Another sign that the 2018 Major League Baseball season is nearing came Wednesday when Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections forecasting win-loss totals for all 30 teams. theScore’s Michael Bradburn and Brandon Wile made their own predictions on whether each team will finish better than, worse than, or the same as their respective projections. AMERICAN […]
Major League Baseball's 30 teams will begin opening their spring training camps in Florida and Arizona in another week, and it is all but certain that annual rite will take place amid an increasingly ominous and vitriolic labor dispute, the result of an unprecedently slow-moving free agent market
We’re starting to see some drama unfold between the players and the owners. Spring training is just a week away but players like J.D. Martinez, Jake Arrieta, Mike Moustakas remain unsigned. Earlier today, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said that teams are in a “race to the bottom” that represents
Every day seems like it has to be the day where a big free agent finally signs with a new team, opening up the dam and starting a frenzy that sees player after player agree to a new deal with a new team. I mean, we are less than two weeks away from the start […]
It's not all that long until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, and the vast majority of free agents remain unsigned. To put some numbers to the heretofore glacial pace of the 2017-18 offseason, let's take a look at how much each team has spent on major-league free agents so far
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As part of his plan to secure a lucrative deal for Jake Arrieta, Scott Boras revealed he sent a 75-page binder outlining his client's numerous selling points to all 30 owners, bypassing front offices entirely to market the former Cy Young award winner directly to those authorized to hand out nine-figure contracts. “Scott’s big thing […]
The Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels are taking no chances as they pursue Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani. The Mariners and Angels – two of the seven reported finalists for Ohtani’s services – swung separate trades with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday that gave both AL West clubs additional international bonus slot money to potentially […]
Arizona Diamondbacks: C John Ryan Murphy* The catching platoon of Chris Iannetta and Jeff Mathis was quietly terrific for the Diamondbacks this past season and undoubtedly played a significant role in the team improving from 30th (5.09) to third (3.66) in ERA. That being said, Mathis doesn't offer
MLB teams will have to get creative in their pitches to Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani.
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With news emerging Saturday night that Shohei Ohtani's agent has requested a written explanation from all interested clubs on how the Japanese superstar would fit on each team, the sweepstakes to recruit the two-way phenom is feeling increasingly more real. Aside from convincing Ohtani that one destination is the best option for the beginning of […]