Mike Axisa

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Yoshinobu Yamamoto matches Ichiro Suzuki in Japanese record books as pitcher begins MLB free agency

Yamamoto won his third consecutive NPB MVP award this week

Plan B's: Meet the Oakland Ballers, the pro baseball team moving in with A's set for Las Vegas move

With the A's aiming to leave town, the Oakland Ballers (aka the B's) will join the independent Frontier League

Sonny Gray signs with Cardinals for three-year, $75 million deal in MLB free agency

The veteran right-hander is coming off two strong seasons with the Twins

Four moves Mets should make this offseason: Go big for Shohei Ohtani, make call on Pete Alonso's future

The Mets, thanks to Steve Cohen's money, are building toward both short- and long-term success

Mets close to hiring John Gibbons, former Blue Jays manager and 1986 champion, as bench coach, per report

Gibbons played eight games with 1986 World Series champion Mets

MLB rumors: Yoshinobu Yamamoto's agent says Japanese pitcher getting 'by far' most interest he's ever seen

More than 10 teams have checked in about Yamamoto since he was posted earlier this week

What fans of every Major League Baseball team have to be thankful for heading into 2024

From breakout players to fresh starts, we have reasons for fans of all 30 teams to give thanks

MLB rumors: Cardinals sign Kyle Gibson to $12M deal, White Sox add veteran shortstop

Here are the latest news and rumors from MLB's hot stove

Yankees hire Brad Ausmus for bench coach role after Carlos Mendoza leaves for Mets, per report

Ausmus is the second new hire on Aaron Boone's coaching staff this offseason

Mike Trout's Angels future is uncertain, here are three reasons why now is time to waive his no-trade clause

Trout would be one of the most interesting players on the trade block if he and the Angels are open to a move

Four moves Yankees should make in MLB offseason: Pursue Juan Soto trade, sign Yoshinobu Yamamoto

After an 82-80 season in 2023, the Yankees need some big moves to get back in title contention

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com, and YESNetwork.com. Mike is a native New Yorker.

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