• MLB rumors: Justin Verlander wants three years, Astros don’t; Dodgers may shift infield to fit star shortstop
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    MLB rumors: Justin Verlander wants three years, Astros don’t; Dodgers may shift infield to fit star shortstop

    We’re now into December, and the Winter Meetings are just around the bend. In terms of free agents and trade candidates, all the major names remain on the board, but that could change in the coming days. Given that assumed momentum, it’s time to check in on the daily supply of MLB rumors. Let’s do that now.  Astros’ reluctance may open up Verlander market It figures that the incumbent Houston Astros would have the edge when it comes to signing free agent ace and reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, but Jon Heyman writes that the Astros’ reluctance to offer the 39-year-old a third guaranteed year may be allowing…

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    Grades for every MLB team’s pre-lockout moves: Mets, Rangers top of the class; silent Yankees get ‘F’

    USATSI Last week, Major League Baseball’s 30 team owners voted unanimously to lock out the players. The MLB offseason has, as a result, come to a pause. Teams are not permitted to sign free agents, or to trade players who are part of the union during the work stoppage. (Minor-league players can still be traded.) It could be some time, then, until the fates of Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman, and the other top remaining free agents are revealed — to say nothing of the players, like Matt Olson and Sonny Gray, who could be traded before spring training. While we wait for the return of the hot stove, we figured…

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    What is a sports equinox? Explaining the history of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games being played on the same day

    USATSI Every so often we get hit with a sports day that leaves us with difficult choices and an overwhelming number of games to keep up with. I’m talking about the sports equinox, a day in which all four major men’s sports leagues are in action. Lucky of all of us, that is taking place today, Thursday, Oct. 21 Tonight, the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA all have games taking place. There will be no shortage of action to tune into. As a bonus, we also have PGA Tour action, four college football games and a women’s soccer game tonight. What a time to be alive. The sports equinox is…

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    Fox Sports Will Air Documentary On MLB MVP Race Featuring Ohtani, Vlad Jr., Tatis Jr., Harper And More

    Fernando Tatis Jr. #23 of the San Diego Padres is but one of several players featured as part of a … [+] documentary produced by FOX Sports and MLB on the 2021 MVP race (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Getty Images In one of the tightest MVP races in recent memory, FOX Sports Films, in association with Major League Baseball have partnered to produce an original documentary special entitled, “The Race: Quest For Baseball’s MVP Title.” The special will air on Sunday, Oct. 10 at midnight ET after the conclusion of Game 3 of the American League Division Series play between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox on FS1. The…

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    WATCH: Former MLB pitcher Mike Montgomery hits umpire with rosin bag during KBO game

    Kamil Krzaczynski / USA TODAY Sports Former Major League pitcher Mike Montgomery made waves in the Korean Baseball Organization on Friday, as he was ejected from a game before flying into a rage that saw him throw a rosin bag and hit an umpire. Montgomery, a member of the 2016 Chicago Cubs’ World Series-winning team, currently plays for the KBO’s Samsung Lions. Montgomery was ejected from Friday’s game after a warning about the KBO’s 12-second pitch rule. Once thrown out, he proceeded to go berserk as he was guided back towards the dugout. Montgomery charged towards the umpire before being restrained by teammates, and then threw a rosin bag at…

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    MLB Field of Dreams Game: Yankees-White Sox TV channel, live stream, start time, odds, five things to know

    Major League Baseball will hold the much-ballyhooed “Field of Dreams Game” in Dyersville, Iowa between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. The game is a living tribute to the iconic 1989 film “Field of Dreams” that starred Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan, and Ray Liotta that was in part an exploration of baseball nostalgia.  While opinions vary on how effective the movie is, there’s no disputing that it’s one of the most discussed and recognizable baseball films ever made (it was also an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture). In that sense, an aggressive tie-in such as this one isn’t all that surprising. The…

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