11/14/2013 | Kasten: Dodgers likely to temper spending
Like the Federal Reserve, the Dodgers will taper their spending. The only question is, when?
11/14/2013 | Hart, Mets among Brewers' options at first base
Brewers GM Doug Melvin left Orlando, Fla., without a first baseman, but suggested making progress at the General Managers Meetings this week toward filling his club's most obvious offseason need.
11/14/2013 | MLB donates to typhoon relief, asks fans to join
Major League Baseball will donate $200,000 to UNICEF and the American Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts in the Philippines, struck by Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record. Additionally, MLB will encourage fans to support UNICEF and the Red Cross via public-service announcements, programming mentions and editorial coverage on MLB Network and MLB.com.
11/14/2013 | GIBBY for top starting pitcher only fit for one king
Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer took home the Cy Young Awards in their respective leagues on Wednesday night. But who would win if the BBWAA handed out only one award? And, perhaps, did one of a handful of other dominant pitchers -- like Yu Darvish, Adam Wainwright or Anibal Sanchez -- have a better season than Kershaw or Scherzer? It's time for your voice to be heard in voting for the GIBBY Award for Starter of the Year.
11/14/2013 | Nats, Angels, Blue Jays aim to rebound
We expected big, bold things from the Nationals, Angels and Blue Jays in 2013 because they had done big, bold business beforehand. Oh, how wrong we were. Now those three clubs are looking to bounce back.
11/14/2013 | Six prospects nominated for Stenson Award
The main focus of the Arizona Fall League is to help prospects in the final stages of their development. It gives extra at-bats, defensive reps and innings to players hoping to make the jump to the Major Leagues. While refining skills is the point of emphasis, the AFL also honors one player each year for qualities unrelated to on-field performance.
11/14/2013 | Skippers past, present join for roundtable discussion
The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center hosted a special program on Wednesday night, bringing together a panel of five current and former managers to discuss their jobs and experiences in baseball. Former skippers Tony La Russa and Jim Leyland joined active skippers Joe Girardi, Don Mattingly and Buck Showalter to discuss their experiences and philosophies.
11/14/2013 | BBWAA ready to crown its 2013 MVPs
With individual accolades being handed out to baseball's best for more than a week now, it's time for the finale, the announcement of the ultimate pieces of hardware: the AL and NL Most Valuable Player Awards.
11/13/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: GMs set table for winter deals
The A's signing of Nick Punto on Wednesday might not have been the loudest of deals to close the General Managers Meetings in Orlando, Fla., but certainly plenty of groundwork was laid for the offseason.
11/13/2013 | Off the record, Cy Young belongs to Scherzer
Debate over Max Scherzer's worthiness of the 2013 American League Cy Young Award centered largely around whether 21 wins recorded while enjoying the league's best run support was enough, but the Tigers ace accomplished much more this season.
11/13/2013 | Granderson talks free agency at charity event
Curtis Granderson, in conjunction with his Grand Kids Foundation, hosted the inaugural Grand-Giving Fundraiser to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository on Wednesday night. Before the festivities began, the left-handed-hitting outfielder addressed what was important to him in this current free-agent process.
11/13/2013 | Sutcliffe receives Buck O'Neil Legacy Award
Former Major League pitcher Rick Sutcliffe takes great pride in his relationship with the late Buck O'Neil, and receiving an O'Neil Legacy Award on Wednesday night gave Sutcliffe another chance to remember his friend.
11/13/2013 | Quiet in GM meetings, Rays poised to deal
The Rays grabbed few headlines at the General Managers Meetings, but executive vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman appeared confident the experience would help shape Tampa Bay's offseason plans.
11/13/2013 | Erstad honored with induction into AFL Hall of Fame
Darin Erstad came of baseball age in the Arizona Fall League. Wednesday night, Erstad came full circle as the newest inductee into the AFL's Hall of Fame.
11/13/2013 | Braves reach big league deal with Venters
A Major League source confirmed the Braves avoided arbitration by signing Jonny Venters to a one-year deal that includes the same salary the left-handed reliever received while being sidelined throughout the past season.
11/13/2013 | Meyer representing Twins' bright future on hill
The Twins have a lot riding on Alex Meyer. They're rebuilding after losing 96 or more games for three straight seasons, and one of the ways they're trying to do that is switching from a philosophy of finesse-minded strike-throwers to pitchers with more dominating stuff.
11/13/2013 | Mets in touch with free agent at GM Meetings
The Mets reported to the General Managers Meetings expecting to meet with agents and chat with other clubs, setting the groundwork for future moves. It's a bonus that they were able to schedule face-to-face time with a free agent.
11/13/2013 | Uehara finishes seventh in AL Cy Young vote
Koji Uehara put together one of the greatest pitching performances of all time during the 2013 season, but in a year filled with superb starting pitching performances, finished seventh in the American League Cy Young Award race.
11/13/2013 | Boras holds court as teams plot winter plans
With three of the top free agents on his list of clients, this figures to be a busy offseason for Scott Boras. But the high-profile agent said this week has more or less been business as usual.
11/13/2013 | D-backs expect spring showdown between Owings, Didi
If Chris Owings and Didi Gregorius are both still D-backs after the offseason, general manager Kevin Towers said he expects there to be a spirited Spring Training battle for the starting-shortstop slot.
11/13/2013 | Winter Leagues: Bucs prospect rallies Escogido
Pirates No. 2 prospect Gregory Polanco hit a two-run single that highlighted a four-run fifth inning for Escogido, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit against Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League.
11/13/2013 | Byrd returns to Phils a more confident player
Marlon Byrd cashed in on his bounce-back 2013 season this week by signing a two-year, $16 million contract with the Phillies.
11/13/2013 | Easy does it: 2013 Cy Young picks pretty clear-cut
The BBWAA's voting process for the Cy Young Awards in both leagues was fairly uncomplicated in 2013. Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw dominated with a sub-2.00 ERA and Tigers ace Max Scherzer had the stats to back a mighty win total.
11/13/2013 | Reds trying to shake feeling of underachievement
Despite making the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, the Reds hired new manager Bryan Price in an attempt to find the edge that has been missing for a championship contender. They may still be good enough to win a championship in 2014, but general manager Walt Jocketty has some work to do and some decisions to make.
11/13/2013 | Yankees believe Jay-Z will play role in Cano talks
The Yankees have seen plenty of Jay-Z over the last few seasons, but the next time they greet the rap star, it may be in a much different arena.
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