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  1. Why Robinson Cano's Gigantic Deal Is Smart for the Mariners, and ...

    Jonah Keri

    The Seattle Mariners have agreed to terms with Robinson Cano on a 10-year, $240 million contract, marking the most dramatic example to date of a franchise taking the $26 million per team per year in new national TV money and actually spending it. It'...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. 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
  3. The Rockets' approach isn't NBA Finals-worthy

    Zach Lowe

    The case against Houston is simple: The Rockets don't seem to want to guard anyone and Dwight Howard's fading skills aren't helping. Plus, a few things to like in the NBA this week.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  4. The Browns Hit Reset (Again) With an Unprecedented Trade

    Bill Barnwell

    Well, I'm certainly not going to doubt Jim Irsay again. When the outspoken Colts owner went on Twitter yesterday and started with his big-news-is-coming tweets, my mind started racing through possible practice squad players and washed-up free agents;...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  5. How a Handful of Mocked and Minimized Signings Propelled Bostons...

    Jonah Keri

    The game looked like it was in the bag. The Yankees led the Red Sox 8-3 through six innings on September 6. Boston had its eighth and ninth hitters due up in the seventh, and a foot injury had knocked Jacoby Ellsbury out of the lineup (and leadoff sp...

    Blog | September 11, 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. 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
  8. Buying and Lying: Pirates GM Neal Huntingtons Trade Deadline Voo...

    Michael Baumann

    We mock general managers who, with a team on the edge of contention and the non-waiver trade deadline looming on the horizon, fail to cash in their impending free agents and pricey veterans for whatever they can get. The trade deadline is the ultimat...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  9. How the Lakers' Salary-Cap Reality Makes the LeBron-Carmelo Summe...

    Jared Dubin

    The 2013 free-agency signing period isn't even over yet, but already the basketball world can barely wait for the summer of 2014, when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and Carmelo Anthony can all become free agents. Adding fuel to the fire is t...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  10. Dwight's Flight and What We've Learned From Free Agency So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The madness is nearly over, just like that. Dwight Howard has taken his farts to Houston, finally, and may God have mercy on all our souls. The Lakers are flailing (and should probably join the deepening Tank Pool), the Thunder are still looking for ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  11. Meet MLB's All-Bargain Team

    Jonah Keri

    Most of the big-ticket free agents reeled in last winter have been, at least so far, colossal busts. The Dodgers' $147 million has bought them five starts' worth of Zack Greinke. The Angels' $125 million investment has yielded a .222/.283/.399 line f...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. Best B.S.: Chris Paul and Bill Simmons

    Grantland Channel

    Chris Paul tells Bill Simmons about his offseason recruiting of free agents for the Clippers and what it's like playing with (and against) his new roster....

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  13. 2013 Free-Agent Book: Jake Long

    Bill Barnwell

    Reminder: These pieces are designed to be from the perspective of an agent trying to hype up his client as the latter is about to hit free agency. My goal in writing these isn't to be accurate (or lie), but instead to employ whatever arguments I can ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  14. 2013 Free-Agent Book: Danny Amendola

    Bill Barnwell

    Reminder: These pieces are written from the perspective of an agent trying to hype up his client as he's about to hit free agency. My goal in writing these isn't to be accurate (or to lie), but instead to employ whatever arguments I can to make the p...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  15. 2013 Free-Agent Book: Reggie Bush

    Bill Barnwell

    An introduction: Last year, I put together free-agent books from the perspective of a player agent for four different players, starting with Mike Wallace before moving on to Matt Flynn, Mario Williams, and Arian Foster. This year, I'll be doing the s...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  16. What the Dwayne Bowe and Branden Albert Moves Mean for the Chiefs...

    Robert Mays

    It's not too often that a 2-14 team is eager to retain its core, but that seems to be what's happening in Kansas City. On the final day to give potential free agents the franchise tag, new Chiefs GM John Dorsey and new head coach Andy Reid made a ser...

    Blog | March 05, 2013