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Miguel Montero

Miguel Montero a strong fit with Chicago Cubs

While it wasn’t the marquee move that the Chicago Cubs are still hoping to pull off, the Windy City’s club from the North Side did pull off a rather significant move at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. The team acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of low level minor league arms. Montero fills […]

Astros target Andrew Miller

Why are the Astros chasing expensive relievers?

One of the more curious developments thus far into the offseason is the Houston Astros’ interest in paying big money to a free agent reliever. The team was linked to Andrew Miller before the left-hander signed with the Yankees, and was also reportedly pursuing closer David Robertson before he agreed to a deal with the […]

Michael Brantley of the Indians

The Cleveland Indians may be the class of the AL Central

The AL Central is perhaps the most well-rounded division in all of baseball. They’ve won AL pennants in two of the last three years. Two of the three AL Wild Card games were hosted by AL Central teams. yes, the Tigers have won the division for four straight years, but the Indians and Royals have […]

Outfielder Brandon Moss

Outfielders could be big commodity at 2015 MLB Winter Meetings

Oh, to be an outfielder with some open market or trade value in MLB right now. Or maybe it’s more appropriate to say it’s a great time to be a team with a surplus of outfielders when demand for them is currently so high throughout the game. Starting pitchers will draw much of the rumor […]

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller agrees to four-year, $36 million deal with Yankees

The New York Yankees have struck for the second time today, reportedly inking reliever Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million deal. New York’s signing of the 29-year Miller is a coup for the club, mostly because they’re taking him away from the reigning AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles acquired Miller at the […]

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Yankees, Tigers and D-Backs should all benefit in latest 3-way deal

The last time the New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks hooked up on a three-team trade, each side benefited nicely. Five years later, these three clubs are hoping for similar results from an all-new transaction. In December 2009, the Yankees received Curtis Granderson, who had two 40-homer seasons among his four in the […]

THE MYSTERY TEAM!

How do you know if your team is the “Mystery Team”?

With the Winter Meetings about to get underway, we are about to get very familiar with the everyone’s favorite team in the offseason: The Mystery Team! In fact, we already got re-introduced to them in the recent round of Jon Lester rumors. It was the Dodgers…

Mariners, Blue Jays swap Michael Saunders, J.A. Happ

Lost in the hysteria of the Nick Markakis signing was this little nugget that seemingly sets the Braves up for another move. The Seattle Mariners traded outfielder Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. In 2014, Saunders hit .273/.341/.450 in 78 games for Seattle. The 28-year old hit eight homers, […]

Nick Markakis

Braves continue to baffle, sign Nick Markakis for four years

I don’t know what the Atlanta Braves are doing this winter. They just signed former Oriole Nick Markakis to a four-year deal worth $44 million. When people hear the name “Nick Markakis”, they’re likely thinking of the guy who was a lock for 40 doubles, and an outside threat at mashing 20 homer. They’re thinking […]

Bud Black of the Padres

What are the San Diego Padres doing?

Quick, name a team that has been heavily involved in the bidding for two of the biggest free agent hitters to sign this offseason. Now name a team that is shopping all three of the top pitchers in their rotation and their starting catcher. What does that leave you with? The San Diego Padres. It also leaves you […]

The Dodgers have to move outfielders soon, right?

The biggest issue facing Andrew Friedman in Los Angeles this offseason is simple – move at least one outfielder. Coming into the winter, the team had Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, and Yasiel Puig under contract for the 2015 season and beyond. Top prospect Joc Pederson was waiting in the wings. Scott Van Slyke […]

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10 best available 2015 MLB non-tenders

MLB’s deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players and those who have yet to reach arbitration eligibility passed at midnight ET Tuesday night. Those who didn’t receive offers from their respective teams are now free agents, available to sign with any team. (Here is a complete list of the 2015 non-tenders, courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors.) Obviously, […]

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White Sox in position to pounce if AL Central rivals slide

Are the White Sox the team to watch in the AL Central next season? That sort of proclamation is surely premature. The Royals won the American League pennant as a wild card and might be favored to finish on top, depending on how they replace James Shields and Billy Butler. The Tigers have won four consecutive AL […]

Nelson Cruz

One season later, Nelson Cruz gets his big payday from Mariners

Nelson Cruz was one of the best bargains of the 2014 MLB season, signing a one-year, $8 million deal with the Baltimore Orioles in late February. Coming off a suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal, teams questioned the role PEDs played in his performance. Additionally, Cruz’s qualifying offer status meant a club had […]

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