1. Ranking, Scouting Top MLB Prospects Involved in Winter Meetings Trades

    Major League Baseball's winter meetings may be over, but the shock from what transpired on Thursday may linger...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 7,822 reads 2 comments

  2. Chances of Each MLB Rule 5 Draft Pick Sticking on the Big League Roster

    The winter meetings concluded Thursday with the annual Rule 5 Draft, as 13 players were selected by new teams in the event's major league phase...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 5 months ago 21,591 reads 4 comments

  3. MLB Winter Meetings 2014: Live Coverage of Rule 5 Draft, Latest Rumors and Deals

    The theme of this year’s winter meetings has been late-night deals, or at least it sure feels that way to those of us living on the East Coast...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 87,650 reads 39 comments

  4. Francisco Liriano Signing Keeps Perfect Marriage Together in Pittsburgh

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are keeping the gang together. Having already signed free-agent right-hander A.J...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 12,154 reads 5 comments

  5. Top MLB Prospects Left Exposed to Being Stolen in Upcoming Rule 5 Draft

    After days of wheeling and dealing at Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings, general managers and scouting directors will cap the week with the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, Dec...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 37,243 reads 12 comments

  6. Brandon Moss Trade Brings Indians a Proven Power Bat at Small Price

    Last week, the Cleveland Indians were said to have considerable interest in acquiring Brandon Moss from the Oakland Athletics , and it was widely believed the two teams would strike a deal before the weekend ...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 18,476 reads 33 comments

  7. Top MLB Prospects on the Pre-Winter Meetings Trade Block

    Major League Baseball’s annual winter meetings are nearly upon us, with the events to be held on Dec. 8-11 in San Diego, California...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 18,890 reads 21 comments

  8. Is Didi Gregorius Capable of Being Yankees' Long-Term Shortstop Fix?

    At some point, the New York Yankees were going to have to sign or trade for a shortstop to replace Derek Jeter...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 6 months ago 53,916 reads 95 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 80,064 reads 28 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 17,820 reads 13 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 11,553 reads 8 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 25,307 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 28,286 reads 27 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 13,566 reads 7 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 25,083 reads 4 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 81,438 reads 81 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 43,777 reads 33 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 22,702 reads 19 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 25,786 reads 13 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 46,322 reads 119 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 30,895 reads 75 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 14,573 reads 22 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 30,122 reads 37 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 37,179 reads 90 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 15,355 reads 10 comments