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  1. Pirates offense teeming with depth

    Buster Olney

    The transformation of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been gradual, encompassing the larger part of a decade. The growth has been steady, and the organization is now well past the time when the Pirates had only a handful of front-line players and almost n...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Jung Ho Kang, Pittsburgh Pirates finalize $11 million, 4-year con...

    Even though the Pittsburgh Pirates employ one of the largest analytics departments in baseball, they are not exactly sure how Jung-Ho Kang's outstanding statistics in South Korea will translate to the major leagues.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  3. Blue Jays to pursue RP?

    AJ Mass

    Following a fairly active November, where they signed free agent catcher Russell Martin and made a trade with the Oakland Athletics for third baseman Josh Donaldson, the Toronto Blue Jays have been relatively quiet this offseason. According to ...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  4. Cubs catch D-backs having clearance sale

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs lost out on the one true everyday catcher available in free agency, Russell Martin, when he signed a five-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, which meant they'd either have to patch something together from part-time players or take...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Cubs targeting a veteran backstop

    Joe Kaiser

    The Chicago Cubs missed on Russell Martin, but that hasn't ended their pursuit of help behind the plate. Cubs GM Theo Epstein talked about that at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego on Friday. "We're confident going forward with Wely [Welingt...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  6. Cubs continue search for catching

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - As expected, the Chicago Cubs are in the market for a catcher, according to team president Theo Epstein. After losing out on a free-agent bid for Russell Martin and letting backup John Baker go, the Cubs will head to San Diego for the winte...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  7. Expect Wood to be tendered by deadline

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Despite his down year in 2014, expect Chicago Cubs left-hander Travis Wood to be tendered a contract before a Tuesday night deadline, according to a source familiar with the situation. Wood, 27, is one of 10 Cubs players who are arbitra...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  8. Josh Donaldson sees potential in Toronto Blue Jays' lineup

    Josh Donaldson has good memories of playing in Toronto. He made his major league debut there in 2010, striking out as a pinch-hitter. The following day he smacked a game-winning, two-run homer for his first career hit.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2014
  9. Could Bucs lock up youngsters?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to retain free agent catcher Russell Martin, who found $82 million of riches with the Toronto Blue Jays. If nothing else, it does give the Bucs more financial flexibility. Travis Sawchuck of the Pittsburgh Trib...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Could Pirates pursue McCarthy?

    AJ Mass

    After officially losing Russell Martin when the free agent signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to change course on their offseason goals in a hurry. As Travis Sawchik of the Pittburgh Tribune-Review reports, "P...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  12. Democracy Now: What a Weird Week in Baseball News-Breaking Taught...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At noon Eastern on Monday, Peter Gammons reported that the Blue Jays had signed free agent Russell Martin, ending a period of intense speculation about the coveted catcher's destination. At 12:05, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman t...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  13. Catcher Yasmani Grandal is ready to break out - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes why teams in need of a catcher would be wise to inquire about San Diego 26-year-old Yasmani Grandal.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  14. Toronto Blue Jays introduce Russell Martin

    In his pursuit of Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made his intentions clear in a message to the free-agent catcher's representative.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  15. Cabrera to the White Sox?

    With the Toronto Blue Jays having opened up the vault to sign catcher Russell Martin, and now potentially being in the mix to sign third baseman Pablo Sandoval as well, the chances of them coming to terms with outfielder Melky Cabrera are looking les...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  16. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014