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San Francisco Giants Re-Sign Ryan Vogelsong for $4 Million

In a surprising move, pitcher Ryan Vogelsong broke off talks with the Houston Astros and signed a one-year deal returning to the San Francisco Giants. The contract is worth $4 million. “I know what I’ ve signed up for,” Vogelsong told SFGate. Show More Summary

Why Chicago Cubs Need to Win World Series for Ernie Banks

Friday night, the Chicago Cubs, which had been used to getting good news during the past few months, got a piece of devastatingly bad news: "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the greatest player in franchise history, died at the age of 83, per ESPN.com. Undoubtedly,...Show More Summary

Why Trading Yunel Escobar Was the Oakland Athletics' Best Move of the Offseason

Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has had the busiest offseason of any GM, making nine trades involving 27 players in total. His most recent deal, swapping shortstop Yunel Escobar for Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler...Show More Summary

MLB's Top 10 Can't-Miss Pitching Prospects for the 2015 Season

Major League Baseball is being dominated by pitching, and that's only going to continue, judging by the flood of elite young arms who are on the verge of reaching The Show. Like these 10, who represent the sport's can't-miss prospects...Show More Summary

Projecting the Chicago Cubs' 2015 Opening Day Roster

Changes are everywhere on the North Side of Chicago this baseball season. The bleachers — which won't be fully constructed until May — are undergoing renovations, a big board is going up in left-center field, and the product on the field...Show More Summary

10 Biggest 'Bang for Your Buck' Offseason Moves

In this baseball age of advanced scouting, statistics and analytics, rarely do you find an undervalued player or the “bargains” of the winter. With players analyzed so thoroughly, no asset or weakness slips past the watchful eyes ofShow More Summary

San Francisco Giants' Top 10 Prospects for 2015

While the San Francisco Giants’ system is top-heavy with pitching prospects, many of the organization’s top young arms profile as either back-end-starter types or guys who might not throw enough strikes to even stick in the rotation. Right-hander...Show More Summary

A Cubs Fan's Tribute to the Legendary Ernie Banks

To some people, being a dedicated fan of the Chicago Cubs can seem like a struggle at times. Years—even generations—have come and gone without experiencing the long-coveted celebration of a Cubs World Series championship. For Ernie Banks, there was never a bad moment in being a Cubs fan. Show More Summary

The Next MLB Starting Pitchers Who Will Ascend to 'Ace' Status

Defining an "ace" pitcher in Major League Baseball is difficult because it's subjective. What's more, just about everyone has a different opinion on how many actual "aces" there are and whether specific pitchers qualify or come up just...Show More Summary

MLB's Arbitration-Eligible Stars Who Are the Biggest Bargains

In today's MLB —where Giancarlo Stanton inks a deal that could pay him nearly double the gross domestic product of the Republic of Kiribati —"bargain" is a relative term. Still, during their arbitration years, many players sign for less than what the market would bear. Show More Summary

Farewell to Mr. Cub, an Elegant Ambassador and All-Time Hall of Famer

To spend time with Ernie Banks was to gain entrance into an endless summer. He was employed by the Chicago Cubs, but he belonged to all of us. Nobody, anywhere, could possibly represent either his profession or his calling with any more...Show More Summary

Max Scherzer Makes Nationals WS Favorite, Should Keep Rotation Together

Ever since Max Scherzer turned down a $144 million offer from the Detroit Tigers last March, speculation has been rampant about which team he would sign with and how much his contract would be worth. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported...Show More Summary

Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dies at Age 83

Legendary Chicago Cubs player and Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. According to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune, Banks' wife Liz confirmed the news of her husband's passing. "Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s...Show More Summary

Sean Doolittle Injury: Updates on Athletics Closer's Shoulder and Recovery

The Oakland Athletics have jettisoned more than a few players integral to their recent success, but losing Sean Doolittle wasn't a part of the plan. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the A's closer has a small...Show More Summary

James Shields and the Kansas City Royals Are a Pairing That Sill Makes Sense

The Kansas City Royals made a big splash in 2012 when they traded away top-rated prospect Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. It revealed a...Show More Summary

Ted Lilly Charged with Felony Insurance Fraud: Latest Details and Reaction

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud in the state of California. According to a report by Alexandra Pierce of KSBY.com, Lilly pleaded not guilty to the charges that...Show More Summary

Jonathan Papelbon Trade Rumors: Would Closer Really Help Milwaukee Brewers?

In the modern age of baseball, there are two types of teams when it comes to the offseason. Those looking to make an immediate run to the World Series, and those willing to offload talent to get a jump-start on a rebuild. After finishing last in their division in 2014, it's pretty obvious that the Philadelphia Phillies are in the latter category. Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Nastiest Rotations Post-Max Scherzer Signing

With the addition of Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals will enter the 2015 season with one of the very best pitching staffs this league has ever seen. But the pitching party is not just in Washington, as multiple teams are equipped with elite rotations throughout MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Show More Summary

Ichiro Suzuki to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Ichiro Suzuki isn't done with Major League Baseball just yet. The 41-year-old outfielder reportedly signed with the Miami Marlins, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the details of the deal: The fact that Ichiro is planning on playing at least another season shouldn't come as a surprise. Show More Summary

San Diego Padres' Top 10 Prospects for 2015

If case you haven’t been paying attention, the San Diego Padres and first-time general manager A.J. Preller have been busy this offseason. Since the beginning of December, the Padres have added some of baseball’s premier right-handed...Show More Summary

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