1. The MLB Team Most Desperate to Acquire Each Star Winter-Meetings Target

    The MLB winter meetings are in full swing at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Tires are being kicked. Agents and general managers are glued to their phones...

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  2. BS Meter on All the MLB Winter Meetings' Top Free-Agency/Trade Rumors

    MLB 's winter meetings kicked off Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Just before that, slugger Giancarlo Stanton was traded from the Miami Marlins to the New York Yankees and two-way Japanese ...

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  3. MLB Teams Set Up to Be the Biggest Losers of the 2017-18 Offseason

    Every MLB team enters the offseason with a worst-case scenario. With all the top free agents and trade targets still on the board, every team can technically avoid that fate...

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  4. Yankees Gutting Farm for Manny Machado Blockbuster Would Be Huge Mistake

    The baseball world is waiting with bated breath for the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes to conclude. Until then, we may not see much action on the trade or free-agent fronts. In the meantime, another heavy hitter has elbowed into the picture...

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  5. Why Each Top Suitor Will, Won't Pull off Giancarlo Stanton Trade Blockbuster

    Giancarlo Stanton is on the trading block. Maybe you've heard, or maybe you reside under a hunk of metamorphic matter. The Miami Marlins want to shed payroll under a new ownership group fronted by Derek Jeter...

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  6. Deal or No Deal: MLB Trade Predictions 1 Week From the Winter Meetings

    Baseball's annual winter meetings kick off on Dec. 10, and the hot stove is lukewarm at best. That's partly because everyone is waiting for the Miami Marlins to move Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs...

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  7. Biggest Hole Every MLB Team Desperately Needs to Fill This Offseason

    Every MLB team enters the offseason with multiple needs. There's no such thing as a squad with only one item on its winter shopping list, and that includes the legitimate World Series hopefuls...

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  8. MLB Rumors: BS Meter on Giancarlo Stanton, Shohei Ohtani, Other Hot-Stove Buzz

    With Thanksgiving behind us and the MLB winter meetings set to kick off Dec. 10, the offseason hot stove is stuck somewhere between tepid and ice cold...

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  9. Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2017-18 Offseason Scenario

    Every MLB franchise enters the offseason with dreams. Unfortunately, like all dreams, they can curdle into nightmares. In some cases, it's a club failing to acquire the assets necessary to remain a viable contender or vault toward a title...

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  10. Shohei Otani's Muddied Path to MLB Leaves Worldwide Megastar's Dream in Flux

    Shohei Otani is the most exciting player who might not sign an MLB contract this winter. To be fair, Otani is arguably the most exciting available player, period...

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  11. Each MLB Team's Most Untouchable Prospect This Offseason

    As MLB 's hot stove ignites, trade rumors will crackle. Inevitably, many will involve highly rated prospects. That's usually the only way to swing a seismic swap: You've got to give something to get something...

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  12. How All 30 MLB Teams Rank as Potential Free-Agent Destinations This Winter

    In the coming months, a gaggle of MLB free agents will decide what laundry to wear next season. Some will pick from multiple suitors; others will settle for what they can get...

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  13. Red Sox Should Run Away From $100 Million Eric Hosmer Mistake

    The Boston Red Sox are going to make moves this winter. Sure, they've won back-to-back American League East titles, but each time they've failed to advance past the division series...

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  14. Metrics 101: Best Bargain Buys in 2017-2018 MLB Free Agency

    We're still a few weeks away from the annual Black Friday madness, but it's not too early to talk about bargains...

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  15. How Yu Darvish's Back-to-Back World Series Duds Will Impact Free-Agent Worth

    Yu Darvish is an ace. Someone is going to pay him accordingly. Let's get that out of the way. In fact, Darvish and Jake Arrieta might be the only true aces on an otherwise muddled starting pitching market...

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  16. Masahiro Tanaka Should Opt Out of Yankees Megadeal, Become Elite FA

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. As New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka enters the most pivotal offseason of his MLB career, he'd do well to heed those four words...

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  17. Cubs Will Have to Trade Young Star Like Javier Baez to Fix Bigger Problems

    The Chicago Cubs won the World Series in 2016 and advanced to the National League Championship Series in 2017. To say they're in crisis mode would be overly dramatic, bordering on hysterical...

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  18. 2017 World Series Enters All-Time Elite Due to Alleged Juiced Balls, HR Record

    Catch your breath, baseball fans. The 2017 World Series isn't over yet. Even if it ended now, however, through some act of God or Congress, it would rank among the most unforgettable of all time...

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  19. Yankees Will Regret Pushing Joe Girardi Away, Putting Bright Future in Flux

    On Thursday, the New York Yankees cut manager Joe Girardi loose, per the team's official public relations Twitter feed . His current contract was up at the end of the month, so he wasn't technically fired...

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  20. Cy Young Winner Jake Arrieta Could Bolt Cubs for Massive $100M Payday

    If Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers was Jake Arrieta 's swan song in a Chicago Cubs uniform, at least he went out on a winning note...

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  21. MLB Metrics 101: Updated Postseason MVP Rankings on Eve of World Series

    The Los Angeles Dodgers punched their World Series ticket Thursday with an 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. The New York Yankees can do the same with a win Friday against the Houston Astros, or the 'stros can force a decisive Game 7...

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  22. Clayton Kershaw Can Erase Playoff Failures By Pitching Dodgers to World Series

    The Los Angeles Dodgers failed to punch their World Series ticket on Wednesday. Up 3-0 in their National League Championship Series matchup with the Chicago Cubs , the Dodgers lost 3-2 at Wrigley Field...

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  23. Comeback-Kid Yankees Are Scary with Awakening of Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez

    This wasn't supposed to be the New York Yankees' year. Just don't tell the Yankees. After dropping the first two games of the American League Championship Series to the 101-win Houston Astros, the Yanks won Game 3 8-1 on Monday...

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  24. 10 Pitchers Who Will Break out as MLB's Next Wave of 100 MPH Flamethrowers

    The 2017 MLB campaign will be remembered for home runs, and for good reason. Hitters across both leagues broke the record for most dingers in a season. It was also a big year for pitching velocity, though...

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  25. Dallas Keuchel Continues to Be Yankees' Worst Nightmare in Game 1 Masterpiece

    Dallas Keuchel has been many things in his Houston Astros career: Gold Glove recipient, All-Star Game starter, undisputed ace, Cy Young Award winner. Now, add another accolade to the left-hander's sterling resume: New York Yankees slayer...

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