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  1. What's next for Torii Hunter?

    Doug Mittler

    What was rumored for weeks became official Friday when the Detroit Tigers parted ways with re-sign free agent Torii Hunter. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told reporters that he called Hunter to tell him he would not be pursued after the club agreed to...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  2. Robertson's next move

    Doug Mittler

    David Robertson had the opportunity of nearly tripling his salary with the New York Yankees, but the closer instead declined a $15.3 million qualifying offer in order to pursue greater riches on the open market. One of the intriguing storylines o...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  3. Royals, Reds eye Aoki?

    Doug Mittler

    Norichika Aoki won three batting titles in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, and the veteran outfielder has demonstrated he can swing the bat in America as well, posting a .285 batting average and .352 OBP over three seasons. Now that Aoki will turn 33...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. Torii Hunter a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    In the immediate aftermath of the Detroit Tigers' quick exit from the American League Championship Series, Torii Hunter dropped a hint that he was pondering retirement, but the 39-year-old outfielder now appears intent on playing another season. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. V-Mart happy in Detroit?

    Doug Mittler

    The Detroit Tigers may have the inside track at bringing back Victor Martinez. "This may not be a J.J. Hardy situation where he signs before free agency. But we do know this, according to a major league source familiar with Martinez: He prefers to...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Evidence suggests the famed "Moneyball" mindset has run its cours...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler lays out recent evidence suggesting that the teams that have succeeded in recent playoffs and during the regular season are the teams that have a more aggressive approach at the plate, then details why they might have that approach.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  7. The market for Michael Cuddyer

    Doug Mittler

    Michael Cuddyer is nearing the end of a three-year, $31 contract with the Colorado Rockies, a deal in which the outfielder/first baseman put up solid numbers - when he was able to stay on the field. Cuddyer is hitting .318 with a .532 slugging pe...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  8. Could the Royals shop Greg Holland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals have been a mediocre team at best through the first two-plus months of the season, but don't blame the back end of the bullpen. Greg Holland has converted 18 of 19 save opportunities and Wade Davis has emerged as an elite ...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  9. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  10. Owings on Tigers' radar?

    Doug Mittler

    Jose Iglesias is scheduled to see another specialist Tuesday regarding the stress fractures in both of his legs. In the meantime, the Detroit Tigers need to decide who will be standing at shortstop on Opening Day. GM Dave Dombrowski and manager B...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  11. What's next for Shin-Soo Choo?

    Doug Mittler

    The dominoes that have fallen before and during the MLB winter meetings have left Shin-Soo Choo, the top free agent outfielder left on the market, still searching for a job. There was some talk earlier Tuesday that the Arizona Diamondbacks were in...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  12. MLB: Position battles that could be won by rookies

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Names such as Kyle Drabek, Brandon Belt and Hank Conger dot a list of rookies who have a chance to get their call-up before the season even starts. The Rumor Central crew takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | March 07, 2011
  13. New MLB playoff format lowers the bar

    Doug Mittler

    At this week's owners meetings, Bug Selig indicated he would like to move ahead with expanding the playoffs. The commissioner should study the last few seasons before making that decision, because there would surely be some unintended consequences.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2010
  14. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: Joe Nathan's replacements, the Nats' new shortstop and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2010
  15. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: Jason Heyward arrives, the Giants declare a fifth starter, who could replace Yadier Molina at catcher and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  16. MLB -- Spring Training -- Your daily rundown of position battle u...

    Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler

    In the daily look at position battles: The Reds' center-field competition continues, the Mets and Cardinals finalize their fifth starters, the Giants might pass over a big bat and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2010