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  1. Upcoming hitter FAs who could be traded

    Jim Bowden

    Much of the talk these days is about the current crop of free agents, but what about next year's crop? Those players could be in demand via trade between now and the July 31 trade deadline. On Tuesday, we looked at top-10 pitchers set to be free agen...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. The top 10 first basemen in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In the second installment of our rankings of the best players at each position -- we ranked the catchers Sunday -- we rank the top 10 first basemen Monday, with the selections following input and observations of MLB evaluators. 1. Paul Goldschmidt...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. Red Sox full of fantasy value for 2015

    Eric Karabell

    The Rusney Castillo era began for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, as the 27-year-old Cuban made his big league debut in center field, hitting seventh and delivering an infield single in four at-bats of a 9-1 loss. This was my first look at Castillo, an...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  4. What's the 1B plan for Red Sox?

    AJ Mass

    With Mike Napoli still a week away from coming off the disabled list, the Boston Red Sox now have to turn to Plan C at the position following the news that Mike Carp has a broken right foot and is likely to miss several weeks as a result. Kyle Bra...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Red Sox injury toll mounts

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox appear to have dodged a bullet with Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop was forced to leave Saturday's game in the 11th inning after his right hamstring seized up on him, but the diagnosis was that it was only a cramp. "Normally I ge...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  6. New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka adjusts seamlessly to li...

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Buster Olney writes that Masahiro Tanaka is better than anyone imagined -- and funnier too. In fact, it may not be too early to wonder if we're looking at a future Yankees legend.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  7. Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox demonstrate importance of b...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why good baserunning has been so crucial to the Angels' success this year, and why poor baserunning is costing the Red Sox.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  8. When will injured Red Sox return?

    AJ Mass

    The Boston Red Sox injury toll continues to mount, as Mike Napoli has joined the growing list of players who might be unavailable to manager John Farell for at least the next few days. Napoli dislocated the ring finger on his left hand, and while X-r...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  9. Friday Roundup: Cubs extending Shark?

    AJ Mass

    On a day that featured news of deals both huge (Robinson Cano to the Mariners for $240 million, Curtis Granderson to the Mets for $60 million) and far less expensive (J.P. Arencibia to the Rangers for $1 million), the Chicago Cubs continue to hold ou...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  10. GMs who will make a splash in Orlando

    Jim Bowden

    Baseball's annual winter meetings in Orlando, Fla., don't commence until Sunday, Dec. 8, but several general managers already have made waves this offseason. Tigers president/GM Dave Dombrowski has made the biggest splash of the offseason so far a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  11. One deal for every NL team

    Jim Bowden

    The hot stove league is already fired up, as the Philadelphia Phillies struck first by signing outfielder Marlon Byrd last week. With such a weak free-agent class this offseason, teams will look heavily in the trade market. Below you will find a p...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  12. FAs who are better than their stats

    Jim Bowden

    The Boston Red Sox successfully attacked the free-agent market last winter, signing several players to contracts whose value extended beyond their statistics, including outfielder Shane Victorino, first baseman Mike Napoli and shortstop Stephen Drew....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  13. Red Sox have options besides Napoli

    Buster Olney

    Ben Cherington was honored as baseball's executive of the year the other day, an award that pleased his peers, as well as his friends in the front office. Even throughout the trying 2012 season, Cherington was never caught up in privately placing bla...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  14. 2013 MLB free-agency corner infielders buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at the best and worst values among free-agent corner infielders and identifies some trade targets. Top buys include Mike Napoli and Juan Uribe.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  15. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  16. 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