1. Updating Who Leads Each of MLB's Most Critical Position Battles

    All MLB teams have at least a handful of position battles going on in camp, though most are of the No. 5 starter, middle relief and bench variety. Not that all of them are boring...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 4,776 reads 7 comments

  2. Projecting Every MLB Team's Most Difficult Cut or Demotion

    Over the next few weeks, teams will face some difficult decisions as they begin to trim down their rosters to the maximum 25 players by Opening Day...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 69,067 reads 38 comments

  3. Breaking Down Los Angeles Dodgers' Key Position Battles

    The Los Angeles Dodgers will have the highest payroll in baseball in 2014 at an estimated $230 million ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 8,253 reads 4 comments

  4. Who Will Win Cardinals' No. 5 Starter Spot, Carlos Martinez or Joe Kelly?

    One of the more intriguing position battles of the spring is taking place in St. Louis Cardinals camp where Joe Kelly, who went 9-3 with a 2...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 4,483 reads 4 comments

  5. How Barry Bonds Will Help San Francisco Giants Hitters Thrive This Spring

    Mention the name " Barry Bonds " to a baseball fan and the response isn't likely to be positive. Between the alleged steroid use, the BALCO investigation and his conviction on an ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 10,594 reads 57 comments

  6. Top Potential Suitors, Trade Packages for Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings

    The Arizona Diamondbacks don't necessarily have to trade either one of their two young shortstops currently battling for the starting job...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 30,919 reads 60 comments

  7. Predicting MLB Signings, Trades That Will Still Happen Before Opening Day

    The top three players still available on the free-agent market—Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales and Ervin Santana—all have draft-pick compensation tied to them that would go away after the June draft...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 27,202 reads 29 comments

  8. MLB's 'Moneyball' Power Rankings: Who Is Overpaying/Underpaying the Most?

    Of the 16 MLB teams that finished with a .500 record or better in 2013, seven (Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, Oakland ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 82,628 reads 34 comments

  9. Homer Bailey's Huge Extension Puts Pressure on Jon Lester, Max Scherzer Talks

    With starting pitcher Homer Bailey officially off the 2014-2015 free-agent board after agreeing to a long-term contract extension with the Cincinnati Reds , the pressure could be ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 10,805 reads 6 comments

  10. Nelson Cruz Is Smart Orioles Bargain, Perfect Fit for Camden Yards

    From the beginning of the MLB offseason, Nelson Cruz seemed like a very good fit for the Baltimore Orioles , with their interest in Cruz reported early on. They weren't alone, however...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 14,657 reads 35 comments

  11. 10 Predictions for Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig's Sophomore MLB Season

    The mystery of Yasiel Puig was revealed after he burst onto the big league scene in early June and helped carry the Los Angeles Dodgers to an unbelievable run from worst ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 7,793 reads 23 comments

  12. Is Yasiel Puig's Weight Gain Proof He Won't Change His Ways in 2014?

    As great as Yasiel Puig was during his rookie season in 2013, there are plenty of reasons for the Los Angeles Dodgers to be concerned as he heads into his sophomore season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 18,015 reads 36 comments

  13. Every MLB Team's Non-Roster Invitee with Best Shot to Make Roster

    Last offseason, it was Marlon Byrd and Scott Kazmir who headlined a group of minor-league free agents that were able to parlay a spring training invite into spots on Opening Day major-league rosters...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 187,114 reads 47 comments

  14. Homer Bailey's $105 Million Extension Is Good Value for Cincinnati

    After consecutive seasons of pitching like a front-line starter, Cincinnati Reds right-hander Homer Bailey will receive a contract extension that pays him like one. Mark Sheldon of MLB...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 11,272 reads 54 comments

  15. Preview, Predictions for All 2014 Spring Training Closer's Role Battles

    The question of who will be entrusted to hold a lead in the ninth inning appears to be answered for all but four teams, barring an injury, as we head into spring training...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 3,822 reads 13 comments

  16. Step-by-Step Plan for Yankees to Give Derek Jeter One Final Ring in 2014

    In a recent survey of 23 front office executives conducted by ESPN's Jayson Stark , the New York Yankees were chosen as the most improved team of the offseason. And, at least on paper, that's probably true...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 6,607 reads 11 comments

  17. 2014 MLB Offseason Awards: Best and Worst Contracts, Signings, Trades

    The New York Yankees dominated the offseason, not only with their acquisition of four elite players to help a decimated roster, but the Alex Rodriguez saga also took up a good chunk ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 17,241 reads 97 comments

  18. MLB Free Agents 2014: Ranking the 8 Best Last-Minute Values

    Teams that have patiently waited out the free-agent market in hopes that prices would fall are in luck. Even those teams that may not have been strategically planning for a last-minute ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 38,569 reads 25 comments

  19. Top Derek Jeter Replacement Options as the End of an Era Hits Yankees

    New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced Wednesday, via his Facebook page , that he'll retire after the 2014 season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 42,729 reads 129 comments

  20. Under-the-Radar MLB Position Battles That Will Have Big 2014 Impact

    Every team will enter camp with at least a handful of decisions to make in regards to its Opening Day roster. Certain position battles, however, could have a much bigger impact on the 2014 season than others...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 10,797 reads 13 comments

  21. Grading Every MLB Team's Offseason Entering Spring Training

    We're still months and, in some cases, years away from being able to accurately grade each team's moves from the 2013-14 offseason. It doesn't mean we can't love or hate what a team has done to upgrade its roster in preparation for the upcoming season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 15,316 reads 31 comments

  22. MLB Predictions 2014: Ranking the 4 Most Likely World Series Matchups

    Aside from those that will eventually add free agents Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, teams are done adding impact players, and we now have a pretty ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 38,564 reads 87 comments

  23. Complete Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 Spring Training Preview

    On paper, the Los Angeles Dodgers might be the best team in baseball. They may have been last year, as well. But a lot still needed to go right for them to turn around what was quickly becoming a disastrous season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 10,031 reads 3 comments

  24. Complete Los Angeles Angels 2014 Spring Training Preview

    There is still so much to like about a Los Angeles Angels team that lost 84 games in 2013 and may have been the biggest disappointment in all of baseball...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 5,122 reads 11 comments

  25. Complete San Diego Padres 2014 Spring Training Preview

    The San Diego Padres ' projected 25-man roster is full of players who have performed at a high level in the majors. The question of whether they can all play at a high level and/or stay healthy at one time is what makes this team an enigma...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 7 months ago 4,024 reads 4 comments