1. One More Key Piece Can Legitimize These World Series Hopefuls

    Well over two months have peeled off Major League Baseball’s offseason calendar, a hot-stove season that has been as active and stunning as any in recent memory. Yet, it is not finished...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 1 month ago 6,473 reads 29 comments

  2. Teams with the Need, Resources to Meet James Shields' $100M Demands

    The calendar's about to turn —another baseball season and spin 'round the sun in the books —and still James Shields sits, unsigned. That's not an utter surprise; this offseason was ridiculously pitching-rich...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 2 months ago 41,229 reads 41 comments

  3. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Remaining Available Aces

    Max Scherzer and James Shields still need homes for 2015 and beyond. The two starting pitchers remain untouched on MLB 's free-agent market, waiting to select a new employer before Opening Day...

    Andrew Gould Written by Andrew Gould about 2 months ago 42,931 reads 66 comments

  4. What Is James Shields Truly Worth in Today's MLB Pitching Market?

    With the calendar ready to flip to 2015, two big-name, big-money free agents remain on the market in Max Scherzer and James Shields , both of whom are proven, highly regarded right-handed starting pitchers looking to score massive contracts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 2 months ago 34,243 reads 73 comments

  5. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Predictions for Latest Rumors Surrounding Biggest Stars

    Although the winter meetings allowed numerous MLB teams to cross some names off their holiday shopping lists, plenty of big gifts still await...

    Sterling Xie Written by Sterling Xie about 2 months ago 4,188 reads 0 comments

  6. MLB Rumors: Analyzing Chatter Surrounding Troy Tulowitzki, Dan Haren and More

    Much of the chatter in the MLB has died down as the winter chill has set in across the nation, with the majority of big-name free agents inked to lucrative contracts and a variety ...

    Nate Loop Written by Nate Loop about 2 months ago 760 reads 0 comments

  7. Changes the Arizona Diamondbacks Should Make Before Spring Training

    Change is certainly on the wish list of Arizona Diamondbacks fans as the holiday season approaches. And with spring training and the regular season also approaching, change must happen now...

    Adam Young Written by Adam Young about 2 months ago 1,455 reads 2 comments

  8. Giants Tread Lightly in Fluid NL West with Casey McGehee, Jake Peavy Moves

    Plenty involved, plenty underwhelming. That has been the synopsis of the San Francisco Giants ’ post-World Series offseason to this point...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 2 months ago 10,791 reads 42 comments

  9. Grading the San Francisco Giants' Offseason Post-Winter Meetings

    It has been roughly six weeks since the 2014 baseball season ended with the San Francisco Giants winning their third World Series title in five years...

    Dan Mori Written by Dan Mori about 3 months ago 6,671 reads 8 comments

  10. 4 Post-Winter Meetings Predictions for the Rest of the MLB Offseason

    Just because Major League Baseball's busy-as-all-get-out winter meetings are in the rearview mirror doesn't mean the hot stove has to cool down any time soon...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 3 months ago 56,982 reads 74 comments

  11. James Shields, Padres Reportedly Agree to 4-Year Contract

    Considered one of the top prizes on the free-agent market this winter, James Shields is in line for the first big payday of his career after nine quality seasons. Shields and the Padres reportedly have agreed to a four-year deal...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 3 months ago 355,424 reads 326 comments

  12. James Shields Becoming Forgotten Man of MLB's Impact Free-Agent Crop

    If there is a forgotten man in Major League Baseball's vast crop of unsigned free-agent pitchers, it's James Shields . Sure, the 32-year-old right-hander has been the subject of numerous rumors...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 3 months ago 17,060 reads 35 comments

  13. Boston Red Sox's Best Free-Agency Backup Plans If They Miss on Jon Lester

    The Boston Red Sox have wasted no time taking an early lead in terms of hot-stove headlines. According to The Boston Globe 's Peter Abraham , they may not be done making some splashes, as the team is still very much in the hunt for Jon Lester...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 3 months ago 12,205 reads 27 comments

  14. Four Years After Zack Greinke Deal, Trade Haul Has Made KC a Team to Be Imitated

    Erosion is already threatening to seize the Kansas City Royals roster just days after their inspirational World Series appearance...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 20,263 reads 18 comments

  15. The Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason

    Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 38,129 reads 27 comments

  16. 5 Dream Free-Agent Pickups for the Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox figure to be active players in the free-agent market, and they'll need to be if they hope to compete once more in 2015. The Red Sox need to add significant pieces to their starting rotation...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 4 months ago 7,596 reads 4 comments

  17. MLB Free Agents 2014: Latest Rumors and Predictions for Unsigned Talent

    If the Kansas City Royals’ run to the World Series tells us anything about Major League Baseball, it is that smart personnel moves and timely decision-making can lead to contention...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 2,971 reads 1 comments

  18. Predictions for 2014-2015 MLB Free Agency's Dreaded Qualifying Offers

    The offseason is just a few days old, but there's already been a lot of talk about qualifying offers. What is a qualifying offer, you ask? That’s a good question...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 4 months ago 17,851 reads 0 comments

  19. Why the Cubs Should Not Sign James Shields

    Although the end of the 2014 World Series means the official end of baseball season, Wednesday's finale brings about the beginning of plenty of excitement and drama to the north side of Chicago...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 4 months ago 8,107 reads 7 comments

  20. World Series 2014: Analyzing Royals' and Giants' Next Steps After Epic Series

    The San Francisco Giants are your 2014 champions thanks to an all-time-great performance from World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner , but that’s old news now. Unless you are a Giants fan, you have likely already turned your attention to next year...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 4 months ago 344 reads 0 comments

  21. 3 Lessons the Red Sox Can Learn from the Royals and Giants

    The Boston Red Sox have a lot of work to do if they plan to return to the promised land of the World Series in 2015. They must rebuild a rotation that was gutted by midseason trades and a lack of development from their young starters...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 4 months ago 3,670 reads 1 comments

  22. Has James Shields' Postseason Performance Crushed Free-Agency Value?

    Blame it on the nickname. Before each start this postseason, the Kansas City Royals ' James Shields has been reminded about his "Big Game" reputation. Each time, he's failed to deliver...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 4 months ago 9,036 reads 16 comments

  23. World Series 2014: X-Factors to Watch for Giants vs. Royals

    One of the most crucial components in the World Series every year is just one player who can shift momentum. The 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants has proved to be no different...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 4 months ago 514 reads 0 comments

  24. Boston Red Sox's Guide to the 2014-2015 Free-Agent Pitching Market

    The Boston Red Sox need to acquire starting pitching help this offseason if they want to compete in 2015, and they need to acquire a lot of it. Fortunately, according to WEEI ...

    Ben Carsley Written by Ben Carsley about 4 months ago 2,319 reads 5 comments

  25. James Shields' Ongoing Struggles Create World Series Dilemma for Royals

    The Kansas City Royals began their October run with their share of question marks, but not atop their starting rotation. In James Shields , they had a guy who could match up with anybody...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 4 months ago 14,377 reads 10 comments