1. MLB Market Needs Have Eliminated Qualifying-Offer Victims This Offseason

    The previous two offseasons have left us with a new, unexpected baseball term: Victim of the Qualifying Offer, which refers to a player who has spurned the offer in search of longer-term riches only to regret how he played his hand...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 3 months ago 14,888 reads 9 comments

  2. Key MLB Free Agents Opting for 'Greener Pastures' an Early Offseason Trend

    So far, the MLB offseason has been the winter of jumping ship. With the exception of Victor Martinez, who re-signed with the Detroit Tigers on a four-year, $68 million deal, all of the big-name free agents will be playing for new teams in 2015...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 4 months ago 16,903 reads 18 comments

  3. Playing Fact or Fiction with All of MLB's Hottest Pre-Winter Meetings Buzz

    If Major League Baseball's hot stove isn't yet at a full boil, it soon will be, what with the annual rumor-and-speculation fest that is the winter meetings, which get underway Sunday, Dec...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 53,091 reads 48 comments

  4. Scott Miller's Starting 9: With Nelson Cruz, Mariners Can Win Now—and Later

    Who knew it would start raining bats in Seattle? Robinson Cano last winter. Nelson Cruz this winter. Maybe the drought is finally over. The Seattle Mariners: Early AL West favorites entering 2015? You bet...

    Scott Miller Written by Scott Miller about 4 months ago 84,496 reads 42 comments

  5. Seattle Mariners: Signing Nelson Cruz Is a Start, but M's Need More Hitters

    The Seattle Mariners have reportedly signed Nelson Cruz. Yancen Pujols of the Dominican newspaper El Caribe reported the news, which was confirmed by ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick ...

    Ben Rosener Written by Ben Rosener about 4 months ago 1,583 reads 1 comments

  6. Nelson Cruz's Reported 4-Year Deal Worth the Risk for Seattle Mariners

    General manager Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners aren't bashful. We'll give 'em that. For the second winter in a row, the M's have reportedly made a major splash in free agency...

    Tim Keeney Written by Tim Keeney about 4 months ago 5,709 reads 23 comments

  7. Nelson Cruz Splash Could Finally End Mariners' 13-Year Postseason Drought

    The Seattle Mariners are betting big that Nelson Cruz , whose 40 home runs led all of Major League Baseball in 2014, can help get them to the playoffs for the first time in a long time...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 4 months ago 41,094 reads 51 comments

  8. Baltimore O's Best Free-Agency Backup Plans If They Miss on Top Targets

    The time of year has come where big free-agent splashes are being made. Teams around MLB are looking to sign top talent to big contracts in hopes that these players will be the missing pieces for a successful 2015 squad...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 4 months ago 4,282 reads 2 comments

  9. Baltimore Orioles Rumors: Pros and Cons of Top Offseason Targets

    As December rapidly approaches, the free-agent market has begun to heat up ever so gradually. A couple of dominoes have fallen (Michael Cuddyer, A.J...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 4 months ago 4,346 reads 4 comments

  10. Big Moves the Baltimore O's Could Actually Pull off This Offseason

    The offseason is always an interesting time for Major League Baseball. With free agents on the market and teams looking to deal for talent that could be on the move, the winter hot-stove season never fails to surprise or entertain...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 5 months ago 4,656 reads 4 comments

  11. Aging Hitters Will Benefit Greatly from Offensive Slowdown

    Major League Baseball is going the way of Generations X and Y, rappers and celebutants . Basically, today’s 30s are yesteryear’s 20s...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 5 months ago 393 reads 0 comments

  12. Texas Rangers Rumors: Pros and Cons of Top Offseason Targets

    The Texas Rangers seem poised to be very active this offseason as they look to fill voids left after the end of the 2014 season...

    Trey Warren Written by Trey Warren about 5 months ago 3,952 reads 0 comments

  13. Buyer Beware on Nelson Cruz After Career-Best 2014 Season

    What a difference a year makes. Last winter, Nelson Cruz stumbled into free agency "fresh" off a 50-game PED suspension . Everything — his numbers, his future, his character — was in doubt...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 5 months ago 15,806 reads 19 comments

  14. What Twitter Is Saying about the top MLB Free Agents

    What fun would MLB free agency be without all the rumors? And speaking of rumors, where does Twitter think Pablo Sandoval is headed? San Francisco would make the most sense, since he’s won three World Series there in the last five years...

    Jesse Pantuosco Written by Jesse Pantuosco about 5 months ago 333 reads 0 comments

  15. MLB Rumors: Latest on Offseason's Top Trade and Free-Agent Targets

    Now that the World Series is over, it's time for the ever-exciting stretch of the offseason when the game's best-available players change addresses...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 5 months ago 669 reads 1 comments

  16. Nelson Cruz Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Outfielder

    Coming off the best season of his MLB career, power-hitting outfielder Nelson Cruz is now in line to net the biggest contract of his life as well...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 5 months ago 70,978 reads 68 comments

  17. 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 5 months ago 17,858 reads 0 comments

  18. MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Top Bats on the Market

    In need of offense? Well, you're in luck. There are several big bats to go around this offseason. The 2014 World Series may have just begun, but the MLB rumors are already swirling...

    Kenny DeJohn Written by Kenny DeJohn about 5 months ago 433 reads 0 comments

  19. Orioles' Nelson Cruz's 40 Homers Are Fewest to Lead MLB Since 1986

    At the conclusion of the 2014 MLB season, Nelson Cruz of the Baltimore Orioles was the only MLB player with 40 home runs...

    Bleacher Report Milestones Written by Bleacher Report Milestones about 6 months ago 925 reads 1 comments

  20. 2015 MLB Free Agents: Rumors and Predictions for Top Potential Targets

    October postseason baseball is one of the most entertaining parts of each year, but the talk about the 2015 MLB free-agent class has already begun for the majority of the teams in the league that didn ’t make the playoffs...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 6 months ago 16,366 reads 1 comments

  21. MLB Playoff Schedule 2014: Updated ALCS, NLCS Bracket, Day 7 Predictions

    As thrilling as the National League and American League Division Series were, the next round promises to be just as exciting...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 6 months ago 2,390 reads 0 comments

  22. Orioles, Nelson Cruz Should Keep Mutually Beneficial Relationship Intact

    The stench wafting around Nelson Cruz at this time a year ago is completely gone now. There are no remnants, there is no more suspicion...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 6 months ago 4,907 reads 5 comments

  23. MLB Playoffs 2014: Complete ALCS Schedule and Series Predictions

    Prior to the 2014 MLB season, hardly anyone would have predicted the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles to be playing for the American League pennant. Now, just four wins separate both teams from the World Series...

    R. Cory Smith Written by R. Cory Smith about 6 months ago 1,562 reads 0 comments

  24. Nelson Cruz, Orioles Proving to Be Much More Than MLB's Best Home Run Show

    The Baltimore Orioles are the He-Men of Major League Baseball. They are the guys with cartoonish muscles and tree trunks for bats...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 7 months ago 10,846 reads 20 comments

  25. Baltimore Orioles: 3 Players Who Will Not Be Back in 2015

    Now that the MLB season has hit the post-trading deadline stretch, all eyes are on division races, wild-card spots and the excitement of marching toward the postseason...

    Alex Snyder Written by Alex Snyder about 8 months ago 4,328 reads 2 comments