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  1. Outfield an easy adjustment for Weeks?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Seattle Mariners signed Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal in mid-February in a low-risk move intended to improve the team's depth in both the infield and outfield. But with the long-time infielder lacking experience in the outfield, how...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  2. Blue Jays among teams eyeing Viciedo?

    Joe Kaiser

    Dayan Viciedo was a frequent topic of trade talks over the past year, and now he's a free agent after being released by the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 4. Originally, the Cleveland Indians were linked to the 25-year-old outfielder, but now there are re...

    Blog | February 28, 2015
  3. Is Brantley a sub-par defensive left fielder?

    Joe Kaiser

    When you watch Michael Brantley play left field, your eyes tell you he's an above average defender out there. He moves well and is rangy, two qualities that certainly help in the outfield. But when you look at his advanced defensive metrics, the numb...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  4. Candidates to replace Saunders in Toronto

    Joe Kaiser

    Toronto's offseason trade with Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders was supposed to fill the role left by Melky Cabrera (signed with the Chicago White Sox), but now that Saunders is out for the first half of the season due to a meniscus tear, the ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  5. Wily Mo Pena staying overseas?

    Joe Kaiser

    After months of talk of a return to the major leagues, will former MLB outfielder Wily Mo Pena be suiting up in the states this season? According to multiple reports, he won't -- Pena, instead, signed with the Rakuten Eagles in Japan on a deal tha...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  6. New approach for Eovaldi?

    Joe Kaiser

    Despite a high 90s fastball, newly acquired New York Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi struck out only 142 batters with the Miami Marlins last season in just under 200 innings of work. Improving upon that number is a point of emphasis for the Yanke...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  7. Beimel no longer in Mariners' plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    Veteral lefty reliever Joe Beimel resurrected his career in Seattle last season (2.20 ERA, 1.18 WHIP), but it doesn't seem likely that the free agent southpaw will be back on the Mariners in 2015. According to this tweet by Shannon Drayer of 710 E...

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  8. Is Herrera the Mets' future at 2B?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Mets reportedly had no interest in working out a multi-year deal with Daniel Murphy over the offseason; instead, they avoided arbitration with Murphy and agreed to a one-year deal that will pay him $8 million in 2015. With Murphy now...

    Blog | January 31, 2015
  9. Market for K-Rod, Soriano and Janssen

    Joe Kaiser

    Francisco Rodriguez, Rafael Soriano and Casey Janssen are the three remaining free agent closers who recorded at least 20 saves last season, and their market is becoming a bit more clear. JP Morosi of Fox Sports writes Saturday that Toronto, Milwa...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  10. Ichiro's next stop: Miami?

    Joe Kaiser

    At 41 years old, Ichiro Suzuki's time in the majors is winding down, but that hasn't stopped the Miami Marlins from showing interest in the former Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees outfielder. Though Ichiro's MLB career started at the age of 2...

    Blog | January 17, 2015
  11. Twins plans with J.R. Graham

    Joe Kaiser

    Back-to-back seasons marred by shoulder injuries were enough for the Atlanta Braves to leave former highly rated pitching prospect J.R. Graham off their 40-man roster and, thus, unprotected in the Rule 5 draft. The Minnesota Twins snatched him up, an...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  12. Retirement still an option for Haren?

    Joe Kaiser

    Retirement is a word that Dan Haren has mentioned several times in recent years, and his trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Miami Marlins on Dec. 10 only intensified speculation that the veteran starting pitcher might decide to hang 'em up for...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  13. Phillies moving on from Howard?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Ryan Howard era in Philadelphia could soon be over, according to the latest comments by Phillies GM Ruben Amaro. To Amaro's credit, he was up-front with the team's power-hitting first baseman before going public with the team's stance on Howar...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  14. Still demand for Beachy?

    Joe Kaiser

    A second Tommy John surgery may have ended Brandon Beachy's once promising career in Atlanta, but that hasn't stopped other teams from showing interest in the free-agent right-hander. The Texas Rangers are one of those teams, according to this sto...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  15. Cubs targeting a veteran backstop

    Joe Kaiser

    The Chicago Cubs missed on Russell Martin, but that hasn't ended their pursuit of help behind the plate. Cubs GM Theo Epstein talked about that at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego on Friday. "We're confident going forward with Wely [Welingt...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  16. Latest on the market for Melky Cabrera

    Joe Kaiser

    The Seattle Mariners continue to be tied to switch-hitting free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, and they are reportedly willing to pony up the big bucks to land him. However, they might not be alone. Here's the latest. According to Jon Heyman of C...

    Blog | December 06, 2014