11:03 AM EDT, Fri October 31, 2014
MetsBlog 43 mins ago

Royals will listen to offers for Alex Gordon

The Royals will listen to offers for OF Alex Gordon, 1B Eric Hosmer and 3B Mike Moustakas, sources tell reporter Andy Martino (Daily News, Oct. 31). Gordon will likely be a free agent at the end …
San Jose Mercury News 1 hour ago
Fan photos from the Giants World Series parade

Fan photos from the Giants World Series parade

Around 1 million fans are expected to pack downtown San Francisco for two to three hours, rain or shine to attend the Giants World Series parade

Nats pick up option on Span, decline LaRoche and Soriano

The Nationals made their first contract decisions of the offseason Thursday afternoon, picking up the $9 million option they held on center fielder Denard Span for 2015 but declining their options on first baseman Adam LaRoche and reliever Rafael Soriano. None of the three moves was a surprise, but each helps shape the club’s roster…

Scary thought: How good can Cubs be with Joe Maddon?

SOUTH HILLS – Game 7 was a thrill for all baseball fans but for the Pirates more important event occurred earlier in the day when Jon Heyman reported former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon will be the Cubs’ new manager. …

Alderson weighs in on Mets' top prospects

NEW YORK -- GM Sandy Alderson offered his thoughts on most of the Mets' top upper-level prospects during an interview Friday morning on WIOX 91.3 in the Castskills. Here's what Alderson said: Steven Matz, left-hander Matz "He had a very good season in 2013, and exceeded that in 2014, both at St. Lucie and at Binghamton. His numbers were very similar at both places, which is very positive given the fact that he had moved up a level. I would say Steven is probably one of the top handful of left-handed pitching prospects in the game right now.
Haren to return to Dodgers after exercising option

Haren to return to Dodgers after exercising option

Dan Haren will be back with the Dodgers in 2015. Their seven players who became free agents Thursday probably won’t be. Haren officially exercised the option in his contract and will return next season with a $10 million salary. The clause in...
Viva El Birdos 4 hours ago
Five St. Louis Cardinals became free agents on Thursday morning

Five St. Louis Cardinals became free agents on Thursday morning

Five of the 121 MLB-wide free agents played for the Cardinals in 2014. Under the current collective bargaining agreement (CBA) governing Major League Baseball labor relations, the morning after the final out of the World Series, the contracts between players and the clubs who employ them expire. Those ballplayers who have accrued six or more years of MLB service time become free agents, but they aren't yet able to negotiate the terms of contracts for 2015 and beyond or sign with any team they want. That's because the CBA imposes a five-day "quiet period" following the end of the World...
Denver Post 18 hours ago
Rockies GM Jeff Bridich: Changes to coaching staff done

Rockies GM Jeff Bridich: Changes to coaching staff done

Change is on hold for the Rockies. New general manager Jeff Bridich, three weeks into his new job, said the club will not be making anymore changes to the coaching staff.
Friars on Base 13 hours ago
Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office

Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office

The newest addition to the Padres front office Logan White, reportedly still had a place in the Los Angeles Dodgers front office as the team’s Vice President of amateur scouting and he was looking forward to working with the Dodgers new president of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman, even after all of the changes that the […] Logan White Comfortable In Padres Front Office - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Miami Marlins: Furcal, Penny, Gregg elect free agency

Three Miami Marlins eligible for free agency declared Thursday. Right-handers Kevin Gregg and Brad Penny, second baseman Rafael Furca and utility man Reed Johnson are part of the initial pool. Free agents can begin signing with teams Tuesday.
Redleg Nation 21 mins ago

Trade Jay Bruce to Houston?

[This post was written by Jux Berg, who has his own website at Bergonsports.com and @bergonsports on Twitter. Thanks, Jux. -- spm] Although it would be wildly unpopular in Reds country, Cincinnati may be better off in 2015 and beyond if Jay Bruce is traded to the Houston Astros this winter. Here are six reasons …
MetsBlog 18 hours ago

Why isn’t Gil Hodges in the Hall of Fame?

Gil Hodges is among the 10 names on the Golden Era ballot to be reviewed and voted upon Dec. 8 at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum announced today. Hodges was …

Cubs decline '15 option on Fujikawa

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs declined a 2015 team option on right-handed relief pitcher Kyuji Fujikawa, the organization announced Thursday, making him a free agent. Fujikawa spent two seasons in a Cubs uniform but underwent Tommy John surgery after just 12 appearances in 2013. He returned late in 2014, pitching in 15 games and compiling a 4.85 ERA. Overall, Fujikawa appeared in 27 contests as a Cub, producing a 1-1 record with two saves and a composite 5.

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Fort Lauderdale boat show opens to crowds

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