Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.
Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.
Is the Rays' window for a World Series run slowly closing? Do the Rangers need to make a move now while they still have Josh Hamilton? Buster Olney previews what every American League team could do at the trade deadline.
After retiring and being away from the major leagues for more than a year, Andy Pettitte will make his return to the New York Yankees on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Buster Olney writes that there is nothing conspiratorial about Michael Pineda's injury. The Mariners were honest about his health, and the Yankees did a complete evaluation before the trade. Injuries sometimes happen.