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  1. Friday Roundup: More O's talk

    AJ Mass

    Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports continues to try and figure out which free agent pitcher the Baltimore Orioles are going to add to their staff for the 2014 season. His latest guess is that it's down to one of three potential options. "(I'm) told Oriol...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  2. Ryan Dempster could be the next A.J. Burnett - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron identifies three expensive pitchers with upside worth targeting for a salary dump, starting with Ryan Dempster.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  3. Astros have money to spend

    AJ Mass

    There's only one Masahiro Tanaka and, now that he's chosen the New York Yankees, for the rest of the teams that had been in hot pursuit of the free agent, it's on to Plan B. Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle says that the Houston Astros...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  4. Elite pitchers set for big 2015 paydays

    Jim Bowden

    Clayton Kershaw's seven-year, $215 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers has set the ceiling for next offseason's free-agent starting pitching market. This is a significant event for a market that's seen record-breaking deals for almost every...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  5. Two more for Tanaka

    AJ Mass

    Count another two teams "in" on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes as the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox have both apparently entered the competition for the free agent pitcher. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies have con...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  6. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Thursday Roundup: Royals out of dough?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick says that the Kansas City Royals don't have the resources to bring back free agent pitcher Ervin Santana, even if he ends up lowering his personal price tag. "The (salary) designated for Santana has already gone to free agen...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  8. Dodgers may not be done

    AJ Mass

    After getting some interest from the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays, free agent Juan Uribe has decided to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, accepting a two-year deal believed to be worth $15 million. The most important aspect of this si...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  9. Offseason grades thus far: AL

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the offseason, the 2013 free agent class was generally regarded as one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Thus, most industry insiders were banking on a healthy trade market to develop and they were right. In addition to the generous ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  10. White Sox lukewarm on Uribe?

    Doug Mittler

    There was some buzz Monday that Juan Uribe, the best player remaining on a very thin crop of free agent third basemen, was being pursued by the Chicago White Sox. But MLB.com's Scott Merkin tweets he is "not hearing much traction" on any Uribe rumor....

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  11. Wednesday Roundup: Grandy plans

    AJ Mass

    Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson have been ongoing since the free agent met with general manager Sandy Alderson over the weekend. One of the potential hurdles to an agreement for Granderson, thus far, appears to be the outfielder...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. Robinson Cano tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  13. New York Yankees among teams that will struggle due to not re-sig...

    Zachary Levine

    Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus looks at the biggest holes created by departed free agents, and explains why those jilted teams will suffer.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  14. Players whose jobs are in jeopardy

    Jim Bowden

    We haven't even gotten to spring training and there are already players whose jobs are in jeopardy either because of their team's trades, free-agent signings or young prospects who are getting ready to burst on to the scene. Here are six players who ...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  15. New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers among contenders with big hol...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh looks at six contenders that still have major holes to fill this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2012
  16. Josh Hamilton could have a limited number of suitors in free agen...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Josh Hamilton entering the free agent market, it's difficult to predict who'll be willing to invest long-term in the slugger. But, as we saw with Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols, Hamilton needs only one team to believe.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2012