Gerrit Cole is an Astro. Andrew McCutchen is a Giant. Perhaps now a team other than the Pirates will stoke baseball's Hot Stove.
Ohtani leads list of top 10 RHP prospects
This year's list of the Top 10 right-handed pitching prospects starts with a two-player who is the favorite to win Rookie of the Year honors in the American League.
Bucs, Rivero reportedly agree to 4-year deal
The Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with two additional club options, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the deal.
Bucs trade icon McCutchen to Giants
The Pirates traded McCutchen to the Giants, ending the franchise player's nine-year tenure in Pittsburgh. The Pirates receive Giants' No. 4-ranked prospect Bryan Reynolds and right-hander Kyle Crick -- who is ranked No. 16, according to MLB Pipeline.
Source: Grandy, Toronto agree to 1-year pact
The Blue Jays shifted their attention to the outfield Monday night by reaching an agreement with veteran Curtis Granderson on a one-year deal worth $5 million. Toronto has yet to officially announce the signing, but it was first reported by MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal and has since been confirmed by MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.
Trading Cutch was a tough but wise decision
Once Gerrit Cole was traded to the Astros, it was clear that the Neal Huntington and the Pirates' front office were going to swallow hard and do the thing they never wanted to do -- trade Andrew McCutchen.
Hoskins enjoying ride as new face of Phillies
Rhys Hoskins has handled new celebrity about as well as anybody could be expected to handle it. He is trying to enjoy the moment, while remaining true to himself.
Giant move: SF acquires McCutchen from Pirates
The Giants' aggressive offseason objective of bolstering a power-starved lineup took another significant step on Monday, as San Francisco acquired longtime Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and cash considerations from Pittsburgh.
Sosa facing uphill climb in quest for Cooperstown
It's all about 609 home runs, a massive number. But amid allegations of a failed drug test and never-ending whispers about PEDs haunting the latter part of his career, Sammy Sosa -- like his great rival Mark McGwire -- will not get to Cooperstown unless attitudes change dramatically.
Cutch deal has Giants primed for turnaround
Giants manager Bruce Bochy said recently that his team's 2018 turnaround would begin with being embarrassed about last season. That's a big part of why the Giants were poised for a bounce-back season even before making the second of two huge trades: Acquiring outfielder Andrew McCutchen from the Pirates on Monday after getting third baseman Evan Longoria from the Rays in December.
Cutch tweets fond farewell to Pirates fans
Andrew McCutchen issued a heartfelt goodbye to Pirates fans and the city of Pittsburgh -- a place he called "My Home" in a classy tweet -- hours after it was revealed that he had been traded to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
Pros and cons of 6 potential acquisitions
We've had an offseason in which huge, sweeping trades have been discussed. In that way, the Hot Stove has never been hotter. As for action, that's another story.
History provides precedent for MVP trades
Here is a look at notable MVPs who went four seasons or fewer between winning the award and getting traded.
A look at top franchise players who were dealt
While it's jarring to see a club deal away its greatest player, such a move is not unprecedented. Here are 10 other examples from throughout baseball history.
Cutch's new teammates are very excited
Hunter Pence is looking forward to the two chasing birds.
Yadi planning to retire after 2020 season
Catcher Yadier Molina said on Monday that he plans to play out his current contract with the Cardinals and then call it a career.
Prospect Puk pleased with 2017 progress
Lefty A.J. Puk didn't disappoint in his first full professional season, and the pitcher's development on and off the mound continued into the offseason, as he represented Oakland at Major League Baseball's Rookie Career Development Program this month.
Twins sign reliever Reed to 2-year contract
The Twins signed reliever Addison Reed to a two-year deal worth $16.75 million, the team announced on Monday
DeWitt: Cards likely done making 'major' moves
Describing the Cardinals' 2018 roster as "strong" and "improved," principal owner Bill DeWitt Jr. suggested on Monday that the organization has wrapped up the bulk of its winter work.
Jason Kipnis continued his interactions with the animal kingdom by feeding an iguana
Making new friends.
Grichuk disappointed to lose starting spot
As Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty separated for the offseason, they anticipated that their time as teammates was ending. The Cardinals' offseason priorities were evident, and among them was an intention to clear some outfield clutter.
Perfect fit: Free-agent deals that feel right
Sometimes, two parties don't know how much they need one another until it's too late. Let's hope no one goes down that road this offseason. Everyone take a deep breath and see if we can do the right thing.
Inbox: Which pitcher tops Rangers' wish list?
Which of the remaining free-agent pitchers is of most interest to the Texas Rangers? Beat reporter T.R. Sullivan answers this question and more in his latest Inbox.
MLB Buzz: Mets reportedly will sign A-Gon
The Hot Stove is open for business, and news, trade buzz and rumors are in full swing. Here's the latest from around the big leagues.
Inbox: Strategy behind Brantley over Bruce?
Beat reporter Jordan Bastian fields questions from fans on the Jay Bruce vs. Michael Brantley decision, Danny Salazar's return to the rotation and more in this edition of Indians Inbox.
Nelson ahead of schedule in shoulder recovery
Here's news that will not surprise anyone who has met the man or watched him hustle from task to task around the Brewers' clubhouse: Jimmy Nelson is ahead of schedule in his comeback from shoulder surgery.
The Birmingham Barons will put 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' on special jerseys this season
In honor of MLK Day.
Musgrove eager to work in Pirates' rotation
Joe Musgrove will immediately join the Pirates' young rotation as the club retools its roster without Gerrit Cole. The Bucs believe the 25-year-old Musgrove will thrive as a starter, even after some ups and downs with the Astros.
Big prospect soaks up wisdom at Dream Series
One of the biggest names at the Dream Series belonged to literally the biggest pitching prospect on the field. Kumar Rocker, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound right-hander from Georgia, completed the five-day event at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Monday feeling like a much better player, which is saying something.
Source: Nats, Kendrick agree to 2-year deal
The Nationals and Howie Kendrick have agreed to a two-year contract, a source confirmed to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was first to report the deal.
Inbox: Should Sox rest Sale more next season?
Ian Browne answers fan questions about Chris Sale, potential position switches and more.
Confident Pham targets 30-30 season in '18
Ever since hearing that those who write down their goals are 30 percent more likely to achieve them, Tommy Pham has been deliberate about transferring his intentions onto paper. He has no interest in keeping them a secret, either.
Photo of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr. looks pretty good with a bat in his hands
Plus, a scouting report.
MLK's spirit rings strong at Dream Series
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message resonated during the Dream Series, an initiative of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball that features a diverse group of some of the nation's top high school pitching and catching prospects. The series began on Thursday.
MLB Pipeline's 2018 All-Defense Team
Jim Callis asked numerous front-office executives to identify baseball's best defensive prospect to help determine MLB Pipeline's 2018 All-Defense Team.
Dr. King a guiding light in Grissom's life
This is the definitive weekend for Marquis Grissom. Not only was he born and raised in Atlanta -- the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- but he has done a bunch of things to enter the Hall of Fame of Philanthropy before, during and after his 17-year Major League career.
Classic rematch? Astros, Dodgers best on paper
Last year, the Astros and Dodgers met in the World Series, and the way the projections currently look, they'll be baseball's best in 2018 as well. Who else is on their level -- and how can they catch up?
BBWAA to hand out hardware at annual dinner
Each January, the baseball world gathers the best of the best in midtown Manhattan for the annual New York BBWAA Awards Dinner, putting a bow on the 2017 season while getting pumped up for the start of Spring Training.
Hall of Fame umpire Harvey, 87, passes away
Hall of Fame umpire Doug Harvey, who worked 4,673 games in a 31-year career spent entirely in the National League, passed away due to natural causes on Saturday. He was 87.
Crime Dog a curious Hall of Fame case
In all the years I have been writing this series, the one guy that to me sits most directly on the Hall of Fame line is Fred McGriff. I could absolutely defend voting for him. I could absolutely defend not voting for him.
Musgrove thanks Houston after being dealt
"The Houston Strong will always have a special place in my heart."
Hicks giving Stanton, Judge a run in gym
The Yankees outfield just got even stronger.
"Million Dollar Arm" pitcher Rinku Singh has signed with the WWE Performance Center
It'll be his third sport.
Arb wire: Figures filed for unsigned players
Major League Baseball's arbitration deadline fell at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Teams and their arbitration-eligible players needed to exchange proposed salaries for the 2018 season in preparation for a potential hearing.
Morning Lineup Podcast: Cutch on the move
Anthony Castrovince, Richard Justice and Jon Paul Morosi discuss the Andrew McCutchen trade and yesterday's signings.
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