1. Is MLB's Trade Market or Free-Agent Market Stronger This Winter?

    I recently ranked the 2014 free-agent class as the best of the past decade, making the upcoming offseason one of the most interesting in recent years before even considering the potential trade possibilities...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,574 reads 15 comments

  2. MLB Free Agency 2014: An Ideal Move for Every Team This Offseason

    It's rare that a major-league team isn't at least planning on a major offseason move that could possibly make their team better in 2014 and beyond. If it doesn't happen, it won't be for a lack of effort...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 79,503 reads 94 comments

  3. Predicting the 5 Biggest Surprises of the 2013-2014 MLB Offseason

    You may be ready for the offseason, but there will be several moves that will catch you and every other baseball fan by surprise between now and the next few months...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,861 reads 13 comments

  4. MLB Free Agent Predictions 2014: Finding the Perfect Match for Biggest Names

    When it comes to the top MLB free agents on the market, the high asking prices will limit the number of teams with a realistic chance of signing them. But it doesn't mean that they won't have a good number of options to choose from...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 19,185 reads 31 comments

  5. Predicting How All of MLB's Biggest Offseason Dominoes Will Fall

    We can make all of the predictions we want about the upcoming MLB offseason. But the reality of the prediction business is that each time a move is made that comes out of left field, ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 8,216 reads 2 comments

  6. MLB's End-of-Postseason Stock Watch for Upcoming Free Agents

    Of the free agents who will be able to negotiate and sign with new teams beginning on Tuesday, November 5, several of them had an extended opportunity to increase (or decrease) their value in the postseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 4,505 reads 3 comments

  7. Boston Red Sox's Complete Offseason Guide

    As if winning three World Series titles in 10 years isn't enough, the Red Sox head into the offseason with an abundance of starting pitching, a very strong farm system and a good shot at retaining their own free agents...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 9,819 reads 15 comments

  8. 2014 MLB Free Agency: Playing Fact or Fiction with All the Early Rumors and News

    The MLB offseason is officially under way. Let the rumors begin! If you can sense my excitement, you are also likely a fan of the Hot Stove, where 99 percent of things discussed never actually happen...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 30,281 reads 25 comments

  9. Where Does the 2014 MLB Free-Agency Class Rank Among Last 10 Years?

    While this year's class of free agents appears relatively thin in some areas, particularly in the middle infield and third base, it's a strong group overall, with catching, outfield, ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 7,637 reads 10 comments

  10. Cardinals Have Solid Core for Future Success Despite World Series Loss

    Earlier this season, I chose the St. Louis Cardinals as the "Most Brilliantly Run Franchise in Baseball" . True to form, they had another brilliant season that included their fourth World Series appearance in the past 10 years...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,880 reads 38 comments

  11. MLB Teams with the Pitching to Trade for Mark Trumbo

    The Angels are in desperate need for starting pitching this offseason without many great options behind Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in the rotation. And since they're not expected to be big spenders in free agency, a trade could be expected...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 19,197 reads 48 comments

  12. Updating the Latest Suitors for Top 25 MLB Free Agents

    While it took five days before the first free agent signed with a new team last offseason—Maicer Izturis left the Los Angeles Angels to sign a three-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,232 reads 14 comments

  13. Did John Farrell's Mismanaging Cost the Boston Red Sox in Game 3?

    Baseball is a game where any one of several strategies or managerial decisions could mean the difference in a ballgame. On occasion, especially in the closest and most meaningful games, the losing manager's decision-making can come into question...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,201 reads 38 comments

  14. 3 Teams Ubaldo Jimenez Would Be a Great Free-Agent Fit For

    Here's what'll go down in Cleveland once the season ends. The Indians will exercise Ubaldo Jimenez 's $8 million club option. Jimenez will then exercise his right to decline, however, as stipulated in his contract...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,634 reads 12 comments

  15. How the 2013 Postseason Has Changed the MLB Free-Agency Picture

    The free-agent market could be open for business as early as next Monday, and while it had appeared to be shaping up late in the regular season, it turns out that it was far from settled...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 5,996 reads 2 comments

  16. Boston Red Sox Facing Rotation Uncertainty Heading to St. Louis

    As tough as Cardinals starting pitchers Adam Wainwright and Michael Wacha have been throughout the playoffs, you'd figure that the momentum would be on Boston's side heading to St...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 18,745 reads 67 comments

  17. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Detroit Tigers

    Despite three consecutive division titles, an AL Championship and two other ALCS appearances since 2011, not capturing a World Series flag with such a talented roster has to be a disappointment...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,565 reads 19 comments

  18. 2014 MLB Free Agency: Contract Predictions for Top 15 Players

    Over the past few weeks, I've discussed the upcoming free-agency period here on a regular basis and have often given contract estimates for particular players or, in some cases, an ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 123,770 reads 63 comments

  19. Will Boston Red Sox's Inconsistent Offense Return to Dominance in World Series?

    The Boston Red Sox are American League champions for the third time in 10 years and there isn't a statistic in the world that could put a damper on their celebration. "Scoreboard", as they say in the sports world, is all that matters right now...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 9,249 reads 42 comments

  20. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Los Angeles Dodgers

    The Dodgers ' magical season ended with an ugly 9-0 loss versus the Cardinals at the hands of rookie pitcher and NLCS MVP Michael Wacha , who tossed 13.2 scoreless innings while defeating ace Clayton Kershaw for the second time in the series...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 18,952 reads 47 comments

  21. 2013 MLB Postseason Stock Watch for Upcoming Free Agents, Week 2

    Of the four teams left in the MLB playoffs, there are several free agents-to-be who could be down to their last game or two with their respective clubs...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 4,689 reads 6 comments

  22. Are Chicago White Sox Jose Dariel Abreu's Best Destination?

    On Thursday, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reported that multiple industry sources had confirmed that the Boston Red Sox , Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros were the remaining teams ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 7,122 reads 23 comments

  23. Under-the-Radar MLB Free Agents Who Will Draw Big Interest Across the League

    Robinson Cano should get at least $200 million as a free agent this offseason. There have been rumblings that Shin-Soo Choo , Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann could each net $100 million...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 3,314 reads 1 comments

  24. What Cardinals Must Do to Avoid Second Straight NLCS Collapse

    With a 3-2 lead in the NLCS, the St. Louis Cardinals will have two home games to try to finish off the Los Angeles Dodgers and advance to the World Series...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 7,409 reads 32 comments

  25. Cardinals Bench, Bullpen Vital to World Series Title Hopes

    Roster depth can sometimes take on a lesser role when it comes to the playoffs but that hasn't been the case with the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 13,856 reads 18 comments