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  1. Orioles getting healthy?

    AJ Mass

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado is "getting better" and will participate in both batting practice and infield practice on Thursday, with an eye on making it back into the Baltimore Orioles lineup at some point during the four-g...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Cards pondering move at catcher?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden recently spoke with St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak, and at one point the conversation turned to the team's current catching situation. When Bowden asked Mozeliak if he felt comfortable going forward with th...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  3. Cards hold breath on Molina

    AJ Mass

    The most important member of the St. Louis Cardinals rotation may not be Adam Wainwright, Shelby Miller or Michael Wacha, but rather the All-Star catcher who sits behind the plate on a daily basis. However, the Cardinals are facing the prospect of be...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Melky Cabrera's strong start helps demonstrate why PEDs don't rea...

    Dan Szymborski

    If you look at the performance of players who have been suspended for use of performance-enhancing drugs, you'll see that PEDs don't seem to actually do anything. Dan Szymborski explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 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. Joe Mauer, Jacoby Ellsbury among players with best changes of sce...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the 10 players whose stats will benefit the most from a change of scenery this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  8. Could Morales be next?

    AJ Mass

    As the Ervin Santana saga looks to be headed into its final chapter -- with the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays appearing to be the last teams standing -- could free agent Kendrys Morales be the next unsigned player to find a home? That's ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  9. New York Mets and Cleveland Indians are on the verge of some awfu...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at five major roster pitfalls that loom large this spring, starting with the Mets' infield situation.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2014
  10. Opportunity for Delmon Young?

    Doug Mittler

    When the Orioles signed Nelson Cruz last month, it appeared he would get most of his at-bats as the designated hitter, but manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Cruz will play left field regularly against left-handed pitching. Monday's decision ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  11. Nelson Cruz a good value with Orioles

    Eric Karabell

    New Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz moved way up in my rankings during the weekend because, well, he found employment. It's still February, and if you're drafting today, then it's reasonable to select the few players without jobs, but there ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  12. Will Cruz be a distraction for O's?

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Nelson Cruz is now a member of the Baltimore Orioles, and should provide the team with plenty of needed pop at the plate. As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark notes, he's still one of the premier power hitters in the game. "Cruz, who has spent th...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  13. Cruz a good fit with Orioles

    Keith Law

    Once the Orioles signed Ubaldo Jimenez -- forfeiting their first-round pick -- signing another free agent requiring compensation made a lot more sense, as the value of the next pick they'd have to give up is much lower. Nelson Cruz's one-year, $8 mil...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  14. O's prefer Cruz over Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    After a relatively quiet few months, the Baltimore Orioles stepped up the pace this week, agreeing to a four-year, $50 million deal with righthander Ubaldo Jimenez and reportedly intensifying the efforts to land a power bat. The buzz Friday had th...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  15. M's outfield coming into focus?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle's three outfield spots were among the big questions for the club heading into Spring, but on Friday Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon revealed which players have a shot to play at each of the positions. Though no official decisions have bee...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  16. Orioles still in play for Santana?

    Joe Kaiser

    When Baltimore inked Ubaldo Jimenez to a four-year, $50 million deal earlier this week, the attention immediately shifted to whether the Orioles might still be in play for a bat like Kendrys Morales or Nelson Cruz. But could the O's instead be goi...

    Blog | February 21, 2014