MLB farm system rankings: Keith Law ranks all 30 teams on prospects, Dodgers stay No. 1

MLB farm system rankings: Keith Law ranks all 30 teams on prospects, Dodgers stay No. 1

As part of my prospect rankings, I rank all 30 major-league teams’ farm systems, with a brief explanation of why they’re in this order — although I think you’ll get an even clearer picture of each by reading the team reports that are rolling out next week. Bear in mind that these rankings only consider … Read more

Gammons, Stark and Rosenthal on the Hall of Fame results, and why Scott Rolen’s election mattered

Gammons, Stark and Rosenthal on the Hall of Fame results, and why Scott Rolen’s election mattered

Going into the final day of Hall of Fame voting, public balloting showed there was a real chance that the BBWAA would not elect a player for the second time in three years. Ultimately, Scott Rolen got in with 76.3 percent of the vote, while not electing Todd Helton (72.2 percent) and Billy Wagner (68.1 … Read more

Mets owner Steve Cohen betting big on NYC casino

Mets owner Steve Cohen betting big on NYC casino

He’s dropped a fortune trying to score government support to build a casino next to Citi Field, and now Mets owner Steve Cohen is banking on a nearby soccer stadium project to help him hit the jackpot. Insiders say the billionaire hedge funder and his team believe a $780 million mixed-used development project announced Wednesday … Read more

MLB investigating whether Mets, Yankees communicated improperly about Aaron Judge: Sources

MLB investigating whether Mets, Yankees communicated improperly about Aaron Judge: Sources

Major League Baseball is investigating whether comments attributed to Mets sources about the team’s reluctance to pursue free-agent outfielder Aaron Judge constitute a violation of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement. An article published on the Mets’ television network’s web site Nov. 3 said the Mets would not bid against the Yankees for Judge. Details in the … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing about MLB free agency with Justin Verlander, Anthony Rizzo and more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing about MLB free agency with Justin Verlander, Anthony Rizzo and more

What I’m hearing: • The market for free-agent starting pitchers is quite active, and the early asks from the three biggest names — Jacob deGrom, Justin Verlander and Carlos Rodón— are, to no one’s surprise, quite high. Rangers general manager Chris Young, who already traded for Jake Odorizzi and extended a qualifying offer to Martín … Read more

Aaron Judge free agency sweepstakes: Ranking the 5 teams most likely to sign him

Aaron Judge free agency sweepstakes: Ranking the 5 teams most likely to sign him

Thursday is the first day free agents can sign with teams, which means the winter of Aaron Judge is upon us. Several big-market teams plan to pursue Judge, but none of us know what he’s thinking. Judge and his agents have kept everything close to the vest, outside of Judge’s public comments that he’d like … Read more

Live updates, trades and rumors

Live updates, trades and rumors

No rest for the weary. MLB’s long season just ended on Saturday night with the Astros defeating the Phillies in the World Series, but the business of baseball is about to kick into high gear. The 2022 MLB GM meetings begin Tuesday in Las Vegas, with teams and free agents already able to talk. Players … Read more

Ranking the top 20 free-agent starting pitchers in a deep, question-filled class

Ranking the top 20 free-agent starting pitchers in a deep, question-filled class

If you’re looking for former Cy Young Award winners and future Hall of Famers, this is a fantastic, all-time crop of free-agent starting pitchers. If you’re looking for in-their-prime starting pitchers without any major injury risk attached on a long-term contract, this offseason class is a bit lacking. It’s a fascinating mix of past greatness … Read more

Phillies-Astros World Series the worst matchup for New Yorkers

Phillies-Astros World Series the worst matchup for New Yorkers

We can pretend like none of this bothers us even a little bit. We can act like we’re too sophisticated to be so sophomoric about being bitter. We can assert that we will not watch one inning of the World Series starting Friday night, so who cares who’s playing in it?  But who are we … Read more