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  1. Phillies seek power bat

    Doug Mittler

    Adding a power outfield bat is one of the primary offseason goals for the Philadelphia Phillies, but it could come down to whether general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is willing to take another huge financial risk. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com repo...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. Padres to cast net for bats?

    AJ Mass

    If the San Diego Padres are going to be active in the offseason, chances are good they'll be looking to add a few reliable bats to their lineup because in terms of what they've got on the mound -- the organization seems to be fairly satisfied. As...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  3. Assessing Braves bats for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Atlanta Braves continued their September swoon with a 1-0 home loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, thanks to an Andrew McCutchen home run, pretty much ensuring more losses than wins for the season. The organization parted ways with general ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  4. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Defense suddenly a problem for Royals?

    Joe Kaiser

    The same spectacular defense that propelled Kansas City to first place in the American League Central throughout much of August and September has failed the team as of late. "Obviously, we're not swinging the bats well," manager Ned Yost told The ...

    Blog | September 13, 2014
  6. Michael Cuddyer homers in return

    Eric Karabell

    No player has a higher batting average with more than 600 at-bats since the start of the 2013 season than Colorado Rockies outfielder/first baseman Michael Cuddyer -- you can look it up! -- so fantasy owners certainly welcomed his return from the dis...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Alcantara in Cubs leadoff plans for 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    So far in 2014, 22-year-old rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara hasn't performed very well in his limited chances as the Chicago Cubs leadoff hitter. And that may be putting it nicely -- entering Monday, he has just 12 hits in 70 at-bats as a leado...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. Fewer at-bats for B.J. Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    B.J. Upton is in the midst of a second straight lost season in Atlanta. The center fielder leads the major leagues with 153 strikeouts and his .207 batting average is the lowest among any National League qualifier. With the Braves fighting for th...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  9. Dodgers still looking to deal?

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, who already have made August waiver deals for a pair of starting pitchers, are still looking to add a reliever and a power bat off the bench, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. General manager Ned Colletti has acquired righth...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  10. Any future for Ramirez and Dodgers?

    AJ Mass

    With Hanley Ramirez on the disabled list with a strained oblique, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been content to go primarily with the glove of Miguel Rojas at shortstop, and not worry so much about the lackluster bat he provides. That could well be a ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  11. Willingham can replace injured bats

    Eric Karabell

    Josh Willingham bashed 35 home runs for the 2012 Minnesota Twins, while also drawing 76 walks, and while it might not seem clear, those skills remain. Sure, Willingham hasn't been able to hit for average or stay healthy since, but the intriguing Mond...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. Life as a player for the Oakland 'Mathletics'

    Sean Doolittle, Special to Insider

    Baseball is a game of numbers, and we at the Oakland Athletics keep track of everything. From the number of hits in a given number of at-bats to the number of runs allowed to the number of stolen bases, there are numbers for evaluating every aspect o...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  13. Scouting Royals, White Sox prospects

    Keith Law

    Some notes from a pair of Class A games I attended in the past week, beginning with a matchup between the Royals' and White Sox's high-A affiliates: • The Wilmington Blue Rocks' lineup is down two bats of note following last month's promotio...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  14. Trade deadline objectives: NL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League Central has the best four-team race in baseball, with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all bat...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Seattle the favorite for Cuban outfielder?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle may be the front-runner to land 27-year-old Cuban outfielder, Rusney Castillo. Bob Dutton of The News Tribune reported Friday that "some rival scouts suggest the Mariners, who seek a right-handed bat, are among the leading contenders to...

    Blog | July 19, 2014