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Fred Wilpon is on his way out as Mets owner

On Wednesday afternoon, Bloomberg reported that Fred Wilpon, owner of the New York Mets since August of 2002, will be moving to a minority ownership stake, selling up to an 80 percent share in the organization to billionaire Steve Cohen (a current minority owner). Although the process w...

The Rays trade Tommy Pham to Padres for Hunter Renfroe, Xavier Edwards

In some ways, no reaction sums up the Rays’ decision to send Tommy Pham (and one still-unknown prospect) to the Padres for Hunter Renfroe and Xavier Edwards better than this one, unprompted reaction by Blake Snell: To be perfectly fair to Edwards, he isn’t exactly “slapdick.” Edwards is ...

Sabermetrics news: The Brewers trade for Omar Narváez

FanGraphs | Jake Mailhot: The Brewers failed to bring back Yasmani Grandal, but they got a semi-decent replacement on the non-tender market with Omar Narváez%2C acquired for Adam Hill and a competitive balance pick. While certainly seeming to round into offensive form, defense will be a worry,...

On Jonah Keri, and how the domestic violence epidemic is rotting baseball

This year, I’ve written at some length about the innumerable problems with Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, and proposed a solution. At the same time, however, it’s becoming increasingly impossible to ignore just how deeply the cancer of domestic abuse and intimate partner v...

Cole Hamels signs a one-year deal with the Braves

The Braves remained busy this offseason by signing Cole Hamels to a one-year, $18 million contract. Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report the news, and according to Bob Nightengale, the Phillies, White Sox, Giants, and Rangers were all among the teams trying to woo the veteran le...

Sabermetrics news: Can the Phillies turn Zack Wheeler into an ace?

FanGraphs | Tony Wolfe: The Braves added to their rotation by signing Cole Hamels to a one-year deal, a smart move considering Hamels has never had below 1.7 fWAR in a full season, and ZiPS projections point him being worth closer to 3. The Ringer | Michael Baumann: There are still a lot...

Kyle Gibson signs with the Rangers

We are all waiting for the major free agents to sign, but in the meantime, there has been a flurry of activity lately concerning lesser deals. Among them is Kyle Gibson signing with the Rangers on a three-year, $30 million deal. He joins a Texas rotation that had two surprisingly good pitch...

The Phillies sign Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract

In the past, signing free agent starting pitchers was about who you were necessarily, and not necessarily who you will or even could be. Signing David Price isn’t about turning him into a stud, it’s merely hoping he’ll be a stud for a bit longer. Signing Nathan Eovaldi for $68 million, on ...

If you had a team full of non-tendered players...

The baseball offseason is full of dates and deadlines. Some are more eventful than others, and the December 2nd non-tender deadline— the date by which teams must offer contracts to arbitration and pre-arbitration players— used to be kind of bland... until this year. There were 40 players eligibl...

Sabermetrics news: Jurickson Profar joins the Padres

FanGraphs | Eric Longenhagen: Jurickson Profar is now expected to be the starting second baseman for the San Diego Padres, an interesting development in an offseason marred by non-tender candidates moving on. At only 26, there’s still a shot for him at the big league level, and he at least...

Jesús Aguilar’s break out was followed by a break down

A year ago, Jesús Aguilar looked like a long-term solution for the Brewers at first base. Now, the Tampa Bay Rays didn’t deem him worthy of a roster spot. Aguilar, who the Rays acquired from Milwaukee at the deadline for right-handed pitcher Jake Faria, was designated for assignment the day bef...

All-Thanksgiving 25-man roster

At Beyond the Box Score, we’re incredibly thankful to our readers for their support over the years. We’d like to think we are an important contributor to the sabermetric baseball discourse. We’re proud of the thoughtful, analytical, intelligent content you’ve come to expect... ...but this is n...
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