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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. Wednesday Roundup: Panda packing up?

    AJ Mass

    Andrew Baggarly, Giants Insider for CSN Bay Area, says that while Pablo Sandoval has looked good while playing for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League, there's a good chance he might not remain in San Francisco beyond the 2014 season. "I t...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  4. Monday Roundup: O's second thoughts

    AJ Mass

    Despite hitting just .224 in 85 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, Ryan Flaherty heads towards the spring optimistic that he will be able to win the starting second base job outright. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Flaherty is...

    Blog | January 27, 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. 10 bold predictions for rest of the winter

    Jim Bowden

    Some big free-agent names were signed over the holiday season, but that doesn't mean the market is dried up. With many teams waiting on the final destination of Japanese free agent Masahiro Tanaka, several quality free-agent pitchers remain, as well ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 10 moves that still need to happen

    Jim Bowden

    This has been a wild offseason so far, with blockbuster trades and free-agent signings taking place even before we got to Orlando for the Winter Meetings. Yet, with two weeks left in 2013, the free-agent and trade markets still have a lot of unfinish...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Teams best-positioned for the offseason

    Jim Bowden

    In the offseason, teams bid for the same free agents, try to negotiate trades for many of the same players, and even vie for the same players in December's Rule 5 draft at the annual winter meetings. However, that doesn't mean the teams are on a leve...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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