Sometimes better to fly under the radar during the winter. A handful of clubs have followed that playbook (whether out of necessity or not), opting for prudence over big-money signings or blockbuster deals. How might that work out? More»
Spring Training isn't the time to watch superstars. There are, however, plenty of players worth your attention as the spring progresses, mostly job-seekers and health-provers. We have one to watch for each team. More»
Here's a secret about preseason predictions: Nobody really knows what they're talking about at this point, and certain clubs baffle us more than others. With that in mind, here's a look at the most unpredictable club in each of the six divisions. More»
This offseason, 24 MLB teams announced they'll be "going for it" in 2016 -- with their moves, if not their words. As for the six other squads? They want to win as well, of course, but they're also trying to prep for the more distant future. More»
The offseason isn't over, and there are still a few dominoes left to fall. But the preliminary readings on those 2016 pennant races are taking shape. With that in mind, here's a breakdown of 2016's most fun races to watch, division by division. More»
Preliminary results suggest Trevor Hoffman won't gain entry to the Hall of Fame this year, his numbers, his dominance and his legacy make the case clear: The former Padres closer is as deserving as almost any reliever ever. More»
The Yankees' bullpen went from great to potentially historic on Monday when they added Aroldis Chapman to Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller. When Joe Girardi & Co. discuss matchups in 2016, there should be no mention of "save situations" or "closers." More»
It's hard to remember a time when baseball featured so many bona fide stars under the age of 25, both at the plate and on the mound. It was a near-impossible task to pick a projected starting nine for the second half of the decade, but we tried. More»
Typically, most baseball rosters are settled by Christmas. But this year's slow-moving market has left us with quite a few perennial contenders who -- on paper at least -- have some serious holes to fill before the season begins. More»
There was plenty of action at this week's Winter Meetings. And while it's far too early to assess the results, we can at least take a look at how well each team addressed its needs. Here's a report card for all 30 clubs. More»
There's a lot going in Jason Heyward's favor as he tests the free-agent market for the first time. He's a great defender, and calling him a five-tool player feels like an understatement. Then there is what makes him a truly rare commodity: his youth. More»
The Warriors' historic 20-0 start is defying logic and precedent -- at least, within the context of the NBA. But Golden State isn't the first North American pro sports team to open a season with 20 straight wins. That would baseball's 1884 St. Louis Maroons. More»
We won't be able to accurately assess the 2015-16 crop of free agents for some time, but here's a look at the 10 highest-paid free agents over the past five seasons -- and what those top 10 lists might have looked like with the benefit of hindsight. More»
There might not be a single free agent on the market tougher to peg dollars-wise than Zack Greinke. There are a number of factors to consider when assessing his value and what kind of contract he might get, so here's a breakdown of the most important ones. More»
The 2015-16 offseason figures to be as good a time as any to re-load. There's premium talent across the board, especially on the mound and in the outfield. But if you had to build a team from scratch this offseason, how might they line up? Well, here's a look. More»
Free-agency guessing games are always fun, so let's do some ranking. Here are the top 10 free agents in baseball this offseason, based on "WAPA WAR score," which takes recent performance, age and the slightly higher demand for pitching into account. More»
Nothing about these World Champion Royals was Hollywood -- aside from the ending. They were a team that made contact and ran, putting pressure on every defense they faced. And no sequence exemplified that more than their comeback in Game 4 of the ALDS. More»
MLB's postseason has expanded rapidly in the last two decades -- from four teams to 10 and two rounds to four -- and it's never too late to spark a few arguments. Let's take a look at how the past 20 Postseason MVP races might have shaken out. More»
There are no-hitters and then there are no-hitters. Max Scherzer's gem at Citi Field on Saturday night was certainly the latter. Just how good was the Nationals ace in his 2-0 victory over the Mets? It may be the best game ever pitched. More»
Dallas Keuchel and David Price's season numbers are remarkably similar -- so much so it's hard to say right now who deserves the AL Cy Young Award. That's why, aside from playoff implications, Keuchel's Friday night start in Arizona is such a big one. More»
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