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  1. Pirates putting Mazzaro on block

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates don't want to part ways with a reliever who went 8-2 with a 2.81 ERA for the team last season, but with Vin Mazzaro out of options, the organization felt they didn't have much of a choice in the matter. As Travis Sawchik of...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  2. Gregorius demoted, but not on block

    AJ Mass

    Shortstop Chris Owings has won the starting job for the Arizona Diamondbacks, beating out Didi Gregorius, who was sent down to Triple-A Reno in one of the team's final roster moves prior to the start of the season. According to Steve Gilbert of ML...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  3. Position battle: Tigers LF

    AJ Mass

    With the news that outfielder Andy Dirks will miss around three months with a back problem that will require surgery, suddenly the plans for the Detroit Tigers in left field have hit a stumbling block. The rest of the spring will likely be used by ma...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  4. David Price is overrated because of favorable pitching environmen...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why extremely favorable pitching conditions have led to David Price being overrated.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2013
  5. Another potential hurdle for Choo?

    AJ Mass

    Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has not yet found a fit for 2014, and part of the problem has been the loss of a draft pick that comes with signing him. Another stumbling block to a deal has been his contract demands, as it's believed that Choo i...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. Billy Butler is underrated and a good fit for the Baltimore Oriol...

    Scott Spratt

    Billy Butler is reportedly on the trade block, and Scott Spratt explains why the Orioles should target the underrated player.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  7. Bits: Andrew Cashner's 2014 value

    Eric Karabell

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has 22 home runs and 75 RBIs this season, and is owned in more than 92 percent of ESPN standard leagues. Rizzo is seen as one of the building blocks of the young Cubs, a middle-of-the-order presence for years ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Trade candidates for all 30 teams

    Jim Bowden

    Not every team will make a trade at this week's winter meetings in Nashville, but every team could. With that in mind, let's take a look at one player (or more) who could be on the trade block this week from each of the 30 teams. American League ...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  9. Previewing the trade market for every National League team - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney previews the trade market for every National League team, leading off with the Phillies, who could be close to putting Cole Hamels on the trading block.

    Blog | Conversation | July 04, 2012
  10. Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino could be put on trading block if Phi...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Phillies have already tried to gauge teams' potential interest in Cole Hamels and Shane Victorino, so if they continue to struggle they'll have a sense of what the trade market is for both players.

    Blog | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  11. Potential trade targets Wandy Rodriguez, Justin Morneau stand to ...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks at players currently on the major league trading block, such as Wandy Rodriguez and Justin Morneau, and how a potential trade could affect their fantasy value.

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  12. MLB - The Los Angeles Dodgers next owners will need to patient

    Dave Cameron

    Groups are lining up to buy the Dodgers, but as Dave Cameron explains, potential buyers should temper expectations regarding short-term success on the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2012
  13. MLB - Best trade fits by ballpark

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions writes that teams need to take their home ballparks into account at the trade deadline, evaluating which players on the block fit with which teams' home fields.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  14. A mental block in baseball

    Buster Olney

    The major injury concern that the Giants had with catcher Buster Posey, as manager Bruce Bochy explained on the phone Wednesday afternoon, was because of foul tips. Posey had taken a couple of foul balls off his face mask, and Bochy said the Giants h...

    Blog | May 26, 2011
  15. MLB: Buster Posey got hurt on Wednesday, another case of a mental...

    Buster Olney

    On Wednesday night, another young star catcher suffered what could be another terrible injury on a play that doesn't even belong in the game. In an age of precision valuation of talent, why is a star -- or even a backup -- put at grave risk for a run?

    Blog | Conversation | May 26, 2011
  16. MLB: Why Sunday's game could be a building block for the Cubs

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney examines the Cubs' chances without Matt Garza tonight and provides the usual assortment of news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2011