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Slow MLB offseason? Blame Mike Trout!

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:28
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.

Legacy of love and kindness perseveres as Rich Donnelly suffers another unfathomable tragedy

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 13:57
No one laughs as much or as hard as Rich Donnelly, Tim Kurkjian says. But on Monday night, after Rich's son was killed helping a driver on a Dallas highway, there were more tears for the baseball family that inspired "The Chicken Runs at Midnight."

Buster Olney's top 10 left fielders: Superstar shake-up has big names left out to dry

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 08:05
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.

'Do better': With or without J.D. Martinez, these Red Sox need to step it up in 2018

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:30
Even if Boston adds a big bat before spring training, it won't be enough unless its stars bounce back from down years in 2017.

Derby and me: Trenton's bat-fetching dog dies

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 20:37
Derby, the bat-fetching dog that served as a mascot for the minor league Trenton Thunder, has died of cancer.

Smith, Wright agree to deals with Red Sox

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:40
Pitchers Carson Smith and Steven Wright, both coming off injuries, agreed to one-year contracts with the Red Sox that avoided salary arbitration.

Indiana bill includes 'integrity fee' for NBA, MLB

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 18:09
An Indiana House bill introduced Monday includes a 1 percent "integrity fee" that would be distributed to the NBA and Major League Baseball if federal law legalizes sports wagering and the state passes the legislation.

Assault charge dropped against Knight

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 17:32
Prosecutors have dropped a misdemeanor assault charge against former Major Leaguer and television analyst Ray Knight.

Duke guaranteed $2.15M, can earn $1.5M more

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:11
Left-hander Zach Duke is guaranteed $2.15 million as part of his one-year contract with the Minnesota Twins and can earn an additional $1.5 million based on pitching appearances.

Buster Olney's top 10 shortstops: Are Lindor and Correa MLB's Magic and Bird?

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:00
These young franchise shortstops have begun a rivalry that will last for years. But who's better?

Real or not? Reasons for the sloooow hot stove season

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:30
This winter's freeze-out of top free agents isn't an accident, but what's keeping the best available talents on the market well into January?

Buster Olney's top 10 third basemen: Stars sizzle at the hot corner

Sun, 01/07/2018 - 09:10
Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with top performers, but they can't all be No. 1. And where's Manny Machado?

What would happen if a baseball game went 50 innings?

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 18:46
Since baseball has no clock, a game could last forever ... or could it? We test September's 19-inning Boston-Toronto epic to see how much players -- and fans -- could endure.

Blue Jays acquire 2B Solarte in Padres trade

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 16:48
The Blue Jays are acquiring second baseman Yangervis Solarte in a trade with the Padres.

Buster Olney's top 10 second basemen: Trust us, it's not just Jose Altuve 10 times

Sat, 01/06/2018 - 07:50
The Astros' all-world infielder is the clear choice for No. 1. But beyond him, the competition gets fierce.

Rangers, Nippon Ham Fighters begin new deal

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 22:16
The Texas Rangers and Japan's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters are starting a multiyear agreement this year that will involve baseball and business operations.

Winter league play begins in Puerto Rico

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:50
The 80th version of the Puerto Rican winter league returned on Friday, albeit under difficult circumstances, with a doubleheader in the western city of Mayaguez - Santurce vs. Carolina in the opener, and Caguas vs. Mayaguez in the nightcap.

Buster Olney's top 10 first basemen: Make way for a new generation of sluggers

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:55
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.

Free-agent ace faceoff: Would you rather sign Yu Darvish or Jake Arrieta?

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:30
They're the top arms on the market, but there are questions about both pitchers. We break down their resumes and let you decide which is the best bet.

This could be Gleyber Torres' year, but the Yankees are still shopping

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 07:30
Right now, What's on second and I Don't Know is on third. But those holes could be filled by the Yankees' top prospect -- and a veteran recruit.