1. 25 MLB Players Under the Most Pressure in 2014

    The lifestyle of an MLB player seems like a blast, right? Yes, unless you're an impending free agent, highly touted young player, oft-injured veteran or something in between. Then there's pressure...

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  2. Loudest Trade Buzz, Free Agency Updates for Every MLB Team Entering 2014

    Those of you who let holiday season shenanigans distract you from the MLB offseason are in luck. This list includes the most significant trade buzz and free agency updates for every team as the calendar flips to 2014...

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  3. Bold Predictions for All 30 MLB Teams in 2014

    The 2013 MLB season saw the Boston Red Sox rise from the AL East cellar to win the World Series and the San Francisco Giants, who were reigning champs, fall out of contention by the All-Star break...

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  4. Predicting 10 MLB Players Who Will Have Big Bounce-Back 2014 Seasons

    Looking at an MLB player's stats alone, it can be difficult to distinguish between simple disappointment and the onset of a decline...

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  5. MLB Trade Rumors: Top Prospects on the Trade Block, Holiday Edition

    MLB fans aren't waking up this Christmas morning to find new top prospects on their favorite teams. Contradicting the trends that apply to rest of the world, baseball shopping actually slows down during the holiday season...

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  6. What Every MLB Fanbase Wants for Christmas from Its Team

    MLB fanbases will spend the 2014 season depleting their bank accounts to support teams through the purchases of tickets and merchandise...

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  7. Is Grant Balfour Now a Viable Buy-Low Option on MLB Free-Agent Closer Market?

    After trading away closer Jim Johnson in early December, the Baltimore Orioles locked in on free agent Grant Balfour as their ideal replacement...

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  8. Offseason Mistakes MLB Teams Won't Be Able to Recover from

    Through less than two months of MLB offseason activity, a number of teams have already done irreparable damage...

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  9. Global Sporting Integration Could Ease Transition for Asian Players Joining MLB

    We don't know precisely when Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka will sign with an MLB team, but the consensus is that he'll thrive against major league competition...

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  10. Writing All 30 MLB Teams' Christmas Wish List

    Christmas—that much-anticipated time of year when we all get greedy. Why hold MLB teams to a higher standard? They too have shopping to complete this holiday season, and ...

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  11. 2014 MLB Free-Agent Tracker: Rumors, Destinations for Top 30 Remaining FAs

    The 2014 MLB free-agent class wasn't particularly deep to begin with, but because so many of its top members remain unsigned, there's bound to be a lot of excitement leading up to the new year...

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  12. What Omar Infante Deal Means for Short-Term Plans for Royals, Yankees

    The Kansas City Royals exacted their revenge on the New York Yankees, according to ESPN's Buster Olney , by outbidding them for second baseman Omar Infante . They agreed to terms Friday on a four-year, $30 million deal ...

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  13. Will Masahiro Tanaka Be Posted Now That Japanese Owners Will Help Foot the Bill?

    This coming Monday ought to be a day for rejoicing around Major League Baseball, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the revised posting system for international players will be ratified ...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 8 months ago 4,956 reads 14 comments

  14. All 30 MLB Teams' Biggest Needs, Targets Coming out of the Winter Meetings

    The MLB winter meetings were lacking in major transactions, but all 30 teams returned home with a better understanding of their roster needs and which players are capable of addressing them...

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  15. Top Offseason MLB Targets Whose Markets Are Starting to Dry Up

    During this MLB offseason, Stephen Drew was supposed to sign a long-term contract, Ubaldo Jimenez should've broken the bank in a thin class of free-agent pitchers and Brandon Phillips seemed certain to change addresses through trade...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 8 months ago 8,937 reads 8 comments

  16. 2014 MLB Free-Agent Tracker: Rumors, Destinations for Top 20 FAs

    Anxiety-driven MLB teams threw around gobs of cash prior to the Winter Meetings to complete high-profile free-agent signings. That continued as players, agents, executives and insiders descended on Lake Buena Vista, Fla from Dec...

    Ely Sussman Written by Ely Sussman about 8 months ago 249,100 reads 142 comments

  17. Are Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury Deals Enough to Offset Yankees' Losses?

    Nobody is offering the New York Yankees a shoulder to cry on following Friday's free-agent departures of Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson...

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  18. Grading Newest Wave of MLB Major Offseason Transactions

    Who needs the MLB winter meetings? Teams evidently didn't want to wait until the second week of December to complete major offseason transactions...

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  19. Twitter Reacts to Robinson Cano Signing 10-Year Deal with Mariners

    Robinson Cano , the consensus No. 1 free agent available this MLB offseason, has agreed to a lifetime contract with the Seattle Mariners , tweets ESPN Deportes ' Enrique Rojas: #Mariners and Cano agree...

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  20. Every MLB Team's 2013 Winter Meetings Wish List

    An enormous volume of transactions are always either conceived or completed during the MLB winter meetings. This year's edition will be held from Dec. 9 to Dec. 12 in Orlando, Fla...

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  21. MLB Teams That Have Actually Gotten Worse so Far This Offseason

    Yes, the MLB offseason is still young. The vast majority of free agents haven't been signed yet and several superstar-caliber trade candidates could soon affect the competitive landscape...

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  22. MLB Offseason: Best-Case Scenarios for All 30 Teams This Winter

    New York Yankees president Randy Levine tells MLB .com's Bryan Hoch that his club has "Plan B, C, D and E" prepared in case Robinson Cano departs via free agency...

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  23. MLB Free Agents in the Best, Worst Bargaining Positions at 1-Month Mark

    During MLB free agency, teams covet youth, consistency, unique skill sets and any productive players who can be obtained without sacrificing future draft picks...

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  24. High-Risk Moves MLB Teams Should Make This Offseason

    No World Series champion has ever been constructed without some risky maneuvers from the front office. During this 2013-14 MLB offseason, teams with obvious roster deficiencies ...

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  25. Every MLB Team's Best Free-Agent Signing of the Past 5 Years

    MLB free agency is a risky business in which veteran players—most of them beyond their physical primes—fight for the biggest payday possible...

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