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Craig Counsell, Brewers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

After two seasons at the helm, manager Craig Counsell agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension through 2020 with the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday. The team announced the move ahead of what would have been the final year on his...Show More Summary

How All 30 MLB Teams Rank as Potential Free-Agent Destinations This Winter

Imagine, if you will, that you are an agent. Your client, Player X, is a free agent and has drawn offers from each of MLB's 30 teams. (Yes, this never happens in real life, but play along.) All of the offers are similar. How do you advise...Show More Summary

Bartolo Colon to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Bartolo Colon will pitch again in 2017 after the Atlanta Braves reportedly signed him to a free-agent contract Friday. Mark Bowman of first reported word of the agreement. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports confirmed the report.Show More Summary

MLB Rumors: Early Offseason Trade Buzz Surrounding Veteran Hitters

As the Chicago Cubs' celebration over a century in the making wraps up, MLB has quickly shifted to offseason mode. All 30 teams will waste no time mapping out their winter blueprints in preparation for 2017. Birds have started chirping about baseball's hottest free agents, but not everyone has enough cash to spend. Show More Summary

Sonny Gray Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Athletics SP

Following a disappointing 2016 campaign, the Oakland Athletics are reportedly willing to listen to offers for starting pitcher Sonny Gray. According to Ken Rosenthal of, the A's aren't actively shopping Gray but are open to a deal if the right one presents itself. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Lack of Big Free Agents Will Give 2016-17 MLB Offseason Trade Deadline Feel

If you know the feeling when you walk into a restaurant and the server tells you the place is out of your favorite dish, you can empathize with baseball executives heading into this offseason. Free agency typically provides general managers with a wide-ranging selection of players who can improve their chances heading into the upcoming season. Show More Summary

B/R MLB Offseason 100: Top 100 Free Agents, Trade Targets Available

Over the past week, Bleacher Report has been going position by position and rounding up the top 100 players available in free agency and trades in the 2016-2017 MLB offseason. Now it's time to put them all in one basket. Each player was subjected to a scoring system that weighed his desirability in terms of talent, durability and value. Show More Summary

Giants Should Sign 2 of Chapman, Jansen and Melancon to Chase 2017 Title

The San Francisco Giants need to bolster their bullpen. The Giants know it. Every other team knows it. Your second cousin who's wrapped up in the election and doesn't really follow baseball knows it. Luckily for San Francisco, there are a handful of elite closers available in an otherwise-tepid free-agent pool. Show More Summary

Sonny Gray Is the Wild Card of the MLB Offseason's Ace Trade Market

Remember when Sonny Gray seemed to have one foot in an Oakland A's uniform and one foot on the trading block? Those were interesting times. Now they may be ready for a comeback. No two Major League Baseball offseasons are exactly alike, but a prevailing theme through all of them is the widespread need for starting pitching. Show More Summary

MLB Silver Slugger Awards 2016: AL and NL Winners and Twitter Reaction

Major League Baseball handed out the 2016 Silver Slugger Awards to the best offensive player at each position on Thursday. The winners included Mike Trout in the American League and Corey Seager in the National League. Here is the full...Show More Summary

Ian Kinsler Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Tigers 2B

If the Detroit Tigers start to tear down their aging roster and build for the future, second baseman Ian Kinsler will be an attractive piece for an opposing team. Per MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Los Angeles Dodgers believe KinslerShow More Summary

J.D. Martinez Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Tigers OF

A rival executive told Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports that outfielder J.D. Martinez is the Detroit Tigers star most likely to be dealt this offseason, citing his status as a free agent following the 2017 season and Detroit's collectionShow More Summary

Brian McCann Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Yankees C

New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president Brian Cashman indicated Thursday that " A Brian McCann trade does not appear imminent," according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. McCann, 32, has been the subject of trade rumors...Show More Summary

Brian Dozier Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Twins 2B

Coming off the best season of his career in 2016, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier is going to draw plenty of trade interest this offseason if the team wants to move him. According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, multiple teams showed interest in Dozier during the general manager meetings. More to follow. Read more MLB news on

Mark Melancon: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent RP

Mark Melancon, one of several prized relief pitchers on this year's free-agent market, is already generating interest as the offseason wheeling and dealing begins to heat up. Jon Morosi of the MLB Network reported Thursday the San Francisco...Show More Summary

Kenley Jansen: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent RP

The San Francisco Giants have met with representatives for closer Kenley Jansen, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network. Jansen, 29, was superb for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, finishing 3-2 in 71 appearances with a 1.83 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, 104 strikeouts and 47 saves in 53 save opportunities. More to follow. You can follow Timothy Rapp on Twitter. Show More Summary

All 30 MLB Teams' Blueprint to an 'A' Grade in the 2016-17 Offseason

Every MLB team has a different set of goals and a different path it will follow this offseason to improve heading into 2017, but one thing is for sure: Everyone has work to do. Whether it is adding a player to upgrade a specific area...Show More Summary

R.A. Dickey to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves Thursday. The team announced the move and added there is also a club option for the 2018 season. Dickey, 42, went 10-15 with a 4.46 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 126 strikeouts in 169.2 innings pitched and 29 total starts for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016. Show More Summary

Todd Frazier Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding White Sox 3B

The Chicago White Sox are reportedly listening to trade inquiries for third baseman Todd Frazier as part of what could be a busy offseason for the organization. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Wednesday that Frazier is among a high-profile...Show More Summary

Fact or Fiction on All of Week 2's Hottest MLB Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

Players who have never made an appearance at MLB's All-Star Game need not apply, for our sights are set on the rumors and speculation surrounding some big names as the second week of baseball's offseason rolls along. Chatter like this...Show More Summary

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