Shohei Ohtani

Miller: Billy Eppler deals the Angels upgraded hope

It wasn’t retaining Justin Upton.<p>Or landing Shohei Ohtani.<p>Or acquiring Ian Kinsler.<p>Or signing Zack Cozart.<p>Instead, this recent news development is …

Ian Kinsler

Angels Stadium Will See New Massive Video Boards In 2018

If fans of the Los Angeles Angels thought the biggest off-season move was landing Japanese pitching-hitting sensation Shohei Ohtani, they might want to rethink what “big” really means.<p>The Angels have reached a deal with Daktronics to bring in 14 video displays that will equal 23,000 square feet at …

MLB's top-10 available free agents

John Minchillo / AP<p>Midway through December, Shohei Ohtani (to the Angels), Zack Cozart (pictured, to the Angels) and Carlos Santana (to the Phillies) …

Scott Boras

The San Diego Padres Christmas Wish List

KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 30: Danny Duffy<p>With Christmas just seven days away, it’s time to discuss the San Diego Padre Christmas wish list.<p>Tis the …

Sports

Carlos Santana deal proves MLB players union made right call

This baseball offseason has provided so many distractions and diversions that we’ve neglected one of the hottest topics of recent winters.<p>Thanks to …

Baseball

AL Notes: Darvish, Mariners, Schoop, Kinsler

The <b>Twins</b> “seem determined” to sign one of the top starters on the free-agent market and are showing increased optimism about their chances of landing …

Yu Darvish

Shohei Ohtani Fills Another Glaring Need for Angels

This past Friday, writing even before the actual start of winter (it’s still officially autumn!), this author nevertheless declared the Angels the …

Sports Analytics

MLB winners, losers at off-season’s midway point

The Toronto Blue Jays revealed 2018 spring training dates on Monday, giving fans a small gift to help them through the approaching winter.<p>Just 47 …

Baseball

MLB Hot Stove: The strengths and weaknesses of Boras' top free agent clients - CBSSports.com

If the slow-play for Martinez, Hosmer, and Arrieta sounds familiar, it should<p>Slowly, ever so slowly, the free-agent market is starting to loosen up. …

Sports

Yankees and Angels have reshaped the baseball landscape

The Yankees are no strangers to big deals and big signings. But their recent improvements over the course of the season and since have contributed to …

Baseball

Making sense of MLB's buyers, sellers heading into 2018

The 2017 edition of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings didn’t feature as many major moves as we’re typically used to seeing, but this event …

Baseball

MLB Bullets looks for debt relief

The Dodgers and Braves swap debt. The Angels make another big move. A handedness mystery.I’m firmly in the Pro-Yu camp, but of course, it depends on …

Guaranteed Rate Field

MLB offseason power rankings: Post-winter meetings edition

The offseason's been dominated by a couple of noteworthy trades, Shohei Ohtani, and seeing the majority of free-agent relievers sign new deals - but …

Sports

Blue Jays: Can they trade Donaldson and still contend?

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Josh Donaldson<p>Early off-season impressions seem to suggest that the Blue Jays are working harder to keep hold of Josh …

Sports

Mariners Release Andrew Albers To Pursue NPB Opportunity

The Mariners have granted lefty <b>Andrew Albers</b> his release so that he may pursue an opportunity in Japan, reports Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet (via …

Baseball

Central Notes: Brewers, Royals, Cards, Donaldson, Cubs

The <b>Brewers</b>, searching for starters, relievers and a second baseman, spoke with the <b>Royals</b> about their available players at the Winter Meetings, Tom …

Baseball

How Good Are The Angels?

The Angels have employed the world’s best baseball player, center fielder <b>Mike Trout</b>, since 2011, yet the team has never come close to fully …

Los Angeles Angels

The MLBPA has a big problem to address as Dodgers, Yankees, Marlins dump salary - CBSSports.com

MLB revenues are at a record high right now, but teams aren't spending it on players<p>In terms of shock value, there hasn't been a more surprising …

Baseball

Cubs reportedly interested in adding Yu Darvish to starting rotation

The Cubs aren't expected to bring back Jake Arrieta. But what about adding the other top pitcher on the free-agent market?<p>According to a Saturday …

Jon Lester

Olney: Dodgers, Braves both profit from creative, debt-defying deal

In the midst of the winter meetings, the New York Yankees pulled off a small and inspired trade with the San Diego Padres. Needing rotation help, San …

Mike Trout

Zack Cozart Adds To Already-Improved Angels

It’s rare for a team to change its fortunes entirely in the span of two weeks, but the <b>Los Angeles Angels</b> have done exactly that, strengthening their …

Zack Cozart

Padres still trying to find their identity as they look to future

<i>Sez Me. …</i><p>The Padres are about to play their 50th season of (sporadic) major league baseball. By the time I turned 50, despite Angry Villager …

Ryan Shazier

Los Angeles Angels offseason moves mean nothing yet

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 09: General Manager Billy Eppler shakes hands with Shohei Ohtani on stage during his introduction to the Los Angeles Angels of …

Sports

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Machado, Yelich, Cole, Ozuna, Harper, Red Sox

This week in baseball blogs…<p>Chin Music Baseball ranks the top five trade destinations for <b>Manny Machado</b>.<br>• Camden Depot makes cases for and against the …

Baseball

Rangers Give Up Little In Prospects To Add Matt Moore

The Giants traded lefthander Matt Moore to the Rangers in a salary dump on Saturday night, as the deal didn't cost the Rangers any of their top 30 …

Baseball

Sunday Notes: Baseball’s Only Female Play-by-Play Broadcaster is a Rising Star

Kirsten Karbach grew up listening to Andy Freed and Dave Wills call Tampa Bay Rays games on the radio. Now she’s following in their footsteps. At age …

Sports Analytics

MLBTR Originals

Here’s the roundup of original content from the MLB Trade Rumors writing staff over the last two weeks…<p>It’s already been a notable winter for major …

Carlos Santana

Giants gain payroll flexibility, trade Matt Moore to Texas

On the first night of the Winter Meetings, Giants officials indicated they planned to stay under the $197 million luxury tax line. On the last night …

Ty Blach

Giants finally do something this offseason

The Giants have agreed to trade left-hander Matt Moore to the Texas Rangers for prospects, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations said …

San Francisco Giants

Why the Cubs should make Addison Russell-for-Manny Machado blockbuster trade

CHICAGO -- If the Chicago White Sox are willing to trade for Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado and then take the next few months trying to …

Addison Russell