10:57 AM EST, Mon February 18, 2019
NESN.com 1 hour ago

Red Sox Have Had Extension Talks With Chris Sale, But Striking Deal Not Easy

It sure sounds like there’s mutual interest between the Boston Red Sox and Chris Sale in regards to a contract... Read More »
The Crawfish Boxes 1 hour ago
Astros Crawfish Boil: February 18th, 2019

Astros Crawfish Boil: February 18th, 2019

Start your week with some of the best Astros links around Astros News Verlander, Cole, and Rogers all had live batting practice sessions this weekend as we gear up for the first game of Spring Training (Astros.com)And they were surrounded by some young Astros who are a little awestruck at their first big league camp (Texas Sports Nation)And if Verlander has his way, he’ll be impressing the young bucks for another decade (Detroit Free Press)Speaking of impressing at Spring Training, Yuli Gurriel will be trying out some different in field positions this month (Houston Chronicle)While Stassi...
Purple Row 1 hour ago
Updated for 2019: An introductory guide to Cactus League parks and Rockies’ Spring Training

Updated for 2019: An introductory guide to Cactus League parks and Rockies’ Spring Training

An overview of Cactus League parks and their amenities February is here, and that means the start of baseball season — the Spring Training part, anyway. We’ve all survived the long, harsh, non-baseball months of December and January (and November, for those who don’t live in Phoenix for Arizona Fall League!) and in just a few short days we’ll all rejoice to hear the crack of the bats, the pop of the gloves, and see all of our favorite players take the field once again. I attended my first spring training game when I was just two years old — California Angels vs. Oakland Athletics...
Over the Monster 1 hour ago
Getting to know all of the non-roster invites in Red Sox camp

Getting to know all of the non-roster invites in Red Sox camp

Here are the guys to know as games get going this week. Today, Monday, is the first full-squad workout of spring training. Most of the Red Sox players had been in camp prior to today anyway, but for any stragglers enjoying the last moments of their offseason, they had to report today. After a few days of these full-squad workouts, games will start on Friday and before we know it the regular season will be upon us. As for when the game starts, as we all know spring training is filled with a whole lot of players we don’t really know that well. To help with that, let’s quickly run through...
Call to the Pen 1 hour ago

MLB: One Potential Contract Extension for Every Team

Spring Training is a great time for teams to give out a contract extension, so we look at one player for each MLB team who could receive one. MLB owners are getting smarter and they know the risks of signing someone in free agency. Instead, a lot of front offices will look to extend a […] MLB: One Potential Contract Extension for Every Team - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Kings of Kauffman 1 hour ago

Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas signed by Brewers

Mike Moustakas is the latest free agent to sign. Although his home is no longer with the Kansas City Royals, he was re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers. The 2019 season will be the first season of Mike Moustakas‘s career that he is not going to be taking to the field on Opening Day wearing a […] Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas signed by Brewers - Kings of Kauffman - Kings of Kauffman - A Kansas City Royals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 1 hour ago

Blue Jays 2019 Top Prospects: #9- Sean Reid-Foley

The Jays Journal staff returns with our yearly Top 30 prospect rankings, the #9 spot on the list goes to a hurler who made his MLB debut in 2018. Sean Reid-Foley was selected in the 2nd round, 49th overall in the 2014 amateur draft from Sandalwood High Scholl in Jacksonville, Florida. Reid-Foley signed for slot money […] Blue Jays 2019 Top Prospects: #9- Sean Reid-Foley - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay 1 hour ago
Here's the spring training invitee Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel is most excited to see play in Surprise

Here's the spring training invitee Rangers radio voice Eric Nadel is most excited to see play in Surprise

Legendary Rangers voice Eric Nadel recently joined the Ben and Skin show on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM] to talk all things spring training. Here are some highlights, edited for clarity:Who are some guys on the spring training roster "bubble" that the casual fan may not know?Nadel: "C.D. Pellham is one of them. Left-handed relief pitcher, a very hard thrower who may just open enough eyes in spring training to find his way onto the team. The guy I'm probably most excited to see is center fielder Julio Pablo Martinez. I just came back from Cuba where everybody's asking me about him. This guy was a...
Pinstripe Alley 1 hour ago
Have the Yankees done enough to take the AL East back from the Red Sox?

Have the Yankees done enough to take the AL East back from the Red Sox?

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. On Saturday, the Yankees will play their first spring training game. As it so happens, their first opponent will be none other than the Red Sox. Even after four months, I’m still salty over the Bombers’ early exit from the ALDS. A lot of things went wrong during that series, including bad starting pitching, questionable managerial decisions, and the lineup’s sudden inability to hit. However, it’s a new year and the Yankees will have the chance to flip the script on Boston. That...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
The Twins need to sign Dallas Keuchel

The Twins need to sign Dallas Keuchel

No more excuses — this signing has to get done Dallas Keuchel is the best remaining pitcher on the free agent market, and it isn’t close. Coincidentally, the Twins, who have a chance to compete in the A.L. Central, are still a bit pitching-starved. After superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, the former Cy Young Award recipient and Houston Astros ace is the next-best player on the market. And for their part, the Twins are still sitting far below their expected payroll. Sure, the projected starting rotation is passable, and certainly better than most Twins rotations in recent memory....
Fish Stripes 1 hour ago
Introducing Sixto Sánchez: The most exciting Marlins arm since José Fernández

Introducing Sixto Sánchez: The most exciting Marlins arm since José Fernández

In his first season with the Marlins organization, Sánchez looks to put the durability concerns behind him. The time has finally come for Marlins fans to get excited about their franchise and the potential this team has to compete in the near future. Earlier this month, the Marlins traded J.T. Realmuto for a package of Sixto Sánchez, Jorge Alfaro, Will Stewart and international bonus slot money. Fans can breath a sigh of relief after months of speculation and concerns that they wouldn’t get enough in return for the All-Star catcher—they did. I wrote last summer about how the Marlins...

White Sox spring training updates: The whole family is back together

An unoccupied locker will remain between Jon Jay on Yonder Alonso (are you reading this, Manny Machado?), but the White Sox’s clubhouse will feel more full Monday morning. The entire squad will report in advance of the Sox’s first spring training games, split-squad Saturday affairs against the...
Purple Row 1 hour ago
State of the Position, 2019: Catcher

State of the Position, 2019: Catcher

The catcher position is clear for 2019, but there’s no clear long term solution Writing about Rockies catchers on this website has a pre-requisite: One must make reference to the Catcher Wars of yesteryear, circa 2008-2009, when Chris Iannetta and Yorvit Torrealba fractured a community by charging discussions with things like the relative value of taking a walk. Iannetta won that battle. But even he was shipped off after the 2011 season in favor of Wilin Rosario. That experiment behind the plate was enough to make Iannetta detractors wish him back in Denver. Iannetta returned to the...
Amazin Avenue 1 hour ago
Mets Morning News for February 18, 2019

Mets Morning News for February 18, 2019

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets signed Adeiny Hechavarria to a minor league deal with an invite to major league spring training. Ken Davidoff tried his best to determine the factors that brought us to the current stand-still in free agency. For the first time in 17 months, T.J. Rivera is healthy and ready to take the field for the Mets. As a recipient of one of the biggest and longest contracts in MLB history, Robinson Cano gave his take on the lack of money spent on players the past two winters. Jacob deGrom took the...

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