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7 Available Pitchers Still Within Reach of the Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have been one of the most active teams this offseason. Their lineup is set, but it's well-known they could still use rotation help and a bullpen boost. Despite a flurry of moves that altered the MLB landscape during the winter...Show More Summary

What Suppressed the MLB Hitting Market Spending This Winter?

You might have noticed that Major League Baseball teams have been hot after bats this winter and that they've been spending a lot of money on said bats. But not that much, really. It may seem nuts, but spending on hitting has been relatively subdued. At, you can find a list of free agents who have signed or agreed to deals. Show More Summary

Kenta Maeda Not Posted by Hiroshima Carp: Latest Details and Reaction

Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda didn't get his wish, as Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda has decided to keep his star pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball. The Japan Times (h/t reported the news and provided the following...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Rumblings Around Josh Hamilton, Ian Desmond and More

At this stage of the MLB offseason, trade gossip usually tends to reserve seats for the regulars circling the block on a close-knit set of customers. That holds true for one of the latest round-up's subjects, whose name everyone knows at this point. Show More Summary

3 Available Players Still Within Reach of the Baltimore O's

The 2014 MLB winter meetings were pretty eventful last week. And it's not as if the weeks surrounding them have been dull, either. For MLB fans, this has quickly become one of the more eventful winters in recent memory, but fans of the...Show More Summary

Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Mid-December Buzz

While there was no shortage of action at MLB's 2014 winter meetings in San Diego, those moves only represent a fraction of what general managers discussed. For the winter meetings are where the seeds for future moves are sowed. As we...Show More Summary

Miami Marlins: Host of New Players Make Marlins One of MLB's Most Exciting Teams

The Miami Marlins made big news in late November when they signed Giancarlo Stanton to a record-breaking 13-year, $325 million contract. That was only the start, though, as an aggressive winter meeting haul makes the Marlins contenders...Show More Summary

2014 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Top Available Players

While many of the top names from MLB free agency are already off the board, plenty of talent is available for teams that are willing to pay. As teams get more desperate to add top talent before the start of the season, the demand goes up and contracts get even higher. Show More Summary

Are the Yankees Headed for a Third Straight Year Without a Playoff Appearance?

For almost two decades, the New York Yankees making the playoffs was more or less a given. That's a reputation and an expectation that materializes when, from 1995 through 2012, a team falls short only one time (in 2008). But in going...Show More Summary

Giants Wrong to Dismiss Buster Posey as Pablo Sandoval Replacement

Buster Posey is the starting catcher for the San Francisco Giants —b ut should he be? It seems like an absurd question. During five full seasons behind the dish for San Francisco, all Posey has done is win Rookie of the Year, a batting title, an MVP and three, count 'em three, World Series rings. Show More Summary

Updated Odds for Cole Hamels' Top Suitors, Potential Trade Packages to Land Him

The Phillies are "trying to blow up" their roster, per Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said, "We’re open to talk about anybody.” If they're going to talk about anybody, i t's pretty easy to find things to like about Cole Hamels: 1. Show More Summary

Have the Royals Done Enough to Ensure 2014 Run Is More Than a One-Hit Wonder?

No longer is the American League Central the worst division in Major League Baseball, and the Kansas City Royals are partly to thank for lighting the fire. The Royals’ stunning run to within one win of the World Series last fall alerted...Show More Summary

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest Rumors Surrounding Atlanta Braves and Matt Kemp Deal

Still months away from the start of the MLB season, teams are looking to make huge deals ahead of spring training. A myriad of stars have been moved already, so no players are safe this offseason. Following the winter meetings, Matt Kemp was one of the biggest deals that took place. Show More Summary

Grading 3-Team Wil Myers Blockbuster Trade Between Rays, Padres, Nationals

A week after one of the craziest winter meetings in recent memory, we have another huge trade in the MLB world. According to reports, the San Diego Padres have acquired 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Wil Myers from the Tampa...Show More Summary

Michael Saunders Could Become a Valuable Contributor for Toronto Blue Jays

When the Toronto Blue Jays traded for Canadian outfielder Michael Saunders from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitcher J.A. Happ, the deal barely drew any attention when compared to some of the team’s other moves of the offseason. Considering...Show More Summary

Blockbuster Wil Myers Trade the Latest Shake-Up to NL West Power Structure

When we last saw the National League West in the regular season, it was the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants on top and everyone else straining their necks looking up at them. But that was then. This is now. And right now, the power structure in the NL West looks a little different. The San Diego Padres have done their part. Show More Summary

December 17, 2014: Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert, slated for January 10th, announces its 15th Anniversary All-Star Line-up

The first performance by the Juliana Hatfield Three in nearly two decades, the return of The Cavedogs and performances by Craig Finn (The Hold Steady), the legendary Al Kooper and Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood of Belly highlight an all-star evening of music and baseball talk at the 15th anniversary Hot Stove Cool Music charity […]

Edinson Volquez to Royals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

In an effort to build their starting rotation in the event James Shields doesn't return, the Kansas City Royals have reportedly agreed to terms on a contract with Edinson Volquez. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Volquez's pact...Show More Summary

MLB Inside Buzz: The Latest on Scherzer, Shields & Korean Infielder Jung-Ho Kang

The baseball winter meetings may be over, but that doesn't mean the hot stove has been turned off. Tons of moves are in the works, with each team positioning itself for a run at that elusive World Series trophy. Bleacher Report's Stephen...Show More Summary

Odds of Each Suitor Acquiring Top Remaining 2014 MLB Free-Agent, Trade Targets

From Max Scherzer to Jordan Zimmermann, there are still some big-time arms up for grabs on the 2014 MLB free-agent and trade markets. While there are lots of front-line starters to be had, the pool of impact bats has all but dried up. Show More Summary

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