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  1. Orioles still looking for OF?

    AJ Mass

    Now that the rumors of Dan Duquette potentially leaving the Baltimore Orioles have been put to rest, his focus has gone back to putting the finishing touches on the 2015 roster. Trading for Travis Snider was a chance to add some outfield depth, and i...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  2. Marlins in mix for Shields?

    AJ Mass

    With Max Scherzer off the board, all eyes now turn to the race to land James Shields, which almost assuredly will be the last big "lottery" of the offseason. The Miami Marlins "continue to be involved and are closely monitoring" the status of Shields...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  3. Could Shields go to Toronto?

    AJ Mass

    Free agency has not yet given James Shields the huge contract that he was hoping for when the 2014 season came to an end, but interest in the pitcher may yet discover a second wind over the next few weeks. As Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes, af...

    Blog | January 18, 2015
  4. Wednesday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    When Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals went under the knife to repair his right wrist in late-December, the team seemed confident that the outfielder would be ready to return to action in time for the team's April 6 opener. According to Andy...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  5. Dodgers move focus to Moncada?

    AJ Mass

    On Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a contract with Cuban pitcher Yoan Lopez that includes an $8.27 million signing bonus, according to multiple reports -- much to the chagrin of several other teams that were hoping to be the lucky recipie...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  6. Tuesday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    While the phrase "voluntary minicamp" technically means that you are not required to attend, the Pittsburgh Pirates are nevertheless disappointed that Pedro Alvarez chose not to be present for workout sessions this week. As Rob Biertempfel of the ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  7. D-backs zoning in on Shields?

    AJ Mass

    After reportedly turning down an offer of $110 million from an unknown club, presumably because he didn't want to play for that particular team, James Shields may finally be getting closer to figuring out exactly where he does want to play in 2015. ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  8. Monday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have just one catcher with major league experience currently on their 40-man roster. That honor goes to Tuffy Gosewisch, and this fact is a big reason why, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the team is "working...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  9. Foreign player updates

    AJ Mass

    Takashi Toritani, the veteran Japanese infielder who was reportedly being pursued by the Toronto Blue Jays as a potential second base upgrade, has decided to stay in his native country for the 2015 season. As Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star no...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  10. Thursday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    While there's a train of thought that the San Francisco Giants may yet make a move to acquire another starting pitcher for their 2015 rotation, there's no reason to believe the team won't stick with what they've currently got in the clubhouse to star...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  11. Padres continue to wheel and deal?

    AJ Mass

    Although trade talks went through a roller coaster ride's worth of ups and downs along the way, when all is said and done it looks like Matt Kemp will indeed be in a San Diego Padres uniform in 2015. However, the Padres are far from finished with the...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  12. Ethier on way out of LA?

    AJ Mass

    It's no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to deal away an outfielder in the very near future, but it still may come as a surprise to many to learn that they almost accomplished that goal by dealing away a somewhat disgruntled Andre Ethi...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  13. Is there a market for Montero?

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks are believed to be exploring "creative" ways in which they can free up some salary in order to fill some holes in their roster. Miguel Montero, set to make $40 million over the next three years, could be the primary candidate...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  14. Toronto exploring options at catcher?

    AJ Mass

    The Toronto Blue Jays have been rumored to be looking to upgrade at the catcher position for 2015, with an eye towards making a run at free agent Russell Martin to help accomplish that goal. As Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish wrote earlier this mo...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  15. Montero on the move?

    AJ Mass

    A complete salary dump may not be in order for the Arizona Diamondbacks, but after losing 98 games with a payroll that topped $112 million in 2014, it would not come as a surprise to see an effort to rid the organization of some of its more expensive...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  16. NL West team-by-team hot stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series in the rearview mirror, all 30 major league teams are ready to look ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be the one holding the championship trophy next year at this time. Teams have until Monday to decline or accept any optio...

    Blog | November 02, 2014