their next general manager.

Farhan Zaidi hires Cubs
Farhan Zaidi hires Cubs' Scott Harris as Giants' new general manager

Farhan Zaidi checked off one of the biggest items on his offseason to-do list.

Padres unveil new brown and gold color scheme
Padres unveil new brown and gold color scheme

Brown is back for the San Diego Padres. The Padres unveiled new uniforms Saturday night that feature a brown and gold color scheme, similar to the one used from the franchise's inception in 1969 through 1984. The new uniforms were unveiled at Petco Park in front a few thousand fans by players Fernando

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A's Jesús Luzardo is intriguing candidate for 2020 Rookie of the Year

He'll have a lot of competition, but this will get A's fans something to look forward to.

Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado win Platinum Glove Awards
Matt Chapman, Nolan Arenado win Platinum Glove Awards

For the second year in a row, both Matt Chapman and Nolan Arenado took home a Platinum Glove, awarded to the best overall defensive player in each league.

MLB rumors: Giants moving Oracle Park fences slightly in to shift bullpens
MLB rumors: Giants moving Oracle Park fences slightly in to shift bullpens

It still will be a pitcher's park.

Braves re-sign reliever O
Braves re-sign reliever O'Day after injured season

ATLANTA (AP) -- Right-handed reliever Darren O'Day has signed a $2.25 million, one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves.

Andy Green is reportedly set to become the Cubs
Andy Green is reportedly set to become the Cubs' next bench coach, replacing Mark Loretta

The Cubs' staff overhaul continues.

'Multiple teams' believe Cubs catcher Willson Contreras will be available for trade this winter

As the Cubs evaluate their roster this winter, Cubs catcher Willson Contreras could be made available in a trade.

Qualifying offer adds interesting element to Jose Abreu
Qualifying offer adds interesting element to Jose Abreu's figured return to White Sox

Word that the White Sox and Jose Abreu have discussed a long-term deal should come as no surprise. But the qualifying offer the team extended Abreu earlier this week adds an interesting wrinkle to the proceedings.

Braves sign Darren O
Braves sign Darren O'Day to one-year, $2.25 million contract

The Braves announced the signing of veteran reliever Darren O'Day on Friday, inking him to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Padres hire Larry Rothschild to be their new pitching coach
Padres hire Larry Rothschild to be their new pitching coach

Rothschild was just let go after nine seasons with the Yankees

Five free agents who could reshuffle the White Sox offseason priorities
Five free agents who could reshuffle the White Sox offseason priorities

Rick Hahn laid out a pretty specific offseason to-do list for his front office. But if the opportunity to add certain free agents come along, could we see a reshuffling of those priorities?

Chaim Bloom provides insight into J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
Chaim Bloom provides insight into J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts' situations

Chaim Bloom weighs in on the futures of Mookie Betts and JD Martinez with the Red Sox, telling WEEI.com that he's pleased Martinez didn't opt out and aware that Betts "is the No. 1 topic on everyone's mind."

Phillies set to interview Nationals assistant hitting coach Joe Dillon
Phillies set to interview Nationals assistant hitting coach Joe Dillon

A candidate for the Phillies' open hitting coach position has emerged. By Jim Salisbury

Giants won
Giants won't have any tax concerns as they dive into free agency

Two years ago, every move the Giants made had an eye on the collective balance tax. This year, they can do just about anything they want.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Assistant coaches and 2020 budget
Cubs Talk Podcast: Assistant coaches and 2020 budget

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Tony Andracki and Jeff Nelson discuss the assistant coaches under David Ross, how the Cubs aren't the only NL Central team facing budget constraints, and Yu Darvish-social media darling.

11/7/19: MLB.com FastCast
11/7/19: MLB.com FastCast

The Silver Slugger Awards are announced, plus the Braves are reportedly interested in Madison Bumgarner

Howie Kendrick wins 2019 Heart and Hustle Award
Howie Kendrick wins 2019 Heart and Hustle Award

Nationals infielder Howie Kendrick was named the winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, handed out by the MLB Players Alumni Association.

Report: Ex-Red Sox GM Ben Cherington in running for Pirates position
Report: Ex-Red Sox GM Ben Cherington in running for Pirates position

Former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington reportedly is in the running to become the Pirates' president of baseball operations.

Report: Ben Cherington in the running to become Pirates
Report: Ben Cherington in the running to become Pirates' president of baseball operations

Ben Cherington is reportedly in the running to become president of baseball operations for the Pirates, who fired their president, GM, manager, and pitching coach after the season.

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A's AL MVP finalist Marcus Semien doesn't win shortstop Silver Slugger

Does this mean a blank slate for him on the Baseball Reference Awards section?


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