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  1. Yankees still looking up in AL East

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees invested a $20 million posting fee and $155 million in salary in Masahiro Tanaka, and that total of $175 million represents the highest amount of dollars spent on any free-agent pitcher ever -- more than $161 million spent on CC Sabathia,...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  2. Tanaka's fantasy value in New York

    Joe Kaiser

    Finally, the long wait is over and Masahiro Tanaka is set to put on the pinstripes, reaching an agreement Wednesday on a seven-year, $155 million deal with the New York Yankees. Tanaka will join C.C. Sabathia, Ivan Nova and Hiroki Kuroda in the Yanke...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  3. Hiroki Kuroda ready to return?

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jayson Stark, says that Hiroki Kuroda is "getting close" to a one-year contract to return to the New York Yankees next year, according to a source who has been briefed on the negotiations. The potential deal, according to Stark, would b...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  4. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Free-agent pitchers feeling the squeeze

    Buster Olney

    Some of the teams that targeted starting pitching thus far in free agency, like the Giants, Royals and the Twins, have done some or all of their winter work choosing from the free agents with mid-sized contracts. Ricky Nolasco, Jason Vargas, Josh Joh...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  7. 2013 MLB free-agency starting pitcher buyer's guide - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the starting pitchers to target (and which to avoid) in his buyer's guide to hurlers.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  8. New York Yankees' problems are too big for $300 million in free-a...

    Mike Petriello

    New York Yankees problems are to big for $300 million in free-agent spending to overcome. Mike Petriello explains.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Bits: Future ace Michael Wacha shines

    Eric Karabell

    It's amazing how the loaded St. Louis Cardinals continue to develop tremendous young and relevant pitching, almost an embarrassment of riches. Not only will right-handers Shelby Miller and Trevor Rosenthal likely receive Rookie of the Year votes, but...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  11. Ranking aces of AL contenders

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday, I ranked all the National League aces of postseason contenders. The list featured a mixture of young power arms and seasoned veterans with postseason experience. What's more important: ability or experience? While veteran savvy is importan...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  12. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  14. Projecting SP wins: My updated top 10

    Eric Karabell

    Unlike home runs and stolen bases and most offensive statistics, for that matter, pitcher wins are not a good gauge of a player's true ability. They just aren't. We could compare myriad sets of pitchers in this space with similar statistics in ERA, W...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  15. Oldies but goodies list: Pitchers

    Eric Karabell

    New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda turned 38 years old this past weekend, but you'd hardly know it by the way he pitched last season. In fact, the underrated Kuroda finished the 2012 season No. 19 on ESPN's Player Rater among start...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  16. Hiroki Kuroda, Tim Hudson highlight the oldies-but-goodies pitche...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell highlights pitchers over the age of 35 who could be real bargains in fantasy drafts this season.

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2013