1. MLB Trade Speculation: Players That Could Be Traded by Opening Day

    The big dogs are finally off the market. That means the rest of the hot stove dominoes will begin to fall. That could be as remaining free-agent signings or via trade for many teams...

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  2. MLB Free Agency: Even with Stephen Drew Red Sox Still Have Plenty of Work to Do

    The definition of the word "restraint" is, as a noun, a measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control or within limits. The Boston Red Sox have been a shining example of what restraint can mean in Major League Baseball...

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  3. MLB Trade Rumors: Odds Ellsbury, Stanton and Other Top Stars Are Traded

    R.A. Dickey is the latest big name to find a new home this winter, having been reportedly traded from the New York Mets to the Toronto Blue Jays provided he agrees to a contract extension ( according to Fox Sports )...

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  4. MLB Free Agency: Analyzing How Much Money Each Team Still Has Left to Spend

    Baseball fans have gotten a taste of what has been cooking on the hot stove thus far this winter. We have witnessed history being made, as Zack Greinke signed a six-year, $147 million ...

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  5. James Shields: Will the Kansas City Royals Contend in 2013 with New Ace?

    Most of America will be waking up this morning to read about the blockbuster deal that took place in Major League Baseball last night...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Rounding Up All the Latest Buzz and Speculation

    Finally baseball fans are starting to see the Hot Stove heat up a bit. Michael Young gets traded to the Phillies, Zack Greinke signs with the Dodgers, and now the rest of the market should begin to take shape...

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  7. MLB Free Agency: Examining the Scott Boras Factor

    There is one name that is heard most often among baseball circles this time of year, and it is not the name of a player. His name is synonymous with money and power in Major League Baseball...

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  8. The 20 Worst First-Round Draft Picks in MLB History

    Nothing in life can truly be considered a "sure thing." The 2007 New England Patriots know that. After going 16-0 during the regular season and winning both of their playoff games ...

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  9. MLB Free Agency: What Adding Shane Victorino Could Mean to the Boston Red Sox

    Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington has certainly proven himself this winter as being a man of discipline. Well, thus far anyway...

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  10. 15 Biggest Egos in Baseball

    Pulitzer Prize winning writer John Steinbeck once said: "It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system...

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  11. 2012 MLB Free Agency: Gary Sheffield Talks to B/R About His Company, HOF & More

    For 20 seasons in Major League Baseball, Gary Sheffield terrorized opposing pitchers, belting 509 home runs (24th all-time) while driving in 1,676 RBI during his illustrious career...

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  12. 3 Skills B.J. Upton Brings to the Atlanta Braves Lineup

    It is being reported by multiple sources including ESPN's Jerry Crasnick via his Twitter page , that free agent outfielder B.J. Upton has signed a five-year deal with the Atlanta Braves ...

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  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Breaking Down Best Destinations for Top 5 Available Pitchers

    In terms of market strength, this winter's free agent class of pitchers is not considered to be one of the stronger ones in recent memory...

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  14. MLB Offseason Calendar Dates Every Fan Must Know

    With 90 days remaining until spring training, there are still several important dates to keep in mind as a fan of the greatest game. There will be plenty of news and noteworthy events taking place, most of which will be surrounding the following dates...

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  15. MLB Free Agency: Lance Berkman to the Red Sox Would Make Sense

    In her piece for ESPN.com's Sweet Spot blog , Christina Kahrl makes a compelling case for what the Boston Red Sox need to do this winter to remain contenders in 2013...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,503 reads 13 comments

  16. 2013 MLB Free Agents: Determining the Best Fits for Winter's Top 5 Free Agents

    The 2012 Major League Baseball winter meetings are already underway in Indian Wells, California, and the landscape of free-agent chatter has been rumbling like a California earthquake...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 5,659 reads 2 comments

  17. Cy Young 2012: Why Los Angeles Teams Should Sweep the Award

    This year, fans of either Los Angeles based baseball team will have one point of pride to hang their hats on, both will lay claim to a 2012 Cy Young Award Winner...

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  18. MLB Free Agency: Determining Adam LaRoche's Best Fit

    For the first time in his career, Adam LaRoche will likely cash-in during free agency. LaRoche is a career .268/.338/.482/.820 batter with one Gold Glove award to his credit...

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  19. MLB Free Agency: Chicago Cubs Quietly Looking to Bolster Starting Rotation

    Dan Haren, Brandon McCarthy and Shaun Marcum are all names that have been tied to the Chicago Cubs over the past week with little press surrounding them...

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  20. MLB Trade Speculation: Despite Familiarity, Red Sox and Indians Will Not Trade

    With the Winter Meetings just a few short weeks away, already there has been significant buzz surrounding trade partners and potential blockbusters occurring at the otherwise quiet event...

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  21. MLB Free Agency: Boston Red Sox Should Look Seriously at Signing Melky Cabrera

    As hard as it may seem, put aside any thoughts you have regarding Melky Cabrera and his PED suspension at the end of the 2012 season. Regardless of his indiscretions, Cabrera is a viable option to play the outfield at Fenway Park...

    Christopher Benvie Written by Christopher Benvie about almost 2 years ago 1,521 reads 7 comments

  22. Josh Hamilton Free Agency: Latest Rumors on Orioles, Mariners & More

    With every day that passes, more and more free-agent rumors start to swirl about. Josh Hamilton is far from exempt from these rumors...

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  23. Zack Greinke Free Agency Tracker: Latest Rumors on Angels, Rangers & More

    During the free agency winter of 2012, there is no more sought-after starting pitcher than Zack Greinke . CBS Sports' Jon Heyman and an "unnamed expert source" collaborated on an article to predict what the top free agents will sign for...

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  24. MLB Free Agency: Boston Red Sox and the Cody Ross Dilemma

    The Boston Red Sox have been unsuccessful in their attempts to re-sign Cody Ross thus far. While the team has taken care of arguably its two biggest issues this offseason—finding ...

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  25. MLB Free Agency: All the Latest Updates on Josh Hamilton's Suitors, Demands

    Last winter, Albert Pujols signed a 10-year, $250 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim...

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