1. Nelson Cruz Splash Could Finally End Mariners' 13-Year Postseason Drought

    The Seattle Mariners are betting big that Nelson Cruz , whose 40 home runs led all of Major League Baseball in 2014, can help get them to the playoffs for the first time in a long time...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 26 days ago 41,039 reads 51 comments

  2. Blockbuster Josh Donaldson Trade Shows Jays All-in for 2015, A's Retooling Again

    While the rest of Major League Baseball was spending the evening of Black Friday recovering from all the hectic holiday shopping and Thanksgiving leftovers, the Toronto Blue Jays ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 29 days ago 43,532 reads 69 comments

  3. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 4

    Major League Baseball's offseason is barely a month old, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—around a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 30 days ago 20,634 reads 26 comments

  4. Has Wild MLB Spending Actually Made International Free Agents a Bargain?

    Major League Baseball's offseason isn't yet a month old, and teams have already spent upward of $400 million combined in free agency, a majority of which came from the Boston Red ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 8,217 reads 9 comments

  5. Why Yasmany Tomas Could Be MLB's Next Cuban Phenom

    After weeks of speculation and intrigue, Major League Baseball's next great Cuban import is here. Slugging outfielder Yasmany Tomas has agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks , according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 7,926 reads 12 comments

  6. Why It'd Be Foolish to Make Blockbuster Troy Tulowitzki Trade This Winter

    For the first time in forever, the Colorado Rockies have indicated they are willing to listen on Troy Tulowitzki , as Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported earlier in the offseason...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 18,573 reads 24 comments

  7. Is John Smoltz Worthy of Being First-Ballot 2015 Hall of Famer?

    The chance for debate in Major League Baseball never ends. The individual awards were just handed out, and as if on cue, here comes the announcement for the 2015 Baseball Hall of ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 8,687 reads 48 comments

  8. Hanley Ramirez, Pablo Sandoval Deals Tip of Iceberg for Latest Red Sox Reload

    The Boston Red Sox had a busy day on Monday, working out deals with both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval , arguably the top two hitters in free agency...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 130,515 reads 186 comments

  9. MLB Teams That Look Most Aggressive to Make Waves This Offseason

    Major League Baseball's offseason is anything but. The games may have ended in October, but the action is still ongoing...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 70,257 reads 73 comments

  10. Best Potential Jay Bruce Trade Packages and Landing Spots

    Coming off a 2014 season that was disappointing for both the Cincinnati Reds and Jay Bruce , it's being reported the club might be dangling the two-time All-Star outfielder, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 31,292 reads 64 comments

  11. Time for Yankees Universe to Give Up on Troy Tulowitzki Replacing Jeter

    In many ways, for many reasons, the New York Yankees trading for Troy Tulowitzki makes sense. After all, they're the major-market, deep-pocketed, All-Star-obtaining Yankees, and ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 19,462 reads 45 comments

  12. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-2015 MLB Offseason, Week 3

    Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 33,624 reads 13 comments

  13. Playing Fact or Fiction with MLB's Latest Offseason Rumors

    When it comes to Major League Baseball's offseason, the speculation and rumors are at least half the fun. The rest, of course, is actually finding out which players were traded for each other and who signed with what team and for how much...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 70,646 reads 28 comments

  14. Billy Butler Is Curious Fit for Oakland A's and Pitcher-Friendly Stadium

    In the world of Major League Baseball's offseason, with teams trying to obtain and jettison players all at once with the goal of getting better, not every signing, trade or transaction makes sense right away...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 20,981 reads 14 comments

  15. Is Andrew Miller or David Robertson the Best Closer on Free-Agent Market?

    The titular question posed above has a bit of a trick element to it, because although David Robertson spent the entire 2014 season as the closer for the New York Yankees, Andrew Miller has not yet taken on the ninth inning in his big league career...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 2,696 reads 5 comments

  16. Giancarlo Stanton Wins Lottery, but No Pro Athlete Is Worth $325 Million

    Are you jealous of Giancarlo Stanton , the Miami Marlins outfielder who, as you've heard by now, has agreed to a record-setting contract that will pay him $325 million ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 49,310 reads 166 comments

  17. Jason Heyward-Shelby Miller Blockbuster Trade a Win-Win Move Each Had to Make

    Major League Baseball's offseason went from a simmering stove to a burning-hot one in no time at all by midday Monday...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 45,768 reads 66 comments

  18. Changes MLB Can Make to Fix the Qualifying Offer Dilemma in Free Agency

    The qualifying offer slump now has reached epic proportions, to the point where Major League Baseball should be at least a little worried that this still relatively recent format just isn't going to hack it...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 18,676 reads 58 comments

  19. Updating the Hottest Questions of the 2014-15 MLB Offseason, Week 2

    Major League Baseball's offseason has just begun, and already there are all sorts of rumors and speculation—and questions—surrounding a number of free agents and trade candidates, as well as teams' objectives and plans of attack...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 17,226 reads 10 comments

  20. 5 Important Takeaways from 2014 MLB Awards Week

    Major League Baseball's awards week is over. But just because all of the hardware has been handed out doesn't mean there's nothing left to discuss about the honors...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 6,868 reads 7 comments

  21. Corey Kluber Completes Meteoric Rise with Surprising AL Cy Young Win

    In the immediate aftermath of Corey Kluber winning the American League Cy Young—the first after-season award outcome that might be viewed as a surprise, albeit far from a ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 16,389 reads 20 comments

  22. Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross, Ian Kennedy Shake Up the MLB Trade Market

    A market that already is chock-full of quality top- and mid-rotation arms is adding even more quantity to the quality, as the latest report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports indicates ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 8,197 reads 14 comments

  23. Why Pablo Sandoval and the Boston Red Sox Would Be Match Made in Heaven

    The Boston Red Sox need Pablo Sandoval more than Sandoval needs the Red Sox. But that doesn't mean such a pairing wouldn't be a great match for both sides...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 30,231 reads 59 comments

  24. Jose Abreu's Unanimous AL ROY Validates Big MLB Dollars Poured into Cuban Market

    What's great news for Jose Abreu, the Chicago White Sox first baseman who deservedly won the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday evening, is even better news for his fellow countrymen...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 5,255 reads 7 comments

  25. Jimmy Rollins, Elvis Andrus or Alexei Ramirez: Who Is Best Derek Jeter Heir?

    Entering the 2014-15 Major League Baseball offseason, the New York Yankees are in a position they've been wholly unfamiliar with for more or less 20 years—on two accounts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 1 month ago 10,878 reads 25 comments