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James Shields and the Kansas City Royals Are a Pairing That Sill Makes Sense

The Kansas City Royals made a big splash in 2012 when they traded away top-rated prospect Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi, Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis. It revealed a...Show More Summary

Ted Lilly Charged with Felony Insurance Fraud: Latest Details and Reaction

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with three felony counts of insurance fraud in the state of California. According to a report by Alexandra Pierce of, Lilly pleaded not guilty to the charges that...Show More Summary

Jonathan Papelbon Trade Rumors: Would Closer Really Help Milwaukee Brewers?

In the modern age of baseball, there are two types of teams when it comes to the offseason. Those looking to make an immediate run to the World Series, and those willing to offload talent to get a jump-start on a rebuild. After finishing last in their division in 2014, it's pretty obvious that the Philadelphia Phillies are in the latter category. Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Nastiest Rotations Post-Max Scherzer Signing

With the addition of Max Scherzer, the Washington Nationals will enter the 2015 season with one of the very best pitching staffs this league has ever seen. But the pitching party is not just in Washington, as multiple teams are equipped with elite rotations throughout MLB. The Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Show More Summary

Ichiro Suzuki to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Ichiro Suzuki isn't done with Major League Baseball just yet. The 41-year-old outfielder reportedly signed with the Miami Marlins, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the details of the deal: The fact that Ichiro is planning on playing at least another season shouldn't come as a surprise. Show More Summary

San Diego Padres' Top 10 Prospects for 2015

If case you haven’t been paying attention, the San Diego Padres and first-time general manager A.J. Preller have been busy this offseason. Since the beginning of December, the Padres have added some of baseball’s premier right-handed...Show More Summary

Ryan Vogelsong to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Ryan Vogelsong 's performance regressed in his past two years with the San Francisco Giants, but that didn't stop the reigning World Series champions from bringing the veteran starting pitcher back on a reported one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirmed the news Friday, Jan. Show More Summary

Top Offseason Options for the Boston Red Sox to Finish off Winter Plans

After starting the offseason with a bang and following it up with some active winter meetings, the Red Sox transaction wire has been practically dormant for over a month. The team is in solid shape, but could use a few more moves toShow More Summary

Does the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason Rank as Baseball's Wildest Ever?

Major League Baseball's offseason has been bananas, right? Perhaps the wildest and most active ever, or at least in recent memory. At least, that's how it feels while we're right in the middle of it. But how does this offseason stack...Show More Summary

Mets' Exciting Young Rotation Still 1 Year Away from Taking MLB by Storm

Here's a contrarian point of view: The New York Mets should be glad the National League East-rival Washington Nationals just splurged $210 million on Max Scherzer. But we'll get to that in a bit. Under the deliberate guidance and decision-making...Show More Summary

Piling World Series Expectations onto Youthful Chicago Cubs Is a Mistake

When you are the Chicago Cubs, maybe the most cursed, endearing and followed team in Major League Baseball, there is no hiding. When you are this popular and have lost this ugly for this long, you cannot duck great hope. And while most would try, the Cubs do not. Show More Summary

Ranking the 5 Most Underrated Mets Prospects Heading into 2015

Over the past few years, the New York Mets have done a very good job developing a great minor league farm system to build upon for the future. Quite a few current Mets have come up through this system under current general manger Sandy...Show More Summary

Predictions for Each Top Offseason Acquisition's 2015 Season with Blue Jays

After missing the playoffs for the 21st straight season last year, the Toronto Blue Jays spent much of the offseason retooling their roster in an attempt to reverse their fortunes during the upcoming season. Blue Jays general manager...Show More Summary

As James Shields' Suitors Drop Out, Who Is Still Left Fighting It Out?

There has been no greater riddle this offseason than James Shields, the marquee free agent nobody wants. OK, "nobody" is an overstatement. But while other elite arms —Jon Lester, Max Scherzer —have fallen off the board, the market for...Show More Summary

January 22, 2015: Book Review: Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era

by Tim Elfrink and Gus Garcia-Roberts I have never been a fan of Alex Rodriguez. Always thought he was disingenuous at best (The whole “I’m probably pretty sure it will all work out” statement before he bailed on the Rangers), and a cheater at worst (Slapping the ball out of Bronson Arroyo’s glove during the […]

Jonny Gomes to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent outfielder Jonny Gomes is the type of blue-collar, veteran player who can play a key role on the field and in the clubhouse. The Atlanta Braves coveted his valuable traits enough to sign Gomes on Thursday, Jan. 22. Tim Brown...Show More Summary

Top Offseason Options for Baltimore Orioles to Finish off Winter Plans

Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just under a month. The offseason is almost over, and baseball is almost back. For Baltimore Orioles fans, the season couldn't come any sooner, as the winter has been full of nothing...Show More Summary

Predictions for Each Top Offseason Acquisition's Career with Chicago White Sox

There is no doubt Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn earned his pay this offseason. In all, he added seven impact additions to the 25-man roster, catapulting his club into next season’s postseason conversation. But how willShow More Summary

Creating MLB's Perfect 25-Man Super Team

Having gone all Dr. Frankenstein to put together the perfect hitter and the perfect pitcher by taking certain attributes of various hitters and pitchers across Major League Baseball to form such a specimen, it's now time to do the same...Show More Summary

Highlighting MLB's Most Deadly Lineups 1 Month from Spring Training

In collecting this slideshow, I found that roster construction gave half of the teams eligible a distinct advantage over the other half. Take David Ortiz away from the Boston Red Sox. Take Miguel Cabrera/Victor Martinez away from the Tigers. Show More Summary

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