11/26/2013 | Morris worthy of election into Hall of Fame
Yes, I know about the earned run average. When you look at a 3.90 ERA, you probably don't think Cooperstown. If you don't want Jack Morris in the Hall of Fame, those are the only three numbers you need. I've voted for Morris 14 times now, and will again when the 2014 ballot arrives in the mail.
11/26/2013 | Cubs acquire catcher Kottaras from Royals
Dioner Navarro posted career numbers last season as the Cubs' backup catcher, but he is now a free agent and the team decided to go a different direction, acquiring George Kottaras from the Royals for a cash consideration.
11/26/2013 | KC ships Kottaras to Cubs for cash
The separation of catcher George Kottaras from the Royals is now complete. Kottaras, who was designated for assignment five days ago, was dealt on Tuesday to the Cubs for cash.
11/26/2013 | McCann's presence will be missed in Atlanta
As the Braves shrugged while waving goodbye to Brian McCann due to monetary constraints, he took his free-agent services to the Yankees over the weekend after receiving more than a few pennies from the Steinbrenners. That's splendid news for those into pinstripes and for those handling the bank accounts for this perennial All-Star catcher, but not so much for the team he left behind.
11/26/2013 | Rangers modifying jerseys for '14 season
The Rangers are modifying the team's four game jerseys with slight changes to the color shading on the front and back insignias in 2014.
11/26/2013 | Phils looking for ways to stabilize bullpen
Although manager Ryne Sandberg has said that starting pitching should be an offseason priority, the Phillies also need to stabilize their leaky bullpen.
11/26/2013 | Stars up for GIBBY top Hitting Performance
There are plenty of awards in place to honor baseball's best hitters for their memorable work throughout the course of a 162-game season. But how about one for those who come to the park and put together one single, unforgettable performance?
11/26/2013 | Inbox: How do departures reshape Cards' roster?
In the latest Cardinals Inbox, fans ask if Matt Carpenter will replace David Freese at third base, if the club will pursue Robinson Cano, whether Oscar Taveras is likely to earn the nod in center and more.
11/26/2013 | Prince deal didn't affect decision to let Peralta go
Though the Tigers opened up an infield spot last week with the Prince Fielder trade to Texas, team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said it ultimately didn't change their mindset on letting Jhonny Peralta go without a push to re-sign him. Though he played third base for Detroit in 2010, that wasn't an option this time around.
11/26/2013 | Marlins add Berger, McAvoy to front office
The Marlins continue to beef up their front office with experienced player evaluators. On Tuesday the team announced the hiring of Mike Berger as vice president/assistant general manager, and Jeff McAvoy as director of pro scouting.
11/26/2013 | Cards waste no time addressing needs to improve
It is difficult to make the argument that a team that won 97 games during the regular season and then reached the World Series is getting better. But this is what the evidence that the Cardinals present us says. The Cards have wrapped up their two most pressing needs and they have done so mere weeks into the 2013-14 offseason.
11/26/2013 | Clemens says Hall chances are 'out of my control'
Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens has Hall of Fame-worthy numbers, but PED suspicion lingers, casting doubt over his Hall chances.
11/26/2013 | LA teams taking a different road this offseason
There are signs emanating from both the Dodgers and Angels that the free-spending ways of the past few years will not be matched this time around. The focus appears to have shifted to filling holes rather than dominating the headlines and airwaves with superstar free-agent additions.
11/26/2013 | Other stars make first appearances on Hall ballot
The newest list of candidates for the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is headlined by players who not only dominated their era, but stars who put up numbers that made history. But beyond those elite names are other players up for enshrinement in Cooperstown for the first time.
11/26/2013 | Bonds hopes to see doors to Hall open on second try
Barry Bonds will be watching again out of the corner of his eye when the National Baseball Hall of Fame announces the results of the writers' votes for the Class of 2014 on Jan. 8. But he doesn't intend to be paying close attention.
11/26/2013 | Sox remain in hunt for catcher to pair with Ross
Seeing a couple of top catchers leave the market in the early days of free agency, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington continues searching for a backstop to share duties with David Ross, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia remains in the conversation.
11/25/2013 | Red-carpet treatment: Sox screen WS movie
Less than a month after winning the World Series, the Red Sox got the red-carpet treatment on Monday night at the Wang Theater for the premier of the 2013 World Series film.
11/25/2013 | Winter League roundup: Marlins' Ozuna fuels Gigantes
Outfielders Marcell Ozuna of the Marlins and Billy Hamilton of the Reds were among the stars in Winter League play on Monday.
11/25/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Rangers seek more after Prince
The Rangers officially introduced Prince Fielder on Monday, five days after acquiring the slugging first baseman from the Tigers for Ian Kinsler. The move likely doesn't signify the end of the club's offseason maneuvering, however.
11/25/2013 | Mariners president Armstrong set to retire
Chuck Armstrong, who has been the president of the Mariners for 28 of the franchise's 37 seasons, announced his retirement on Monday.
11/25/2013 | D-backs remain cool to free-agent market
Heading into the offseason, D-backs general manager Kevin Towers figured it would be more likely that he would fill his team's needs through trades rather than free agency. After seeing what free agents thus far have signed for, Towers seems more convinced.
11/25/2013 | Braves tab ex-Phils pitching coach for Minors role
The Braves hired former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee to be their Minor League pitching coordinator, one of four hires the club announced on Monday.
11/25/2013 | Royals request release waivers for Falu
The Royals on Monday requested unconditional release waivers for Irving Falu -- who was designated for assignment on Nov. 20 -- clearing the way for Falu to become a free agent and get a fresh start with another club.
11/25/2013 | Prince merely one piece of Texas' lineup puzzle
In discussing the makeup of his lineup next season, Rangers manager Ron Washington prefaced his comments on Monday with "right now" because the club's offseason is far from finished. Acquiring Prince Fielder from the Tigers was only the first major step in improving a ballclub that won 90 games but was knocked out when it lost a tiebreaker game to the Rays.
11/25/2013 | Oakland Coliseum will remain A's home through '15
The A's will continue to call the Oakland Coliseum home through at least 2015, as stated under a lease extension approved by stadium officials, 7-1, at a morning meeting.
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