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  1. Will Red Sox up offer to Lester?

    AJ Mass

    The price tag for free agent Jon Lester is believed to be in the neighborhood of six years for $130-$150 million, and as Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports, the Boston Red Sox "made a contract offer" to the pitcher when he met with the team's owners ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Heyward gone, Upton next?

    AJ Mass

    On Monday, the Atlanta Braves traded away outfielder Jason Heyward as part of a four player deal that could well indicate the team is about to enter a sort of fire sale mode for 2015. As Mark Bowman of MLB.com writes, the Braves are "definitely no...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Braves seeking short-term 2B solution?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves acquired relief pitcher Arodys Vizcaino from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for second baseman Tommy La Stella on Saturday. While the bullpen help is certainly a positive, the second base situation in Atlanta for 2015 got even cloudi...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Rangers not looking to spend?

    AJ Mass

    The Texas Rangers could be on the sidelines when it comes to making a big splash on the free agent market this offseason -- at least if you believe general manager Jon Daniels when he says they are "not going to be players" on that front. As Jeff ...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  5. Braves ready to rebuild?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves are expected to move an outfielder this offseason, as the trio of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward is unlikely to return intact for 2015. The need is present as Evan Gattis, if he doesn't get dealt himself, presumably wil...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  6. Will Gattis stay in Atlanta?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves plan to have rookie Christian Bethancourt as their primary catcher in 2015, leading to plenty of speculation that Evan Gattis could be shopped elsewhere. Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted Monday the Braves were "pushing...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Gattis headed out of Atlanta?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves are expected to use Christian Bethancourt as their primary catcher this season, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. That decision could mean the end of Evan Gattis' tenure with the team. As Bowman notes, the Braves do not inten...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  8. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  9. Who will accept their qualifying offer?

    AJ Mass

    Last November, all 13 players who received qualifying offers from their former teams turned them down to explore free agency. In fact, there has yet to be a single accepted qualifying offer in the two years of the current system. While odds are go...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  10. Questions in Braves rotation

    AJ Mass

    With the return of Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy from Tommy John surgeries nowhere near a sure thing for the Atlanta Braves, the team is preparing to start the 2015 season without both of them. David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution ...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  11. NL East team-by-team Hot Stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series in full swing, there are 28 other teams in the major leagues already looking ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be playing for a championship next year at this time. Free agency doesn't officially kick in until five days aft...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  12. AL Central team-by-team Hot Stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series under way, there are 28 other teams in the major leagues already looking ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be playing for a championship next year at this time. Free agency doesn't officially kick in until five days after t...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  13. Braves OF on the move?

    AJ Mass

    In 2014, the Atlanta Braves outfielders -- led primarily by the trio of Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward -- ranked 17th in the league in total bases and just 25th in batting average. That's probably not nearly what the team expected from th...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  14. Who will Braves hire as GM?

    AJ Mass

    The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren in September and offered the job to John Hart, who originally accepted the position on an interim basis. However, it now appears that the search for a permanent replacement will need to continue. ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  15. Will Braves stay in-house for GM?

    Doug Mittler

    The Atlanta Braves caught some by surprise when they decided to bring back manager Fredi Gonzalez for 2015 despite a September collapse. The Braves finished 79-83 for only their third losing season in the last 24 years. Interim general manager Jo...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  16. Tomas officially on the market

    AJ Mass

    According to a tweet from his agent, Yasmany Tomas has apparently taken the final step necessary before fielding offers from major league teams and has been officially declared a free agent by the league. A few weeks back, George A. King III of th...

    Blog | October 03, 2014