1. Progress Reports on All 30 MLB Teams' Top Prospects in Winter Ball

    Although they usually don’t feature the same combination of big-ticket prospects and all-around depth as the Arizona Fall League, the various international winter leagues at ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 80,002 reads 28 comments

  2. Yasmany Tomas or Yoan Moncada: Who Is Better International Market Risk?

    “Who would you rather have: Yasmany Tomas or Yoan Moncada ?” has become a popular question over the last month, mostly because so little is known about them outside ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 16,464 reads 13 comments

  3. How Japanese Star Kenta Maeda's Stuff Will Play Against MLB Hitters

    At this time last year, the baseball world was wondering whether Japan’s Rakuten Golden Eagles would post star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka for the 2014 season...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 11,499 reads 8 comments

  4. Big-Name MLB Prospects Entering Make-or-Break Years with Future at Risk

    With the overwhelming failure rate of prospects, teams can only be so patient or forgiving with their young players...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 25,287 reads 5 comments

  5. Young MLB Stars Deserving of Next Wave of Long-Term Extensions

    Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins made sports history earlier this month when the two sides agreed to an unprecedented 13-year, $325 million contract extension through 2027...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 28,272 reads 27 comments

  6. Selecting the 2014 Fall/Winter League All-Star Team

    The Arizona Fall League may be over, but the other notable offseason leagues, such as the Dominican, Puerto Rican and Venezuelan Winter Leagues, are in the middle of their respective regular seasons, with the postseason still roughly a few months away...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 1 month ago 13,537 reads 7 comments

  7. MLB Teams Poised to Turn Free-Agent Losses into Big 2015 MLB Draft Gain

    Whether you love it or hate it, the implementation of the qualifying offer under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement has undeniably changed both free agency and the First-Year Player Draft...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 24,933 reads 4 comments

  8. Ranking Signing Odds for Cuban Phenom Yoan Moncada's Top 8 Suitors

    A case can be made that this year’s most intriguing free agent isn’t Max Scherzer or Jon Lester. Rather, it’s Yoan Moncada, who has dominated the headlines of late, as Major League Baseball officially declared him a free agent on Nov...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 81,027 reads 81 comments

  9. Analyzing Yasmany Tomas' Potential Impact on Each Top MLB Suitor

    The sweepstakes for Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is down to four teams, writes Jon Heyman of CBSSports .com , with the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants all in the mix...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 43,709 reads 33 comments

  10. Everything You Need to Know About Jung-Ho Kang, Power-Hitting Korean Shortstop

    Add Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to the list of international free agents hoping to make the jump to the major leagues in 2015...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 22,020 reads 19 comments

  11. High-Reward MLB Reclamation Projects Worth Taking a Chance on

    Free agency isn’t just about which teams land the top players on the market. It’s also an opportunity for teams to find value where others don’t...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 25,773 reads 13 comments

  12. Introducing Addison Russell, Possible Centerpiece of Game-Changing Winter Trade

    The Chicago Cubs ' future was on display late last summer with franchise cornerstones Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro playing on the same field as highly regarded prospects such as Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 45,569 reads 119 comments

  13. Cole Hamels Trade Suitors with Chips to Pull off Huge Winter Trade

    Cole Hamels is the definition of an ace, having made at least 30 starts in seven consecutive seasons while eclipsing 200 innings all but once during that time frame. During his nine-year career with the Phillies , the left-hander has pitched to a 3..

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 30,855 reads 75 comments

  14. Japanese Star Kenta Maeda Proving He's Ready for MLB Challenge

    If you looked at some general managers’ calendars for November, there’s a good chance you’d find Wednesday the 12th circled...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 14,538 reads 22 comments

  15. Blue-Chip MLB Prospects That Are Linchpins of Possible Blockbuster Trades

    It’s not a coincidence that many of the biggest trades in recent years have involved blue-chip prospects...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 29,972 reads 37 comments

  16. Blue Jays Take Gamble with Russell Martin $82 Million Contract Splash

    It’s long been known that Russell Martin , the top free-agent catcher on the market, would command a large contract this offseason. After rejecting the Pittsburgh Pirates ' $15...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 37,127 reads 90 comments

  17. Big-Name Offseason Targets Who Should No Longer Be Considered MLB Stars

    This year’s free-agent class has its share of star players, with Max Scherzer , Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval and Yasmany Tomas expected to receive contracts of at least $100 million...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 15,348 reads 10 comments

  18. Potential MLB Trade Targets Who Could Be True Franchise Game-Changers

    The free-agent market is yet to develop, but it’s only a matter of time until the dominoes will start to fall. When they do, expect the trade market to take shape as well...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 29,278 reads 21 comments

  19. Everything You Need to Know About Yoan Moncada, 19-Year-Old Cuban Phenom

    The sweepstakes for outfielder Yasmany Tomas appears to be winding down. The 24-year-old outfielder could sign with a team as soon as this weekend, according to Jorge ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 26,815 reads 19 comments

  20. Ranking the Top 25 MLB Prospects Making Waves in Offseason Leagues

    There’s only one game remaining on this year’s Arizona Fall League schedule, but it’s a big one. The Salt River Rafters (17-11-4) and Peoria Javelinas (15-4-3) will play in the AFL Championship Game on Saturday, beginning at 3:08 p...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 25,148 reads 19 comments

  21. How Top International Targets Becoming Available Would Impact MLB Free Agency

    The New York Yankees made Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka the highest-paid international free agent in baseball history last offseason, signing him to an unprecedented seven-year, ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 21,063 reads 10 comments

  22. Predicting 5 Impact MLB Free Agents Who Will Sign Quickly This Offseason

    One big name came off the board Wednesday, as Victor Martinez re-signed with the Detroit Tigers for four years, $68 million, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 66,302 reads 21 comments

  23. Complete 2014 Arizona Fall League Update with Breakout Stars, Disappointments

    The 2014 Arizona Fall League is set to end this weekend, with the championship game to be played Saturday at 3:08 p.m. ET, airing on MLB Network/MLB.com ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 2 months ago 16,042 reads 7 comments

  24. 10 MLB-Ready Prospects That Will Benefit Most from the Free-Agent Frenzy

    During the regular season, teams usually call up their top prospects to fill a role that’s been affected by injuries or productivity issues...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 20,825 reads 15 comments

  25. Yankees Would Be Smart to Stick to Plan of Avoiding Big-Name FAs This Winter

    Believe it or not, the New York Yankees don’t plan on being big spenders this offseason. At least compared to previous years...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 7,494 reads 18 comments