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  • • Max Fried Wins Arbitration Hearing Against Braves
    Braves lefty Max Fried won his arbitration hearing against the Braves and will be paid a $6.85MM salary for the current season rather than the $6.6MM sum submitted by the team, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link). Fried, the No. 7 overall pick by the Padres in 2012 who came to the Braves by way…...2022
  • • Astros, Yordan Alvarez Agree To Six-Year Extension
    The Astros have agreed to terms on a six-year, $115MM contract extension with Yordan Alvarez, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link). The contract begins next season and will cover the 2023-28 seasons. More to come....2022
  • Sources: Alvarez lands 6-year, $115M extension
    • Sources: Alvarez lands 6-year, $115M extension
    Yordan Alvarez, the 2019 AL rookie of the year and last year's ALCS MVP, will see his new 6-year, $115 million extension begin next season, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2022
  • • Brewers To Promote Ethan Small
    The Brewers are set to call up left-hander Ethan Small, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  It is the first big league promotion for Small, the 28th overall pick in the 2019 draft.  Small isn’t on the Brewers’ 40-man roster, so multiple other moves will be forthcoming to create a spot for Small before his…...2022
  • • Diamondbacks To Promote Alek Thomas
    The Diamondbacks are bringing one of baseball’s most highly-ranked prospects, as Jeff Passan of ESPN reports they are promoting outfielder Alek Thomas. Thomas is not currently on the club’s 40-man roster, meaning the club will have to make a corresponding move of some kind. More to come....2022
  • • Mariners To Promote George Kirby
    The Mariners are calling up top pitching prospect George Kirby, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com tweeted earlier this afternoon that Kirby had been scratched from his scheduled start with Double-A Arkansas. Whenever Kirby first takes the ball, he’ll be making his major league debut. The 20th overall pick in the…...2022
  • Sources: Rockies, Freeland reach $64.5M deal
    • Sources: Rockies, Freeland reach $64.5M deal
    Southpaw Kyle Freeland, 28, agreed to a five-year, $64.5 million contract extension with the Colorado Rockies, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2022
  • • Pirates, Bryan Reynolds Agree To Two-Year Deal To Avoid Arbitration
    10:22am: It’s a $13.5MM guarantee, Mackey reports (on Twitter). He’ll receive matching $6.75MM salaries in each of the next two seasons, adds Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic. 10:06am: The Pirates and star center fielder Bryan Reynolds have agreed to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). The deal covers the…...2022
  • • Rays To Promote Tommy Romero
    The Rays are promoting right-hander Tommy Romero to the big-league squad, per Jeff Passan of ESPN (via Twitter). Romero will make his debut whenever he first appears in a game. Passan notes that Romero’s stay may not be long, which would certainly follow Tampa’s pattern of giving promising arms a taste of Major League action…...2022
  • • Mariners Sign J.P. Crawford To Five-Year Extension
    The Mariners have agreed to a five-year, $51MM extension with shortstop J.P. Crawford, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.  According to Passan, the deal starts this year and buys out two free agent seasons.  That the deal includes 2022, for which Crawford had already agreed to a $4.85MM contract, implies that Crawford receives $46.15MM in new…...2022

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  • • Tyler Glasnow Expected To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    AUGUST 3: As expected, Glasnow will indeed have Tommy John surgery on Wednesday, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. JULY 31: Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). That not only officially marks an end to his 2021 season, but perhaps…...2021
  • • Tyler Glasnow Expected To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery next week, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter). That not only officially marks an end to his 2021 season, but perhaps his 2022 season as well. Passan adds that he may not return until 2023, though there remains a “small chance” that an alternative…...2021
  • • MLB Planning To Institute 10-Day Suspensions For Foreign Substance Use
    Major League Baseball will distribute a memo to teams today outlining its plans for enforcing a ban on foreign substances, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN. Players found with illicit substances on their person will be suspended for ten days, with pay, with enforcement expected to begin on June 21, per Passan. Notably, the league isn’t…...2021
  • • Sources: Castellanos loses appeal of 2-game ban
    Nick Castellanos' appeal of a two-game suspension has been denied, sources told ESPN's Kiley McDaniel and Jeff Passan. The Reds outfielder was suspended for his role in a benches-clearing brawl involving the Cardinals....2021
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Match fixing in Swedish pro hockey? The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way ba...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way back from the leagues they’ve been part...2020
  • • Robinson Cano Receives 162-Game PED Suspension
    Mets second baseman Robinson Cano has tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). The league confirmed minutes after Passan’s report that Cano has tested positive for Stanozolol. Because this is Cano’s second PED ban — he also tested positive with the Mariners back in 2018 — he’ll be suspended for…...2020
  • • Cody Bellinger Undergoes Right Shoulder Surgery
    Dodgers outfielder/first baseman Cody Bellinger has undergone surgery to repair a disclocated right shoulder he suffered celebrating a Game 7 home run in the NLCS, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. Bellinger will need 10 weeks to recover, but he should be OK by the time spring training starts next year. Bellinger incurred the injury after…...2020
  • • Tony La Russa Charged With DUI
    Newly named White Sox manager Tony La Russa was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in the Phoenix area last February, Jeff Passan and Paula Lavigne of ESPN.com report. La Russa allegedly crashed into a curb and had a “light odor of alcoholic beverage,” according to the peace officer who responded to the…...2020
  • • Ramon Laureano’s Suspension Reduced To Four Games
    Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano’s six-game suspension has been reduced to four games after he appealed the punishment earlier this week, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter). He’ll begin serving that four-game ban tonight. Major League Baseball initially brought forth a six-game punishment after Laureano charged the Astros’ dugout during Sunday’s game. He̵...2020

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  • • Ex-MLB pitcher busted with over 20 kilos of cocaine
    It’s always surprising when former athletes break the law for asinine reasons, which was recently the case in an arrest involving a former MLB pitcher.Esteban Loaiza, who spent 14 years in the league, and nearly won the Cy Young award back in 2003, was arrested for possessing over 20 kilograms of cocaine in San Diego on Friday, according to police records obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. N...2018
  • • Dee Gordon Suspended 80 Games for PEDs: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Dee Gordon Suspended 80 Games for PEDs: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction
    2016
  • • Red Sox Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada More Than Flashy Cars, Hype and Muscles
    2016
  • • Potential MLB Trade Market Impact Has Caught Up to Free-Agent Class
    2015
  • • Teams 'Spying' on NFL Draft Prospects Should Surprise Absolutely No One
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  • • Report: Hamilton did cocaine at strip club after fight with wife
    Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton could be facing a one-year suspension from baseball after he reportedly confessed to using drugs. Now, we have learned that problems at home may have pushed Hamilton toward his latest relapse. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Hamilton confessed to using cocaine sometime around Super Bowl weekend after...Read More...2015

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  • • Max Fried Wins Arbitration Hearing Against Braves
    Braves lefty Max Fried won his arbitration hearing against the Braves and will be paid a $6.85MM salary for the current season rather than the $6.6MM sum submitted by the team, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link). Fried, the No. 7 overall pick by the Padres in 2012 who came to the Braves by way…...2022
  • • Astros, Yordan Alvarez Agree To Six-Year Extension
    The Astros have agreed to terms on a six-year, $115MM contract extension with Yordan Alvarez, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan (Twitter link). The contract begins next season and will cover the 2023-28 seasons. More to come....2022
  • • Brewers To Promote Ethan Small
    The Brewers are set to call up left-hander Ethan Small, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter link).  It is the first big league promotion for Small, the 28th overall pick in the 2019 draft.  Small isn’t on the Brewers’ 40-man roster, so multiple other moves will be forthcoming to create a spot for Small before his…...2022
  • • Sources: Rockies, Freeland reach $64.5M deal
    Southpaw Kyle Freeland, 28, agreed to a five-year, $64.5 million contract extension with the Colorado Rockies, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2022
  • • Pirates, Bryan Reynolds Agree To Two-Year Deal To Avoid Arbitration
    10:22am: It’s a $13.5MM guarantee, Mackey reports (on Twitter). He’ll receive matching $6.75MM salaries in each of the next two seasons, adds Rob Biertempfel of the Athletic. 10:06am: The Pirates and star center fielder Bryan Reynolds have agreed to a two-year contract to avoid arbitration, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). The deal covers the…...2022
  • • Mariners Sign J.P. Crawford To Five-Year Extension
    The Mariners have agreed to a five-year, $51MM extension with shortstop J.P. Crawford, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.  According to Passan, the deal starts this year and buys out two free agent seasons.  That the deal includes 2022, for which Crawford had already agreed to a $4.85MM contract, implies that Crawford receives $46.15MM in new…...2022
  • • Padres, Twins Agree To Trade Involving Chris Paddack, Taylor Rogers
    The Twins and Padres are in agreement on a trade that will send left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers to San Diego and starter Chris Paddack to Minnesota, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports (Twitter thread). The two parties were reportedly in talks on a deal last night. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets that the Twins will also…...2022
  • Sources: Twins to acquire Paddack from Padres
    • Sources: Twins to acquire Paddack from Padres
    The Minnesota Twins have agreed to acquire right-hander Chris Paddack in a trade with the San Diego Padres, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Thursday....2022
  • Sources: M's, Haniger avoid arbitration with deal
    • Sources: M's, Haniger avoid arbitration with deal
    The Mariners and outfielder Mitch Haniger avoided arbitration with a one-year, $7.75 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2022
  • • Diamondbacks Extend Merrill Kelly
    The Diamondbacks announced Friday that they’ve signed right-hander Merrill Kelly to a two-year contract extension, covering the 2023-24 seasons. There’s a club option for the 2025 season as well. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Kelly will be guaranteed $18MM in new money on the contract. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic adds that the right-hander…...2022

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  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Match fixing in Swedish pro hockey? The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way ba...2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
    Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports The NHL season is tentatively just a month away, as teams prepare for a hopeful start date of January 13th and a likely game volume of 56 games per team during the regular season. With just a few weeks left before that would see teams taking the ice for official game play, NHL-signed skaters are starting to make their way back from the leagues they’ve been part...2020
  • • Sources: Reds player tests positive for COVID-19
    A Cincinnati Reds player has tested positive for the coronavirus, sources confirmed to ESPN. As a result, Saturday night's scheduled game against the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates is likely to be postponed, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Reds Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus
    An unidentified Reds player has tested positive for the coronavirus, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweets. As a result, the likelihood is that the league will postpone their game against the Pirates on Saturday, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports. Positive COVID-19 tests across the majors have thrown a wrench into the league’s plans early this…...2020
  • • MLB rosters frozen, conditions set for resumption of play
    As anticipated, an agreement regarding the coronavirus-driven suspension of the 2020 season has resulted in a freezing of MLB rosters, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports on Twitter. A date for the resumption of transactions will be set in the future. As part of their negotiations, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have also reached a set of understandings regarding the resump...2020
  • • Report: MLB execs, players believe season unlikely to start until at least May
    Major League Baseball suspended the start of its 2020 season on Thursday out of precaution for the coronavirus. While the league announced an initial two-week suspension, baseball fans may not see the MLB season return until May. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, many executives and players around the league believe the MLB season won’t resume until May at the earliest. The league plans to re-evalu...2020
  • • Marcell Ozuna signs with Braves for one-year, $18M
    The Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. The MDR Sports Management client will receive an $18M salary that slightly exceeds the $17.8M qualifying offer from the Cardinals that he rejected back in November. The market for Ozuna has been tepid, with the Cardinals and Rangers reported as the primary suitors for much of the wi...2020
  • • Rockies intrigued by Cubs, Cardinals for Nolan Arenado trade?
    As the Colorado Rockies continue to explore the market for a potential trade of All-Star third baseman Nolan Arenado, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs have emerged as potential fits for a blockbuster deal. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Cubs and Cardinals have stood out as two teams that could offer what the Rockies are seeking and have the financial and roster resources to make a de...2020
  • • MLB punishment for Astros on alleged sign stealing is expected soon
    It’s widely speculated that the Astros utilized technology to steal signs and conveyed the information to hitters in the batter's box during regular-season games.  According to a report from Jeff Passan of ESPN.com, the subjects of the resulting investigation have admitted to cheating. With the investigative work nearing a conclusion, Passan says commissioner Rob Manfred will likely hand out disci...2020
  • • Sign-Stealing Punishment For Astros Expected In Coming Weeks
    It’s widely accepted at this point that the Astros impermissibly utilized technology to steal signs and then conveyed the information gleaned to hitters in the batters’ box during regular-season games. According to a report from Jeff Passan of ESPN.com, the subjects of the resulting investigation have copped to the bad acts. With the investigative work nearing…...2020

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  • • Blue Jays To Sign Kevin Gausman
    The Blue Jays have agreed to a five-year, $110MM deal with free agent Kevin Gausman, according to ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan (via Twitter).  MLB Network’s Jon Morosi tweeted earlier today that the two sides were “gaining momentum towards a deal,” and Morosi’s earlier reports suggested that Gausman would land a five-year deal in the $100MM range,…...2021
  • • Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2021: Week 18
    I spent Friday afternoon calling TD Ameritrade to see if Grey had traded me to ESPN for the return of Manny Ramirez to MLB. After seeing reports on Twitter from Jeff Passan that Grey was actually at Boba Hut -- the Star Wars-themed boba joint -- instead of The Great Fantasy Industry Meetup, I started to relax. My eyes shut, the words Fidelio shooting through my head. Yes, I was loyal to Razzball. ...2021
  • • Latest On Trevor Bauer
    It appears the Dodgers have entered the market for top free agent hurler Trevor Bauer. ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan connected the two sides (Twitter link), with Jon Heyman of MLB Network (Twitter link) adding further detail to the situation. At the moment, all that’s known is that the L.A. ballclub has initiated contact with Bauer’s camp and…...2021
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
    2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
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  • • Veteran utilityman Sean Rodriguez agrees to minor-league deal with Marlins
    The Marlins have struck a minor-league deal with veteran utilityman Sean Rodriguez, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Other terms aren’t yet known. Presumably, the 34-year-old Rodriguez will receive an invitation to participate in MLB camp. Rodriguez has seen action in each of the past 12 years in the big leagues, though he has failed to produce league-average offensive numbers over t...2020
  • • Zack Wheeler signs five-year, $118M contract with Phillies
    The Phillies have reached an agreement to sign free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweets that it’s a five-year pact. The deal is still pending completion of a physical. Geography played a pivotal role in Wheeler’s decision, it seems. Marc Carig of The Athletic noted in his original report that Wheeler’s wife is from nearby New Jersey, and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic twe...2019
  • • Wednesday’s crowd for Royals game was unbelievably small
    Major League Baseball day games in April can sometimes be lightly-attended affairs, but Wednesday’s game between the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays redefined that entirely. ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted out a photo of the stands at Kauffman Stadium on Wednesday, and it looked like you could count the game’s attendees individually. The weather looks bad and Passan makes good points about schedu...2019
  • • Luke Walton had hilarious reaction to Mike Trout contract news
    The big sports news this Tuesday is that Mike Trout landed a record-breaking contract with the Los Angeles Angels. According to multiple reports, the contract (first reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN) is a 12-year deal worth $430 million — a record by a long shot. When Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton heard about the monster contract, he had an incredible reaction many parents could relate ...2019
  • • Report: Manny Machado agrees to 10-year, $300M deal with San Diego Padres
    The San Diego Padres have reportedly landed free agent Manny Machado, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN. According to Mark Feinsand, it’s a 10-year, $300 million deal. This is a huge signing, not only because it finally takes one of the two biggest free agents off the board — the other being Bryce Harper — but because it also signifies a massive move for a Padres team that hasn’t been nationally re...2019

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  • • Sources: Cole to join Yankees for 9 years, $324M
    Prized free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record nine-year, $324 million contract, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2019
  • • Sources: Red Sox trading Betts, Price to Dodgers
    The Boston Red Sox have agreed to trade star outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price to the Los Angeles Dodgers, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan. Boston's return includes outfielder Alex Verdugo, sources said....2020
  • Sources: MLB, union reach tentative CBA deal
    • Sources: MLB, union reach tentative CBA deal
    MLB and the players' association reached a tentative agreement on a new CBA Thursday, ending the league's 99-day lockout and salvaging a 162-game season, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2022
  • • Sources: Betts, Dodgers near long-term contract
    The deal, which could be agreed upon as soon as Wednesday, would keep Mookie Betts with the Dodgers for at least a decade, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: MLB plans to suspend spring training
    Spring training is expected to be suspended Thursday, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan, and the start of the season is likely to be delayed....2020
  • • Major League Baseball Expected To Suspend Spring Training
    As sports entities throughout the world take action to minimize the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball appears poised to cease play of Spring Training games. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman tweets that officials with Grapefruit League clubs in Florida are expecting games to be suspended, and ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that executives throughout…...2020
  • • Bauer warned about his 'FREE JOE KELLY' cleats
    MLB contacted the Reds this week to inform them the cleats that Trevor Bauer planned to wear in support of Los Angeles' Joe Kelly were "against footwear regulations," sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: Twins land Donaldson for 4 years, $92M
    Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Twins have agreed to a four-year deal that includes $92 million guaranteed, with a chance to increase to $104 million in value if Donaldson hits escalators on a fifth-year club option, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Bauer warned about his 'FREE JOE KELLY' cleats
    MLB contacted the Reds this week to inform them the cleats that Trevor Bauer planned to wear in support of Los Angeles' Joe Kelly were "against footwear regulations," sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras Dies at the Age of 22
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  • • Cole Hamels to Rangers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction
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  • • Jon Lester to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction
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  • • Clayton Kershaw Becomes 1st SP Since 2002 to Record 300 Strikeouts in a Season
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  • • St. Louis Cardinals Under FBI Investigation for Alleged Hack of Astros System
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  • • Can Jesus Save Your Fantasy Season?
    Marlins first-year phenom Jesus Sanchez continued to work miracles this week as he went 2-for-3 Friday night with two runs scored and his seventh home run, a 3-run blast, his third hit to the heavens in the past week! Hashtag blessed. Speaking of miracles, I had a bit of a holy experience this week when I witnessed a Razzball cameo on SportsCenter Monday night. I immediately pinged Grey to inform ...2021
  • Jeff Passan predicts the 2021 MLB season from every possible angle
    • Jeff Passan predicts the 2021 MLB season from every possible angle
    From fantasy to gambling to soothsaying, Passan puts on many different hats to identify breakout players and teams that will win big in the year ahead....2021
  • • Dee Gordon's PED Suspension Stunner Is Gut Punch for MLB
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  • • Dee Gordon's PED Suspension Stunner Is Gut Punch for MLB
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  • • Royals Still Have All the Ingredients of Their Championship Formula in 2016
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  • • Assembling the Perfect Cubs-Mets Blockbuster Trade Package
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  • • Billy Beane Continues to Sell High on A's 2014 All-Stars with Derek Norris Deal
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  • • Why Is 2013 AL ROY Wil Myers Suddenly on the Trading Block?
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  • • Nick Markakis Addition Likely a Precursor of More Moves to Come for Braves
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  • • Mariners To Promote George Kirby
    2022
  • • MLB, MLBPA Expected To Resume Core Economics Discussions On Thursday
    Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association have scheduled a collective bargaining negotiation session for Thursday, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). Notably, MLB is expected to present a core economics proposal to the union, marking the first development on the most contentious issues of the lockout since the league instituted the work…...2022
  • • Passan On CBA Negotiations
    On Monday, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale wrote that no negotiating sessions were scheduled between MLB and the players’ union.  That remains the case, but ESPN’s Jeff Passan writes today that “MLB is working on proposals to bring to the table.”  Passan’s sources believe the “earliest negotiations will ramp up this time is late January.” Passan suggests...2022
  • Source: Bauer's season over as leave extended
    • Source: Bauer's season over as leave extended
    Trevor Bauer's season is over as the Dodgers pitcher has had his administrative leave extended through the regular season and playoffs, a league official told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Mariners To Acquire Tyler Anderson
    11:17 pm: The Pirates are acquiring a pair of prospects in the deal, reports Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times (Twitter link). Catcher Carter Bins is one of the minor leaguers headed back to Pittsburgh. 10:48 pm: The Mariners are finalizing an agreement to acquire starting pitcher Tyler Anderson from the Pirates, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link).…...2021
  • • Trevor Bauer Reportedly Under Investigation For Assault
    Dodgers star Trevor Bauer is being investigated by the Pasadena Police Department after a woman accused him of assault, reports TMZ Sports. The alleged victim was granted a temporary domestic violence restraining order today, according to TMZ. Bauer’s agent Jon Fetterolf released a statement denying the allegations (relayed by Jeff Passan of ESPN). Fetterolf claims the…...2021
  • Source: Odorizzi reaches 2-year deal with Astros
    • Source: Odorizzi reaches 2-year deal with Astros
    After losing starting pitcher Framber Valdez for an indefinite period of time, the Astros have reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Jake Odorizzi on a two-year deal with a player option, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021
  • • Diamondbacks To Sign Heath Fillmyer
    The Diamondbacks are signing Heath Fillmyer to a minor league contract, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN (Twitter link). The right-hander spent last season at the Royals’ alternate training site. Selected by the Athletics in the fifth round of the 2014 draft, Fillmyer was traded to Kansas City in January 2018 as part of the deal that…...2021
  • • Start Of Triple-A Season Delayed
    It was reported back in January that the Single-A and Double-A seasons would not start on time. The same goes for the minors’ highest level, as the 2021 Triple-A campaign will be delayed “by at least a month, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com writes. It had been scheduled to begin April 6. There was no minors…...2021
  • Sources: Union mulls MLB pitch to delay season
    • Sources: Union mulls MLB pitch to delay season
    Major League Baseball has proposed to the players' union delaying Opening Day until April 28 and playing a 154-game regular season with a 14-team expanded playoffs, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan....2021

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  • • Giants To Acquire Kris Bryant
    The Giants made a major splash at the trade deadline buzzer, acquiring slugger Kris Bryant from the Cubs for prospects Alexander Canario and Caleb Kilian.  ESPN’s Jeff Passan broke news of the trade, while Francys Romero of LasMayores was first on Canario and journalist Marc Delucchi had Kilian. Drafted second overall in 2013 out of the University…...2021
  • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: Will frugal 10 actually spend, Bauer's market and another All-Star trade candidate
    • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: Will frugal 10 actually spend, Bauer's market and another All-Star trade candidate
    Free agency has heated up -- well, at least for some teams -- but big names remain available. Here's our latest MLB offseason buzz....2021
  • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees stare-down and more
    • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: White Sox become AL's team to beat, the DJ LeMahieu-Yankees stare-down and more
    From a surprising closer payday to the real status of Fernando Tatis Jr.'s extension talks and where things stand between New York and the top free-agent infielder, here's the latest offseason buzz....2021
  • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: New homes for George Springer, Nolan Arenado?
    • Five things Jeff Passan is hearing: New homes for George Springer, Nolan Arenado?
    Two teams have emerged as the front-runners for George Springer, while a possible twist could open a road for Nolan Arenado out of Colorado. Here's the latest buzz....2020
  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton heads to his new home and controversy in Sweden
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  • • Morning Flurries: Joe Thornton returns stateside
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  • The latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing on Liam Hendriks, busy Blue Jays and more
    • The latest MLB offseason buzz Jeff Passan is hearing on Liam Hendriks, busy Blue Jays and more
    The top closer available has no shortage of suitors, Toronto is exploring all options, and there's a surprise in the starting pitcher market....2020
  • • Rangers “Discussing” Joey Gallo In Trades
    As speculation about ace Lance Lynn abounds, the Rangers are also floating another star in trade talks: Texas is “discussing” Joey Gallo in potential trades, reports ESPN’s Jeff Passan. As with Lynn, expect the asking price for Gallo to be quite high, so we’ll have to wait to see just how motivated Texas is to…...2020
  • • Sources: Crane, Astros to talk scandal strategy
    Astros owner Jim Crane is expected to meet with the entire roster Wednesday to discuss how the team will publicly address the sign-stealing scandal that led to the firing of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020
  • • Sources: Crane, Astros to talk scandal strategy
    Astros owner Jim Crane is expected to meet with the entire roster Wednesday to discuss how the team will publicly address the sign-stealing scandal that led to the firing of GM Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch, sources tell ESPN's Jeff Passan....2020

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