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MLB News: How can baseball move on from sign-stealing?

How baseball can move on from sign-stealing scandal, learn mistakes

Trade Retrospective: Cubs continue their rebuild by sending Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s

The A’s were ready to go all-in, and the rebuilding Cubs did well to capitalize on it.

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The Athletics make good with the Rule 5 draft

There’s always one steal, and this might be it.

MLB news & notes: sign-stealing takes center-stage

The Astros’ sign-stealing scandal has taken over the offseason narrative.

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The Mike Trout accusation is the end result of baseball conspiracies

When you can’t believe the official story, you’re wont to believe anything.

MLB News: Baseball needs more players like Mike Fiers

A trio of bat-first outfielder free agents; the Astros’ heel turn; more players needed like Mike Fiers

Baseball leadership has a ‘revolving door’ problem

To the detriment of the game’s perception and innovation, the same names keep coming up again and again when there are leadership vacancies. .

The Twins add a bona fide star in Josh Donaldson

The Twins add to their offense by signing the prolific slugger.

MLB News: Rumors of Astros players using buzzers ignite firestorm

We all know nothing happened except more of the sign-stealing scandal yesterday, c’mon.

The curious case of Carlos Beltrán

In the wake of Rob Manfred’s scathing report on the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, the Mets’ skipper stepped down before a single game was played.

Baseball’s sign-stealing is the biggest cheating scandal in a century

In terms of suspensions, pretty high up there. In terms of human cost, likely on the lower end.

MLB News: Where might Nolan Arenado end up?

Where Nolan Arenado could land; Star players with the most trade value; Kris Bryant’s launch angle

Five bounce back candidates for 2020

Bad luck and bad process ruined 2019 for some otherwise good hitters.

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The future of Minor League Baseball is headed to the United States Supreme Court

MLB’s bid to contract 42 minor league teams might be because the minor league wage lawsuits just took an unexpected turn.

MLB News: The Twins make a big splash, sign Josh Donaldson

Tyler Glasnow’s upward trend; Alex Cora’s firing does not fix the problem; Donaldson to the Twins

Alex Wood is betting on himself

Alex Wood is taking a pillow contract with a team where it will be hard to find innings if he’s not great.

Rob Manfred drops MLB’s hammer on the Astros

Here’s what we learned from the league’s unprecedented suspensions

MLB News: David Peralta and Miguel Sanó sign similar extensions

David Peralta and Miguel Sanó’s extensions; the ethics of the Astros’ management; ripple effects of the Astros scandal

MLB’s extended netting is far too little, far too late

It’s a good development that all MLB teams will add extended netting, but it can’t reverse the harm already done.

Rays and Cardinals execute trade involving José Martínez and top prospect Matt Liberatore

This is a curious trade involving one of the smartest teams in baseball trading a top prospect for an underwhelming return.

MLB news and notes: arb-figures, managerial signings, and a weird trade

Extensions, signings, and a pretty weird trade.

MLB News: The Rays and Cardinals swap players, picks

The Rays’ and Cards’ trade; down on Los Angeles

An all-too-early look at potential 2020 retirements

The game is getting younger, but put these veterans on your list to see when their teams swing through your city in 2020. It may be your last chance.

MLB News: The Cubs have been silent in free agency

The DBacks signed Héctor Rondón; a free agent’s intrinsic value; the Cubs and free agency

Freddy Galvis is an elite defender apparently

Statcast’s new infield defensive metrics cast the Reds shortstop in a new light.

What we can glean from Statcast’s new infield defense metric

Infield defense, demystified.

MLB News: The White Sox and Reds made the jump to contender status

The price of a win in 2020 free agency; teams that jumped up to contender; the introduction of infielder OAA

The only thing standing in the way of the Mets are themselves

Despite some dynamic talent and a new manager, the core incompetencies remain in place.

The Angels and Nationals each sign a Castro

The Angels fill in a critical need at catcher, while the Nationals add to their infield depth.

MLB News: Some Cubs fans could be blacked out this season

The Cubs’ potential Sinclair blackout; the Angels’ lackluster offseason; 2020 bounce-back candidates

What we don’t know about Yoenis Cespedes’ new contract

Brodie Van Wagenen negotiated a contract for Cespedes. Then Van Wagenen’s front office used that contract to stop paying the outfielder.

This year’s Nationals bullpen might be good

Can a few key additions turn the DC bullpen from a weakness into a strength?

MLB News: The Padres bring back Craig Stammen

The Padres add Craig Stammen; the enigma that is Robbie Ray; the AL Central is the race to watch

White Sox hand new contract to prospect Luis Robert

The White Sox continue their spending spree by exploiting Robert’s lack of leverage.

Domingo Germán’s suspension shows we’ve learned nothing about domestic violence

The New York Yankees, in the 2020 playoffs, could start a game with a pitcher who was suspended for publicly hitting his girlfriend, and finish the game with a pitcher who choked his girlfriend.

MLB news & notes: signings, suspensions, and a wild boar incident

Signings, rumors, and yet another MLB domestic abuse suspension.

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