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  1. Minnesota Twins avoid arbitration with Trevor Plouffe, 3 others

    The Minnesota Twins have agreed to one-year deals with third baseman Trevor Plouffe, left-hander Tommy Milone, right-hander Casey Fiend and infielder Eduardo Nunez that avoided arbitration.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  2. Who had the worst defensive season ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney ranked his top 10 team defenses in his blog post Thursday, which got me thinking about bad defense. I checked Baseball-Reference.com for their list of worst individual fielding seasons and thought it would be fun to look at the bottom 10...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  3. Anthony Swarzak signed by Cleveland Indians to minor league deal

    Former Minnesota right-hander Anthony Swarzak agreed Thursday to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who avoided arbitration with right-hander Carlos Carrasco and left-hander Marc Rzepczynski.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2015
  4. The importance of team depth

    David Schoenfield

    From Dan Szymborski's ESPN Insider piece, writing about the A's after they acquired Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar:With Zobrist and Escobar now in the mix, ZiPS now estimates (in very early returns) that the A's are an 87- to 88-win team in an AL West...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  5. The current all-underrated team

    David Schoenfield

    There isn't really a scientific way to determine an all-underrated team. Certainly, if you own five fantasy teams, you know all about these guys, but my perception is these players are better than widely believed or haven't yet received the kind of a...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  6. Kipnis, Puig will rebound; Braves won't

    David Schoenfield

    It's been a slow few weeks in the world of baseball. So here are some random thoughts going through my mind as we wait for Max Scherzer to sign ... and wait ... and wait ... 1. I still don't understand the lack of support that Mike Mussina has rec...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  7. Johan Santana attempting comeback from torn Achilles tendon

    Jerry Crasnick

    Johan Santana will pitch in the Venezuelan Winter League in a bid to attract MLB suitors, his agent said Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2015
  8. Pedro Martinez reflects on his path to Cooperstown

    Enrique Rojas

    Ervin Santana reached an agreement with the Minnesota Twins on a four-year, $55 million deal, a source told ESPNdeportes.com.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  9. Defensive storylines of the offseason: AL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRussell Martin, Didi Gregorius and Yoenis Cespedes are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major-league baseball offseason still has a ways to go, but we thought we'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  10. 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
  11. Which active players are Hall of Famers?

    David Schoenfield

    In any given season, there are more future Hall of Famers than you probably realize at first glance. Take 1994. Eighteen current Hall of Famers played that season, which was a strike-shortened one that didn't include any late-season call-ups. So did ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  12. Twins starting to build SP depth?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins announced Phil Hughes a contract extension that will keep the pitcher on the team through the 2019 season. The move gives the team a chance to build its rotation for the next few years on a growing foundation, ...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  13. Picks to click: Breakout pitchers

    Christina Kahrl

    Sticking with Saturday's theme of picking hitters who could break out in 2015, today we turn to the moundsmen. Remember, no rookies, so don't wonder why Andrew Heaney or Alex Sanchez aren't here. And to compare and contrast past performance with futu...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  14. Picks to click: 2015 breakout hitters

    Christina Kahrl

    With 2015 around the corner, it's easy to focus on what's new -- new players on your teams, new rookies, new chances. But how about those guys who might be ready to ratchet up a whole new level of production? It is, as Mike Royko put it describing hi...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  15. MLB -- Strange But True in 2014

    Jayson Stark

    If you thought that the 2014 season wasn't packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark can explain where you're wrong, chapter and verse.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2014
  16. Top 12 surprise stats of 2014 MLB season

    Buster Olney

    No sport overflows with information the way baseball does, with each pitch of each plate appearance adding to the growing expanse of an analytic universe. The players begin generating these numbers in early March, in exhibition games, and this contin...

    Blog | December 26, 2014