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Oct 26, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Giants 'early favorites' to acquire Giancarlo Stanton

MLB trade rumors: Giants 'early favorites' to acquire Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton is likely to be traded this offseason, and the Giants appear to be leading the sweepstakes. As has long been rumored, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is likely to be traded this offseason as Miami slashes payroll, and the Giants are seen as the “very early favorite” to acquire him, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. Heyman writes that San Francisco would be “among the preferred destinations” for Stanton, who has a full no-trade clause and would reportedly prefer to play on one of the two coasts. Stanton, 27, hit a league-best 59 homers while slashing...
Oct 26, 2017
Yankees fire Joe Girardi

Yankees fire Joe Girardi

The news of Girardi’s departure comes less than a week after the Yankees were bounced from the ALCS. The Yankees have parted ways with manager Joe Girardi, as first reported by David Kaplan of ESPN 1000. Girardi’s contract expired after the season. “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back.”—statement from Joe Girardi #Yankees— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) October 26, 2017 Girardi, 53, led the Yankees to a 91-71 record and an ALCS berth in his tenth and final season with the club in 2017. He was thought to be likely to return to...
Oct 26, 2017
Brewers sign Chase Anderson to 2-year extension

Brewers sign Chase Anderson to 2-year extension

The deal includes options for 2020 and 2021. The Brewers have signed right-hander Chase Anderson to a two-year extension that includes club options for 2020 and 2021, according to a team announcement. The deal guarantees $11.75 million and can max out at $31.35 million over four years, according to FanRag’s Jon Heyman and MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy. Anderson will earn $4.25 million in 2018 and $6 million 2019 before the options ($8.5 million or $500k buyout for 2020 and $9.5 million or $500k buyout) for 2021 kick in. Anderson gets $1M bonus, $4.25M in '18, $6M in '19.Club options $8.5M in...
Oct 25, 2017
Rangers' Matt Bush undergoes shoulder surgery

Rangers' Matt Bush undergoes shoulder surgery

The right-hander is expected to be healthy for spring training. Rangers relief pitcher Matt Bush underwent right shoulder surgery last week, reports MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Bush is expected to be ready for spring training. Bush dealt with shoulder soreness in April, but was able to avoid a shoulder-related DL stint for the entirety of the 2017 season. Bush, 31, has produced impressive numbers out of Texas' bullpen after a miraculous return to baseball. A former first-overall selection of the Padres as a shortstop in 2004, Bush has reinvented his career as a pitcher after off-field...
Oct 25, 2017
Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia to miss 2 months after knee surgery

Red Sox' Dustin Pedroia to miss 2 months after knee surgery

Dustin Pedroia will miss the first two months of the 2018 season following knee surgery. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia underwent cartilage restoration surgery on his left knee, as Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe first reported on Wednesday. Pedroia is expected to need at least seven months to recover, so even in the best-case scenario, he’ll likely miss the first two months of the 2018 season. Pedroia, 34, is viewed by many as a borderline Hall of Fame candidate when his career is over, and he played well when he was on the field in 2017, hitting .293/.369/.392 with seven homers...
Oct 25, 2017
Ranking the 10 best mid-season trades of 2017

Ranking the 10 best mid-season trades of 2017

A look back at the biggest impact moves of July and August. The 2017 season is almost in the books, as the Astros and Dodgers have begun their matchup in the World Series. Before the series ends within the next week, we have decided to take a look back and rank the best mid-season trades of the year. Astros acquire Justin Verlander from Tigers — Leading the American League for most of the year, the Astros had been looking for a big-time controllable starter in hopes he could help them get to the World Series. They found that starter in Verlander, who has gone 9-0 with a 1.23 ERA and...
Oct 25, 2017
Phillies ‘zeroing in’ on Dusty Wathan as next manager

Phillies ‘zeroing in’ on Dusty Wathan as next manager

Philadelphia appears to be nearing a final decision on its next manager. The Phillies are “zeroing in” on promoting Triple-A manager Dusty Wathan to their big-league managerial job, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. No official announcement has been made by the team. Wathan is one of three internal candidates the Philles interviewed after shifting Pete Mackanin to a front office role, along with third base coach Juan Samuel and special assistant Jorge Velandia. Team president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak have also considered Manny Acta, Gabe Kapler, Phil...
Oct 25, 2017
MLB trade rumors and news for October 25th, 2017

MLB trade rumors and news for October 25th, 2017

Take a look around baseball with today’s MLB Daily Dish. The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us up at @mlbdailydish on Twitter or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram. Good morning baseball fans! Here’s how A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton is raising money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts throughout the Virgin Islands that you can contribute to. Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Bay Area teams and athletes are...
Oct 24, 2017
AL Central News: Tigers decline option on Anibal Sanchez

AL Central News: Tigers decline option on Anibal Sanchez

Check out what’s going on in the American League Central. The Tigers have declined the $16 million club option on Anibal Sanchez. General manager Al Avila said that instead of bring back the pitcher, the team will pay the $5M buyout and release him to the free agent market. Let’s all take a moment to be quietly shocked by this move. Sanchez has averaged a 4.43 ERA across his six years in Detroit. His start with the team was an optimistic one, however the righty couldn’t seem to shake lingering issues from his 2014 shoulder injury. Last year was the proverbial straw breaking the...
Oct 23, 2017
Braves exercise option on Tyler Flowers, decline option on R.A. Dickey

Braves exercise option on Tyler Flowers, decline option on R.A. Dickey

The club announced the decisions on the two veterans Monday. The Braves announced Monday that they have exercised their $4 million option on catcher Tyler Flowers and declined their $8 million on right-hander R.A. Dickey. Dickey will receive a $500k buyout. Atlanta was considered likely to bring back Flowers even after signing fellow backstop Kurt Suzuki to a one-year, $3.5 million extension last month. Flowers and Suzuki will once again split duties behind the plate for Atlanta after a successful 2017 campaign. Flowers, 31, hit .281/.378/.445 with 12 homers in his second campaign with...
Oct 23, 2017
NL East News: Mets name Callaway new manager

NL East News: Mets name Callaway new manager

Check out what’s going on in the National League East. Cleveland pitching coach Mickey Callaway has been named the 21st manager in Mets history. Callaway pitched for the (team formerly know as the Devil) Rays, Angels, and Rangers from 1999-2004. He earned some hardware with the Angels in 2002, being a member of the World Series winning team. The 42-year old had been with Cleveland since 2010. Being linked to pitching corner stones like Corey Kluber and Andrew Miller, it’s no wonder the Mets would want to bring in a guy to potentially fix the sinking ship that is their pitching...
Oct 23, 2017
MLB trade rumors and news for October 23rd, 2017

MLB trade rumors and news for October 23rd, 2017

Take a look around baseball with today’s MLB Daily Dish. The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have something that should be shared? Hit us up at @mlbdailydish on Twitter or @MLBDailyDish on Instagram. Good morning baseball fans! Here’s how A’s pitcher Jharel Cotton is raising money for Hurricane Irma relief efforts throughout the Virgin Islands that you can contribute to. Here’s how you can help Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Bay Area teams and athletes are...
Oct 22, 2017
Mets hire Mickey Callaway as manager

Mets hire Mickey Callaway as manager

The Mets have found their next manager. The Mets are hiring Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their next manager. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Sunday that the job was being offered to Callaway, and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic confirmed the hiring shortly after. Callaway, 42, will be the 17th full-time manager in Mets history, replacing Terry Collins, who resigned and was reassigned to a front office role following the 2017 season. Callaway pitched for the Devil Rays, Angels, and Rangers from 1999-2004, winning a World Series ring with the Angels in 2002. Following...
Oct 21, 2017
Red Sox offer managerial job to Alex Cora

Red Sox offer managerial job to Alex Cora

Cora is expected to accept the position once the Astros’ season comes to a close. The Red Sox have offered their managerial job to Astros bench coach Alex Cora, according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports. Cora is expected to accept the position once the Astros’ season comes to an end. Cora has been considered the favorite to take over in Boston since the Sox fired John Farrell earlier in the month. The Red Sox have also reportedly considered Brad Ausmus and Ron Gardenhire as potential Farrell replacements. If Cora does accept, he will become the Red Sox’ fourth manager since 2011,...
Oct 20, 2017
Nationals fire Dusty Baker

Nationals fire Dusty Baker

Dusty Baker won’t return as the Nationals’ manager. The Nationals have decided to fire manager Dusty Baker, as the team announced Friday. Baker, 68, led the Nationals to plenty of regular-season success over his two years in Washington, as they won 95 games in 2016 and 97 in 2017, winning the NL East in both seasons. In both seasons, however, the Nationals suffered 3-2 losses in the NLDS, still leaving the franchise without a playoff series win since it moved from Montreal prior to the 2005 season. Baker is the fourth straight Nationals manager who has failed to last longer than two...