Given their budget, the Mets are not primed to make baseball’s biggest Hot Stove splashes this season. They will acquire multiple players, with a focus on bullpen help. But the team that reports to Port St. Lucie, Fla., in February is bound to look similar to the one that parted ways last October.
Even though the Nationals do not seem poised for the biggest headline-grabbing move at the Winter Meetings, which run Monday through Thursday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., they would like to begin kicking this quiet offseason into gear.
Alex Anthopoulos has maintained a patient and thorough approach as he has spent the past few weeks devouring information and evaluating the organization he inherited when he was named Braves general manager and executive vice president on Nov. 13.
The first five weeks of the Hot Stove season may have come and gone quietly for the Mets, but that is about to change. A team in need of multiple significant pieces is bound to spring into action soon, with the baseball industry’s annual Winter Meetings providing the proper atmosphere next week in Lake Buena […]
Do not be surprised if the Phillies are linked to some of the biggest rumors in baseball at next week’s Winter Meetings.
All eyes will be on the Marlins when they head into the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday, as they are expected to be one of the most active teams on the trade front.
The Braves had a need for a versatile infielder after non-tendering Jace Peterson and Danny Santana last week. They filled the void by signing utility man Christian Colon to a Minor League deal, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Bowman.
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said he loves the fact that he and bench coach Rob Thomson think differently about baseball. Kapler believes the contrast of opinions will be beneficial during the season.
Sources confirmed Tuesday night that the Phillies and Abrahan Gutierrez agreed to a $550,000 bonus, which Baseball America first reported. Gutierrez, 18, is one of 13 former Braves prospects that became free agents last month when Major League Baseball penalized Atlanta for circumventing international signing rules from 2015 through 2017.
The Nationals remain optimistic about second baseman Daniel Murphy’s status for Opening Day after he underwent debridement and microfracture knee surgery on his right knee on Oct. 20, even though it is still a bit early on to tell.
Longtime Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter will move away from his daily responsibilities and remain with the club as a senior advisor. He will be replaced by George Poulis, who spent the past 15 seasons as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Jays.