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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Tuesday Roundup: Latest Cruz update

    AJ Mass

    There's still an outside chance that Nelson Cruz could end up back in a Texas Rangers uniform by the time the start of the season rolls around, assuming of course, that the slugger is willing to settle for a one-year deal. According to Jesse Sanch...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. Could Nelson Cruz end up in Detroit?

    AJ Mass

    There hasn't been a lot of buzz lately regarding the free agency of Nelson Cruz and, after some mild early interest from a few teams that never really came close to bearing fruit, the outfielder remains unsigned. As Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com wrot...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  5. The missing link for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Tuesday, I focused on the missing piece for every National League team heading in to spring training, and today we turn our attention to the American League. AMERICAN LEAGUE WEST Houston Astros Missing link: Pitching prospects Solution:...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  6. Top 10 lineups in the majors

    Buster Olney

    Kendrys Morales is still looking for work, and so is Nelson Cruz. But with almost all of the best hitters in place, we present the first in a series of our annual top-10 team rankings: the best lineups. As one executive noted: "When y...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  7. Many teams capable of a big move

    Buster Olney

    The Mariners have spent about $250 million this offseason, and the Yankees more than $300 million. Most of the best free agents have come off the board, and as general managers rushed out of the building with the dolphin on the top to catch flights o...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  8. Winter Meetings buzz

    AJ Mass

    Not all the news coming from baseball's Winter Meetings has to do with wheeling and dealing and the signing of free agents. On Thursday, the league spent several hours laying the basic groundwork for new rules changes for the upcoming season as it re...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  9. Wednesday Roundup: Grandy plans

    AJ Mass

    Talks between the New York Mets and Curtis Granderson have been ongoing since the free agent met with general manager Sandy Alderson over the weekend. One of the potential hurdles to an agreement for Granderson, thus far, appears to be the outfielder...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  10. Who's the next free agent OF to sign?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees have reportedly have agreed to terms with free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, pending a physical. The seven-year contract is believed to be worth $153 million. With the jewel of the free agent outfield market now off the bo...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  11. Robinson Cano 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 Robinson Cano.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2013
  12. Dunn could fill Rangers' power void

    Buster Olney

    The A-Rod-palooza will go on for many more weeks, given the daily promise that Alex Rodriguez will say something that will make us shake our heads -- such as when he all but painted himself as a Founding Father fighting on behalf of the Constitution ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  13. Playoff impact of Biogenesis suspensions - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski writes about the on-field implications of the latest PED suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  14. Daniels, Dombrowski must prepare to act

    Jim Bowden

    In the face of apparently overwhelming evidence, Ryan Braun has relented. Major League Baseball suspended the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder on Monday for the remainder of the 2013 seasons, which amounts to 65 games. He avoided suspension in 2012 ...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  15. Potential fantasy impact of Biogenesis

    Eric Karabell

    It's a shame that the Biogenesis scandal will remain in the news this week, next week and probably for many weeks, overshadowing the games we've missed. The games mercifully return Friday night, but we'll still be hearing and reading about several of...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  16. Bits: Nelson Cruz quietly producing

    Eric Karabell

    Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz fell to the 13th round, on average, in ESPN live drafts prior to this season, which seemed a bit strange, but it made him a nice bargain. Sure, there's outfield depth this season and Cruz has had trouble staying o...

    Blog | June 18, 2013