MLB trade deadline superlatives: Weirdest trade, most improved teams, GMs who shined and more

Have you caught your breath yet? This trade deadline did not disappoint. We waited and waited and waited for moves, and then they came, fast and furious. Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 trade deadline and I’ve shared my grades for all 30 teams, let’s have some fun with deadline superlatives. So, … Read more

Sarris: Jordan Montgomery, José Siri and the five most intriguing of the MLB trade deadline

Yeah, maybe in one respect the Juan Soto deal was the most intriguing trade of the deadline — it certainly was the biggest. But his form was one that we’ve seen before: a big star for a bunch of top prospects. We know those sorts of deals, it just happened to be one of the … Read more

Breaking down Twins’ trades for Jorge López, Tyler Mahle and Michael Fulmer

Rarely have a first-place team’s weaknesses been so obvious and rarely has a fan base (rightfully) been so skeptical about those weaknesses being addressed in a meaningful, satisfying way, but the Twins accomplished precisely what they set out to do Tuesday before MLB’s trade deadline: add impact pitching. In a series of three separate moves, … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more

Rosenthal: How will qualifying offers affect free agents? Plus Mets, Braves battle for playoff bye

On Feb. 10, in the middle of the owners’ lockout, commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league agreed to eliminate draft-pick compensation for free agents who rejected a qualifying offer. The seeming concession, however, came with a caveat: The end of the qualifying-offer system needed to be negotiated with the Players Association as part of a … Read more

Rosenthal: How will qualifying offers affect free agents? Plus Mets, Braves battle for playoff bye

On Feb. 10, in the middle of the owners’ lockout, commissioner Rob Manfred announced the league agreed to eliminate draft-pick compensation for free agents who rejected a qualifying offer. The seeming concession, however, came with a caveat: The end of the qualifying-offer system needed to be negotiated with the Players Association as part of a … Read more

Big Papi a big hit at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction

COOPERSTOWN, NY (AP) — David Ortiz promised to speak from the heart. As usual, Big Papi delivered. His megawatt smile tinged with a touch of emotion, the former Boston Red Sox slugger was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday — after his daughter Alexandra sang the national anthem — and was humbled … Read more

O’s take Holliday No. 1 overall; Results and analysis for each first-round pick

It’s 2022 MLB draft day in Los Angeles and the Baltimore Orioles have made their selection. With the no. 1 overall pick, the Orioles took Jackson Holliday, top prospect and son of former major leaguer Matt Holliday. The Arizona Diamondbacks followed up with another son for a former major leaguer (Andrew), selecting Drew Jones. The … Read more