Guerrero Jr. wins Tip O’Neill Award

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was named the winner of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Tip O’Neill Award on Tuesday.

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MLB issues lockout for first time since 1990

Major League Baseball locked out its players early Thursday morning, certifying the game's first work stoppage in more than a quarter-century after months of talks yielded little progress toward a new labor contract, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN.

- Jeff Passan
MLB issues lockout for first time since 1990

Giveback demands in MLB bargaining lead to work stoppages

When baseball players agreed a decade ago to restraints on signing bonuses for draft picks, then-union head Michael Weiner said: “If it doesn’t work, we can always try something else.”

Even if games go on, MLB lockout could alienate Gen Z

Even if baseball's first work stoppage in 26 years doesn't result in missed games, the league and its players are at risk of alienating their next wave of fans.

Busy November provided some clarity for Blue Jays, now team must wait

Several questions about the Toronto Blue Jays' off-season have been answered. The arrival of the Major League Baseball lockout early Thursday means it'll take some time before the rest of the team's 2022 picture comes into focus.

Advocates for Minor Leaguers forms steering committee to give players a voice, push for better conditions

While the owners and Major League Baseball players intend to collectively bargain for the terms of their next agreement, one group will not be at the table during those discussions: minor leaguers.

Joon Lee

Gausman returns to AL East with refined approach, dominant splitter

Based on his pedigree, age, career-long track record of health and recent track record of performance, new Blue Jays signing Kevin Gausman is an excellent bet to continue providing a top-of-the-rotation presence and the numbers to go along with it, Scott Mitchell writes.

Gausman returns to AL East with refined approach, dominant splitter
- Scott Mitchell
Gausman returns to AL East with refined approach, dominant splitter

Jays bet big on Gausman, but next steps will define off-season

As Scott Mitchell writes, the Jays' five-year, $110-million deal with Kevin Gausman is a big bet, but arguably safer than betting on Robbie Ray at a similar price. And how they replace Marcus Semien’s production will define the off-season.

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Scott Mitchell

Rangers finalize mega-deals with SS Seager, 2B Semien

Corey Seager and Marcus Semien were well aware of the 102 losses last year and five consecutive losing seasons for the Texas Rangers.

Key proposals in Major League Baseball labor negotiations

Some of the key areas in collective bargaining between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association heading into the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement at 11:59 p.m. EST Wednesday

Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, three-year deal

The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal Wednesday, a contract that shattered baseball's record for highest average salary and forms a historically impressive 1-2 atop New York's rotation with Jacob deGrom.

Report: MLB, players union no closer to deal with CBA set to expire

A day of negotiating brought Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association no closer to a new collective bargaining agreement, according to sources familiar with the talks.

Jesse Rogers

Report: Tigers closing in on seven-year deal with SS Baez

The Detroit Tigers are closing in on a 7-year, $140 million deal with an opt-out clause with free-agent shortstop Javier Baez, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. The deal also includes an opt-out, the source told Olney.

Ray signs five-year, $115M deal with Mariners

AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and the Seattle Mariners finalized their $115 million, five-year contract Tuesday night.

Astros sign RHP Neris to two-year, $17M deal

The Houston Astros signed right-hander Héctor Neris to a $17 million, two-year contract Tuesday with an option for 2024, bringing an experienced closer to the American League champions.

Report: Rangers, Seager agree to $325 million deal

Infielder Corey Seager is in agreement on a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Texas Rangers, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Report: Gausman agrees to five-year deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with right-hander Kevin Gausman on a five-year, $110 million contract, pending a physical, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press late Sunday.

Report: All-Star IF Semien to sign seven-year deal with Rangers

American League MVP finalist Marcus Semien has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Texas Rangers, according to multiple media reports.

Key people and background in MLB labor negotiations

A five-year contract between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1.

Blue Jays agree to terms with reliever Garcia

Blue Jays agree to terms with reliever Garcia

The Toronto Blue Jays are boosting their bullpen. Toronto has agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Yimi Garcia on a two-year, $11 million deal, TSN's Scott Mitchell confirmed on Saturday. The deal includes a club option.

Do the Mets have a right to be upset with Matz for signing with Cardinals?

Bryan Hayes and Jeff O’Neill discuss Mets owner Steve Cohen’s comments on Steven Matz signing with the Cardinals and what the Jays do next without Matz coming back.

Reports: Cardinals, Matz agree to four-year contract

According to multiple reports, the St. Louis Cardinals and left-handed starter Steven Matz are in agreement on a four-year, $44 million contract.

Report: Rays, Franco agree to 12-year extension

Report: Rays, Franco agree to 12-year extension

The Tampa Bay Rays have locked up one of baseball's most exciting young talents for the foreseeable future. ESPN's Jeff Passan reports the team has agreed to a 12-year extension worth a maximum of $223 million with infielder Wander Franco.

Red Sox exercise club option on manager Cora for 2023-24 seasons

The Boston Red Sox have exercised Alex Cora's club option through the 2023 and 2024 seasons, the team announced Monday.

'Beast' Moreno proving he's nearly big-league ready with AFL showing

Gabriel Moreno's ascent has continued as his stint in the Arizona Fall League has proven that the Toronto Blue Jays catching prospect is nearly big-league ready. Scott Mitchell has more.

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Scott Mitchell

TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips

Blue Jays should be motivated by bitter ending

The Toronto Blue Jays needed some help to extend their season on Sunday but didn’t get it. They took care of business by bludgeoning the lowly Baltimore Orioles 12-4 but needed either the Washington Nationals to beat the Boston Red Sox or the Tampa Bay Rays to beat the New York Yankees.

Steve Phillips
- Steve Phillips
Blue Jays should be motivated by bitter ending

Jays’ postseason push coming down to the wire

They are around the turn and headed home. The Red Sox, Yankees and Blue Jays all have nine regular-season games left to play. Three teams battling for two wild-card spots. TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips looks at what's to come in the final days of the season.

Steve Phillips
- Steve Phillips
Jays’ postseason push coming down to the wire

TSN Blue Jays Reporter Scott Mitchell

Blue Jays notebook: Staying in touch with Semien and Ray, assessing infield options

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins is playing multiple hands at a time but the general sense this week at the GM meetings in California is that the top end of the free-agent market won’t budge much until the CBA is figured out. As Scott Mitchell writes, the tricky part for the Jays is they can’t act on another move that would rule out stars Marcus Semien or Robbie Ray before they figure out if bringing them back is realistic.

Scott  Mitchell
- Scott Mitchell
Blue Jays notebook: Staying in touch with Semien and Ray, assessing infield options

Three Jays storylines to monitor during MLB GM meetings week

With the Major League Baseball off-season officially underway, the Blue Jays are in win-now mode and will be one of the busiest clubs when it comes to conversations about every name under the sun. But the uncertainty surrounding the CBA expiring on December 1 is sure to make for some anxious moments for everyone. Scott Mitchell has more from California.

Scott  Mitchell
- Scott Mitchell
Three Jays storylines to monitor during MLB GM meetings week

MLB Features

TSN's top 50 MLB free agents

TSN Baseball Insider Steve Phillips and Blue Jays Reporter Scott Mitchell rank, analyze and examine potential landing spots for MLB’s top 50 free agents available this off-season.

TSN's top 50 MLB free agents

MLB Trade Tracker

Follow all of the off-season trades from around the baseball world right here with TSN.ca's MLB Trade Tracker.

MLB Trade Tracker

Flirting with Disaster

In MLB, pitching velocities are higher than ever and incidents involving players getting hit by those pitches are increasing. Steve Phillips explains that the league is flirting with disaster by not doing a better job to try to quell these incidents.

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