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  1. Shin-Soo Choo Signing Instantly Boosts Texas Rangers' AL West Cha...

    Jonah Keri

    The Texas Rangers signed Shin-Soo Choo to a seven-year, $130 million contract over the weekend, adding a player who's a perfect fit for a team that now looks like a strong 2014 playoff contender. Though hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark partially o...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. An Alternative History of the Winter Meetings, in Which Big Thing...

    Michael Baumann

    This week's winter meetings were a relatively quiet affair. But what if they hadn't been? What if one domino had fallen differently before baseball's executives set out for Orlando, altering the course of the meetings — and probably the course ...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. Winter Meetings Wrap: Recapping the Final Flurry of Deals and Pre...

    Jonah Keri

    Baseball's winter meetings concluded with Thursday's Rule 5 draft, where the Rangers generated some of the biggest buzz of the week by selecting Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. That tells you all you need to know. Team executives left Or...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  4. Whether Mark Trumbo Helps or Hurts Arizona, Plus More on Tuesday'...

    Jonah Keri

    A trio of intriguing, midlevel Tuesday deals answered a few questions here at baseball's winter meetings, but left many more unanswered. Here's a look at what each deal means for the teams involved — and for the notable outfielders and starting...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  5. Winter Meetings Primer: Matt Kemp, David Price, and More Story Li...

    Jonah Keri

    We've seen more hot stove action to this point than in any other season in recent memory. Still, plenty of questions remain as baseball's annual winter meetings begin today. Short-handed teams will look to fill their roster holes before the pool of q...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  6. 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
  7. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 2

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  8. SLOW DOWN, BASEBALL! Making Sense of the (Roughly) 4,971 Moves We...

    Michael Baumann

    Who needs the winter meetings? Apparently not Major League Baseball's general managers, who, while evidently hopped up on krokodil, executed a flurry of trades and free-agent deals a week before the sport's offseason confab at Disney World. The 48-ho...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  9. MLB Trade Value Rankings, Part 1

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove is absolutely scorching. But following a year of seismic shifts in the sport, how do baseball's most valuable assets really stack up?

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. The Sizzlin' Stove: Dissecting Brian McCann's Signing and a Slew ...

    Jonah Keri

    A flurry of moves over the past few days has the hot stove firing earlier than usual this offseason. With the Prince Fielder–Ian Kinsler blockbuster swap already thoroughly examined, let's explore what these other trades and signings mean for t...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  12. Don't Bother Trying to Grade Baseball's New Managerial Hires

    Michael Baumann

    If the athletic director at a major university fires his head football coach, that AD instantly knows what he needs to find: a man in his 30s, 40s, or 50s with experience in the game, an affinity for khakis, and enough psychological damage to be the ...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  13. Rafael Soriano Goes From Baseball's Capital to Nation's Capital

    Jonah Keri

    After months of waiting, Rafael Soriano finally landed a multi-year contract with perhaps the only team for whom such a deal would've made sense — the Washington Nationals. The 33-year-old right-hander will make $28 million over the next two...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  14. Dickey Trade Cools Off the Rest of the Hot Stove

    Jonah Keri

    There've been bigger deals this offseason than the pending seven-player trade between the Jays and Mets, in both talent and dollars. Zack Greinke signing with the Dodgers for $147 million and the Angels locking up Josh Hamilton for $125 million d...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  15. Sanchez Highlights a Wild Week on the Hot Stove

    Jonah Keri

    The wildest day of this Hot Stove season featured the winter's biggest contract for a position player, an affordable two-year deal for a veteran starting pitcher, and a fierce, two-team battle for an underrated starter. A few hours after the Angel...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  16. The Rangers' Hot-Stove Hangover

    Jonah Keri

    First, Zack Greinke flew off the board, signing the record-setting deal with the deep-pocketed Dodgers that we all should have expected. Then the Diamondbacks traded a wildly talented starting pitching prospect for Cliff Pennington 2.0, satisfying th...

    Blog | December 13, 2012