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Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw says Astros players haven’t shown ‘a whole lot of remorse’ for cheating scheme

Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw says Astros players haven't shown 'a whole lot of remorse' for cheating schemeKershaw was victimized with a poor Game 5 start on the road vs. the Astros in the 2017 World Series Two weeks have passed since Major League Baseball released its findings on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. The Astros have not yet issued a meaningful apology, at least not according to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the team the Astros defeated in the 2017 World Series. Over the weekend, manager Dave Roberts and executive Andrew Friedman each acknowledged they hadn't talked to anyone from the Astros organization. Friedman went so far as to say that he did not think the Astros had expressed sufficient remorse. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw seems to be in agreement with his boss. Kershaw discussed the matter on Monday while taking part in teammate Justin Turner's golf event. "It is a little bit interesting that the Astros players haven't said..

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Reds agree to terms with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on four-year contract

Reds agree to terms with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on four-year contractThe Reds remain among the most active teams this offseason The Reds have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on a four-year contract, the team announced Monday afternoon. Castellanos' deal is worth $64 million and includes an opt-out after 2020. Castellanos, who turns 28 in early March, is coming off a 2019 season in which he batted .289/.337/.525 for the Tigers and Cubs with 27 home runs and 58 doubles in 151 games. For his career, Castellanos owns an OPS+ of 113 across parts of seven major league seasons. Since 2016, Castellanos has an OPS+ of 120. Castellanos entered the offseason ranked No. 15 on our list of the top 50 free agents. While Castellanos is a defensive liability, he's long been a productive hitter with power from the right side. Spending all those seasons in Detroit's Comerica Park probably wasn't kind to his numbers, but the Reds' Great..

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Diamondbacks acquire Starling Marte from Pirates in three-player trade

Diamondbacks acquire Starling Marte from Pirates in three-player tradeMarte had been the longest tenured and best compensated member of the Pirates After months of rumors and discussions, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to trade Starling Marte to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the teams announced Monday. In return, the Pirates will get two prospects: right-hander Brennan Malone and shortstop Liover Peguero. Marte, 31, had been the longest tenured player on the Pirates roster. He debuted in 2012 and has since proven to be a well-rounded talent. Over the last three seasons, he's averaged 17 home runs and 26 stolen bases while hitting .284/.334/.458 (111 OPS+). Those numbers are skewed by a suspension-shortened 2017, as he was a below-average hitter that season for the first (and thus far only) time in his career. Although Marte has exclusively played center field the past two years, rival evaluators believe he's a better fit in left field. He won a pair of Gold Glove Awards in ..

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MLB rumors: Padres still pushing for Mookie Betts trade with Red Sox; Reds shopping Nick Senzel

MLB rumors: Padres still pushing for Mookie Betts trade with Red Sox; Reds shopping Nick SenzelHere's what's buzzing around MLB for Monday We're winding our way toward February, and that of course is the month during which pitchers and catchers report. Fittingly, almost all the name free agents have been spoken for -- Yasiel Puig is the biggest fish left in that particular stocked pond -- which means our focus is gradually shifting toward the 2020 season and how it will unfold. All that said, we've still got rumors, trade rumors in particular, to sustain us through the rest of the winter. Speaking of which, let's jump into Monday's crop. Money could be issue in Betts tradeThe Red Sox are -- in defiance of common sense and a basic obligation to winning baseball -- willing to listen to trade offers for Mookie Betts, who at age 27 is already one of the top players in franchise history. The Padres and Dodgers are known to be interested, and talks with the P..

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Josh Donaldson scouting report: Three reasons Twins should be happy with their new third baseman

Josh Donaldson scouting report: Three reasons Twins should be happy with their new third basemanDonaldson's power and defense make him an impact-level player Last week, the Minnesota Twins announced they agreed to terms with free agent Josh Donaldson. The third baseman is getting a four-year deal worth $92 million guaranteed. Donaldson's pact qualifies as the largest free-agent signing in franchise history, and as the big splash the reigning American League Central champions had attempted to make at other points this winter. To help pass the time until Opening Day (and hopefully sate appetites), we intend to spend the rest of the winter profiling the offseason's biggest additions and figuring out what makes them so effective. Today, that means surveying the three reasons Donaldson should be a welcomed add. 1. PowerJust what the Twins needed, right? Last year, they broke the single-season homer record. Now, they've added Donaldson, who has homered 30-plus times in ..

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Reds agree to terms with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on four-year contract, per reports

Reds agree to terms with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on four-year contract, per reportsThe Reds remain among the most active teams this offseason The Reds have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on a four-year contract, according to multiple reports. According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, Castellanos' deal is worth $64 million and includes an opt-out after 2020. Castellanos, who turns 28 in early March, is coming off a 2019 season in which he batted .289/.337/.525 for the Tigers and Cubs with 27 home runs and 58 doubles in 151 games. For his career, Castellanos owns an OPS+ of 113 across parts of seven major league seasons. Since 2016, Castellanos has an OPS+ of 120. Castellanos entered the offseason ranked No. 15 on our list of the top 50 free agents. While Castellanos is a defensive liability, he's long been a productive hitter with power from the right side. Spending all those seasons in Detroit's Comerica Park probably wasn't ..

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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Champion JUCO baseball coach John Altobelli among victims in deadly accident

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: Champion JUCO baseball coach John Altobelli among victims in deadly accidentAltobelli was entering his 24th season as Orange Coast College's head coach On Sunday, NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in Southern California. Here is more on Bryant's death. John Altobelli, the head baseball coach at junior college powerhouse Orange Coast College, was also among those killed in the crash. OCC athletic director Jason Kehler confirmed the news Sunday afternoon. "John meant so much to not only Orange Coast College, but to baseball," Kehler said in a statement. "He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none -- he treated them like family. Our deepest condolences go out to the Altobelli family during this time of tragedy." Altobelli's wife Keri and daughter Alyssa were al..

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MLB rumors: Dodgers, Padres still after Mookie Betts; Reds now front-runners for Nicholas Castellanos

MLB rumors: Dodgers, Padres still after Mookie Betts; Reds now front-runners for Nicholas CastellanosHere are the day's hot stove goings-on The MLB offseason of 2019-20 is nearing its end as we're just a little over two weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Five of our top 50 free agents remain unsigned, so there's still some hot stove work that has to be done between now and then, but at least real live baseball is fast approaching. Here are Sunday's hot stove rumors. Red Sox continue to discuss Betts tradeThe Red Sox are continuing to discuss trade scenarios for star outfielder Mookie Betts, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. Speier reports that Boston is in discussions with the Dodgers and Padres. Betts has been at the center of trade rumors for nearly the entire offseason, and Boston's willingness to depart with Betts "appears serious," according to Speier. Here's more: The tea..

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MLB rumors: Mets sign Eduardo Nunez, Diamondbacks interested in Brian Dozier

MLB rumors: Mets sign Eduardo Nunez, Diamondbacks interested in Brian DozierHere's the latest from the MLB hot stove We're in a completely slow period of the year when it comes to Major League Baseball news, but there are still generally a few tidbits of note per day, so let's get right to it and round up the latest on the MLB hot stove. Mets sign Nunez to MiLB dealThe Mets have agreed to sign infielder Eduardo Nunez to a minor-league contract, reports Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. He's tantamount to a lottery ticket, as the 32-year-old utility man had a woefully unproductive 2019 season. In 60 games for the Red Sox, Nunez hit .228/.243/.305 (42 OPS+), posting negative-1.5 WAR. In 2018, he was worth negative-1.1 WAR, so he has been brutal the last two seasons. Still, a minor-league deal carries little to no risk. The Mets have a full starting infield with Jed Lowrie available off the bench, so Nunez likely serves as insurance in case Lowrie is hurt all year again. ..

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Dodgers’ Andrew Friedman doesn’t believe Astros have been apologetic enough over sign-stealing scandal

Dodgers' Andrew Friedman doesn't believe Astros have been apologetic enough over sign-stealing scandalFriedman nor manager Dave Roberts have been contacted by the Astros Nearly two weeks have passed since Major League Baseball released its report on the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal. With few exceptions, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost to the Astros in the 2017 World Series, have remained mum on the subject. That changed on Saturday, as both manager Dave Roberts and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman addressed the situation during the Dodgers' annual FanFest event. Roberts was the first of the pair to remark on the Astros, saying, "It's frustrating to think of what might have happened," according to Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register. After acknowledging that some of the criticism received by Dodgers pitchers, including Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish, might have been unfair, Roberts concluded by saying that "frustrating is kin..

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