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  1. My best and worst free-agent predictions

    Jim Bowden

    One of my favorite pieces I write every year is my free-agent predictions. For those unfamiliar, at the start of every offseason, I make my best guess at what each free agent's contract will look like and give a prediction of where he will sign. I...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  3. Position battle: Rangers closer

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Joe Nathan saved 43 games for the Texas Rangers. This season, he won't save any, as the reliever opted for free agency and will now be closing out victories for the Detroit Tigers. That leaves manager Ron Washington with a problem that n...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  4. Rick Porcello is the top breakout candidate this season - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why this is finally the year that Rick Porcello becomes a dominant pitcher.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2014
  5. Feliz wants Rangers' closer job

    Joe Kaiser

    Neftali Feliz made only six appearances in relief in 2013 after recovering from Tommy John surgery, and with Joe Nathan now in Detroit the opportunity is there for Feliz to return to the role of closer. Competition from other closing candidates like ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  6. Biggest missed opportunities for the hot stove - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which teams missed the biggest opportunities this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  7. Tigers make a mistake in strategy

    Keith Law

    Viewed in a vacuum, the Tigers just misdiagnosed their bullpen problem as an isolated issue with the ninth inning rather than a lack of depth or quality across the board. Signing Joe Nathan to a two-year deal isn't excessive, as he probably has at le...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  8. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  9. 2013 MLB free agency relief pitchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the best and worst values on the reliever free-agent market, and also offers up some trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2013
  10. Robinson Cano to the Mets, and more potential 'mystery team' deal...

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron identifies some potential "mystery team" deals -- acquisitions that would be a surprise, but would make sense.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2013
  11. Predicting contracts for the top 50 free agents - MLB

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden predicts how much money each of the top 50 free agents will get this winter.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  12. Curtis Granderson among the toughest qualifying offers decisions ...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at the second tier of free agents to see which players are worthy of a qualifying offer.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2013
  13. Bits: Strop, Schierholtz, Martinez

    Eric Karabell

    Saves can normally be found freely on the waiver wire, but the second half of this fine 2013 season hasn't been normal in that respect. We've got nearly three weeks of September action at which to look heading into Friday, and 26 pitchers have three ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Ranking bullpens for October contenders

    Jim Bowden

    A simple fact of the baseball postseason is you don't get in without a strong bullpen, and you certainly don't survive without one. These teams believe in their pens, and they tend to especially have supreme confidence in their closer. Almost inva...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  15. Monday Bits: Examining Rangers' bullpen

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the final few days of July. On Wednesday, the last day of the month, there likely will be trades that affect both real baseball and the fantasy version. Some of the players moved will be big names, some will be minor leaguers, and in some ...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  16. Closer Report: Midseason awards

    Eric Karabell

    Back in March, there was little indication fantasy owners would need to pay attention to -- or own -- the likes of Kevin Gregg, Koji Uehara and Francisco Rodriguez, but here we are days before the All-Star break and those guys are certainly a whole l...

    Blog | July 12, 2013