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  1. Crystal ball: Five most improved teams

    David Schoenfield

    Is it easy to predict which teams will improve the most? We tend to focus on the teams that made the flashiest moves in the offseason. Think of the 2012 Marlins, who signed Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell and promptly lost three fewer games. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. Defensive storylines of the offseason: AL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRussell Martin, Didi Gregorius and Yoenis Cespedes are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major-league baseball offseason still has a ways to go, but we thought we'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  3. Chicago Cubs' World Series odd up to 12-1 after Jon Lester agreem...

    David Purdum

    After agreeing to a six-year, $155 million deal with Jon Lester late Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs, at 12-1, have moved into the top tier of favorites in Las Vegas to win the 2015 World Series.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  4. Rapid Reaction: Cubs get Jon Lester

    Jesse Rogers

    SAN DIEGO -- The Chicago Cubs agreed with free-agent pitcher Jon Lester on a six-year, $155 million deal, according to sources close to the situation, ending the offseason saga for one of the best pitchers in the game. How it happened: The Cubs we...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. Yoenis Cespedes more name value than actual value - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Yoenis Cespedes is reportedly on the trade block, but Mike Petriello says his declining performance, limited team control and qualifying-offer exception outweigh the trade value he has as a right-handed power bat with a strong arm.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2014
  6. Status check: Where each team stands

    Jim Bowden

    As the offseason trades, signings and re-signings get underway, it behooves us to take a step back and lay out where each MLB team stands right now, what its current big-picture objective is. So here's the current landscape, division by division and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  7. Half-full, half-empty: Jon Lester

    David Schoenfield

    Last year, we looked at some of the offseason's top free agents from a "half-full, half-empty" perspective. Let's do that again this year and start with Jon Lester, who is expected to meet this week with the both the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox, ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  8. Ranking each team's worst position in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    As the offseason speeds ahead into full rumor mill hysteria, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to look at each team's biggest weakness in 2014 (excluding pitchers). This gives us a start on which positions teams might be most desperate to...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  9. Ben Cherington: Red Sox look forward to 'constructive conversatio...

    Gordon Edes

    BOSTON -- It ranks as the question most on the minds of Boston Red Sox fans entering the offseason: What are the chances that the Sox, who traded Jon Lester to Oakland at the July trading deadline after failing to sign him to a contract extension in ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  10. MLB - Top 10 offseason storylines

    Tim Kurkjian

    Now that a World Series champion has been crowned, it's time to get down to the business of the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2014
  11. AL East: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to the fantasy baseball offseason and our division-by-division recaps/previews, starting with the American League East. Enjoy! Baltimore Orioles Fantasy MVP: Outfielder Nelson Cruz, signing late in the offseason on a one-year deal, cert...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  12. White Sox set to undergo more rebuilding

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Headed in a positive direction now, the Chicago White Sox still finished with a losing record in 2014, and the bar is set extremely high for general manager Rick Hahn as the offseason begins. The additions of Jose Abreu and Adam Eaton l...

    Blog | September 28, 2014
  13. Teammates glad to have Drew back

    Kyle Brasseur

    BOSTON -- Stephen Drew said during the offseason he'd love to return to the Boston Red Sox. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that he'd like for Drew to return. Now, 43 games into the 2014 season, Drew is coming back on a one-year deal, ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Offseason grades thus far: AL

    Jim Bowden

    Entering the offseason, the 2013 free agent class was generally regarded as one of the weaker ones in recent memory. Thus, most industry insiders were banking on a healthy trade market to develop and they were right. In addition to the generous ...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  16. MLB -- Offseason winners and losers

    Jayson Stark

    Jayson Stark picks the winners and losers of the offseason to date, considering the winter meetings couldn't match the activity from the previous week.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013