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Is Aroldis Chapman or Dexter Fowler More Critical to Cubs' 2017 Repeat Push?

Let's pretend for just a moment that Theo Epstein isn't some sort of divine power, which, if you polled those in Chicago, is the pervasive feeling since baseball underwent its version of an apocalypse: a Chicago Cubs World Series win. We'll...Show More Summary

Elite MLB Prospects Who Are Linchpins in Possible Blockbuster Winter Trades

This year's MLB offseason is shaping up to be a busy one on the trade market as teams turn their attention to potential blockbuster deals to offset one of the weakest free-agent markets in recent memory. That should lead to plenty of talks of potential blockbuster deals during this year's winter meetings, which will take place from Dec. Show More Summary

Brett Cecil to Cardinals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent relief pitcher Brett Cecil will have a new home for the first time in his eight-year MLB career as he signed a four-year, $30 million deal with the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the deal is worth $30.5 million. "The Cecil market escalated quickly. Show More Summary

Surprise Potential Suitors for the Top 2016-17 MLB Offseason Names

Offseason rumors tend to look much like a stock car race. There are early front-runners, of course. And those teams linked to players in the early stages of the offseason do, quite frequently, end up acquiring said player. But like any great stock car race, there’s jostling for position. Show More Summary

Esurance MLB Awards 2016 Results: Winners and Twitter Reaction

Major League Baseball's 2016 season officially came to an end on Friday night with Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout taking home top honors as the best major leaguer at the Esurance MLB Awards show. That was one of 19 awards given...Show More Summary

The Braves Shouldn't Be the Team to Break the Prospect Bank for Chris Sale

The Atlanta Braves seem to have a Chris Sale obsession. I say we stage an intervention before it gets any worse. Who's with me? OK, maybe some concessions are in order first. The Braves and Sale are indeed a match made in hot stove heaven from a strictly on-paper perspective. Show More Summary

Andrew Cashner to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Andrew Cashner turned in arguably the worst season of his career in 2016, but the Texas Rangers took a chance on him Friday to the tune of a one-year, $10 million contract. Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the terms of the agreement. Show More Summary

Kris Bryant Joins Dustin Pedroia, Cal Ripken in Elite Category After Winning MVP

Kris Bryant won the NL MVP on Thursday, joining Dustin Pedroia and Cal Ripken as the only players in MLB history to win Rookie of the Year, MVP and a World Series within their first two seasons. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports...Show More Summary

Top Bounce-Back Candidates Available on the 2016-17 MLB Offseason Market

The headlines each MLB offseason are generally dominated by the market's superstar-caliber players. It makes sense. Those are the guys who will be agreeing to big-money deals, and those are the guys who are often viewed as the missing...Show More Summary

Projecting the Domino Effect If MLB's Biggest 2016 Hot Stove Rumors Come True

Who's up for some hot stove fan fiction? Hey, we might as well indulge ourselves while we wait for Major League Baseball's offseason to kick into high gear. There have been some moves, but nothing too major yet. All the big moves exist only as rumors. Show More Summary

Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2016-2017 MLB Offseason, Week 1

Imagine the 2017 seasons as a bunch of puzzle pieces spread all over a table. We know which players will influence the outcome of the upcoming baseball season, but we don’t know how they will fit together. The winter provides us with...Show More Summary

How Would Yankees and Red Sox Silence Change the Offseason Buyer's Market?

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are the perennial giants of the MLB offseason. They're always among the game's biggest spenders. This year, they've also got stellar farm systems, meaning mega-trades are theoretically on the table. It's...Show More Summary

McCann, Reddick Give Houston Strong Vets to Help Push Young Astros Over the Hump

On Thursday, the Houston Astros sent a message to their fanbase, loud and clear: We want to get back. Back to the postseason. Back on track. Back into position as one of baseball's up-and-coming contenders. The message was delivered with a pair of moves. Show More Summary

Mike Trout Is Bull's-Eye Choice for AL MVP as MLB's Consensus Best Player

Mike Trout winning the American League MVP feels like an upset. That says enough about where the baseball world is. Or rather, where it's been. In the weeks, days and hours leading up to Thursday's big announcement, it seemed like everyone...Show More Summary

MLB MVP 2016: Predictions for AL and NL Awards

The Chicago Cubs already won their first World Series in 108 years, but they probably aren't done collecting hardware in 2016. Kris Bryant is the front-runner to bring the National League MVP award to Wrigleyville but will have to stave...Show More Summary

Justin Verlander Defends Kate Upton's Tweets Regarding MLB Cy Young Award Loss

Kate Upton, the fiancee of Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander, expressed her frustration with this year's American League Cy Young voting Wednesday when it was announced Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello won the award despite receiving...Show More Summary

MLB MVP 2016: AL and NL Award Winners, Voting Results and Reaction

Capping a memorable awards season Thursday, Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels and Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs took home American League and National League MVP honors, respectively. Even though Trout has been the best player in...Show More Summary

Kris Bryant Wins 2016 NL MVP Award: Voting Results and Comments

Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs captured the 2016 National League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday and edged fellow finalists Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Daniel Murphy of the Washington Nationals to win the NL's...Show More Summary

Albert Abreu, Jorge Guzman to Yankees: Latest Trade Details, Scouting Reports

The New York Yankees announced on Thursday that they traded veteran catcher Brian McCann and cash considerations to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitching prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. While McCann is the big name in...Show More Summary

Mike Trout Wins 2016 AL MVP Award: Voting Results and Comments

For the second time in three years, Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was named the American League MVP on Thursday. Baseball Writers' Association of America shared the news and final voting tallies: Trout discussed his victory, per MLB Network PR: " I was surprised.... Show More Summary

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