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  1. History suggests the Max Scherzer deal is unlikely to yield long-...

    Tony Blengino

    Tony Blengino examines the perils of the mega-contract for elite pitchers by looking through historical examples, determining the chances of 30-year-old pitcher Max Scherzer living up to the $210 million contract he just signed are not good.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2015
  2. Porcello can't help but look ahead to what might be

    Kyle Brasseur

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. -- A year away from free agency, it's hard for Boston Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello not to think about what he could make if he was to hit the open market. Just look at his former teammate, Max Scherzer. Scherzer entered this o...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  3. Best fits for top 10 remaining free agents

    Jim Bowden

    We're less than a month before pitchers and catchers report, and several free agents are still stranded on the market looking for jobs, or in most cases improved offers. The list of free agents has been pared down considerably since I posted my top 5...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  4. Seven-year deals for pitchers ... big trouble

    Jayson Stark

    Breaking: Washington Nationals announce they've signed Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract. You can't measure seven years in baseball with a yardstick, a ruler or even Altuves. So we're here to measure it in a different way. (You'r...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  5. The mathematics, dollar figures and less-publicized variables beh...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines the mathematics, dollar figures, less-publicized variables and sheer complexity behind a potential trade of Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  6. Odds not in the Yankees' favor

    Andrew Marchand

    Let's go over a couple of notes as we inch closer to the reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Odd couple: According to Bovada, the Yankees and the San Diego Padres have the same chance of winning the World Series in 2015. Both are 25-to-1. T...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  7. Does Scherzer improve MLBs top team?

    Buster Olney

    The Washington Nationals have agreed to a seven-year contract with Max Scherzer for a reported $210 million, half of it deferred -- Scherzer reportedly will receive $15 million annually for 14 years -- the most ever spent on a free-agent pitcher, the...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  8. Max Scherzer closing in on new multiyear contract

    Free-agent pitcher Max Scherzer has agreed to a seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a source confirmed to ESPN on Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2015
  9. Sox get LHP Rosenbaum for catcher Butler

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday the acquisition of minor league left-handed pitcher Danny Rosenbaum from the Washington Nationals in exchange for catcher Dan Butler. Rosenbaum, 27, pitched last year at Triple-A Syracuse, serving as the team...

    Blog | January 14, 2015
  10. Top 10 rotations in the majors: Nats No. 1

    Buster Olney

    Max Scherzer remains unsigned, as does James Shields, and executives from all teams continue to circle the market, monitoring the asking price on the likes of Cole Hamels and others. But for most of the 30 teams, what you see is what you get, and ...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  11. Rick Ankiel hired by Washington Nationals to mentor players in mi...

    Former major leaguer Rick Ankiel has been hired by the Washington Nationals as a "life skills coordinator" to mentor players in the minors.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2015
  12. Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz voted in...

    Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2015
  13. Current favorites for Scherzer?

    AJ Mass

    Will free agent pitcher Max Scherzer sign a contract in January, or will he still be on the market for quite some time? According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, there's every reason to believe that "January is Max Scherzer Month." "Scherzer ...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  14. Doug Fister of Washington Nationals tweets out link to free Starb...

    In the spirit of giving, Washington Nationals pitcher Doug Fister told his over 24,000 Twitter followers to have free Starbucks on him.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2014
  15. Does Chris signing cap Yanks' offseason?

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- The Yankees signed a starting pitcher this week, but I think it's safe to surmise Chris Capuano is not what Yankees fans were hoping to find in their Hanukkah gift pile. And yet, unless there is a seismic shift in the club's thinking, ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  16. Rangers satisfied with rotation?

    AJ Mass

    After trading for Ross Detwiler of the Washington Nationals, the Texas Rangers may or may not be done looking to add pitchers to their starting rotation for 2015. It all depends on who you ask. As it currently stands, the Rangers would likely have...

    Blog | December 14, 2014