11/28/2015 | Rumor roundup: Red Sox lock in on Price
Major League Baseball's free-agent market has thus far been slow to develop, but things could pick up soon with just over a week to go until the beginning of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn. (Dec. 7-10). There were rumblings on the Hot Stove in regards to free agents circulating around the big leagues Saturday. Here's a look at the latest developments:
11/28/2015 | 5 reasons teams will pursue Greinke
Fresh off one of the most dominant pitching seasons in at least the past two decades, Zack Greinke figures to be one of the most highly pursued free agents this offseason.
11/28/2015 | Minor League home run king Hessman retires
Mike Hessman, the all-time Minor League home run leader, has decided to retire after a 19-year career.
11/28/2015 | Cubans effusive about passion for baseball
What does baseball mean? It's a question that can prompt revelatory answers in Cuba, where the sport is so big there are nearly 48,000 organized teams at all levels, from those for 8-year-old boys and teenage girls to the Serie Nacionale, Cuba's top club league.
11/28/2015 | Park reportedly on way to meet with Twins
Byung Ho Park is about to make his way to the Twin Cities, according to a report out of South Korea. Park, the 29-year-old Korean first baseman/designated hitter the Twins won negotiating rights to on Nov. 9, is first flying to Chicago to meet with his agent, Alan Nero, before getting to Minnesota, according to a translation of the report.
11/28/2015 | Bucs reward Moroff with spot on 40-man roster
Earlier this year, you wouldn't have found Max Moroff's name on a list of top prospects, not even within the Pirates' organization. But after a breakout season, Moroff has earned a spot on an even more exclusive list of players. The Pirates added Moroff -- along with top prospects Tyler Glasnow, Josh Bell and Harold Ramirez -- to their 40-man roster on Nov. 20, protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.
11/28/2015 | Hey now: 4 teams that are best fit for Heyward
Jason Heyward might end up signing the largest contract of any position-player free agent this winter. But as is the case with every free agent, it takes a club that has a need and the money to strike a deal. These four clubs are the likeliest to sign him.
11/28/2015 | 5 reasons teams should be in on J-Zimm
Despite often being overlooked while pitching in the same rotation with the likes of Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer, Jordan Zimmermann more than held his own with the Nationals. Here's a look at five numbers that might indicate what potential suitors can expect from the free-agent right-hander.
11/28/2015 | Puig faces MLB investigation after bar fight
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, who according to multiple reports was involved in a physical altercation at a Miami nightclub, will be investigated as part of MLB's domestic violence policy, according to an MLB spokesperson.
11/27/2015 | Jays' Happ quest a starting point for market
A rich free agent pitching market got a little lighter Friday as J.A. Happ inked a deal with the Blue Jays.
11/27/2015 | Rumor roundup: O's still aiming to re-sign Davis
Much like the rest of the country, Major League Baseball's teams were out seeking bargains and checking items off their shopping lists on Friday. The Hot Stove season continues with many of this year's premiere free agents still left unsigned and others available on the trade market.
11/27/2015 | Happ signs 3-year deal to rejoin Blue Jays
What's old is new again for the Blue Jays as they welcomed a familar face back into the fold Friday night, signing left-hander J.A. Happ to a three-year contract worth $36 million.
11/27/2015 | Female umpire calling top games in Cuba
It's not just the music and fifth-inning coffee break that make baseball different in Cuba. For the first two games of Penn State University's four-game exhibition tour against clubs from this nation's top league, one member of the umpire crew has been female.
11/27/2015 | Pioneer's relative fights for his HOF election
Marjorie P. Adams doesn't care a thing about cake, cards and ice cream. When people wish her a happy birthday on Dec. 7, her mind will be far away, in Nashville, Tenn., where the Hall of Fame's 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee will decide during baseball's Winter Meetings whether her ancestor should take his place in Cooperstown next July 24.
11/27/2015 | Indians add Recker as non-roster invitee
On Friday, the Tribe signed catcher Anthony Recker to a Minor League contract that includes a non-roster invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club. As of now, Recker would join Adam Moore (non-roster invite) and Tony Wolters (40-man roster) as Cleveland's backup catching options for this spring.
11/27/2015 | Ten great reasons to be thankful for baseball
In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, there are so many reasons why we should praise the baseball gods. I'll mention 10 from this season -- you know, just to bunt the conversation into scoring position.
11/27/2015 | Upton Jr.'s under-the-radar comeback season
There is one player whose impressive comeback you may have missed, despite getting traded and going through a personal rebranding: Melvin Upton Jr.
11/27/2015 | Young backstops look to catch on with Rockies
After a couple of early offseason moves, the Rockies are short on experienced options to back up regular catcher Nick Hundley. There's the rest of the offseason to add a veteran or two, but Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy hope their debuts at the end of 2015 could lead to roster spots next season.
11/27/2015 | Inbox: Talkin' prospects after Turkey Day
MLBPipeline's Jonathan Mayo answers fans' questions in a Thanksgiving holiday edition of the Inbox.
11/27/2015 | Game Changers: No divisions and new playoff format
What if baseball eliminated divisional play, wrote a somewhat balanced schedule and six teams in each league made the postseason?
11/27/2015 | 5 reasons Cespedes will draw high interest
Regardless of where Yoenis Cespedes plays next season, he'll certainly be expected to make a significant impact. With that in mind, here's a look at five statistics that figure to help make Cespedes one of this offseason's most sought-after free agents.
11/27/2015 | Doolittle gives holiday gift to Syrian refugees
A's pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend, Eireann Dolan, spent the night before Thanksgiving hosting Syrian refugees for a holiday meal in Chicago.
11/27/2015 | Shopping for deals? GMs may try these
The Hot Stove has started with a bang, and so far, teams have been focused on improving via trades. In the spirit of Black Friday, here are five deals we'd like to see based on team needs and fits.
11/26/2015 | Rumor roundup: Bucs open to offers on '16 FAs
Major League Baseball's rumor mill moved slower than usual on Thursday -- like most of America after a Thanksgiving feast. Still, there were a few notable rumblings on the Hot Stove.
11/26/2015 | 5 reasons J. Upton is highly coveted
After spending his first six seasons with the D-backs, Justin Upton could now be on his way to playing for his third team in three years, after spending the past two seasons with the Braves and Padres, respectively. Here's a look at five stats from Upton's career that could be a sign of things to come for his 2016 team.
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