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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. D-Backs ready to deal Trumbo?

    Joe Kaiser

    There was speculation last week after Arizona signed Cuban OF/3B Yasmany Tomas that the move could signal the end of Mark Trumbo's time in the desert. Is that truly the case? Apparently not. Diamondbacks GM Dave Stewart said Friday that the tea...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  4. Atlanta's asking price for Justin Upton

    Joe Kaiser

    According to a New York Post story on Friday, the Atlanta Braves are shopping talented outfielder Justin Upton and are seeking a huge haul in return. Joel Sherman wrote, in fact, that the Braves are requesting a higher return than they received in...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  5. Twins eyeing Wily Mo Pena?

    Joe Kaiser

    Remember Wily Mo Pena? The former MLB slugger once patrolled the corner outfield spots for Cincinnati, Boston and Washington, and was last in the major leagues in 2011 with Seattle and Arizona. Now, the soon-to-be 33-year-old is coming off a three-ye...

    Blog | November 22, 2014
  6. Could Martin land with Cubs?

    AJ Mass and Joe Kaiser

    Clint Hurdle remains optimistic that free agent Russell Martin will return to the Pittsburgh Pirates for next season, but the catcher has already taken the first steps towards exploring the other options available to him for 2015 by meeting with the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  7. Butler still in Royals plans?

    Joe Kaiser

    After so many years in Kansas City, it was great to see Billy Butler finally reach the post-season and come up with some big hits in the Royals memorable October run. But after KC declined his $12.5 million option for 2015, is Butler's time with the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  8. Young returning to Yankees?

    Joe Kaiser

    After Chris Young's strong finish to the season with the New York Yankees, the two sides are reportedly interested in reuniting for 2015. The 31-year-old free agent outfielder flopped (.205 BA/.629 OPS) in 88 games with the crosstown New York Mets...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  9. What deal is Victor Martinez seeking?

    Joe Kaiser

    Victor Martinez is coming off a fantastic season in which he batted .335 with 32 home runs, 103 RBI and struck out only 42 times in 641 plate appearances. Add it all up, and we're talking about one of the best seasons of anyone in the game. Those ...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  10. Where Hamels can be traded

    Joe Kaiser

    As much as the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies would like to hold on to Cole Hamels for the final four years of his six-year contract, the reality is that the veteran left-hander is their primary trade chip and, quite possibly, the key towards bring...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  11. Rays managerial candidates

    Joe Kaiser

    Following the shocking and unexpected departure of Joe Madden in Tampa Bay, who will take over as the Rays next manager? Here's a look at the names being tossed around as of Friday night. Rays beat writer Marc Tomkin of the Tampa Bay Times list...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  12. Long in running for Mets hitting coach?

    Joe Kaiser

    Who will replace Lamar Johnson as the New York Mets hitting coach? One name is already being mentioned as a possibility, and it's a familiar one. Mike Puma of the New York Post reported Friday that the Mets are still compiling a list of names, and...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  13. Robertson accepting qualifying offer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Finding a way to bring back David Robertson would solve one of the many big questions for the New York Yankees this winter, and according to one writer the solution to doing so may not be as complicated or difficult as some would think. "The quali...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  14. Hultzen on track for 2015 return?

    Joe Kaiser

    Today, Oct. 1, marks the one-year anniversary of the Danny Hultzen's major surgery on his left rotator cuff and anterior capsule. So where is the southpaw at in the recovery process? Here's the latest out of Seattle on the No. 2 overall pick from the...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  15. Gutierrez considering MLB comeback?

    Joe Kaiser

    Oft-injured veteran Franklin Gutierrez was re-signed by Seattle last winter but announced in February his intention to sit out the 2014 season to allow his body to recover and have a real break from the game. Has the veteran center fielder given up h...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  16. A's emphasizing defense vs. KC?

    Joe Kaiser

    Speed is one of the most potent aspects of Kansas City's offense this season, with the Royals leading all of baseball with 153 stolen bases. That's why Oakland is going with a defensive-oriented lineup for Tuesday's American League Wild Card showdown...

    Blog | September 30, 2014