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Report: Giants, Mets have discussed Panik for Lagares trade
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The San Francisco Giants and New York Mets have been two of the busier teams this offseason, and despite already making a number of transactions, neither appears to be done making moves just yet. With the Giants in need of outfield help and the Mets on the hunt for a second baseman, the two sides […]

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Padres have Myers focused on first base
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When Wil Myers reports to Padres camp later this week, he’s planning to do so as a first baseman exclusively. The Padres have no designs on giving him any reps anywhere else. That is, of course, unless things change regarding a certain free-agent first baseman from Kansas City.

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Dodgers still have edge on Cubs as best in NL
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So many things can get in the way — randomness, regression, injuries, the Washington Nationals, etc. But the Dodgers and Cubs enter 2018 with the distinct possibility of doing something unprecedented in the National League — meeting three straight seasons on the NL Championship Series stage.

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Twins have internal options to fill rotation holes
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With roster spots up for grabs, camp battles are always an intriguing part of Spring Training, and for the Twins this year, it’s all about how the rotation will look come Opening Day.

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Rays have crowded field in 2B competition
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Plenty of position battles will take place in the Rays’ camp this spring, but none will have as many involved as second base.

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MLB Hot Stove Rumors: Twins have talked Chris Archer trade with Rays
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The Twins want rotation help, and Tampa Bay has plenty of it

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Report: Astros have engaged Marlins in talks for Realmuto
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The World Series champion Houston Astros upgraded their rotation by acquiring Gerrit Cole earlier this winter. Now, they might be looking to add a significant piece behind the plate. A source told SiriusXM's Craig Mish that the Astros have engaged the Miami Marlins in discussions about catcher J.T. Realmuto, who previously asked the Marlins for […]

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New-look Giants still have roster questions
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The Giants made some significant offseason moves and could make some noise if their starting pitchers return to form.

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White Sox have roster flexibility heading to ST
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A quick study of the possibilities for a pre-Spring Training White Sox 25-man roster reveals versatility among the players they have and not many glaring questions to be answered.

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How much money have 'tanking' teams spent on free agents this winter?
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Tony Clark, the head of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and agent Scott Boras both agree that a third of the league tanking is at the heart of the slow-moving free-agent market. “This year a significant number of teams are engaged in a race to the bottom,” Clark said earlier this week. “This conduct […]

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Rays' young relievers have high potential
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Of all the spots on the field, the Rays’ bullpen appears to be the biggest question mark heading into Spring Training. However, a question mark and a problem are different. Tampe Bay has plenty of bullpen options; the question is which pitchers the club will select.

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MLB players have a long battle ahead. Who's in charge?
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The vast majority of agents do their work quietly. Boras, on the other hand, is delighted to hijack the All-Star Game, general managers' meetings and winter meetings every year with colorful rhetoric guaranteed to generate media coverage. And the rollbacks and restrictions on draft bonuses are largely

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