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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Biogenesis could hurt free agents

    Buster Olney

    Much has been made of the possibility that Major League Baseball could announce suspensions for players tied to the Biogenesis case, and how it could greatly affect pennant races. But as the calendar drags on, the chances that the whole issue will sp...

    Blog | July 05, 2013
  4. Grady Sizemore, Joe Saunders and the second tier of free agents -...

    Buster Olney

    Buster breaks down the tier of free agents that could represent good value additions for teams.

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012
  5. Epstein outlines Cubs' offseason plan

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Now that the Chicago Cubs have settled on a coaching staff for 2013, attention will turn to filling out a roster. Big-ticket free agents aren't on the top of the Cubs' wish list just yet, but club president Theo Epstein does have some i...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  6. A new title for David Price: trade target

    Buster Olney

    The field of contending teams narrows by the day, with more and more executives focusing on the offseason to come, on the free agents and trade targets they might pursue. Some talent evaluators believe that a very prominent player could be on the mo...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. David Price will be traded, and many teams will be ready to talk ...

    Buster Olney

    That David Price will be traded isn't a matter of why, it's a matter of when. Buster Olney considers the market.

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2012
  8. Kansas City Royals have a new energy and are building to win in t...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that there are already 60 Royals working out in Arizona, weeks before camp is scheduled to open, and the feeling around the players is that their time to win in the AL Central is near.

    Blog | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  9. Carlos Pena rejoins Tampa Bay Rays after passing physical

    Slugger Carlos Pena is excited about returning to the Tampa Bay Rays and bolstering hopes for another run for the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2012
  10. From the Nationals to the Red Sox to Diamondbacks, running throug...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory goes through the remaining needs of all 30 MLB teams, writing what each must still accomplish before the start of spring training. For the Nationals, it's easy: Sign Prince Fielder. For others, it's not as clear.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2012
  11. Cubs' strategy for Pujols, Fielder is sound

    Bruce Levine

    Perception is the key to all leverage and in the case of the Chicago Cubs' interest in free agents Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, the perception that they are interested in both players should help them hone in on the one they really want. Havi...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  12. Previewing the general managers' meetings

    Jerry Crasnick

    When GMs get together for their annual meetings this week, the offseason could really start rolling into action with the signing of free agents and the possibility of trades.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  13. Hammel open to returning to Cubs if traded

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- If and when Chicago Cubs starter Jason Hammel is traded, the 31-year-old right-hander says it doesn't mean he's closing the door on his Cubs career. The would-be free agent is open to returning. "I would assume they are pretty happy wit...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  14. Matt Garza says Jeff Samardzija needs to pitch his way off Chicag...

    Matt Garza had some friendly advice for Jeff Samardzija, saying his former teammate needs to "pitch your way out of there" if he doesn't want to stay with the Chicago Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  15. Notes: Villanueva eyes Cubs turnaround

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Carlos Villanueva has become somewhat of a de facto leader on the Chicago Cubs as the pitcher enters his free-agent season after a respectable first year in Chicago (7-8, 4.06 ERA) in which he started 15 games for the Cubs and relieve...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  16. Matt Garza agrees to deal with Milwaukee Brewers, owner says

    The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent pitcher Matt Garza to a four-year contract.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2014