1. Zack Greinke Traded to Milwaukee Brewers: Could the Royals Have Done Better?

    As soon as free agent starting pitcher Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, all eyes shifted to Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke ...

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  2. New York Mets: A Look at 6 Possible Starting Pitchers for 2011

    With ace Johan Santana out until at least the All-Star break with shoulder surgery, the New York Mets are desperately in need of starting pitching. As it stands now, the Mets' rotation consists of Mike Pelfrey, R...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 1,317 reads 7 comments

  3. How Close Was Mariano Rivera To Signing with the Boston Red Sox?

    It's been a disappointing offseason for the New York Yankees . Normally a lock to sign the best free agents available, the Yankees whiffed on Cliff Lee, despite having the larger offer...

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  4. New York Mets' Second Base Options Impressing in Winter League

    When the Mets take the field for 2011, not many people expect much success. Is anyone predicting a division title or a wild card berth? Probably not, but fans are watching specific areas of the team in hopes of seeing improvement...

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  5. Philadelphia Phillies Give Cliff Lee a Contract Full of Risks

    Now that Cliff Lee has finally made his decision, spurning superior offers from both the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers , we can move on...

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  6. Yankees' Antidote For Cliff Lee: Make The Games Shorter With Rafael Soriano

    Ken Rosenthal has recently suggested that the New York Yankees take a run at free agent reliever Rafael Soriano ...

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  7. MLB Power Rankings: The Most Improved Teams So Far This Offseason

    As the baseball offseason continues, teams are signing players in an attempt to improve their clubs. In a sport where one signing can turn an entire team around, there just aren't as many high-impact players available this offseason...

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  8. Cliff Lee To the Phillies Just Another Nail in the Mets' Coffin

    Well it's official. New York Mets fans can stop trying to figure out how the Mets can contend in 2011. They can stop dissecting GM Sandy Alderson's every word to figure out whether he views next season as a rebuilding season...

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  9. Cliff Lee To the Philadelphia Phillies: A Conspiracy Two Years in the Making

    Late last night, it was reported that the New York Yankees were out of the running to sign free agent pitcher Cliff Lee and that the Philadelphia Phillies were making a late push...

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  10. Cliff Lee: Is It Time for the Yankees To Give Lee a Deadline?

    While the baseball world continues to wait and wait and wait for free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee to make his decision, the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers remain the only two teams in line to sign him...

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  11. Russell Martin: Does Yankees' Interest Mean Cliff Lee to The Rangers?

    The New York Yankees have made an offer to free agent catcher Russell Martin. They have made it clear to Martin and his agent that they view him as a "starting catcher...

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  12. Cliff Lee: Don't Count Texas Rangers Out of Sweepstakes Just Yet

    While the baseball world watches and waits for Cliff Lee to make his final decision on where to pitch next season, the competition for his services has never been hotter...

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  13. New York Mets Take Two in Rule 5 Draft: A Look at Their Picks

    The New York Mets selected Toronto Blue Jays Triple-A second baseman Bradley Emaus and Baltimore Orioles Double-A pitcher Pedro Beato in the 2010 Rule 5 draft...

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  14. Cliff Lee Is Wasting Time: How Long Will the Yankees Wait?

    So far this offseason, the Yankees have been uncharacteristically quiet. Their biggest free agent target, Cliff Lee, hasn't even engaged them in formal discussions regarding a contract for next season...

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  15. Carl Crawford To Boston Red Sox Deal Guarantees Cliff Lee a 7-Year Contract

    As the Yankees continue their efforts to court free agent pitcher Cliff Lee, their fallback guy was Carl Crawford. Well, the Yankees can forget about that as Crawford has agreed to a seven-year, $142 million deal with the Boston Red Sox...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 326 reads 4 comments

  16. Carl Crawford Signs Seven-Year Deal With Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a seven-year, $142 million contract with free agent outfielder Carl Crawford . Last season for the Tampa Rays, Crawford hit .307 with 62 extra base hits...

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  17. Cliff Lee Might Cost The Yankees More Than Just Money

    While the Yankees have free agent pitcher Cliff Lee directly in their sights, the Winter Meetings continue around them. Teams are trying to find talent wherever they can in the hopes of bolstering their respective team for 2011...

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  18. New York Mets: Sandy Alderson or the Fans: Who's Side Are You On?

    With the Winter Meetings in full swing, teams are scrambling to find pieces to add. The New York Mets held nothing back in telling fans that they wouldn't be big players in free agency, but would be bringing back players...

    James Stewart-Meudt Written by James Stewart-Meudt about almost 4 years ago 389 reads 5 comments

  19. Mystery MLB Team Will Offer Cliff Lee a Seven Year Deal

    While the baseball world is transfixed on free agent pitcher Cliff Lee , everyone has an opinion on where he'll sign. Most people say the New York Yankees because they can offer the most money...

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  20. 'Til Death Do Us Part: Are Outlandish Contracts Good for Baseball?

    As baseball continues to evolve and new players crop up, talent is becoming a premium. Small market teams have to keep a different mentality than their large market counterparts...

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  21. MLB Trade Rumors: Dodgers Close to Acquiring Prince Fielder from Brewers?

    On the first day of the Winter Meetings, a very interesting rumor is being reported by multiple sources—the Los Angeles Dodgers are discussing a possible trade which would ...

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  22. New York Mets: Will Matt Harvey Impact the Team in 2011?

    With the seventh overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected 21-year-old Matt Harvey, starting pitcher from UNC. Originally drafted by the Angels in 2007, Harvey chose to attend college instead...

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  23. Ouch! Red Sox Fail To Sign Gonzalez While Werth Signs With Nationals`

    After making a trade with the San Diego Padres to acquire first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, the Boston Red Sox have reportedly failed to sign him to an extension. The Red Sox had until 2 p...

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  24. Can Derek Jeter Silence His Critics Next Season?

    Now that Derek Jeter is officially back where he belongs, we can look ahead to next season. Of course there is still a lot of decisions to be made, but Jeter is no longer one of them...

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  25. Derek Jeter Re-Signs With Yankees: So Who Won The Negotiations?

    With the announcement today that Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees have finally agreed on a new contract, the Yankees can turn their attention to their big offseason target—Cliff Lee...

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