Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs, Bobby Dalbec make Baseball America’s 2021 Top 100 list

Boston Red Sox prospects Triston Casas, Jeter Downs and Bobby Dalbec all made Baseball America’s Top 100 prospect list. Casas is ranked No. 47, Downs is No. 71 and Dalbec is No. 90. Baseball America wrote, “Casas is one of the team’s cornerstones for the future as he has preternatural hitting ability to go with his […]

Red Sox agree to one-year contract with outfielder Hunter Renfroe

BOSTON, MA — The Boston Red Sox today signed outfielder Hunter Renfroe to a one-year contract for the 2021 season. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement. The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40. Renfroe, 28, hit at least 25 home runs in three consecutive seasons with the San Diego Padres from 2017-19. […]

Which international free agents would fit Blue Jays’ roster best?

A great deal of the fun during the MLB off-season is seeing big, familiar names linked to the team you support, and dreaming about how they might change that team’s fortunes. If you’re a Toronto Blue Jays fan, this year has been particularly fruitful in that regard as the club has been connected to every major free […]

Frazier’s work led to better OF defense in ’20

Clint Frazier vowed that he would permit his on-field performance to speak for itself this past season. The Yankees outfielder believed that mindset produced success, especially with his selection as a finalist for the American League Gold Glove Award in right field. Frazier didn’t win the award, which was issued to the Rangers’ Joey Gallo […]

Time for Yankees to move on from Gary Sanchez

If Gary Sanchez gets dumped by the Yankees and rediscovers his 2016-17 mojo elsewhere next season, the team that discovered and developed him must conduct an internal audit to discover why and how this prodigious talent lost his way in The Bronx. But if the Yankees keep their human click bait behind the plate and […]

Rays quickly turn attention to ‘uncertainty’ of 2021

The Rays are going to look different next season. They always do. It’s pretty much in their DNA to spend their offseason days looking for ways to tweak the roster, adding talent and managing payroll by making trades and signings, often under the radar, that result in an annual churn. But how much differently? Click […]

How Clint Frazier became a Gold Glove candidate

A lot of wild things happened during a 60-game season, but Clint Frazier’s stunning development from defensive liability into a Gold Glove nominee in right field ranks among the most unexpected. It’s not that Frazier wasn’t capable of the turnaround, but more so how quickly he pulled it off, and how much it has saved […]

To heck with the awards, Rays’ Kevin Kiermaier is good as gold

ARLINGTON, Texas — Some baseball numbers are unimpeachable. You can argue context, you can argue era, but you cannot argue the significance of a .406 batting average. Or a 56-game hitting streak. Or 4,256 hits. More than any sport, baseball is built upon numbers. In recent years, the numbers have grown more sophisticated and the […]

Aaron Boone still believes in Gleyber Torres’ ability to handle shortstop

It was a routine ground ball to shortstop in the eighth inning Tuesday night, until Gleyber Torres couldn’t handle it. Adam Duvall reached base after Torres bobbled it and collected his fourth error in 17 games.  That error led to Duvall scoring, cutting into the Yankees’s lead and forcing them to go to the back-end […]

These are the best gloves in the AL East

Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier might not be the most consistent hitter, but when you talk about his glove — oh my goodness — it’s second to none. He already has won three American League Gold Glove Awards during his six full seasons in the big leagues. The most recent came last year, when Kiermaier […]

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