1. Rays Spring Training Report: Full Update of Surprises, Busts and Injuries

    The Tampa Bay Rays are two weeks away from the start of the 2014 season. They entered spring training looking for a fifth starter, final reliever and final bench player to fill their Opening Day roster...

    Jamal Wilburg Written by Jamal Wilburg about 7 months ago 348 reads 2 comments

  2. Rays Pitcher Grant Balfour Shows off Giant Truck at Spring Training

    Athletes have the ability to purchase luxury cars, so it's always cool to see what kind of rides they decide to buy. Some buy sports cars, some buy classics...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 7 months ago 59,886 reads 96 comments

  3. 5 Realistic Moves the New York Mets Should Have Made This Offseason

    Playing armchair general manager is often met with skepticism. In an ideal world, the New York Mets would have outbid the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano’s services, subsequently ...

    Ben Berkon Written by Ben Berkon about 8 months ago 8,404 reads 38 comments

  4. Grant Balfour Signs 2-Year Contract with Tampa Bay Rays

    Relief pitcher Grant Balfour has signed an agreement with the Tampa Bay Rays after a deal with the Baltimore Orioles fell through earlier in the MLB offseason...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 8 months ago 14,384 reads 40 comments

  5. Biggest Winners and Losers from the Baltimore O's Offseason

    The 2014 MLB offseason has been a strange one. It started off hot and got even hotter just before the winter meetings, with signings being made and dominoes falling left and right...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 8 months ago 3,361 reads 18 comments

  6. What the Addition of Grant Balfour Would Mean for Washington Nationals

    Recent speculation indicates that the Washington Nationals are interested in acquiring Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour , according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports ...

    Will  Grooms Written by Will Grooms about 8 months ago 1,560 reads 1 comments

  7. Missing Pieces the New York Mets Could Still Land This Offseason

    The New York Mets still need to add key pieces to their roster this offseason in order to take a step forward in 2014...

    Sean Cunningham Written by Sean Cunningham about 9 months ago 11,785 reads 37 comments

  8. Is Grant Balfour Now a Viable Buy-Low Option on MLB Free-Agent Closer Market?

    After trading away closer Jim Johnson in early December, the Baltimore Orioles locked in on free agent Grant Balfour as their ideal replacement...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 10 months ago 6,953 reads 14 comments

  9. MLB Rumors: Fernando Rodney Worth Investment for Baltimore Orioles

    He may not have been their first choice, but signing Fernando Rodney would be a good use of money for the Baltimore Orioles ...

    Josh Cohen Written by Josh Cohen about 10 months ago 4,935 reads 17 comments

  10. Is Grant Balfour an Upgrade over Jim Johnson for Baltimore Orioles Closer Role?

    The Baltimore Orioles have a new closer, and one thing we know is that he'll be cheaper in 2014 than their old closer would have been. But better? I wouldn't be quick to count on it, no...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 7,981 reads 23 comments

  11. Orioles VP of Baseball Operations: Grant Balfour Deal Is Not Happening

    Updates from Friday, Dec. 20: Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said that the Grant Balfour -to-Baltimore deal "will not come together," according ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 10 months ago 31,976 reads 42 comments

  12. Grading Baltimore Orioles on the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings

    The 2013 MLB winter meetings have come to an end. Four rumor-filled days have passed, teams have discussed numerous trade scenarios, and free agents have made progress toward finding somewhere to call home for the 2014 season...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 10 months ago 2,665 reads 14 comments

  13. 3 Available Players That Are Still Within Reach of the New York Mets

    The signing of free agent Curtis Granderson was an excellent one for the New York Mets , but there is more work to be done. New York still has several holes to fill if it is to become a legitimate playoff contender in the National League...

    Stephen Smith Written by Stephen Smith about 10 months ago 6,323 reads 22 comments

  14. MLB Winter Meetings 2013: Analyzing All the Action, Hot Rumors of Day 2

    Day two of the winter meeting got off to a bang as the rumored three-team deal between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels came together rather quickly and was a reality by early afternoon...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 26,377 reads 20 comments

  15. Six Big Deals That Could Still Go Down at the 2013 Winter Meetings

    The action was modest through the first two days of the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with a couple of secondary-type signings taking place, as well as the interesting three-way trade between the Angels, Diamondbacks and White Sox...

    Dan Mennella Written by Dan Mennella about 10 months ago 1,712 reads 0 comments

  16. 5 Available Players Still Within Reach for the New York Yankees

    As expected, the New York Yankees have been at the center of just about all free-agent activity. Whether it has been signing several of the top free agents like Jacoby Ellsbury ...

    Anthony Maimone Written by Anthony Maimone about 10 months ago 27,953 reads 69 comments

  17. Free-Agent Spotlight: Grant Balfour

    Some closers prefer to go about their business quietly and calmly. Others, however, prefer to rage when they close games. And nobody does that quite like Grant Balfour ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 months ago 11,017 reads 9 comments

  18. Best Fits for Top Impact Free-Agent Relief Pitchers

    In the aftermath of a wild day of baseball news, from Alex Rodriguez 's disappearing act to an impromptu appearance on WFAN in New York and the blockbuster that saw Ian ...

    Joe Giglio Written by Joe Giglio about 10 months ago 5,241 reads 8 comments

  19. Big Moves Colorado Rockies Could Actually Pull Off This Offseason

    Talk about a change in philosophy. The Colorado Rockies seem to be immersed neck-deep in a pool of trade rumors and are primed to pull off some unprecedented moves this offseason...

    David A. Cucchiara Written by David A. Cucchiara about 11 months ago 2,423 reads 1 comments

  20. Oakland Athletics: Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Grant Balfour

    Grant Balfour has been a force at the back of the Oakland Athletics ' bullpen for the last three years, but could be on his way out now that his contract has expired...

    Benjy Egel Written by Benjy Egel about 11 months ago 1,433 reads 1 comments

  21. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Impact Relief Pitchers Available This Winter

    There are plenty of big bats set to hit the Major League Baseball open market once the World Series ends, including guys like Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo ...

    Alex Espinoza Written by Alex Espinoza about 12 months ago 3,005 reads 1 comments

  22. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland A's

    Back-to-back ALDS losses to the Tigers , despite fighting hard and forcing each series to the maximum five games, could force the A's to re-evaluate whether they have enough impact talent to get deeper into the playoffs...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 12 months ago 10,587 reads 38 comments

  23. Detroit Tigers: Don't Count out the Tigers in the ALDS Yet

    The Detroit Tigers aren't done just yet. After reaching a 20-inning scoreless streak and losing Game 3 of the American League Division Series to the Oakland A's on Monday afternoon, ...

    Josh Berenter Written by Josh Berenter about 12 months ago 1,075 reads 1 comments

  24. Building a 25-Man Super Team Using All 2013 ALDS, NLDS Playoff Teams

    For a team to get to the postseason, it usually takes the effort of a full 25-man roster and, in most cases, as many as 30-35 players throughout the 162-game regular season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 12 months ago 2,883 reads 10 comments