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Why my baseball hall ballot includes Clemens, Bonds: Griffin

Rock, Walker, Vlad, Pudge, Bagwell, Hoffman also Cooperstown worthy, while Steroid Era question continues to inject controversy.

The One Area Every MLB Contender Must Still Improve Before 2017 Season

Spring training is on the horizon —squint and you can see it through the winter haze. Still, every MLB contender has weaknesses to address before bats and balls start cracking and the smell of cut grass wafts on the breeze. For some, it's minor tinkering. Show More Summary

Jarrod Dyson to Mariners for Nathan Karns: Latest Trade Details, Reaction

The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade their outfield Friday when they acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, according to the News Tribune's Bob Dutton. MLB.com's Greg...Show More Summary

Seth Smith Traded to Orioles for Yovani Gallardo: Latest Details, Reaction

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Seth Smith. The Orioles officially announced the deal on Twitter, also noting they sent cash considerations to the...Show More Summary

Luis Valbuena: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation Surrounding Free Agent 3B

Veteran infielder Luis Valbuena is still searching for a landing spot in free agency after slugging 66 home runs over the past four years for the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reported Friday the Baltimore Orioles have discussed the idea of signing Valbuena. Show More Summary

MLB Spring Training 2017: The 10 1st Baseman to Watch

Some of the league's most dynamic offensive players call first base home. Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman are all elite-level sluggers and true superstars in the sport. You won't find any...Show More Summary

Would Bonds, Clemens Entry Open Up Hall of Fame Floodgates?

How much juice can the National Baseball Hall of Fame hold? We're going to find out. The sea change in the voting for the Hall of Fame can't be ignored. It first became apparent when Mike Piazza, long suspected of needing performance-enhancing...Show More Summary

Brandon Phillips Reportedly Blocked a Trade to Braves: Details, Reaction

Brandon Phillips is apparently still not ready to leave the Cincinnati Reds. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the second baseman used his no-trade clause to block a potential deal to the Atlanta Braves in November. The Braves...Show More Summary

Edwin Encarnacion to Indians: Takeaways from DH's Introductory Press Conference

The Cleveland Indians officially introduced prized free-agent signing Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reported the sides finalized a three-year, $60 million contract after the former Toronto Blue Jays slugger passed a physical Wednesday. Show More Summary

Ranking the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 15 Largest Contracts from Worst to Best

OK, so the 2016-2017 MLB offseason hasn't been the wild spending bonanza that last winter's offseason was. But as evidence that it hasn't been all bad, I submit 15 contracts worth at least $20 million. How about we pass the time by ranking them? Let's go from the worst to the best. Show More Summary

Yankees' Next Big Moves Will Make or Break New Era's Future

It's not easy to do what the New York Yankees have done. It's even tougher to do what they have to do next. In this era in which total rebuilds are all the rage and tanking is rewarded, the Yankees rebuilt their farm system without also...Show More Summary

Early Predictions for Top 2017 Spring Training Position Battles

We're several cold, soggy weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Baseball remains an abstraction —a distant, beautiful dream. Still, it's not too early to gaze through the winter haze toward a few key spring...Show More Summary

Tyson Ross: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation Surrounding Free-Agent SP

Starting pitcher Tyson Ross is one of the marquee free agents remaining on the market, and Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported he met with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs. Continue for updates. Cubs and Rangers Considered "Favorites" to Land Ross Wednesday, Jan. Show More Summary

New York Mets' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post New Year

Nobody's going to criticize the New York Mets for re-signing Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $110 million deal. Despite already having a full complement of outfielders under contract, Cespedes is unquestionably the key piece of the team's...Show More Summary

San Francisco Giants' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post-New Year

Signing All-Star closer Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million deal was a necessary move for the San Francisco Giants, but it was one that has seemingly limited the team's ability to improve the roster elsewhere. "I don't think there's...Show More Summary

Manny Machado vs. Bryce Harper: Who Really Deserves MLB's First $400M Deal?

Major League Baseball already has a $300 million contract. Its first $400 million contract could come soon. Call it a hunch based on where Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are in their careers. The Baltimore Orioles' third baseman and the Washington Nationals' right fielder have much in common. Show More Summary

Chad Bettis Declared Cancer-Free After November Surgery

Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has been declared cancer-free after a November surgery removed a malignant testicle. "I'm feeling great. Got an early Christmas present. Doctor said I was cancer-free. Ready to push forward," Bettis said on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. Bettis, 27, is expected to be ready for spring training. Show More Summary

Bleacher Report's Updated Farm System Rankings at the Start of 2017

We're still over a month away from pitchers and catchers making their way to sunny Arizona or Florida, and the hot stove has cooled considerably, so now seems like the perfect time for an updated look at how all 30 MLB farm system stack...Show More Summary

Diamondbacks File Suit Over Stadium Repairs: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday the organization filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Stadium District over money for capital repairs of Chase Field. Steve Gilbert of MLB.com passed along a statement from D-backs managing...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Dodgers' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post New Year

The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent the offseason getting the band back together, re-signing closer Kenley Jansen, left-hander Rich Hill and third baseman Justin Turner. There's nothing wrong with that. The trio were key contributorsShow More Summary

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