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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

Jonathan Lucroy Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Brewers C

Jonathan Lucroy has long been linked to trade rumors this offseason, but actual discussions for the Milwaukee Brewers All-Star catcher have furthered among interested suitors. Continue for updates. Brewers' Asking Price 'Too High' For Lucroy Monday, Jan. Show More Summary

MLB Power Rankings: How All 30 Teams Stack Up 1 Month from Spring Training

It's time once again for an updated look at where all 30 MLB teams stand this offseason, as we are officially one month from the start of spring training. These rankings were last updated on Dec. 31, so any transactions that have taken...Show More Summary

Lorenzo Cain, Royals Agree on New Contract: Latest Comments and Reaction

The Kansas City Royals announced Monday that All-Star center fielder Lorenzo Cain will remain with the team on a new two-year contract and avoid arbitration as a result: Cain was the 2014 American League Championship Series MVP and an integral part of the Royals' World Series-winning team this past season. Show More Summary

Colby Lewis Re-Signs with Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Texas Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake announced Monday the club re-signed starting pitcher Colby Lewis on a one-year contract. The 36-year-old veteran went 17-9 in 2015, but he had a 4.66 ERA. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Draft Pick Compensation Continues to Throw Wrench in MLB Free Agency

Back in November, it seemed the San Diego Padres were taking a risk when they offered $15.8 million to pitcher Ian Kennedy. It seemed like Kennedy was taking just as big a risk when he turned it down. Seriously, $15.8 million for one...Show More Summary

Mets Can Ace Offseason with Short-Term Justin Upton Coup

We're wading past the middle of January and Justin Upton still doesn't have a job. It seems crazy: We're talking about a five-tool 28-year-old here, and baseball is littered with teams that could use a power bat and an outfield upgrade. But that's been the nature of this winter's hitters market. Show More Summary

MLB Teams Already Being Overhyped Heading into 2016

Only a fool would argue that the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox haven't drastically upgraded their respective rosters heading into the 2016 MLB season. The Cubs and the Red Sox are the kings of the winter, and with that title comes endless hype. Show More Summary

10 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Stars

Established stars give an MLB team a base to build around, put fans in the seats and, more times than not, give the team an identity of sorts. However, it's young players breaking through and becoming stars that often proves to be the...Show More Summary

Chris Davis' $161M Megadeal Is Risk Orioles Had to Take

More than two months into the offseason, Chris Davis got his payday. The Baltimore Orioles got an impact hitter. And the battle for supremacy in the American League East got even more interesting. On Saturday, Davis inked a seven-year, $161 million pact with Baltimore, per MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Show More Summary

Splash Deals Desperate MLB Teams Should Consider Before Opening Day

Few agents know how to make a splash like Scott Boras, so we really shouldn't be surprised that before much of the baseball universe awoke Saturday morning, Boras had found new homes for his two biggest remaining free-agent clients. First...Show More Summary

Ian Kennedy to Royals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Ian Kennedy may not be the ace he once projected to become, but the Kansas City Royals felt he's good enough to upgrade their rotation, signing him to a five-year, $70 million deal Saturday. Jon Heyman of MLB Network passed along word...Show More Summary

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