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  1. Rangers building depth in bullpen

    Calvin Watkins

    With the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday, the Texas Rangers made another small baseball statement, not a sexy one -- build the bullpen. Neftali Feliz is the closer, but given his velocity issues after returning from Tomm...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Kyuji Fujikawa signs 1-year deal with Texas Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers announced the signing of right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa on Tuesday to a one-year deal with a club option for 2016.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  3. Mid-December World Series odds

    David Schoenfield

    Courtesy of Bovada.lv ... Los Angeles Dodgers: 15/2 Boston Red Sox: 9/1 Washington Nationals: 15/2 Chicago Cubs: 12/1 Detroit Tigers: 12/1 Los Angeles Angels: 12/1 San Francisco Giants: 14/1 Seattle Mariners: 14/1 St. Louis Cardinals: 14/1...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. Rangers close to signing righty reliever Kyuji Fujikawa

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers are finalizing a deal to sign right-handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, according to a source. At the just-completed winter meetings in San Diego, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team was going to sign a right-handed rel...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. Ross Detwiler looks for fresh start

    Calvin Watkins

    This offseason seems to be about fresh starts. We start with Joe Maddon leaving the small market Tampa Bay Rays and moving to the now big-budgeted Chicago Cubs to manage. There's Jimmy Rollins getting traded from the rebuilding Philadelphia Phi...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  6. Can Lester repeat 2014 stats with Cubs?

    Eric Karabell

    For all the success new Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester has achieved in his major league career, he's generally been a bit -- brace yourself, because nobody ever wants to hear or read this word -- overrated from a fantasy aspect, because we deal ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. What we're tracking ...

    Doug Mittler

    While everyone was waiting for Jon Lester to make up his mind, the Chicago White Sox took the most pro-active approach on Day One of the winter meetings. By the end of the day, Chicago had a new top-tier starter in Jeff Samardzija, according to ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Cubs non-tender John Baker, Wesley Wright

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs tendered contracts to eight arbitration-eligible players on Tuesday, while they non-tendered catcher John Baker and lefty reliever Wesley Wright, making them free agents. Baker, 33, played one season for the Cubs after ...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  9. Pedro Strop of Chicago Cubs in car accident, believed to be fine

    Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, but was not injured, officials said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2014
  10. Raul Ibanez among 3 finalists for Tampa Bay Rays manager

    Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  11. Sabermetrics' role with the Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    We have WAR. The WAR from Fangraphs and baseball-reference.com. Then there's FIP. UZR. WPA and wOBA. There's more, but it might take days to list all the categories and what they really mean. It's called sabermetrics and while it's taken bas...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  12. Cubs pitching prospect Edwards ready for next step

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. - Chicago Cubs pitching prospect C.J. Edwards is ready to go home. That's where his girlfriend -- whom he said he talks to "almost all day" when he's not playing baseball -- is waiting for him, as is a "cool" welcome-home party. It's been...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  13. Mike Trout, Andrew McCutchen win Silver Slugger Awards

    The Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen and Washington's Ian Desmond have won their third straight Silver Slugger Awards.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2014
  14. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  15. MLB - Future Power Rankings heading into 2014 free agency

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney

    Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney bring you the latest installment of the Future Power Rankings, looking at how well each team is set up for sustained success.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  16. Sox in '15: Team created financial flexibility

    Doug Padilla

    It is no accident the Chicago White Sox will have a significant amount of money to spend this offseason. The White Sox started clearing the books back in July 2013 when Jake Peavy was traded to the Boston Red Sox. As big as it was to get back Avis...

    Blog | October 06, 2014