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  1. Seattle should sign Santana and Morales

    Jim Bowden

    All the Seattle Mariners needed to become relevant again was Robinson Cano. Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik also made some other shrewd moves, signing free agents Corey Hart and Fernando Rodney, as well as trading for Logan Morrison. Bu...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  2. Bullpen Report: Situations in flux

    Eric Karabell

    One of the dangers of drafting in early February or choosing keepers in advance of spring training is that there remain some real-life free agents looking for work, and when they find it, it affects others. For instance, the recent signing of right-h...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  3. GM buzz: Latest on free agents

    Jim Bowden

    With pitchers and catchers due to report to spring training in a couple of weeks, the rumor mill continues to churn because many quality free agents are still on the market, including: Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, A.J. Burnett, Bronson Arroyo, Paul...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  4. Cruz headed to Seattle?

    AJ Mass

    Could Robinson Cano finally be getting a little more company in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse to take some of the pressure off his great big contract? The team has spent a grand total of $253,800,000 on free agents so far this offseason, but almost ...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka the mo...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski ranks the suitors for Masahiro Tanaka based on which of them gains the most by signing him.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  9. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  10. Monday Roundup: Yankees hope to fill out rotation

    AJ Mass

    The arrival of Masahiro Tanaka may finally be in the homestretch. David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that MLB officials and their counterparts in Japan have narrowed their list of potential new rules for the posting of free agents to three...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. Ted Lilly among players who could move because of his big contrac...

    Zachary Levine

    Zachary Levine of Baseball Prospectus looks at five players whose escalating salaries could lead to a messy divorce.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  12. Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners among teams who have misse...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the teams that have missed big opportunities to improve this winter.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  13. Best fits, predictions for remaining FAs

    Jim Bowden

    In about a month, pitchers and catchers will be reporting for spring training, and yet several significant free agents remain unemployed. Some were even once thought to be among the best in this offseason's free agent class, but because of bad timing...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  14. New CBA a problem for free agents

    Buster Olney

    When the terms of the new labor agreement were negotiated a year ago, the rules about draft-pick compensation were changed in an effort to help free agents. In the past, there had been instances of second- or third-tier players not getting offers b...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  15. New collective bargaining agreement causing problems for free age...

    Buster Olney

    The new collective bargaining agreement is causing problems for free agents such as Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Buster Olney explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  16. Michael Bourn is this year's Jayson Werth

    Jim Bowden

    When I made my predictions for how much each of the top free agents would get this winter, I had Michael Bourn getting the third-biggest deal of anyone, behind Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke. Not only is Bourn coming off the best season of his car...

    Blog | December 03, 2012