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  1. The market for Cliff Lee

    Doug Mittler

    The opportunities for the Philadelphia Phillies to showcase Cliff Lee before a possible trade are dwindling to a precious few. Lee, sidelined since late May with elbow issues, was limited 24 pitches Sunday in a start for Class-A Clearwater, an out...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. The market for Kendrys Morales

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball's First-Year Player draft is less than a week away, and few people are looking forward to its conclusion more than Kendrys Morales. The draft pick compensation for the free agent first baseman will finally be lifted, automatically lifting h...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  3. Could Yanks eye Drew after draft?

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball's First-Year Player Draft is less than a month away, which is good news for unemployed free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. Once the selection process runs its course in early June, teams looking to sign Drew will no longer be required to s...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Filling in for Teixeira

    Doug Mittler

    A wrist injury limited Mark Teixeira to just 15 games in 2013. Less than a week into the season, the New York Yankees may again have some issues at first base. Teixeira left Friday's 7-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays after suffering a strained r...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Who backs up Jeter?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees' master plan at shortstop was for Brendan Ryan to serve as the backup to future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter, who is coming off an injury-plagued season and will need a day off or two at age 39. But Ryan continues to be bothered ...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  7. Yanks' third base options without A-Rod

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees finally got some clarity in the Alex Rodriguez saga on Saturday when arbitrator Fredric Horowitz handed down a 162-game ban to the third baseman for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. As expected, Rodriguez said he wil...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  8. Tuesday Roundup: high cost of pitching

    Doug Mittler

    Masahiro Tanaka will be a very rich young man once he decides which major league team will benefit from his services. We took a look at which teams will have the best shot at signing the Japanese righthander, who is expected to land a deal north of ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. The competition for Masahiro Tanaka

    Doug Mittler

    The Rakuten Eagles confirmed Christmas Day that star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka would be made available via the posting system. Now that the holidays are over, the race to land the Japanese right-hander has begun in earnest, and as is the case with many...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  10. Yanks preparing Tanaka pitch?

    Doug Mittler

    Teams will have until January 24 to make their case to Masahiro Tanaka, but the New York Yankees are already preparing their first pitch to the Japanese sensation. Christian Red of the New York Daily News reports Saturday that the Yankees are one ...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  11. Best fits for Balfour

    Doug Mittler

    Grant Balfour insists there is plenty of interest in his services, even after his two-year $15 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles collapsed over a failed physical. The Australian righthander may be right. Balfour, who has converted 62 of 67...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  12. Grant Balfour on Yankees' radar?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees have "shown some interest" in free agent closer Grant Balfour, reports Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. Balfour is back on the market after his two-year, $15 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell apart over a failed p...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. Yanks could benefit from Choo deal

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers appear to have completed their major holiday shopping a few days before Christmas, reportedly reaching an agreement on a seven-year, $130 million contract with outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. That means the Rangers will, in all likelih...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  14. Brett Gardner a fit in SF?

    Doug Mittler

    The New York Yankees have a surplus of outfielders after working out deals for Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran, leaving Brett Gardner as the obvious odd-man out. Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com gives his take on how Gardner could very well b...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  15. Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals prove being an impatien...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN College Football Preview issue, Doug Mittler writes about how MLB teams like the Cardinals and Orioles are no longer drawing walks but instead clubbing strikes.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  16. MLB: Here are 10 MLB veterans in danger of losing their jobs

    Jason A. Churchill & Doug Mittler

    Every year, veterans are forced to give way as younger players assume their positions. This year, here are 10 still fighting to hang on, and what will likely come of it.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011