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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

2016-2017 MLB Offseason 'Recruiting' Updates for All 30 Teams

Let's pretend for a moment that each MLB team's offseason was evaluated in a way similar to that of a college football or basketball program. Free-agent signings and trade additions would be assigned a rating from 1-5 on the "star" scale,...Show More Summary

Pitchers MLB Teams Should Consider Selling in Suddenly Weak Market

This MLB offseason offered little in terms of impact pitchers. And as we look to round third base on it, any that were available are now off the market. The big three closers—Mark Melancon (San Francisco Giants), Kenley Jansen (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Aroldis Chapman (New York Yankees)—all signed with teams. Show More Summary

Kris Bryant Monster Extension Should Be Next Move for Champion Cubs

The Chicago Cubs finally won the World Series in 2016. And by looking at their roster, it sure looks like they can turn right around and win another in 2017. So, they might as well set their sights on the more distant future—specifically...Show More Summary

Clay Buchholz Trade a Win-Win for Red Sox, Phillies

The Boston Red Sox cleared their starting-pitching logjam Tuesday by trading Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies, per FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. The Phils, as Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, will send minor league...Show More Summary

Oswaldo Arcia to Diamondbacks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Arizona Diamondbacks and outfielder Oswaldo Arcia agreed to a deal on Tuesday, according to Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball. Aaron Gleeman of Baseball Prospectus later confirmed Heyman's report. The parameters of the deal haveShow More Summary

Clay Buchholz to Phillies: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Pitcher Clay Buchholz is no longer a member of the only MLB team he has known, following a tumultuous 2016 campaign. The Philadelphia Phillies announced they acquired Buchholz and sent minor league second baseman Josh Tobias to the Red...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz on Jose Quintana, Mets Outfield and More

The MLB trade market has already been vibrant this offseason—even before many of the big names in free agency were taken off the market—but there continues to be plenty of buyers and sellers this winter. Below, we'll break down a few...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest Offseason Week 8 News, Rumors and Speculation

Week after week, we take the juiciest trade rumors and speculation making the rounds on MLB's rumor mill and try to concoct deals that make sense for both teams. Unfortunately, not every rumor lends itself to such an endeavor. Take,Show More Summary

MLB Teams Most Desperately Needing a Big Winter Splash Before It's Too Late

To be clear, desperation can only be born out of some impending deadline. As it pertains to sports, that deadline could be a trade deadline or the beginning of the season. In the case of baseball and this offseason, that's the start of spring training in 2017. Show More Summary

Tigers Will Regret Pretending They're a World Series Contender

Early in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers hung up a "For Sale" sign. Turns out when you flip it over it says "Just Kidding!" OK, that's an exaggeration. First, the winter isn't over. Detroit could still offload one or more of its tradeable veteran assets. Show More Summary

Jose Quintana Trade Would Be Right Idea at Wrong Time for Yankees

Nobody can fault the New York Yankees if they’re getting cold feet with their plan to take the long way back to success, but the best advice for them right now is to stay the course. That would involve not making a trade for Chicago White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. Show More Summary

Daniel Hudson to Pirates: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed reliever Daniel Hudson to a two-year, $11 million deal Monday, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed the details of Hudson's contract. Hudson spent the past six seasons...Show More Summary

Bryce Harper Marries Girlfriend Kayla Varner: Latest Details and Photos

Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper married his longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner over the weekend at the iconic San Diego Mormon Temple, according to ESPN.com. Harper shared an image from the ceremony on his Instagram page: Wedding...Show More Summary

Jimmy Rollins to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Jimmy Rollins isn't ready to call it a career just yet. The veteran shortstop agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, where he'll attempt to make the 25-man roster out of spring training. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the news. Rollins, 38, spent the 2016 season with the Chicago White Sox. Show More Summary

Playing Panic or Patience on MLB's Most Inactive Contenders This Offseason

Nothing raises the ire of a fanbase during the offseason more than inactivity. It's hard to get excited about a Rule 5 selection or a non-roster invitee when other teams are spending millions of dollars on established MLB talent andShow More Summary

MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz on Free Agency and J.D. Martinez Trade

With the holiday season fast approaching, most major business around Major League Baseball is nearing its conclusion. Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Yoenis Cespedes have all found huge contracts, as have Justin Turner, Mark Melancon...Show More Summary

Big MLB Offseason Values Still Available on Free-Agent, Trade Markets

Nestled somewhere between the Hot Stove League's big-ticket items and bargain bin you'll find baseball's biggest values. Superstars they're not, yet these players provide teams with an excellent return on their investment. If they were...Show More Summary

Chris Archer Could Bring Back Even Bigger Elite-Prospect Haul Than Chris Sale

The Tampa Bay Rays don't have to trade Chris Archer. If they do, they can demand the moon, the stars and a few spare celestial bodies. According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Rays are seeking an even bigger package for Archer...Show More Summary

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