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MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Brian Dozier, Jed Lowrie, More

Major League Baseball's hot stove has cooled off in the aftermath of the winter meetings, but there's still some buzz circulating the rumor mill as the calendar gets set to flip to 2017. Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has...Show More Summary

Early 2017 MLB Playoff Team Projections If the Offseason Ended Today

Next year will soon be here, but the 2017 Major League Baseball playoffs are so far off that they might as well be in a whole 'nother year. You might be thinking it's too soon to go there. Or is it? The 2016-17 offseason still has some boxes to check, including homes for free agents like Mark Trumbo and Jose Bautista. Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest Offseason Week 9 News, Rumors and Speculation

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is typically a quiet one in the Major League Baseball universe. General managers are spending some much-needed time away from the office with their families, more focused on assembling the...Show More Summary

Is Andrew McCutchen the Right Win-Now Splash for Mets' World Series Chase?

Starting in center field for the New York Mets...Andrew McCutchen. Your reaction to that sentence —assuming you're a Mets fan — likely depends on your feelings about risk versus reward. Because, boy, does McCutchen offer plenty of both. McCutchen is a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as of this writing. Show More Summary

Lesser-Known MLB Players Who Will Have Breakthrough Years in 2017

Each season, we are treated to a handful of out-of-nowhere breakout performances from around Major League Baseball as lesser-known players become significant contributors. Position players like Aledmys Diaz (STL), Adam Duvall (CIN),Show More Summary

Previewing 10 Heated MLB Position Battles After Pile of 2016 Offseason Moves

Not only are we still in the year 2016, but we also haven't even gotten past the holidays yet. Spring training is but a glimmer on the Major League Baseball horizon. And yet, I can already make out some of the position battles people...Show More Summary

Ben Revere to Angels: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Los Angeles Angels have added free agent Ben Revere to their outfield mix for 2017. ESPN's Buster Olney and the Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna reported Revere's agreement with the Angels. Olney wrote Revere's deal is for one year and $4 million. The Angels will be hoping Revere is due for a bounce-back season in 2017. Show More Summary

Ender Inciarte, Braves Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Ender Inciarte agreed to a five-year, $30.5 million extension Friday that carries a club option for a sixth year. "We are thrilled to announce an extension for Ender," Braves general manager John Coppolella said in a statement. Show More Summary

Every MLB Team's Biggest Missed 2016-17 Offseason Opportunity 2 Months In

The MLB offseason is still far from over, but most of the big dominoes have already fallen on another busy winter. Mark Trumbo, Jose Bautista, Mike Napoli, Matt Wieters and Michael Saunders headline what's left of the position-player...Show More Summary

MLB Fanbases with the Most to Be Excited About This Christmas

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and all through MLB, fanbases were stirring, from Seattle to Miami. Some of those fanbases are stirring with giddy excitement about the possibilities for their favorite team in 2017....Show More Summary

Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2016-2017 MLB Offseason, Week 8

In keeping with the theme of the upcoming holidays, executives around MLB still have plenty of gift giving to do for their respective managers. Multiple players—be it via the trade or free-agent markets—are available who could have an impact on division races in 2017. Show More Summary

With Ivan Nova Back, Pirates Should Go All-In on Big 3 with Jose Quintana Splash

Offseason plans can change in a hurry. Just ask the Pittsburgh Pirates. At the winter meetings, there were rumblings the Pirates were sellers. Specifically, they were shopping center fielder and former franchise cornerstone Andrew McCutchen. Trade rumors are still swirling around the 2013 National League MVP. Show More Summary

Edwin Encarnacion to Indians: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Over the last five years, Edwin Encarnacion has hit 193 home runs while emerging as one of MLB's most reliable power bats. The Cleveland Indians will hope he'll continue that pace for at least another three years. Encarnacion agreedShow More Summary

Ivan Nova to Re-Sign with Pirates: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly came to terms Thursday with starting pitcher Ivan Nova on a three-year contract. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports, citing sources, first reported the three-year deal was worth $26 million, with a $2 million signing bonus. Show More Summary

Fact or Fiction on All of Week 8's Hottest MLB Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

Normally, the week before Christmas is a busy time in baseball, with teams looking to finish up deals with free agents and complete trades before the game goes on an unofficial hiatus until we ring in the new year. That hasn't been the...Show More Summary

Why Has MLB Trade Market Shifted so Strongly to Sellers' Advantage?

There's always going to be a reaction whenever star players change hands on the MLB trade market. Heck, it would be weird if people didn't say, "Wow!" or some other exclamation. But these days, we're often saying, "Wow!" not at the reality...Show More Summary

Is Ryan Braun or Brian Dozier the Better Superstar Bat on Trade Market?

First it was Ryan Braun. Now it's Brian Dozier. It's hardly a surprise to see the Los Angeles Dodgers linked to a right-handed hitter with power, given the difficulties they had against left-handed pitching in 2016. They were the only...Show More Summary

Early Induction Odds for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America have until Dec. 31 to submit their Hall of Fame ballots, and the results will be announced Jan. 6. It's not too early to stack up odds for the 2017 class, though, using past trends and exit polling of BBWAA voters as a guide. There are no first-ballot locks in this group. Show More Summary

Edwin Encarnacion Would Propel Indians Back to Top of AL Pack

The Cleveland Indians left the rest of the American League in their dust in 2016, winning 94 games in the regular season and then seven of eight game en route to a near miss in the World Series. But since a couple AL clubs have caught...Show More Summary

2017 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Top Sluggers on Market

Rumors, rumors and more rumors. They are the fuel for baseball fanatics in the coldest months and the fodder for discussion when baseball is generally overshadowed by football, basketball and hockey. Below, we'll break down some of the...Show More Summary

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