1. Draft Pick Compensation Continues to Throw Wrench in MLB Free Agency

    Back in November, it seemed the San Diego Padres were taking a risk when they offered $15.8 million to pitcher Ian Kennedy. It seemed like Kennedy was taking just as big a risk when he turned it down...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 20 days ago 44,386 reads 56 comments

  2. Mets Can Ace Offseason with Short-Term Justin Upton Coup

    We're wading past the middle of January, and Justin Upton still doesn't have a job. It seems crazy: We're talking about a five-tool 28-year-old here, and baseball is littered with teams that could use a power bat and an outfield upgrade...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 21 days ago 36,219 reads 45 comments

  3. MLB Teams Already Being Overhyped Heading into 2016

    Only a fool would argue that the Chicago Cubs and the Boston Red Sox haven't drastically upgraded their respective rosters heading into the 2016 MLB season...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 21 days ago 48,540 reads 208 comments

  4. 10 Young Players on the Verge of Becoming MLB Stars

    Established stars give an MLB team a base to build around, put fans in the seats and, more times than not, give the team an identity of sorts...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 21 days ago 39,254 reads 51 comments

  5. Chris Davis' $161M Megadeal Is Risk Orioles Had to Take

    More than two months into the offseason, Chris Davis got his payday. The Baltimore Orioles got an impact hitter. And the battle for supremacy in the American League East got even more interesting...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 22 days ago 24,602 reads 55 comments

  6. Splash Deals Desperate MLB Teams Should Consider Before Opening Day

    Few agents know how to make a splash like Scott Boras, so we really shouldn't be surprised that before much of the baseball universe awoke Saturday morning, Boras had found new homes for his two biggest remaining free-agent clients...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 22 days ago 76,525 reads 151 comments

  7. Ian Kennedy to Royals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Ian Kennedy may not be the ace he once projected to become, but the Kansas City Royals felt he's good enough to upgrade their rotation, signing him to a five-year, $70 million deal Saturday...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 22 days ago 1,000 reads 0 comments

  8. Chris Davis Re-Signs with Orioles: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Chris Davis steered hard into the regression curve in 2014. His return to slugging prominence wasn't enough to get the Baltimore Orioles in contention, but the team still decided to keep him in the fold...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 22 days ago 116,302 reads 149 comments

  9. Lorenzo Cain, Royals Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    Following his most successful season in the big leagues and a World Series title, the Kansas City Royals have rewarded outfielder Lorenzo Cain with a two-year contract extension to avoid arbitration...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 23 days ago 13,657 reads 28 comments

  10. Logan Forsythe, Rays Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Tampa Bay Rays locked in their 2015 team MVP by reportedly signing second baseman Logan Forsythe to a two-year contract extension...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 23 days ago 633 reads 2 comments

  11. Jose Reyes to Stand Trial on Domestic Violence Charge: Latest Comments, Reaction

    Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes is set to stand trial April 4 on domestic abuse charges stemming from an October 2015 incident involving his wife in Maui, Hawaii. Reyes has pleaded not guilty...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 23 days ago 36,300 reads 0 comments

  12. Fresh MLB Offseason Winners and Losers 1 Month from 2016 Spring Training

    Throughout the offseason, we've named a handful of winners and losers at various times based on the latest happenings both in free agency and on the trade market...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 23 days ago 140,581 reads 114 comments

  13. Is Tim Lincecum or Cliff Lee the Better High-Reward Comeback Risk?

    Baseball, like all sports, is a cruel mistress. Sometimes she smiles, sometimes she frowns. But eventually, the game grinds everyone — including the greats — into oblivion...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 23 days ago 24,924 reads 43 comments

  14. Buck Showalter Comments on Chris Davis' Contract Negotiations with Orioles

    Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter seems to have had enough of the Chris Davis free-agency drama that is surrounding his team in the offseason...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 24 days ago 25,604 reads 52 comments

  15. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2015-16 MLB Offseason, Week 10

    Another week. Another round of questions about Yoenis Cespedes , Chris Davis and Justin Upton —baseball's unfortunate free-agent trio...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 24 days ago 12,477 reads 25 comments

  16. Tampa Bay Rays Stadium: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Potential Move

    The Tampa Bay Rays could be making their way out of Tropicana Field. Continue for updates. St. Petersburg Council Approves Stadium Proposal Thursday, Jan. 14 By a vote of 5-3, the St...

    Danny Webster Written by Danny Webster about 24 days ago 21,064 reads 65 comments

  17. Ryne Sandberg to Cubs as Special Ambassador: Latest Comments and Reaction

    Ryne Sandberg is reportedly returning to the Chicago Cubs in 2016 to serve as a special ambassador, according to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 24 days ago 11,497 reads 43 comments

  18. Chris Stewart Re-Signs with Pirates: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they have renewed their relationship with Chris Stewart, re-signing the free-agent catcher to a two-year deal. On Jan...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 24 days ago 2,461 reads 3 comments

  19. Alexei Ramirez to Padres: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Shortstop Alexei Ramirez will don a new uniform in 2016 for the first time in his eight-year MLB career after signing with the San Diego Padres on a one-year deal on Friday, according to the team ...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 24 days ago 7,763 reads 7 comments

  20. Jay Bruce Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Reds OF's Future

    The Cincinnati Reds are in full rebuilding mode and are selling off any veteran piece they can. Outfielder Jay Bruce may be the next to go. Continue for updates. Multiple Hurdles Still in Way of Potential Bruce Trade Thursday, Jan...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 24 days ago 15,298 reads 20 comments

  21. Ender Inciarte Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Braves CF

    Ender Inciarte remains a popular trade target despite already being moved once this offseason, as the Atlanta Braves continue to field calls for the talented center fielder. Continue for updates...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 24 days ago 18,568 reads 31 comments

  22. Which Aggressive MLB Team Looks Like Biggest Paper Tiger of 2016 Offseason?

    In a baseball winter, it's easy to fall in love. It's harder to see when that love will let you down. But we know it often will. We know because we've been fooled before...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 24 days ago 17,788 reads 96 comments

  23. Early Predictions for Top 2016 Spring Training Position Battles

    For many players already locked into roster spots, spring training is a time to shake off the rust and gear up for the upcoming grind of a 162-game season...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 24 days ago 66,976 reads 69 comments

  24. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB Offseason Week 10's Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    Thanks to the folks over at MLB .com's Cut 4 , we know that it's a fact that Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers had better odds of breaking Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak—and ...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 24 days ago 39,362 reads 90 comments

  25. SF Giants Are Just One Slugger Away from Big-Time NL Threat Status

    The San Francisco Giants ' offseason shopping spree is almost certainly over. After adding outfielder Denard Span and a pair of starting pitchers in Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto , the club has plugged its most glaring holes...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 24 days ago 36,424 reads 75 comments