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Craig Kimbrel: Demotion From Dodgers Closer ‘Opportunity To Get Right’

When the Los Angeles Dodgers were unable to re-sign Kenley Jansen in free agency, they filled the...

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Is the next Harrison Bader already in the Cardinals system?

Harrison Bader was recently traded, opening a hole in centerfield. Is his replacement already in the Cardinals’ minor league system? Now that Harrison Bader has finally debuted with the Yankees (and what a debut it was, going 2-4 with three RBIs), talk has again turned to the trade that sent him from the St. Louis […] Is the next Harrison Bader already in the Cardinals system? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: What it was like watching Albert Pujols play in-person for the last time

A lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan, Ben Remis reflects on what Albert Pujols has meant to an entire generation. In the game after Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run, the St. Louis Cardinals took on Clayton Kershaw and lost badly. Batting second, Pujols went 1-4 with a single and two strikeouts. A disappointing box […] Cardinals: What it was like watching Albert Pujols play in-person for the last time - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Castillo, Mariners agree to $108M, 5-year deal through '27

Right-hander Luis Castillo agreed to a $108 million, five-year contract with the Seattle Mariners that starts next season, giving up a chance to become a free agent after the 2023 World Series.

South Side Sox

The case for re-signing José Abreu

The convoluted White Sox roster isn’t José Abreu’s problem. He needs to be back in Chicago. | Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via How better management can improve the White Sox defense — without losing their most productive hitter The White Sox are between many rocks and many hard places. The team’s best, most beloved player of the last decade — and the latest in the franchise’s storied history of borderline Hall of Fame first basemen — is a free agent. There might not be room to bring him back. I’m the last person to make excuses for this front office,...

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Cardinals: Why Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run at inopportune time

St. Louis Cardinals legend Albert Pujols hit home run number 700 of his career on Friday night, but it could have been so much better. Baseball is a beautiful sport. Games such as Albert Pujols’ first return to St. Louis when playing for the Los Angeles Angels was one of the best moments I can […] Cardinals: Why Albert Pujols hit his 700th home run at inopportune time - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Fish Stripes

Marlins announce 2022 minor league award winners

Courtesy of Pensacola Blue Wahoos Twelve players from the Marlins organization were recognized on Friday for what they accomplished this season, on and off the field. The following Marlins prospects have been selected as the organization’s 2022 Player Development Award winners. It’s an annual tradition to recognize them at LoanDepot Park each season prior to one of the big league team’s final home games, and that’s what the Marlins did on Friday. Player of the Year: Yiddi Cappé Signed with Marlins as international free agent on January 15, 2021 2022...

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Cardinals: MLB Network predicted exact time of Albert Pujols’ 700th homer — in April

MLB Network host Greg Amsinger predicted the time and place of Cardinals legend Albert Pujols’ 700th home run — in April. This is, quite honestly, the best prediction in baseball history. If there’s one better than this, I have not yet found it. Because MLB Network analyst Greg Amsinger correctly predicted the time AND place […] Cardinals: MLB Network predicted exact time of Albert Pujols’ 700th homer — in April - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

New York Post

What this season’s free-agent signings tell us about the Mets’ front office, MLB’s delusional teams and the value of Jacob deGrom

A lot or money was shelled out to free agents before the season. Now that it's almost over, what have we learned?

DodgerBlue.com

Dodgers News: Heath Hembree Elects Free Agency

Heath Hembree, who the Los Angeles Dodgers designated for assignment on Sept. 13, elected free agency...

Call to the Pen

Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw thinks he has another run in him

There was plenty of speculation surrounding Clayton Kershaw last offseason. Not only had he entered free agency for the first time in his career, but it was uncertain as to whether or not he would even want to keep playing. Eventually, he returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one year deal, continuing his […] Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw thinks he has another run in him - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Former Atlanta Braves prospect Ji-hwan Bae to debut with Pittsburgh Pirates

Ji-hwan Bae took a strange journey from the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates. He had been one of the 13 prospects that went back into free agency due to the multitude of violations that the Braves had committed in the international market. Bae, who was set to sign in Atlanta, instead found himself with […] Former Atlanta Braves prospect Ji-hwan Bae to debut with Pittsburgh Pirates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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4 takeaways as Cardinals avoid sweep by Padres

After getting shut out in three consecutive games, the St. Louis Cardinals finally broke the cycle and won with help from the team’s youngsters.  The Cardinals had a terrible string of bad luck as they lost to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday 5-0 and Wednesday 1-0. But with some help from the club youngsters, […] 4 takeaways as Cardinals avoid sweep by Padres - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Longtime Royals executive Dayton Moore departs one last time

Dayton Moore had walked into the somber interview room on the first floor of Kauffman Stadium so many times over the years, presiding news conference to announce high-profile trades, discuss free-agent acquisitions, celebrate two American League pennants and a long-sought World Series championship.

Over the Monster

Game 149: Red Sox at Yankees

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Don’t make history The Red Sox are playing the first of four games in New York against the Yankees. Aaron Judge is looking to sweep every available award. He’s hitting .317 with decimal points carry him just above Xander Bogaerts. He’s got 60 home runs. Needing just two more for his own record. He’ll be a free agent after the Yankees low-balled their best player. Will he sign with the Red Sox (personally stay far, far away Mr. Bloom) or the Yankees or maybe the Angels try to add to their core of Trout and Ohtani?

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Here’s why the St. Louis Cardinals need Moises Gomez

The St. Louis Cardinals should call on the services of Moises Gomez to start next season. The St. Louis Cardinals outfield is in shambles, and with a terror wreaking havoc at Triple-A in the form of Moises Gomez, the Cardinals may need to give him a chance to make the team out of Spring Training […] Here’s why the St. Louis Cardinals need Moises Gomez - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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What the heck has happened to the St. Louis Cardinals offense?

For months, the St. Louis Cardinals offense was a juggernaut. Now, they have been shutout in three consecutive games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense, at least on paper, is a juggernaut. For the first few months of the season, their play on the field matched that description. Paul Goldschmidt emerged as the favorite to win […] What the heck has happened to the St. Louis Cardinals offense? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: St. Louis listed as potential destination for these 3 stars

The Athletic’s Jim Bowden listed the St. Louis Cardinals as a player for three of today’s stars via trade this offseason. The St. Louis Cardinals are no stranger to being linked to today’s biggest stars. They acquired both Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado in recent years via trade, and were a major player for Juan […] Cardinals: St. Louis listed as potential destination for these 3 stars - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

The Crawfish Boxes

Oops! All Astros: Johan Figuereo & Tim Borden

Today we’ll look at a reliever and an infielder who played 2022 in Houston’s lower minor leagues. Throughout the current offseason, The Crawfish Boxes will be taking a deep dive into the Houston Astros system. Namely, we’ll be recapping all 316 players to appear at any level through the 2022 campaign. Today we’re looking at the 19th and 20th players in the series. Johan Figuereo Johan Figuereo is a six-foot, 172 lb. right-handed relief pitcher from San Cristobal, DR. Born on June 27, 2000, Figuereo signed with Houston through free agency on April 30, 2021. Initially...

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Cardinals: What are St. Louis’ odds to win the World Series?

At this point, the St. Louis Cardinals are all but guaranteed a playoff berth. But what are their chances of winning the World Series? The St. Louis Cardinals are going to the playoffs. Well, their odds are 99.9 percent entering Wednesday as their lead in the National League Central sits at 8.5 games, so it’s […] Cardinals: What are St. Louis’ odds to win the World Series? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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Cardinals: How Adam Wainwright’s “dead arm” impacts St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright admitted Tuesday that he has “dead arm.” How does it impact them moving forward? For most of the second half of the season, the St. Louis Cardinals have been a dominant force. They have opened up a significant lead in the National League Central and are the heavy favorite […] Cardinals: How Adam Wainwright’s “dead arm” impacts St. Louis - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

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St. Louis Cardinals turn to outfield platoon amid offensive struggles

The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling and have resorted to platooning all three outfielders. The St. Louis Cardinals are in a funk. Every player seems to be in a cold spell, and the outfielders might be hit the hardest. Manager Oliver Marmol announced that going forward, the entire outfield will be a platoon: Against right-handers, […] St. Louis Cardinals turn to outfield platoon amid offensive struggles - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Call to the Pen

Why the Los Angeles Angels missed playoffs for 8th straight season

May 24, 2022. That’s the date the season peaked for the Los Angeles Angels. The Halos were a strong 27-17 with incredible promise. Free agent starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard was looking legit, rookie starting pitcher Reid Detmers was coming off a no-hitter, and outfielder Taylor Ward was leading the American League in batting average. The […] Why the Los Angeles Angels missed playoffs for 8th straight season - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

NESN.com

Six High-Profile Free Agents Red Sox Could Target This Offseason

The 2022 Major League Baseball season has been a disappointment for the Boston Red Sox. That’s the bad news for Boston. The good news? The Red Sox still have several talented players under contract for 2023, as well as the resources to make a splash this offseason, with free agency being one possible avenue for […] The post Six High-Profile Free Agents Red Sox Could Target This Offseason appeared first on NESN.com.

Jays Journal

Ross Stripling and the Blue Jays upcoming free agency approach

At 32 years of age, Ross Stripling is having a career season that is setting him up for the most important offseason of his career, as he hits free agency for the first time later this year.  The question is, what do the Blue Jays have in Stripling and how do they go about locking […] Ross Stripling and the Blue Jays upcoming free agency approach - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Cubbies Crib

Cubs: Free agent catchers pale in comparison to Willson Contreras

Since the team’s World Series run back in 2016, the Chicago Cubs have enjoyed having one of the more valuable backstops in the game handling duties behind the plate in Willson Contreras. The 30-year-old catcher earned the third All-Star selection of his career here in 2022, setting himself up for what figures to be a […] Cubs: Free agent catchers pale in comparison to Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

FOX Sports

Lakers sign Dennis Schröder to one-year deal | UNDISPUTED

The Los Angeles Lakers made another addition over the weekend as the team agreed to sign point guard Dennis Schroder to a one-year deal. Schroder averaged over 15 points with the Lakers in 2020-21, but left in the offseason as a free agent. Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe react to the signing.

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Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson make an elite platoon

The St. Louis Cardinals have begun using platoons in their lineup to maximize results. Dylan Carlson and Lars Nootbaar form a great one. The St. Louis Cardinals have been playing a mix and match game with their outfield all year long, but may discover an elite outfielder in their everyday lineup if they play the […] Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar and Dylan Carlson make an elite platoon - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

MLB.com FastCast: Tigers sign Josh Harrison - 2/20/19

The baseball world's attention focuses on Bryce Harper's free agency, plus Josh Harrison agrees to a one-year deal with the Tigers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United Stat

Adam Pellerin and Nick Cafardo break down Red Sox Spring Training

NESN's Adam Pellerin and Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo analyze Matt Barnes as a closer, Craig Kimbrel's future and what moves the Red Sox could make with different free agents around the MLB.

MLB.com FastCast: Angels sign closer Allen - 1/18/19

The Angels add free-agent closer Cody Allen, Avisail Garcia officially joins the Rays, plus the Manny Machado rumor mill keeps churning About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United