9:18 AM EST, Fri December 04, 2020
Over the Monster 17 mins ago
FanPost Friday: Your Hall of Fame Ballot

FanPost Friday: Your Hall of Fame Ballot

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Who would you vote in? It’s that time of year again: The time of year when we decide which players for whom we celebrate their careers by honoring them with enshrinement in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The rules are simple. Every year, baseball writers are given a ballot with around 25 names on it. The players on this list have been retired for over 5 years, and will remain on the ballot for as many as 10 years. Writers are given 10 votes. They may vote for 0 players, 10 players, or any number of players in between. If a...
Twinkie Town 18 mins ago
Goodbye, Eddie & Trevor

Goodbye, Eddie & Trevor

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Roster churn is an insatiable beast The 2015 Minnesota Twins team will always hold a special place in my heart. Though not exactly the greatest collection of talent ever assembled (they finished 83-79, good for second place in the Central behind the Kansas City Royals), simply being competitive until the final weekend of the season was a marked improvement from the utter doldrums of 2011-2014. Truth be told, ‘15 really re-invigorated my Twins fandom, especially when it came to attending contests at Target Field. That season,...
DRaysBay 18 mins ago
View from the Catwalks: Tenders for Everyone (on the Rays)

View from the Catwalks: Tenders for Everyone (on the Rays)

Photo by Tom Pennington/ Rays Arb eligible players all survive the non-tender deadline still on the Rays Rays News Rays’ Franco to miss rest of winter league - Sam Dykstra, MiLB.com: Relatively good news on the injury front, but Wander will take the cautious path and not return to the winter league. Big shoes to fill in Wander’s place: #Rays catching prospect Brett Sullivan will be joining @EscogidoBBClub. pic.twitter.com/oeVBXeXcYw— TB Rays Republic (@TBRaysRepublic) December 4, 2020 Bruján showing off wheels in winter league - William Boor, MLB.com:...
The Seattle Times 18 mins ago
Five new free agents the Mariners could be interested in, including slugger Kyle Schwarber

Five new free agents the Mariners could be interested in, including slugger Kyle Schwarber

It’s likely that Schwarber wants to sign a one-year “prove it” contract and increase his value for 2022 when the universal DH is expected to be in place.
South Side Sox 27 mins ago
Burgatron’s back!

Burgatron’s back!

After a whirlwind three seasons and a long comeback from successive injuries, Jake Burger is ready to make 2021 his best year yet It was early in 2018 Spring Training, and everything seemed right in the world for White Sox infield prospect Jake Burger. After inking his contract as the 11th overall pick in the 2017 draft the previous June, he had secured his financial future with a healthy, $3.7 million signing bonus. The scouting reports from his minor league debut suggested the slugger came as advertised, a right-handed masher possessing plus power and excellent bat-to-ball...
Rum Bunter 32 mins ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Tyler Naquin

After being non-tendered by the Cleveland Inidans on Wednesday evening, outfielder Tyler Naquin could become a free agent target of the Pittsburgh Pirates This offseason, general manager Ben Cherington will have his goals of what he wants to accomplish for the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the MLB Winter Meetings set to kick off on Sunday night, […] Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Outfielder Tyler Naquin - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster 48 mins ago
OTM Open Thread 12/4: It is Friday

OTM Open Thread 12/4: It is Friday

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ Happy Friday everyone. Not a whole hell of a lot going on in the sports world today as far as I can tell. There is some college basketball and college football, though none of those games look particularly exciting to me personally. The new Mandalorian episode came out today, too, though no spoilers there. I typically don’t watch until Saturday. Other than that, you’re on your own. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.
The Crawfish Boxes 54 mins ago
The Strom List: Interview with Demetre Kokoris

The Strom List: Interview with Demetre Kokoris

Excellent discussions with one of the best minds in the industry, and Strom’s Go-To Expert - Demetre Kokoris It was my great pleasure to have the opportunity to have a discussion with Demetre Kokoris. Originally I had written out a set of questions figuring I wanted to touch on some points to gain some additional insight into Brent Strom, but I can honestly say it turned into an excellent 90 minute conversation where Demetre’s passion for pitching bled through on every topic. If you don’t know him, Demetre Kokoris is currently the pitching coach for the Blue Jays minor...
Rising Apple 1 hour ago

Mets: Three Cubs players worth trading for this offseason

With Jed Hoyer taking the reigns and the Chicago Cubs making almost everyone available, the New York Mets should look to restructure their roster by trading for these three players The New York Mets have started to make moves this offseason outside of retaining players from the 2020 roster. With Trevor May signing a two-year […] Mets: Three Cubs players worth trading for this offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jays Journal 1 hour ago

Blue Jays: New LHH Free Agent Targets Post Non-Tender Deadline

Following the departures of 3B Travis Shaw and reliever A.J. Cole, the Toronto Blue Jays have two open roster spots to fill. Today we’ll look at some of the newest available free agents following the December 2nd non-tender deadline, with a focus on left-handed hitter upgrades.  The Blue Jays already right-handed heavy line-up lost LHH […] Blue Jays: New LHH Free Agent Targets Post Non-Tender Deadline - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Believeland Ball 1 hour ago

Cleveland Indians: Three non-tendered players for Tribe to pursue

The period to extend offers to non-tendered players has passed, so who should the Cleveland Indians explore signing from the list? The list of non-tendered players has been released for this offseason and the Cleveland Indians should be one of the candidates to sign a few of them. After non-tendering Tyler Naquin, Delino DeShields and […] Cleveland Indians: Three non-tendered players for Tribe to pursue - Away Back Gone - Away Back Gone - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
Outside The Confines: The non-tenders are free!

Outside The Confines: The non-tenders are free!

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via Let the madness commence I’m as sad as anyone to see the Cubs part way with Kyle Schwarber. Not, perhaps, because of his results last season, but more because of the presence he brought to the team. I won’t dwell on this too long, because it might risk becoming a Cubs-themed post rather than a general MLB post, but darn it all, I’m going to miss the guy, so bear with me for a moment. There will be other writers here who will write with more eloquence and depth, perhaps, about what Schwarber meant for the team, or give...
Twinkie Town 1 hour ago
Worst All-Time Twins Tournament, Morrison Round, Day 2: Going down like a ballooning lead

Worst All-Time Twins Tournament, Morrison Round, Day 2: Going down like a ballooning lead

Being a Twins fan has its Perks. | Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ Additionally: it ain’t no lie, By, By, By; and Glen Perkins uses a Time-Turner. 1 vs. 17 (17) 2012 Twins 4(1) 1909 Senators 31909 trails 2-0 Despite falling behind 3-0 after three innings, ‘12’s pitching staff held ‘09 scoreless for the rest of the game while putting across just enough runs to win 4-3 and take a 2-0 series lead. ‘09 took the lead in the first after Scott Diamond walked in a run and allowed a sacrifice fly, then stretched the lead to three on a Bob Unglaub home run. But after...
Royals Review 1 hour ago
Royals Review - News for December 4, 2020

Royals Review - News for December 4, 2020

If you get a chance post-COVID, TSO is a really fun show | Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/ It’s December so a lot of holiday-themed stuff going on today Jeffrey Flanagan talked to Mike Matheny about the Michael Taylor signing, the OF situation, and more: Matheny reiterated what general manager Dayton Moore said earlier this week, that Taylor will get the first crack at the starting job in center field. “Yes, that’s how we’re approaching it,” Matheny said. “It’s something we tell all our people, too, that this is an opportunity. Go take it. Run with...
Purple Row 1 hour ago
Friday Rockpile: A tip of the cap to Wolters, Dahl, and González

Friday Rockpile: A tip of the cap to Wolters, Dahl, and González

Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Rockies news and links for Friday, December 3, 2020 It’s the business part of the baseball season with players being non-tendered and rosters changing. It has to be hard for teams to make these choices and it’s hard for fans who are seeing players that they’ve cheered for years be unceremoniously dropped. Even though that’s how things work, it’s worth pausing for a second to appreciate what Tony Wolters, David Dahl, and Chi Chi González, who were all non-tendered on Wednesday, have given the organization. Only time...

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