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[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 14:02:47 EST from rss

Subject: Rumor Central: Angels pursuing Tigers' Ian Kinsler?

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ESPN The Detroit Tigers have a valuable trade piece in second baseman Ian Kinsler, and at least one team has emerged as a potential suitor for his services. The Los Angeles Angels have "been having extensive internal discussions" about trading for Kinsler, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 13:51:47 EST from rss

Subject: Manfred optimistic about new posting system

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Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer Close senior writer Author of "License to Deal" Former Denver Post national baseball writer Follow on Twitter ORLANDO, Fla. -- Commissioner Rob Manfred expressed optimism about a new posting system that would allow two-way star Shohei Ohtani to leave

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 13:41:47 EST from rss

Subject: Yankees interview Hensley Meulens for manager position

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ORLANDO — The Yankees have interviewed Hensley Meulens for their managerial vacancy, the team announced Thursday. Meulens, who has Yankee ties, was recently promoted to Giants bench coach from hitting coach. The 50-year-old native of Curacao checks a lot of boxes given his strong communication skills

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 11:12:41 EST from rss

Subject: Jay Bruce's Thin Free Agency Market Proves Baseball Is a Young Man's Game

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There was a time when a 30-year-old, lefthanded, proven power-hitting corner outfielder like Jay Bruce (277 HRs, 838 RBI) was the star of free agency. That would be 1976, when Reggie Jackson (281 HRs, 824 RBI) signed with the New York Yankees after owner George Steinbrenner wined and dined him.“It was

[#] Wed Nov 15 2017 20:15:00 EST from rss

Subject: All signs point to White Sox's Eloy Jimenez being gem of Jose Quintana trade

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There was no hint of wistfulness in Jed Hoyer's voice when discussing the subject of Eloy Jimenez during an interview session at the general managers meetings. The Cubs GM, however, did use the word “expensive” four times in the first 15 seconds while answering a question about including Jimenez

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 14:10:13 EST from rss

Subject: Rumor Central: Early return for Julio Urias?

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ESPN The Los Angeles Dodgers have always played things conservatively with prized left-hander Julio Urias, but the 21-year-old might force their hand as he recovers from shoulder surgery. Urias is progressing well in his rehab and could return to the majors as early as May, Joel Sherman of the New York

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 14:24:52 EST from rss

Subject: Rumor Central: Giants most aggressive suitor for Giancarlo Stanton?

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ESPN As many as eight teams are in discussions with the Miami Marlins regarding outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, with six of those clubs said to be "serious," Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Might the San Francisco Giants be the most determined of the group? That's the case, according

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 00:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: All Rise! Pepsi Signs Aaron Judge To Sponsorship Deal

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AL Rookie of the Year, Aaron Judge, celebrated his latest honor with inking a multiyear endorsement deal with Pepsi. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It has been a meteoric rise for Judge, and the beverage company is banking on that trend to continue for years to come. Judge finished his rookie

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 14:42:57 EST from rss

Subject: Rumor Central: Yankees interested in Rangers' Jurickson Profar?

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ESPN Despite another down season offensively in the major leagues, former Texas Rangers top prospect Jurickson Profar has drawn interest from many teams, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. One of those teams is the New York Yankees, Joel Sherman of the New York Post writes. Sherman notes

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:22:23 EST from rss

Subject: Tentacles of FIFA graft trial reach Argentine presidency

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The FIFA corruption trial in New York illustrates the political power of soccer in Latin America, with tentacles reaching beyond the field and possibly into the office of a national president. During testimony this week, a South American soccer and marketing official alleged a web of bribes connected

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:10:03 EST from rss

Subject: Yankees Owner Hal Steinbrenner: Joe Girardi Was Out Even if Yankees Won World Series

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New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner said Wednesday he agrees with general manager Brian Cashman's decision to fire manager Joe Girardi last month and that the longtime manager would have been fired even if the Yankees won the World Series.

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:01:48 EST from rss

Subject: 4 sensible outcomes for a Giancarlo Stanton trade

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SportsPulse: For The Win's Ted Berg breaks down top free agents, possible trades and potential rule changes this offseason. As Major League Baseball's general manager meetings wrap up in Orlando, the market seems to be taking shape for a potential deal involving Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:31:11 EST from rss

Subject: Shohei Otani in limbo after reported MLBPA challenge

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Shohei Otani is ready to play in the majors, but the MLB Players Association has a few issues with the extended posting system, which has brought things to a standstill.

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 00:24:52 EST from rss

Subject: Rangers Get Minor League OF Cole To Complete Dyson Trade

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ARLINGTON (AP) — Minor league outfielder Hunter Cole has been acquired by the Texas Rangers to complete the June trade that sent reliever Sam Dyson to the San Francisco Giants. The move was announced Wednesday, more than five months after Dyson was traded to the Giants for a player to be named later.

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:41:21 EST from rss

Subject: Manfred: Marlins fans shouldn't be upset if Stanton dealt

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred thinks Miami Marlins fans should be understanding if the team's new owners trade All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter became the team's chief executive officer when a group headed by venture capitalist Bruce Sherman

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 15:37:38 EST from rss

Subject: Cubs are interested in Brandon Morrow

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Morrow was a key part of the Dodgers beating the Cubs in the NLCS

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 13:27:21 EST from rss

Subject: Judge or Altuve? Stanton or Votto? The 2017 MVP Races Are as Close as They Have Ever Been

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When it comes to the annual MLB MVP voting, one of two storylines usually plays out:One: [Player X, usually Mike Trout] was snubbed.Two: [Player X, ideally Mike Trout] is the winner, and he deserved it.Most if not all MVP debates fall along those lines. Recall, if you wish, the great Trout-Miguel Cabrera

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 00:00:00 EST from rss

Subject: Thor'sLinks: Deep Cy

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To what should be the absolute surprise of nobody beyond the unfriendly confines of Massachusetts, Corey Kluber (AL) and Max Scherzer (NL) won the Cy Young Award for their respective leagues. Nice of the BBWAA to agree with me, once again. And I can do this without the need to demand free hot dogs. Also

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 16:32:43 EST from rss

Subject: Tigers sign 2 former high draft picks to minors deals

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Detroit — The Tigers on Thursday signed a pair of once-promising prospects whose careers, both still at the tender age of 25, have hit a wall. Super utility player Niko Goodrum, who made his major-league debut in September with the Twins, was a second-round draft pick out of high school in 2010. Right-handed

[#] Thu Nov 16 2017 16:26:16 EST from rss

Subject: Alan Trammell on HOF: I'd rather go in with Lou Whitaker

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It's been 21 years since Alan Trammell, the slick-fielding shortstop with the lightning-quick stroke at the plate, last played in a major-league game. His time for induction into Baseball's Hall of Fame might finally be arriving next month. Trammell, by most experts' accounts, is the favorite

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