4:14 AM EST, Wed December 13, 2017
Larry Brown Sports

Todd Gurley does not want Manny Machado to leave Orioles

Manny Machado would not be leaving the Orioles via trade or free agency, if Rams running back Todd Gurley could have things his way. On Tuesday, one of the big stories to come out of baseball’s winter meetings was the report the Orioles are shopping Machado, who prefers to move back to shortstop in 2018...Read More

CBS Baltimore

MLB Rumors: O’s Open To Machado Trade, He Wants To Play Shortstop

The Baltimore Orioles are desperate for starting pitching and their superstar is one year away from a run in free agency that likely lands him well over $200 million.

Larry Brown Sports

Are the Houston Astros preparing to lose Dallas Keuchel?

Are the Houston Astros making preparations for Dallas Keuchel to eventually leave the team in free agency? It seems like that thought is in their minds. News came out on Sunday from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman that Keuchel has hired Scott Boras as his agent. Agent news: Dallas Keuchel has hired Scott Boras —...Read More

Larry Brown Sports

Report: Red Sox well-positioned to land a top slugger in free agency

The Boston Red Sox are coping with Giancarlo Stanton’s move to the New York Yankees, but all is not lost for them. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the market for power hitters is limited to the point that the Red Sox are “in a good position” to land one of the three big sluggers on...Read More

ESPN

1B Adams heads list of 26 new free agents

Atlanta first baseman Matt Adams was among 26 players who gained free agency on Friday night when their former teams failed to offer them 2018 contracts. The list also includes Cubs closer Hector Rondon.

MLB

Cubs send Rondon into free agency

After five years, 77 saves and 296 appearances out of the bullpen, Hector Rondon's tenure with the Cubs appears to have come to a close.

ESPN

Rumor Central: Mets considering Adam Lind in free agency?

The Mets are reportedly eyeing the veteran first baseman, who is coming off a productive season as a part-time player.

Larry Brown Sports

Each MLB team’s most important free agent

Pretty much every MLB team will have to deal with the reality that a few of their players are headed to free agency. For many teams, the ability to keep all their players is just not feasible. In some cases, they will be losing role players or guys who were on short-term contracts. Others, though,...Read More

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers sign 1st baseman Edwin Espinal to minor-league deal

Espinal is at least the fourth player the Tigers have signed since the minor-league free agent period began. Espinal (MILB photo)  Former Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Edwin Espinal has signed a minor-league contract with the Detroit Tigers.  Espinal, 23, signed with the Pirates out of the Dominican Republic in 2011. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound right-hander plays first and third base. He elected free agency after posting the best offensive season of his career. He hit .283 with 15 home runs and 25 doubles in 95 games at Double-A Altoona. He's currently playing in...

ESPN

Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?

Rumor Central: Giants discussing J.D. Martinez in free agency?

ESPN

From living in Playoffville to big squirrel Jake Arrieta, free agency according to Scott Boras

From living in Playoffville to big squirrel Jake Arrieta, free agency according to Scott Boras

Larry Brown Sports

Ichiro reportedly receiving interest in free agency

Don’t call it a career on Ichiro Suzuki just yet. Ichiro is a free agent after the Miami Marlins declined the aging outfielder’s $2 million option. There were questions about whether another team would have interest in the 44-year-old, and the answer seems to be yes. Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman says a few teams...Read More

Grand Rapids Press

J.D. Martinez reportedly wants $210 million deal as free agent

Martinez finished 2017 with 45 home runs while playing for Detroit and Arizona. J.D. Martinez is swinging for the fences in free agency, too. The former Detroit Tigers outfielder has Scott Boras as his agent now, and that means hefty demands from the guy who finished with a career-high 45 home runs last season. How much? Try $30 million per season, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. The J.D. Martinez asking price to teams at GM Meetings:Seven years, $210 million— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 15, 2017 The Tigers traded Martinez to the...

San Francisco Chronicle

Could the Giants trade Madison Bumgarner?

ORLANDO - As the Giants’ miserable season wound down, the front office designated only three untradeable players with 2018 on the horizon: Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford and Madison Bumgarner. Has that changed? Posey and Crawford have full no-trade protection in their contracts, but Bumgarner can be dealt without requiring his consent and has just two years remaining before free agency.

Red Reporter

We might be seriously overlooking Scott Schebler

Was that the quietest 30 dinger season in Reds history? When you think about the current iteration of the Cincinnati Reds, you think of Joey Votto. You think of Billy Hamilton’s speed and defense, Zack Cozart’s breakout, donkey, and free agency, and Scooter Gennett’s 4-dinger game. Adam Duvall’s name comes to mind, what with the unexpected All Star appearance and mammoth first halves of seasons. Eugenio Suarez, similarly, picked up a larger fan following thanks to a breakout 2017, and Tucker Barnhart just signed a contract extension and took home a Gold Glove for excellent defense...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers GM Al Avila says he's fielding calls for trade talk

Right now its just in conversation. There are teams that have needs and they look at free agency and trades, and were just one team that theyre looking at. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said he's already "exchanged several phone calls" with other general managers about potential trades. And that was before he arrived here at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel for this week's General Managers' Meetings.  A hot topic of conversation? Second baseman Ian Kinsler. Avila didn't suggest that any deal was imminent. "I'll take it slow and not rush...

Sports Explained: How do MLB players become free agents?

Reaching MLB free agency is all about service time, but how it’s added up isn’t so simple — especially for Super 2s like Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson. Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith explains. -------------------------------------------

Bautista’s candid sit down interview with Hazel Mae

Jose Bautista sits down with Hazel Mae to talk about the free agency process, fan support and how age effects how he prepares going into a new season.

Mets Hot Stove: Where do the New York Mets stand in 2017?

On SNY's Mets Hot Stove, Andy Martino, Josh Satin, and Gary Apple discuss the current state of the New York Mets roster so far through the free agency and the offseason.