1. 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 7 months ago 24,714 reads 151 comments

  2. 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 7 months ago 13,888 reads 86 comments

  3. 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 7 months ago 19,459 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 7 months ago 46,702 reads 226 comments

  5. 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 7 months ago 11,454 reads 24 comments

  6. 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 7 months ago 22,476 reads 87 comments

  7. 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 24,955 reads 45 comments

  8. 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 7,231 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 14,791 reads 65 comments

  10. 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 10,093 reads 14 comments

  11. 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 11,749 reads 6 comments

  12. 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 33,104 reads 23 comments

  13. 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 7,851 reads 21 comments

  14. A-Rod's Outrage at Appeal Process Is Writing on the Wall for Long Suspension

    Whatever remnants of goodwill that might have still existed between Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball in this ongoing appeals process essentially walked out the door Wednesday along with the New York Yankees third baseman...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 86,100 reads 236 comments

  15. Why Alex Rodriguez's Appeal Is Slowing Down the 2014 Free-Agent Market

    A few weeks into the offseason, the open market isn't quite yet, well, open for business. The biggest name to sign a deal with a new team is.....

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 11,089 reads 13 comments

  16. Why Jhonny Peralta Is a Great Fit for the New York Yankees

    For the New York Yankees , he could be Jhonny on the spot. Bad joke aside, Jhonny Peralta in pinstripes in 2014 does, in fact, make a lot of sense...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 8,346 reads 11 comments

  17. Is David Price or Max Scherzer the Better Blockbuster Trade Target?

    David Price and Max Scherzer have quite a bit in common these days. Both were first-round picks less than a year apart who debuted in the majors in 2008. Both are top-of-the-rotation starting pitchers on perennial playoff contenders...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 4,069 reads 6 comments

  18. 6 Key Stats MLB General Managers Should Prioritize in Finding Free-Agent Values

    Baseball isn't played on spreadsheets, but to an extent, it can be evaluated on them. Free agency is just one aspect in which knowing the numbers can be a way for teams to make better decisions and even find the occasional value signing...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 7,580 reads 6 comments

  19. Can Miguel Cabrera Go After Barry Bonds' MLB Record 4 Straight MVPs?

    For Miguel Cabrera , 2013 turned out an awful lot like 2012. The Detroit Tigers star, who has ascended to the throne as the best hitter in Major League Baseball, won his second ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 19,769 reads 163 comments

  20. Painting the Landscape of a True MLB MVP Season

    Thursday is Most Valuable Player Day. With Major League Baseball set to announce the two winners of the award for 2013 — one each from the American and National Leagues ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 4,394 reads 28 comments

  21. Why Andrew McCutchen, Miguel Cabrera Deserve 2013 MLB MVP Awards

    For a change, instead of harping on the "why not," let's focus on the "why." Very often when it comes to an awards season or decision that requires a vote in any field—be ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 4,140 reads 51 comments

  22. Max Scherzer Trade Rumors: MLB Teams That Can Pull off Blockbuster

    Max Scherzer is on the verge of winning the American League Cy Young Award. Is he also on the verge of being traded? "On the verge" might be a bit strong, given that a top-of-the-rotation ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 17,455 reads 47 comments

  23. Is Jose Fernandez Poised to Turn 2013 ROY Award into 2014 NL Cy Young?

    If Jose Fernandez 's performance this season was on the stage instead of the mound, everyone watching in the audience would be screaming one word: "Encore!" In his rookie campaign ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 6,884 reads 20 comments

  24. Are the Braves Making a Big Mistake Deserting Turner Field?

    You can take the Braves out of Atlanta, but can you take the Atlanta out of the Braves? With news coming out on Monday that the Braves are planning to relocate to Cobb County from ...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 10,228 reads 50 comments

  25. Is 2013 Rookie Class' Rapid Rise to Stardom a Sign of Things to Come?

    It's fitting that Rookie of the Year is the first of Major League Baseball's individual awards, because the youngsters in the game are so impatient these days. In a good way...

    Jason Catania Written by Jason Catania about 8 months ago 8,301 reads 28 comments