Lorenzo Cain

Report: Giants acquire Andrew McCutchen from Pirates

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Giants have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates. The deal is pending a physical. The …

Baseball

Giants acquire OF McCutchen from Pirates

The San Francisco Giants have acquired outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pittsburgh Pirates according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.<p>#SFGiants …

Andrew McCutchen

Why Steve Pearce is the Odd Man Out

There’s work to be done in the outfield. We all know it. The Blue Jays have publicly said that they’re comfortable with the group that they currently …

Baseball

Rubbing Mud: The Evidence of Price Fixing We Have So Far

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>With each passing day now, cries of collusion grow louder. If one free agent of some utility signed every day between …

Alex Cobb

Two reasons for baseball's slow free agent market

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski expected a slow offseason.<p>Dombrowski said at the Winter Meetings on Dec. 11, "I would …

Baseball

Atlanta Braves rumors: it’s Mid-January, so things are getting nutty

MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 23: Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a walk off home run in the tenth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in …

Baseball

The expectations for Jorge Soler

“Boy, you gotta carry that weight<p>Carry that weight a long time<p>Boy, you gonna carry that weight<p>Carry that weight a long time”<p>~The Beatles, “Carry That …

Baseball

Blue Jays To Sign Curtis Granderson

The Blue Jays have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder <b>Curtis Granderson</b> on a one-year deal worth $5MM, reports Ken Rosenthal of The …

Curtis Granderson

Daily Duce: Monday, January 15th

<i>Daily??!?!?</i><p>Rachael McDaniel has a beautiful piece up at BP Toronto, titled Doug Ault and the Triumph of Joy. Go read it. We’ll wait.<p>Elsewhere at BP …

Baseball

Quick Hits: Nationals, Atkins, Donaldson, Giants

The competitive balance tax has been a significant offseason storyline, most notably in regards to big-market teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, and …

Josh Donaldson

Milwaukee Brewers 2018 Payroll Projection: Update 2

Last season according to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the Milwaukee Brewers opened the year with the league’s lowest payroll at just a shade over $63 …

Baseball

Re-thinking where MLB’s top 10 free agents will (eventually) sign

On Nov. 6, The Post published our Top 30 free-agent rankings and predictions. Since then … not a heck of a lot has happened. Just 11 of those 30 have …

Sports

NL Notes: Giants, L. Cain, Pirates, Musgrove, Cards, Ozuna

The <b>Giants</b> aren’t dead set against signing a free agent who rejected a qualifying offer, general manager Bobby Evans said this week (via Henry …

Gerrit Cole

Olney: How do teams value leadership on the free-agent market? Not as much as you'd think

Jason Heyward knows first-hand that teams are much more likely to pay for defense than they would have been 15 or 20 years ago, having pulled an …

Johnny Cueto

A guide for MLB free agents to thaw out the spending freeze

Major League Baseball, land of (relative) opportunity and parity, should be thankful The Post has to reach for an NBA analogy to aptly describe this …

Sports

Francisco Lindor doesn’t need to give a discount

A specter looms over the Cleveland Indians as spring training approaches. It’s somewhere between an expectation and a dire hope, among fans as well …

Baseball

Texas Rangers: How Elvis Andrus would complicate things for Rangers in near future by opting out of his deal | SportsDay

Is there a sense of urgency for Rangers to trade Jurickson Profar away?<p><b>Question: If the Rangers truly have no interest in paying for</b> …

Baseball

5 things we learned from the arbitration deadline

The deadline for major-league teams to agree to salary figures for the 2018 season passed Friday afternoon. While the bulk of players came to …

Sports

The projections for the 2018 Giants are here

It’s always a fun day when the new ZiPS projections come in. While the projections are admittedly fallible — unless the Giants really did make the …

Baseball

Will J.D. Martinez's $150M FA Gamble Pay Off or Blow Up in His Face?

J.D. Martinez aims to get what he wants, come hell, high water or even spring training.<p>With pitchers and catchers due to start reporting Feb. 12, the Major League Baseball offseason is at a point when spring training is no longer some shimmering blob on the horizon. It's <i>right there</i>, and that means …

Baseball

Now's the Perfect Time to Move Former MVP Josh Donaldson in MLB Megatrade

Everything the Toronto Blue Jays have said suggests they won't be trading Josh Donaldson this winter.<p>"We're trying to win," Jays general manager Ross Atkins told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com in late December. "And I can't imagine our team being better without Josh Donaldson."<p>Neither can I, if you're …

Josh Donaldson

Winter Drags On, With Free Agents Still Waiting by the Phone

The Philadelphia Phillies took a highly unusual strategy into this off-season. After losing 96 games and posting a meager .315 on-base percentage, they decided to aggressively pursue a free agent to help them improve.<p>For three years and $60 million, Carlos Santana, a switch-hitting first baseman, …

Sports

No collusion? No rushin' to sign free agents this winter, either

Maybe the Cubs haven’t announced their next big winter signing because they’re waiting for Cubs Convention opening ceremonies Friday night at the …

Sports

Giants discover ‘free’ agents aren’t so free

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Hot Stove League is in deep freeze. It could not be colder. And here’s a complaint, as Giants fans try to be patient …

Billie Jean King

Top impact MLB free agents still looking for work

More than two months removed from the end of the World Series, the usually frenetic hot stove season has been rather cold. As a result, many of the …

Baseball

Milwaukee Brewers: How real is the interest in Lorenzo Cain?

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 4: Lorenzo Cain<p>It was a surprise when rumors linking the Milwaukee Brewers to Lorenzo Cain came out last week. How real is …

Sports

Bobby Evans: 'We're one phone call away from multiple options'

Aside from dealing away Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers and acquiring Evan Longoria from the Tampa Bay Rays, it appears on the surface that the …

Baseball

Rubbing Mud: Lorenzo Cain Is Still Available

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>The most jarring thing about this Hot Stove season has been the silence. It’s not merely the lack of signings or …

Baseball

Grading the Deal: The Mets Make a Familiar, Boring Signing in Jay Bruce

After weeks of inaction, the hot stove was finally sparked back to life by, of all teams, the Mets. On Wednesday night, New York reportedly came to …

Baseball

Out of Left Field: Who would you rather have your team sign, Darvish or Arrieta? HOF discussion and more

Hey, everyone. Hope we are the last to wish you a Happy New Year as we are over a week into 2018 and close to a month until spring training is set to …

Yu Darvish