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  1. Inside the pursuit of Russell Martin

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Though the Chicago Cubs lost out on their bid for free-agent catcher Russell Martin early last week, it doesn't mean they weren't in the hunt until the end. Martin's Chicago-based agent, Matt Colleran, says it was neck-and-neck between the...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  2. All 12 major league baseball free agents decline qualifying offer...

    For the third straight year, baseball's free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  3. Cubs pursuing Martin?

    AJ Mass

    There appears to be a bit of a groundswell for the likelihood of Russell Martin ending up in a Chicago Cubs uniform in 2015. Last week, ESPN.com's Buster Olney got the ball rolling by saying that "there is a chance that at least two teams with major ...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  4. Will Dodgers new regime spend?

    AJ Mass

    The Los Angeles Dodgers are ready to hire Oakland Athletics assistant GM Farhan Zaidi to be their new general manager, and as Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports, part of the job description will be "to compete without having to stretch (the team'...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  5. Russell Martin, Francisco Liriano get qualifying offers from Pitt...

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offers to catcher Russell Martin and left-hander Francisco Liriano before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  6. 2015 Position Outlook: Catcher

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- It's hard to think of the Los Angeles Dodgers without A.J. Ellis. It's also hard to think of them paying him more than the $3.5 million he made last season and, now that he's eligible for arbitration the second time, that's a risk they...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  7. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  8. Russell Martin set up for big payday

    Buster Olney

    KANSAS CITY -- The final innings of the 2014 Major League Baseball season will play out here in the next 36 hours; meanwhile, executives from 28 other teams and dozens of agents are lining up for the start of the offseason, like runners lining up for...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  9. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Pirates help Gerrit Cole to win in ex-UCLA star's Chavez Ravine d...

    Former UCLA star Gerrit Cole (5-3) allowed three runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings in his first career appearance at Chavez Ravine, and the Pirates beat Los Angeles 6-3 on Thursday for only their third victory in their past 20 games at Dodger Stadium.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | May 29, 2014
  11. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  12. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  13. d'Arnaud loved Piazza as youngster

    Adam Rubin

    Newly acquired Travis d'Arnaud grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan in California. So it's no wonder the highly regarding catching prospect revered Mike Piazza as well as Russell Martin as a youngster. "I actually met Russell Martin one time last yea...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  14. Russell Martin signs two-year deal with Pittsburgh Pirates

    Russell Martin is going from a franchise that has won a record 27 World Series titles to a franchise that has endured a record 20 consecutive losing seasons.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  15. Atlanta Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that when Yadier Molina signed with the Cardinals for five years and $75 million, he set the table for other elite catchers, like Brian McCann. Soon, the Braves will have to decide what price they are willing to pay McCann.

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  16. Bryce Harper, Mike Trout and Jesus Montero highlight Part 6 of th...

    Three ESPN contributors discuss storylines from section 151 to 200 of the top 500 player rankings for 2012.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012