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Red Sox 3, White Sox 2: A Battle of Incompetence

Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports I was in attendance for Friday night’s game at Fenway, and the feel in the stadium was one of indifference. The crowd was mostly disinterested, apart from the late rally in the eighth inning. The Red Sox hitters were also mostly disinterested, as they failed to work counts as Touki Toussaint threw 92 pitches in six and a third innings. Of course, the results of the games don’t matter and you can’t blame the players for a lack of complete focus, but the stats do matter, particularly for potential free agents and arbitration cases. Still,...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

2023 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 154

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Not dead yet. The Cubs win 6-0 and regain control of their own fate. Things haven’t gone quite the way Jameson Taillon had hoped for or expected in this 2023 season. Jameson knew he was coming into a situation with promising youngster Justin Steele who finished the 2022 season blisteringly hot. He knew that Marcus Stroman had previously signed a large free agent contract with the Cubs. He had to hope he’d comfortably slot in as the Cubs’ third starter. He had to hope that he’d be a contributor on an ascending team and that if things went...

New York Post

Noah Syndergaard’s ex, Alex Cooper, mocks pitcher with his career in peril

That was cold. Former Barstool Sports podcaster Alex Cooper took a shot at her ex, MLB pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who is currently a free agent, and said she believes he’s on his way out of the league. During the season 4 premiere episode of her “Call Her Daddy” podcast, Cooper and TikTok superstar Alix Earle...

New York Post

Brewers likely wouldn’t be a Pete Alonso trade partner now

It would be unusual for Milwaukee to trade for Alonso now since he’s only a year from free agency.


What Does Shohei Ohtani’s Elbow Surgery Mean For The Dodgers?

When the 2023 season concludes and free agency gets underway, the Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to be among several teams looking...

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The top 10 moments of Shohei Ohtani’s Angels career so far

Ohtani’s 2023 season is over, which means the free agent-to-be and likely AL MVP might have played his final game in an Angels uniform.


Next Up: Names You’ll Hear Connected To Red Sox GM Opening

In a year where the Boston Red Sox are expected to be in play for a number of free agents, the organization is looking for … well, someone to sign those free agents. The Red Sox parted ways with former chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom on Thursday, bringing an end to his four-year run at […]

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Red Sox fire Chaim Bloom

Photo by Erica Denhoff/Icon Sportswire via The Boston Red Sox have fired Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom The Boston Red Sox have fired Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom, the team announced today. Bloom, 40, was hired after the 2019 from the Tampa Bay Rays to take over from Dave Dombrowski in Boston. Bloom’s tenure with Boston started with the controversial Mookie Betts trade, wherein the Red Sox traded their superstar outfielder to the Los Angeles Dodgers a year before he was slated to hit free agency in a much panned deal. The Red Sox have hovered around .500...


Justin Turner, Trevor Story Weigh In On Red Sox Parting With Chaim Bloom

Justin Turner was one of the many free agents Chaim Bloom brought to Boston during his tenure as the chief baseball officer of the Red Sox. So when news that the Red Sox parted ways with Bloom on Thursday following four seasons was delivered to the team, it came as “kind of a shock” to […]


Clarity, uncertainty in Padres' rotation; Yu Darvish shut down, while Joe Musgrove works toward '23 return

Padres rotation in flux for 2024, with two stars on IL, a Cy Young candidate headed to free agency and decisions pending regarding two other starters

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: Martian missing

Photo by George Kubas/Diamond Images via Early 2024 center fielder in limbo; More scouting on Florial; Yanks love their bat speed; Luke Weaver to fill in The Athletic | Chris Kirschner: (subscription required) Jasson Domínguez’s injury puts the Yankees offseason in a bit of a limbo. Estevan Florial is up to man the position for the last few weeks of the season, but is he a viable option to run out there until Jasson is fully healed next summer? Could they pursue more expensive, yet risky options in free agency with Cody Bellinger? Is Trout on the move? Kirschner...

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MLB news: New York Mets, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres

Let’s take a look at some of the latest MLB news and notes, including tidbits on the New York Mets, Houston Astros and San Diego Padres. Houston Astros news: No movement on contract extension talks with Jose Altuve Speaking on FanSided’s The Baseball Insiders podcast, Altuve, who is scheduled to be a free agent after […] MLB news: New York Mets, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - MLB News, Rumors, Prospects, and more

New York Post

Tommy Pham still in disbelief over Mets’ failed season: ‘Usually doesn’t work like that’

Tommy Pham wasn’t the biggest free-agent acquisition by the Mets this offseason, but he was part of a group that was expected to join an already potent roster and propel them back into the postseason.

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Red Sox News & Links: James Paxton Done For Season

Photo By Winslow Townson/ Plus, the kids looked good this weekend. Quelle suprise, the thing that happens to James Paxton happened. The Red Sox announced that he’s done for the season, this time due to knee inflammation. He’s a free agent this offseason and this is probably the last we’ve seen of hiAt one point this year, as Paxton was looking like one of the best starters in the American League, he seemed like the type of arm that would bring back a top-100 prospect if he were dealt at the deadline. It’s safe to say that the decision not to trade him will be...

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Yankees prospects: Florial goes yard twice in Scranton blowout

Recapping the Yankees’ minor league affiliates’ results from September 10th. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: W, 13-2 at Columbus Clippers LF Estevan Florial 3-6, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI, BB, 2 K — up to 28 dingers, he should just quit in protest if he’s not called back up now with Jasson gone (it hardly matters on the door of minor league free agency, but throw a guy a bone!)1B Andrés Chaparro 2-5, BB, RBI, 2 KRF Franchy Cordero 2-6, 2 RBI, K — as an addendum: please no Franchy (I am already expecting Franchy since he is on the 40-man roster)DH Jamie Westbrook...

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Amidst uncertainty, Gleyber Torres is taking care of business

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports Despite constant rumors, Torres is finally seeing a return to his 2019 form. Gleyber Torres has been the subject of trade/extension rumors for much of his Yankee tenure. Those have only increased in frequency this year, what with Torres himself nearing free agency, and with the Yankees crumbling around him and falling out of the playoff race. Because of that, his excellent second-half body of work in the face of uncertainty has gone slightly under the radar, and deserves some plaudits. Putting all future considerations aside (we’ll have a...


MLB Insider Rates Red Sox’s Chances Of Landing Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani likely will leave the Los Angeles Angels after the 2023 Major League Baseball season, and his free agency decision will be must-watch this offseason. The Angels boldly claimed they would make a push for the playoffs before the MLB trade deadline. They decided not to pursue an Ohtani trade in hopes that a […]

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Trevor Story’s Bumpy Ride in Boston

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Having missed more than 60% of the team’s games since signing with the Red Sox, what can we expect from the shortstop going forward? When Trevor Story signed a six-year, $140-million contract entering the 2022 season, there was a sigh of relief that at least some significant move had been made. After a flurry of free agent signings in November of that offseason, an interminable lockout ensued, during which we all made ourselves plenty familiar with the free agents that remained. As Freddie Freeman, Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Nick...

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Baby Bombers’ September will help determine offseason needs

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports A good month from a few of the new names in the lineup could save (or make) some headaches this winter. The shift in the Yankees’ outlook sparked by suddenly seeing Jasson Domínguez, Everson Pereira, Austin Wells, and Oswald Peraza in the lineup together isn’t limited to the rest of the 2023 campaign. The results of this roster experiment could go a long way toward shaping their approach to what could be a difficult-to-navigate free agency period this winter. A good month from Domínguez or Pereira changes the outfield equation for the...

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Yankees 3, Tigers 10: Another Rodón clunker dashes sweep hopes

Photo by Adam Hunger/ Carlos Rodón put his team in an early hole that only deepened as the contest played out. The Yankees had a chance to sweep consecutive series for the first time this season, right up until the moment Carlos Rodón stepped on the mound. The clunkers keep piling up for the southpaw free agent signing, this time surrendering seven runs to the Tigers in under four innings. New York’s offense meanwhile could never maintain momentum beyond a few spurts as they drop the series finale, 10-3. Rodón had looked sharper of late, holding opponents to two...

Lookout Landing

Do the Mariners have any reinforcements left on the farm?

Photo by Steph Chambers/ As Jarred Kelenic rehabs, does Seattle have any other tricks to pull from their farm bag of holding? It’s crunch time for the Seattle Mariners. The club’s resurgent August pushed them to rarefied air they’ve not breathed in decades, with pole position in the AL West in the month of September. A poor National League leg of the road trip has sullied that sheen, however. Seattle’s thin lineup was a major concern coming into the season, but promotions, trades, and jettisoning all of the club’s discount free agent additions this winter, as...

New York Post

What a new, oncoming wave of star shortstops means for the Yankees, the Mets and the rest of baseball

We may be looking at consecutive free agent shortstop classes after the 2027 and 2028 seasons equal to or better than the last two offseasons.

Pinstripe Alley

Today on Pinstripe Alley - 9/2/23

Photo by Bob Levey/ Will the Martian take orbit again today? Let’s hope. Jasson Domínguez, huh? That was something. For all the pressure that’s been on this kid from the day he signed a pro contract as the top international free agent in his class, he also had to deal with facing a future Hall of Famer in Justin Verlander. The man did not care and I can’t stop smiling. No matter what happens with Domínguez from here on out, we’ll always remember the pure joy from last night. Baseball rules. Today on the site, I’ll handle the Rivalry Roundup, Noah will...

Lone Star Ball

75-59 - Rangers try out their best material in 5-1 loss to Twins

Photo by Tim Heitman/ At least the bullpen didn’t wait for the 9th to waste your evening The Texas Rangers scored once but the Minnesota Twins scored five runs after the 6th inning. There’s honestly no better comedy on television than the 2023 Texas Rangers. Player of the Game: Corey Seager smacked the hardest hit ball of his career for a home run and Max Scherzer tossed six, one-hit shutout innings and the Rangers still lost 5-1. Up Next: The Rangers will see if they can help enhance LHP Jordan Montgomery’s free agency value tomorrow evening against LHP Dallas...

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NYY News: The Martian and Friends

Photo by Bob Levey/ The Martian lands in Houston; the story of Wells and Volpe’s friendship; Aaron Judge becomes fastest to 250; Torres’ back locks up MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Jasson Domínguez has been in the spotlight since signing with the Yankees as an international amateur free agent back in 2019. At long last, The Martian has landed — rather poetically, at Minute Maid Park, just a half-hour drive from the Johnson Space Center. His arrival has been the source of so much hype that Hoch broke down everything you might need to know about Domínguez’s arrival,...

Bluebird Banter

Today in Jays History: Some trades, and Adam Lind drives in 8

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Three Years Ago Today The Jays made three trades. Two went very well. One not so well. Robbie Ray came over from the Diamondbacks for Travis Bergen. Bergen pitched 6.2 innings for the Diamondbacks at the end of last season, and then we got him back at the end of February for cash. He pitched in 10 games for the Jays. After the season, he was a free agent, signed with the Padres, and was released earlier this month. Ray pitched in 5 games down the stretch in 2020. In 2021, working with Pete Walker, he was the best pitcher in the AL. His...

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Astros Crawfish Boil: September 1, 2023

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Everybody’s workin’ for the weekend. Welcome to the Friday Boil! Houston Astros News Astros’ Reggie Jackson says his Dodge Hellcat was stolen (chron.com) ‘We’re built to win championships’: Red-hot Astros sweep Red Sox (mlb.com) Michael Brantley already in vintage form ahead of Houston return (chron.com) 3 pending free agents the Astros need to let walk and 1 they need to keep (climbingtalshill) Astros look to stay hot as they open series vs. Yankees (deadspin.com) MLB playoffs pnbound: Rangers and Astros continue race for...

New York Post

Top free agents Mets, Yankees can target in strong class to re-tool

The Yankees and Mets need help, and it’s another solid free-agent class, especially for pitchers.

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