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  1. Zobrist on way out of Tampa Bay?

    AJ Mass

    One of the big deadline deals from Thursday was the three-way swap that sent David Price to the Detroit Tigers. In return, the Tampa Bay Rays received "left-hander Drew Smyly and minor league infielder Willy Adames from the Tigers." But they also...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  2. A shockingly low return for David Price

    Keith Law

    I'm floored that this is all the Rays got for David Price -- as are some of the execs I've talked to so far -- and I can't imagine that the return this winter would have been any worse. The three-way trade that sends Price to Detroit, Nick Franklin, ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Fantasy impact of David Price deal

    Eric Karabell

    The Tampa Bay Rays are apparently not going to try to make the postseason in 2014, as Thursday's trade deadline saw them move lefty David Price. Price was part of a three-team deal that landed him with the Detroit Tigers, and that really shouldn't al...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  4. Mariners hoping for Cano's return

    AJ Mass

    While the Seattle Mariners continue to call Robinson Cano "day-to-day," the fact remains that he's now missed three straight games with a contusion on his left hand. At what point do fans need to be a little concerned? As Bob Dutton of the Tacom...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  5. Impact of Franklin's contact problems

    Joe Kaiser

    Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Angels is one young Seattle infielder Nick Franklin would like to forget: the 23-year-old was the victim of the Golden Sombrero, striking out in all four plate appearances. Unfortunately for Franklin, making...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  6. Mariners could be losing Hart

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners appear very likely to be without Corey Hart for the near future after the designated hitter left Sunday's game with a left hamstring injury suffering while attempting to steal second base. According to Shannon Drayer, who cov...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  7. Blue Jays should trade for Samardzija

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the first two months of the season to evaluate their teams, then try to improve the team through trades or calling up top prospects in the next two months. Then they try to tweak the team with waiver deals and September call-ups ...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  8. Could Seattle-Atlanta talk trade?

    Joe Kaiser

    There is no room for Nick Franklin in Seattle as long as Robinson Cano is on the Mariners roster, unless Franklin learns and adjusts to a new position. And there is no room in Atlanta's rotation for Alex Wood. The hard-throwing 23-year-old moved b...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  9. Blue Jays on market for 2B?

    AJ Mass

    The Toronto Blue Jays have already used seven different players at second base this season, with the most starts having gone to Ryan Goins, who was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo last Monday. ESPN Insider's Paul Swydan says he is not surprised tha...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Where will Franklin play for Seattle?

    Joe Kaiser

    UPDATE: It didn't take long to get a clearer understanding of how Seattle plans to use Nick Franklin this season. Franklin batted in the six-hole as the Mariners' designated hitter on Wednesday against Yu Darvish, belting a triple to the right-cen...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  11. Is 3B a possibility for Nick Franklin?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nick Franklin is one of Seattle's top young bats, yet he has no place to play on the big league club based on the way the Mariners' roster is currently constructed. Robinson Cano means second base is no longer an option, and Brad Miller's defensive e...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  12. No panic yet for Jays and Reyes

    AJ Mass

    As ESPN.com's Jayson Stark reports, "oft-injured Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is back on the disabled list after reinjuring his left hamstring in the first inning of his team's 9-2 Opening Day loss Monday to Tampa Bay." An MRI taken on ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  13. What position will Nick Franklin play?

    Joe Kaiser

    On Friday, it finally became official: Nick Franklin was beaten out by Brad Miller as Seattle's starting shortstop. "They both played extremely well, but Brad separated himself," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon explained of the position battle. S...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  14. Mets moves on the horizon?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets are still looking to make a move or two before locking in their roster for the 2014 season, and the position that seems to be most likely to be up for grabs is at shortstop. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that the Arizona Dia...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  15. Stock Watch: Baez up; Corbin down

    Eric Karabell

    Raise your hand and groan if the ulnar collateral ligament in your pitching elbow hurts just from watching pitcher after pitcher after pitcher go down so far in March. Dr. James Andrews is already a busy man, er, doctor, but even more so these days! ...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  16. Tigers with big decision to make

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick writes that Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias "has significant injuries to both shins that are expected to keep him out at least until the All-Star break and could force him to miss most or all of the 2014 season, a bas...

    Blog | March 16, 2014