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MLB Rumors: Analyzing Trade Talk for Justin Upton, Jay Bruce and More

The hot-stove season has already provided plenty of heat. Some high-profile free agents have already agreed to deals, while other big names have been moved in trades. It's already shaping up to be one of the most interesting offseasons...Show More Summary

MLB Teams Just One Big Offseason Addition Away from Contention

Every MLB team has its own to-do list each offseason, but for a handful of clubs, filling one specific area of need could be the difference between contending and watching from home come October. For teams on the rise or already on the...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Rookie Seasons in Mets History

This past year, Jacob deGrom became the fifth player in Mets history to win the National League Rookie of the Year Award. The other winners were Tom Seaver in 1967, Jon Matlack in 1972, Darryl Strawberry in 1983 and Dwight Gooden in 1984. All four of those former Mets ended up having either very good or great careers. Show More Summary

Top 2014-2015 MLB Free Agents Who Do and Don't Deserve the Hype

For baseball fans, one of the only things to do this time of year is talk about free agents. Especially the hyped free agents, who we talk about again and again...and again. Question is: Which ones are actually, you know, worthy of the hype? That's the question we're asking today, anyway. Show More Summary

Cole Hamels Trade Suitors with Chips to Pull off Huge Winter Trade

Cole Hamels is the definition of an ace, having made at least 30 starts in seven consecutive seasons while eclipsing 200 innings all but once during that time frame. During his nine-year career with the Phillies, the left-hander hasShow More Summary

Analyzing Yasmany Tomas' Potential Impact on Each Top MLB Suitor

The sweepstakes for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is down to four teams, writes Jon Heyman of, with the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants all in the mix. However, the last...Show More Summary

Best Potential Jay Bruce Trade Packages and Landing Spots

Coming off a 2014 season that was disappointing for both the Cincinnati Reds and Jay Bruce, it's being reported the club might be dangling the two-time All-Star outfielder, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Reds are very much at a crossroads heading into 2015. Show More Summary

Adam LaRoche Just 1 Step of White Sox's Apparent Win-Now Push

If there were any doubt the Chicago White Sox intend to put a winning product on the field in 2015, they erased it by signing Adam LaRoche. LaRoche, one of the top bats on the market, agreed to a two-year, $25 million deal with Chicago on Friday, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Show More Summary

What Is Braves All-Star Justin Upton's True Trade Value on Winter Market?

If you think the Atlanta Braves did well in the Jason Heyward trade, just wait until you see how they do in the Justin Upton trade. Or so they hope, anyway. Though the Braves no longer have a surplus of outfielders after dealing Heyward to the St. Show More Summary

Adam LaRoche to White Sox: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Chicago White Sox have filled their void at first base/designated hitter. USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported that the team signed free agent Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal worth $25 million: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirmed...Show More Summary

1 Sleeper Free-Agent Target for the Yankees at Every Position of Need

After not making the playoffs for the second year in a row, it is clear the New York Yankees will have to make some moves this winter if they intend to compete in 2015. It's the Yankees, so you know that is exactly what their intentions...Show More Summary

Final Report Card Grades for the Los Angeles Dodgers' Prospects at the AFL

When I discussed the players the Los Angeles Dodgers had sent to the Arizona Fall League, I mentioned that many of the top players were position players. The pattern held; over the course of the month, the hitters far outperformed the pitchers. This is not surprising given the talent disparity, but it's noteworthy. Note: All statistics courtesy of Begin Slideshow

Bad MLB Contracts That Can Actually Be Trade Assets This Winter

There's an long-standing theory in sports—baseball included—that bad contracts are immovable objects, destined to bury the team holding them until they finally run their course. Yet year after year, we see holes blown in that argument. Whether...Show More Summary

Chicago Cubs: If They Miss Out on Lester, Scherzer Is an Excellent Plan B

In only about three years, Theo Epstein has built the Chicago Cubs farm system into one of the game’s best. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler are four of the most exciting young prospects in the league, and 28-year-old...Show More Summary

Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 3

Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack. Having...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know About Jung-Ho Kang, Power-Hitting Korean Shortstop

Add Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to the list of international free agents hoping to make the jump to the major leagues in 2015. The 27-year-old Kang is expected to be posted this offseason by the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization, though Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports hears it’s unlikely to happen until after the winter meetings (Dec. Show More Summary

Time for Yankees Universe to Give Up on Troy Tulowitzki Replacing Jeter

In many ways, for many reasons, the New York Yankees trading for Troy Tulowitzki makes sense. After all, they're the major-market, deep-pocketed, All-Star-obtaining Yankees, and in 2015, they'll be embarking on their first season sans...Show More Summary

Each National League Team's Most Prized Youngster

Welcome to the first of two installments that will provide an in-depth analysis focusing on the baby-faced kids who will eventually blossom into the future MLB stars of tomorrow. The first edition will focus on the National League, hoping...Show More Summary

High-Reward MLB Reclamation Projects Worth Taking a Chance on

Free agency isn ’t just about which teams land the top players on the market; it’s also an opportunity for teams to find value where others don’t. Teams are always on the hunt for potential reclamation projects, as every free-agent class features a crop of players who, for any number of reasons, are overlooked and/or undervalued on the open market. Show More Summary

Evan Gattis Would Be Winter-Trade-Market Steal for an AL Contender

Since Evan Gattis is an American League player trapped in a National League uniform, we may never know how good he can be as long as he remains the property of the Atlanta Braves. But if the Braves were to trade Gattis to an American League team, on the other hand... That's less of a real possibility now than it was a few days ago. Show More Summary

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