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Morneau to make retirement official with Twins

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 17:16
Justin Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP and former Minnesota Twins first baseman whose career was derailed by concussion symptoms, is retiring after 1,603 hits and 247 home runs in 14 major league seasons.

Fantasy reaction to McCutchen's trade to San Francisco

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 16:53
The Pittsburgh Pirates dealt another big name on Monday, sending Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants. Eric Karabell reviews the fantasy spin.

Reports: Pirates trade McCutchen to Giants

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:28
The San Francisco Giants have agreed to acquire former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to multiple reports.

Trade grades: Giants can't be done after getting Andrew McCutchen

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 15:26
Trading for the last year of the former MVP's contract will provide San Francisco with power they lack, but have they really fixed all of their outfield problems?

Blue Jays to extend netting at Rogers Centre

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:34
The Blue Jays will extend the protective netting at Rogers Centre to the outfield end of each dugout this season and increase the height of netting behind home plate by approximately 10 feet, to 28 feet.

Sources: Kendrick agrees to deal with Nats

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:24
Veteran utility man Howie Kendrick agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Washington Nationals.

Frozen hot stove season puts surprising teams in play for top free agents

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 12:17
It's not just the typical big spenders looking to land the likes of Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas. Which available players could make a difference for fringe contenders?

Just how evil can the Yankees get? Imagine this dream/nightmare 2018

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 07:30
We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.

Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey dies at 87

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 22:47
Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, who worked the World Series five times, the All-Star Game six times and 4,673 games in the regular season, has died. He was 87.

Fantasy reaction to Cole's trade to Houston

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:55
The Houston Astros boosted their rotation when they acquired Gerrit Cole in a five-player trade this week. Eric Karabell reviews the fantasy spin.

Baseball's best bets to break out in 2018

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 14:38
Wherever Christian Yelich plays this year, he's on a short list of players one big step from stardom. Who's ready to take a big step up in performance?

Olney: How do teams value leadership on the free-agent market? Not as much as you'd think

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:00
With clubs still sorting out which veterans they might sign, the biggest questions aren't about performance, but over who might fit in.

Sources: A. Gonzalez has agreement with Mets

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 23:38
The Mets would owe veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez just $545,000, with Atlanta paying the rest.

Law: Pirates get quantity for Cole, but come up short on quality

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 22:30
Landing Joe Musgrove and three other players might sound like a lot, but the package received says more about Gerrit Cole's fading performance.

Trade grades: Astros boost their bid to repeat with Cole, but did Pirates get enough?

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 19:33
Houston got Gerrit Cole without giving up top prospects, leaving Pittsburgh with a four-pack of players who will be challenged to sustain the Bucs' rebuild.

Source: Astros land Cole in trade with Pirates

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 18:33
The Pirates have traded their top starting pitcher Gerrit Cole to the Astros, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Reports: Hand, Padres reach 3-year extension

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:37
Brad Hand, who had 21 saves with a 2.16 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 2017, has agreed to a three-year extension to stay with the Padres, according to reports.

Source: Twins to sign RHP Reed to 2-year deal

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:28
Reliever Addison Reed has agreed to a two-year contract worth just under $17 million with the Twins, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Ricketts: Sosa unwelcome until he comes clean

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:53
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts believes players from the steroid era "owe us a little bit of honesty," and until Sammy Sosa does that, he's not welcome.

Buster Olney's top 10 units: Super teams dominate both sides of the ball

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:55
From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.

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