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Padres mailbag: Payroll thoughts, the closer situation, DH potential and more
Dennis Lin
Jan 31
The Padres have indicated there is more room for spending, but they haven't said how much.
Top 100 MLB prospects 2022: Keith Law’s rankings, with Orioles’ Adley Rutschman at No. 1
Keith Law
Jan 31
This year’s ranking of baseball's top 100 prospects, led by the Orioles' future star catcher, the Royals' Bobby Witt Jr. and two Tigers.
MLB’s minor-league housing policy has potential problems, advocacy group says
Evan Drellich
Jan 27
Players are skeptical that MLB will take player concerns about the policy seriously, or simply operate in good faith.
Drellich: Expanding salary arbitration would be an intense fight. It also might be avoided
Evan Drellich
Jan 26
Would a bonus pool for pre-arbitration players help the union achieve one of its main goals?
WhistlePigs and $2 beers: Minor league clubs ‘kicked out of baseball’ face uncertain future, liberation in exile
Andy McCullough
Jan 26
What becomes of a minor-league team when it gets evicted from the minor leagues? More than 40 teams recently found out.
Five things we learned from the 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame election, David Ortiz’s big day: Jayson Stark
Jayson Stark
Jan 26
What should we take away from this year’s Hall results? On Big Papi's triumph, the voting math on Bonds and Clemens, Rolen's rise and more.
Top 70 remaining MLB free agents: Jim Bowden’s cheat sheet for when baseball returns
Jim Bowden
Jan 25
Let's look into the hopefully not-so-distant future when the lockout ends. Resetting the big board with the top 70 remaining free agents.
MLB fan survey: Robo umps, pitch clock, sticky stuff and other rule changes you think MLB should adopt (or abolish)
Stephen J. Nesbitt
Jan 25
We’re back with Part II of our league-wide fan survey, this time focusing on the on-field game.
Heated MLB bargaining includes mention of canceling games — but progress, too
Evan Drellich
Jan 25
In Monday's bargaining session, MLB verbalized the possibility of missing games this season, people with knowledge of the talks said.
Stark: My 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot — how I voted and why
Jayson Stark
Jan 21
A look at the 10 players I voted for and five I didn’t, despite many weeks of studying and thinking about them.
Drellich: MLB owners are testing the players, won’t make major concessions without fight
Evan Drellich
Jan 20
In every proposal they've made, the owners have posed the same question: How badly do the players want change?
The Athletic’s 2022 San Diego Padres fan survey results: High marks for the Bob Melvin hire, cautious optimism overall
Dennis Lin
Jan 20
As one fan wrote, "They may not win but they are the most interesting team in the world."
MLB fan survey: Your thoughts on the state of baseball in 2022
Stephen J. Nesbitt
Jan 19
Here we’ll dive into Part I of the results. Part II, about the rules governing the on-field game, will follow next week.
‘This is the best job in baseball’: Why the assistant GM role has become so popular in MLB front offices
Brittany Ghiroli and Eno Sarris
Jan 18
Skyrocketing front-office salaries and the lure of relative anonymity and job security are a big part of the appeal.
Nationals, Yankees among teams to make a splash on first day of MLB’s new international signing period
Maria Torres
Jan 16
The Rockies and Orioles — two organizations not previously that active in the market — are among the teams that made significant signings.