1. After Playing a Lot in '14, Pena Stays Home This Offseason

    CINCINNATI -- Reds backup catcher Brayan Pena is usually a lock to play winter ball during his offseason, but that isn't the case during this particular offseason. Pena has decided to skip it this year -- pretty much...

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  2. Ramos, Lobaton a Formidable Tandem Behind the Plate

    Not so long ago, general managers putting together their rosters didn't fret much over catchers. You had your starter, who hopefully could hit a little and was at least passable defensively...

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  3. Nats Could Be Big Winner in 3-Team Trade of Padres Getting Rays' Myers

    Anyone who rushes to judgment on the Rays - Padres - Nationals megadeal might want to recall the last time Wil Myers was traded.....

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  4. Fujikawa's Relationship with Darvish a Perk, Not Motivation

    ARLINGTON The relationship between Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish and the club's newly-signed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is just an ancillary perk of the transaction...

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  5. Profar Rejects Surgery Idea, Wants Quick Return

    Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar, trying to regain his status as a top prospect, said on Wednesday that he rejected the suggestion of shoulder surgery.....

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  6. Daniels Likes Young Talent Rangers Have in System

    DALLAS -- In terms of big-name acquisitions and blockbuster trades, the Rangers have been relatively quiet this offseason, but general manager Jon Daniels says that's all part of ...

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  7. Latest SS News: Jung-Ho Kang Could Sign 2-Year, $15 Million Deal

    A team source told Marc Carig of Newsday, that while the Mets have some interest in free agents Stephen Drew and Everth Cabrera, it's only limited to them agreeing to “low-risk, one-year” deals...

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  8. Hot Stove Likely to Remain on Simmer Until New Year

    NEW YORK -- Though it remains likely that the Mets will try to deal a starting pitcher at some point this offseason, general manager Sandy Alderson doesn't anticipate any potential trade taking place until at least January...

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  9. The Future of the Rays in St. Petersburg Could Be Decided Today

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  10. Breaking Down the Prospects in the Wil Myers Trade

    The days-rumored mega deal has happened and I'm here to break down all the prospects. FanGraphs has you covered, with David Laurila on Trea Turner, Carson Cistulli on Steven Souza, ...

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  11. Report: Jimmy Rollins Trade Still in Limbo

    Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the hold-up in the Matt Kemp trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres — which was announced last week — is related to his Tuesday physical turning up two arthritic hips...

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  12. Charlie Manuel Rejects Orioles Overtures

    There was little incentive for a 71-year-old former manager still involved with baseball to consider Baltimore's pleas to become their hitting coach, but Charlie Manuel did just that...

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  13. Top 10 Minnesota Twins Prospects to Watch in 2015

    In 2015, the Minnesota Twins will look to turn the page towards competitiveness under the direction of new manager Paul Molitor...

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  14. Twins Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia Sidelined by Hand Injury

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  15. National League Central's Early Odds of Going to World Series

    For the Pittsburgh Pirates , the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are behind us and the fun of PiratesFest 2014 is a happy memory...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 11 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  16. Who Will Be Better: Justin Ruggiano or Jason Motte?

    Here's a BCB point/counterpoint. One of us wishes the Cubs had kept Justin Ruggiano. The other thinks Jason Motte has bigger upside.....

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 11 days ago 254 reads 0 comments

  17. Jon Lester Hoping to Age Well with Cubs

    Jon Lester will celebrate his 31st birthday in less than a month, but although the Chicago Cubs ' new ace is hopeful he can remain a highly effective pitcher for years to come, he knows that's not a given...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 11 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  18. Jeff Samardzija Riffs on Cubs vs. Sox, AJ Pierzynski

    The White Sox introduced Jeff Samardzija, David Roberton and Melky Cabrera Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field, but it was Samardzija who stole the press conference show upon returning to Chicago...

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  19. Phil Coke 'Most Likely' Done in Detroit

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  20. ESPN Analyst: Scherzer Most Likely to Sign with Tigers

    There has been plenty of speculation this off-season about where free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will land.....

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  21. Greene Adds 'Electric Stuff' to Tigers' Rotation

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  22. The St. Louis Cardinals Are Once Again Rumored to Have Interest in Him

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  23. Mike Matheny to Wear 26 to Honor Friend

    Another number change was announced Wednesday. Manager Mike Matheny announced he will wear number 26 this season to honor a friend.....

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  24. Morse Sends Farewell Message to Giants Fans

    After reaching an agreement to join the Miami Marlins , Michael Morse tweeted out a few farewell messages Wednesday, designated to the fans he gained with the San Francisco Giants ...

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  25. Showalter Not Sure If Wieters Is Ready for Opening Day

    Buck Showalter thinks Manny Machado will be ready to start the 2015 season. He isn't as certain about Matt Wieters...

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