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  1. Which free agents will get qualifying offers?

    David Schoenfield

    The other day it was announced that the qualifying offer teams will have to make to free agents this offseason will be $15.3 million, up from $14.1 million last offseason. The qualifying offer number is reached by averaging the salaries of the 125 hi...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  2. How often do LOOGYs get matchup edge?

    David Schoenfield

    In this era of bullpen specialization and rising salaries, it's perhaps no surprise that even LOOGYs -- shorthand for left-handed one-out guys -- are starting to get handsomely rewarded. The Rockies just signed Boone Logan to a three-year, $16.5 mill...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  3. Who will be 2013's 30 franchise players?

    David Schoenfield

    It's a fantasy that would certainly appeal to Marlins and Astros fans, or Mariners and Cubs fans, and probably fans of several other franchises: If every player in baseball became a free agent and salaries didn't matter and there was gigantic expansi...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. Five blockbuster trade suggestions

    David Schoenfield

    The blockbuster salary-dump trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays was officially approved Monday and now we're back to the same old boring rumors about free agents, Justin Upton and Japanese infielders who won't hit in America. You...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  5. Rangers ink Holland; what about Hamilton?

    David Schoenfield

    The Texas Rangers signed pitcher Derek Holland to a five-year extension that includes club options for 2017 and 2018. Richard Durrett reports those options are for $11 and $11.5 million, salaries that will be a bargain if Holland stays healthy and pi...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  6. Quick poll: Darvish, Moore or Strasburg?

    David Schoenfield

    This came up in today's chat session: Which young, sort-of-unproven starter would you want for the next five years: Yu Darvish, Matt Moore or Stephen Strasburg? For the purposes of the poll, don't consider salaries. Obviously, with Darvish costing...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  7. The remaining all-free agent team

    David Schoenfield

    There are still some good free agents out there, perhaps even a few bargains. What kind of team could you buy if you signed the best of these guys? Let's find out. Here's a 25-man roster of unsigned players, with estimated salaries and WAR (wins abov...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. Links: Buchholz contract good for Red Sox

    David Schoenfield

    Chip Buck over at our Red Sox blog, Fire Brand of the AL, explains why the Clay Buchholz deal is sweet for the Red Sox. I'm with Chip. Buchholz's contract calls for a salary of $12 million in 2015 (in what would have been his first free-agent seas...

    Blog | April 11, 2011