1. Predicting the National League West as Baseball's Best Division Is Not so Absurd

    Baseball has proved us all to be stupid time and time again. Not stupid in our intellect, but stupid in the way that we believe our intellect is so adept that we can predict what the hell will happen during the Major League Baseball season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 12,097 reads 40 comments

  2. Padres' Offseason Overhaul Lacks Failing Stench of Recent Rebuilds

    This isn't our first rebuilding rodeo. The baseball-loving world has been in this exact position heading into spring training many times before, anticipating a team with a massive overhaul only to watch said team fizzle mightily during the season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 11,629 reads 28 comments

  3. Predicting the Final Standings for the 2015 MLB Season

    The offseason has been a blur, one blockbuster move after another changing the landscape as we knew it just hours before...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 113,201 reads 403 comments

  4. Analyzing San Diego's Newest Addition: James Shields

    James Shields is the newest addition to the San Diego Padres in what has been at a very active offseason for the Padres...

    Evan Reier Written by Evan Reier about 1 month ago 671 reads 0 comments

  5. Latest Updates on MLB Free Agency as Big Names Disappear

    Congrats to the San Diego Padres , who on Sunday snatched up the best remaining free agent prospect in the majors—pitcher James Shields...

    Daniel Rogers Written by Daniel Rogers about 1 month ago 402 reads 0 comments

  6. Grading the James Shields Deal, Fresh NL West Team Rankings

    The wait is finally over. Less than two weeks from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training, free agent James Shields has finally decided where he'll be pitching in 2015 and beyond...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 26,744 reads 99 comments

  7. James Shields Signs with Padres: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    James Shields , 33, is a rarity among starting pitchers in Major League Baseball with a long track record of durability and performance...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 49,676 reads 137 comments

  8. Previewing the Hottest Questions of 2015 Spring Training, 2 Weeks Out

    Spring training is just around the corner, with pitchers and catchers set to report to camp sometime between Feb. 19 and 23, depending on the team, and position players arriving the following week...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 20,254 reads 18 comments

  9. Biggest Issues the Boston Red Sox Need to Address During Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox have had an eventful offseason, but without a true ace, they can't expect to seriously contend for a World Series...

    Andrew Slap Written by Andrew Slap about 1 month ago 1,663 reads 0 comments

  10. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Offseason Buzz

    The rumor mill doesn't care what the calendar says. Just because we sit only two weeks away from the start of spring training and about a month off from Cactus and Grapefruit League ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 24,374 reads 19 comments

  11. Padres Sneaking Up as Sudden Strong Contenders to Land James Shields

    The James Shields saga —a voluminous tome that would give War and Peace a run for its money —is at long last nearing a conclusion. And the final chapter might feature a surprise twist in the form of the San Diego Padres ...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 12,025 reads 33 comments

  12. Will James Shields' Sky-High Demands, Wait-It-out Strategy Pay off or Backfire?

    In less than three weeks, pitchers and catchers will begin reporting to spring training facilities across Florida and Arizona to prepare for the start of the 2015 Major League Baseball season...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 7,224 reads 20 comments

  13. Corey Kluber-Indians Contract Extension Makes Plenty of Sense for Both Sides

    This is a curious case for Corey Kluber . The reigning American League Cy Young Award winner and his Cleveland Indians employers have yet to discuss a contract extension, ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 11,217 reads 12 comments

  14. How Tigers Can Use $210 Million in Max Scherzer Savings to Build Future

    Now that Max Scherzer is no longer a Detroit Tiger but a Washington National with $210 million coming to him, the Tigers , in theory, have some money to burn that otherwise might have been pegged for the right-hander...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 2 months ago 10,994 reads 16 comments

  15. James Shields Would Legitimize the Blue Jays' Attempt to End Playoff Drought

    The drought needs to end. The Toronto Blue Jays have not made the postseason since winning the World Series in 1993, the longest dry spell in Major League Baseball...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 2 months ago 16,812 reads 40 comments

  16. James Shields and the Kansas City Royals Are a Pairing That Sill Makes Sense

    The Kansas City Royals made a big splash in 2012 when they traded away top-rated prospect Wil Myers, Jake Odorizzi , Mike Montgomery and Patrick Leonard to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis...

    Bill Ivie Jr Written by Bill Ivie Jr about 2 months ago 3,664 reads 0 comments

  17. As James Shields' Suitors Drop Out, Who Is Still Left Fighting It Out?

    There has been no greater riddle this offseason than James Shields , the marquee free agent nobody wants. OK, "nobody" is an overstatement...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 38,088 reads 123 comments

  18. MLB Fact or Fiction: Strasburg Leaving, Shields Near Deal, Cubs Win Offseason?

    The Washington Nationals' recent signing of Max Scherzer , per The Associated Press (via ESPN.com ), has sent a ripple effect through the baseball world. With spring training just weeks away, there are many questions that remain unanswered...

    Team Stream Now Written by Team Stream Now about 2 months ago 19,355 reads 16 comments

  19. Trading Away David Price Makes No Sense for the Win-Now Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers can afford to wait. Literally. They have enough money to hold their current line and enough to add to its length. David Price is going to anchor Detroit's rotation next season...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 2 months ago 8,937 reads 12 comments

  20. Top Offseason Options for Pittsburgh Pirates to Finish off Winter Plans

    This winter has been one of the busiest of Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington's career, as a number of offseason transactions have rounded out his team's roster...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 2 months ago 3,173 reads 5 comments

  21. MLB's 10 Most Valuable Free Agents Still on the Market

    The MLB free-agent market now consists of Max Scherzer, James Shields and everyone else. But beyond Scherzer and Shields, there are still a handful of valuable players to be had...

    Aaron Leibowitz Written by Aaron Leibowitz about 2 months ago 2,681 reads 0 comments

  22. MLB Rumors: Latest on James Shields, Yoan Moncada and More

    The calendar has changed over to 2015, yet there are still several noticeable names remaining in the MLB free-agent pool...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 3 months ago 2,215 reads 0 comments

  23. Scott Miller's Starting 9: January to Deliver Scherzer, Shields and More

    1. January Will Bring the Max Scherzer Thaw Spring training is little more than a month away, which means the biggest marquee free agent this side of Jon Lester is about to sign with… "The two sleepers all along for me were St...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 3 months ago 31,325 reads 39 comments

  24. James Shields Poised to Benefit Greatly from Max Scherzer's Huge Demands

    As you'd expect from a Cy Young-caliber pitcher with baseball's most powerful agent, Max Scherzer has some rather large contract demands that he doesn't seem interested in backing down from...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 3 months ago 6,756 reads 4 comments

  25. 2015 MLB Hot Stove: How Much Is James Shields Worth?

    Max Scherzer is the biggest pitching prize still on the free-agent market, but there is another starter still without a team who is due for a big payday soon...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Heath Clary about 3 months ago 792 reads 0 comments