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  1. Pitchers and catchers to watch this spring

    Jim Bowden

    Pitchers and catchers for nearly all MLB teams have reported by now, and the drama is ongoing. We are already monitoring injuries, trade rumors, comebacks and how players on new teams are fitting in. I'll be in Arizona and Florida at various times th...

    Blog | February 22, 2015
  2. Odds of Zito sticking with Oakland

    Doug Mittler

    Barry Zito will try to resume his baseball career where it began, but it is no guarantee that he will be with the Oakland Athletics on Opening Day. The former Cy Young Award winner will sign a minor league deal with the Athletics that includes an...

    Blog | February 17, 2015
  3. Giants facing power outage?

    AJ Mass

    After losing Pablo Sandoval and Michael Morse to free agency, the San Francisco Giants will be without nearly one-quarter of their home run output from last season. Could that lack of pop be cause for concern? Glenn Dickey of the San Francisco Exa...

    Blog | February 15, 2015
  4. Olivera turning heads?

    AJ Mass

    Many teams remain excited about 29-year-old Hector Olivera following the Cuban's latest showcase. Among the clubs believed to be strongly interested in making a bid are the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giant...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  5. Bits: Shields' snafu, DH talk with Manfred

    Jim Bowden

    Before the offseason began, I projected that James Shields would receive a five-year deal for around a $100 million (or a $20 million average annual value). But I also wrote that there was a question as to whether he would get that fifth year. I can ...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  6. Friday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    Even though he has a Cy Young Award under his belt, Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians is nowhere near a major league millionaire. As Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain Dealer notes, "Kluber is under team control for at least the next four years. ...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  7. Marlins in mix for Shields?

    AJ Mass

    With Max Scherzer off the board, all eyes now turn to the race to land James Shields, which almost assuredly will be the last big "lottery" of the offseason. The Miami Marlins "continue to be involved and are closely monitoring" the status of Shields...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  8. Vogelsong heading back to Giants?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, it looked at though the Houston Astros were about to come to terms with Ryan Vogelsong on a deal. The pitcher was in town on Monday, reportedly "working through some final details in anticipation of an agreement." But according ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  9. Updated market for James Shields

    Doug Mittler

    With Max Scherzer apparently on his way to Washington, the remaining marquee name on the free agent market is righthander James Shields. Shields reportedly declined a five-year, $110 million offer from a team he didn't want to play for, and the g...

    Blog | January 19, 2015
  10. Thursday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    While the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have had a rivalry for decades, and one that isn't likely to go away any time soon, there are two other teams in the American League East that may be headed for a season spent pointing fingers at each oth...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  11. D-backs zoning in on Shields?

    AJ Mass

    After reportedly turning down an offer of $110 million from an unknown club, presumably because he didn't want to play for that particular team, James Shields may finally be getting closer to figuring out exactly where he does want to play in 2015. ...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  12. Monday rumor roundup

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks currently have just one catcher with major league experience currently on their 40-man roster. That honor goes to Tuffy Gosewisch, and this fact is a big reason why, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the team is "working...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  13. Mets could have had Desmond?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics made a big splash by acquiring Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in a package that included John Jaso and top shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson. However, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, that trad...

    Blog | January 12, 2015
  14. Could Giants look to LA for OF?

    AJ Mass

    The San Francisco Giants are still on the hunt for another bat who can start in left field instead of Gregor Blanco, while at the same time providing the team with some pop at the plate that they most notably won't have in 2015 in the wake of both Pa...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  15. Haren to stay with Marlins?

    AJ Mass

    As time goes by and the start of spring training gets closer, the Miami Marlins may be willing to hold on to Dan Haren in the hopes that the pitcher ends up having a change of heart about playing for them in 2015 rather than dealing him away amid his...

    Blog | January 11, 2015
  16. Rockies looking at Haren?

    AJ Mass

    The Dan Haren saga continues as the Miami Marlins hold out hope that some other team will agree to make some sort of deal for the pitcher, who has stated he will retire unless he is traded to a team that will allow him to remain close to his family. ...

    Blog | January 09, 2015