1. Would Chris Sale Blockbuster Make Nationals a Real Threat to Cubs Reign?

    The Chicago Cubs are the team to beat in the National League . That was true before they busted their 108-year championship drought and it's certainly true now. Here's the thing about being the team to beat, though: Everyone wants to beat you...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 5 months ago 4,694 reads 25 comments

  2. Yoenis Cespedes' $110M Free-Agent Deal a Win-Win for Him, New York Mets

    Since Yoenis Cespedes and the New York Mets seem so right for one another, it's fitting they would agree to a contract that's so right for one another...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 22,773 reads 78 comments

  3. Yoenis Cespedes Re-Signs with Mets: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    For the second year in a row, the New York Mets have re-signed Yoenis Cespedes . The team announced the deal on Wednesday: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal initially reported the deal on Tuesday...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 months ago 9,690 reads 52 comments

  4. Edinson Volquez to Marlins: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Free-agent starting pitcher Edinson Volquez and the Miami Marlins agreed to a two-year contract, the team announced on Thursday...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 5 months ago 954 reads 0 comments

  5. Edinson Volquez Reportedly Agrees to 2-Year Contract with Marlins

    Although Edinson Volquez is coming off an underwhelming 2016 campaign, that didn't stop the Miami Marlins from reportedly signing the free-agent starting pitcher...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 5 months ago 5,034 reads 12 comments

  6. Sean Rodriguez to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Atlanta Braves added one of the most versatile players in baseball Thursday by signing Sean Rodriguez to a two-year deal, the team announced on Wednesday...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 5 months ago 19,251 reads 23 comments

  7. Kenley Jansen Would Be Classic Head-Scratching Move for Adrift Marlins Franchise

    Kenley Jansen is one of the best relief pitchers in baseball. By definition, he'll improve any club that signs him. He doesn't make sense for every team, however, financially or strategically, including the Miami Marlins ...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 5 months ago 18,265 reads 20 comments

  8. The Braves Shouldn't Be the Team to Break the Prospect Bank for Chris Sale

    The Atlanta Braves seem to have a Chris Sale obsession. I say we stage an intervention before it gets any worse. Who's with me? OK, maybe some concessions are in order first...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 5 months ago 25,532 reads 49 comments

  9. Max Scherzer Joins Rarefied Air with AL, NL Cy Young Double Dip

    Max Scherzer has thrown no-hitters. He's struck out 20 batters in a game. On Wednesday, he joined a club that counts Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay as its only other members...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 5 months ago 13,057 reads 10 comments

  10. Neil Walker Accepts Mets' Qualifying Offer: Contract Details, Reaction

    Second baseman Neil Walker will return to Citi Field to continue his stint with the New York Mets after accepting the team's $17.2 million qualifying offer, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported Monday...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 5 months ago 433 reads 0 comments

  11. Jeremy Hellickson Accepts Phillies' Qualifying Offer: Contract Details, Reaction

    After having his best season while with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016, Jeremy Hellickson has decided to extend that partnership by accepting the team's $17.2 million qualifying offer...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 5 months ago 4,771 reads 13 comments

  12. Bartolo Colon, R.A. Dickey Aim to Accelerate Braves' Promising Rebuild

    Bartolo Colon was a 20-year-old kid in 1994, already a promising prospect but too young and raw to help a Cleveland Indians team that was ready to win...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 6 months ago 17,290 reads 13 comments

  13. Bartolo Colon to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Bartolo Colon will pitch again in 2017 after the Atlanta Braves reportedly signed him to a free-agent contract Friday. Mark Bowman of MLB .com first reported word of the agreement...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 6 months ago 19,499 reads 54 comments

  14. R.A. Dickey to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. The team announced the move and added there is also a club option for the 2018 season...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 15,555 reads 13 comments

  15. What Is Mets' Backup Plan to Save Offense If Yoenis Cespedes Leaves NY?

    To get Yoenis Cespedes in 2015, the New York Mets had to give up the guy who will probably be the American League 's Rookie of the Year (Michael Fulmer)...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 6 months ago 7,401 reads 5 comments

  16. Jon Niese's Contract Option Declined by Mets: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The New York Mets have reportedly declined the option of Jonathon Niese , ending the player's second stint with the franchise, per Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball and Matt Ehalt of the Record ...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 6 months ago 699 reads 0 comments

  17. Fernando Rodney's Contract Option Declined by Marlins: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Miami Marlins declined their team option on reliever Francisco Rodney, making him an unrestricted free agent...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 6 months ago 244 reads 0 comments

  18. Charlie Morton's Contract Option Declined by Phillies: Latest Comments, Reaction

    The Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they have declined to pick up the mutual option on pitcher Charlie Morton . Morton was set to earn a $9...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 6 months ago 623 reads 0 comments

  19. Jose Reyes' Contract Option Picked Up by Mets: Latest Details and Reaction

    After playing well in 60 games for the New York Mets in 2016, infielder Jose Reyes will be back with the team next season. Per Jon Heyman of TodaysKnuckleball...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 603 reads 0 comments

  20. Jay Bruce's Contract Option Picked Up by Mets: Latest Details and Reaction

    Outfielder Jay Bruce will reportedly return to the New York Mets in 2017 after his option was picked up by the team on Thursday , according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com and Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 6,083 reads 13 comments

  21. Yusmeiro Petit's Contract Option Declined by Nationals: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are declining the $3 million club option in the contract of relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit for 2017. In turn, he'll receive a $500,000 buyout and head into free agency...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 196 reads 0 comments

  22. Gio Gonzalez Contract Option Picked Up by Nationals: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Washington Nationals announced Thursday they are picking up the $12 million club option on the contract of starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez for 2017. William Ladson of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 2,097 reads 1 comments

  23. Ryan Howard's Contract Option Declined by Phillies: Latest Comments and Reaction

    The Philadelphia Phillies made a long-expected move Thursday, as they announced they have declined the 2017 club option on first baseman Ryan Howard 's contract, making him a free agent...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 13,232 reads 39 comments

  24. Jeurys Familia's Charges Dropped Following Arrest on Domestic Violence Charge

    New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested Oct. 31 on a domestic violence charge. Per Andrew Wyrich and Abbott Koloff of the Record on Nov...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 42,424 reads 0 comments

  25. Yoenis Cespedes Opts Out of Mets Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

    Although there are two years remaining on his contract, New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes opted out of his deal on Saturday, per Today's Knuckleball's Jon Heyman . Heyman first reported the Cuban slugger would pass up $47...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 6 months ago 13,294 reads 56 comments