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Morning Mound Visit: Buck O’Neil, Minnie Miñoso, and Gil Hodges finally receive Hall of Fame Induction

Jim Kaat, Tony Oliva, and Bud Fowler also received induction.

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Marlins have been pretty active pre-lockout

The Marlins stayed pretty busy before December 1st

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Morning Mound Visit: Major league portion of Rule 5 draft postponed

The Rule 5 draft has been "postponed indefinitely"

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Re-signing Raisel Iglesias proves the Angels are serious about contending

Los Angeles prioritized pitching this offseason, and while they haven’t gotten all of their targets, they made significant progress

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The Rangers aren’t there yet, but they’re on the way

After signing Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Jon Gray, and Kole Calhoun, the Rangers aren’t guaranteed a playoff spot, and that’s okay.

Morning Mound Visit: Scherzer, Seager et al. sign monster deals

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The Mets just landed the biggest of targets

Wander Franco’s extension and baseball’s service time issues

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Long time Cub Anthony Rizzo looking for next chapter in Free Agency

After 10 years in Chicago and a trade to the Bronx, Anthony Rizzo is a free agent for the first time in his career.

Marty’s musings: the stove is red-hot

With a potential labor stoppage looming, teams are scrambling to sign free agents this week.

Everybody is vying for upside on the mound at different levels

Andrew Heaney and José Quintana with similar deals for similar reasons

41-year-old Nelson Cruz continues to defy father time, looking for next contract

Nelson Cruz has managed to defy father time for this long, but how much will teams bet on him continuing that trend?

Starling Marte is, by far, the best center fielder available in free agency

Speedy, athletic, and with some power, the center fielder is coming off the best season of his career and will seek a nice multi-year contract this winter

NLCS MVP Eddie Rosario hopes to parlay big October into big payday

After being nontendered, signed, and then traded, October hero Eddie Rosario hopes to get his big payday on the open market at age 30

Morning Mound Visit: Wander Franco signs 12-year contract with Rays

The Cardinals won the Steven Matz sweepstakes and the White Sox got another top-dollar reliever in Kendall Graveman.

Someone save Jon Gray

This offseason, adopt don’t shop.

Jonathan Villar’s versatility can help a contender in need

The super-utility played on a cheap contract with the Mets in 2021, but proved his worth and may look for a multi-year deal

Morning Mound Visit: Giants re-sign Anthony DeSclafani

The Giants were also finalizing a reunion with Alex Wood.

Kenley Jansen is yet another generational great possibly leaving the Dodgers

Jansen spent the first 12 years of his career in LA.

Trevor Story should offer good production without a $300-million contract

The former Colorado Rockies’ shortstop is a nice player with a fine track record. Will he pay the Coors’ penalty in his next contract?

Morning Mound Visit: Shohei Ohtani wins AL MVP unanimously

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Coming off a career year Nick Castellanos is going to get paid

Reds’ slugger Nick Castellanos’ opt-out came at exactly the right time.

Morning Mound Visit: Justin Verlander re-signs with Astros

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Anthony DeSclafani does not advertise

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Clayton Kershaw’s Dodger career might actually be over

The greatest pitcher in Dodger history could be wearing a different uniform next season.

A controversial seven years into his career, Kris Bryant is finally a free agent.

After a rebound in 2021, Kris Bryant is one of the most versatile players available this winter, which should provide him with plenty of suitors.

Morning Mound Visit: Noah Syndergaard signs one-year deal with Angels

José Berríos also signed a seven-year extension with the Blue Jays.

Raisel Iglesias’ impressive strikeout ability will get him a nice payday

The best bullpen arm available in the 2021-22 free agent class, Iglesias is primed to get a considerable payday from a contender

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