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  1. Tuesday Roundup: Busy holiday week?

    Doug Mittler

    The bulk of baseball's offseason roster movement tends to take place before Christmas, but December 25 is almost here and a good number of prominent free agents are still available, particularly on the pitching front. Holding up the process is whe...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  2. Kendrys Morales at a discount?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the free agents still looking for work is first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales, who posted solid numbers for the Seattle Mariners last season (.277/.336/449 with 23 homers), but has seen his market hampered by draft pick compensation. This may b...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  3. The value of a situational lefty

    Doug Mittler

    It pays to be a situational lefthanded reliever. Just ask Boone Logan. Logan was among the free agents to find work Friday, reportedly landing a three-year, $16.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies, who have set the overhaul of the bullpen a...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  4. Will Yankees spend on pitching?

    Doug Mittler

    It is a knee-jerk reaction to connect the New York Yankees to any high-priced free agent, but that may not necessarily be the case this winter. George King of the New York Post wrote Monday "the early industry vibe is the Yankees aren't going to ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Nats seeking a shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    Unable to reach a long-term extension with Ian Desmond, the Washington Nationals reportedly are seeking a possible replacement. Ken Rosenthal of reports the Nats are "actively seeking" a young shortstop now that Desmond, a free agent...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  6. Toronto's quest for pitching

    Doug Mittler

    The Toronto Blue Jays are the surprise leaders in the American League East, and they just might need to add another starter if they intend to keep it that way. After balking at adding a free agent starter such as Ervin Santana over the winter, the...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Free agency more likely for Markakis?

    Doug Mittler

    Orioles executive VP Dan Duquette has put the kibosh on engaging in contract extension talks with any players during the season, increasing the likelihood that Nick Markakis will at least test the free agent waters this winter. Markakis is in the ...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Big Apple interest in Hanrahan

    Doug Mittler

    Free agent closer Joel Hanrahan is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and is ready to demonstrate his progress. Could the Big Apple teams emerge as serious suitors? ESPN's Jerry Crasnick tweeted Friday that Hanrahan will hold a showcase ...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  11. Cubs more open to dealing Samardzija?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the more valuable trade chips in the Chicago Cubs' rebuilding efforts is righthander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after 2015 who could bring back some of the top-shelf prospects that Theo Epstein covet. Epstein and his staff shopped Samardz...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  12. Twins pass on Saunders?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the handful of free agent starting pitchers still looking for work is Joe Saunders, who struggled to a 5.26 ERA last season in Seattle. Darren Wolfson of in Minnesota reported Saturday that the Twins were monitoring Saunders and...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  13. Mets want Drew only at a discount

    Doug Mittler

    Instead of being in a big league camp right now, Stephen Drew is working out at the new Scott Boras training facility in North Miami later as the free agent shortstop awaits his destination for 2014. The New York Mets, currently set to go with the...

    Blog | February 22, 2014
  14. Impact of Jimenez deal on Santana

    Doug Mittler

    A potential landing spot for Ervin Santana came off the board Monday when the Baltimore Orioles reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with Ubaldo Jimenez. That leaves Santana as the top free agent starter left on the market, and one reason the ri...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  15. Morales still possible for Orioles?

    Doug Mittler

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos has been widely criticized this winter for failing to spend significant money on a free agent, a perception he at least altered with Monday's reported four-year, $48 million deal with Ubaldo Jimenez. Now that the checkb...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  16. Could Nats make play for Burnett?

    Doug Mittler

    Could the Washington Nationals make a bid for free agent A.J. Burnett? Jon Heyman of says "speculation is going around baseball circles that the Nats could consider a late play" for Burnett, who only recently decided that he plans to...

    Blog | February 08, 2014