1. How Will Kershaw, King Felix and Verlander Be Paid After Zack Greinke's Deal?

    As expected, Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers raised the bar for pitcher contracts with his six-year, $147 million deal . With his brand-new agreement, Greinke becomes MLB 's highest-paid right-handed pitcher, surpassing the $127...

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  2. Can Dodgers Handle 'Favorites' Pressure After Zack Greinke, Ryu Hyun-Jin Deals?

    Is it "World Series or bust" for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013? After finishing eight games out of first place in the NL West and two games away from the second NL wild-card ...

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  3. Hall of Fame Vote 2013: Why Sammy Sosa Doesn't Deserve to Be in Cooperstown

    For a five- to six-year span, Sammy Sosa was one of the best home run hitters in MLB . With Sosa eligible to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time, the question ...

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  4. Predicting Landing Spots for Top MLB Free Agents Left After Winter Meetings

    There was certainly no guarantee that the top MLB free agents would sign contracts during this week's winter meetings...

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  5. Where Will the Dodgers Throw Their Cash If They Walk Away from Zack Greinke?

    Could the Los Angeles Dodgers really lose out on Zack Greinke ? The idea seemed impossible just a few days ago...

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  6. Winter Meetings 2012: Report Card Grades for Every Impact Deal

    Baseball's winter meetings for 2012 are finished, and the annual pow-wow didn't produce many splashy headlines. There were no big free-agent signings like last year, when Albert Pujols and C...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 16,080 reads 40 comments

  7. How Ben Revere Trade Impacts the Philadelphia Phillies' Offseason Plans

    While other teams in the NL East have been making major moves this offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies have been quiet. The Atlanta Braves signed B.J...

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  8. How Mariners Can Sign Josh Hamilton by Helping Rangers Get Justin Upton

    As much as we may want to believe otherwise, the Seattle Mariners may really have a chance to sign free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton ...

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  9. Winter Meetings 2012: Winners and Losers of Day 3 in Nashville

    The third day of MLB 's winter meetings was a slow one for anyone looking for a splashy signing or blockbuster trade. Not a whole lot happened in Nashville on Wednesday (Dec. 5). That's not to say that nothing happened, however...

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  10. Are the Boston Red Sox Already Squandering Their New-Found Payroll Flexibility?

    The Boston Red Sox were released from payroll purgatory after trading Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto and over $260 million in combined salaries to the Los Angeles Dodgers in late August...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 5,885 reads 11 comments

  11. Justin Upton Trade Rumors: Do Rangers, Indians or Mariners Have Best Chance?

    One of these days, the Arizona Diamondbacks have to trade Justin Upton , right? Either that or just stop talking about it and make him the cornerstone player of the franchise...

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  12. Hall of Fame Vote 2013: Why Barry Bonds Deserves to Be in Cooperstown

    Barry Bonds is essentially the cover image for the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote. Is he getting in on the first ballot, or will voters penalize him for steroid use, an enhancement ...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 4,131 reads 129 comments

  13. Would Zack Greinke or R.A. Dickey Be a Better Fit with LA Dodgers?

    Trade rumors involving R.A. Dickey have generated plenty of buzz during the first two days of MLB 's winter meetings. But there also seems to be the sense that the New York Mets won't trade him until after Zack Greinke signs with a team...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 6,694 reads 53 comments

  14. How Nationals Signing Dan Haren Affects MLB Trade and Free Agent Markets

    The Washington Nationals signed free-agent pitcher Dan Haren to a contract on Tuesday, giving GM Mike Rizzo the veteran starting pitcher that he wanted to shore up the back end of the rotation...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 3,638 reads 1 comments

  15. R.A. Dickey Trade Rumors: With Heavy Interest, Mets Have to Deal Knuckleballer

    Going into the offseason, the two priorities for the New York Mets were signing third baseman David Wright and pitcher R.A. Dickey to contract extensions...

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  16. Giants Re-Sign Angel Pagan: Why 4-Year Deal Helps World Series Champs Improve

    Keeping a championship team together can be a difficult endeavor, but San Francisco Giants general manager Brian Sabean is doing all he can to bring back his World Series champions next season...

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  17. Analyzing Zack Greinke's Potential Impact on the Washington Nationals

    Is it a foregone conclusion that Zack Greinke will end up with the Los Angeles Dodgers this winter? The expectation is certainly that the Dodgers will offer more money than any of the other teams showing interest in Greinke ...

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  18. David Wright Re-Signs with Mets: Was It Really the Right Move for the Franchise?

    The New York Mets took care of their biggest offseason question late Thursday night, one that would have dogged them through the winter, spring training and the regular season had it not been addressed...

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  19. Is Angels' Trade for Tommy Hanson Sign They Expect to Lose Zack Greinke?

    The Los Angeles Angels acquired a starting pitcher on Friday (Nov. 30), but not the one the team has devoted its offseason to re-signing...

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  20. Did the Yankees Make a Mistake in Letting Russell Martin Go to the Pirates?

    Welcome to 2012, when the Pittsburgh Pirates outbid the New York Yankees for a free agent. Catcher Russell Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday (Nov...

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  21. How Denard Span to the Washington Nationals Impacts the NL

    It's been an interesting 24 hours for NL East contenders looking for center fielders. The Atlanta Braves essentially kicked the free-agent shopping season into motion by signing B...

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  22. How the Phillies Coming Up Empty on B.J. Upton Could Doom Their Offseason

    The Atlanta Braves introduced new centerfielder B.J. Upton to media and fans on Thursday (Nov. 29), making his free-agent signing official. Meanwhile, what is Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro , Jr...

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  23. Could Zack Greinke Contract Make Clayton Kershaw MLB's First $200M Pitcher?

    If the Los Angeles Dodgers end up signing free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, the transaction will obviously cost the team a whole lot of money. Greinke is reportedly seeking a six-year, $150 million contract ...

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  24. 4 Ways the Phillies Can Replace Carlos Ruiz During His 25-Game Suspension

    Carlos Ruiz apparently felt he needed a little pick-me-up. But since he tested positive for a banned stimulant, the Philadelphia Phillies catcher incurred a 25-game suspension from MLB ...

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  25. MLB Players Primed for Monster Years in 2013

    We still don't know which big free agents will sign with which MLB teams. But of the players staying with their current teams, who will have a monster season in 2013? Hitters that changed leagues will have a year of experience under their belts...

    Ian Casselberry Written by Ian Casselberry about 2 years ago 9,829 reads 29 comments