1. Mark Appel's Fresh Start with Phillies Could Help Former No. 1 Pick Thrive

    The news was stunning, unexpected but completely understandable. The Houston Astros completed their trade with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire closer Ken Giles, a flamethrower ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 6 months ago 22,998 reads 31 comments

  2. Mark Appel to Phillies: Latest Trade Details and Scouting Report

    In a surprise twist to a deal that was reported earlier this week, the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies pulled a sleight of hand with 2013 No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel going to the Phillies as part of the Ken Giles trade...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 13,815 reads 26 comments

  3. Jason Heyward, Bryce Harper Would Be Tantalizing Outfield Duo for Nationals

    Close your eyes, Washington Nationals fans, and picture it: Bryce Harper and Jason Heyward , two of the game's most dynamic young players, roaming the outfield together. It's far from a sure thing, but it's also not an impossible dream...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 6 months ago 19,952 reads 73 comments

  4. Mets' Boosting Infield Depth with Walker, Cabrera Makes Up for Zobrist Whiff

    After listening to the buzz over the last few weeks, many of us expected Ben Zobrist to be a New York Met right now. Instead, he's a Chicago Cub. C'est la hot stove...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 34,327 reads 41 comments

  5. Brett Oberholtzer, More to Phillies: Trade Details, Scouting Report

    In a deal that sent over closer Ken Giles to the Houston Astros , the Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitchers Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, a minor leaguer who is reportedly ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 6 months ago 12,143 reads 5 comments

  6. Asdrubal Cabrera to Mets: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Tampa Bay Rays are known for carrying a thin payroll and opted not to spend to retain All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, who is reportedly signing with the New York Mets ...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 6 months ago 35,048 reads 68 comments

  7. Yusmeiro Petit to Nationals: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Bullpen pitcher Yusmeiro Petit burned the Washington Nationals in the postseason in 2014. Now, he will reportedly join them in 2016...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 6 months ago 7,110 reads 8 comments

  8. Dansby Swanson, Ender Inciarte, More to Braves: Trade Details, Scouting Report

    The Atlanta Braves continue to make the long-term future their focus after trading Shelby Miller and Gabe Speier to the Arizona Diamondbacks for 2015 No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson, outfielder Ender Inciarte and pitching prospect Aaron Blair.

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 33,047 reads 65 comments

  9. Tyler Flowers to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Adding depth to their catching stable, the Atlanta Braves agreed to a deal with veteran Tyler Flowers on Tuesday. According to Mark Bowman of MLB ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 4,619 reads 5 comments

  10. What Giancarlo Stanton Can Learn from Barry Bonds to Maximize Superstardom

    Imagine, if you will, the most feared slugger in recent baseball history taking pointers from the most accomplished slugger in all of baseball history. Well, you can turn off your imagination now...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 6 months ago 2,849 reads 14 comments

  11. Jon Niese Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Mets SP's Future

    New York Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said the team is open to trading starting pitcher Jon Niese, per Adam Rubin of ESPN.com. Continue for updates. Crowded Rotation Could Mean Niese Is Odd Man Out Monday, Dec...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 6 months ago 11,075 reads 26 comments

  12. Jonathan Papelbon Reportedly Files Grievance Against Nationals

    Washington Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon filed a grievance against the club for failing to pay him during a four-game suspension that he served during the 2015 season, according to Rob Bradford of Boston 's WEEI...

    Mike Norris Written by Mike Norris about 6 months ago 33,727 reads 52 comments

  13. Gordon Beckham to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Gordon Beckham is headed back to the Peach State. The former Georgia Bulldogs star and veteran Chicago White Sox infielder inked a one-year major league deal with the Atlanta Braves , the team announced Friday...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 6 months ago 1,288 reads 0 comments

  14. Oliver Perez to Nationals: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Washington Nationals have signed left-handed reliever Oliver Perez to a two-year, $7 million deal, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB .com...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 6 months ago 7,861 reads 10 comments

  15. Sandy Alderson, Mets GM, Diagnosed with Cancer

    New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has been diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer that will force him to miss the MLB winter meetings next week. Anthony DiComo of MLB...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 26,484 reads 37 comments

  16. Barry Bonds Named Marlins Hitting Coach: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    After much speculation, Barry Bonds is officially back in Major League Baseball as a hitting coach of the Miami Marlins ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 27,826 reads 92 comments

  17. Yunel Escobar Reportedly Traded to Los Angeles Angels

    Washington Nationals infielder Yunel Escobar has reportedly been traded to the Los Angeles Angles, according to William Ladson of MLB .com. The 33-year-old natural shortstop spent all of his time at third base for the Nationals last season...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 6 months ago 19,295 reads 19 comments

  18. Peter Bourjos to Phillies: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Needing depth for their rebuilding roster in 2016, the Philadelphia Phillies claimed outfielder Peter Bourjos off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Jenifer Langosch of MLB ...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 7,494 reads 10 comments

  19. Barry Bonds Could Follow Big Mac's Path to Redemption with Marlins' Coaching Gig

    The story about Mark McGwire possibly becoming the San Diego Padres bench coach mentions the word "steroids" exactly once, four paragraphs into a 10-paragraph report. Maybe it's just not that big a deal anymore...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 6 months ago 10,975 reads 48 comments

  20. Jim Johnson Re-Signs with Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Atlanta Braves announced Monday they have agreed to a one-year contract to bring back right-handed reliever Jim Johnson, who will earn $2.5 million in 2016, according to MLB ...

    Daniel Kramer Written by Daniel Kramer about 6 months ago 7,808 reads 14 comments

  21. Barry Bonds Named Miami Marlins Hitting Coach

    All-time MLB home run champion Barry Bonds has accepted an offer to be the Miami Marlins ' hitting coach, per Jon Morosi of Fox Sports...

    Matt Fitzgerald Written by Matt Fitzgerald about 6 months ago 50,856 reads 105 comments

  22. Forget Harvey or Wheeler Trade, Mets Should Go for It in 2016 with Loaded Staff

    The New York Mets have a surplus of arms, to put it mildly. They could dip into it to address their needs on offense. Or they could double down and defend their National League crown with a young, burgeoning super rotation...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 6 months ago 29,957 reads 125 comments

  23. Dee Gordon Is Exciting Star Marlins Should Look to Extend, Build Around

    The Miami Marlins do so many things wrong that it's easy to start believing they do everything wrong. It's just not true. Look at Dee Gordon. The Marlins made a great deal last December to get him from the Los Angeles Dodgers ...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 6 months ago 6,048 reads 28 comments

  24. Bud Norris to Braves: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    After spending the first part of this offseason trading players, the Atlanta Braves have added a pitcher to the mix by signing free agent Bud Norris . The Braves confirmed the one-year major league deal with Norris on Twitter...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 6 months ago 11,790 reads 34 comments

  25. Marcell Ozuna Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Marlins OF's Future

    The Miami Marlins are reportedly considering trading Marcell Ozuna. However, the team says it isn't eager to move its budding star. Continue for updates. Hill Comments on Osuna Trade Rumors Thursday, Dec...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 6 months ago 24,514 reads 55 comments