National League

Braves trade Matt Kemp to Dodgers for four players

The Atlanta Braves traded outfielder Matt Kemp to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon McCarthy, Scott Kazmir and Charlie Culberson, …

Charlie Culberson

Nationals’ Daniel Murphy isn’t talking timetables for return from knee surgery

Daniel Murphy prefers standing up when facing the media, but on Saturday afternoon, after handing his crutches off to a Washington Nationals employee, he took a seat to take questions about his left knee and his status for the 2018 season.<p>Eight weeks after undergoing microfracture and debridement …

Sports

‘I’m truly 100 percent’: Max Scherzer’s nagging injuries have all healed

Max Scherzer was never exactly broken last year, but he was never quite complete, either. Though he won his second straight National League Cy Young Award, Scherzer battled finger trouble and neck issues and calf soreness and hamstring trouble, all of which combined to interrupt his routine but …

Sports

The San Francisco Giants Should Wait on Short-Term Solutions

With little activity from the San Francisco Giants so far this offseason, it may be wise to sit back and wait on short-term solutions. First, let me …

Sports

Chicago Cubs: Being a fan has never been more rewarding than right now

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: A fan holds a sign during game five of the National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the …

Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees Talks Heating Up?

(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)<p>During the Winter Meetings it was reported that the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates were discussing a …

Baseball

Winner meetings: Growing divide between elite teams and also-rans on display in Orlando

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The 2017 edition of baseball's winter meetings weren't a complete dud. Moves trickled in. Conversations were had. Job …

Scott Boras

Kurtenbach: The Giants seem to have forgotten that they lost 98 games last year

The San Francisco Giants pushed all of their proverbial chips to the middle of the table at the start of this offseason.<p>The competitive balance tax? …

San Francisco Giants

Report: Cardinals continue to push Blue Jays for Donaldson trade

The St. Louis Cardinals know what they want, and it appears they're going to keep asking the Toronto Blue Jays for it.<p>St. Louis is continuing its …

Sports

Twins, closer Fernando Rodney reach 1-year deal

The Minnesota Twins have agreed to a one-year deal with closer Fernando Rodney, according to multiple reports Thursday.<p>The deal, first reported by …

National League Division Series

Chicago Cubs: Under the radar options for closer in 2018

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 11: Wade Davis #71 of the Chicago Cubs jogs onto the field in the eighth inning during game four of the National League …

Baseball

Mets: Winter Meetings recap Day 3

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: New York Mets fans gather outside of the stadium prior to game three of the National League Division Series between the …

Sports

Murray | Fernando Rodney Agrees To Deal With Twins

<b>Fernando Rodney</b> isn’t quite done just yet. The veteran relief pitcher has now agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the <b>Minnesota Twins</b>, a pact …

Minnesota Twins

Brandon Kintzler, Nationals Reportedly Agree to 2-Year Contract

The Washington Nationals are reportedly keeping one of their bullpen arms as Major League Baseball's winter meetings continue.<p>On Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported the Nationals reached an agreement on a two-year contract with relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler. Washington acquired …

Ken Rosenthal

If Diamondbacks Trade Zack Greinke, It Could Be Bad News For Red Sox

2,814<p>There’s a chance the Arizona Diamondbacks trade Zack Greinke — and that might be bad news for the Boston Red Sox.<p>Greinke’s name surprisingly …

Zack Greinke

The Dodgers’ inactivity should disappoint the fanbase

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 29: Clayton Kershaw (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)<p>The Los Angeles Dodgers, despite losing the World Series, still are the …

Sports

Nationals won’t admit they need to, but here’s how they could improve at catcher

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Washington Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo knows better than to suggest his team “needs” anything. Identifying a need means identifying a weakness, and identifying a weakness means suggesting someone on his current roster isn’t good enough.<p>When it comes to his …

Sports

Will the Nationals make an early pitch to keep Bryce Harper? They're not saying.

Next year, the Washington Nationals will not operate in the shadows at the Winter Meetings as they are this week at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel. They will be front and center in Las Vegas because hometown kid Bryce Harper will be a free agent fielding pitches from clubs willing to give him the most …

Chicago Cubs

Mets Morning News: A trader’s market

Meet the Mets<p>The Mets continue to talk to teams about trading Matt Harvey, but Harvey’s market value just ain’t what it used to be.<p>The Mets have …

Baseball

Giancarlo Stanton: Why I didn’t pick the Giants

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Even as he donned the pinstripes for the first time Monday, slugger Giancarlo Stanton took one last swing on behalf of the …

San Francisco Giants

Phillies rumor: Matt Harvey an intriguing trade candidate

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Matt Harvey<p>A division foe could be the Phillies next ace this offseason<p>Few pitchers have seen a more dramatic fall than Matt …

Sports

Counsell: Cubs don't motivate Brewers but second-half fade will

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Brewers manager Craig Counsell insists he’s not focused on the Cubs as his team tries to follow up a breakout 86-win season …

Baseball

Pirates' GM: McCutchen retiring with club could be 'contradictory' to winning WS

Another offseason is already leaving Pittsburgh Pirates fans wondering about the future of outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Pirates' general manager …

Sports

Bryce Harper watch begins early on the North Side

The ball started rolling last summer when Bryce Harper posted a photo of himself and Kris Bryant on Instagram with the message “#Back2BackOneDay.”<p>After Harper admitted he enjoyed trolling the media for speculating on his future free-agency plans, Bryant conceded his Las Vegas buddy was “stirring …

Sports

Stanton refuses to waive no-trade clause to join Giants

Moments after the St. Louis Cardinals announced they have moved on from acquiring Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins, the San Francisco Giants …

Sports

Yankees must get creative to meet their two big goals

Andrew Cashner; Gerrit Cole<p>The coldest Hot Stove season ever — in the non-collusion category, for those of us old enough to remember the ’80s — is …

New York Yankees

With Giancarlo Stanton off the board, Giants have discussed signing J.D. Martinez [report]

Giancarlo Stanton led Major League Baseball with 59 home runs in 2017. But on Friday afternoon, the Giants announced they are officially moving on …

Giancarlo Stanton

Cubs sign Chatwood to 3-year deal

The Chicago Cubs dipped into the free-agent market Thursday to bolster their rotation, signing right-hander Tyler Chatwood to a three-year deal, the …

Sports

In process of retooling bullpen, Cubs have reportedly shown interest in Brandon Kintzler

A guy Cubs hitters saw in the playoffs this year might be a candidate to join the North Side bullpen.<p>According to a report from Jon Morosi, the Cubs …

Shohei Ohtani

Hoffman Replaces Top

Team moments more important to Hoffman than individual achievements<p><i>By Bill Center</i><p>The recent conversation started on the premise that <b>Trevor Hoffman</b> …

San Diego Padres