1. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Each MLB Team

    Yu Darvish might be the $112-million man the Texas Rangers bought right away in 2012. The team scouted Darvish exhaustively for the past 18 months, and they saw an ace when they did...

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  2. Ranking Mike Trout and the 25 Best Position Players 25 and Under in MLB

    Angels outfielder Mike Trout is a five-tool prospect the way Babe Ruth was a two-way player: It's true, but it understates the case. Trout has more tools than a Jersey Shore marathon hosted by Jason Sudeikis...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 3,369 reads 50 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency: Every Team's Best Bargain Move This Offseason

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may not have been good enough for the likes of Roy Oswalt and Edwin Jackson, but Erik Bedard didn't find the team so unattractive. Pittsburgh locked up Bedard on a one-year deal worth $4...

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  4. MLB Trade Rumors: Each MLB Team's Top Prospect They Refuse to Trade

    Jesus Montero never got the 'untouchable' banner during his ascent through the Yankees system, and so when they dealt him to the Seattle Mariners for sophomore star pitcher Michael Pineda, it registered as only a moderate surprise...

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  5. 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 10 Players at Every Position

    With the Super Bowl (finally) out of the way, it feels official: it's baseball season. Spring is nigh. Some pitchers and catchers will report to camp in mere days, though Roy Oswalt, ...

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  6. Josh Hamilton Alcohol Relapse: 10 Reasons Texas Rangers Must Not Extend Him

    Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton had a relapse with alcohol Monday night at a Dallas-area bar, according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News ...

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  7. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Grading Every Team's Most Controversial Move

    The Chicago Cubs signed Cuban defector and teenage pitching phenom Gerardo Concepcion Thursday, guaranteeing the left-handed hurler $7 million on a multi-year, major league contract, according to the Chicago Tribune ...

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  8. Edwin Jackson Signs with Washington Nationals: Re-Ranking All 30 MLB Rotations

    An unpredictable winter in MLB free agency continued Thursday, as the Washington Nationals signed Edwin Jackson to a one-year deal...

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  9. MLB Free Agency: Ranking the AL Teams' Odds of Signing Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez has a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension to serve before he can play in MLB this season. That's just one of the things depressing his value in free agency...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,936 reads 13 comments

  10. MLB Power Rankings: February Predictions and Rankings for All 30 Teams

    February is not the time to try to build a winner through MLB free agency or trades. Though Roy Oswalt, Edwin Jackson and Yoenis Cespedes remain on the open market, only the Boston ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,828 reads 70 comments

  11. Ranking Michael Pineda and the 25 Best MLB Pitchers 25 and Under

    Michael Pineda joins the New York Yankees in 2012, having been part of arguably the sexiest MLB trade all winter...

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  12. Roy Oswalt Rumors: 5 Reasons Rangers, Cardinals Should Both Fight for Free Agent

    Roy Oswalt remained part of the chaos that is MLB free agency as of Monday morning, with the Houston Astros , St...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 5,174 reads 28 comments

  13. Matt Garza MLB Trade Rumors: Why Detroit Tigers Should Grab Chicago Cubs Ace Now

    Roy Oswalt turned down a one-year, $10 million contract offer from the Detroit Tigers this week, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 10,789 reads 29 comments

  14. MLB Free Agency: Yoenis Cespedes and the 50 Best Athletes Ever in MLB

    Yoenis Cespedes has a long swing and doesn't seem especially attuned to the strike zone. He might never hit even ...

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  15. 2012 MLB Prediction: Justin Verlander and 10 Pitchers Who Will Regress This Year

    Justin Verlander had a terrific year in 2011. He won both the American league Cy Young and the AL MVP, and although (strictly speaking) he deserved neither, he captivated baseball ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,717 reads 34 comments

  16. MLB Free Agency: Best Player Left at Each Spot After Prince Fielder Tigers Deal

    Prince Fielder is no longer an MLB free agent. He signed for $214 million over nine seasons with the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, according to the San Francisco Chronicle ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 7,221 reads 8 comments

  17. Prince Fielder Signs with Tigers: Fielder-Cabrera and 10 Best 1-2 Punches Ever

    Prince Fielder has agreed to a nine-year, $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers , according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 7,986 reads 35 comments

  18. Boston Red Sox Sign Cody Ross: What Can They Expect from Platoon Players?

    Outfielder Cody Ross agreed to a one-year, $3-million contract with the Boston Red Sox Monday, rounding out the third projected platoon in the Sox's everyday lineup for 2012...

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  19. 2012 MLB Spring Training: Bryce Harper and 23 Prospects We Can't Wait to See

    Bryce Harper will not be part of the 25-man roster for the Washington Nationals when they break camp at the end of Spring Training 2012...

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  20. MLB Free Agency and Trades: Ranking 10 Biggest Movers and Shakers of Hot Stove

    The Texas Rangers finalized their deal with Japanese right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish Wednesday, but despite the $112 million total investment they made, they will not rank among the ...

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  21. Matt Garza Contract, Trade Rumors: How Aggressive Filing Will Help Chicago Cubs

    Matt Garza asked for $12.5 million in arbitration from the Chicago Cubs this week, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports . The Cubs reportedly offered $7...

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  22. MLB on Twitter: Ranking the 30 Must-Follow Writers, Players and Analysts

    Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins) gets relatively few public references without that parenthetical. Morrison is one of many players in MLB today who captivate huge numbers of followers ...

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  23. 2012 MLB Free Agency: 10 Available Bats Who Could Notch Big Postseason Hits

    Lance Berkman appeared to be drawing near the end of the line when he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals prior to 2011. He was far from finished, but it looked like his days as a franchise face were over...

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  24. Corey Hart to Play First Base After Milwaukee Brewers Sign Norichika Aoki

    Ryan Braun seems a good bet to be absent from the Milwaukee Brewers ' outfield at the outset of the 2012 season, so Corey Hart 's presence there will be critical through the early going...

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  25. Chicago Cubs Rumors: Cole Hamels Contract Could Expedite Matt Garza Trade

    Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year, $15 million contract Tuesday, a deal that moved Hamels one step closer to free agency at the end of the 2012 World Series...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 8,427 reads 29 comments