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  1. Dodgers stuck with Haren?

    After rumors started to surface that the Los Angeles Dodgers may be shopping Dan Haren to other teams, the veteran pitcher drew a line in the sand that, for all intents and purposes, puts the kibosh on any potential deal. As Mark Saxon of ESPN ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Kendrick on the block?

    AJ Mass

    Howie Kendrick hit .293 for the Los Angeles Angels last season with a career-high 75 RBI, but with the team looking to shed some salary this offseason in order to avoid the luxury tax, the veteran who is set to earn $9.5 million in 2015 could well be...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  3. Royals, Reds eye Aoki?

    Doug Mittler

    Norichika Aoki won three batting titles in Japan with the Yakult Swallows, and the veteran outfielder has demonstrated he can swing the bat in America as well, posting a .285 batting average and .352 OBP over three seasons. Now that Aoki will turn 33...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. Could Hunter go to Twins?

    AJ Mass

    Although Torii Hunter, who at one point had pondered retiring after the 2014 season, has now expressed a desire to return for at least one more year, it remains unclear what team the veteran will be playing for in 2015. As Chris Iott of MLive.com...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  5. Pablo Sandoval is not worth $95 million - MLB

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski explains, with the help of ZiPS projections, why Pablo Sandoval isn't worth the $19-20 million per year the Red Sox are prepared to pay the veteran third baseman.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  6. Where Hamels can be traded

    Joe Kaiser

    As much as the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies would like to hold on to Cole Hamels for the final four years of his six-year contract, the reality is that the veteran left-hander is their primary trade chip and, quite possibly, the key towards bring...

    Blog | October 25, 2014
  7. Will Burnett decline 2015 option?

    AJ Mass

    Earlier this week, veteran pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that he was retiring from baseball. Reports also surfaced this week that Ryan Dempster was officially hanging it up for good after having sat out all of 2014. But A....

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  8. Gutierrez considering MLB comeback?

    Joe Kaiser

    Oft-injured veteran Franklin Gutierrez was re-signed by Seattle last winter but announced in February his intention to sit out the 2014 season to allow his body to recover and have a real break from the game. Has the veteran center fielder given up h...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  9. Ramirez to join Cubs staff?

    AJ Mass

    Team president Theo Epstein may be ready to bring Manny Ramirez into the Chicago Cubs clubhouse next season, but only if the veteran slugger is ready to end any pursuit of a major league comeback. As Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times wr...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  10. Soria to get new bullpen role?

    AJ Mass

    If the Detroit Tigers have a ninth-inning lead to protect at any point during their crucial weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, they are more than likely going to rely on veteran Joe Nathan to shake off Tuesday's blown save in the hopes he ca...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  11. Suggested rule for repeat PED violators

    Buster Olney

    DETROIT -- An injury has ended the season for a 10-year veteran, and a strong season it was: .301 batting average, .351 on-base percentage, 54 extra-base hits, 81 runs. He is 30 years old and a switch hitter, and he will have suitors. But the exte...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  12. How Johnson and De Aza can help the O's

    Joe Kaiser

    Baltimore went out and acquired infielder Kelly Johnson and outfielder Alejandro De Aza in recent days, but can either of the veterans really help the team going forward? That was a question posed to ESPN's David Schoenfield in a Sports Nation cha...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  13. Seattle's new utility man

    Joe Kaiser

    The Seattle Mariners signed 36-year-old veteran Willie Bloomquist to a two-year deal last winter to be the team's primary utility man, but with Bloomquist now out for the year (microfracture surgery on his right knee) the M's have reportedly settled ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  14. Shaky Nathan still closer?

    AJ Mass

    When all was said and done on Saturday, Joe Nathan earned his 25th save of the season. However, he didn't do so without first allowing two hits and a run -- once again raising some potential red flags for manager Brad Ausmus that perhaps the veteran ...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  15. Trades paying off for Mariners?

    Joe Kaiser

    Seattle didn't pull off the blockbuster move many anticipated them making in the weeks leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. What they did instead was acquire three veterans without giving up the farm: Kendrys Morales, Austin Jackson and Chris De...

    Blog | August 16, 2014
  16. Surgery in Cliff Lee's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Cliff Lee's latest injury, a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, has ended the veteran southpaw's season prematurely. Will Lee be able to avoid surgery? It appears that way, at least for now. Phillies reporter Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that L...

    Blog | August 07, 2014