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  1. What's next for active A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics have been very busy in the new year, trading with the Tampa Bay Rays for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar and then turning right around and shipping Escobar to the Washington Nationals for Tyler Clippard -- and there may well be mo...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Ogando ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    Alexi Ogando may be getting close to signing a deal for the 2015 season, as he attempts to come back from a sprained ligament in his right elbow that cut his season short last June. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe notes that the Boston Red Sox we...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  6. Could Giants look to LA for OF?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants are still on the hunt for another bat who can start in left field instead of Gregor Blanco, while at the same time providing the team with some pop at the plate that they most notably won't have in 2015 in the wake of both Pa...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  7. 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
  8. Dodgers done with SP search?

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers put the finishing touches on a one-year, $10 million contract with pitcher Brett Anderson and in the process likely put the finishing touches on their 2015 rotation as well. As Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles ...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  9. Current favorites for Scherzer?

    AJ Mass

    Will free agent pitcher Max Scherzer sign a contract in January, or will he still be on the market for quite some time? According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, there's every reason to believe that "January is Max Scherzer Month." "Scherzer ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  10. No room for Guerrero in LA?

    AJ Mass

    When the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Alex Guerrero to a four-year, $28 million contract, the idea was that he would be converted from shortstop to second base. However, progress on that front has been slow and Guerrero is now a man without a position....

    Blog | December 25, 2014
  11. Who bid on Kang?

    AJ Mass

    Eventually, the identity of the team which has reportedly bid $5 million for the rights to negotiate with South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang will be revealed, but as of early Sunday morning, it was still unknown. ESPN.com's Adam Rubin eliminated ...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  12. Hamels getting lots of interest?

    AJ Mass

    When the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to send Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the move was believed to be the long-expected first step towards a major rebuilding of the aging team's roster. That's why it's not too surprising to learn that a...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  13. Scherzer's fate in Yankees hands?

    AJ Mass

    While the Detroit Tigers are still not shutting the door on a possible return to the rotation from Max Scherzer, whether or not he returns to the team may simply come down to if the New York Yankees make the pitcher an offer he can't refuse. As An...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  14. Top stories of Thursday morning

    AJ Mass

    Certainly the Los Angeles Dodgers were the primary focus of the spotlight on Wednesday in San Diego, as the team sent Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins, and after a whole bunch of wheeling and dealing appear to have ended up with Jimmy Ro...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Lester ready to return to Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    Free agent pitcher Jon Lester is expected to make a decision early this coming week as to which team he will play for in 2015. Although the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are all considered to be in the mix for Lester, one...

    Blog | December 07, 2014