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Pitching Injury Risk Having Zero Impact on Skyrocketing Contracts

There was a time, not all that long ago, when the best team in baseball wouldn't commit anything more than a three-year contract to a starting pitcher. The Toronto Blue Jays lost some pitchers in the early 1990s, but they won back-to-back...Show More Summary

New York Yankees' Miller, Gardner Trade Leverage Will Strengthen If They Wait

Good things come to those who wait. When it comes to cashing in their trade assets, that should be the New York Yankees' guiding dogma. All winter, trade whispers have swirled around Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner and reliever Andrew Miller. Show More Summary

Antonio Bastardo to Mets: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The New York Mets continued fortifying their bullpen Wednesday, agreeing to a two-year, $12 million deal with veteran reliever Antonio Bastardo. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported the news. Bastardo, 30, spent last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Show More Summary

Justin Upton to Tigers: Key Takeaways from OF's Introductory Press Conference

The Detroit Tigers and Justin Upton made their partnership official on Wednesday, as the 28-year-old outfielder officially signed his six-year contract and met with the media for his introductory press conference. First things first,...Show More Summary

Golden Gophers Baseball Player Asks Glen Perkins for PS4, Twins Pitcher Delivers

When it comes to his alma mater, Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins is more than happy to give back when he can. The 32-year-old Perkins was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, went to the University of Minnesota and was drafted by his hometown Minnesota Twins, the only organization he has ever played for. Show More Summary

MLB Offseason Report Card Grades 1 Month from 2016 Spring Training

There is roughly one month remaining before pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training, but there are still a number of impact options on the free-agent market. Justin Upton finally found a new home earlier this week when...Show More Summary

Fernando Rodney to Padres: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

After dealing Craig Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox in November, the San Diego Padres appear to have found their new closer. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Padres and reliever Fernando Rodney agreed to terms on a major-league...Show More Summary

Starlin Castro Will Leave Problems in the Past, Flourish with NY Yankees

In Chicago, Major League Baseball infielder Starlin Castro was a victim of circumstance. However, after being traded to the New York Yankees on Dec. 8, the shortstop-turned-second baseman should be their beneficiary. There wasn ’t a more criticized athlete on the Chicago Cubs roster than the once-prized shortstop. Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Why Won't Anyone Take a Chance on Yoenis Cespedes?

One month before pitchers and catchers report, we've still got several things to settle… 1. What's Up With Cespedes? While Justin Upton has surfaced, it's seems Yoenis Cespedes is stuck somewhere on Mars with Matt Damon. Golfing, maybe. What gives? Five months ago, Cespedes was emerging as a last-minute National League MVP candidate. Show More Summary

Highlighting the Best and Worst 2015-16 MLB Offseason Makeovers

It's difficult not to admire the aggressive approaches of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox—two of the biggest spenders of the 2015-16 MLB offseason. No one knows just yet how it will all shake out, but on paper, the upcoming campaign is looking awfully promising for those two franchises. Show More Summary

Stephen Piscotty-Randal Grichuk Duo Can Help Fill Cardinals' Jason Heyward Void

Not sure if you heard, St. Louis Cardinals fans, but Jason Heyward skipped town. Worse still, he's a Chicago Cub now. OK, sorry. Our purpose here isn't to rub salt in that particular, still-festering wound. Quite the contrary, actually...Show More Summary

Asian and American Ballplayers Face Unusual Challenges When Living Abroad

When new Cardinals pitcher Seung -hwan Oh and new Twins slugger Byung -ho Park start their first day of spring training next month, the Korean players will be in the same boat former big-leaguer Josh Lindblom found himself in when he...Show More Summary

Joe Blanton to Dodgers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a deal with veteran pitcher Joe Blanton on Tuesday. According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, it's a one-year deal worth $4 million. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed the report. Blanton appeared in 36 games for the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates last year, posting a 2.84 earned run average in 76 innings. Show More Summary

Yu Darvish Under MLB Investigation After Brother's Arrest on Gambling Charges

Major League Baseball is investigating Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish after his brother, Sho, was arrested in Japan on gambling charges. "We are aware of this situation and are looking into it, per our standard protocols," said Michael...Show More Summary

Pete Rose to Be Inducted into Cincinnati Reds' Hall of Fame

Cincinnati Reds legend Pete Rose will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame this summer. The Reds announced his selection Tuesday. The event is scheduled to take place June 24-26. Cincinnati passed along comments from president and...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 11 News, Rumors and Speculation

With Chris Davis re-signing with the Baltimore Orioles and Justin Upton taking his talents to the Detroit Tigers, we can cross two more teams off the list as potential landing spots for the biggest names believed to be available on the trade market. That doesn't mean there are no deals to be made, however. Show More Summary

Mookie Betts Will Take Torch from David Ortiz as Red Sox's Franchise Player

At the end of 2016, Hub fans will finally bid adieu to Big Papi. And also, welcome to his heir. David Ortiz made it official two months ago that the 2106 season will be his last. When he did, he set a countdown to the moment when the...Show More Summary

Building MLB's Perfect Pitcher, Piece by Piece

In the 1996 sports comedy Space Jam—still easily the best movie ever to feature Porky Pig and Patrick Ewing—a group of aliens led by Danny DeVito steals the powers of various NBA players to construct a hybrid dream team. That's our purpose here, sort of. Show More Summary

Justin Upton Gives Tigers a High-Priced, All-in Roster with Uphill Climb Ahead

The Detroit Tigers entered the offseason with a handful of expensive long-term contracts already in hand, and they have since added two more amid a flurry of offseason moves that has overhauled their roster. As such, it's a little strange...Show More Summary

Justin Upton to Tigers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent outfielder Justin Upton signed with the Detroit Tigers on Monday. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the deal is for six years. Bob Nightengale of USA Today noted Upton will get $132.75 million. Upton has proved over his nine-year career that he is one of the most well-rounded outfielders in the majors. Show More Summary

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