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  1. My 2014 fantasy baseball MVPs

    Eric Karabell

    When I spoke to Cleveland Indians outfielder Michael Brantley at the All-Star festivities in Minneapolis and asked him about his shocking statistical season, he made it seem like it was no big deal at all -- just a maturing player becoming smarter wi...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  2. 2014 All-Star Game -- Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright named star...

    Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals have been selected as the starting pitchers for Tuesday's All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2014
  3. 2014 MLB All-Star Game rosters announced

    A year removed from a 50-game suspension following the Biogenesis investigation, Baltimore Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz has been voted to this year's All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  4. Cramping Cruz gives old team a jolt

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz nearly didn't take his scheduled at-bat in the eighth inning. His said his legs were cramping starting in the fourth inning, and manager Buck Showalter briefly considered pinch hitting for him. But Cruz decided to m...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  5. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  6. 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
  7. A look at non-roster invitees: AL

    David Schoenfield

    As we wait for Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Bronson Arroyo, A.J. Burnett, Kendrys Morales and Nelson Cruz to sign, Buster Olney reminds us that there are still a lot of other interesting names out there in free agency, including Jason Hammel, Chris...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  8. Tuesday Roundup: Latest Cruz update

    AJ Mass

    There's still an outside chance that Nelson Cruz could end up back in a Texas Rangers uniform by the time the start of the season rolls around, assuming of course, that the slugger is willing to settle for a one-year deal. According to Jesse Sanch...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  9. Could Nelson Cruz end up in Detroit?

    AJ Mass

    There hasn't been a lot of buzz lately regarding the free agency of Nelson Cruz and, after some mild early interest from a few teams that never really came close to bearing fruit, the outfielder remains unsigned. As Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com wrot...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hot Stove Talk: The case for Nelson Cruz

    Richard Durrett

    On Monday, we profiled the case for Shin-Soo Choo, one of the two biggest outfield bats left on the market. Today, we'll look at the case for Nelson Cruz. Cruz is 33 years old and coming off a season in which he missed the final 50 games because o...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  15. Gauging the market for Nelson Cruz and Shin-Soo Choo

    Jerry Crasnick

    Here's where things stand with Nelson Cruz, Shin-Soo Choo and other bats on market.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  16. 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