R.J. Anderson / CBSSports.com:
MLB free agent predictions: Landing spots for top 20 players, with Yankees signing Correa; Bryant to the Mets — Major League Baseball's offseason is officially underway, with free agents able to sign wherever they please. Some players, like left-handed pitcher Andrew Heaney …
Discussion: Bleacher Nation, Pinstripe Alley, Cubs Insider and Lone Star Ball
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: OK, Now There's Another Cubs-Corey Seager Connection, and I'm Officially Paying Attention
Andrew Mearns / Pinstripe Alley: NYY news: Judge wants to be Yankee for life
Evan Altman / Cubs Insider: Cubs Once Again Linked to Corey Seager, Predictions Might Be More Than Idle Chatter
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball: Anderson's free agent predictions have Rangers busy
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
‘Business as usual’: GM meetings end as MLB's collective bargaining agreement set to expire — CARLSBAD, Calif. — Baseball's general managers and executives headed out to catch their flights Thursday as union executive director Tony Clark, chief negotiator Bruce Meyer poured into the same seaside resort they were vacating.
Discussion: True Blue LA, MLB Trade Rumors and Bleacher Nation
Blake Harris / True Blue LA: Dodgers linked to Castillo and Gray
Mark Polishuk / MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers Interested In Luis Castillo, Sonny Gray
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: Do ... the Astros Hate Justin Verlander or Something?
Miami Marlins acquire RHP Louis Head from Tampa Bay Rays — MLB, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays — MIAMI — The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander Louis Head from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday for either a player to be named later or cash. — Head made 27 appearances for the Rays this past season, two of them starts.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
After season-long suspension, how much does Robinson Cano have left? — Get ready for Robinson Cano to be relevant again. — With his season-long steroid banishment complete, Cano began playing in the Dominican Republic winter league in recent days and will attend spring training with the Mets.
Darragh McDonald / MLB Trade Rumors: Mets Notes: Cano, Rotation, Manager
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Sandy Alderson says luxury tax won't be an impediment to Mets' spending — CARLSBAD, Calif. — Eventually, after or while they hire a general manager and manager and a whole bunch of coaches, the Mets can get to the fun part of the offseason: Bringing in really good baseball players in an attempt to form a really good baseball team.
Jhoulys Chacin, Colorado Rockies reach deal — DENVER — Right-hander Jhoulys Chacín is staying with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Saturday to a guaranteed $1.25 million, one-year contract that allows him to earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Why MLB seems headed toward a lockout — and how that'll create a free-agent frenzy — CARLSBAD, Calif. — Here in paradise, a place where the sun shines every hour available, a cloak of darkness was omnipresent this week. Almost every substantive conversation at Major League Baseball's GM meetings touched …
Tyler Young / Camden Chat: How the new CBA addresses service time could completely alter the 2022 Orioles
Jtmorgan / DRaysBay: How WAR would change arbitration
Justin Terranova / New York Post: Accelerated market for Corey Seager, Marcus Semien could be a Yankees trap
Al Yellon / Bleed Cubbie Blue: We have seen a proposal like the owners' pay for Fangraphs WAR before
Darren Hartwell / NBCSports.com: What this Marcus Semien report means for Red Sox' free-agent pursuit
Blake Harris / True Blue LA: Corey Seager could sign soon
Michael Cerami / Bleacher Nation: Lukewarm Stove: Will FA Pitchers Sign Soon? Deep Market for Báez, Tough Beat for Bryant, Marlins, Schwarber, More
Ryan Morik / MLB Baseball News, Scores …: Free agents Corey Seager, Marcus Semien could sign before Dec. 1 stoppage: report
Evan Altman / Cubs Insider: Could MLB Leverage Lockout to Mimic Other Sports' More Exciting Free Agency Periods?
Mark Feinsand / MLB.com: Trade, free-agent outlook after GM Meetings
Derrick Goold / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Party of two? Cardinals, Brewers lay ‘groundwork’ at GM Meetings while NL Central rivals seem set to downshift — CARLSBAD, Calif. — With planes to catch, homes to reach, and, for at least one official, a car to rent for a quick scouting peek across the border in Mexico …
Nick Piecoro / Arizona Republic:
Sources: Arizona Diamondbacks expected to name Brent Strom as pitching coach — The Diamondbacks are on the verge of hiring Brent Strom as their new pitching coach, a source said Friday, a move that would give them a highly respected instructor at a time when the organization is desperate to improve its run prevention.
Discussion: FanGraphs Baseball
Jim Bowden / The Athletic:
MLB free agency, trades and offseason outlook: Jim Bowden answers 20 questions on Red Sox, Angels, Braves, more — As the MLB offseason plays out, I'll regularly do reader mailbags to answer your questions and share what I'm hearing around the league. Let's get right to this edition, which hits on 20 teams.
Discussion: Boston.com, BoSox Injection and Red Reporter
Conor Roche / Boston.com: MLB insider believes Red Sox could make a ‘quiet play’ for Carlos Correa or Marcus Semien
Sean Penney / BoSox Injection: Rumors: Red Sox making a “quiet play” for star infielders in free agency
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
Scott Boras says 17 MLB teams will try to win in 2022. Here they are — Super-agent Scott Boras is never exactly who he believes he is - a de facto commissioner of baseball - nor exactly what others believe him to be - such as the shadow head of the MLB Players' Association.
Discussion: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Josh Timmers / Bleed Cubbie Blue: Outside The Confines: The market is now open
Thomas Harrigan / MLB.com:
'21 Silver Slugger Award winners announced — After a season filled with some unforgettable offensive performances, MLB's top hitters were recognized Thursday night when the Silver Slugger Awards were announced on MLB Network. — The World Series-champion Braves led the way with four winners …
Discussion: Yankees News, Viva El Birdos, Lookout Landing, McCovey Chronicles, Talking Chop, baseballmusings.com and Kings of Kauffman
Bryan Hoch / Yankees News: Judge: ‘A goal of mine’ to be Yank for life
Viva El Birdos: The Cardinals will consider Jordan Hicks and Alex Reyes as potential starters - A Hunt and Peck
Anders Jorstad / Lookout Landing: Mariners Moose Tracks, 11/12/21: Cade Marlowe, David Stearns, and Kris Bryant
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com: Slugging East — A look at the winners of the Silver Slugger Awards would discourage …
Batoul Hammoud / Kings of Kauffman: KC Royals: Salvador Perez wins record Silver Slugger
Before free agency, MLB proposes paying players based on FanGraphs' calculation of WAR — CARLSBAD, Calif. — Major League Baseball on Wednesday made an updated proposal for baseball's reserve system, including a revised approach to eliminating salary arbitration.
Patrick OKennedy / Bless You Boys: MLB owners propose WAR on arbitration system
David Pinto / baseballmusings.com: How WAR Could Work — The other day Major League Baseball proposed paying players based on Wins Above Replacement (WAR).
Matthew Roberson / New York Daily News: WAR is fine, paying players by it would be hell
Jason Mastrodonato / Boston Herald: MLB delusional to think sport will improve by paying players based on FanGraphs calculations
Bryan Kalbrosky / USA Today: Why the MLB proposal to settle arbitration with an advanced stat is absurd
Dayn Perry / CBSSports.com: MLB proposes determining arbitration salaries by using the WAR statistic, per report
Kenny Kelly / Beyond the Box Score: Morning Mound Visit: MLB proposes $/fWAR replacement to arbitration
Brett Taylor / Bleacher Nation: MLB's Latest Proposal Would Reportedly Tie Arbitration to FanGraphs WAR and Give Free Agency at 29.5 Years Old
Shi Davidi / Sportsnet.ca: Romano may not get the title, but Blue Jays acting as if he's their closer
Maury Brown / Forbes: MLB's Second Proposal To Players Shows Rob Manfred Is Out To Radically Alter Economics Of The Game