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Yasmani Grandal Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Padres C

The San Diego Padres are certainly in possession of some intriguing trade bait, but nobody figures to garner more interest this offseason than catcher Yasmani Grandal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com, the 26-year-old native...Show More Summary

Chris Davis Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Orioles Star

Chris Davis is coming off a down season for the Baltimore Orioles that seen his numbers drop off drastically after a career year in 2013. Now it appears at least one team may be looking into what it would cost to acquire the veteranShow More Summary

Other Perks That Come Next for MLB Stars After Signing Big-Money Contracts

Some people wonder what perks come with signing a BIG big league contract. I mean, one of the huge contracts. A funny-money contract that gets compared to the gross national product of nations and makes for selfies with bar receiptsShow More Summary

What Can MLB Do to Solve Its Expanding Strike Zone Problem?

You've probably noticed how nobody in Major League Baseball can hit anymore. And out of the many reasons for that, the most overlooked is how the strike zone has really let itself go in the last few years. That's the big takeaway from an October article by Jon Roegele at Hardball Times. Show More Summary

Mets' Best Free-Agency Backup Plans If They Miss on Top Targets

The New York Mets have already made some big moves in free agency this offseason, headlined by the signing of veteran outfielder Michael Cuddyer. However, the Mets might not be done this offseason. There are still a few more particular...Show More Summary

Updated Odds for Seattle Mariners to Sign Top 5 Remaining Free-Agent Targets

The Seattle Mariners' list of free-agent targets is quickly shrinking. Victor Martinez and Billy Butler, two players that Seattle was clearly interested in, signed in the early weeks of free agency. Hanley Ramirez also agreed to a deal...Show More Summary

Which Seattle Mariners Power Target Makes the Most Sense for Them?

The Seattle Mariners haven't found a right-handed power hitter yet. But bless their heart, they sure are trying. With righty power in short supply, the Mariners don't have a laundry list of options. But thanks to Jon Morosi of FoxSports.com,...Show More Summary

Is John Smoltz Worthy of Being First-Ballot 2015 Hall of Famer?

The chance for debate in Major League Baseball never ends. The individual awards were just handed out, and as if on cue, here comes the announcement for the 2015 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot ready to provide the next topic sure to spark...Show More Summary

Hanley Ramirez to Red Sox: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Three-time All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez won't be staying in L.A. for the long haul, as he's opted to flee in free agency to the Boston Red Sox. The team confirmed the deal on Tuesday: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports outlined the details...Show More Summary

Detroit Tigers Defense Should Be Much Improved in 2015

In the past, the Detroit Tigers have been ceaselessly ridiculed and lambasted for having awful defense and relief pitching. Despite this, the Tigers are quietly putting together a strong defensive unit. Most of the criticism was based on the fact that Detroit played Miguel Cabrera at third and Prince Fielder at first. Show More Summary

Yoenis Cespedes Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Red Sox Star

With Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez reportedly set to sign with the Boston Red Sox, per ESPN.com, the team addressed its hitting woes from a year ago. But with plenty of options in the outfield and needing other pieces elsewhere, namely starting pitching, the team is reportedly shopping Yoenis Cespedes. Show More Summary

Mapping Out Cubs' New Plan After Whiffing on Key Target Russell Martin

Though the Chicago Cubs failed to sign free-agent catcher Russell Martin last week, it doesn ’t mean the team won’t have other intriguing options moving forward. With plenty of money to spend on the open market this offseason and anShow More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest News, Rumors and Speculation

The signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez by the Boston Red Sox have rightfully dominated the discourse around MLB for the past two days. For as incredible as the saga detailed by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is, however, there’s been...Show More Summary

Max Scherzer Is True Ace Yankees Should Scrap 'Low Key' Offseason Plan For

A chill in the air, "Deck the Halls" blaring in every department store and the New York Yankees throwing gobs of cash at a top-tier free agent —those are the signs that tell us winter is on its way. This year, though, the Yankees are threatening to break with tradition. On Nov. Show More Summary

MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors, Predictions for Key Stars

Key players have already signed new contracts this winter, setting the standard for how the rest of the offseason is going to unfold. MLB free agency, much like any other sport's free agency, is driven heavily by the depth of the market. Show More Summary

Which Superstar Will Be MLB's Next $300 Million Man?

In the wake of Giancarlo Stanton becoming Major League Baseball's first $300 million man, a question comes to mind: Who's next? There's no doubt baseball will get a second $300 million man, and little doubt that the second will come sooner rather than later. Show More Summary

Predicting Next Big Dominoes to Fall After Wild Offseason Week in MLB

The market for free-agent hitters thinned out quickly Monday, as the Boston Red Sox reportedly agreed to sign Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, though the latter deal hasn’t been confirmed. However, with arguably the two best remaining...Show More Summary

3 Potential Offseason Moves the Dodgers Missed Out On

The Los Angeles Dodgers' front office has begun wheeling and dealing this offseason, recently acquiring low-cost pitching help over the past two weeks. New President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman went the familiar route with...Show More Summary

Alexei Ramirez Is a Perfect Fit for Dodgers' Shortstop Need at the Right Price

The second the Los Angeles Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman as their president of baseball operations and jettisoned former general manager Ned Colletti into a role untied to player personnel, the team was without a shortstop for 2015. The...Show More Summary

Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Deals Tip of Iceberg for Latest Red Sox Reload

The Boston Red Sox had a busy day on Monday, working out deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval, arguably the top two hitters in free agency. The rest of the offseason could be just as busy, especially given that this club...Show More Summary

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