NEW ROTOWORLD BETA SITE

Latest Headlines

Jhoulys Chacin is lined up to start Game 3 of the NLCS against the Dodgers.

Gio Gonzalez will start Game 1 and Wade Miley will start Game 2. Chacin was excellent in both the NL Central tiebreaker against the Cubs and in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Rockies, but there are no easy decisions for the Brewers, who figure to rely heavily on their bullpen in this best-of-seven National League Championship Series versus Los Angeles.
Oct 11 - 3:47 PM

MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reports that free agent starter Matt Harvey has agreed to a contract with the Angels.

It'll be a one-year, $11 million deal with another $3 million available through performance-based incentives, per Fancred's Jon Heyman. Harvey drew interest from multiple teams this winter -- the Reds wanted him back, and the A's reportedly checked in -- but he'll head to Anaheim looking to further revitalize his career. The former All-Star posted a 4.94 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 131/37 K/BB ratio in 155 innings between New York and Cincinnati in 2018. He is a lock for the Angels' Opening Day rotation, assuming his health cooperates.
Dec 18 - 8:06 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo writes that the Giants had "the most impressive presence" among the teams at Troy Tulowitzki's open workout on Tuesday.

In fact, new Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Bruce Bochy were in attendance. Tulowitzki is from the Bay Area, so many have naturally speculated on the Athletics as a fit, but they reportedly aren't in the mix here. The Giants probably wouldn't be able to promise Tulo a starting job, so he might find a better fit elsewhere. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported on Monday that the Pirates are interested. Obviously it's hard to count on much from the 34-year-old at this point, but he's a fine gamble at the league minimum for most teams.
Dec 18 - 3:41 PM

Cubs signed INF Daniel Descalso to a two-year, $5 million contract.

According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Descalso will make $1.5 million in 2019 and $2.5 million in 2020, with a $3.5 million club option or $1M buyout for 2021. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes that the deal could max out at $8.25 million with incentives. Descalso didn't show much with the bat in the early part of his career, but he's made some real progress over the past three years. He's capable of playing all over the infield, so he should be a handy piece for Cubs manager Joe Maddon.
Dec 18 - 3:05 PM

Rangers signed RHP Lance Lynn to a three-year, $30 million contract.

The Rangers will hold a press conference on Tuesday afternoon to officially Lynn, who immediately jumps to the top of the depth chart in the team's rotation. Of course, that's a pretty low bar right now. Lynn didn't have a great 2018, but he finished strong and had a track record of success with the Cardinals. Still, he's not in the best situation for fantasy value with Texas.
Dec 18 - 1:41 PM

Nationals signed 1B Matt Adams to a one-year, $4 million contract with a mutual option for 2020.

The Nationals traded Adams to the Cardinals in August, but he's officially back in the fold in Washington. Per Jon Heyman of Fancred, Adams will make $3 million in 2019 while the club option in 2020 is worth $4 million and carries a $1 million buyout. Adams batted .239 with 21 homers and a .786 OPS in 121 games this past season and makes for valuable insurance behind Ryan Zimmerman at first base.
Dec 18 - 12:30 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Astros are "back in the mix" for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Frisaro writes that prospect outfielder Kyle Tucker "remains a target" in a potential trade, though it's unclear if the Astros are willing to part with him. It's possible they'd be more willing to do so after reportedly nearing a deal with Michael Brantley. The Dodgers, Padres, and Rays are also involved in talks for Realmuto, though there doesn't appear to be a frontrunner at this time.
Dec 18 - 10:19 AM

Mets signed C Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $19 million contract with a club option for 2021.

The club option is worth $10 million and carries a $1.5 million buyout. The contract breakdown includes a $2 million signing bonus, with a $6.25 million salary in 2019 and a $9.25 salary million in 2020. He could earn an additional $500,000 with incentives. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen pushed hard for J.T. Realmuto, but Ramos is a fine alternative. The 31-year-old batted .306/.358/.487 with 15 homers and 70 RBI over 111 games last season between the Rays and Phillies. Travis d'Arnaud is expected to serve as the primary backup in 2019 while Kevin Plawecki could be headed to the trade block.
Dec 18 - 10:03 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Astros are "closing in" on a two-year deal with Michael Brantley in the $32 million range.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports says the Astros plan to rotate Brantley between left field, first base and designated hitter. Brantley, 31, has never played first base before but it was reported earlier this month that he was willing to give the position a try in order to add to his versatility. The path to playing time is more difficult for top prospect Kyle Tucker (and also Tony Kemp) with the addition of Brantley, assuming the Astros are unable to trade Josh Reddick. It could free Houston up to include Tucker in a deal for J.T. Realmuto if that's the route they choose to take.
Dec 17 - 7:02 PM

Mets signed OF Rajai Davis to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Davis, 38, batted only .224/.278/.281 over 216 plate appearances for the Indians last season, although he did steal 21 bases. The veteran speedster can play all three outfield spots and will compete for a bench job in spring training.
Dec 17 - 5:13 PM

George A. King III reports that Manny Machado will meet with the Yankees in New York on Wednesday.

Machado is also slated to meet with the Phillies and White Sox this week and reportedly will visit with at least one other unidentified team, as well. The 26-year-old is set to strike it rich on the free agent market this winter after putting together a 297/.367/.538 batting line with 37 home runs and 107 RBI last season for the Orioles and Dodgers.
Dec 16 - 1:06 PM

A source tells MLB.com's Mark Bowman that the Braves "do not plan to have any further talks with the Marlins" regarding J.T. Realmuto.

Bowman hears the Braves haven't even had any discussions about the All-Star catcher in the past five days. The club was recently rumored to be one of a handful, along with the Reds, Mets, Rays, Dodgers and Padres, interested in the Miami backstop. With the Braves out, allegedly, it seems as though they're comfortable entering the season with Tyler Flowers and Brian McCann as their catcher tandem.
Dec 15 - 10:12 PM




Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Dose: Gordon Eyes Wk 16 Return

    Dose: Gordon Eyes Wk 16 Return
  •  
    NBA Waiver Picks

    NBA Waiver Picks
  •  
    Dose: Gurley, Gordon update

    Dose: Gurley, Gordon update
  •  
    Dose: Henry does it again

    Dose: Henry does it again
  •  
    Player News: Week 15

    Player News: Week 15
  •  
    Player on the Rise: Samuel

    Player on the Rise: Samuel
  •  
    Matchups: Mixon/Cooks/Samuels

    Matchups: Mixon/Cooks/Samuels
  •  
    Dose: Chargers Shock Chiefs

    Dose: Chargers Shock Chiefs