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  • Justin Upton homers
    Kemp officially a Padre; catcher Norris acquired; Upton on way
    Christmas has come early for Padres Nation, with General Manager A.J. Preller dressed as Santa, lugging a bag full of power-hitting outfielders, all-star catchers, a couple veteran infieldersand the odd bargain-basement pitcher.For a team that has...
  • Principal Park
    2015 Iowa Cubs coaching staff announced
    Marty Pevey will return as manager of the Iowa Cubs in 2015. The Chicago Cubs made the announcement of their minor league coaching staffs on Wednesday. Joining Pevey in Des Moines will be Hitting Coach Brian Harper, Pitching Coach Mike Cather, and...
  • Wil Myers traded
    Padres land Myers in 3-team, 11-player trade
    For the second time in a week, the San Diego Padres appear to be part of a blockbuster trade, landing promising young power hitterWil Myers from Tampa Bay.The deal, first announced on ESPN, is not finalized but it appears all three teams involved ...
  • Chase Headley
    New York Yankees keep Chase Headley and Chris Capuano in the fold with new deals
    The New York Yankees have brought back some familiar faces. On Monday, they re-signed third baseman Chase Headley to a four-year deal. The team followed that up by signing pitcher Chris Capuano to a one-year contract on Tuesday.Headley’s...
  • Aerial View NY Stadiums
    Eddie Grant, Johnny Murphy just didn't play baseball
    When arguing about New York City baseball players and teams, conversations often are peppered with legends such as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, John McGraw, Gil Hodges, Mel Ott and Jackie Robinson. The next tier of players who often are mentioned and...
  • Los Angeles Dodgers new front office group leaves their mark on the 2015 roster
    Los Angeles Dodgers new front office group leaves their mark on the 2015 roster
    During one of the busiest Winter Meetings in years, the Los Angeles Dodgers new front office group president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman and General Manager Farhan Zaidi hit the ground running and left the meetings smiling after an...
  • Rick Porcello
    Red Sox throwing mud against the wall with their new rotation
    The Red Sox couldn't close the deal with Jon Lester. Surely, they had a plan B, right? So where is Cole Hamels? Johnny Cueto? Max Scherzer? What kind of Christmas is this? Instead, Red Sox fans have been left to look under the tree and find...
  • House Lobos
    Colorado Rockies acquire former Lobo on a busy afternoon
    The Colorado Rockies wrapped up the Winter Meetings with a series of moves around the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday. One of those moves could bring an Albuquerque native home.Colorado acquired right-hander Austin House, a former New Mexico Lobo and La...
  • Xander Bogaerts
    Under the gun: Xander Bogaerts
    The Red Sox added three pitchers this week: Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, and Justin Masterson. None of them will remind you of Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Justin Verlander, or even Jon Lester. They are not overpowering, strikeout pitchers. In fact...
  • Matt Kemp points
    Padres finally get their man: Matt Kemp
    After years of irrelevance and decades of pleading poverty, the San Diego Padres suddenly became a player early Thursday morning, reportedly trading for Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp as part of a five-player deal.The trade is not official until...
  • Nelson Cruz Signs With Mariners
    World Series odds 2015: Could it be Seattle Mariners vs. Chicago Cubs in 2015?
    Updated 2015 World Series odds suddenly have the Chicago Cubs as one of the favorites. The Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox have also moved up in regard to projections from Vegas. According to a report from CBS Sports on Wednesday (Dec. 10),...
  • Dick Enberg Hall of Fame
    Enberg elected to broadcast wing of Hall of Fame
    In nearly 50 years as a major league franchise, the San Diego Padres haven't had a parade of players beating down the doors at Cooperstown. But from a broadcasting standpoint, the team has done quite well.Veteran sportscaster Dick Enberg, the...
  • Jon Lester
    Life after Jon Lester
    The Red Sox lost out on Jon Lester, if they ever even really wanted him. They now turn their eyes to other options and other arms.
  • Jon Lester
    Lester chooses more; Picks the Cubs over the Red Sox
    Late Tuesday night Jon Lester, finally, arrived at a decision on where he was going to call home for the remainder of this decade. And it wasn't Boston.Ken Rosenthal was first to report that Lester agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract...
  • A's lineup on Opening Day 2013
    GM Billy Beane dealing All-Star Athletics at winter meetings in San Diego
    The Major League Baseball winter meetings are in full swing in San Diego, CA this week and the Oakland Athletics’ movie star general manager, Billy Beane, isn’t getting too much sleep. Yesterday, the Athletics added Jeff Samardzija...