Bill de Blasio is trying to kill Mets sale to Steve Cohen

New York Post

Bill de Blasio has privately told Major League Baseball that he will do everything he can to stop Steve Cohen from buying the Mets.

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Cardinals’ John Mozeliak regrets trading Randy Arozarena: ‘I will own that’

The Score

Regrets? Oh, St. Louis Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak has a pretty big one after this postseason.

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Dodgers’ Max Muncy takes shot at MLB commissioner Rob Manfred

Yahoo! Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers are World Series champions, and bragging rights now belong to them. As do trolling rights.

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Mookie Betts to David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz: I thought I’d be with Red Sox ‘for life’

The Score

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from winning their first World Series since 1988, and All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts has played a key role in his first year on the roster.

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Could the New York Yankees reunite with Austin Romine in 2021?

Empire Sports Media

After the 2019 season, the New York Yankees let backup catcher Austin Romine walk in free agency, and he signed a 1 year, $4.1 million deal with the Detroit Tigers. Since the deal was just one year long, it means he’s a free agent once again. Could the Yankees reunite with him in 2021?

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Dodgers intent on ending title drought in Game 6

Sportsnaut

There will be no backing down from the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with their best pitcher on the mound and a relentless offense in tow.

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David Samson: Clayton Kershaw is a big-game pitcher

CBS Sports

The Los Angeles Dodgers rebounded from a heartbreaking Game 4 loss with an impressive 4-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 5 on Sunday night. One of the biggest reasons for the Dodgers' success was the performance of starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

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Cardinals To Retain Coaching Staff For 2021

MLB Trade Rumors

After a playoff-bound season, the Cardinals are bringing back their entire coaching staff for 2021, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Assistant Willie McGee, who opted out of the 2020 campaign in the middle of August, plans to return.

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Dave Roberts on Mookie Betts Trade: ‘We Got a Steal’

NBC Sports Boston

 

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Should The Astros Give Michael Brantley A Qualifying Offer?

MLB Trade Rumors

The World Series will come to an end next week, meaning teams will soon have to decide whether to tag their impending free agents with the one-year, $18.9MM qualifying offer. If a team makes a player a QO which that player rejects, the team will be entitled to some form of draft compensation if the player departs in free agency.

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Orioles To Re-Sign Stevie Wilkerson

Yardbarker

The Orioles are re-signing utilityman Stevie Wilkerson to a minor league contract, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. He’ll receive an invitation to spring training.

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Rob Manfred says MLB playoff format will change: ’16 is too many’

The Score

The most unprecedented Major League Baseball season concluded with the first 16-team postseason in the sport's history, but don't get used to it.

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MLB execs wade into top player debate: Mike Trout ‘literally the best player ever’

The Score

With Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts leading his club to a World Series berth while Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout watches from home again, the MLB playoffs have reignited the debate around the best player in baseball.

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Nelson Cruz has funny response to fan who wants him to retire

Larry Brown Sports

Nelson Cruz continues to mash, and he may not be letting up any time soon.

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Liam Hendriks, Devin Williams named Relievers of Year

MLB.com

Athletics right-hander Liam Hendriks won the 2020 Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award presented by The Hartford, and Brewers rookie Devin Williams won the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, it was announced on Saturday.

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7 key storylines for World Series Game 3

MLB.com

This year was far too unpredictable and unprecedented for there to have been a sweep in the World Series. The Rays’ Game 2 victory on Wednesday assured, at the very least, more baseball, and for that, we are eternally grateful. But it also might have signaled that we’re going to have a World Series as riveting, unexpected and historic as the rest of this season has been.

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Didi Gregorius On Time With Phillies, Potential Yankees Reunion

MLB Trade Rumors

Didi Gregorius’ decision last winter to bet on himself with a one-year deal looks to have been a wise one, and he’ll now head back to free agency on the heels of a .284/.339/.488 slash with 10 home runs in a full 60 games with the Phillies. He’s already been linked to the Angels, and Gregorius himself said today in an appearance on WFAN’s Moose & Maggie Show that he’d have interest in returning to the Phillies (audio link).

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Angels have early interest in free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius

CBS Sports

The Dodgers and Rays continue the World Series with Game 3 Friday night. The other 28 MLB teams are already in offseason mode, and according to George King of the New York Post, the Los Angeles Angels have early interest in free agent-to-be shortstop Didi Gregorius. King notes their interest is "likely advance work" seeing how free agency has yet to begin.

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With the Yankees quest for a catcher, will they look to another Molina brother?

Empire Sports Media

It’s no secret that the New York Yankees are in a bit of a quandary as to who will be the 2021 starting catcher for the team. Although past years have been question marks with Gary Sanchez’s strikeouts, poor defense, and the ability to stay healthy this season, the biggest question will be if Sanchez will be the primary catcher for the Yankees going forward. Sanchez stayed healthy throughout the season in which he had his worst performance in his Yankee career. He hit only .147, and his defense was again deficient.

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Will Venable and Don Kelly reportedly interview for Red Sox manager job

Boston

Cubs third base coach Will Venable and Pirates bench coach Don Kelly reportedly both interviewed to become the next manager of the Red Sox.

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Yadi Molina after Gold Glove snub: They didn’t want me to tie Johnny Bench

The Score

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina didn't receive a Gold Glove nomination, and he's more than a little ticked off.

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Tony La Russa Viewed as ‘Top Candidate’ for White Sox Manager Job

Bleacher Report

The Chicago White Sox conducted an interview with Tony La Russa and view him as a "top candidate" to replace manager Rick Renteria, according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score. 

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Mark Shapiro: Toronto will have resources to add to roster in ‘meaningful way’

The Score

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't planning on standing pat this offseason.

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Mets’ Marcus Stroman takes shot at Yankees while also saying he’d pitch for them

Yahoo! Sports

Mets RHP Marcus Stroman took a shot at the Yankees on Wednesday while also saying he holds no grudges toward them and would be open to signing there as a free agent.

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Clayton Kershaw and the Ghost of a Great Thing

The Big Lead

Dejected and helpless, Clayton Kershaw cut what has become an eerily comforting and familiar postseason image. From a not-so-uncomfortable but all-too-familiar location: the bench.

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