During the MLB portion on Wednesday’s Rule 5 Draft the Pittsburgh Pirates added a left-handed reliever from the Los Angeles Dodgers system. Every year on the final day of Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings there is the Rule 5 Draft. This is done to give players who have been stuck in the minors for five years or more an opportunity to make another team’s MLB roster. On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates added a pitcher in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft.
With Jorge Alfaro off the team, Padres know time is now for top prospect Luis Campusano to get a larger share of the workload behind the plate
Cody Bellinger and the Chicago Cubs agreed to terms on a deal following the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to non-tender the outfielder. Bellinger, a former NL MVP, has struggled mightily from an offensive standpoint over the past two seasons. People around the MLB world are unsure of what to expect from Bellinger heading into 2023.
The St. Louis Cardinals signed the top catcher on the market. The Chicago Cubs dropped a chunk of change on a frontline starting pitcher and a bet that a former MVP outfielder would regain his old form. The rest of the league as a whole pushed its spending on free agents this offseason north of $2 billion. ...
The San Francisco Giants’ best shot at reclaiming their spot as a contender in the National League — or even the NL West — was bringing in superstar Aaron Judge, who still would’ve only been a piece to a larger puzzle Farhan Zaidi needed to address.
NEW YORK -- Aaron Judge has issued his ruling: Court remains in session in the Bronx.Judge is staying with the New York Yankees on a $360 million, nine-year contract, according to a person familiar with baseball's biggest free agent deal ever.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the AL MVP's contract had not been announced.Judge, who hit an American League record 62 homers last season, will earn $40 million per year, the highest average annual payout for a position player. The contract trails only Mike Trout's $426.5 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels and...
Carlos Correa is reportedly receiving plenty of interest in MLB free agency. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Minnesota Twins and San Francisco Giants are potential suitors for the star shortstop. However, Rosenthal adds that the San Diego Padres cannot be dismissed since Xander Bogaerts is in talks about a reunion with the Boston Red Sox.
The 2022 MLB Rule 5 Draft took place on Wednesday as the Winter Meetings in San Diego concluded, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost Ryan Noda, Jose Hernandez and Gus Varland while selecting no one in the Major League phase. All players taken during the first round must remain on...
They also made a selection in the minor league portion
The Athletics are in the middle of a rebuild, and as a result, the organization can take a risk by giving players a chance to prove themselves and perhaps find a gem while waiting for top prospects to develop. Oakland continued this trend in MLB's Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday...
Free agency for the Los Angeles Dodgers up to this point has primarily centered around players who aren’t returning rather than additions. Clayton Kershaw was re-signed and Shelby Miller joined the organization, but the Dodgers have otherwise seen the likes of Tyler Anderson, Cody Bellinger, Andrew Heaney, Tommy Kahnle, Chris Martin and Trea Turner sign with other teams.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the hunt for some big free agents, but one name is apparently off their list. The Dodgers have no plans to pursue free agent shortstop Carlos Correa, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. There are several reasons for this, including some concerns about the long-term finances involved, but one is particularly notable: the team is concerned that there would be a significant backlash from the fanbase.
The Pittsburgh Pirates added a left-handed reliever but lost a versatile catcher in the major league portion of the Rule 5 Draft on Wednesday. The Pirates selected Jose Hernandez from the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 3 but lost catcher/outfielder Blake Sabol to the Cincinnati Reds with the following pick. The Reds subsequently traded Sabol to the San Francisco Giants for cash and a player to be named later.
Cody Bellinger’s time in Los Angeles is officially over after he signed a one-year deal with the Cubs. What does that mean for the Dodgers right now? Also, some potential free agent pitchers are now off the board so Jeff looks at that situation. Lastly, Vince talks about some comments from Dave Roberts about the difference between the Dodgers and Padres ‘intensity’ in the NLDS.
A memorable and entertaining era came to an end for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. After Los Angeles had non-tendered slugger and former MVP Cody Bellinger, the Chicago Cubs swooped in and signed him to a one-year, $17.5 million contract. In addition to his MVP Award in 2019,...
On the latest Sporticast episode, hosts Scott Soshnick and Eben Novy-Williams discuss some of the biggest sports business stories of the week, including Aaron Judge’s new contract. On the heels of a historic season, Judge signed a new nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the New York Yankees. The hosts debate whether this result is a surprise—there were other suitors for Judge, including the San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres, and baseball teams have become less willing to hand out massive hundred-million-dollar deals to players after they turn 30. The hosts also debate whether Judge could have achieved...
The 2022 MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego, California, brought a flurry of activity with Aaron Judge, Justin Verlander and Trea Turner among the top free agents to reportedly agree to terms on a new contract in recent days. The Los Angeles Dodgers were connected to all three players at...
Judge will earn $40 million per season, the highest average annual payout for a position player.
With the second overall pick in this year’s Rule 5 Draft, the Oakland A’s plucked first baseman/outfielder Ryan Noda from the Los Angeles Dodgers. The lefty-swinging Noda just spent the entire 2022 season at Triple-A Oklahoma in the notoriously hitter-friendly PCL, where he slashed .259/.396/.474 with 25 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Noda has some swing and miss tendencies but also draws a lot of walks. He’d been steadily rising through the minors, going from A-ball in 2018, A+ in ‘19, then Double-A in ‘21 before reaching Triple-A this past year, with the cancelled minor-league season mixed in there back in 2020. He’ll turn 27 at the start of the season, right around his physical prime.