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  1. Monday rumors roundup

    Doug Mittler

    The holidays are over, so we presumably will see an uptick in the pursuit of Max Scherzer and James Shields, the two big names left on the free agent market. Both pitchers have conducted their employment search under the radar, but there is some b...

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. Eleven in baseball at a career crossroads

    Buster Olney

    Some players will go into 2015 still defining themselves, like the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper. Others, like David Ortiz, have cemented their legacies. But there are folks in the game -- both players and managers -- for whom 2015 will repr...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  3. Examining the secretly great Cleveland Indians rotation - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines a young and talented Cleveland Indians rotation that was gangbusters the second half of 2014, with tangible reasons for the success.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2014
  4. Mets unwilling to make big moves?

    AJ Mass

    When the Boston Red Sox traded outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Rick Porcello, there were some observers who wondered why the New York Mets weren't able to put together a more appealing option. According to David Le...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  5. White Sox to trade Viciedo for RP?

    AJ Mass

    As Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reported earlier this week, "Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn let it be known entering the winter meetings that the club could be determining the value of outfielder Dayan Viciedo on the trade market ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. Red Sox, Tigers address needs Thursday

    Keith Law

    The Red Sox's need for starting pitching drove them to trade for Wade Miley on Wednesday and now has led them to cash in some of their outfield surplus to land Rick Porcello, the somewhat forgotten member of the vaunted Tigers' rotation. Porcello rea...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  7. Tigers not done with SP moves?

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers are reportedly about to finalize a trade that would send Rick Porcello to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, but this may not be the last deal that ends up getting announced today involving the Tigers an...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  8. Scouting 'other guys' in Samardzija deal

    Keith Law

    Oakland's teardown of their 2014 wild-card team continues unabated with the Monday trade of Jeff Samardzija for a package that seems to emphasize quantity (especially in terms of total years of control remaining) over quality, the inverse of how they...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  9. Tigers uninterested in SP moves?

    AJ Mass

    As it currently stands, the Detroit Tigers are planning to enter the season with the likes of Kyle Lobstein, Robbie Ray, Buck Farmer, or Drew VerHagen at the back end of their starting rotation. That would seem to preclude the possibility of the team...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. What's next for Renteria?

    Doug Mittler

    The worst-kept secret in baseball became official Friday when the Chicago Cubs announced the firing of manager Rick Renteria to make room for free agent Joe Maddon. Renteria ended up as the odd man out after the Cubs finished 73-89, 17 games out ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014
  11. Changing conditions for free-agent pitchers

    Buster Olney

    ST. LOUIS - A growing trend, over the last decade, has been for teams to lock down their best young talent into long-term deals, whether it be the Giants signing Madison Bumgarner to a contract through 2017 with club options for 2018 and 2019, or the...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  12. Baseball in need of more run production

    Buster Olney

    The topic of parity came up Thursday on "Baseball Tonight," and Rick Sutcliffe mentioned how the sport has changed over the last decade, in the wake of the steroid era. Many, many pitchers have used performance-enhancing drugs, for sure, but the s...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  13. No more platoon at 3B for Cubs?

    AJ Mass

    According to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times, despite the fact that Mike Olt is hitting just .195 on the year, "manager Rick Renteria said he plans to scrap the third-base rotation he'd used since the season started" and will give Olt a ch...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Who replaces Veras as Cubs' closer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Well, that didn't take long. Only 10 games into the season, and hours after Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria gave Jose Veras a vote of confidence following Friday's blown save against St. Louis, saying "he's still our guy," Veras is out as the ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  15. Chicago White Sox rebuilding plan is working - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan gives five reasons the White Sox's rebuilding plan is working.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2014
  16. Tigers deny Porcello rumors

    AJ Mass

    On Sunday, Rick Porcello made his third spring start for the Detroit Tigers, and performed quite well, giving up just one run on four hits with three strikeouts over 3 1/3 innings. The strong outing will likely serve to continue to fuel rumors that t...

    Blog | March 10, 2014