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Jim Johnson Re-Signs with Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Atlanta Braves announced Monday they have agreed to a one-year contract to bring back right-handed reliever Jim Johnson, who will earn $2.5 million in 2016, according to's Mark Bowman. Johnson signed with the Braves nearly...Show More Summary

Barry Bonds Reportedly Under Consideration to Become Marlins Hitting Coach

All-time MLB home run champion Barry Bonds is reportedly under "serious consideration" to serve as an additional hitting coach for the Miami Marlins. Jon Heyman of reported Monday that the Marlins have been internally discussing...Show More Summary

Brayan Pena to Cardinals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The St. Louis Cardinals announced Monday they signed free-agent catcher Brayan Pena to a two-year contract. According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Pena's contract is worth $5 million. Pena saw the most extended action of his MLB career over the past two seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. Show More Summary

Zack Greinke: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent SP

Few pitchers on this year's free-agent market are more prized than Zack Greinke. After having his best season since winning the Cy Young Award in 2009, the veteran right-hander is about to cash in no matter where he eventually lands. Continue for updates. Greinke Setting Price at $30 Million Annually Monday, Nov. Show More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Stand After November Hot Stove Action

The MLB offseason doesn't generally kick into high gear until the calendar turns over to December and the winter meetings get underway, but we've had a busy month of November this year. Jordan Zimmermann was the first marquee free agent to sign, while J.A. Show More Summary

Biggest Steals, Overpays of MLB Offseason Entering December

Following an active trade market last July, this MLB offseason has taken a while to get its footing and take off, resulting in a slow start to the free agent and trade markets as we enter December. That could start changing this week in preparation for next week’s winter meetings, where things are always expected to shift into a higher gear. Show More Summary

Chris Young to Red Sox: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

After reigniting his career with the New York Yankees in 2015, Chris Young has accepted a contract offer from their rivals, the Boston Red Sox. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported Monday that Young agreed to...Show More Summary

Stock Up, Stock Down on Top Available MLB Stars Entering December

Zack Greinke remains unsigned and Aroldis Chapman remains with the Cincinnati Reds, but the top available MLB stars are starting to vanish off the shelf. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jordan Zimmermann has inked a new deal with...Show More Summary

Aroldis Chapman Revealed as Marc Anthony's Magnus Sports' 1st Client

Move over, Jay Z, there is a new musician-turned-sports agent in town. Magnus Media, a company founded by singer Mark Anthony, announced the signing of Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman as its first client under the new Magnus Sports umbrella. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on Ivan Nova, Pedro Alvarez and Brett Lawrie

The MLB hot stove is fully engulfed. Trades, free-agent moves and the rumors in between have been running rampant, and things are only going to get crazier as we approach the winter meetings. Held in Nashville from Dec. 6-10, the winter meetings will see a massive amount of deals get done in short order. Show More Summary

Breaking Down the Field in the Offseason Hunt for David Price

The market for starting pitching has begun to move, with J.A. Happ signing with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday and Jordan Zimmermann reportedly agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. They're significant deals for significant...Show More Summary

Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey Blockbusters Need to Wait Until Next Winter

Jordan Zimmermann busted through the 2015 free-agent logjam on Sunday when he reportedly inked a five-year pact with the Detroit Tigers, according to (h/t Jason Beck of Now, the offseason's deep pool of pitchers can (and will) flow in his wake. But there are two ostensibly available arms who should tread water. Show More Summary

Denard Span: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent OF

Despite coming off an injury-plagued 2015 season, free-agent outfielder Denard Span figures to draw plenty of interest on the open market as a proven top-of-the-order hitter who can play center field. Continue for updates. Orioles Reportedly Interested in Span Sunday, Nov. Show More Summary

3 Perfect Buyer-and-Seller Partners on the MLB Offseason Trade Market

We've already seen a handful of significant MLB trades around this offseason, and plenty more action figures to be on tap with the winter meetings right around the corner. Fewer teams are willing to fully commit to the idea of rebuilding...Show More Summary

Jordan Zimmermann's $110M Deal Is Good Move to Kick off Tigers' Latest Revamp

Last winter, the Washington Nationals signed a front-line starter away from the Detroit Tigers. On Sunday, the Tigers returned the favor — and kicked off their latest revamp in earnest. Last year it was Max Scherzer who went from the Motor City to the nation's capital. Show More Summary

Jordan Zimmermann to Tigers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Detroit Tigers' first major move of the offseason is upon us. The Tigers and starter Jordan Zimmermann have reportedly agreed to a contract expected to be for five-years in the range of $110 million on Sunday, according to Fox Sports'...Show More Summary

Johnny Cueto: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent SP

Even in a market loaded with talented starting pitchers, Kansas City Royals starter Johnny Cueto is sure to generate plenty of suitors as teams look to bolster their rotations this winter. Continue for updates. Diamondbacks Showing Interest in Cueto Sunday, Nov. Show More Summary

Key Takeaways from Week 3 of MLB Hot Stove Chatter

Not even Thanksgiving can stop the Hot Stove fires from burning. The rumor mill is back to spinning at full speed after taking a break for some turkey and stuffing, fueling speculation on multiple fronts. Some of it has been team-specific,...Show More Summary

Identifying 5 MLB Free Agents Who Should Be Bust-Proof

Little to nothing is guaranteed in Major League Baseball. That includes player production, and especially when you are counting on it for an extended block of time. That is why signing free agents to huge deals for hundreds of millions...Show More Summary

Hanley Ramirez Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Red Sox LF

Hanley Ramirez, after just one season with the Boston Red Sox, could be on the move again this offseason. Continue for updates. Ramirez Reportedly on the Trade Block Sunday, Nov. 29 According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, "there’s...Show More Summary

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