Skip to content
  1. The Mets have new (old) uniforms

    Nov 17, 2011, 8:52 AM EST

    Mets new uniform1

    The Mets are celebrating their 50th anniversary season in 2012. Once you ignore the fact that it’s actually their 51st season you’ll actually enjoy it, I’m sure. Anyway, in honor of the occasion, the Mets have done something that a ton of Mets fans — and many non-Mets fans, myself included — have wanted them…

  2. Do the Red Sox have any idea what they’re doing in their managerial search?

    Nov 17, 2011, 8:27 AM EST

    Liverpool Football club's co-owner, John

    The Red Sox seemed pretty interested in Dale Sveum for their managerial opening and now the Cubs have him. Or, will have him, assuming that he accepts their offer.  And it seems like he should because the Red Sox apparently decided against him: Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner, who met with Sveum…

  3. Cubs offer manager’s gig to Brewers’ Dale Sveum

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:26 PM EST

    dale sveum getty

    The Cubs’ search for a new skipper could be over. According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum was offered the vacant position at some point Wednesday night. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona took himself out of the running on Wednesday morning and Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has reportedly…

  4. Dale Murphy’s Hall of Fame case warrants only two pages

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EST

    Dale Murphy - 1986 Topps

    On Monday, we learned of a 12-page brochure supporting Juan Gonzalez’s Hall of Fame candidacy that’s currently making the rounds. As it turns out, the pitch for fellow two-time MVP Dale Murphy is a bit lighter. Longtime Braves GM John Schuerholz sent out a letter to voters appealing for Murphy that started with a personal note…

  5. C.J. Wilson is looking for a six-year, $120 million contract

    Nov 16, 2011, 10:08 PM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    From Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated comes word that free agent left-hander C.J. Wilson is seeking a six-year contract worth “close to” $120 million. Wilson is a shining light on a free agent market short on quality starting pitching and he might be able to land a six-year deal with so many teams desperate for…

  6. Rockies met with Milton Bradley’s representatives

    Nov 16, 2011, 9:24 PM EST

    bradley argues getty

    Last we heard of Milton Bradley, he was being accused of threatening to kill his wife and then vehemently denying those accusations. A real pleasant situation. But this is baseball’s hot stove season and Bradley just so happens to be a major league free agent. Rumors rest for no man. Or something. According to Gordon…

  7. Eric Chavez hoping to continue playing career in 2012

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:07 PM EST

    chavez getty

    Veteran infielder Eric Chavez was said to be “leaning heavily” toward retirement back in early October, but he never filed papers and has now decided that he’s not yet ready to call it quits. According to beat writer Wally Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, Chavez’s agent has been telling front office executives that the 33-year-old will “definitely” return…

  8. 45-year-old Tim Wakefield wants to pitch another season

    Nov 16, 2011, 7:00 PM EST

    Tim Wakefield

    Knuckleballer Tim Wakefield finally got his 200th win on his ninth try on Sept. 13. Now he’s hoping to add a few more to the total. According to agent Barry Meister, Wakefield wants to come back and pitch another season in 2012. Meister said it would be a “shame” if Wakefield didn’t finish his career…

  9. Koby Clemens barred from winter ball after going AWOL

    Nov 16, 2011, 6:30 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Detroit Tigers

    Friend-of-HBT Nick Collias just tipped us off to a report from Puerto Rico about how Koby Clemens — son of Roger and property of the Houston Astros — has been barred from international play after abandoning his winter ball team, the Mayagüez Indians, last Wednesday. According to the report by Karla Pacheco Alvarez at the Puerto Rican…

  10. Report: Dodgers looking at sub-$100 million payroll in 2012

    Nov 16, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Frank McCourt , Matt Kemp

    While there was talk last month about the Dodgers potentially being a player for Albert Pujols or Prince Fiedler this winter, it’s clear that’s not happening. Sources told FOXSports.com that the Dodgers will enter 2012 with a payroll “well under” $100 million. The team opened 2011 with a $104.1 million payroll. The moves the Dodgers…

  11. Kerry Wood and Cubs interested in working out another deal

    Nov 16, 2011, 5:03 PM EST

    kerry-wood-cubs

    Last offseason Kerry Wood turned down bigger offers to rejoin the Cubs and earlier this month he expressed interest in doing it again, saying that he liked the team’s move to hire Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. It sounds like the feeling is mutual, as Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago reports that Wood recently had…

  12. Actual baseball team meets with Sidney Ponson’s agent for some reason

    Nov 16, 2011, 4:40 PM EST

    Sidney Ponson

    Every year something happens in the offseason that makes me think that I can’t handle the looniness anymore. That the hot stove season has reached its nadir. After which I say that I cannot handle another weird rumor or report. When I say “not again. The line must be drawn here! This far, no further!”…

  13. Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima will be posted

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:50 PM EST

    Hikoyuki Nakakima

    MLB teams in need of a shortstop but without the resources to go after Jose Reyes or Jimmy Rollins will have another intriguing option, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Hiroyuki Nakajima will be posted by his team in Japan. Nakajima has long been a star in Japan, but the history of Japanese hitters–and…

  14. The Marlins offer to Pujols was less than $200 million

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:30 PM EST

    pujols reuters

    We heard in the wee hours this morning that the Marlins had made a nine-year offer to Albert Pujols.  Shock! Dismay! Excitement! And now we hear from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that the offer was for less than $200 million.  Which means that it was almost certainly less than the $22 million a…

  15. There’s a new team called “The London Rippers” and some people have a problem with that

    Nov 16, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

    Jack the Ripper

    London, Ontario has a new indy league baseball team and they’re called “The London Rippers.”  The logo is of a menacing-looking man in a Victorian-era top hat and is clearly and undeniably aimed at evoking Jack The Ripper. The mayor and a lot of other people have a bit of a problem with that. Here’s the…

  16. Rockies shopping closer Huston Street to clear payroll space

    Nov 16, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

    Philadelphia Phillies v Colorado Rockies

    For teams like the Blue Jays that are in the market for a veteran closer but scared off by free agent demands Huston Street could emerge as a top target, with Troy Renck of the Denver Post reporting that the Rockies “would like to move Street to create payroll flexibility to pursue a starting pitcher.”…

  17. Kirk Gibson, Joe Maddon named Managers of the Year

    Nov 16, 2011, 2:02 PM EST

    Kirk Gibson

    Your 2011 Managers of the Year: Kirk Gibson and Joe Maddon. I don’t know what to make of the Manager of the Year Award. Never have. No one has yet shown me a good way to measure the candidates against one another. It usually ends up with a “who did the most with the least”…

  18. Wilson Ramos to resume playing in Venezuelan winter league tonight

    Nov 16, 2011, 1:48 PM EST

    Wilson Ramos

    Wilson Ramos is scheduled to be back in the lineup for Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan winter league tonight, less than a week after being rescued following a kidnapping at gunpoint. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed off on Ramos remaining in Venezuela and returning to game action, but told ESPN-980 in Washington that…

  19. The Dodgers sue Fox over TV rights messiness

    Nov 16, 2011, 1:32 PM EST

    old TV

    There’s not a much better way to characterize this in a headline, because it is just messiness. The upshot, though: Fox has the TV rights and exclusive rights to negotiate with the Dodgers over the next TV deal until sometime next year; The Dodgers, even though they are to be sold, would like to be…

  20. Reds prospect Juan Francisco robbed at gunpoint in Dominican Republic

    Nov 16, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

    Francisco_Juan

    Last week Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped at gunpoint in Venezuela and now Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Reds prospect Juan Francisco was robbed at gunpoint in the Dominican Republic yesterday. According to the general manager of Francisco’s winter ball team he had stopped for something to eat while going to visit his…

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. W. Myers (3268)
  2. J. Kang (3105)
  3. C. McGehee (2818)
  4. W. Middlebrooks (2801)
  5. J. Upton (2792)
  1. D. Ross (2557)
  2. T. Tulowitzki (2372)
  3. J. Shields (1881)
  4. M. Kemp (1822)
  5. D. Haren (1814)