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Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 06:  David Price #14 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates a complete game win against the Chicago White Sox with James McCann #34 at U.S. Cellular Field on June 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Tigers defeated the White Sox 7-1.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Winners and losers of the 2016 Winter Meetings

The MLB Winter Meetings have pretty much concluded, with many executives, agents, and members of the media leaving Washington DC on Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Which teams and players came out ahead, and which look worse than they did at the end of the week? Good question. We’ve got you covered. WINNER: Chicago White Sox […]

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Ian Desmond’s contract with the Rockies is puzzling, opens door for trades

The newest member of the Colorado Rockies is shortstop/outfielder Ian Desmond, who inked a five-year, $70 million deal with the team on Wednesday morning. This is fine. The money isn’t outrageous. Five years isn’t too long. Giving up the 11th overall pick in the MLB Draft to sign Desmond is a bit short-sighted, but whatever. […]

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Potential Chicago fire sale sends Chris Sale to Boston

If there was one thing apparent in the Red Sox quick exit from the Postseason this year it was that while they had the offense to contend with any team in baseball, they were missing the rotational depth to compete with the more well rounded contenders like Cleveland and Toronto. They just completed the biggest […]

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Dodgers rolling the dice on Rich Hill for the next three seasons

When Rich Hill was healthy in 2016, he was fantastic. He pitched to a 2.12 ERA, struck out 129, and walked just 33. The problem, as always, with Hill was his health – he made just 20 starts and pitched 110 2/3 innings. He’s topped those marks just once in his career, way back in […]

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Giants fill major hole by signing closer Mark Melancon

Last winter, the Giants went into free agency knowing they needed to upgrade their starting rotation if they hoped to get back to the playoffs. They spent big on Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto, won the Wild Card game, and gave the Cubs all they could handle in the NL Division Series until their bullpen […]

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16:  Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs during game two of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Miami Marlins want a closer, but have bigger needs

The Miami Marlins are in the market for a closer this week at MLB’s Winter Meetings. This is a bit surprising, considering AJ Ramos has saved 72 games for the club over the last two years while striking out 160 hitters in 134 1/3 innings. It’s even more surprising when you hear that the Marlins are […]

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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