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2017 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Top Available Players

The timing couldn't be much worse for an aging slugger in MLB free agency. Mike Napoli (35) and Mark Trumbo (30) are both coming off productive seasons, but they've yet to find new homes. Although Jose Bautista (36) had an underwhelming campaign, he still boasts an impressive track record. Show More Summary

1 Perfect Remaining Offseason Move for Each of MLB's 30 Teams

The MLB winter meetings have come and gone with no shortage of excitement, but there are still several notable free agents left unsigned and holes to be filled on all 30 rosters around the league. Edwin Encarnacion, Mark Trumbo, Jose...Show More Summary

Predicting Boom or Bust for Each Big 2016-17 MLB Offseason Move to Date

Deals are made—both trades and free-agent signings—to make a team better. That's obvious. But it's worth saying nonetheless because that doesn't always end up the case. Once the games are played, some moves seem like bargains. Others...Show More Summary

Koji Uehara to Cubs: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

After four years with the Boston Red Sox, veteran reliever Koji Uehara has reportedly found a new home with the Chicago Cubs. ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers reported Wednesday that Uehara inked a one-year, $6 million deal with the defending...Show More Summary

Does Dodgers' Expensive Roster Have Enough Firepower to Take Down Cubs?

The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to be good in 2017. For fans of the franchise, this must be at once comforting and beside the point. The Dodgers being good has been a fact of life for the last four seasons. They've averaged 92 wins per year, captured four National League West titles and made two trips to the National League Championship Series. Show More Summary

Making the Case for a Brett Gardner Trade Between Yankees, SF Giants

We're deep into the MLB offseason, which means the speculation machine is running on hot-stove fumes. Some of the biggest free agents and trade targets have found homes. Now, it's time to sift through the remainder and concoct scenarios...Show More Summary

Brett Gardner Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Yankees OF

It looks as the though the New York Yankees' offseason spending could remain dormant for the rest of the winter, however, veteran outfielder Brett Gardner's name has emerged in trade talks. Continue for updates. Yankees Shopping Gardner Tuesday, Dec. Show More Summary

Justin Turner Re-Signs with Dodgers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Third baseman Justin Turner is reportedly re-signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, per Jim Bowden of ESPN. Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reported the two sides have agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal. Turner, 32, had a career year in 2016, hitting.275 with 27 home runs, 90 RBI and 79 runs scored. Show More Summary

Chase Headley Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Yankees 3B

In an effort to cut salary, the New York Yankees are gauging interest around the league in third baseman Chase Headley. Continue for updates. Yankees Seeking Headley Trade Tuesday, Dec. 13 Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported the...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Ideas Based on Latest Offseason Week 7 News, Rumors and Speculation

While some MLB teams are taking a wait-and-see approach as they ponder making a run at some of the more high-profile free agents who remain unsigned—a list that includes Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Mark Trumbo —others are busy...Show More Summary

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Bryce, Machado, Championship Coffee and Looking Ahead

A free-agent storm is on the way, some big names can't find homes and some unintended victims of MLB's new CBA... 1. Forecast Two Years From Now: Nuts Talk about attention deficit disorder. As free agents Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on Chris Archer, Clay Buchholz and More Offseason Buzz

An old baseball adage suggests "you can never have enough pitching," and most of the high-profile movement this offseason, both in terms of free agency and trades, is backing up that notion. Front offices around the league are paying...Show More Summary

Jose Quintana Is Most Underappreciated Star on MLB Offseason Market

It's hyperbole to call Jose Quintana the offseason's invisible ace. At the very least, however, rumor-mongers and prospective suitors are treating Quintana as if he's blurry around the edges. Recall the fanfare that surrounded Quintana's former Chicago White Sox teammate and fellow left-hander Chris Sale. Show More Summary

Rockies' Chad Bettis Announces He Had Surgery After Testicular Cancer Diagnosis

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis released a statement through his agent on Monday that said he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and had a testicle removed during surgery in November, via Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. The pitcher...Show More Summary

MLB Reportedly Bans 'Offensive' Hazing: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Major League Baseball has banned "offensive" hazing in clubhouses, including having teammates dress as women, according to the Associated Press. It has long been a tradition for teams to force rookies to dress in such outfits—often toward...Show More Summary

John Danks to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Atlanta Braves added depth to their starting rotation Monday, agreeing to a minor league deal with left-hander John Danks, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reported Danks will receive $1.5 million if he makes Atlanta's major league roster. The 31-year-old is coming off a dreadful 2016 season. Show More Summary

Dodgers Remain Among NL Elite by Re-Signing Kenley Jansen, Justin Turner

Nearly $200 million and exactly three familiar faces later, the Los Angeles Dodgers have retained a roster worthy of the top of the National League power structure. The first $48 million went into a three-year contract for lefty starter...Show More Summary

Justin Wilson Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Tigers RP

In October, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said the team would be active this offseason, and as the franchise shifts its focus, left-handed reliever Justin Wilson could be on the move. MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Monday the Chicago Cubs have inquired about Wilson's availability. More to follow. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Kenley Jansen Re-Signs with Dodgers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Relief pitcher Kenley Jansen re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Bowden reported the contract is for five years and worth $80 million. Jansen, 29, was excellent...Show More Summary

Jurickson Profar Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Rangers 3B

As the Texas Rangers look to get over the hump and win their first World Series, infielder Jurickson Profar may be surplus to requirements should the Rangers prioritize the short term over the long haul. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that Texas had talked with the Washington Nationals about a trade involving Profar. Show More Summary

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