1. Grading the 10 Richest Contracts in MLB History

    Robinson Cano 's 10-year, $240 million deal with the Seattle Mariners , which was first reported by Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes (Spanish link), ties him with Albert Pujols for ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 13,415 reads 35 comments

  2. MLB Trade Rumors: Re-Ranking the Top Available Stars

    Prince Fielder, Doug Fister, Dexter Fowler, David Freese and Ian Kinsler are some of the more notable players that have already been traded this offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 14,579 reads 22 comments

  3. Updated Odds for Top David Price Trade Suitors Landing Him

    Of all the teams in baseball, a majority cannot put together a strong enough package to acquire David Price...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 45,466 reads 89 comments

  4. MLB Free Agency 2013: 6 Hidden Values Teams Should Sign ASAP

    The Winter Meetings, where many of the biggest trades and free-agent signings normally happen, don't even start until next Monday and it's already been one of the most eventful offseasons in recent memory...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 24,446 reads 19 comments

  5. Is Yankees' Massive Jacoby Ellsbury Gamble Going to Pay Off?

    On one of the busiest days of roster activity in recent memory, the New York Yankees made the biggest splash when they agreed to terms with center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury on a seven-year ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 23,439 reads 108 comments

  6. Assessing All 30 MLB Teams on Key Free Agency Skills of the Past Decade

    Whether it's acquiring players on the free agent market, letting players depart as free agents, re-signing their own free agents to keep them off the open market or signing them to contract extensions prior to free agency, one thing is clear...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 74,958 reads 37 comments

  7. 2014 MLB Free Agency: A Dark-Horse Destination for Each High-Profile Target

    You don't have to be an experienced veteran of following Major League Baseball's offseason to know that the "mystery" team does exist...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 20,815 reads 13 comments

  8. Matching Up MLB Team Weaknesses with Free Agents' Strengths

    The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers have each filled major voids for left-handed power hitters for the middle of their respective lineups, while the St. Louis Cardinals didn't waste time upgrading at the shortstop position...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 10,033 reads 20 comments

  9. 2014 MLB Free Agency: Best Bargains Still Available on the Market

    Of the free-agent signings thus far, there are certainly a couple that could turn out to be bargains. If Josh Johnson (San Diego Padres) and Chris Young (New York Mets) return to form, ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 20,524 reads 11 comments

  10. 15 Updated Predictions for MLB's Offseason Pitching Market

    A pair of impact position players switched teams this week when the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers swapped Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler to shake up their prospective lineups...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 1,455 reads 5 comments

  11. Recent Free-Agent Comparisons for Each Elite MLB Player Available

    No two players have the same exact set of skills, and certain attributes can't always be measured with statistics. Thus, it's very difficult to claim that "player A" is a perfect comparison for "player B" in any case...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 2,722 reads 4 comments

  12. Predicting Domino Effect of Stunning Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Trade

    The unexpected blockbuster trade that has first baseman Prince Fielder and $30 million going to the Texas Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Detroit Tigers is expected ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 59,274 reads 86 comments

  13. MLB Free Agency 2014: Grading All of the Offseason's Early Notable Signings

    None of the biggest name free agents have signed yet, but it's been a surprisingly busy start to the offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 17,069 reads 7 comments

  14. Big Mistakes Each Big MLB Buyer Must Avoid Making This Offseason

    Having the perfect offseason is near impossible for an organization. Even Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, the Sporting News' Executive of the Year, wasn't quite flawless...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 1,902 reads 1 comments

  15. How Josh Johnson Would Fit in the San Francisco Giants Rotation

    The San Francisco Giants aren't wasting any time this offseason, already filling two of three potential holes in a starting rotation that has been amongst the best in baseball for years...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 5,672 reads 8 comments

  16. Nationals Should Not Wait to Sign Bryce Harper to Long-Term Contract

    Bryce Harper 's quick ascent to the majors could actually cost him millions of dollars in 2015, the last year of the $9.9 million big league contract he signed after he was the first player taken in the 2010 draft...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 7,325 reads 14 comments

  17. 5 Chase Headley Trade Ideas That Make the Most Sense

    The San Diego Padres missed out on a golden opportunity to trade Chase Headley at peak value last offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 8 months ago 14,743 reads 20 comments

  18. Creative Fixes for MLB Buyers' Roster Holes

    As so many championship teams have proved throughout the years, signing the top free agents on the market is rarely the key to success on the field. The Boston Red Sox had the payroll flexibility to sign Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke last offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 1,335 reads 1 comments

  19. MLB Trade Rumors: Assembling Perfect Packages for Each Top Available Target

    Trade rumors are fun, especially when they involve big-name players. But, realistically, most of those rumors involving the best players in the game aren't happening. It's not that the big names aren't available...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 21,202 reads 54 comments

  20. Pros and Cons for Each of MLB's Top 25 Offseason Targets

    Every professional baseball player acquisition comes with a certain amount of risk. Those players who are coming off of productive seasons on the field may be overpriced, especially on the free-agent market...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 7,776 reads 2 comments

  21. Why a Max Scherzer Blockbuster Trade Would Haunt the Detroit Tigers

    The starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers is one of the best in baseball. It had the most wins (76), the lowest ERA (3.44) and the least homers allowed in the American League last season while leading the majors in innings pitched and strikeouts...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 4,758 reads 8 comments

  22. Would a Troy Tulowitzki Trade Make Cardinals MLB's Best Team?

    As things currently stand, we could argue that the St. Louis Cardinals are the best team in baseball right now...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 8,781 reads 71 comments

  23. Ranking All 2014 MLB Free-Agent Positions by Impact Talent Depth

    The 2014 MLB free-agent class is the best of the last decade . But where does its strength lie? Is it in the pitching department? The outfield? Catching? Does it have depth, star ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 11,446 reads 15 comments

  24. Is Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier or Carl Crawford the Smartest Dodgers Star to Trade?

    It's no secret that the Los Angeles Dodgers have four outfielders on their roster who are capable of starting for most teams in the majors...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 20,561 reads 58 comments

  25. Ban on MLB Home Plate Collisions Would Be Right Move but Decades Late

    One of the topics expected to be discussed at next week's GM meetings is how to reduce the number of home plate collisions, which have always been injury risks...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 9 months ago 1,940 reads 22 comments