HAVANA - MARCH 21:  Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. and Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark are seen during a press conference on Monday, March 21, 2016 at Melia Cohiba Hotel in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Here’s what you need to know about the new MLB CBA

To the surprise of only those who believe everything they read on the internet (which is a fairly large chunk of the population), Major League Baseball and the MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement on Wednesday night before the midnight deadline. Much of the mainstream focus has been on two relatively simple, but […]

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10 MLB players who could be on the move this winter

Trades may not be as exciting during the winter as at the July 31 deadline, but the offseason is always bursting with trade rumors. This year is no exception, especially considering how weak this class of free agents appears to be. Teams that have holes to fill may not want to throw money at poor solutions, and instead […]

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 07: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers reacts after hitting a double against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning of game two of the American League Divison Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 7, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

8 MLB free agents most likely to be overpaid this winter

Baseball’s offseason is under way, which means MLB teams are acting like kids that just graduated from the eighth grade flush with cash from their aunts and uncles. They have holes to fill and the means to fix them. With the Winter Meetings coming up soon, the deals are going to start hitting fast and furious. […]

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One-dimensional sluggers could be in for some big paydays this offseason

This winter’s MLB free agent class is generally pretty weak. There’s not an ace starting pitcher or even a dependable No. 2. There’s no mid-20s stud hitting the market early. If you need a middle infielder, your best bet might be Sean Rodriguez. If you’re looking for a catcher, your options are an injured Wilson […]

Baseball: World Series: Cleveland Indians Coco Crisp (4) in action, running bases vs Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field. Game 7. Cleveland, OH 11/2/2016 CREDIT: David E. Klutho (Photo by David E. Klutho /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

10 best role players available on MLB free agent market

Most of the headlines involving MLB free agents this winter will involve stars such as Yoenis Cespedes, Aroldis Chapman and the 2016 edition of the Bash Brothers, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista. But MLB teams can’t just fill out their rosters entirely with big-ticket free agents and homegrown players. Free agents can fill holes for […]

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Jeremy Hellickson accepts qualifying offer, further damaging free agent market

One of this offseason’s best free agent pitchers is off the market – Jeremy Hellickson has accepted the Philadelphia Phillies’ one-year, $17.2 million qualifying offer, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. The 29-year old Hellickson, who turns 30 in April, pitched to a 3.71 ERA over a career-high 189 innings in 2016 with the […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Manager Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians talks with umpire Joe West during Game Six of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on November 1, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Major League Baseball needs to end The Ump Show

In baseball, when a fielder makes an error, it counts against his fielding percentage. Even if it’s not called an error, it’s counted against his Ultimate Zone Rating, and fans and front offices can use those numbers to evaluate the player. If a pitcher has a tendency to hang curves or leave fastballs in the […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 17:  Dexter Fowler #24 of the Chicago Cubs looks on during batting practice prior to game one of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on October 17, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Dexter Fowler to decline contract option, become free agent

After winning his first World Series, Dexter Fowler is ready to cash in during free agency. Fowler’s no stranger to making shrewd free agent decisions. He chose to re-sign with the Chicago Cubs late in spring training after being close on a three-year deal with the Baltimore Orioles. Fowler’s last-minute change turned out to be a […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 02:  The Chicago Cubs celebrate after defeating the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in Game Seven of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cubs win their first World Series in 108 years.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Chicago Cubs

Well, they did it. If you were going to draw it up as to how a season in which the Chicago Cubs ended their historically long drought would actually go, this would be pretty close to it. The best team in baseball during the regular season, with 103 wins, was also absurdly likable (with one or […]

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 2:  Francisco Lindor #12 and Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians #12 get ready in the dugout prior to Game 7 of the 2016 World Series against the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Francisco Lindor;Carlos Santana

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Cleveland Indians

While many in the national media stayed on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon going into the 2016, more analytical sources correctly projected the Cleveland Indians as AL Central champs. After that, no one could have predicted the Indians’ continued success despite every setback possible decimating the starting rotation. Without two of their top three starters […]

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Report: Texas Rangers looking to move Derek Holland

The Texas Rangers are reportedly ready to move on from Derek Holland. Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports the Rangers are looking to clear Holland’s salary and have discussed a trade with multiple teams. “According to a source close to the situation, starting pitcher Derek Holland may have played his last game as a member […]

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