1. How the Yankees Could Sign Masahiro Tanaka and Still Get Under $189 Million

    With regards to Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees , two things are clear: Tanaka wants to play Major League Baseball, and the Yankees want Tanaka ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 18,286 reads 58 comments

  2. How This MLB Offseason Will Impact the 2014-2015 Free-Agent Class

    In baseball, what happens one winter often impacts the next. That's especially true when it comes to free agency, as players who will be hitting the open market a year from now ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 10,731 reads 6 comments

  3. How Ryan Freel's Positive CTE Test Can Help Change MLB Policy on Concussions

    The sad part about the recent news that former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel , who committed suicide last December, was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy—known ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 4,805 reads 11 comments

  4. What MLB Teams Are Getting the Most Bang for Their Buck in Wild Offseason?

    In free agency, the name of the game is value. Of course, when there are a limited supply of players and a number of teams bidding for their services, it's hard to find value...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 10,334 reads 19 comments

  5. Best Available First-Base Options After James Loney Deal with Rays

    And then there was one. With news Friday that James Loney has re-upped with the Tampa Bay Rays for $21 million over three years, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , there aren't many first basemen of note left on the free-agent market..

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 9,242 reads 8 comments

  6. Best Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel

    The very thought of trading Craig Kimbrel can't help but rile up Atlanta Braves fans. Although it's not necessarily even an actual rumor, the concept of trading baseball's best ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 55,343 reads 174 comments

  7. The Art of Free-Agent Recruiting by Fellow MLB Players

    In free agency, money talks. But players do, too. While most in and around Major League Baseball would agree that dollar signs are the driving force in decision-making, there ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 1,966 reads 1 comments

  8. Fantasy Baseball Impact of All the 2013 Winter Meetings Moves

    Oddly enough, during the winter meetings, which came to an end Thursday, the hot stove went from boiling over to slightly simmering...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 3,333 reads 2 comments

  9. How the Masahiro Tanaka Posting Delay Is Impacting MLB Free Agency

    What do Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana and Matt Garza have in common? That's right: They're all big-name free-agent starting pitchers who are out there for the taking. To this point, though, nobody's done any taking...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 6,191 reads 4 comments

  10. Best Potential Trade Packages and Landing Spots for Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels

    The Philadelphia Phillies rebuild, it would appear, is on. Following a lengthy stretch of success during which they won five straight National League East division crowns and the ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 51,997 reads 109 comments

  11. Who Was Best Manager of Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre Hall of Fame Trio?

    Call it a win for Cooperstown—7,558 of them, to be exact. It's only fitting that Tony La Russa , Bobby Cox and Joe Torre should enter baseball's Hall of Fame together after being voted in unanimously by the Expansion Era Committee...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 7 months ago 15,180 reads 67 comments

  12. Fantasy Baseball Impact of Offseason Moves Heading into the Winter Meetings

    The hot stove is officially cookin ', but with Major League Baseball's winter meetings set to start on Monday, Dec...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 10,776 reads 5 comments

  13. Were Yankees Smart to Draw Line in Sand with Robinson Cano Negotiations?

    Options. That's what the New York Yankees have now, thanks to their firm stance against giving in to Robinson Cano . Sure, losing their best player when they wanted him to stay hurts...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 24,726 reads 151 comments

  14. Would Losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners Leave Yankees at a Dead End?

    The Seattle Mariners are blowin' up the New York Yankees ' spot, as the kids say. The Mariners have made it known to free agent Robinson Cano —the longtime Yankees second ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 13,898 reads 86 comments

  15. Predicting Domino Effect of Recent Wave of MLB Moves on 2013 Winter Meetings

    Science says that every action has a reaction. Same goes for baseball. Any one transaction in Major League Baseball has a domino effect, some of which are limited to a team or two, while others ripple throughout the sport...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 19,469 reads 17 comments

  16. Yankees Are Headed for Worse Fate Than Pre-2009 Offseason's Spending Spree

    The New York Yankees are spending like it's 2009 all over again. Too bad they need the outcome to be the same for the payout to pay off...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 46,716 reads 226 comments

  17. Where Will the Yankees Spend Robinson Cano's Money If He Signs Elsewhere?

    Robinson Cano , Seattle Mariner? If the latest report —that the Mariners have all of a sudden emerged as a serious threat to sign the five-time All-Star— is to ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 11,461 reads 24 comments

  18. Robinson Cano Is MLB's Least Sought-After Free Agent Superstar Since...

    For sale: Five-time All-Star second baseman with four top-10 MVP finishes; entering age-31 season; comes complete with championship ring, as well as whip-like bat used to smoke ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 22,479 reads 87 comments

  19. Why Shin-Soo Choo Is Worth Overpaying This Winter

    If you're a Major League Baseball general manager with about , oh, $100 million or so lying around this offseason to hand out to a free agent who can help your club next year and ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 24,964 reads 45 comments

  20. Red Sox's Title Has Brought Back Aggressive Yankees Offseason Plan

    Perhaps nothing in sports is more motivating than having to watch your archrival succeed. That's just what the New York Yankees spent this past October doing, though, as the ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 7,237 reads 25 comments

  21. Does Jhonny Peralta's Contract Give MLB Players More Incentive to Cheat?

    Cheaters never prosper, Mom and Dad always said. Boy, were they wrong. By now, no doubt, you've heard about the four-year, $52 million contract the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to with shortstop Jhonny Peralta , according to multiple reports ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 14,796 reads 65 comments

  22. How the Yankees Will Handle Offseason Moves in Each Likely A-Rod Scenario

    The New York Yankees made the first big-name, big-money free-agent signing of this offseason by signing catcher Brian McCann last week, but when and what their next moves might be depends at least in part on you-know-who...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 10,105 reads 14 comments

  23. Are MLB Teams Getting Good Bang for Their Buck Early on in Free Agency?

    While a pair of trades dominated this week's news in Major League Baseball's offseason, there have been some intriguing, under-the-radar signings to this point too. Clearly, though, the open market has yet to really get rolling...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 11,754 reads 6 comments

  24. Biggest Winners and Losers of David Freese for Peter Bourjos Trade

    It may not be as big or impactful of a trade as Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler was from earlier in the week, but the swap between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels does leave plenty to dissect and discuss...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 33,138 reads 23 comments

  25. Does Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Trade Mean Max Scherzer Is Staying in Detroit?

    The biggest move of the offseason so far was noteworthy solely based on the two All-Stars involved, but there's plenty of intrigue that extends to other players beyond just Prince Fielder and Ian Kinsler...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 7,866 reads 21 comments