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Reds Rumors: Changes coming to front office

At one point in the 2014 season, the Cincinnati Reds were still in it. Then they weren't and the season was over. The Reds went 76-86, just a year after going 90-72 and making it to the wild card game before losing. They fired manager Dusty Baker and hired Bryan Price. Price's job appears to be safe, as much of the season was marred by injuries, but the Reds are moving...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network to Air Two NLDS Games

This from MLB Network. It will air two National League Division Series games, one coming this Saturday, October 4 from Los Angeles when the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Dodgers in Game 2 of the series. Interestingly enough, it’ll be Bob Costas joining what is will be the Fox Sports 1 crew calling the game. The Holy Diminutive One will do the play-by-play and be joined by Harold...
Via Fang's Bites
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fox Unveils Its MLB Postseason Crews

After seven years of airing only the League Championship Series and World Series, Fox Sports begins a new era with taking back the League Division Series. This season, Fox and Fox Sports 1 will be the home of the National League and will air two League Division Series and the League Championship Series. It will all culminate with the World Series in late October. Calling the St....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Has Wide Support For ROY, Now Odds-On Favorite

At the start of the year, expectations were low for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. As a 26-year old pitcher at  Triple-A Las Vegas, many believed that he did not have the talent to develop into a top starting pitcher. As it turns out, most pre-season predictions could not have been more wrong, and deGrom dominated with a 9-6 record, 2.64 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who takes it? 2014 MLB postseason expert predictions

The 2014 MLB postseason is here. Check out predictions from our experts to see who they think will be left standing when the World Series is said and done. Participating this year: *Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, FOXSports.com's senior MLB writers; *Rob Neyer, FOXSports.com baseball editor and head contributor for our Just A Bit Outside blog; *CJ Nitkowski and Gabe Kapler, former...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Media Starting To Lean Towards Jacob deGrom For ROY

At the start of the year, expectations were low for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. As a 26 year old pitcher in AAA-Las Vegas, many believed that he did not have the talent to develop into a top starting pitcher. As it turns out, these pre-season predictions could not have been more wrong, and deGrom dominated with a 9-6 record, 2.64 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 innings pitched. DeGrom’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: LA could make offseason changes

This offseason there could be some changes for the Los Angeles Dodgers that could be either in the front office, or on the managerial side of the organization.#142646252 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a video report on foxsports.com by Ken Rosenthal:It could even extend to Los Angeles, depending on how the Dodgers play in the postseason. This year the Dodgers have clinched...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Banister Contacted About Astros Managerial Position

Ken Rosenthal reports today that Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister has been contacted by the Houston Astros about their vacant managerial position. Banister was named the bench coach of the Pirates back in November of 2010 and he is now in his 29th season in the organization, a career that began as a player back in 1986 when he was selected by the Pirates in the 25th round...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Astros interview Red Sox bench coach for manager role

The Houston Astros have interviewed Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Luvullo for its managerial opening, FOX Sports 1 Insider Ken Rosenthal reported. The Astros fired Bo Porter earlier this month. Luvullo, who has been the Red Sox's bench coach the past two seasons, was interviewed in person in Boston this past Monday during a Red Sox off day, Rosenthal noted. The Astros, who...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: De Jon Watson To Leave For Diamondbacks

This isn’t wonderful: #Dodgers’ De Jon Watson likely to join #DBacks as assistant to Dave Stewart, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Stewart close to being named GM — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 24, 2014 Watson, the VP of Player Development, joined the Dodgers in 2007 from Cleveland, and he along with Logan White have largely been responsible for the team’s scouting...
Via Dodgers Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart as new D-backs GM?

Could MLB agent Dave Stewart be Arizona's new general manager? Ken Rosenthal has all the latest, including updates on the Orioles, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal's Full Count: Will ex-ace Stewart be D-backs' next GM?

Could MLB agent Dave Stewart be Arizona's new general manager? Ken Rosenthal has all the latest, including updates on the Orioles, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Returns of the Drew Smyly Project

One of the tricky parts of this job can be finding information people might not know about. Statistical insight these days can be a challenge. One of the easier parts can be building off of somebody else’s idea, putting together a deeper dive on another person’s insight. So full credit to Ken Rosenthal, who wrote […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Russell Martin’s Potential Value on the Open Market

Ken Rosenthal discussed Russell Martin’s upcoming trip to free agency in today’s column (h/t MLBTR). In the article, he mentioned a lot of things that we already know, including that the Pirates want Martin back. He also included speculation that is often said, such as how Martin’s price could soar beyond the team’s comfort level. The speculation rests more on the potential...
Via Pirates Prospects
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ownership Still Backs Collins, One or More Coaches Could Go

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had some interesting things to say about where the Mets stand with Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson. Rosenthal says that one of the first decisions facing the Mets after the season will be whether to exercise the option on Alderson’s contract for 2015. Sources have told Rosenthal that the Mets GM is very open to an extension. Andy Martino of the Daily...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies News: Colorado signs Jorge De La Rosa to two-year, $25 million extension

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract extension with left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports the deal will pay De La Rosa $12.5 million per season.De La Rosa, 33, was scheduled to hit the free agent market at the end of the season. On the open market, he would have...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge De La Rosa's two-year extension with Rockies worth $25 million

The Colorado Rockies and lefthander Jorge De La Rosa agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract extension through 2016, with FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal and other media reporting the total value of the pact at $25 million. De La Rosa was in the final year of a four-year, $42.5 million contract with Colorado, so this new deal presents a small raise for the 33-year-old, who is 13...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa agree to 2-year extension

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms with southpaw Jorge De La Rosa on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2016 season. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the deal is worth $25 million and does not contain any options. He’ll be earning 12.5 million per year. Pending league approval, #Rockies & […]
Via On-Base Talk
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Broxton Acquired by Brewers

According to an initial tweet by Ken Rosenthal and later confirmed by the Reds’ official Twitter account, relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton of the Cincinnati Reds has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named. At six games below .500 and 8.5 games out of NL Central, the Reds are looking towards […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via The Outside Corner
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB players raising awareness with Tuesday's Strike Out Cancer Day

Ken Rosenthal talks to Skip Schumaker about Strike Out Cancer, an organization meant to help families facing cancer.
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

REPORT: Houston Astros manager and GM are at odds

The Houston Astros have had three of the worst seasons in baseball history, let alone franchise history.  With a 162-324 from 2011 – 2013, things seem to be looking up on the field as the 2014 version of the team is on pace for 68 wins and a fourth place finish in the tough AL West.  But all may not be well behind the scenes.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that second...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: A's, Pirates could be fits for Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets are now free to deal starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to any team, as the right-hander cleared waivers on Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. There are likely several contending teams interested. The Mets have a swath of options for a 2015 rotation, and while Colon would definitely provide further depth, his spot on the roster is not necessary. However...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Midweek Reds news and notes

With roughly five weeks to go before the regular season as we know it comes to an end, the Reds aren't exactly in the best position to earn a playoff spot. But that doesn't mean they are technically out of it quite yet. According to fangraphs.com, Bryan Price's crew has only a 3.5 percent chance of playing in October. With 31 games to go, trailing by 10 games for first...
Via Redlegs Review
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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