Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein spoke with A.J. Burnett's agent by phone Tuesday to express the team's interest in the free-agent right-hander, a baseball source said.
As the hot stove season gets under way, ESPN.com surveys executives in the game on seven notable questions that will play out in the coming weeks.
Teams with the deepest, most balanced rotations stand the best chance of making an October run. We rank each team based on its 1-2-3 starters.
"Manny being Manny" has taken on new meaning in L.A., where Manny Ramirez has been the Dodgers' leading man -- an RBI machine at the plate and Mr. Congeniality in the clubhouse.
Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, the most hotly-pursued starter on this winter's free agent market, will travel to the United States this week to meet with his agent and go over offers from major-league clubs, a source told ESPN.com.
The Padres are glad to be back in first in the NL West, but happiness is a day-to-day proposition in this tight race.
Seven teams and perhaps even a few more still stand a legitimate shot to win the wild card in the National League.
New team. New position. New challenges. It's a whole different ballgame for Nomar Garciaparra. • Dodgers preview
Jerry Crasnick runs down the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each of the 30 teams heading into the 2006 season.
With spring training approaching, several big-league clubs still have prominent holes to fill.
Smart or not, killing the Big Unit deal has tarnished Paul DePodesta's credibility within the industry.
If answering nettlesome questions is fun, Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta should have a blast this winter.
Agent Scott Boras has come up with a new designation for his top clients -- "icon players."
Baseball executives like the depth of this winter's free-agent pitching contingent.
Several starting pitchers who were counted on to make major contributions this year have been ineffective.