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Adam LaRoche to White Sox: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Chicago White Sox have filled their void at first base/designated hitter. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that the team signed free agent Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal worth $25 million: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed...Show More Summary

1 Sleeper Free-Agent Target for the Yankees at Every Position of Need

After not making the playoffs for the second year in a row, it is clear the New York Yankees will have to make some moves this winter if they intend to compete in 2015. It's the Yankees, so you know that is exactly what their intentions...Show More Summary

Final Report Card Grades for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Prospects at the AFL

When I discussed the players the Los Angeles Dodgers had sent to the Arizona Fall League, I mentioned that many of the top players were position players. The pattern held; over the course of the month, the hitters far outperformed the pitchers. This is not surprising given the talent disparity, but it's noteworthy. Note: All statistics courtesy of Begin Slideshow

Bad MLB Contracts That Can Actually Be Trade Assets This Winter

There's an long-standing theory in sports—baseball included—that bad contracts are immovable objects, destined to bury the team holding them until they finally run their course. Yet year after year, we see holes blown in that argument. Whether...Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs: If They Miss Out on Lester, Scherzer Is an Excellent Plan B

In only about three years, Theo Epstein has built the Chicago Cubs farm system into one of the game’s best. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler are four of the most exciting young prospects in the league, and 28-year-old...Show More Summary

Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 3

Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack. Having...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Jung-Ho Kang, Power-Hitting Korean Shortstop

Add Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to the list of international free agents hoping to make the jump to the major leagues in 2015. The 27-year-old Kang is expected to be posted this offseason by the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, though Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports hears it’s unlikely to happen until after the winter meetings (Dec. Show More Summary

Time for Yankees Universe to Give Up on Troy Tulowitzki Replacing Jeter

In many ways, for many reasons, the New York Yankees trading for Troy Tulowitzki makes sense. After all, they're the major-market, deep-pocketed, All-Star-obtaining Yankees, and in 2015, they'll be embarking on their first season sans...Show More Summary

Each National League Team's Most Prized Youngster

Welcome to the first of two installments that will provide an in-depth analysis focusing on the baby-faced kids who will eventually blossom into the future MLB stars of tomorrow. The first edition will focus on the National League, hoping...Show More Summary

High-Reward MLB Reclamation Projects Worth Taking a Chance on

Free agency isn ’t just about which teams land the top players on the market; it’s also an opportunity for teams to find value where others don’t. Teams are always on the hunt for potential reclamation projects, as every free-agent class features a crop of players who, for any number of reasons, are overlooked and/or undervalued on the open market. Show More Summary

Evan Gattis Would Be Winter-Trade-Market Steal for an AL Contender

Since Evan Gattis is an American League player trapped in a National League uniform, we may never know how good he can be as long as he remains the property of the Atlanta Braves. But if the Braves were to trade Gattis to an American League team, on the other hand... That's less of a real possibility now than it was a few days ago. Show More Summary

Mets Must Make Bigger Offseason Splash to Prove They Will Win Now

The New York Mets started the offseason with an unexpected bang, inking veteran Michael Cuddyer to a two-year, $21 million pact. Since then, they've gone mostly quiet. That has to change if New York is truly shifting into win-now mode,...Show More Summary

Is Max Scherzer Worth Nationals Breaking Up Title-Level Rotation For?

Coming into the offseason, you could look at the Washington Nationals and conclude within, oh, three seconds that the last thing they needed to tinker with was their starting rotation. But now it sounds like general manager Mike Rizzo might do that anyway. Show More Summary

Jay Bruce Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Reds OF

Folks in baseball circles probably wouldn't be surprised if the Cincinnati Reds dealt a starting pitcher this offseason. The Reds might take a different, more surprising plan of action to trim some payroll, however, as they are reportedly...Show More Summary

6 Bargain Free Agents the San Francisco Giants Should Keep on Their Radar

The Giants moved to San Francisco in 1958, and it took until 2010 for this franchise to win its first World Series title. Amazingly, the Giants have now won three world championships in the past five years. Behind the work of general...Show More Summary

Seattle Mariners: Where Are the Mariners' Top Prospects of 2011?

In 2014, the Seattle Mariners achieved their best finish since 2007, posting 87 wins. The team failed to break its lengthy playoff drought (2001 was the last time the M’s made it to October) but received key performances from players like Kyle Seager, Dustin Ackley, Taijuan Walker and Austin Jackson. Show More Summary

Ranking the Most Overpriced Assets on the MLB Offseason Trade Market

There are five main negatives I looked at for a player to qualify for this list: age, injury history, current contract, rumored acquisition cost and opportunity cost. In a perfect world, teams would trade for young players who are either...Show More Summary

Baltimore Orioles Rumors: Pros and Cons of Top Offseason Targets

As December rapidly approaches, the free-agent market has begun to heat up ever so gradually. A couple of dominoes have fallen (Michael Cuddyer, A.J. Burnett), and teams are beginning to decide who their targets are and what they need...Show More Summary

Yoan Moncada Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation on Cuban Star

On the list of offseason storylines to watch in Major League Baseball, 19-year-old Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada is near the top. There are expected to be many teams in on the bidding, which figures to get very expensive. One team with...Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Breaking Down Trade Buzz for Justin Upton, Nick Swisher and More

You can feel the urgency between Major League Baseball teams and players picking up each day. There's been a pattern in recent years where it took months for deals and trades to happen. That hasn't been the case so far this offseason,...Show More Summary

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