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  1. A's build infield with Zobrist, Escobar

    Keith Law

    Oakland continues to try to maintain its contender status for 2015, despite the loss of two major rotation pieces, adding an entire middle infield in one shot by acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from Tampa Bay for John Jaso and minor leaguers ...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  2. Nationals make out like bandits in trade

    Keith Law

    Today's three-team, 11-player trade was a rarity for its focus on young players, both major leaguers and prospects, with just two backup catchers as the veterans in the deal. The San Diego Padres got something they wanted, but at a substantial cost; ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Cabrera an overpaid upgrade for Chicago

    Keith Law

    I've liked what the Chicago White Sox have done so far this offseason, as they've repositioned the major league club to make it more competitive while the Detroit Tigers, winners of four straight American League Central titles, seem to be sliding bac...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  4. Moving Rollins the right move for Philly

    Keith Law

    The Philadelphia Phillies threw up the black flag about a year or so too late, but appear to be finally acknowledging that their major league roster was too damaged to repair and that it was time to begin the process of weeding out the old guard. In ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  5. Mat Latos could be bargain for Marlins

    Keith Law

    The Reds needed to clear some payroll to be able to make more changes to the major league roster, and moving Mat Latos, which they did Thursday, seemed to be a priority given dissatisfaction in Cincinnati with his makeup and the shoulder issues that ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. A rebuild of Boston's rotation begins

    Keith Law

    The Red Sox need major league starters badly, front-line guys and mid-rotation horses, preferably with some years of control involved. Left-hander Wade Miley has three years left, all arbitration years, and has thrown right around 200 innings in each...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. White Sox fill two major holes on roster

    Keith Law

    The White Sox do not have time for your so-called "rebuilding process." Their Monday night acquisition of starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija via trade and signing of closer David Robertson continues Chicago's acceleration back into contender range, ...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  8. Sandoval deal a strange move for Boston

    Keith Law

    The Boston Red Sox produced all these position-player prospects, and the moment most of them were ready for the majors they have now gone and signed two of the best free-agent position players on the market, Hanley Ramirez and now Pablo Sandoval. I'm...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  9. Hellickson a poor fit for Diamondbacks

    Keith Law

    The Arizona Diamondbacks desperately need starting pitching, Wade Miley was their only bona-fide major league starter who'll be fully healthy coming into 2014 when the offseason began. Trading for Jeremy Hellickson seems like the right idea poorly ex...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  10. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  11. 'Keep calm' on these young players

    Keith Law

    A lot of highly touted prospects and other young major leaguers had what might appear to be disheartening seasons in 2014. Here are five examples of players whose stat lines this year shouldn't dampen your enthusiasm about their futures. Javier Ba...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  12. Most notable September call-ups

    Keith Law

    Sept. 1 is the day each year when major league teams can expand their active rosters from 25 players to as many as 40. As such, teams have begun the process of recalling a few select prospects, either to provide a boost for a playoff push or to get a...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. Midseason top five farm systems

    Keith Law

    Ranking all 30 organizations based on their minor league talent is a major undertaking each winter, which is why I always decline to do a re-ranking during the season. There's simply no way I could do it justice given the amount of work it requires. ...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  14. Padres' firing of Byrnes was overdue

    Keith Law

    The San Diego Padres' decision to relieve Josh Byrnes of his duties as general manager is unsurprising, and was probably overdue, given the team's poor performance at the major league level and lack of production from young players, especially those ...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  15. Examining how shifts help team defense

    Keith Law

    One of the major questions around the increasing use of defensive shifts is whether they can help teams reduce the incidence of hits on balls in play, especially line drives and other "well-hit" balls in play that are more likely to become hits. (Lin...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  16. Picking division and award winners

    Keith Law

    Keith Law offers up his win-loss predictions for all 30 teams and winners for the six major postseason awards. Furthermore, explanations for each team are included, along with notes on key players or possible impact call-ups. Award predictions follow...

    Blog | March 29, 2014