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  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' surplus talent creates options

    Arizona Republic "General Manager Dave Stewart has made no secret of the fact that he is not eager to deal from the Diamondbacks’ core of young position players, saying last week he would do so only if he got “exactly what we want” in a trade (think: young, controllable starting pitching). This is a perfectly..." November 26

  • Pirates Acquire Allen Webster From Diamondbacks

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks announced that they’ve traded right-hander Allen Webster to the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. " November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • D-backs reach deal with reliever Reynolds

    MLB.com "The Arizona Diamondbacks and left-hander Matt Reynolds have agreed to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration, the team announced Monday. Reynolds appeared in 18 games for the D-backs in 2015 and posted a 4.61 ERA in 13 2/3 innings. " November 24

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Source: Hot target Bruce has limited no-trade clause

    MLB.com "When the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline expired this past season, Reds right fielder Jay Bruce let out a big sigh of relief while sitting at his locker in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. One thing that is certain this winter for Bruce is he will get to live that feeling of..." November 22

  • GM Dave Stewart: Diamondbacks like Brad Ziegler in 9th

    Arizona Republic "Though Aroldis Chapman seems likely to be dealt in the coming weeks, it appears the Diamondbacks are not in pursuit of the Cincinnati Reds hard-throwing closer. Diamondbacks General Manager Dave Stewart sounds content to stick with right-hander Brad Ziegler in the ninth inning, a role in which..." November 22

  • Diamondbacks designate Allen Webster for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks were hoping right-hander Allen Webster would find a home in their rotation when they acquired him from the Red Sox in the Wade Miley deal, but he was designated for assignment on Friday. Webster, who made top-100 prospect lists during his time with the Dodgers and Red Sox, was..." November 21

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Braves, D-Backs discussed deal involving Miller, Pollock

    The Score "A number of players on the Atlanta Braves' roster have had their names surface in trade rumors, and Shelby Miller can now add his to the list. The Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks discussed the idea of a trade for the right-hander, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal goes on to say..." November 18

  • 11d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #DBacks sign 27-year-old 3B Ryan Wheeler to minors deal. Last played in #Twins system this yr. Career .305/.346/.459 at Triple-A in 1,341 PA

  • 11d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Dodgers, #Nationals and #Dbacks are among the teams interested in #Rays relievers Brad Boxberger/Jake McGee.

  • Phillies acquire starter Jeremy Hellickson from Diamondbacks

    Yahoo! Sports "The trade winds are blowing strong across Major League Baseball. In a deal agreed to on Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran right-handed Jeremy Hellickson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league pitcher Sam McWilliams. Comcast SportsNet's Jim Salisbury..." November 15

  • 12d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Yovani Gallardo is on #Dbacks list of free agent pitching targets. They might not have $$ to sign Zimmermann or Cueto.

  • 12d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    At GMs meetings, Dave Stewart also indicated #Dbacks have been keeping a close watch on Japanese righty Kenta Maeda.

  • 13d
    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phillies are working on trade to acquire RHP Jeremy Hellickson from Az, according to sources

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Diamondbacks among teams with interest in free agent starter Yovani Gallardo

    Hardball Talk "Yovani Gallardo had a very good 2015 season for the Texas Rangers, posting a 3.42 ERA (124 ERA+) in 184 1/3 innings and then starting Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Blue Jays. And now he’s set to cash in on the free agent market — even one that is stacked with..." November 12

  • 15d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Dbacks are one of many teams to express interest in yovani gallardo

  • 15d
    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #DBacks among teams to inquire on #Yankees’ Miller. No names exchanged yet, but AZ has young SPs, IFers who would interest NYY.

  • 16d
    Arizona Diamondbacks @Dbacks

    #Dbacks acquire catcher/outfielder Chris Herrmann from the Twins for infielder/outfielder Daniel Palka.

  • Reds, Diamondbacks discussing swap of second basemen

    Fox Sports "Would second baseman Brandon Phillips leave the Reds? This might be the offseason when we find out. The Reds' trade discussions about Phillips include a proposal in which he would go to the Diamondbacks for second baseman Aaron Hill, according to major-league sources. A number of obstacles..." November 11

  • Hitting coach Turner Ward leaving Diamondbacks

    Arizona Republic "Just when the Diamondbacks appeared to have filled their coaching staff for 2016 comes word that hitting coach Turner Ward will not return next season. Manager Chip Hale said an emotional Ward called on Monday night to inform him of his decision. “From what I understand, it’s strictly a..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards

    MLB.com "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors

    MLB.com "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network

    MLB.com "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • 16d
    Steve Berthiaume @BertDbacks

    #Dbacks have acquired C/OF Chris Herrmann from #Twins for OF Daniel Palka @Danielbpalka

  • Matt Williams returns to his old job as Diamondbacks third base coach

    Hardball Talk "Fired as Nationals manager, Matt Williams has moved quickly to find a new job and it’s a familiar one: Williams is the Diamondbacks’ new third base coach, which is the same job he held–under different management–prior to being hired by the Nationals. Williams was part of then-Diamondbacks..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

  • 18d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Sources: Diamondbacks eying Matt Williams for third-base coach

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks and Matt Williams could be headed for a reunion. According to sources, the club has offered the third-base coach’s job to Williams, a former player, coach and minority owner of the Diamondbacks who spent the previous two seasons as manager of the Washington..." November 06

  • Diamondbacks' Brad Ziegler, Josh Collmenter likely back

    Arizona Republic "Now that the 2015 World Series is over, teams can move on to preparing for the 2016 season. Several teams already have announced that they'll be picking up or declining contract options on their players, and the Diamondbacks are expected to do the same for relievers Brad Ziegler and Josh..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

  • Padres hire Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green as new manager

    Hardball Talk "Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield and ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire each had second interviews for the Padres’ managerial opening, but Scott Miller of Bleacher Report says San Diego has decided to go with Diamondbacks third base coach Andy Green. Green played parts of four seasons in the..." October 29

  • 29d
    Steve Gilbert @SteveGilbertMLB

    "If we're going to be competitive it would be good to add to our rotation..." #Dbacks GM Dave Stewart.

  • 30d
    Nick Piecoro @nickpiecoro

    Dbacks officially name Mike Butcher their new pitching coach.

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Diamondbacks wary of expensive ace additions

    Arizona Republic "The Diamondbacks are in need of starting pitching, especially someone to slot at or near the top of the rotation. Attention shoppers – there are plenty of stud pitchers to be had in free agency this winter. Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke and David Price headline those options, each likely seeking..." October 21

  • Diamondbacks begin pitching-coach interviews

    Arizona Republic "On the day the Diamondbacks formally began the interview process for their vacant pitching-coach job, Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa revealed the club is also anticipating a second opening on its coaching staff with the expected departure of bullpen coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. Stottlemyre..." October 20

  • Rob Manfred: MLB working on new slide rule

    New York Post "Major League Baseball continues to move forward on implementing a new rule on sliding to protect middle infielders, according to commissioner Rob Manfred. Such a rule could be in place for the 2016 season, much like the catcher collision rule, but there remains bridges to cross. Chase Utley was..." October 14

  • ESPN Might Have A Problem With Curt Schilling’s ‘ISIS’ Tweet During The Democratic Debate

    Uproxx "On Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Martin O’Malley participated in the Democratic Presidential Debate. Noticeably absent from the stage was Joe Biden, who has yet to announce his candidacy. Also absent was ISIS, a terrorist group wreaking havoc all..." October 14

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