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  1. Pool of Cuban infielders grows

    AJ Mass

    Andy Ibanez, a second baseman who played for Cuba in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, has reportedly left the island nation and will pursue a major league career. Ibanez becomes the third second baseman believed to have defected from Cuba this year, ...

    Blog | October 29, 2014
  2. Yankees pitching staff in flux?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Yankees have $168 million in salary dedicated to just 10 players going into 2015, and that's before they make any free agent signings to replace the likes of Derek Jeter in their lineup for next season. According to Brendan Kuty of NJ...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  3. AL East team-by-team Hot Stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series set to get under way Tuesday night, 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 i...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Robertson accepting qualifying offer?

    Joe Kaiser

    Finding a way to bring back David Robertson would solve one of the many big questions for the New York Yankees this winter, and according to one writer the solution to doing so may not be as complicated or difficult as some would think. "The quali...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  5. Will Padres make Tomas an offer?

    AJ Mass

    Could the San Diego Padres be on the way to making an initial offer to Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas? According to Ben Badler of Baseball America, the team has certainly shown more interest in Tomas since the end of the regular season than most othe...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  6. Can Royals keep Shields?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have made it all the way to the ALCS, and will be counting on James Shields to get them one step closer to a World Series appearance when he takes the mound for Game 1 on Friday. But will Shields be on the mound for the Royals ...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  7. Headley coming back to Yankees?

    AJ Mass

    As the New York Yankees start to figure out what they want their 2015 roster to look like, one of the first puzzle pieces that may fall into place is that of free-agent-to-be Chase Headley. As Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes, "There are strong ind...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Changes on the horizon for A's

    AJ Mass

    With their stunning loss to the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, the 2014 season came to a close for the Oakland Athletics. While it may take a few days for reality to set in, nevertheless, it's already clear that changes will be made to the te...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  10. Is Boston in on Yasmani Tomas?

    Joe Kaiser

    After inking Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, are the Boston Red Sox also in play for free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas? That has been one of the big questions surrounding Tomas as of late, but on Tuesday the word out o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Will Yankees spend on pitching?

    Doug Mittler

    It is a knee-jerk reaction to connect the New York Yankees to any high-priced free agent, but that may not necessarily be the case this winter. George King of the New York Post wrote Monday "the early industry vibe is the Yankees aren't going to ...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. Why middle relievers are as important as ever, and which ones cou...

    Doug Mittler

    Doug Mittler uses recent usage data to show why middle relievers are so important in today's playoffs, then lays out some difference-makers in recent years and which ones could make a difference this year, such as Kevin Gausman.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2014
  13. A-Rod's fate in Yankees hands

    AJ Mass

    Although Bud Selig is retiring and won't be around next season to deal with any potential controversies that may arise in baseball, he did offer up a parting opinion regarding the status of Alex Rodriguez going forward. Selig said Tuesday "that is...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  14. Who ends up with Hardy?

    AJ Mass

    The end of the 2014 season brings with it the end of the three-year, $22.5 million contract extension that J.J. Hardy signed with the Baltimore Orioles back in 2011. His looming free agency has fueled some rumors that Hardy might end up becoming the ...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  15. Who replaces Jeter in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    As ESPN.com's Buster Olney writes Sunday, the New York Yankees would probably have been better off by having the retiring Derek Jeter sit out of more games, rather than continue to play through prolonged slumps in service of what proved to be a seaso...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  16. Yankees to target Nelson Cruz this winter?

    Joe Kaiser

    Nelson Cruz's huge season in Baltimore (.263, 39 HR, 102 RBI) is sure to make the 34-year-old slugger one of the biggest names on the free agent market this winter. Will the New York Yankees be one of his main suitors? Nick Cafardo of The Boston ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014