1. Alex Gordon-Royals Reunion Shows Stars Don't Have to Leave to Win Free Agency

    Free agency is great when it works, and it doesn't only work when a player signs a record contract or when your favorite team grabs the biggest star in the game...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 21,986 reads 58 comments

  2. Ian Kennedy Reportedly Signs with Kansas City Royals

    Ian Kennedy has reportedly signed a five-year, $70 million deal, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 1 month ago 37,676 reads 108 comments

  3. Roy Halladay Wants to Keep Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens out of Hall of Fame

    With the 2016 MLB Hall of Fame class set to be unveiled Wednesday, there will be a couple of storylines to keep an eye on. The most intriguing aspect of the class will be whether or not former Seattle Mariners superstar Ken Griffey Jr...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 80,771 reads 158 comments

  4. Alex Gordon Re-Signs with Royals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Outfielder Alex Gordon has agreed to re-sign with the Kansas City Royals on a four-year deal with a mutual option for the 2020 season, the team announced . Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 63,372 reads 149 comments

  5. Under-the-Radar 2015-16 MLB Offseason Moves That Will Pay Big Dividends

    Every year, superstars command the offseason spotlight, dominating the rumor mill and the minds of fans, who dream of, say, David Price atop the rotation...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 27,744 reads 24 comments

  6. Hall of Fame Candidate Trevor Hoffman Has Odd Injury to Thank for Unique Career

    SAN DIEGO — Closing is no day at the beach…but a day at the beach sure played an accidental role in developing one of the greatest closers in history. Ah, the sands of time...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 96,304 reads 15 comments

  7. Ken Griffey Jr. Restored the Mays-Mantle Legacy of the Iconic Center Fielder

    They write songs about center fielders, from (where have you gone) Joe DiMaggio to Willie, Mickey and the Duke. They write books about center fielders. Catchers, shortstops and first basemen are important, but center fielders live on...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 32,232 reads 59 comments

  8. Potential Big Offseason MLB Splashes Closest to Becoming Reality

    When will the next dominoes fall? That's the current, burning question of the MLB hot-stove season. The calendar has flipped to 2016, and multiple marquee names sit unsigned...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 21,833 reads 14 comments

  9. Ryan Howard Reportedly Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Al Jazeera America

    Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has filed a defamation lawsuit against Al Jazeera America, according to Jim Salisbury of the CSNPhilly.com. "Today I authorized my attorneys to file suit against Al Jazeera and its reporters...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 7,667 reads 4 comments

  10. Ryan Zimmerman Reportedly Suing Al Jazeera America over Doping Allegations

    Washington Nationals infielder Ryan Zimmerman will reportedly sue Al Jazeera America for alleged defamation. Reuters reported Tuesday that the 31-year-old was going to file suit against the broadcast news outlet...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 8,858 reads 34 comments

  11. Mets' Bartolo Colon Proves He's Grinding Hard for New Season with Workout Video

    The new year may have just kicked off, but Bartolo Colon wasted no time jumping in. The right-hander is already working to make the most of the $7.25 million deal the New York Mets struck with him to bring him back for one more season...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 1 month ago 24,293 reads 27 comments

  12. MLB Trade Ideas Based on Offseason Week 9 News, Rumors and Speculation

    Having spent lavishly, both in cash and prospects, to bolster their pitching staffs, teams are finally beginning to turn their attention to the bats that remain available this offseason...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 49,685 reads 53 comments

  13. Scott Miller's Starting 9: PED Era Makes for Clear Choices in Hall of Fame Vote

    It sat on my desk for several days just before Christmas. In the envelope. Unsealed. Stamp affixed. Questions nagging. Finally, into the mail it went. Last-minute Christmas card? No...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 91,556 reads 257 comments

  14. Yoenis Cespedes Can Turn 2015 Breakout into the Norm with Right Fit

    Coming off a huge breakout in 2015, Yoenis Cespedes has a rare sort of distinction on the free-agent market. He's arguably the most talented player still available, but he is also arguably the biggest question mark still available...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 12,014 reads 18 comments

  15. The One Area Every MLB Contender Must Still Improve Before 2016 Season

    The crazy part about Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Davis, Alex Gordon and Justin Upton all remaining unemployed at this late date in the offseason is that there's still a tremendous need for corner bats across the game...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 49,960 reads 153 comments

  16. Retired Pitcher Dan Haren Goes on Funny Twitter Tell-All About MLB Career

    After spending 13 years pitching in the major leagues, Dan Haren has compiled plenty of thoughts and stories only a big leaguer has experienced...

    Kyle Newport Written by Kyle Newport about 1 month ago 144,364 reads 41 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Updated Farm System Rankings Entering 2016

    While the hot stove continues to smolder and we wait on a number of key free-agent signings, now seems like a good time to take an updated look at how all 30 MLB farm systems stack up around the league...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 145,913 reads 217 comments

  18. Final Predictions for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Class

    Get ready, folks. On Wednesday afternoon, the results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America vote for the 2016 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 69,337 reads 91 comments

  19. Will Chapman-Miller-Betances Trio Really Mask Yankees' Other Weaknesses?

    For most of the last two years, the New York Yankees specialized in acquisitions that were anything but flashy. Many were useful and some were surprisingly good, but none of them screamed, "Look at us!" Trading for Aroldis Chapman did...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 20,711 reads 121 comments

  20. Voters Must End Mike Piazza's Unfair Hall of Fame Waiting Game

    Mike Piazza , the best offensive catcher in baseball history, isn't in the Hall of Fame. And nobody can really explain why. Yes, you will hear phrases like "stain of the steroid era" and "cloud of suspicion...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 10,144 reads 69 comments

  21. Legendary WWE Broadcaster Jim Ross Says He Wants to Call Games for the Pirates

    Everything is better with Jim Ross broadcasting it. That includes baseball. The legendary WWE announcer hosted a Twitter Q&A on Sunday, and one fan asked him about the ...

    Thomas Duffy Written by Thomas Duffy about 1 month ago 61,228 reads 71 comments

  22. Key Takeaways from Week 8 of MLB Hot Stove Moves, Chatter

    Major League Baseball's hot stove has cooled considerably since the winter meetings came and went, but with a number of impact free agents still searching for a new home, there is plenty of action still on tap before the start of spring training...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 23,849 reads 50 comments

  23. Kenta Maeda to Dodgers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    After losing Zack Greinke via free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers made a move to bolster their pitching staff, as they agreed to a deal with Japanese starting pitcher Kenta Maeda...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 61,357 reads 200 comments

  24. Post-New Year Predictions for the Rest of the MLB Offseason

    Yoenis Cespedes, Chris Davis, Alex Gordon and Justin Upton have historically bad luck. As Joel Sherman of the New York Post sees it, the market for free-agent game-changers has never developed at a slower pace...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 60,562 reads 90 comments

  25. Updating the Hottest Questions of the MLB Offseason Entering the New Year

    As the calendar flips to 2016 and the spring training clock begins ticking in earnest, it's time to update the hottest questions of the 2015-16 MLB offseason. Plenty has transpired this winter...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 43,404 reads 38 comments