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  1. Retirement still an option for Haren?

    Joe Kaiser

    Retirement is a word that Dan Haren has mentioned several times in recent years, and his trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Miami Marlins on Dec. 10 only intensified speculation that the veteran starting pitcher might decide to hang 'em up for...

    Blog | January 03, 2015
  2. Torii Hunter a fit in KC?

    Doug Mittler

    In the immediate aftermath of the Detroit Tigers' quick exit from the American League Championship Series, Torii Hunter dropped a hint that he was pondering retirement, but the 39-year-old outfielder now appears intent on playing another season. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  3. Phillies plan, post-Burnett

    AJ Mass

    Pitcher A.J. Burnett declined to exercise his $12.75 million player option with the Philadelphia Phillies, which led to some speculation that the 37-year-old might be considering retirement. However, Burnett's agent says his client simply "wants to p...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  4. Burnett to return for 2015?

    AJ Mass

    While retirement may yet end up the option that pitcher A.J. Burnett chooses to take, the door still remains open for the 37-year-old to return to the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2015 season. As Todd Zolecki of MLB.com notes, "Burnett has a $15 ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  5. Will Hunter stay in Detroit?

    Doug Mittler

    In the immediate aftermath of the Tigers' quick playoff exit, outfielder Torii Hunter dropped a hint that he might consider retirement if he can't return to Detroit in 2015. The situation remains unclear a week later following a text message from...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. Dunn deal coming?

    AJ Mass

    Adam Dunn is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, and has reportedly been pondering announcing his retirement following this season. With the White Sox out of contention, should Dunn decide to hang it up, he would ...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  7. Retirement on horizon for Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    After allowing five runs in 7-2/3 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett has now lost six of his last seven starts, and remains stuck at 153 wins for his career. That career may soon be over. As Bill Evans of the South Jers...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Ibanez headed for retirement?

    AJ Mass

    The career of Raul Ibanez may have come to a close, as the Los Angeles Angels have waived the veteran, who may not be able to find another team to play for and could decide to opt for retirement. "Raul's going to be tough to replace in the clubh...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  9. Retirement contagious in Yankees camp?

    AJ Mass

    Derek Jeter might not be the only former All-Star and member of the New York Yankees to hang it up at the end of the 2014 season. Veteran outfielder Alfonso Soriano says that he's also considering the possibility that this upcoming year might be his ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  10. Jeter's secret? His confidence

    Buster Olney

    I covered the Yankees for the New York Times at the time Derek Jeter was invited to host "Saturday Night Live," and I can remember thinking that he would be pretty awful in that role. Jeter's instinct when speaking into cameras or microphones had...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  11. Dodgers hoping to get Young

    AJ Mass

    (UPDATE: Whether he simply got tired of answering questions about if he was going to play in 2014, or if it was his plan to retire all along, Michael Young has decided to announce his retirement from baseball on Friday in a press conference in Texas....

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  12. Burnett not ready to retire

    AJ Mass

    Although pitcher A.J. Burnett had been mulling retirement after the Pittsburgh Pirates decided against making him a qualifying offer, a source tells ESPN.com that Burnett is indeed planning to pitch in 2014. ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick writes that "...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  13. Chances of a Pettitte return?

    Joe Kaiser

    The New York Yankees managed to coax Andy Pettitte out of retirement once before in 2012. Is there any chances of that happening again? It sounds very unlikely, despite the Yankees' need for another quality starter in the rotation. "He has shut...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  14. Biggest missed opportunities for the hot stove - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which teams missed the biggest opportunities this winter.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  15. Winter Meetings Buzz

    Doug Mittler

    Day One of the winter meetings saw two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay announce his retirement, but the activity in Orlando was void of any major trade or free agent signing. Could things change Tuesday? There is some buzz regarding a deal...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  16. Roy Halladay a HOF test case

    Keith Law

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Roy Halladay's retirement brought about the usual postcareer canonization we hear when any very good player hangs them up -- He's a surefire Hall of Famer! He's a lock! If he's not a Hall of Famer, just tear the place down! ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013