11:46 AM EST, Fri December 09, 2022
Amazin Avenue 15 mins ago
The 2022-23 AAOP: The Champions

The 2022-23 AAOP: The Champions

Congrats to our three winners! The 2022-23 Amazin’ Avenue Offseason Plan Contest is over, and the community has selected the winners. We had 16 entries this year, which was pruned down to five finalists by a panel of Amazin’ Avenue staff members. A poll for these five were presented on Thursday last week, and voting closed Sunday evening. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who took the time and effort to submit an AAOP! First Place (70 Votes): Picture Them In Orange and Blue by mattsbrew Prize: FOCO Edwin Díaz trumpets bobblehead Second Place (65...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 23 mins ago
36 new historical markers reveal little-known state history

36 new historical markers reveal little-known state history

New roadside signs to mark Pennsylvania historical sites.
Friars on Base 45 mins ago

Projecting Padres’ stacked 2023 lineup after Xander Bogaerts signing

The San Diego Padres were dangerously close to striking out in free agency. As it turns out, though, the third time was the charm for AJ Preller, as he signed coveted shortstop Xander Bogarts to an 11-year, $280 million contract after he had enormous offers for Trea Turner and Aaron Judge turned down. The move […] Projecting Padres’ stacked 2023 lineup after Xander Bogaerts signing - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - San Diego Padres News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Brew Crew Ball 46 mins ago
Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Candidates: Relievers

Milwaukee Brewers Free Agent Candidates: Relievers

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports After the Hader trade last season, Milwaukee is looking for renewed consistency in 2023 As the Brewers head into an important offseason, the bullpen has become a cause for concern. The Brewers at the trade deadline last season traded what many believe was the best reliever in baseball in Josh Hader. After the trade, it seemed like the team imploded, losing the division and their spot in the playoffs. With the poor second-half performance, the Brewers started to vie for some more turnover via trades in the offseason, shipping Hunter Renfroe to...
Amazin Avenue 46 mins ago
Grading the Mets’ Justin Verlander signing

Grading the Mets’ Justin Verlander signing

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ No surprise, it’s great. Less than four days after watching Jacob deGrom sign with the Texas Rangers, the Mets replaced him with Justin Verlander, signing the future hall-of-famer to a two year, $86.6M deal with a vesting option for 2024. It was a quick and decisive response, giving the Mets a second near-geriatric ace to pair with Max Scherzer at the top of the rotation and kicking off the offseason for the team in earnest. Verlander needs little introduction. Arguably the greatest pitcher of his generation (he’s probably a step behind Max...
Lone Star Ball 46 mins ago
LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #10

LSB Offseason Community Prospect Rankings — #10

Photo by Robert Beck/MLB Photos via Congratulations to Cole Winn, who has been named the #9 prospect in the Rangers system Congratulations to Dustin Harris, who won the voting to be named the #9 prospect in the LSB Midseason Community Prospect Rankings after garnering almost half of the vote. Our list so far: 1 — Evan Carter 2 — Jack Leiter 3 — Owen White 4 — Luisangel Acuna 5 — Kumar Rocker 6 — Brock Porter 7 — Justin Foscue 8 — Dustin Harris 9 — Cole Winn Moving on... We are using Google Forms for the voting. You will need to include your LSB user...
www.thegoodphight.com 1 hour ago
10 thoughts from baseball’s Winter Meetings

10 thoughts from baseball’s Winter Meetings

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ On the latest Hittin’ Season, a recap of what the Phillies, and the rest of MLB, did this week in San Diego. Baseball’s Winter Meetings are over and, while the Phillies and many other teams were very active last week, there are still plenty of great players on the free agent market for the choosing. Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson remain on the shelves. Carlos Rodon, Nate Eovaldi and Chris Bassitt are starters who turned down qualifying offers that remain available. There are relievers galore, and once the free agent market dwindles, the...
Call to the Pen 1 hour ago

Chaim Bloom: The Tampa Bay Rays secret weapon against Boston Red Sox

It turns out that the Tampa Bay Rays may have a secret weapon when it comes to the Boston Red Sox. Chaim Bloom had been the Rays’ senior vice president of baseball operations before heading to Boston. He is now the team’s chief baseball officer, making the decisions and setting the direction for the Red […] Chaim Bloom: The Tampa Bay Rays secret weapon against Boston Red Sox - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com 1 hour ago
Clayton Kershaw Hopes To Pitch For Team USA In 2023 World Baseball Classic

Clayton Kershaw Hopes To Pitch For Team USA In 2023 World Baseball Classic

After a three-year postponement, the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) begins on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, and it is shaping...
Kings of Kauffman 1 hour ago

Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The $25 million man

Hindsight isn’t necessary to demonstrate why the KC Royals shouldn’t have given Hunter Dozier a $25 million contract before the 2021 season began. The deal was a bad idea at the time, a move the club never should have made. Sure, hitting 26 homers, driving in 84 runs, tying for the big league lead in triples […] Grading the 2022 KC Royals: The $25 million man - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - KC Royals News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Tomahawk Take 1 hour ago

Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Review: Raisel Iglesias

Alex Anthopoulos cemented his legacy with the Atlanta Braves after his pivotal 2021 trade deadline moves that brought postseason heroes Joe Pederson, Eddie Rosario, and Jorge Soler to Atlanta. Though those moves will forever be mentioned because of the their impact, perhaps his best trade deadline acquisition came in 2022, when AA shipped Tucker Davidson […] Atlanta Braves 2022 Season Review: Raisel Iglesias - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Which free agent relievers should the Cubs target for 2023?

Which free agent relievers should the Cubs target for 2023?

Why not a CJ reunion? | Photo by Mitchell Layton/ It’s not just a starting lineup the Cubs have to build. News item: Reliever David Robertson and the New York Mets are in agreement on a one-year, $10 million contract, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN. First Brandon Nimmo. Now David Robertson. Mets just keep getting better.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 9, 2022 So, good for David Robertson, who will wind up as a setup man in New York behind closer Edwin Diaz. This signing got me to thinking about the free agent relief pitcher market, which has...
Royals Review 1 hour ago
Who owns the best pitching season in Royals history?

Who owns the best pitching season in Royals history?

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ Determining the finest season by a pitcher in Kansas City Royals history. It’s the offseason, everyone! A slow one at that—at least so far, especially for the Royals. That may not change all that much the rest of the way, but one can hope. While hoping, let’s take a look back into the team’s history and ponder this question: Who owns the best pitching season in Kansas City Royals history? First, take a look at these numbers in a “blind comparison,” and then rank them: Cullen Jekel Statistics. Those are all...
Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Getting to Know José Quintana

Getting to Know José Quintana

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The left-hander has pitched in 11 seasons with six clubs, but had one of his best seasons in 2022. After signing Justin Verlander to a two-year deal, the Mets made another, less-flashy rotation addition, inking left-hander José Quintana to a two-year, $26 million contract at the tail end of the Winter Meetings. While the move will not grab headlines as much as the Verlander deal did, it’s still a solid get for a team that still needed two more starting pitchers to round out the rotation, and at the price that starting pitching has been...
Lookout Landing 1 hour ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/9/22: Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, and Xander Bogaerts

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/9/22: Brandon Nimmo, David Robertson, and Xander Bogaerts

Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ The Mets just keep on spending! Hello one and all and happy Friday! Let’s dive into the latest. In Mariners news... Jerry Dipoto hopped on the radio at 710 ESPN Seattle for a very honest discussion with Brock & Salk regarding the Winter Meetings and the current state of the Mariners. I highly recommend listening to it (full audio at the bottom of the article) for an idea of where the M’s are likely to go moving forward. Joe Fann at 710 ESPN Seattle provided some insight on the M’s spending habits compared to some of...

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