MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

MLB spring training: 10 crucial position battles for contending teams, including Yankees, Mets and Dodgers

The 2021 Major League Baseball regular season is a little more than one month away. Teams around the league will use these next five weeks to evaluate their players and eventually finalize their roster. Spring training games don’t count, but they do matter. For many players, spring training is their best opportunity to win a […]

Five bold MLB hot stove predictions for February: Trevor Bauer picks his team, Dodgers swing trade and more

Samson: Trevor Bauer’s Twitter antics are becoming a distraction for him and the Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer star is known for partly his online presence. Bauer got into it on Twitter with New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard over the weekend as the two trolled each other, posted screenshots of comments and traded some social media barbs. David Samson broke down the impact these online situations can have […]

Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw has no plans to retire after 2021: 'I have a few years left in the tank'

Dodgers star Clayton Kershaw has no plans to retire after 2021: ‘I have a few years left in the tank’

Getty Images Decorated lefty Clayton Kershaw is the greatest pitcher in Dodgers franchise history and a future Hall of Famer, and he’s also still performing at an exceptionally high level. Kershaw is also entering his walk year in 2021, and the Dodgers lifer has already indicated that he’s not sure whether he wants a new […]

MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Dodgers, Mets, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

MLB offseason grades: Yankees lack urgency; Dodgers, Mets, Padres get high marks; Cubs, Red Sox underwhelm

CBS Sports We are a little over a month away from Opening Day 2021. This offseason, we’ve seen nearly all of our top 60 free agents sign deals and there were even a few major trades that went down. So while we continue to wait for meaningful baseball games to return, let’s take a look […]

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers enter 2021 spring training as baseball's best team; can they repeat?

MLB Power Rankings: Dodgers enter 2021 spring training as baseball’s best team; can they repeat?

For several years after taking over the reins of the CBS Sports MLB Power Rankings, the first entry of the season came with an easy introduction. I did not think the champion from the previous season was going to repeat, so I explained that while, yes, ending the previous season as champion meant said champion […]

MLB rumors: Yankees in 'serious' talks with lefty reliever; Dodgers make minor trades with A's and Marlins

MLB rumors: Yankees in ‘serious’ talks with lefty reliever; Dodgers make minor trades with A’s and Marlins

Getty Images Spring training is a few days away and only 15 of our top 60 free agents remain unsigned, including only one of the top 25. Here is our look at Jackie Bradley Jr.’s market and here are the latest hot stove rumblings. Yankees in talks with Wilson The Yankees are in “serious” talks […]

MLB free-agent tracker: Hot stove signings, top-60 ranking as Justin Turner rejoins Dodgers

MLB free-agent tracker: Hot stove signings, top-60 ranking as Justin Turner rejoins Dodgers

USATSI Spring training starts this week, and Major League Baseball’s hot stove has finally heated up in recent weeks. Several of the top free agents have signed new deals, most recently Trevor Bauer, Marcell Ozuna and Justin Turner. But valuable players like Jackie Bradley and Jake Odorizzi are still on the market. For the sake of […]

Justin Turner returning to Dodgers, reportedly on a two-year $34 million deal

Justin Turner returning to Dodgers, reportedly on a two-year $34 million deal

Free agent third baseman Justin Turner has announced that he will be returning to the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Turner shared the news in a tweet Saturday night. According to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the deal is for two-years and worth $34 million. There is a club option for a third season, and […]

MLB rumors: Mets not closing door on Kris Bryant trade; Clayton Kershaw unsure about future with Dodgers

MLB rumors: Mets not closing door on Kris Bryant trade; Clayton Kershaw unsure about future with Dodgers

We are fast approaching the start of spring training, and almost all of the big-name free agents are spoken for. That said, it’s still the offseason, and that means rumors can be found. We have found them and rounded them up for Thursday. Here they are, those rumors that we spoke of just now…  Kershaw […]

Fantasy Baseball Reaction: Trevor Bauer deal good for the Dodgers, but bad for Dodgers pitchers

Fantasy Baseball Reaction: Trevor Bauer deal good for the Dodgers, but bad for Dodgers pitchers

If the Dodgers weren’t already favored to repeat as World Series champions, they certainly are now. Adding Trevor Bauer to a rotation that already includes Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler gives them three Cy Young contenders to go along with MVP contenders Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager. That’s ballgame right there. OK, enough […]