Matt Williams was known as "The Big Marine" during his playing days, and his no-nonsense approach -- as opposed to the laidback approach of the man he replaced as Washington's manager, Davey Johnson -- was supposed to be just the ticket to put the talented Nationals over the top in the National League East.
But it hasn't been so simple in the early days of Williams...
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, MLB and the MLBPA are likely to make adjustments to the current home plate collision and transfer rules. Officials from the union met with MLB executives recently to voice their displeasure over the new transfer rule, which is causing headaches.
Here is more from Rosenthal:
The first, at minimum, would be a guideline in which catchers...
Ken Rosenthal breaks down the East divisions, Jon Paul Morosi hits the Centrals and Rob Neyer shuts the door out West.
PHOENIX -- While the Diamondbacks are open to trading Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings, they have not engaged in serious discussions with clubs about either shortstop this spring, according to major-league sources.
In fact, the D-Backs might prefer not to make a move at all.
Owings also can play second base, where Aaron Hill appeared in only 87 games last season due to a broken left...
UPDATE: FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles and Jimenez have reached agreement on a deal, pending a physical. 6:23 p.m. ET: After sitting on the sidelines for most of the offseason, the Orioles appear to be ready to make a big splash. Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Orioles have made “substantial progress” in contract talks with free agent right...
Despite Korean picher Suk-Min Yoon tweeting out a photo of himself in a Baltimore Orioles cap, there is no deal between the pitcher and the team.
Yoon’s photo wearing an Orioles cap suggested to many that he had opted to sign with the club but Ken Rosenthal reports that there are still five teams in discussions with Yoon.
Source says Yoon and #Orioles are not in agreement. Photo...
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Alex Rios may stay with the Chicago White Sox for the remainder of the 2013 season but it is worth noting that someone placed a claim on him.
Thus far the team who claimed Rios is unknown and waiver claims hardly produce a trade at this time of the year.
Sources: #WhiteSox’s Alex Rios claimed on waivers. Claiming team not known. Owed $13M next season with...
Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has been suspended by MLB for 65 games for “violations of the Basic Agreement and its Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, ” according [...]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza has been scratched from his start tonight as a deal with the Texas Rangers is close It is safe to say that Garza has made [...]
The Seattle Mariners have missed out on several targets this
offseason, but they remain “wide open” to making other moves, according to Ken
Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that in a perfect world the Mariners
would acquire a leadoff hitter and a middle-of-the-order bat.
#Mariners' Jack Z says team "wide open" to making other moves. Perfect world: Would...