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  1. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. GM buzz: Latest on free agents

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in a couple of weeks, the rumor mill continues to churn because many quality free agents are still on the market, including: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett, Bronson Arroyo, Paul...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  3. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  4. 10 bold predictions for rest of the winter

    Jim Bowden

    Some big free-agent names were signed over the holiday season, but that doesn't mean the market is dried up. With many teams waiting on the final destination of Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka, several quality free-agent pitchers remain, as well ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  6. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  7. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. Winter Meetings Buzz

    Doug Mittler

    Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday? There is some buzz regarding a deal...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  9. Thursday Roundup: Cuban SS on display

    AJ Mass

    Several teams, including the New York Mets, are expected to send scouts to the Dominican Republic later this week to see a showcase featuring Erisbel Arruebarruena. The shortstop, who defected from Cuba in November, is 23 years old, and therefore ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  10. Wednesday Roundup: Grandy plans

    AJ Mass

    Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson have been ongoing since the free agent met with general manager Sandy Alderson over the weekend. One of the potential hurdles to an agreement for Granderson, thus far, appears to be the outfielder...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  11. Who's the next free agent OF to sign?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees have reportedly have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, pending a physical. The seven-year contract is believed to be worth $153 million. With the jewel of the free agent outfield market now off the bo...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  13. Robinson Cano 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 Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  14. Trades made at deadline are overrated - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why it's difficult to get in-season impact from trades at the MLB trade deadline.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  15. Players whose jobs are in jeopardy

    Jim Bowden

    We haven't even gotten to spring training and there are already players whose jobs are in jeopardy either because of their team's trades, free-agent signings or young prospects who are getting ready to burst on to the scene. Here are six players who ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  16. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Pena escaped the 4A mold, but they are exc...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus probes scouts and big league executives to find out what exactly makes a player a "4A hitter." Several factors can keep a player out of the big leagues, but it usually comes back to adjustments.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2012