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  1. Prince Fielder's poor defense will make Texas Rangers a bad defen...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains why the Prince Fielder trade is going to be trouble for Rangers pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  2. Leadoff options on South Beach

    Doug Mittler

    When the Miami Marlins signed Rafael Furcal in the offseason, the plan was for the veteran second baseman to be their regular leadoff hitter. But Furcal is on the disabled list with a strained hamstring, forcing manager Mike Redmond to find a Plan B....

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Who's on first in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    It was no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates spent the offseason looking to trade for a first basemen. When spring training arrived, the Bucs tried converting outfielder Andrew Lambo, and that experiment failed miserably. So Opening Day is here and ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  4. Mariners still eyeing right-handed bat?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle has been on the hunt for another run-producing right-handed bat for virtually all of the offseason, with the latest rumors linking them to a possible reunion with free agent switching-hitting veteran Kendrys Morales. Are the lefty-dominant Ma...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  5. How Masterson stays in Cleveland

    Doug Mittler

    What will it take for Justin Masterson to remain with the Cleveland Indians? Maybe the franchise's first World Series title since Harry Truman was president. Cleveland had engaged in extension talks with the righthander throughout the offseason an...

    Blog | March 22, 2014
  6. Cleveland Indians have the most volatile rotation in baseball - M...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello explains why the Indians have the most dangerous rotation in baseball -- in a good and bad way.

    Story | Conversation | March 10, 2014
  7. Detroit Tigers the World Series favorite - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Dave Cameron explains why the Detroit Tigers should be considered the World Series favorites. He points to the current talent assembled and a relatively easy schedule as major factors.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2014
  8. Gordon and Figgins are making their case

    Buster Olney

    PHOENIX -- Baseball players aren't supposed to play basketball during the offseason, but a lot of them do anyway, as Aaron Boone will tell you, as an efficient way to stay in shape. But Dee Gordon stopped playing basketball this winter to impr...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  9. White Sox still waiting on reliever

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox spent the offseason revamping their bullpen in a big way, having parted ways with Jesse Crain, Matt Thornton and Addison Reed. While a competition to be the closer is expected to take place this spring between Nate Jones, Matt L...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  10. Will Billy Hamilton bunt more in 2014?

    Joe Kaiser

    Improving as a bunter has been one of the primary areas of focus for Cincinnati's speedy leadoff man Billy Hamilton over the offseason. C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote Thursday that the Reds sent Hamilton to their Spring Traini...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  11. Tuesday Roundup: Mariners eye Cruz?

    Doug Mittler

    The Seattle Mariners made the biggest splash of the offseason by signing Robinson Cano to a 10-year, $240 million contract. They may now be looking to add a power hitter to bat behind the star second baseman in their revamped lineup. Jon Heyman of...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  12. Arroyo still seeks three-year deal

    Doug Mittler

    It is has been a frustrating winter for free agent Bronson Arroyo, who told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark last week how baffled he was at still being without a contract this late in the offseason. The Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly have entered the ...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  13. Could Guerrero start 2014 in the minors?

    Joe Kaiser

    The Los Angeles Dodgers signed Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero to a four-year deal worth $28 million over the offseason to become the team's every-day second baseman in 2014. However, if the 27-year-old's transition from shortstop to second base d...

    Blog | February 01, 2014
  14. Sano prepares to have major impact

    AJ Mass

    For Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano, the offseason got off to a rocky start when he played in just two games in the Dominican Winter League before getting shut down with a strained ligament in his throwing elbow. However, the third baseman is de...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  15. Five players who benefit from non-moves

    Jim Bowden

    General managers use the offseason to improve their team at various positions via free agency, trades and waiver claims. Some of these moves are significant upgrades, others are slight improvements. Yet some general managers simply aren't able to...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  16. O's taking a look at Tomko

    Doug Mittler

    We are at the stage of the offseason when clubs tend to accelerate the signing of aging veterans to minor league contracts. One option will be Brett Tomko, who spent last season with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. Zach Li...

    Blog | January 21, 2014