Manny Ramirez wants another comeback

The Indians got a big lift from 42-year-old Jason Giambi last season as they made a run to the postseason. Could they turn to another member of the 40-plus club this season for a boost? It might be a far-flung idea, but Manny Ramirez is reportedly looking to make another run at continuing his pro baseball career. Per, he is open to playing in Japan or signing a...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Rumors: Archie Bradley's agent thinks he should be promoted majors

The agent for Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley thinks now is the time for his client to be promoted to the big leagues, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal."I think it's very apparent what is going on in Arizona," Bradley's agent, Jay Franklin, told FOX Sports on Monday night. "Every ballplayer that is playing minor league baseball...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget Dodgers — D-backs' fightin' words are for their own top prospect's agent

Sporting MLB’s worst record (and worst pitching staff), Arizona won't promote Archie Bradley ... but firing back at his agent's criticisms? They've got that covered, and let Ken Rosenthal know about it.
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres, Gyorko Set To Announce Contract Extension

At 1:30 P.M. the Padres will reportedly announce a six-year, $32 million contract with second baseman Jedd Gyorko. It also includes a 7th (option) year reportedly worth $13 million. Buster Olney was the first with the news, Ken Rosenthal with the option year, Chris Cotillo with the news on the option year value. It was a total team effort by baseball’s scribes. Big announcement...
Via Padres Public
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres News: Jedd Gyorko signs long-term extension

The San Diego Padres & second baseman Jedd Gyorko have joined a long line of young players signing long-term extensions.  The Padres have locked up their young middle infielder for the next six years.  Ken Rosenthal tweets out the details: Source: Gyorko deal with #Padres is six years for more than $32M. @Buster_ESPN first reported that a deal was in place.— Ken Rosenthal...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres agree to six-year extension with Jedd Gyorko

The San Diego Padres have agreed to a six-year contract extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko reports Buster Olney of The club will make the announcement official at 1:30 local time in San Diego. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the deal is for $32 million. Gyorko, 25, hit .249/.301/.444 with 26 doubles, 23 homers and 63 RBI last season. He finished sixth in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

You said this replay deal was going to make things better!!!

When fans on TV are getting better looks than the guys paid to make the replay calls, something's seriously amiss here. And Ken Rosenthal says fans (and managers) won't take much more.
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Rosenthal talks about the future of Pablo Sandoval, Jeff Samardzija and more.

Will the Giants try to keep Pablo Sandoval? Will the Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija? Will anyone sign free agent Stephen Drew? FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal discusses these along with a Brewers arm.
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester made the wrong choice in rejecting 4-years, $70 million from Red Sox

Did I see this correctly? I looked, looked again, paused, rewound, and looked a third time to make sure that I did, indeed, see it correctly. I still cannot believe it. During Saturday afternoon’s Giants/Rockies game on MLB Network, analyst Scott Braun broke into the broadcast with news that Jon Lester has turned down a four-year, $70 million contract offer from the Boston Red...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees' Brian McCann on his two-homer game in win vs. Red Sox

New York Yankees catcher Brian McCann talks to FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal about two-homer game in win vs. Boston Red Sox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Replay Fails Again in Yankees Red Sox Game

Instant Replay fails again. What do you know? Instant replay once again failed to get the call right. In the bottom of the 8th win one out, Dean Anna slid into 2nd safely with a double. However, once Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogearts got the ball, he held the tag on Anna who’s right foot clearly came off the bag for a split second. (YES Network)Dean Anna’s foot comes off...
Via Standing O Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jon Lester won’t discuss contract with Red Sox until off-season

Jon Lester, who is entering his final year of his six-year, $42 million deal that signed in 2009, could be in his last year in a Boston Red Sox uniform.Via Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:The Red Sox’s most recent offer to Lester was far below market value — four years for between $70 million and $80 million, according to sources within the team’s clubhouse. Lester, who is...
Via The MLB Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will this be Jon Lester's last season in Boston?

The Boston Red Sox tried to negotiate a long-term extension with Jon Lester, but the two sides were far apart in talks and have tabled negotiations. It was believed that the two sides would rekindle talks during the season, but Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Lester is only willing to negotiate a new deal at the end of the season.Rosenthal also reports that it is "...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Potential Hanley Ramirez extension could be big money

If the Los Angeles Dodgers and shortstop Hanley Ramirez agree to an extension in-season, it would most likely net the infielder upwards of $22-$25 million, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. However, that's not why the two sides are still working, Rosenthal writes.The most difficult part of the Dodgers' negotiations with shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not determining...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sure, players are making bank — but are the suits getting last laugh?

There's a reason the big-money contracts keep on coming, to players on both sides of 30. According to Ken Rosenthal, the owners hope it doesn't stop anytime soon.
15 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rays News: Chris Archer signs 6-year extension

The Tampa Bay Rays have scheduled a 12pm news conference where they say they will announce something baseball related.  Of course, Twitter found that news real quick & it has to do with starting pitcher Chris Archer.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports gives us two tweets: Sources: #Rays agree to six-year extension with RHP Chris Archer in range of $25M. Deal begins this season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins Is On The Hot Seat

Ken Rosenthal of shares his take on Terry Collins and what he feels is an unrealistic expectation by Mets brass that the team the Mets are a 90 win team. Rosenthal says Collins was handed a roster laden with holes by Sandy Alderson and that he has put unfair pressure on his manager to get the job done. Collins agreed to a two-year extension at the end of last season...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal weighs in on mega-contracts for Trout, Miggy

Ken Rosenthal weighs in on the megadeals for Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera.
17 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports' 2014 MLB predictions

The FOX Sports MLB Insider crew of Ken Rosenthal, Jon Paul Morosi, Rob Neyer, Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski share their predictions for the 2014 season, including a prominent distinction for at least one Diamondback.  
17 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 predictions: Who will win it all? What about MVP, Cy, etc. …?

Yep, it's that time again. Time to predict the World Series champ, division winners, Cy Young winners and more. Ken Rosenthal, Jon Paul Morosi, Rob Neyer, Gabe Kapler and C.J. Nitkowski name 'em.
19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 team-by-team outlooks: What to expect this MLB season

Ken Rosenthal breaks down the East divisions, Jon Paul Morosi hits the Centrals and Rob Neyer shuts the door out West.
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Rosenthal: Hernandez has torn elbow ligament

FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosental reported this morning that Diamondbacks relief pitcher David Hernandez has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow, according to his agent Jason Hoffman. This could be the second crippling blow for the Diamondbacks pitching staff in two weeks, coming on the heels of opening-day starter Patrick Corbin being lost for the season after needing Tommy...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Seven Percent Solution: Lester Deal Or Not?

As's Ken Rosenthal points out, the Red Sox have only retained six of eighty-nine free agents since 2004—that's about 7% for the cipher-impaired. Jon Lester isn't a free-agent yet, but without an extension, he would become one in 2015. So, what does that mean for the rumored agreement that both sides seem to want before Opening Day? Well, that's just...
Via FenwayNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

All signs point to Lester staying in Boston — so what's the hold-up?

He's young, he's left-handed, and he's willing to give a hometown discount. So here is why Ken Rosenthal suspects what seems like the obvious may be anything but.
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves signed RHP Aaron Harang to a one-year contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report a deal would happen. It's a major league contract, as Harang will hold down a rotation spot for now until other Braves' pitchers get healthy, at which point he'll likely slide into a long relief role. The veteran right-hander held a 5.40 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 113/40 K/BB ratio over 143 1/3 innings last season for the Mariners and Mets.
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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