The Cardinals should sign Alex Gordon

The Cardinals lost three big names for the upcoming season. Jason Heyward departed via free agency when the Cubs signed him last week. Before signing Heyward, the Cubs signed John Lackey away from the Cardinals. And before that they unfortunately lost a top of the rotation arm in Lance Lynn when it was announced earlier in […]

In modern baseball, does it pay to spend?

In this age where pitchers can make $1 million per start and players are being signed to deals nearing $300 million (or more, if you’re Giancarlo Stanton), it’s hard to imagine that a team who can’t afford to offer such deals would be able to compete at all. If the top team salary in the league is nearly four […]

Mets’ Michael Cuddyer announces retirement on The Players’ Tribune

Last year at this time, Michael Cuddyer was the New York Mets’ headlining offseason addition. He signed a two-year, $21 million contract, a seemingly inexplicable agreement with a player who would be 36 years old on opening day and coming off a season in which injuries limited him to 49 games. By the postseason, Cuddyer […]

Jason Heyward signs with Cubs

The saga has ended – Jason Heyward has spurned the advances of the big spending Washington Nationals and his former team, the St Louis Cardinals, to sign  with the Chicago Cubs. Terms haven’t been immediately disclosed, though the contract will likely be the richest in franchise history (surpassing the $155 million deal Jon Lester got […]

Slow and steady: Giants sticking to their usual offseason plan

“Patience is a virtue” is an old saying that can get pretty annoying when it applies to your favorite baseball team during the winter meetings. While a bunch of other teams are making trades and adding big free agents, your team is sitting on the sidelines, hands folded in its lap, just waiting things out. […]

Yunel Escobar

Angels acquire Yunel Escobar from Nationals

The Angels have been rather quiet this winter after opening the offseason in style when they traded for elite defensive shortstop Andrelton Simmons. That trade depleted what was already a thin farm system, likely the worst among the 30 clubs. So it comes as a mild surprise that they were able to now

New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates swap Jonathan Niese, Neil Walker

The New York Mets have agreed to a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates which will send pitcher Jon Niese to the Steel City in exchange for second baseman Neil Walker, pending medical reviews reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The Mets make the move after missing out on Ben Zobrist, who opted to sign a four-year […]

Adam Lind

Mariners acquire Adam Lind from Brewers for three prospects

It took a little while for the Winter Meetings to get going this year, particularly considering the lull of activity earlier this offseason, but once the biggest piece, Shelby Miller, fell on Tuesday night, things have started to move. Today, another of the most well known trade block assets was moved when the Milwaukee Brewers sent first […]

Jason Heyward

The Cubs’ next move should be Jason Heyward

The Cubs were the third best team in baseball in 2015, at least by season record. They toppled the Pirates in the Wild Card play-in game and proceeded to knock out baseball’s best team, the Cardinals, in the NLDS. They put up a fight against the Mets and went down swinging (pun intended) in the NLCS. […]

Starlin Castro

Cubs deal Starlin Castro to Yankees for Adam Warren

Well, Theo Epstein was busy today. Minutes after the report that the Cubs signed free agent Ben Zobrist, a report from Joel Sherman stated that the Cubs have agreed to trade middle infielder Starlin Castro to the Yankees. According the Sherman, the deal was contingent upon the Cubs successfully signing Zobrist. The teams later confirmed the […]

Jedd Gyorko

Cardinals acquire Jedd Gyorko from Padres for Jon Jay

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded outfielder Jon Jay to the San Diego Padres in exchange for second baseman Jedd Gyorko and cash. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports first reported Gyorko was going to the Cardinals while Keith Law of ESPN reported Jay was the player coming back. The move represents two different mindsets. The Padres […]