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  1. Could Rays be headed to Montreal?

    AJ Mass

    On Friday afternoon, Tampa Bay Rays president Matt Silverman once again met with local officials in an effort to figure out a long-term stadium solution that would keep the team in the Tampa Bay area. As Christopher O'Donnell of the Tampa Bay Tri...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. O's infield, minus Machado

    AJ Mass

    Manager Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles made it official on Sunday, announcing that third baseman Manny Machado would indeed, as long believed to be the case, begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. "We knew, he knew," Showalter sai...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Top-50 fantasy prospects breakdown

    Eric Karabell

    Wait, so there's an actual top prospects list without the great Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton at the top of it? How could that be! Well, before you get upset while examining the official ESPN Fantasy top-50 prospects list for 2014, note ...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  5. Cardinals OF prospect could stick

    AJ Mass

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes Sunday about a young prospect in the St. Louis Cardinals organization that is beginning to turn some heads this spring. However, his name is not Oscar Taveras -- it's Randal Grichuk. "Officials h...

    Blog | March 02, 2014
  6. M's outfield coming into focus?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle's three outfield spots were among the big questions for the club heading into Spring, but on Friday Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon revealed which players have a shot to play at each of the positions. Though no official decisions have bee...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  7. Thursday Roundup: Reds rely on Hamilton

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Billy Hamilton stole 13 bases last season in just 13 games -- six of which he didn't even get an official plate appearance after being inserted as a pinch-runner. That's why the Cincinnati Reds are optimistic that they've found their repla...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  8. In or out on Tanaka?

    AJ Mass

    Until he ultimately signs a contract, the courtship of Masahiro Tanaka is sure to be a daily soap opera that bears following. While there's no "official list" of what teams are in or out of the pursuit process, two teams seem to have taken up residen...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Tuesday Roundup: Who shines in 2014?

    AJ Mass

    What will 2014 have in store for us? Only time will tell, but don't be surprised if come next October, we're talking about a World Series matchup of the Detroit Tigers versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. That may not be the "official prediction" of ES...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  10. No second thoughts on Choo

    AJ Mass

    Passing a physical prior to a contract becoming official has typically been a mere formality, but after watching Grant Balfour's deal with the Baltimore Orioles crumble just a week ago, perhaps we shouldn't take these things for granted. That said...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  11. A purposeful plan for the Yankees

    Buster Olney

    When Brian McCann arrived at Yankee Stadium earlier this week to prepare for his introductory news conference, club officials were struck by how excited he was, how invested he was. He sounded to them as if he couldn't wait for spring training to sta...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  12. FAs who are looking more appealing

    Buster Olney

    A primary reason rival officials have scrutinized the Detroit Tigers for the Doug Fister trade is the context of the deal. This is a time when any team looking for starting pitcher has very few attractive options; whether it's offering tens of millio...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  13. Monday Roundup: Yankees hope to fill out rotation

    AJ Mass

    The arrival of Masahiro Tanaka may finally be in the homestretch. David Waldstein of the New York Times reports that MLB officials and their counterparts in Japan have narrowed their list of potential new rules for the posting of free agents to three...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  14. Twins add Nolasco, may not be done

    AJ Mass

    The Minnesota Twins have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Ricky Nolasco for four years and $49 million. The contract, once made official, would be the most money the franchise has ever spent on a free agent coming from outside the ...

    Blog | November 30, 2013
  15. MLB trying to prevent NFL-type lawsuits

    Buster Olney

    When the topic of catcher collisions was raised in a meeting of general managers the other day, the sentiment in the room "was 100 percent," according to one official: The rules need to be changed. Nobody bothered arguing for the status quo, said sev...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  16. Top free agents poised for big paydays

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - As the Cardinals and Red Sox play on, MLB's other 28 teams are preparing for the offseason market that will begin next week. There has been some early trade talk, officials say, some feeling out for what could be available, and teams are ...

    Blog | October 26, 2013