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MLB Free Agents 2017: Predicting Landing Spots for Top Players Still Available

These are hard times for MLB free agents. With spring training fast approaching, roster spots and money are in shorter supply than they were at the beginning of the offseason. This much is certain, though: The top free agents still standing won't be unemployed forever. Show More Summary

2017-18 MLB Free Agents: An Early Look at Next Winter's Best Available Players

The 2016-17 MLB free-agent class was projected to be a dud, and it hasn't disappointed. Or, rather, it has. A couple of significant sluggers — Yoenis Cespedes and Edwin Encarnacion —have inked major deals, but far more power hittersShow More Summary

Santiago Casilla to A's: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Veteran reliever Santiago Casilla has found a new home this offseason, agreeing to a deal with the Oakland Athletics. Robert Murray of FanRag Sports first reported Casilla and the A's were nearing agreement on a two-year deal. SusanShow More Summary

Carlos Vargas, Ryan Yarbrough to Rays: Latest Trade Details and Scouting Report

The Tampa Bay Rays took steps to stockpile talent in their farm system starting next season by trading starting pitcher Drew Smyly to the Seattle Mariners. Per the Rays' official Twitter account, they received outfielder Mallex Smith,...Show More Summary

Israel taps Jewish major-leaguers for World Baseball Classic

The tournament’s heritage clause allows players who aren’t Israeli citizens to represent the Middle East nation.

Mallex Smith to Rays in Trade Involving Drew Smyly: Latest Details and Reaction

The Tampa Bay Rays announced Wednesday they traded Drew Smyly to the Seattle Mariners for Mallex Smith and two minor leaguers: Carlos Vargas and Ryan Yarbrough. Smyly, one of the centerpieces of the trade that sent David Price to the...Show More Summary

Tim Tebow Not Among Players Invited to Mets' Major League Camp

The New York Mets sent out invitations Wednesday to their major league spring training camp, but Tim Tebow is not one of the names on the list, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. A former college football star and NFL quarterback, Tebow...Show More Summary

Each MLB Team's Untouchable Top Prospects Entering 2017

It's risky these days to call any prospect untouchable, as we've seen too many blockbuster deals in recent years to truly believe anyone is 100 percent safe from being moved in the right deal. After all, who would have guessed that Yoan...Show More Summary

Fantasy Baseball 2017: Position-by-Position Rankings

It's never too early to start preparing for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. Sure, most drafts are still at least a month away. But nobody wants to be caught unprepared, forced to rely on the preset rankings supplied by whatever...Show More Summary

Predicting New York Mets Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

"Depth" is a loaded word for the New York Mets. The Mets won the National League pennant in 2015 on the strength of their stacked, young starting rotation. Last season, the same group was beset by injuries, and it is a question markShow More Summary

Predicting San Francisco Giants Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

After finally running out of even-year magic in 2016, the San Francisco Giants don't have many questions to answer before they try to conjure some odd-year magic in 2017. After filling their closer need by signing Mark Melancon, the Giants should only have a couple roster spots up for grabs when they arrive for spring training next month. Show More Summary

Predicting Los Angeles Dodgers Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a glaring hole at second base. Hence the persistent trade rumors surrounding the Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier. Whether the Dodgers acquire Dozier or someone else, the odds are good they'll...Show More Summary

Alex Reyes Will Emerge as MLB's Newest Ace in 2017 Rookie Season

Alex Reyes' journey has already taken him from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic to the top of prospect rankings and finally to the major leagues in 2016. Next stop: the top of the St. Louis Cardinals starting rotation. OK, so that's not set in stone. Show More Summary

World Series Champion Cubs Reveal Date for White House Visit

The Chicago Cubs will be the last team to visit President Barack Obama in the White House before he leaves office on Jan. 20. According to NBC 5 Chicago's Mary Ann Ahern, the Cubs —who hail from Obama's hometown —will meet with the 44th president on Monday, Jan. 16. More to follow. Read more MLB news on BleacherReport.com

Scott Miller's 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Maybe Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Manny Ramirez and others who were on the cutting edge of the performance-enhancing drug era eventually will be voted into the Hall of Fame by the general electorate. Maybe last month's election of former...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Splashes Contenders Should Make Before Spring Training

Be very, very quiet. We're hunting wabbits general managers—at least any who might still be awake. If we didn't know any better, we'd think there was a freeze on transactions in place. For baseball's rumor mill has come to a screeching...Show More Summary

Predicting New York Yankees Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

The New York Yankees remain a team in flux, heading into spring training with a roster that could contend—or fall short of the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five years. Veterans like Brian McCann (traded) and Mark Teixeira (retired) are gone, replaced by youngsters who are big on upside—but light on experience. Show More Summary

Predicting Boston Red Sox Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

The Boston Red Sox will roll into spring training with one of the best rosters in the league. That was assured when they went on a shopping spree during the winter meetings. They added lefty ace Chris Sale, slick-fielding first baseman...Show More Summary

Predicting Chicago Cubs Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

For the first time since the 1909 season, the Chicago Cubs will carry the enormous target that comes with being the defending World Series champions. There's no shortage of talent returning for the upcoming season, and they will undoubtedly...Show More Summary

Why the Home Run Has Lost Its Luster on the MLB Free-Agent Market

Chicks, they tell us, dig the long ball. The question is, do MLB offseason shoppers? So far this winter, the answer has been a resounding "meh." Edwin Encarnacion, arguably the best pure power hitter on the market, signed with the Cleveland...Show More Summary

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