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  1. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Baltimore Orioles will hold up well in playoffs despite lackluste...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan explains why the likely playoff-bound Orioles, still being dismissed by many, will hold up well in the postseason despite having what many feel is a lackluster starting rotation.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2014
  3. Yankees to target Nelson Cruz this winter?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nelson Cruz's huge season in Baltimore (.263, 39 HR, 102 RBI) is sure to make the 34-year-old slugger one of the biggest names on the free agent market this winter. Will the New York Yankees be one of his main suitors? Nick Cafardo of The Boston ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. Who goes when Garza returns?

    AJ Mass

    While the Milwaukee Brewers continue to battle to stay atop the National League Central, their starting rotation appears to be getting more reinforcements to help in the effort. According to Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kyle Loh...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Orioles getting healthy?

    AJ Mass

    Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports that Manny Machado is "getting better" and will participate in both batting practice and infield practice on Thursday, with an eye on making it back into the Baltimore Orioles lineup at some point during the four-g...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  6. Fantasy baseball - Milwaukee Brewers' Jimmy Nelson could be solid...

    Christopher Crawford

    Christopher Crawford discusses the fantasy potential of Milwaukee Brewers prospect Jimmy Nelson.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  7. Padres positioning to deal Headley?

    AJ Mass

    It's not unusual for major league teams to sign players who have recently been cut by other teams to play for their Triple-A squads in a capacity that is typically referred to as "providing organizational depth." Sometimes, that all there is to a sig...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  8. Estrada losing grip on rotation spot?

    AJ Mass

    The Marco Estrada saga continued on Sunday. A mere three days after manager Ron Roenicke declared the pitcher to be "solidly entrenched" in the team's rotation, Estrada allowed three home runs to the Cincinnati Reds in five innings, bringing his seas...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  9. Brewers express confidence in Estrada

    AJ Mass

    On Wednesday, we wrote about the recent struggles of Milwaukee Brewers starter Marco Estrada and the possibility that his time in the team's rotation might soon be coming to an end, with the team perhaps looking to find an opening for Triple-A starte...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  10. Should Brewers ditch Estrada?

    Very little has gone wrong for the Milwaukee Brewers this season, as the team sits atop the National League Central. However, of the team's five starting pitchers, Marco Estrada seems to be the one struggling the most to remain in the good graces of ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. Scherzer tops list of impending free agents

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer had his worst outing of the season Wednesday, and even in that he showed a side of himself that will be valued when he becomes a free agent in the fall. Scherzer allowed seven runs in the first three innings, with his pitch count spinnin...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  12. The 'misses' of the 2004 first round

    Keith Law

    The draft is a time of hope and promise, and after it's all over, a scout sits with his scouting staff and marvels over all the players the team just picked. Well, sometimes they don't work out as planned, as is the case for these 20 first-rounders w...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  13. Melky Cabrera's strong start helps demonstrate why PEDs don't rea...

    Dan Szymborski

    If you look at the performance of players who have been suspended for use of performance-enhancing drugs, you'll see that PEDs don't seem to actually do anything. Dan Szymborski explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Joe Mauer, Jacoby Ellsbury among players with best changes of sce...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at the 10 players whose stats will benefit the most from a change of scenery this year.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2014
  16. Could Morales be next?

    AJ Mass

    As the Ervin Santana saga looks to be headed into its final chapter -- with the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays appearing to be the last teams standing -- could free agent Kendrys Morales be the next unsigned player to find a home? That's ...

    Blog | March 09, 2014