1. Mariners Up, Astros Down: The Best and Worst GMs Of the Offseason

    The offseason is not even close to over, yet two general managers already stand out, albeit for vastly different reasons...

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  2. 2010 New York Yankees Younger, Cheaper, Better Than 2009 Team

    There is much teeth-gnashing among Yankees fans as they mourn the departure of Hideki Matsui and probable loss of Johnny Damon . Even here at the Bleacher Report, writers accuse management of penny-pinching at the expense of the team on the field ...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 4 years ago 2,539 reads 34 comments

  3. Four Big Answers: Advice for a Fantasy Baseball Beginner

    Sara Hannon, a writer here at the Bleacher Report, posted a great article about four questions new fantasy players often have...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 5 years ago 297 reads 15 comments

  4. The World Baseball Classic: The Real World Championship

    During Sunday night's WBC semifinal between Japan and the United States, Joe Morgan (in his inimitable way), rambled for a while about the various reasons many American stars chose to forgo the Classic...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 5 years ago 769 reads 9 comments

  5. Marlins Grab Rhodes From Mariners

    In a relatively quiet move today, the Marlins acquired left-handed reliever Arthur Rhodes from the Mariners today in exchange for pitching prospect Gaby Hernandez. Rhodes, 38, is having one of his best seasons in the majors, posting a 2...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 207 reads 0 comments

  6. Ken Griffey Jr. Heads To Chicago White Sox For Nick Masset and Danny Richar

    In a surprise move near the trading deadline, the Cincinnati Reds traded Ken Griffey Jr. to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitcher Nick Masset and infielder Danny Richar...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 714 reads 3 comments

  7. Ivan Rodriguez, Kyle Farnsworth Swapped

    This afternoon, the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees swapped catcher Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez and right-handed reliever Kyle Farnsworth...

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  8. ML's Top-Five Deals That Must Be Done Before the Deadline

    There are a million trade rumors floating around, as the deadline nears. Here are five trades that would happen in a perfect baseball world (or at least my perfect baseball world)...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 1,599 reads 23 comments

  9. Is Brian Bannister Heading to the New York Yankees?

    Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star speculated about a possible deal Saturday that would send Brian Bannister to the Yankees and Melky Cabrera to the Royals. On its face, the deal seems logical...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 50,365 reads 53 comments

  10. Stats and Scouts: Friends, Not Foes

    I didn't expect to hit such a nerve in my recent article about Alexei Ramirez here at the Bleacher Report. It seems that many harbor some antipathy for statistical analysis and believe that it is for "eggheads...

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  11. Yankees Grab Xavier Nady, Damaso Marte from Pirates

    Not content to simply beat the Red Sox in a 1-0 shutout at Fenway Friday night, the Yankees agreed to a deal with the Pirates that will send outfielder Xavier Nady and lefty pitcher ...

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  12. Why Alexei Ramirez Isn't a Star

    Here in Chicago, there is a lot of talk about the "Cuban Missile," otherwise known as Alexei Ramirez, the second baseman for the White Sox...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 1,985 reads 58 comments

  13. Why Barry Bonds Should Be a New York Yankee

    I know what some of you are going to say already: Barry Bonds did steroids, he's a horrible person, the New York media is going to go crazy, etc. But none of that really matters. None of that impacts anything on the field...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about 6 years ago 564 reads 7 comments

  14. Where Can Barry Bonds Find a Home?

    Barry Bonds, still one of the most dangerous hitters in baseball (.276/.480/.565 last year in 340 PA), has not yet signed for a team in 2008...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 6 years ago 922 reads 14 comments

  15. Can the Mets Save Barry Zito? Fugeddaboutit!

    In a recent front page article here at the Bleacher report, George Fitzpatrick wondered if the Mets can save Barry Zito? He writes: "Zito doesn't have those obvious reasons for decline [age, ...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 6 years ago 726 reads 4 comments

  16. Mad Max Scherzer: An Historic Debut and a Bright Future in Arizona

    I was going to write about a few of Arizona's prospects who recently broke in with the big league club, but after watching Max Scherzer destroy the Astros, I had to write about him alone...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 6 years ago 527 reads 2 comments

  17. Give Ian Kennedy Time

    In response to some comments on a previous post, I'd like to talk about Ian Kennedy, the third Musketeer in the Hughes/Joba/Kennedy triumvirate. He has had a rough start to his season, with an 8...

    Matthew Goodman Written by Matthew Goodman about over 6 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  18. The Beginning of Barry Zito's End

    So as I mentioned in my last post, Barry Zito is flat out awful. And as of yesterday, he's now awful in the Giants' bullpen...

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