1. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Each Team's Game Plan Before Spring Training

    Prince Fielder , Yoenis Cespedes, Edwin Jackson and Roy Oswalt remain free agents, but at this point, that could change any time...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 5,163 reads 27 comments

  2. Boston Red Sox Rumors: Roy Oswalt a Must-Have, so Sox Need to Deal with Theo

    The Boston Red Sox have fallen a step back of the pack in the American League. After the New York Yankees ' dual pitching additions on Friday and pending final touches to the rosters ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 4,034 reads 2 comments

  3. Prince Fielder Free Agent News: Every Team's Odds of Last-Second Signing

    Prince Fielder can't hold out much longer. Even for the best free agent in MLB right now, the inflection point, at which the benefit of waiting out teams like the Washington Nationals ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 5,587 reads 32 comments

  4. Jesus Montero Traded for Michael Pineda: 5 Dominoes Soon to Fall After Big Deal

    Jesus Montero and Michael Pineda each rated among MLB 's top 25 prospects entering the 2011 season, and after the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners swapped them as part of a four-player deal Friday, their profiles are not shrinking anytime soon...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 9,451 reads 28 comments

  5. Jesus Montero and MLB's Top 20 Young Impact Hitters

    The Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees swapped Michael Pineda and Jesus Montero Friday night, in a trade that boiled down to a trade of two organizations' most polished future stars...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 9,068 reads 51 comments

  6. Power Ranking All 30 MLB Teams by Market Size

    The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are obviously big-market teams. The Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates are notoriously small-market clubs...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 42,707 reads 31 comments

  7. Every MLB Team's Blueprint to Reach the 2012 Postseason

    In 2007, the Chicago Cubs won the National League Central Division and went to the playoffs a year after finishing 66-96. In 2008, the Tampa Bay Rays accomplished a similar worst-to-first turnaround...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 11,627 reads 42 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs Sign Paul Maholm: Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer Have 4 More Moves to Make

    The Chicago Cubs have signed left-handed pitcher Paul Maholm, according to Maholm's Twitter feed . Maholm, 29, becomes the third substantial starting pitching acquisition of the ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 4,709 reads 7 comments

  9. MLB Trade Talk: Tim Lincecum and 5 Superstar Pitcher Trades That Could Work

    Tim Lincecum might not be the best pitcher on the San Francisco Giants right now, and he certainly will not be for much longer. Madison Bumgarner had a sterling season in 2011; Matt Cain quietly had his best, too...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 2,663 reads 6 comments

  10. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Re-Ranking Top 25 Available Free Agents

    Prince Fielder is within his rights to wonder: What did I do wrong? The MLB free agent and erstwhile Milwaukee Brewers first baseman has established himself as one of the game's ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 9,339 reads 12 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs Trade for Anthony Rizzo: Reviewing and Previewing Cubs Winter

    Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod have been Anthony Rizzo's biggest fans since before Rizzo became a professional baseball player. After Friday, the Chicago Cubs executives and their long-time protege will be reunited for the long haul...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 2,343 reads 8 comments

  12. MLB Power Rankings: The 15 Best Offensive Seasons Ever by Catchers

    Buster Posey poses a problem for the San Francisco Giants . As problems go, it's a good one, but it's a problem nonetheless. Posey will rejoin the Giants' lineup in 2012 after his sophomore season ended in late May...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,245 reads 5 comments

  13. Carlos Zambrano Traded to Miami Marlins: 5 Reasons It's a Win for Chicago Cubs

    Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs had it good for a while, you know? They burned bright and hot for a decade, during which time Zambrano made three All-Star teams, won three Silver Sluggers and got into a whole lot of trouble...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 6,760 reads 17 comments

  14. MLB Trades: Ranking the 50 Biggest Trades Ever

    Trading for a player like Roy Halladay is not a value-based maneuver; it is a statement. The Philadelphia Phillies had lost the 2009 World Series to the New York Yankees ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 8,205 reads 27 comments

  15. MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking 6 Matt Garza Suitors by Fit for Chicago Cubs' Needs

    Matt Garza pitched for the Chicago Cubs in 2011, but he should be with the Detroit Tigers by the third or fourth week of 2012...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 6,258 reads 36 comments

  16. MLB Free Agency: Ranking the 15 Best Bidding Wars in MLB History

    Albert Pujols signed with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last month, spurning at least two very viable contenders in the process. He got a total of $250 million in guaranteed money for 10 years of field service...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 2,750 reads 5 comments

  17. MLB Hall of Fame: In or Out, an in-Depth Look at the Top 20 Candidates

    Jeff Bagwell belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. There should be no doubt. He deserved to be a first-ballot entrant...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 3,477 reads 52 comments

  18. Andrew Bailey to Red Sox: 10 More Steps to Reclaiming AL East Throne for Boston

    Andrew Bailey finally landed, right where everyone thought he would land. The Boston Red Sox dealt Josh Reddick and a pair of prospects Wednesday to the Oakland Athletics to land Bailey, along with outfielder Ryan Sweeney...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 8,559 reads 14 comments

  19. MLB Power Rankings: What All 30 Teams Will Be Wishing for This Christmas

    The Texas Rangers have already secured the rights to Yu Darvish, superstar Japanese hurler. They spent $51.7 million to begin negotiations with him on the eve of Hanukkah. Now, they may be angling for a Christmas present just as gaudy...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 6,326 reads 23 comments

  20. Gio Gonzalez Traded to Washington Nationals: Ranking All 30 Starting Rotations

    Gio Gonzalez will join the starting rotation of the 2012 Washington Nationals , and that's a scary proposition...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,491 reads 0 comments

  21. Chicago Cubs Wisely Trade Sean Marshall to Cincinnati Reds for Travis Wood

    Divisional trade stigma be damned. The Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds agreed Wednesday to a trade that will send left-handed setup man extraordinaire Sean Marchall to the Reds, in return for left-handed starting pitcher Travis Wood...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 5,726 reads 10 comments

  22. Tampa Bay Rays Play It Straight When It Comes to Keeping Pitchers Healthy

    David Price, James Shields, Wade Davis, Jeremy Hellickson and Jeff Niemann combined to pitch 982 innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011, making 148 of the team's 162 starts...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 1,085 reads 2 comments

  23. Most Overrated Power Hitters Ever

    Prince Fielder is going to make less via MLB free agency this winter than he would in an informational vacuum, just because Mo Vaughn once signed a bad deal with the Anaheim Angels ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 5,672 reads 22 comments

  24. Yu Darvish: What the Texas Rangers' Winning Bid Means for MLB Free Agents

    Yu Darvish will become a Texas Ranger, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. An actual deal could be weeks away, but as of Monday night, the Hakkaido Nippon Ham Fighters had ...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 548 reads 1 comments

  25. MLB Trade Rumors: Gio Gonzalez, Anthony Rizzo and the 10 Hottest Names on Block

    Mat Latos headed to the Cincinnati Reds this weekend, and ripples will be felt for the next fortnight through the MLB trade market...

    Matt Trueblood Written by Matt Trueblood about over 2 years ago 7,325 reads 20 comments