1. Complete San Francisco Giants 2014 Spring Training Preview

    For years, the starting rotation of the San Francisco Giants has been the steady force on a highly successful ball club...

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  2. MLB Spring Training 2014: Every Team's Biggest Breakout Candidate

    After proving that he was deserving of a bigger opportunity with a strong performance in a utility role in 2012, Matt Carpenter took full advantage once the St. Louis Cardinals handed him the starting second base job last season...

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  3. What If Yasiel Puig's Production Comes Back Down to Earth in 2014?

    A successful baseball season usually consists of a team having a lot more players meeting or exceeding expectations than those who fall short...

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  4. 10 Non-Roster Invites That Can Make, Impact 2014 MLB Rosters

    Jeff Baker, Marlon Byrd, LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Kazmir each took advantage of spring training invites in 2013, earning a spot on the Opening Day roster of their respective teams and following up with strong seasons...

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  5. 4 Impact MLB Trades That Could Go Down in February

    The five-player trade between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics involving Jed Lowrie and Chris Carter, who both went on to have highly productive seasons for their new teams in 2013, was the lone "blockbuster" trade from last February...

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  6. 1 Move Every Team Should (or Could) Still Make Before Spring Training Begins

    Spring training is right around the corner! The Arizona Diamondbacks will be the first MLB team to hold a full-squad spring training workout on February 12, while the remaining ...

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  7. MLB Teams with the Most Assets Left to Trade This Winter

    Most MLB teams will enter spring training next month with at least a few question marks that need to be answered. Other question marks could present themselves during camp because of an injury or a player not performing up to expectations...

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  8. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Justin Masterson

    After winning 92 games and a Wild Card berth in 2013, the last thing the Cleveland Indians would want to do is trade away staff ace Justin Masterson , who is currently the lone projected starter with at least one full big league season under his belt.

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  9. Breaking Down Top A.J. Burnett Suitors, Potential 2014 Impact

    At last, the question of whether A.J. Burnett will retire or return to pitch in 2014 has been answered. Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review is reporting that, ...

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  10. Odds of Each Top Remaining MLB Arbitration Case Going to a Hearing

    After last offseason where not a single arbitration case was taken to a hearing for the first time ever, there are several high-profile players yet to come to terms on a contract with their team...

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  11. Fact or Fiction on All of MLB's Hottest Free-Agency, Trade Rumors

    After an extremely busy start to the offseason, things had slowed significantly over the past few weeks as the free-agent starting pitchers waited for the Masahiro Tanaka situation ...

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  12. Latest Landing Spot Odds for Top 8 MLB Free Agents on the Market

    Believe it or not, there are still eight free agents available who are capable of filling a vital role for some team...

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  13. Why Matt Garza's $52 Million Contract Is Free-Agency Steal

    On Wednesday, the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com ) reported that, to one's surprise, the New York Yankees outbid the rest of the league for the services of Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka ...

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  14. How Wave of Pitching Moves Will Shake out Post-Masahiro Tanaka Signing

    The New York Yankees ' signing of Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, which was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , affects the rest of the offseason in more ways than one...

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  15. Solutions for MLB Teams Whose Roster Problems Are Still Unresolved

    Several teams are in the mix for Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka, who could sign with an MLB team any day now, as well as free agents Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana...

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  16. What Is Hanley Ramirez Worth in Upcoming Long-Term Deal?

    Now that they've locked up ace Clayton Kershaw to a long-term deal, the Los Angeles Dodgers can focus their attention on keeping another star player in town for the next several years...

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  17. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Ike Davis

    If only New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis could be the player he was in the second half of 2012 (.888 OPS, 20 HR in 75 games) over the course of a full season, he likely wouldn't be on the trade block this offseason...

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  18. MLB Trade Rumors: Most Logical Options for Players on the Block

    Trade rumors may have died down and teams are gearing up for the start of spring training, which is approaching quickly. But that doesn't mean that trade talks aren't happening between teams...

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  19. Early Predictions for Each MLB Team's Top Spring Training Position Battles

    While many established players already have a defined role on their team's Opening Day roster and will utilize spring training as a time to fine tune their swings or build up arm strength, several others will be battling for a job...

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  20. Clayton Kershaw's Record $215 Million Deal Once-in-an-Era Perfect Storm

    An unprecedented contract for a star player will typically set the bar for a comparable player in the future...

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  21. The 10 Most Undervalued Moves of the 2014 Offseason So Far

    When the Arizona Diamondbacks and Atlanta Braves pulled off a seven-player deal involving Justin Upton and Martin Prado last January, Chris Johnson was barely worth a mention in the write-ups that followed...

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  22. Injury Updates, 2014 Fantasy Impact for MLB's Top Rehabbing Players

    Professional athletes almost always think they can heal from an injury quicker than what a doctor might initially suggest. And they're usually wrong, even if they are allowed to return to game action sooner than anticipated on occasion...

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  23. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Brett Gardner

    Peter Gammons of GammonsDaily .com recently suggested that New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wouldn't trade outfielder Brett Gardner " until and unless he has to for starting pitching...

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  24. How A-Rod's 162-Game Ban Impacts Yankees 2014 Roster, Payroll, Offseason Plan

    New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez 's 211-game suspension was reduced to 162 games Saturday, and he won't be eligible for the postseason...

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  25. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Homer Bailey

    With little major league-ready depth after their projected five starters, the Cincinnati Reds aren't currently in a position to shop Homer Bailey as he enters his last season before free agency...

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