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  1. Who closes in the Bronx?

    Doug Mittler

    A $46 million offer to David Robertson was deemed too pricey, so the New York Yankees wake up Tuesday morning with a big question mark at closer. Robertson had 39 saves in his first season as the successor to Mariano Rivera, and was seeking a dea...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Padres seeking to move catcher?

    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the San Diego Padres are willing to listen to offers for catchers Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera "in a strong push to upgrade their offense." That willingness to deal may be a sign the team believes that ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  3. Impact of Chapman switching agents

    Doug Mittler

    Aroldis Chapman, who put up some numbers as historically dominant as any closer this side of Mariano Rivera, reportedly as changed agents. Jeff Passan on Yahoo Sports tweets the Cincinnati Reds' lefthander has switched from Hendricks Sports to Relat...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  4. Betances to close for Yanks in 2015?

    Joe Kaiser

    Replacing a legend is never an easy task, no matter which field it's in, and to David Robertson's credit the Yankees closer did very well replacing Mariano Rivera. Summoned from the setup role, he converted 39 of 44 save chances in 2014. But Rober...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  5. Is Betances the true heir to Rivera?

    AJ Mass

    After going a perfect 9-for-9 in save chances to start the season, New York Yankees closer David Robertson has now blown two saves in his last six appearances, with an ERA of 11.81 and a batting average against of .308. Could the recent struggles hav...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  6. Padres fielding offers for Hundley

    AJ Mass

    Are the San Diego Padres ready to part ways with catcher Nick Hundley, who has been with the team since 2008? According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the team is currently in active discussions to do just that. As Dennis Lin writes, "Mere months...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  7. Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays make awful Opening Day ros...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan looks at which teams made the worst Opening Day roster decisions.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014
  8. Who replaces Mariano Rivera in New York?

    Joe Kaiser

    Replacing a legend is never an easy job, but then again neither is closing big league ball games. On Wednesday, we learned who'll get the first chance at taking the ball in the ninth for the Yankees in the post-Mariano Rivera era. The job, at leas...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Next steps for Yankees

    AJ Mass

    Although the New York Yankees haven't made any free agent signings that would indicate that they're not actually ready to hand Mariano Rivera's closer crown over to David Robertson, there's still a chance that the team ends up bringing Fernando Rodne...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  11. A Yankees demise? Not so fast ...

    Buster Olney

    The Yankees' final salary offer to Joe Girardi was presented last Thursday, and now that we know how it turned out -- like a televised poker game in which we see the cards -- it's evident that the past week has been about negotiating, about trying to...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  12. Yankees, Cano appear far apart on dollars

    Buster Olney

    When Mariano Rivera was asked on the day he announced his retirement about what the perfect ending to his career would be, he talked about being on the mound for the World Series -- and even at the time he said it, that seemed unreachable, given all ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. Bits: A tribute to Helton, Pettitte, Rivera

    Eric Karabell

    As the 2013 baseball season enters its final week, it seems an appropriate time to pay tribute to the once-productive players that occasionally carried fantasy teams but have already announced their intention to retire. On Sunday, Colorado Rockies fi...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  14. The first unanimous Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Rachel Robinson said last year that she is so glad Mariano Rivera is the last player to wear No. 42, and the affection she has for him was apparent during Sunday's ceremony, in the way that she held his face and looked into his eyes. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  15. Oritz, Rivera share unique bond

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- The phone call was unprompted, but not entirely unexpected, because the relationship David Ortiz has developed with Mariano Rivera is built on honesty, Ortiz has learned. Rivera tells him exactly what he thinks, the way Ortiz's father will,...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  16. 10 X factors down the stretch

    Jim Bowden

    With just two and a half weeks left in the regular season, we still have dramatic division races in the National League Central and American League West as well as an intense wild-card race in the AL where five teams are separated by just three games...

    Blog | September 11, 2013