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 […]
The initial stages of the bidding for Shohei Ohtani have begun. Major-league clubs received notice from Ohtani's agent Friday night asking all interested teams to submit written explanations on how the two-way star would fit into their organization, according to The Associated Press. Written submissions were requested in both English and Japanese. Teams were asked […]
Ryan Mayer Thanksgiving is here, which means that it's the time of year to stuff our faces with lots of food, but also, to think about all the things that we're thankful for in our lives. Since we each do this personally, we figured it'd be fun to take a guess at what some of […]
Chicago White Sox: Trading Jose Abreu The Chicago White Sox have morphed into the franchise of the future and stockpiled a farm system Bleacher Report's Joel Reuter ranked No. 2 in the game. So it may be tempting to trade 30-year-old first baseman Jose Abreu. Surely there would be takers. The slugging
This is first installment in a two-part series. The first couple weeks of free agency have been largely uneventful, but as the saying I just made up goes: “As the weather gets colder, the Hot Stove heats up.” Right now, though, with virtually every free agent still on the board, the possibilities are theoretically endless. […]
October is here, which means one thing: It's time for postseason baseball. Major League Baseball's regular season ended Sunday, meaning the matchups are set for the 2017 playoffs. The action begins Tuesday night with the American League Wild Card Game and continues through late October to the
The 2017 baseball season has in many ways been defined by the dominance of three teams.