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  1. Tuesday Rumor Roundup

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball entered the hot stove season with three top-shelf pitchers selling their services on the free agent market - Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, and James Shields. Christmas is almost here and Lester, thanks to a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cu...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Will Giants pass on Shields?

    Doug Mittler

    Are the San Francisco Giants losing interest in free agent James Shields? The Giants officially announced the signing of relieverSergio Romo on Monday, at which time general manager Brian Sabean reiterated the World Series champions are not lik...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Rumors Roundup for Wednesday

    Doug Mittler

    The winter meetings inched closer to a conclusion on Wednesday, and the rumor mill in San Diego finally centered on someone not named Jon Lester. Lester has a $155 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, and Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  4. Interest in Romo heating up

    Doug Mittler

    With David Robertson and Andrew Miller off the board, the market for the second tier of free agent relievers is picking up steam. Luke Gregerson and Pat Neshek agreed to deals with the Houston Astros on Wednesday, so could Sergio Romo be next? ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. More teams interested in Gee?

    Doug Mittler

    Add the San Diego Padres to the list of teams at least "kicking the tires" on Dillon Gee and/or Jonathon Niese, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. Rubin says the Mets prefer to trade Gee and no deal is considered imminent. The Texas ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  6. Package deal with Justin Upton?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants have emerged as a serious suitor for outfielder Justin Upton, but the Atlanta Braves are packaging third baseman Chris Johnson as part of any deal, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Giants aggressively pursued Jon ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  7. Giants out on Chase Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    Multiple reports on Tuesday said Chase Headley expected to have a deal done by the end of the winter meetings. But could that change if the San Francisco Giants out of the mix? "The Giants' enthusiasm for free agent Chase Headley seems to have coo...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  8. What we're tracking...

    Doug Mittler

    The first day of the winter meetings belonged to the Chicago White Sox, who traded for Jeff Samardzija and signed David Robertson. Day Two was defined by the Chicago Cubs, who won the Jon Lester sweepstakes by agreeing to a six-year, $155 million de...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  9. Headley decision by Thursday?

    Doug Mittler

    Chase Headley is expected to have a deal done by the end of the winter meetings Thursday, reports George King of the New York Post. Exactly where the free agent ends up seems to be more of a question mark. The San Francisco Giants appeared to be ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  10. Giants, Yanks battling for Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    The San Francisco Giants appear to be a logical fit for Chase Headley once Pablo Sandoval decided to head east and sign with the Boston Red Sox. But the New York Yankees may still be serious players in the bid for the free agent third baseman. "h...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  11. Will Yankees show restraint?

    Doug Mittler

    The price of doing business in the American League East went up even more Monday with word that the Boston Red Sox are signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez to five-year contracts totaling a reported $180 million? So how does the team...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  12. How Giants replace Sandoval

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a priority for the San Francisco Giants, but the World Series champions now move to Plan B after the Boston Red Sox lured the free agent third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval leaves the Giants thin...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  13. Will Giants pursue Headley?

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a postseason priority for the San Francisco Giants, but that is no longer an option amid reports the Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place to bring the third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval lea...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  14. Why deals could happen quickly

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball has officially reached the hot stove season, with 121 players becoming free agents at the conclusion of the World Series. If last year is any indication, we will not have to wait until the Winter Meetings in December to see some significant ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014