1. Predicting New York Mets Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    "Depth" is a loaded word for the New York Mets . The Mets won the National League pennant in 2015 on the strength of their stacked, young starting rotation...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 4,766 reads 7 comments

  2. Predicting Los Angeles Dodgers Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    As of this writing, the Los Angeles Dodgers have a glaring hole at second base. Hence the persistent trade rumors surrounding the Minnesota Twins ' Brian Dozier...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 7,253 reads 13 comments

  3. Alex Reyes Will Emerge as MLB's Newest Ace in 2017 Rookie Season

    Alex Reyes' journey has already taken him from New Jersey to the Dominican Republic to the top of prospect rankings and finally to the major leagues in 2016. Next stop: the top of the St...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 16,705 reads 24 comments

  4. Predicting San Francisco Giants Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    After finally running out of even-year magic in 2016, the San Francisco Giants don't have many questions to answer before they try to conjure some odd-year magic in 2017...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,498 reads 6 comments

  5. World Series Champion Cubs Reveal Date for White House Visit

    The Chicago Cubs will be the last team to visit President Barack Obama in the White House before he leaves office on Jan. 20...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 14,389 reads 32 comments

  6. Scott Miller's 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

    Maybe Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens , Manny Ramirez and others who were on the cutting edge of the performance-enhancing-drug era eventually will be voted into the Hall of Fame by the general electorate...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 1 month ago 21,554 reads 46 comments

  7. Predicting New York Yankees Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    The New York Yankees remain a team in flux, heading into spring training with a roster that could contend—or fall short of the playoffs for the fourth time in the past five years...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 9,341 reads 18 comments

  8. MLB Trade Splashes Contenders Should Make Before Spring Training

    Be very, very quiet. We're hunting wabbits general managers—at least any who might still be awake. If we didn't know any better, we'd think there was a freeze on transactions...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 35,800 reads 23 comments

  9. Predicting Boston Red Sox Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    The Boston Red Sox will roll into spring training with one of the best rosters in the league. That was assured when they went on a shopping spree during the winter meetings...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,788 reads 8 comments

  10. Predicting Chicago Cubs Depth Charts a Month Ahead of Spring Training

    For the first time since the 1909 season, the Chicago Cubs will carry the enormous target that comes with being the defending World Series champions...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 10,116 reads 33 comments

  11. Why the Home Run Has Lost Its Luster on the MLB Free-Agent Market

    Chicks, they tell us , dig the long ball. The question is, do MLB offseason shoppers? So far this winter, the answer has been a resounding "meh...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 16,406 reads 43 comments

  12. Colby Rasmus to Rays: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Tampa Bay Rays confirmed on Monday they inked veteran outfielder Colby Rasmus to a one-year contract. FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman first reported the deal on Jan...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 4,272 reads 8 comments

  13. Max Scherzer Injury: Nationals SP Suffers Stress Fracture in Knuckle

    Max Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball over the last five years, but the Washington Nationals ace is on the mend after suffering a stress fracture ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 3,426 reads 3 comments

  14. MLB Spring Training 2017: The Top 10 2nd Basemen to Watch

    The second base position has quickly become one of the deepest in baseball thanks to the emergence of a handful of new young stars and the sustained success of some veteran staples...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 37,057 reads 26 comments

  15. What Carlos Correa Must Do to Reach Superstar Offensive Potential in 2017

    The Houston Astros may have disappointed in 2016 after their big coming-out party in 2015, but don't worry. They could be a juggernaut in 2017 if everything goes right. That entails a lot of things, of course...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 8,040 reads 14 comments

  16. Jordy Mercer Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates "had preliminary discussions about a contract extension" with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. Continue for updates. Deal Isn't 'Imminent' Sunday, Jan...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 1,158 reads 1 comments

  17. Fresh MLB Offseason Winners and Losers One Month from 2017 Spring Training

    With slightly more than a month remaining before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, there's theoretically time for every MLB team and unsigned free agent to rescue their offseason...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 56,432 reads 89 comments

  18. Manny Ramirez to Kochi Fighting Dogs: Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Former major league outfielder Manny Ramirez is set to lace up the cleats overseas. The Kochi Fighting Dogs—who play in Japan's independent Shikoku Island League—announced ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 13,663 reads 23 comments

  19. The One Area Every MLB Contender Must Still Improve Before 2017 Season

    Spring training is on the horizon —squint and you can see it through the winter haze. Still, every MLB contender has weaknesses to address before bats and balls start cracking and the smell of cut grass wafts on the breeze...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 73,824 reads 70 comments

  20. Jarrod Dyson to Mariners for Nathan Karns: Latest Trade Details, Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade their outfield Friday when they acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, according to the News Tribune 's Bob Dutton ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 14,965 reads 34 comments

  21. Seth Smith Traded to Orioles for Yovani Gallardo: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Seth Smith . The Orioles officially announced the deal on Twitter, also noting they sent cash considerations to the Mariners...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 10,942 reads 27 comments

  22. Luis Valbuena Reportedly Reaches Agreement with Angels

    Veteran infielder Luis Valbuena has reportedly found a new home with the Los Angeles Angels after slugging 66 home runs over the past four years, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Thursday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 11,630 reads 11 comments

  23. Would Bonds, Clemens Entry Open Up Hall of Fame Floodgates?

    How much juice can the National Baseball Hall of Fame hold? We're going to find out. The sea change in the voting for the Hall of Fame can't be ignored...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,900 reads 23 comments

  24. MLB Spring Training 2017: The 10 First Basemen to Watch

    Some of the league's most dynamic offensive players call first base home. Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman are all elite sluggers and true superstars...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 33,312 reads 16 comments

  25. Brandon Phillips Reportedly Blocked a Trade to Braves: Details, Reaction

    Brandon Phillips is apparently still not ready to leave the Cincinnati Reds. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the second baseman used his no-trade clause to block a potential deal to the Atlanta Braves in November...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 18,039 reads 38 comments