1. Projecting Which Offseason Signings Will Be Biggest Bargains in 2014

    Marlon Byrd, Bartolo Colon, Scott Feldman, Francisco Liriano, Mike Napoli, Hyun-jin Ryu and Koji Uehara all signed free-agent deals last offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 8,092 reads 9 comments

  2. Predicting Final Landing Spots for Top 10 MLB Free Agents Still Available

    There are at least 10 players still remaining on the free-agent market who could make a significant contribution to some team in 2014, including several front-line starting pitchers, a closer and a couple of middle-of-the-order sluggers...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 70,357 reads 124 comments

  3. How A-Rod, Arbitrator Agreeing to 100-Game Reduced Ban Would Impact Yankees

    On the surface, the New York Yankees would seemingly benefit greatly from a suspension that would keep third baseman Alex Rodriguez out for the entire season and possibly beyond—he ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 11,365 reads 36 comments

  4. Each MLB Team's Best, Worst Offseason Move Thus Far

    There are no perfect offseasons, though Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington came pretty close last offseason. Signing Ryan Dempster (4.57 ERA) to a two-year deal may not have been the best use of $26...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 82,014 reads 95 comments

  5. Finding the MLB Free Agency All-Value Team

    There have been several free-agent signings thus far that, at least potentially, have a solid chance of becoming great values for their new teams. The Blue Jays picked up catcher Dioner Navarro for two years and $8 million after he posted a ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 8,166 reads 6 comments

  6. Remaining Offseason To-Do Lists for Every MLB Team, Post-New Year Edition

    Teams have been busy over the past two months, putting their offseason plans in place and trying to fill as many holes as possible...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 10,755 reads 37 comments

  7. 6 Hidden Free-Agent Gems That Are Being Overlooked for 2014

    The main focus of the MLB offseason will soon turn to Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka , who will be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles, and free-agent starters Matt Garza, Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, who are all still on the board...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 15,116 reads 22 comments

  8. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for John Lackey

    The Boston Red Sox might not want to trade John Lackey, given his strong 2013 season and his extremely team-friendly $500,000 club option for 2015...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 19,086 reads 33 comments

  9. Biggest Winners and Losers of MLB's Offseason Heading into 2014

    It's still too early to declare a team as a "winner" or "loser" at this point in the offseason. Because there's still plenty of time left for them to make trades and several impact ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 23,226 reads 57 comments

  10. Would A.J. Burnett or Bronson Arroyo Be More Effective in AL East for Orioles?

    It's hard enough to find five good starting pitchers. But the high occurrence of injuries to pitchers in this day and age commonly forces teams to utilize at least eight or nine starting pitchers to get through a 162-game season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 4,652 reads 9 comments

  11. Finding 1 Ideal Remaining Free Agent for Every MLB Team

    Several big-name free agents signed after Christmas Day last offseason, including Michael Bourn, Edwin Jackson and Nick Swisher, who eventually landed four-year deals, and Kyle Lohse, who signed a three-year deal in late March...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 200,965 reads 129 comments

  12. Where Chris Perez Signing Puts Dodgers Among MLB's Best Bullpens

    The Los Angeles Dodgers proved in 2013 that they were a force to be reckoned with, winning 62 of their last 90 regular-season games and falling two wins short of their first World Series appearance since 1988...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 7,588 reads 28 comments

  13. Shin-Soo Choo and 10 Worst MLB Contracts of Last 10 Years

    Back in April, I ranked the 10 worst MLB free-agent signings of the past decade, with a focus on two recent signings—Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton of the Los Angeles Angels —that were already in serious danger of joining them...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 41,180 reads 83 comments

  14. Where Will the Cincinnati Reds Turn to Replace Shin-Soo Choo?

    With a reported price tag of seven years and $140 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today , free-agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has likely become too expensive for most teams in the majors...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 9,698 reads 19 comments

  15. Grading the Addison Reed Trade for Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox

    Talks between the Arizona Diamondbacks , Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels during last week's winter meetings resulted in a three-team trade involving six players , including Adam Eaton and Mark Trumbo ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 12,234 reads 33 comments

  16. Shin-Soo Choo vs. David Price: Best Player Still Available This Winter?

    It's time to put your general manager hat on and make a very important decision. Your team is in position to add one impact player prior to the 2014 season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 3,644 reads 4 comments

  17. How the Rest of MLB's Offseason Dominoes Will Fall Post-Winter Meetings

    For all the talk that went on over the past four days while teams gathered in Orlando, Fla. for MLB 's annual winter meetings, there really wasn't much resolution...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 11,124 reads 13 comments

  18. Odds of Each Top-10 MLB Trade Target Being Dealt This Winter

    Trade rumors were running rampant all week long at the winter meetings in Orlando, Florida. Several trades were consummated, including a three-team deal that sent Mark Trumbo from the Angels to the Diamondbacks...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 13,646 reads 12 comments

  19. MLB Winter Meetings 2013: Analyzing All the Action, Hot Rumors of Day 3

    Day 3 of the winter meetings was the busiest yet, with a good mix of trades and free-agent signings throughout the day...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 34,431 reads 28 comments

  20. What Do Corey Hart, Logan Morrison Moves Mean for Mariners' Post-Cano Plan?

    With star second baseman Robinson Cano in the fold after agreeing to a $240 million deal last week, the Seattle Mariners have executed their first two moves in an effort to build around him...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 78,918 reads 127 comments

  21. MLB Winter Meetings 2013: Analyzing All the Action, Hot Rumors of Day 2

    Day two of the winter meeting got off to a bang as the rumored three-team deal between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels came together rather quickly and was a reality by early afternoon...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 26,375 reads 20 comments

  22. Winners and Losers of 3-Way Mark Trumbo Trade Between Angels, White Sox, D-Backs

    In any trade, the ultimate goal is for each team involved to get a positive return on the deal. This normally isn't the case, as it's fairly easy to go back and decide which team "won" an actual trade...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 49,763 reads 55 comments

  23. MLB Winter Meetings 2013: Analyzing All the Hottest Rumors of Day 1

    Day one of the winter meetings is off to an uneventful start, with Garrett Jones' two-year deal with the Miami Marlins , Felipe Paulino's one-year deal with the Chicago White Sox ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 55,131 reads 16 comments

  24. How MLB Contract Explosion Will Impact Mike Trout, Bryce Harper Extensions

    A few months back, an MLB executive told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that Shin-Soo Choo could get a $90-100 million deal as a free agent this offseason. To most in the baseball world, that figure seemed high...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 21,026 reads 48 comments

  25. Identifying Biggest Buyers and Sellers at Upcoming MLB Winter Meetings

    The most common thought of the week—I know because I've said it, wrote it, texted it and tweeted it myself—is that there won't be much left for MLB teams to do at next week's winter meetings because everything has already happened...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 10 months ago 23,098 reads 41 comments