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  1. 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
  2. Second base issues in Toronto

    Doug Mittler

    Thanks to a misplaced step by Maicer Izturis, Ryan Goins will get a chance to prove he can be the Blue Jays' regular second baseman. Izturis will require surgery to repair a complete tear of his lateral collateral ligament (LCL) suffered Sunday wh...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Did Dozier's price just go up?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Diego Padres became the latest team to lock up a player with a high ceiling but relatively low service time, agreeing Monday to a five-year, $35 million extension with second baseman Jedd Gyorko. Still two seasons away from arbitration, G...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. How Braves make room for Minor

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves continue to receive encouraging news on Mike Minor, who threw five scoreless innings in his third minor league rehab start Sunday and is scheduled to rejoin the rotation sometime next week. Minor, who began the year on the disab...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  5. Archie Bradley's timetable

    Doug Mittler

    Clubs have plenty of financial incentives to keep top prospects in the minor leagues as long as possible. That doesn't mean agents have to like it. Jay Franklin, the representative for Diamondbacks pitching prospect Archie Bradley, told Ken Rosent...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  6. Chisenhall on the bubble in Cleveland?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians need to clear a roster spot to make room for outfielder Michael Bourn, who is expected to come off the disabled list in time for Tuesday's contest in Detroit. Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer says the "easy move" would be to o...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. How Mets might deal with OF shortage

    Doug Mittler

    Prior to Monday's game in Arizona, New York Mets manager Terry Collins discussed the juggling game he would perform when outfielder Chris Young comes off the disabled list later this week. But surplus quickly became shortage when Juan Lagares and Cur...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  8. Big Apple interest in Hanrahan

    Doug Mittler

    Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is ready to demonstrate his progress. Could the Big Apple teams emerge as serious suitors? ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweeted Friday that Hanrahan will hold a showcase ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  9. Playing it safe with Kazmir

    Doug Mittler

    Scott Kazmir insists he will make his next start after pitching six scoreless innings against the Mariners Sunday, but the Oakland Athletics have every reason to be cautious. Trainers were seen trying to work out the tightness in Kazmir's arm in ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Rotation issues in Tampa Bay

    Doug Mittler

    Tampa Bay Rays' manager Joe Maddon needs to juggle his rotation again after right-hander Alex Cobb was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a left oblique strain. Cobb said he was told he can expect to miss four to six weeks. He joins Ma...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  11. Could the Yankees pursue Drew?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees entered the season with questionable infield depth, and that was before Mark Teixeira landed on the disabled list, Derek Jeter saw his injured quad act up and Brian Roberts experienced some back discomfort. Mix in some other b...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  12. Will Royals stick with Moustakas?

    Doug Mittler

    A season if high expectations has started slowly for the Kansas City Royals, who were swept by Minnesota in a three-game series over the weekend to fall into last place in the AL Central with a 4-7 record. If you're looking to point fingers, start...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  13. Another chance for Morales?

    Doug Mittler

    The Colorado Rockies have a decision to make in their rotation after left-hander Brett Anderson suffered a broken left index finger Saturday that will sideline him for four to six weeks. It is yet another injury setback for the 26-year-old who las...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  14. Filling in for Pedroia

    Doug Mittler

    The Boston Red Sox will be holding their collective breath as they await word on the status of Dustin Pedroia, who will have his left wrist examined Monday in Boston. Pedroia was scratched from Sunday's game against the Yankees lineup after report...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Could a Masterson deal be next?

    Doug Mittler

    The Cleveland Indians have aggressively pursued multi-year contracts with their core players, the latest coming Friday when second baseman Jason Kipnis agreed to a six-year, $52.5 million deal. Since the start of spring training, GM Chris Antonetti h...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  16. Fiscal limits in DC?

    Doug Mittler

    No one can accuse Mark Lerner of pinching pennies, but the Washington Nationals owner may have reached a payroll limit. "We're beyond topped out," Lerner told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. "Our payroll has skyrocketed to like $140 million....

    Blog | April 05, 2014