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  1. Royals to lean heavier on pen?

    AJ Mass

    Can there be too much of a good thing? The Kansas City Royals, who marched all the way to the World Series last season in large part due to their formidable bullpen, may choose to go into 2015 with an eight-man relief crew. As Andy McCullough o...

    Blog | February 19, 2015
  2. Will Ventura start Opening Day?

    Doug Mittler

    Opening Day will be a big deal this season in Kansas City, where the Royals are coming off their first World Series appearance in almost three decades. Assuming James Shields does not drop his price dramatically and returns to KC, the Royals will hav...

    Blog | February 02, 2015
  3. Top 10 linchpin players of 2015

    Buster Olney

    Madison Bumgarner will go down in history as one of baseball's most transformative players, because we can say with Richard Sherman-level confidence that without Bumgarner, the Giants never would have won the World Series last year -- not even close....

    Blog | January 29, 2015
  4. Where American League teams have depth or lack depth - MLB

    Jason Martinez

    Jason Martinez of MLBDepthCharts breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of every AL team, such as the Baltimore Orioles not having enough middle-infield depth.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2015
  5. Will Royals extend Herrera?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals rode the elite bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland to within one victory of their first World Series triumph in almost three decades, but will they be able to keep them together? The Royals picked up...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  6. Is Seattle set for a playoff run?

    AJ Mass

    Are the Seattle Mariners favorites to win their division, if not the World Series, in 2015? As Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times points out, "The pieces appear to be in place. The pitching and defense should remain outstanding. If the offense can ris...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
  7. Will Giants pass on Shields?

    Doug Mittler

    Are the San Francisco Giants losing interest in free agent James Shields? The Giants officially announced the signing of relieverSergio Romo on Monday, at which time general manager Brian Sabean reiterated the World Series champions are not lik...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  8. Reunion for Giants and Peavy?

    Free-agent pitcher Jake Peavy's last appearance for the San Francisco Giants was a memorable one -- and not in a good way -- as he lost Game 6 of the World Series, allowing five of the 11 batters he faced before getting the hook to score. However, th...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  9. Ranking the top coordinators and recruiting closers

    Jeremy Crabtree

    Ranking the 10 best coordinators and closers.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2014
  10. Royals relievers off the market?

    Doug Mittler

    The Kansas City Royals rode the elite bullpen trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland to within one victory of their first World Series triumph in almost three decades. As of Day Two of the winter meetings, the Royals apparently want to k...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  11. How do the Giants replace Sandoval?

    Jim Bowden

    The San Francisco Giants have won the World Series every other year since 2010, and the departure of Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox via free agency makes it even more likely the Giants will continue that pattern of not being able to repeat as...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  12. How Giants replace Sandoval

    Doug Mittler

    Retaining Pablo Sandoval was a priority for the San Francisco Giants, but the World Series champions now move to Plan B after the Boston Red Sox lured the free agent third baseman to Fenway Park. The departure of Sandoval leaves the Giants thin...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  13. Hanley, Sandoval gain value in Boston

    Eric Karabell

    The Boston Red Sox went from leading the major leagues in runs scored in 2013 to middle of the pack in 2014, from first place and a World Series championship to last place, so what better way to improve than to sign the top free-agent hitters availab...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  14. NL West: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    As the baseball offseason continues, we conclude our divisional looks with the one that again boasts the World Series champs. The San Francisco Giants took the prize for the third time in five seasons, so let's break down their fine squad and the oth...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  15. NL West team-by-team hot stove preview

    AJ Mass

    With the World Series in the rearview mirror, all 30 major league teams are ready to look ahead to 2015 in hopes that they might be the one holding the championship trophy next year at this time. Teams have until Monday to decline or accept any optio...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  16. Why deals could happen quickly

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball has officially reached the hot stove season, with 121 players becoming free agents at the conclusion of the World Series. If last year is any indication, we will not have to wait until the Winter Meetings in December to see some significant ...

    Blog | November 01, 2014