1. MLB Free Agents Getting a Raw Deal This Offseason

    James Shields is having an awful offseason. The veteran starter posted a 3.21 ERA in 2014 and has racked up at least 200 innings of work in eight consecutive seasons, and yet he is still looking for a new employer as spring training rapidly approaches.

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  2. MLB Teams Already Being Overhyped Heading into 2015

    Just ask the 2014 Texas Rangers. MLB teams don't win World Series rings in the offseason. Last winter, the American League West club was widely hyped after bringing in Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 3 days ago 24,781 reads 133 comments

  3. Meet the Future MLB Superstars You've Probably Never Heard of

    It takes a lot to go from a minor league standout to a MLB superstar. Simply put, that's a leap that very few prospects ever make. What follows is a look around the minors at five future MLB superstars you've probably never heard of...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 4 days ago 14,728 reads 20 comments

  4. Top Backup Plans for Each Loser of the Max Scherzer Sweepstakes

    After months of patiently waiting, Max Scherzer has finally found a new employer. The right-handed starter has landed with the Washington Nationals to join a super-rotation in ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 6 days ago 46,420 reads 125 comments

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

    Spring training can be stressful. That's definitely the case for outfielders on the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox, as there are simply way too many players and not enough spots in the respective lineups...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 9 days ago 77,674 reads 52 comments

  6. Playing Contender or Pretender with MLB's Most Active Teams This Winter

    Some MLB executives just never seem to leave the office. Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane and Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein both fit that description...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 11 days ago 18,273 reads 97 comments

  7. Predicting Which Team Will Undergo MLB's Next Full-Blown Fire Sale

    Now is not the time to panic. There are still more than two-and-a-half months before the MLB regular season gets underway, but it's also not too early to look out onto the horizon ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 13 days ago 25,127 reads 36 comments

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

    From the Chicago Cubs bringing in Joe Maddon to the Toronto Blue Jays handing out a monster deal to Russell Martin, MLB teams have made some good decisions and some not-so-good ones this offseason...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 16 days ago 78,601 reads 130 comments

  9. Where the Star-Studded 2015 MLB Hall of Fame Class Ranks All-Time

    The 2015 MLB Hall of Fame class is historically impressive. The following four players are all be headed to Cooperstown this summer, per the MLB Twitter account : Craig Biggio ...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 19 days ago 40,371 reads 91 comments

  10. Predicting Final Landings Spots for Top 10 Available MLB Offseason Targets

    There's no other way to put it: The MLB offseason market for bats is looking bleak. While the offensive options are extremely limited, there are still some prominent pitchers up for grabs on the free-agent and trade fronts...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 20 days ago 32,496 reads 42 comments

  11. Important 2014 MLB Trends That Will Continue to Impact MLB in 2015

    From the rise of the super bullpen to the successful implementation of the instant-replay system, there was a lot going on in MLB in 2014...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 22 days ago 23,379 reads 37 comments

  12. New Year's Resolutions for All 30 MLB Teams in 2015

    Let's be honest: New Year's resolutions almost never work out. Of course, that's no reason not to make them in the first place...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 25 days ago 116,867 reads 141 comments

  13. Best Potential Trade Packages, Landing Spots for Troy Tulowitzki

    Troy Tulowitzki sure draws a lot of trade interest for a player who has an extremely difficult time staying on the field. Over the past three seasons, the 30-year-old has missed out on 222 games due to an assortment of injuries...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 27 days ago 39,539 reads 49 comments

  14. Ranking the Top 10 MLB Offseason Classes Based on Value Rating

    It's not easy to find value on the MLB offseason market. Just take a look at the Toronto Blue Jays, who landed one of the best catchers in baseball but had to dish out a five-year, $82 million deal to bring Russell Martin to the Rogers Centre...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 29 days ago 36,402 reads 76 comments

  15. Playing Panic or Patience on MLB's Most Inactive Contenders

    From the San Francisco Giants to the Washington Nationals, some of the best teams of 2014 have endured underwhelming offseasons...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 47,503 reads 85 comments

  16. Previewing 10 Heated MLB Position Battles After Pile of Offseason Moves

    It sure has been a busy MLB offseason. Nearly all the impact free agents have signed big-money deals, and teams like the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres have been ripping off trades at a ridiculous rate...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 33,258 reads 34 comments

  17. MLB Teams Most Desperately Needing a Big Splash Before It's Too Late

    Let's be honest—for some MLB clubs the offseason has been puzzling at best and downright disastrous at worst. Take the Oakland Athletics, who have spent the winter selling off all of the team's most valuable assets...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 16,131 reads 27 comments

  18. Odds of Each Suitor Acquiring Top Remaining 2014 MLB Free-Agent, Trade Targets

    From Max Scherzer to Jordan Zimmermann, there are still some big-time arms up for grabs on the 2014 MLB free-agent and trade markets. While there are lots of front-line starters to be had, the pool of impact bats has all but dried up...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 9,143 reads 6 comments

  19. Key MLB Free Agents Opting for 'Greener Pastures' an Early Offseason Trend

    So far, the MLB offseason has been the winter of jumping ship. With the exception of Victor Martinez, who re-signed with the Detroit Tigers on a four-year, $68 million deal, all of the big-name free agents will be playing for new teams in 2015...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 16,884 reads 18 comments

  20. Re-Ranking the Top 25 Available MLB Free Agents Post-Winter Meetings

    The MLB free-agent market is getting light, really light. Max Scherzer and James Shields still headline the class of arms, but as far as position players go, there's Melky Cabrera and not a whole lot else...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 65,738 reads 68 comments

  21. MLB Winter Meetings 2014 Day 3: Analyzing Impact of All the Latest Deals, Rumors

    The Los Angeles Dodgers had a busy day in San Diego. On the final day of the 2014 MLB winter meetings, the National League West club completely reshuffled its middle infield...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 57,046 reads 39 comments

  22. All 30 MLB Teams' Updated To-Do List Entering the 2014 Winter Meetings

    From Jon Lester to Melky Cabrera, there are still some prominent pitchers and impact bats up for grabs as the 2014 MLB winter meetings kick off...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 51,361 reads 64 comments

  23. What If the 2014-2015 MLB Free-Agent Class Could Form Its Own Team?

    Imagine a team built entirely of players from the 2014-2015 MLB free-agent class. No general manager would ever do that. No GM could ever do that. It would be far too expensive...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 19,918 reads 16 comments

  24. 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents Who Suddenly Look Like Huge Values

    The MLB free-agent market is drying up fast. That is especially true with the pool of bats. The biggest names like Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval, Nelson Cruz, Victor Martinez and Russell Martin have already inked deals of four seasons or more...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 27,597 reads 17 comments

  25. MLB Teams Should Be Saving Blank Checks for Next Year's Free-Agent Class

    Sometimes it's best not to spend all of your money in one place. For MLB clubs, sometimes it's best not to spend all of their money in one offseason. That's starting to look like the case this year...

    Karl Buscheck Written by Karl Buscheck about 1 month ago 10,143 reads 13 comments