11/15/2013 | Miggy sees healthy future on the horizon
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera earned a second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player Award in part for his ability to play through injuries in 2013. He does not expect to have to do the same in 2014.
11/15/2013 | Astros seeking outfield bat, relief help, veteran starter
Astros manager Bo Porter said Thursday the team has reached out to several free agents in its quest to find an outfield bat, relief pitching help and a veteran starting pitcher to add to the young rotation.
11/15/2013 | Dawson says Bagwell belongs in Hall of Fame
Andre Dawson didn't think twice when asked if former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell deserved to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Bagwell is on the ballot for the fourth time. Dawson had some career numbers that were pretty similar to Bagwell, and "The Hawk" had to wait until his ninth time on the ballot to get inducted in 2010.
11/15/2013 | Young open to playing in hometown of Houston
Former All-Star outfielder Chris Young has certainly found a comfort level hitting at Minute Maid Park, but could it be his home ballpark next year?
11/15/2013 | Braves set to move on, but memories will remain
With the impending 2017 move by the Braves, there will be a slew of memories left around Capitol Avenue, where spanking new Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was waiting for the Braves in 1966 after they bolted from Milwaukee and Turner Field replaced it in the 1997 season.
11/15/2013 | Oeltjen enjoying time back home in Australia
Sydney native Trent Oeltjen, who spent 99 games in the big leagues with the D-backs and Dodgers, is off to a great start in the Australian Baseball League, and he's looking forward to his former teams opening the 2014 season Down Under.
11/15/2013 | Blue Jays sign veteran Johnson to Minors deal
The Blue Jays added some organizational depth on Friday morning by signing free-agent first baseman Dan Johnson to a Minor League deal.
11/15/2013 | Pipeline Inbox: Who will be better, Cole or Taillon?
Which talented Pirates right-hander has the brighter future, Gerrit Cole or Jameson Taillon? How long can Xander Bogaerts stay at shortstop for the Red Sox? Jim Callis answers these questions and more in the Pipeline Inbox.
11/15/2013 | Phils ink four to Minors deals with spring invites
The Phillies on Friday announced they had signed four players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla., as non-roster players: right-hander Shawn Camp, left-hander Cesar Jimenez, and outfielder Clete Thomas and Leandro Castro.
11/15/2013 | There's more still to come: GIBBY Awards are next
There were plenty of memorable moments in baseball's November celebration of individual excellence, such Jose Fernandez winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award while reuniting with his grandmother. And there is one more set of awards to come next month, when the GIBBYs are presented.
11/15/2013 | Phillies are looking to win now, not rebuild
As the signing of Marlon Byrd, 36, showed, the Phillies are more interested in winning in 2014 than beginning a youth movement.
11/15/2013 | Blockbuster of 2012 set Marlins up with talent
A year ago at the General Managers Meetings, the seeds were planted for what blossomed into one of the biggest and most controversial trades in Marlins history. At the time, the deal created a backlash, but Miami president of baseball operations Michael Hill stands by the talent the team got back in the blockbuster.
11/15/2013 | Molina should have been NL MVP Award winner
Yadier Molina should be the Most Valuable Player in the National League, by a landslide margin. But he isn't. Unfortunately for Yadi, some of his best work is not quantifiable.
11/15/2013 | Cardinals will acquire Triple-A affiliate Redbirds
Pending a Dec. 3 vote by the Memphis City Council, the Cardinals are poised to take ownership of a fourth Minor League affiliate. According to a news release issued by the Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation on Friday, the Cardinals have agreed to take ownership of the Memphis Redbirds, their Triple-A club since 1998.
11/15/2013 | Definition of most valuable? MVP voters explain
It's the term "valuable" that appears to foster differing viewpoints when it comes to voting on the MVP award. In fact, the letter sent to BBWAA voters states "there is no clear-cut definition of what most valuable means."
11/15/2013 | Complete fan experience will be on display at '15 ASG
Not only are the Reds winning, but they have a huge event on the horizon that will put them even more on the national map when they host the All-Star game in 2015.
11/15/2013 | Free-agent market offers plenty of cost-efficient bats
There's quite a bit of bang for the buck in this winter's market if you know where to look for it. Here a number of position players who could fit that bill.
11/15/2013 | Satin looks to build off success at the plate in '13
In 75 games, Josh Satin hit .279 with three home runs, 17 RBIs and a .376 on-base percentage. He proved to the Mets and to himself that he gives the team a reliable bat off the bench, in the process working his way into the fold for 2014.
11/15/2013 | Porter's S.E.L.F. Foundation hosts benefit dinner
Astros manager Bo Porter hosted a star-studded inaugural "A Legacy Last Forever Dinner" at the Hilton Americas Hotel, which benefited the Bo Porter S.E.L.F. Foundation, on Thursday night in Houston.
11/14/2013 | Report: A-Rod sick, won't meet with MLB on Friday
Alex Rodriguez was scheduled to have an investigatory interview with Major League Baseball on Friday in New York, but The Associated Press reported on Thursday night that the meeting has been called off, citing a source familiar with the process.
11/14/2013 | Trout runner-up to Cabrera again in AL MVP voting
For the second straight season, dynamic Angels outfielder Mike Trout finished second to Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in voting for the American League Most Valuable Player Award.
11/14/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Nolasco among rumor mill
Although the General Managers Meetings finished on Wednesday, the baseball world remained plenty busy on Thursday with the presentation of the AL and NL MVP Awards and the unanimous approval for funding an expanded instant replay system.
11/14/2013 | With ankle healthy, Jeter is building strength
Derek Jeter said Thursday night he has been strengthening his body and is "100 percent" sure he will return to his everyday shortstop role with the Yankees in 2014, adding that he understands the club's need to seek insurance at the position but called it "my job."
11/14/2013 | Freeman places fifth in NL MVP voting
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman finished fifth in the balloting for this year's National League Most Valuable Player Award. The 24-year-old slugger received five fourth-place votes.
11/14/2013 | Cano earns another top-six finish in AL MVP race
Robinson Cano once again finished near the top amongst the candidates for the American League Most Valuable Player Award, coming in fifth as the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera was tabbed for his second consecutive award on Thursday.
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