R.J. Anderson

CBS Sports Staff /

Buck Showalter fired: Five candidates for Mets manager, including Craig Counsell reuniting with David Stearns

The Mets announced Sunday that Showalter will not be returning for the final year on his contract

Tim Wakefield dies at 57: Red Sox mourn loss of former pitcher who 'embodied true goodness'

Wakefield spent 19 seasons in Major League Baseball with 17 coming in Boston

Mariners' Cal Raleigh calls out ownership after elimination: 'We've got to commit to winning'

Raleigh had some interesting comments after the Mariners' hopes were dashed by the big-spending Rangers

Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager for 2024 season, removes name from front-office consideration

Cora will return for a sixth season as Boston's skipper despite back-to-back last-place finishes

Rangers clinch first playoff berth since 2016, on brink of AL West title and first-round bye in MLB postseason

The Rangers are back in the postseason after spending big the last two winters

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth: Toronto becomes third team out of AL East to make 2023 MLB postseason

Toronto will be making a return trip to the playoffs for the first consecutive run since 2015-16

2023 MLB free agency: Ranking top 25 players, leading with Shohei Ohtani, Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Cody Bellinger

Free agency officially starts five days after the last game of the World Series

Giants GM Farhan Zaidi hedges on retaining manager Gabe Kapler: 'Look at how we can improve across the board'

Zaidi and Kapler both have contracts that expire after the 2024 season

R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and Baseball America, as well as on ESPN.com and Wired.com.

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