Justin Upton

2018 MLB Free Agents: Breaking Down Early Offseason Rumors and Predictions

As most households fire up their ovens for Thanksgiving, MLB's hot stove gradually simmers with free agency beckoning.<p>The full frenzy won't commence until December's winter meetings, but the trade and free-agent windows are nevertheless open for business. While Seattle Mariners general manager …

Mike Moustakas

Sources: Tigers talk Kinsler with Halos, Mets

Four-time All-Star 2B has one year left on contract<p>After trading Justin Verlander and Justin Upton on Aug. 31, Tigers general manager Al Avila …

Ian Kinsler

Braves add 3 pitchers to 40-man roster before deadline

Alex Anthopoulos has thrown his first curveball.<p>The Atlanta Braves left-handed pitchers Ricardo Sanchez, Adam McCreery and Grant Dayton to their …

Baseball

MLB trade rumors: Angels, Mets interested in Tigers' Ian Kinsler

Ian Kinsler is a prime candidate to be moved this winter as the Tigers begin a rebuild, and the Angels and Mets could be potential suitors.The Angels …

Ian Kinsler

How to rebuild Detroit Tigers? Many paths back to baseball relevancy

CLOSE<p>Only nine managers have been ejected more than new Detroit Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire .<p>ORLANDO, Fla. – The first rule about rebuilding is …

Baseball

Predicting when big free-agent moves will start based on the last decade

Free agency has been open for nearly three weeks, and so far, it's been a slow process.<p>While Justin Upton re-signed with the Los Angeles Angels and …

Baseball

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Altuve/Stanton close Awards

Mike Trout ended up finishing 4th (Jose Ramirez was 3rd), but he actually still picked up six 3rd place votes. This, of course, is the worst …

Rob Manfred

Former Braves executive John Hart parts ways with organization

Four days after the Atlanta Braves announced the hiring of new general manager and executive vice president Alex Anthoupoulos, the team’s previous …

Baseball

Byron Buxton wins 18th Most Valuable Player in the AL award

(18th) MVP! (18th) MVP! (18th) MVP!The MLB awards season has been good to the Twins’ Byron Buxton, who has won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for AL …

Byron Buxton

Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Altuve win baseball's MVP awards

As the baseball industry anxiously awaits a possible trade involving him, Giancarlo Stanton was selected most valuable player Thursday for the first time in his career.<p>The Miami right fielder and L.A. native narrowly edged Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto for the National League honor as the two …

Jose Altuve

Report: Angels Interested In Kinsler, Who Could Reunite With Upton

<i>By: Will Burchfield</i> <br>@burchie_kid<p>While it’s a safe bet that Ian Kinsler won’t be with the Tigers next season, it’s a guessing game as to where he’ll …

Ian Kinsler

Biggest Concern for Every MLB Team Heading into Offseason Hot Stove

The MLB hot stove remains lukewarm at best, but things will inevitably heat up as the winter meetings draw closer.<p>While we wait for Dec. 10, we've decided to take a look at the biggest concern that each MLB team is facing this offseason.<p>Whether it's addressing a glaring roster hole, maximizing a …

J. D. Martinez

MLB Insider Survey Predicts J.D. Martinez Joining Red Sox In Free Agency

The Boston Red Sox look poised to make a splash this winter, and a reunion of sorts might be the most logical move.The Red Sox already have been tied …

J. D. Martinez

Previewing 2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Aaron Judge trails Giancarlo Stanton, Cody Bellinger in the outfield - CBSSports.com

Aaron Judge is a player whose weaknesses are as well-documented as his strengths. So where does he land in Scott White's top 30 outfielders for</b> …

Sports

Los Angeles Angels: Extending Justin Upton was a mistake

ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Justin Upton 9 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rounds second base after hitting a solo home run in the first inning …

Los Angeles Angels

WeekEnd HaloLinks: A Silver Lining

I already miss baseball. Maybe it’s just because I am doing this research tonight with a football game on, and my eyeballs can’t handle the “color …

George Springer

Justin Upton wins Tiger of the Year award

Justin Upton is a Tiger no more, but he did more for the Tigers than any other player while he was here. The All-Star outfielder, traded to the …

Ian Kinsler

Justin Upton wins AL Silver Slugger, while Mike Trout misses out for the first time

Justin Upton, who last week agreed to a five-year deal to stay with the Angels, won his third Silver Slugger award on Thursday, while Mike Trout came …

Mike Trout

Detroit Tigers: Former outfielder Justin Upton among Silver Slugger winners

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 24: Justin Upton #8 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a first inning home run with third base coach third base coach Dave Clark …

Los Angeles Angels

Dodgers Way Contributors MLB Regular Season Award Predictions

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 27: The crowd reacts as Brad Peacock<p>The MLB has named the finalist for the major regular season award. Two Dodgers already …

Joey Votto

Transaction Analysis: The Second-Best Part of Baseball's Best Outfield

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>The threat of opting out earned Justin Upton an extra year and an extra $18 million from the Angels.<p>Full access to this …

Inside Baseball MLB Notes | Where Could Jay Bruce Land?

<i>Inside Baseball from Jon Heyman, with notes on (nearly) every MLB team. Click here to read Heyman’s top 80 free agents with contract …

Baseball

Jose Altuve, Nolan Arenado among repeat Silver Slugger Award winners

The accolades are piling up for the Houston Astros' Jose Altuve.<p>A day after being named the major leagues' Player of the Year by his peers, the diminutive second baseman won his fourth straight Silver Slugger award on Thursday.<p>At 5-foot-6, Altuve set career highs in batting average (.346), on-base …

Sports

You could make a decent team out of MLB players who might retire this year - CBSSports.com

Ichiro, Beltran, Utley among our MLB offseason 'Retirement Team'<p>With the qualifying offers having come down on Monday, we're just a few days away …

Baseball

Two Angels win Gold Gloves

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons and catcher Martin Maldonado each won a Gold Glove award, marking the first time in 15 years the Angels had two Gold Glove winners.<p>Simmons, widely considered baseball’s best defensive shortstop, won his third Gold Glove. Maldonado won his first, in his first …

Houston Astros

Free agency opens, with or without the White Sox

Today marks the first full day of free agency. The exclusive negotiating window expired at 5 p.m. on Monday, which was the same time teams had to …

New York Yankees

Asking Price For J.D. Martinez Near $200 Million

Teams that have spoken to agent Scott Boras about new client <b>J.D. Martinez</b> have come away with the impression that Boras and Martinez are seeking a …

Baseball

Jay Bruce Reportedly Seeking Five-Year Deal

Earlier tonight, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported that teams have come away from initial talks with <b>J.D. Martinez</b>’s camp that he’s seeking a $200MM …

Marcell Ozuna

TuesdoLinks: let the offseason begin!

Now is the time for all good men and women (and kids of all sorts) to come together for the aid of our team’s R&D.And I’m back! Thanks a million to …

Baseball

As Angels approach free agent market, a look at 10 possible infield fits

The Angels took care of a major piece of their offseason shopping before the market even officially opened, when they renegotiated Justin Upton’s …

Zack Cozart