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  2. Will the Reds shop Jay Bruce?

    Doug Mittler

    The end of the 2014 season can't come fast enough for the Reds' Jay Bruce, whose .214 batting average does not even rank among the 25 right fielders in the majors. Bruce signed a six-year, $51 million deal in 2011 and the Reds got a decent bang f...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  3. ALDS roster spot for Paredes?

    Doug Mittler

    The American League East title already is in the books, giving the Baltimore Orioles some extra time to decide on their final roster for the upcoming Division Series. One decision will be at third base, where the suspension to Chris Davis will carry ...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  4. Contingency plans for Avila

    Doug Mittler

    There is increasing concern in Detroit over the status of catcher Alex Avila, who continues to suffer the aftereffects of a concussion suffered Sunday when he was tagged in the head against the Cleveland Indians. "The way things are going, the Ti...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  5. Wren's job in jeopardy?

    Doug Mittler

    The odds of a front office shakeup in Atlanta appear to be increasing with each September defeat. The Braves dropped to 4-12 this month with Friday's 5-0 loss to the New York Mets to Atlanta, falling seven games behind Pittsburgh in the NL wild-c...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  6. Could Alvarez land in Boston?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the many problems facing the Boston Red Sox this season is dismal offensive production at third base. The hot corner has been ice cold, with the Red Sox ranking at or near the bottom in the majors in batting average (.209), slugging percentage ...

    Blog | September 20, 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. Papelbon's future in Philadelphia

    Doug Mittler

    The Phillies tried to be as diplomatic as possible regarding Jonathan Papelbon, the volatile closer who drew a seven-game suspension for making a lewd gesture at fans Sunday as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning. "We apologize to ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  9. Make or break year in Queens?

    Doug Mittler

    There are ample signs pointing to manager Terry Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson keeping their jobs with the New York Mets. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News says "the Mets plan to make an announcement about both Collins' and Ald...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  10. Will Rays shop Hellickson, Joyce?

    Doug Mittler

    Tampa Bay Rays owner Stuart Sternberg conceded last week that his 2015 payroll is headed down from a franchise-record $80 million. The club gained some financial relief with the blockbuster trade of David Price to Detroit, but some tough decisi...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  11. Impact of Ryu injury on Kershaw

    Doug Mittler

    The Los Angeles Dodgers received some encouraging news Monday when an MRI of Hyun-Jin Ryu's left shoulder showed no structural damage. Ryu was pulled after one inning against the Giants Friday night in San Francisco and rookie Carlos Frias will s...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  12. Hill likely to stay in Arizona

    Doug Mittler

    Aaron Hill was shopped at the July trade deadline and has seen his playing time at second base reduced, but "there is no reason to believe" he will not be back with the Arizona Diamondbacks next season, reports Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona. ...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  13. Hammel's fate in October

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics have shuffled their rotation to allow Scott Kazmir, Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray to pitch in a three-game series against the Rangers that begins Tuesday. As noted by MLB.com's Jane Lee, "this allows the A's to start Gray,...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  14. Will the Braves shop Gattis?

    Doug Mittler

    The slumping Atlanta Braves have played the last six games without Evan Gattis, who remains sidelined due to lingering effects from strep throat. Gattis is a native of the Dallas area and had looked forward to playing in a weekend series against...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  15. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  16. Wacha to the bullpen?

    Doug Mittler

    The St. Louis Cardinals decided to skip Michael Wacha's turn in the rotation after the righthander struggled with his command in his first two starts back from a shoulder injury. Wacha completed a bullpen session Sunday morning that went well, re...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  17. Stewart a GM in Arizona?

    Doug Mittler

    Dave Stewart faces a Catch 22 when it comes to the vacant job of Arizona Diamondbacks' general manager. Stewart, the former major league pitcher and coach who is currently a player agent, has been mentioned as a leading candidate to replace the d...

    Blog | September 15, 2014