Fri Nov 24 2017 04:53:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Major League Baseball's clubs are not immune to the annual shopping frenzy that is Black Friday. As much of the country is out scouring for deals in stores and online, front-office executives throughout baseball are doing the same on the trade and free-agent markets.
Fri Nov 24 2017 03:54:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Carlos Correa and teammate Carlos Beltran were front and center this summer in helping their native Puerto Rico with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria, and this week Correa will travel to his home island for the first time since helping the Astros win the World Series earlier this month to hold a benefit event for those in need.
Fri Nov 17 2017 14:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Cue the frozen-pond music as the Peanuts cast skates, watch Kevin apply some aftershave and all aboard the Polar Express. It's that time of year when the world falls in love, when people shop for big deals, when we watch holiday movies and when we look for meaning in the new season.
Thu Nov 23 2017 22:55:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Of course he has an NFL play named after him.
Thu Nov 23 2017 14:00:42 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Over the years, we've seen plenty of big baseball deals made on Black Friday, including the Blue Jays acquiring Josh Donaldson from the A's in 2014 (he won American League MVP Award the next year), and the Red Sox getting Curt Schilling from the D-backs in 2003 before winning their first World Series in 86 years the next fall. With that in mind, here's a look at five Black Friday deals I'd like to see this year, listed in order of the likelihood of them happening, with the trade I deem most plausible at the top.
Wed Nov 22 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - One of the best parts of free agency is watching the different strategies teams utilize. Some will pounce early, while others are willing to wait out the market.
Fri Nov 24 2017 03:22:02 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Tigers ace Jack Morris recalls his adventures getting his team pizza after the team won the 1984 World Series.
Thu Nov 23 2017 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As you enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, here are some of the least likely hits from the Major Leagues this year. From homers that rarely clear the wall to behemoths squibbing tappers through the defense, these hitters all had something to be thankful for in 2017.
Thu Nov 23 2017 23:46:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A late bloomer to superstardom, Jake Arrieta has hit free agency ahead of his age-32 season. His story has been well-chronicled -- a fringe pitcher who was nearly out of the game resurrected his career in Chicago -- and his next chapter is waiting to be written.
Thu Nov 23 2017 20:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - As their planes descended into San Juan, they witnessed the devastation. The island Mike Gonzalez loves was littered with debris, its people without power and water. Frank Coonelly saw entire towns leveled. Joey Cora struggled to see Puerto Rico, his home, "so destroyed" by Hurricane Maria.
Thu Nov 23 2017 16:48:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Happy Thanksgiving!
Fri Nov 24 2017 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - We literally want all of these things.
Thu Nov 23 2017 20:28:12 GMT+0000 (UTC) - A great replica of the classic balloon from the 1947 film.
Thu Nov 23 2017 23:24:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Hot Stove is open for business, and news, trade buzz and rumors are in full swing. Here's the latest from around the big leagues.
Thu Nov 23 2017 12:22:26 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Food and baseball, what more do you need?
Thu Nov 23 2017 00:45:52 GMT+0000 (UTC) - On this Thanksgiving, there is so much to be thankful for both on and off the field, right up to these last few days and the sight of the Nationals, Tigers, Royals and other clubs handing out turkeys and meals to those in need.
Thu Nov 23 2017 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - There's never been a better time to be a baseball fan. From waves of new talent to the assortment of ways to watch games, baseball is riding a wave of positive energy.
Wed Nov 22 2017 15:15:08 GMT+0000 (UTC) - It hasn't exactly been a straight line, as Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball had to hammer out a new posting system, but it looks like the time has come for Japanese two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani to be made available to all 30 Major League teams.
Thu Nov 23 2017 13:29:06 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Turkey babies!
Wed Nov 22 2017 20:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC) - At a time of year when people look for ways to give back and make a true difference in someone's life, a shared act of kindness by Red Sox players Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts that took place four months ago can certainly serve as inspiration.
Wed Nov 22 2017 23:40:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - On Tuesday afternoon, the Yankees made an unexpected yet not entirely surprising announcement about Aaron Judge undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder.
Wed Nov 22 2017 19:21:19 GMT+0000 (UTC) - But does he really need to?
Wed Nov 22 2017 18:23:49 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Peoria Javelinas won the Arizona Fall League. and a quick look at the roster explains why, but there was plenty of talent throughout the league as well. Here's a look at the top 25 prospects from the AFL.
Wed Nov 22 2017 16:11:57 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Marlins remain active in trade talks regarding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, and while nothing is considered "imminent," that is subject to change heading into Thanksgiving weekend.
Wed Nov 22 2017 17:11:35 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Perhaps Ryan Braun has an opinion about how bold Brewers general manager David Stearns and assistant GM Matt Arnold should be this offseason, in the wake of the team's better-than-expected performance in 2017. Should they drop $100 million on a free agent like Jake Arrieta? Or save those resources and let the young core continue to develop?
Thu Nov 23 2017 01:00:50 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto, debuting a new weekly podcast with club broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith on Wednesday, made no effort to hide his team's eagerness to recruit Shohei Ohtani now that there's a posting process in place to allow the Japanese two-way star to pursue a Major League career.
Wed Nov 22 2017 17:45:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Angels announced Wednesday that they've added former Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to their front office as a special assistant to general manager Billy Eppler.
Tue Nov 21 2017 12:47:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - "Say, boys, let's play baseball."
Tue Nov 21 2017 21:52:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Despite a disappointing 2017, Toronto general manager Ross Atkins believes a return to the postseason in 2018 is only a roster tweak or two away, no matter how many Josh Donaldson trade rumors surface this winter.
Wed Nov 22 2017 03:12:48 GMT+0000 (UTC) - November remains one of the busiest months of the year for Jeff Luhnow, but even the always-active Astros general manager was willing to make time in his schedule for a premiere of the 2017 World Series documentary.
Wed Nov 22 2017 19:51:48 GMT+0000 (UTC) - In the early years of Larry Walker's inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker's skills in action, but that he wasn't a Hall of Famer because he wasn't serious enough about the game.
Wed Nov 22 2017 02:37:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Officials from Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball agreed Tuesday on a new posting system to govern player transfers from Japan to North America.
Wed Nov 22 2017 02:35:18 GMT+0000 (UTC) - After spending the past two months investigating infractions committed by the Braves in the international market and in relation to the domestic Draft, Major League Baseball announced its finding and the resulting sanctions late Tuesday afternoon.
Wed Nov 22 2017 15:06:40 GMT+0000 (UTC) - For several years now, the Baseball Hall of Fame -- and generally speaking, the Hall of Famers -- has stayed pretty silent on the question on what to do about accused and admitted steroid users. This specifically includes two players: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens.
Wed Nov 22 2017 01:36:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Pitch, hit, field -- he can do it all.
Tue Nov 21 2017 17:10:39 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Fresh off a strong performance in the Dominican Winter League and being added to the White Sox's 40-man roster on Monday, top prospect Eloy Jimenez said he's feeling confident and believes he's close to reaching the Majors.
Wed Nov 22 2017 18:49:34 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Orioles and Athletics have agreed on a deal that will send outfielder Jaycob Brugman to Baltimore in exchange for a player to be named or cash, the clubs announced Wednesday.
Wed Nov 22 2017 12:15:47 GMT+0000 (UTC) - King Jay.
Wed Nov 22 2017 13:22:17 GMT+0000 (UTC) - American League Rookie of the Year Award winner Aaron Judge underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder on Monday. He is expected to complete his recovery before the start of Spring Training.
Wed Nov 22 2017 00:17:09 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Major League Baseball's Youth Academy and its partners helped put a meal on thousands of Los Angeles-area dinner tables this Thanksgiving with the city of Compton's 13th annual turkey giveaway.
Wed Nov 22 2017 00:58:45 GMT+0000 (UTC) - For weeks, rumors and whispers swirled about what penalties the Atlanta Braves would incur based on violations of baseball's rules on signing international amateur free agents. Official word was handed down on Tuesday afternoon, and the consequences are severe.
Tue Nov 21 2017 19:15:46 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The Baseball Hall of Fame has left it to voters to use their judgment when it comes to the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and potential inductees. But one prominent Hall of Famer decided to make his voice heard on the subject.
Wed Nov 22 2017 05:11:22 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Fans showed up to cheer the Astros again Tuesday night, loudly and raucously, stomping, chanting and letting it all go. No use holding anything back when you've had 56 years to dream about something.
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Wed Nov 22 2017 01:19:31 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The best one all season.
Tue Nov 21 2017 19:04:35 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Here is a lineup of prospects who impressed the most in this year's Fall League as MLBPipeline.com's All-AFL Team.
Tue Nov 21 2017 03:15:51 GMT+0000 (UTC) - The National Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018 could be part of another blockbuster induction weekend next summer.
Tue Nov 21 2017 01:04:33 GMT+0000 (UTC) - Since the Baseball Writers' Association of America began handing out MVP Awards in 1931, Alex Rodriguez is the only player who has been traded during the offseason in which he won (more on him below). Giancarlo Stanton could become only the second to fit that description.