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Yankees Spring Training 2017 Preview: Predictions, Players to Watch and More

Pitchers and catchers with a predilection for pre -planning (say that five times fast) have already begun packing their bags for Florida and Arizona. Spring training is almost here, people, and not a moment too soon. As we prepare for...Show More Summary

World Series Champion Chicago Cubs Visit President Obama at the White House

For the first time since 1888, the Chicago Cubs visited the White House on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the team's first World Series title since 1908. "They said this day would never come," President Obama said to open his remarks, per the ESPN broadcast, amid laughter and applause in the White House. Show More Summary

Michael Saunders to Phillies: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent outfielder Michael Saunders has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball and Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reported the news Monday. Saunders picked a good time to become a free agent after his best season in Major League Baseball as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. Show More Summary

Danny Duffy, Royals Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Kansas City Royals and Danny Duffy reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year extension worth $65 million, according to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman confirmed the deal. Duffy was under team control for oneShow More Summary

David Ortiz Confirms Retirement, Comments on Dominican Republic Legacy

David Ortiz confirmed Monday he will remain retired from baseball amid speculation the former Boston Red Sox slugger might return to the game. "My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. He maintained...Show More Summary

Power Ranking MLB's Best Pitching Staffs for 2017 Ahead of Spring Training

Offense puts fans in the seats, but pitching wins championships. As we've seen in recent years, that statement is all too true. And it's not specific to starting pitching, either, as the San Francisco Giants can attest. The Cleveland...Show More Summary

World Baseball Classic 2017: Projecting Tournament Favorites, Dark Horses

March is an important month for baseball fans. Not only does it signal the beginning of the exhibition season—and draw us ever closer to Opening Day—but every four years, it provides us the opportunity to see the best players in theShow More Summary

Cubs Now in Prime Position to Use Checkbook to Magnify Future Dominance

The rich get richer. The good get better. It doesn't always work that way, but sometimes it does. Just ask the Chicago Cubs. One year after winning their first World Series since the debut of the Model T Ford, the Cubs are positioned for another deep postseason run. Their potent lineup remains intact. Show More Summary

Jay Bruce Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Mets RF

The New York Mets have a logjam in the outfield and could try to solve it by dealing away Jay Bruce. According to Jim Salisbury of, the Philadelphia Phillies have had a " longstanding interest" in Bruce, although the team...Show More Summary

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

In an effort to lower their payroll heading into 2017, the Detroit Tigers are reportedly willing to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. “The Tigers are a willing trade partner because they’re trying to get rid of payroll. Kinsler is still...Show More Summary

Jays’ Martin ready to play for Canada, but there's a catch: Griffin

Roster is expected to have a few twists, like the Jays catcher playing shortstop.

Wil Myers' 6-Year Extension Cements Franchise Cornerstone for Padres' New Era

When the San Diego Padres acquired Wil Myers in December 2014, he was a talented, injury-prone enigma. Two years and change later, he has a chance to be a franchise cornerstone. On Friday, Myers and the Padres agreed to a six-year extension...Show More Summary

Tyson Ross to Rangers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Looking to get a fresh start on his career, starting pitcher Tyson Ross has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers.'s TR Sullivan reported the two sides agreed to a one-year deal. According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, Ross' contract pays out $6 million guaranteed. Show More Summary

Ranking MLB's Top 25 Overall Future Trade Assets

Let's pretend for a second that every player in Major League Baseball was on the trade block. Ignoring things like team need and franchise direction, who would be the most valuable trade chips in this hypothetical situation? That's what...Show More Summary

Pitching, not slugging, may drive Blue Jays in 2017

With Edwin Encarnacion gone to Cleveland and Jose Bautista's status up in the air, the Jays may need to rely even more on their pitching staff, which was among the MLB’s best in 2016.

MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 SSs to Watch

Few positions in baseball have seen as big an influx of high-upside young talent in recent years than shortstop. From Carlos Correa to Francisco Lindor to Corey Seager, the position is well-stocked with young stars who are poised toShow More Summary

Is MLB Headed for Dearth of Intense Division Races Next Season?

There are things the 2017 MLB season can be counted on to deliver. Mike Trout will make highlights. Giancarlo Stanton's bat will make loud noises. Bartolo Colon will make assorted GIFs. But if you're counting on some intense division races, we need to talk. It's a little early to be looking that far ahead, but not too early. Show More Summary

Making Sense of Baseball's Edgar Martinez, Designated Hitter HOF Debate

The Hall of Fame lists Frank Thomas as a first baseman. Not as a first baseman/designated hitter. Not as a designated hitter/first baseman. Thomas started 340 more games as a DH than he did at first base, but nowhere on his Cooperstown plaque or on his page on the Hall of Fame website does it even mention his time at DH. Show More Summary

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

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