11/11/2013 | Farrell sparked Boston's remarkable turnaround
John Farrell came back to Boston with big ambitions in his first year as the manager of the Red Sox and fulfilled all of them.
11/11/2013 | Marlins targeting offense at GM Meetings
With a single-minded focus, the Marlins head into the General Managers Meetings knowing exactly what they need. "Offense, offense, offense," said Michael Hill, president of baseball operations. "We want to find ways to continue to keep our pitching strong, but also to add more offense."
11/11/2013 | MLB pays tribute to troops on Veterans Day
U.S. Air Force Capt. Danielle Reese stood beside her husband, Lt. Col. Mike Venus, and other armed forces personnel behind the Red Sox's dugout before Game 1 of last month's World Series. Suddenly, David Ortiz left batting practice, told them to wait there, disappeared into the clubhouse tunnel and soon came out with a World Series baseball that he flipped to them with a thanks.
11/11/2013 | Big league hopefuls showcase talent north of border
November baseball north of the border is a rarity, but as the amateur game continues to grow in Canada, that might become less true. On Sunday, former Major Leaguer Adam Stern opened up his facility, Centrefield Sports, for 117 young players to showcase their talents in front of almost 30 college recruiters and scouts from 11 Major League organizations.
11/11/2013 | Indians prospect Naquin has top-of-order ability
Indians No. 5 prospect Tyler Naquin has a number of above-average tools that serve as the framework for his future. The left-handed-hitting 22-year-old's short, compact swing lends itself very well to him becoming a top-of-the-order table setter and rally starter.
11/11/2013 | Next chapters await players at career crossroads
They have had enviable careers littered with awards, World Series rings and respect from their Major League peers. They possess knowledge and experience that can illuminate a clubhouse. They are the epitome of what it means to be a big leaguer. But for some of the veteran players at a career crossroads as 2013 winds into '14, what happens next?
11/11/2013 | There are pros and cons to trading Phillips
Reds general manager Walt Jocketty denied rumors last month that he was already shopping second baseman Brandon Phillips. But in an interview with MLB.com, Jocketty kept the embers hot when asked if Phillips was a lock to be on the club in 2014.
11/11/2013 | Fredi kept Braves rolling despite adversity in 2013
Pittsburgh's Clint Hurdle stands as the favorite for the National League Manager of the Year Award after guiding the Pirates to their first winning season and postseason appearance since 1992. But Fredi Gonzalez's candidacy is quite impressive, considering all that he had to overcome while keeping the Braves atop the NL East standings for all but one day this year.
11/11/2013 | The Week Ahead: GM Meetings, awards on tap
If you're a baseball fan and depressed because the World Series is over and there are still around 100 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, well, don't worry. There's plenty going on.
11/11/2013 | Braves leaving Turner Field for Cobb County
The Braves announced on Monday that they are planning to build a state-of-the-art ballpark that will open in Cobb County, about 14 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta, in time for the start of the 2017 season.
11/11/2013 | Miggy among 13 up for GIBBY Hitter of the Year
There are no special caveats when it comes to voting on this season's GIBBY Award for Hitter of the Year.
11/11/2013 | Papi, Cutch to produce weekly series on MTV
David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen will executive produce a new weekly, 30-episode series on MTV2, part of a broader multi-year, cross-platform programming partnership announced on Monday by Major League Baseball and MTV.
11/11/2013 | Winter League roundup: Pederson keys Lara
Dodgers top prospect Joc Pederson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and reliever Nestor Molina earned the victory in relief as Lara topped Aragua on Sunday in Venezuelan Winter League action.
11/10/2013 | Fernandez has emotional reunion with grandmother
As much as Jose Fernandez accomplished on the field this season, nothing compares to the personal dream come true for Fernandez on Sunday. To his surprise, Fernandez's grandmother, Olga, arrived from Cuba.
11/10/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Quiet time on eve of GM Meetings
A lazy Sunday afternoon didn't produce any fireworks around the Hot Stove, but groundwork is surely being laid for Major League maneuvering in the weeks to come. In fact, some deals could be struck on Monday, when the General Managers Meetings get under way in Orlando, Fla.
11/10/2013 | Week of BBWAA awards opens with rookies
The one honor that can't ever be won a second time goes first, as a week of Baseball Writers' Association of America awards begins on Monday. The Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards will be presented to the top first-year players in each league in a special announcement show on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET.
11/10/2013 | Cardinals receive first Musial 'Character' Award
The Cardinals organization was honored with the first "Musial Award for Extraordinary Character" at Saturday evening's Musial Awards event at the Peabody Opera House. It was the final honor passed out on a night in which eight organizations and individuals were recognized for acts of sportsmanship.
11/9/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Talk warms up before Meetings
Saturday was a relatively quiet day around the Majors, as the Hot Stove merely simmered with rumors and speculation. But it should start to heat up soon, as the General Managers Meetings will begin Monday in Orlando, Fla.
11/9/2013 | CC Challenge goes to bat for inner-city kids
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia and his wife, Amber, held their second "CC Challenge" scavenger hunt in Central Park on Saturday to raise money for their PitCCh In Foundation, which aims to enrich the lives of inner-city youths.
11/9/2013 | Winter League roundup: Rosario solid in DR
Colorado's Wilin Rosario had an RBI double and Dan Black drove in another run to help Aguilas post a 3-1 win over Toros on Saturday in Dominican Winter League action.
11/8/2013 | Simmons named top NL glove by fans, SABR
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons was named the winner of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award on Friday night, which is based on voting by fans and analytic input from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
11/8/2013 | Machado elected AL's top defender by fans, SABR
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was named the winner of the Rawlings Platinum Glove Award on Friday night, which is based on voting by fans and analytic input from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).
11/8/2013 | Orioles to name Chiti bullpen coach
The Orioles are set to hire Dom Chiti as their bullpen coach, completing the 2014 Major League staff, a source confirmed Friday night.
11/8/2013 | Sabathia hoping Yanks, Cano can come to agreement
CC Sabathia says that he is always up to offer a recruiting pitch if it might point a free agent toward the Bronx, and that certainly holds true as Robinson Cano begins to explore the open market.
11/8/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Stage being set for Meetings
As Major League Baseball heads into the final weekend before the General Manager Meetings begin in Orlando, Fla., reports are surfacing of the asking prices for top free agents and of the Dodgers willing to listen to offers on their veteran outfielders.
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