AJ Hinch, Alex Cora and Carlos Beltran lost their jobs in the wake of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scam, leaving three teams without managers three weeks before the start of spring training. On and off the field, the fallout from one of the biggest scandals in Major League Baseball history
Posted: January 21, 2020, 7:36 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Veteran left-hander Jerry Blevins agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:53 am
Rockies star Nolan Arenado said he feels disrespected after Colorado general manager Jeff Bridich acknowledged listening to trade offers for the seven-time Gold Glove winner. Bridich told The Denver Post on Monday that he expected Arenado to be Colorado's third baseman this season after discussing
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:32 am
Rockies third baseman Nolan Areando said he felt "disrespected" by Rockies GM Jeff Bridich after learning he wouldn't be traded this offseason.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:13 am
The Giants reportedly have added another veteran pitcher that could be traded in July.
Posted: January 21, 2020, 3:12 am
When it comes to unanimous picks for baseball's Hall of Fame, Derek Jeter quite appropriately has the chance to be No. 2. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera became the first player to appear on every ballot when he swept 425 votes in last year's election. Ken Griffey Jr. was three votes short perfection
Posted: January 21, 2020, 1:24 am
If you were hoping the Cubs could miraculously acquire Nolan Arenado, here's some bad news for you!
Posted: January 21, 2020, 1:14 am
The Cubs have largely added low-cost relievers to stockpile potential arms for the big-league bullpen. That trend could soon change, thanks to a familiar face.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:34 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- This was not what Matt Carpenter or the St. Louis Cardinals envisioned when he signed a new contract.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:29 pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Longtime Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez reached a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves on Monday that includes an invite to big league spring training.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:05 pm
For pitcher Vince Velasquez, his time with the Astros is way behind him. The recent sign stealing scandal isn't letting him move on quite easily. But the only thing on his mind is getting stronger with the Phillies. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: January 20, 2020, 11:02 pm
When it comes to salary arbitration hearings, This isn't J.T. Realmuto's first rodeo. But this time, he's making clear he's fighting not only for himself, but for future catchers in the league. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: January 20, 2020, 10:59 pm
Antoan Richardson took the long road to the Giants' big league staff.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 10:02 pm
Less than one month from spring training, ex-Boston Red Sox utilityman Brock Holt reportedly is garnering interest from teams in free agency.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 9:41 pm
The Cubs said they needed change heading into the 2020 season, but are Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and David Ross capable of contending with a hole-filled roster?
Posted: January 20, 2020, 8:09 pm
The Boston Red Sox need a new manager with pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training in less than a month, and one potential candidate is Hensley Meulens.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 7:43 pm
Former Cal Bear Daulton Jefferies is healthy and rising up the prospect rankings.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 7:32 pm
Arguments over a player's Hall of Fame worthiness are endless. But they shouldn't be. If a player's case can't be made in one sentence, he's not a Hall of Famer.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 5:46 pm
Mookie Betts' future with the Boston Red Sox beyond 2020 remains uncertain, and if another team wants to make a trade for the former American League MVP, it's going to cost quite a bit.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 3:41 pm
The Houston-area furniture salesman has lost nearly $14 million on MLB and NFL playoff bets in the last year.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 1:10 am
The A's could use a veteran catcher, but Matt Wieters will not be that guy.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 1:03 am
New Cubs bench coach Andy Green endured four years of losing as Padres manager. He wants to win now and believes David Ross is the man to lead the way.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 11:37 pm
The Royals and outfielder Alex Gordon are reportedly nearing an agreement on a one-year contract, which could be made official within a few days.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:38 pm
St. Louis Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty plans to continue following the advice Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Gibson gave him. ''To be on the attack consistently,'' the 24-year-old Flaherty said Sunday at the Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. Last year was a breakout season for Flaherty.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 8:29 pm
On Sunday, the Cardinals and veteran catcher Matt Wieters agreed on a one-year deal worth $2 million with an additional $1 million in incentives.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:56 pm
South Jersey native and lefty Phillies pitching prospect Zach Warren grew up idolizing Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. Now, the 23-year-old gets his shot at big-league spring training for his hometown team. By Jim Salisbury
Posted: January 19, 2020, 5:30 pm
Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans for the first time.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 4:59 pm
Players from two teams at the center of baseball’s sign-stealing scandal faced their fans on Saturday for the first time since the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox ousted their managers amid the fallout from the investigation into Houston’s elaborate scheme. The Astros and Red Sox held their annual
Posted: January 19, 2020, 10:31 am
The Boston Red Sox said little to nothing about the 2018 cheating scandal at Winter Weekend. But then J.D. Martinez stepped in front of the cameras and stated that he believed the team was innocent, as John Tomase details.
Posted: January 19, 2020, 6:32 am
"It's one of those things where it's an uncomfortable position for him."
Posted: January 19, 2020, 3:02 am
"I had no intention of this becoming an accusation against Mike Trout or causing the uproar it did. " -- David Brosius
Posted: January 19, 2020, 1:08 am
After a player-driven sign-stealing scheme claimed their manager's job, among others, Houston Astros stars Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve avoided taking any responsibility.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 11:59 pm
Harrison Bader is confident he'll be in center field for the St. Louis Cardinals when the season begins. Bader was in St. Louis on Saturday taking part in the annual Cardinals Winter Warm-Up. ''I'm the starting center fielder,'' the 25-year-old Bader said.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 11:20 pm
Theo Epstein understands the fans' frustration. The Chicago Cubs went from 95 wins in 2018 to 84 last year, finished third in the NL Central behind St. Louis and Milwaukee and missed the playoffs for the first time since 2014. ''I understand the frustration,'' said Epstein, the
Posted: January 18, 2020, 10:34 pm
Eireann Dolan, the wife of Nationals closer Sean Doolittle, shared her thoughts Saturday about the Astros' scandal.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:41 pm
Willson Contreras has a history of going viral at Cubs Convention, and that trend continued on Saturday.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:34 pm
The former Red Sox third baseman and member of the team's Hall of Fame said he'd "love to" take over as Red Sox manager, but only temporarily. That's probably not going to work.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:32 pm
How did the Cubs get to this point as a franchise where they're hamstrung in adding to the roster coming off another disappointing season?
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:03 pm
Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo brought the World Series trophy to Maryland's basketball game against Purdue.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:02 pm
The Cubs announced where they will extend the protective netting at Wrigley Field during the 2020 season.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 9:00 pm
The Red Sox coaches met the media Saturday and bench coach Ron Roenicke sounds as if he'll emerge unscathed from the MLB report on sign-stealing, making the former Milwaukee Brewers manager a logical choice to take over for Alex Cora, writes John Tomase.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 8:00 pm
Alex Bregman spoke publicly about the Astros' scandal Saturday.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:52 pm
HOUSTON — Houston Astros owner Jim Crane expects to hire a new manager by Feb. 3. The Astros need a new manager and general manager after AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday, hours after both were suspended by Major League Baseball for a year for the team’s sign-stealing scandal. Crane said Friday
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:52 pm
As David Ross is introduced at Cubs Convention, he gets a standing ovation from Cubs fans.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:18 pm
The Cubs haven't done much this offseason and the fanbase let owner Tom Ricketts hear it at the Cubs Convention.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:50 pm
Pete Rose was taking a break from signing autographs at the MGM Grand hotel when asked a question he’s uniquely qualified to address. What Rose did was wrong - according to baseball rules - but there’s still a lot of people who believe he should be adding a Hall of Fame designation when he signs memorabilia
Posted: January 18, 2020, 5:30 pm
Will Venable is 100 percent committed to his job with the Cubs, but he clarified his comments about whether he's leaving the organization or not.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 4:50 pm
The fallout from Major League Baseball's sign-stealing scandal has already cost three managers and a general manager their jobs. It has also called into question the legitimacy of the Houston Astros' 2017 World Series title. While the scandal has rocked baseball to the core, it turns out cheating
Posted: January 18, 2020, 1:58 pm
In wake of the Astros cheating scandal, the Cubs have made one thing clear: they've been successful this era by playing 100 percent by the rules.
Posted: January 18, 2020, 6:24 am