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  1. To Roy Halladay, With Gratitude

    Michael Baumann

    Yesterday, free-agent pitcher Roy Halladay announced that he'd sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and never play professional baseball again. It seems so antiseptic to put it that way, but that's what happened. And it's a great los...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  2. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  3. Bargain Hunting: Baseball's Five Best Free-Agent Values This Offs...

    Jonah Keri

    Shortly after the Red Sox won the World Series, I looked back at the main takeaways from the 2013 season. Among the key lessons: Quite often, bargain-hunting can and does pay off. In 2013, Francisco Liriano, Koji Uehara, Russell Martin, Bartolo C...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. Text Messages to Carmelo Anthony: Blue-Collar

    Shea Serrano

    Carmelo Anthony is a human with a cell phone so I sent him some text messages. Me: Yo, yo, Melo. Carmelo: hey Me: so you're gonna be a free agent then, huh? Carmelo: ha. Yeah. Me: yeah. I saw that news clip. That's … that's something. ...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  6. Japan's Next Big Thing

    Jonah Keri

    As major league teams rush to re-sign star players before they can hit the open market, the supply of quality free agents continues to dwindle. The biggest pitching names that immediately come to mind in the coming free-agent crop are Matt Garza, Erv...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  7. How Denver's Old Dribble-Drive Offense Could Be the Perfect Fit f...

    Brett Koremenos

    This has been an offseason filled with change for the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise not only ditched its nickname but also overhauled its personnel through two trades and one surprising free-agent signing. Out with the Hornets moniker were Robi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Who Is Left in the NHL Free-Agent Pool?

    Sean McIndoe

    August is the dead zone of the NHL offseason. After the excitement of the playoffs, followed immediately by the draft, free agency, and a handful of major trades, August shows up and ruins everything. You suck, August. Although we sometimes do see...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Is Luigi Datome Going to Change the Way Role Players Are Paid in ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite all the free-agent hoopla this summer, with trips to mountain retreats and breathless Twitter updates coming at all hours, the Detroit Pistons' acquisition of Italian League MVP Luigi Datome has gone largely unnoticed. Signing for just $3.5 m...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  10. The Oklahoma City Thunder's future and the legacy of the James Ha...

    Zach Lowe

    Examining the tricky financial future in Oklahoma City and the inescapable legacy of the James Harden trade.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  11. Josh Smith and the future of the Detroit Pistons

    Zach Lowe

    What the signing of Josh Smith could mean for Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond, and the intriguing but dysfunctional Pistons.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2013
  12. Andray! Andrei! Andre! NBA Free-Agent Team-Ups That We Wish Would...

    Ian Cohen

    Trying to win an NBA championship is so 2012. And this trend is a good thing — most teams are starting to realize that as long as LeBron James draws breath, the playoffs aren't going to do much except delay their summer vacations for a few week...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  13. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Zach Lowe joins Bill to break down the Heat's overtime Game 1 win, the Spurs' two-game lead in the West, and the free-agent market. In Part 2 of 2, ESPN's Brian Windhorst joins Bill to talk about whether the Cavs might trade the no. 1...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  14. Q&A: Russell Martin on the Art of Pitch Framing

    Ben Lindbergh

    After years of seeing poor receivers like Ryan Doumit cost them strikes, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Russell Martin to the biggest free-agent contract in franchise history over the winter. According to Baseball Prospectus analyst Max Marchi's pitch...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  15. Sifting Through What's Left of the NFL's Free-Agent Heap

    Robert Mays

    The first few days of NFL free agency are a jumble of names, rumors, and fan delusion (mostly the fan delusion). No matter how many times we see a team win a Super Bowl on the back of solid drafting and player development, early March always becomes ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Collins's Courage

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy eating all of the pretzels just because they were there, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Free-agent NBA center Jason Collins became the first active member of a major American professional sports league to come ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013