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  1. AL West team-by-team Hot Stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series under way, there are 28 other teams in the major leagues already looking ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be playing for a championship next year at this time. Free agency doesn't officially kick in until five days after t...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  2. Where might V-Mart end up in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    Even though the Detroit Tigers eventually lost the first game of their playoff series with the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, Victor Martinez still did his part, hitting a home run and giving the team an early spark. It's that spark many other teams ...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Smoak not returning to Seattle?

    AJ Mass

    Expect Justin Smoak to be on the free agent market this winter, as the chances of the Seattle Mariners deciding to exercise their option on the 27-year-old appear to be slim. As Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times writes, "Smoak has a club option for...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  4. Young's fate in Seattle's rotation

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners don't have a lot of room for error if they're going to make the playoffs in 2014 as one of the two American League Wildcard teams. That's why manager Lloyd McClendon appears to be leaning towards removing Chris Young from the sta...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  5. Retirement on horizon for Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    After allowing five runs in 7-2/3 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett has now lost six of his last seven starts, and remains stuck at 153 wins for his career. That career may soon be over. As Bill Evans of the South Jers...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Zobrist on way out of Tampa Bay?

    AJ Mass

    One of the big deadline deals from Thursday was the three-way swap that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers. In return, the Tampa Bay Rays received "left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers." But they also...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  7. Top OF names at deadline

    AJ Mass

    According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, general manager Ned Colletti of the Los Angeles Dodgers said prior to Wednesday's game that "he hopes Matt Kemp is a Dodger 'for a long, long time,' and Kemp is signed through 2019." That stance, combined ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  8. Lester's gone: now what?

    AJ Mass

    Now that the Boston Red Sox have traded away Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics -- along with outfielder Johnny Gomes -- in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, there's one obvious question to ask. Which other starting pitchers might yet still b...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. Any takers for Willingham?

    AJ Mass

    The Minnesota Twins are believed to be ready to part ways with Josh Willingham, presuming that there are any takers out there on an outfielder who is batting just .222 in the final season of his contract. According to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  10. Byrd on the move?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies lineup for tonight's game against the New York Mets shows that Grady Sizemore will be starting in right field and batting sixth -- instead of Marlon Byrd. While that's not typically anything to raise any eyebrows, anytime...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  11. What will Pirates pursue?

    AJ Mass

    With a record of 56-49, putting them just two games out of first place in their division, the Pittsburgh Pirates are certainly in position to be buyers at the trade deadline. The big decision for the team is deciding exactly what pieces they want to ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  12. Rios drawing interest

    AJ Mass

    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that there are many teams checking in with the Texas Rangers about the availability of outfielder Alex Rios, including the Seattle Mariners, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees and Cincinnati Reds. Chris Coti...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  13. O's looking to juggle rotation?

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles rotation currently lines up to have Chris Tillman, Wei-Yin Chen and Kevin Gausman to start against the Los Angeles Angels when the two teams kick off a three-game set on Tuesday. However, that's not things may eventually go down...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  14. Will Rockies sell off some bats?

    AJ Mass

    The Colorado Rockies are getting hit with a lot of trade requests as the July 31 deadline draws closer and closer by the day. While there have some rumors that have involved Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez, it seems highly unlikely that either of...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  15. Orioles getting healthy?

    AJ Mass

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado is "getting better" and will participate in both batting practice and infield practice on Thursday, with an eye on making it back into the Baltimore Orioles lineup at some point during the four-g...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  16. Mariners continue to ponder deals

    AJ Mass

    Earlier on Thursday, the Seattle Mariners completed a deal that brought back Kendrys Morales to the team. As ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports, the Mariners sent relief pitcher Stephen Pryor to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for Morales. "Morales...

    Blog | July 24, 2014