1. MLB Trade Speculation: MLB Stars That Could Be Trade Bait

    Last offseason, it was Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey going to Toronto in separate blockbuster deals. Justin Upton was sent to the Braves. Shin-Soo Choo ended up with the Reds in a three-team deal involving the Indians and Diamondbacks...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 28,538 reads 66 comments

  2. How Justin Verlander Has Returned to Dominant Cy Young Form

    If the 2013 Detroit Tigers had a chance of reaching the World Series for a second consecutive season, it was almost a necessity for Justin Verlander to return to the dominant form that appeared to have gotten away from him for most of the year...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 2,127 reads 1 comments

  3. Best Fits for Biggest 2014 MLB Free Agents

    Do you want to know which teams will sign the top free agents this offseason? It's not quite as simple as "the ones who offer them the most money," but it's close...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 24,210 reads 29 comments

  4. 2013 MLB Postseason Stock Watch for Upcoming Free Agents, Week 1

    There were several free agents-to-be on display in each of the division series, and a majority of them played, not only like a World Series championship was at stake, but like they knew their next contract could increase with every big hit or pitch...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,072 reads 7 comments

  5. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Oakland A's

    Back-to-back ALDS losses to the Tigers , despite fighting hard and forcing each series to the maximum five games, could force the A's to re-evaluate whether they have enough impact talent to get deeper into the playoffs...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,626 reads 38 comments

  6. Breaking Down Potential Max Scherzer Trade Suitors, Prospect Packages

    Max Scherzer picked a good time to have a career season, winning 21 of 24 regular-season decisions while posting a 2.90 ERA, a league-leading 0.970 WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched), 2...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 10,123 reads 16 comments

  7. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' magical season finally came to an end after they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their NLDS...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 15,131 reads 20 comments

  8. MLB Free Agents 2014: Bold Predictions for Big Stars on the Market

    Just like it's hard to predict what happens on a Major League Baseball field, it's not an easy task to predict which players will end up on what team in the offseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 20,251 reads 44 comments

  9. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for Tampa Bay Rays

    It's hard to call a team that's averaged 92 wins per season over the past six years with four playoff appearances "overachievers." But that's exactly what the Rays are year after year with a roster that's always put together with limited resources...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,821 reads 11 comments

  10. How the Los Angeles Dodgers Have Established Themselves as Clear MLB Favorites

    Back in August, I wrote about how a healthy Matt Kemp would be the final piece to the Dodgers ' World Series run...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 5,985 reads 20 comments

  11. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for Atlanta Braves

    A 96-win season for the Braves ended in a disappointing early exit in the NLDS at the hands of the Dodgers . But they are an extremely young team on the rise and their window of contention isn't expected to close anytime soon...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 27,292 reads 70 comments

  12. Mike Minor Delivers Major Performance in First-Ever Postseason Start

    One of the biggest questions for the Atlanta Braves heading into the postseason was whether the lack of experience in their starting rotation and the absence of a true "ace" would come back to bite them...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 3,907 reads 6 comments

  13. 2013 MLB Postseason Stock Watch for Upcoming Free Agents, Week 1

    How a player performs when the games matter most could have an affect on his overall value, which is of greater importance to those who are eligible for free agency at season's end...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 4,731 reads 4 comments

  14. Building a 25-Man Super Team Using All 2013 ALDS, NLDS Playoff Teams

    For a team to get to the postseason, it usually takes the effort of a full 25-man roster and, in most cases, as many as 30-35 players throughout the 162-game regular season...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 2,940 reads 10 comments

  15. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Cleveland Indians

    The Cleveland Indians' early exit from the playoffs shouldn't cloud a terrific first season under new manager Terry Francona. The Tribe went from a fourth-place, 94-loss team in 2012 to 92 wins and a wild-card berth this year...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 13,128 reads 16 comments

  16. Roster-Depth Issues That Could Cost MLB Teams in the 2013 Postseason

    While roster depth can certainly be most important as teams battle for 162 regular games and often lose key players along the way, a lack of talent at any particular position can still be exposed in the postseason...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 4,029 reads 4 comments

  17. Next Steps: Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Cincinnati Reds

    An early exit from the playoffs after Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh in the NL Wild Card Game could raise several questions in Cincinnati , according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports ...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 16,361 reads 17 comments

  18. Complete Offseason Guide, Predictions for the Texas Rangers

    The Rangers continue to take minor steps backwards since their heartbreaking World Series loss back in 2011...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 14,023 reads 36 comments

  19. Potential Offseason Targets for Each of MLB's Non-Playoff Teams

    As of Monday morning, the season was officially over for 19 MLB teams. Some of them are disappointed with their overall performance. Some of them made progress and are satisfied with the direction of the organization...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 3,430 reads 7 comments

  20. 2014 MLB Free Agents: Position by Position Rankings

    The free-agent market will officially be opening for business at the conclusion of the World Series, and there is no shortage of impact players who will be available...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 19,722 reads 29 comments

  21. Updated Stock Watch for Upcoming MLB Free Agents, Week 26

    Some struggling free agents-to-be are wishing the season could've ended in August because their stock has done nothing but drop in September...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 2,861 reads 4 comments

  22. Surprise Players Who Could Be Left off MLB Postseason Rosters

    Playoff rosters are constructed a bit differently than regular season rosters because teams don't need five starting pitchers or, in most cases, more than five or six bullpen arms because of the two expected days off in each five or seven-game series...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 3,826 reads 5 comments

  23. MLB Players Who Can Leverage Strong Postseasons into Huge Contracts

    At the end of the 2012 regular season, San Francisco Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro had obviously boosted his value by hitting .362 in 61 games after being acquired from the Colorado Rockies...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 1,222 reads 2 comments

  24. MLB Free Agents 2014: Ranking the 25 Best Values on the Market

    The best players on the free-agent market don't always turn out to be great values. It's uncommon for a player with such high expectations and that big of a paycheck to outplay his contract...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 16,857 reads 19 comments

  25. Previewing Free Agent Names the Atlanta Braves Should Be Chasing This Offseason

    Like the Red Sox, whose offseason free agent targets I previewed yesterday , the Braves are one of the best teams in baseball without too many weaknesses on their current roster...

    Jason Martinez Written by Jason Martinez about 1 year ago 6,272 reads 15 comments