1. Jordy Mercer Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates "had preliminary discussions about a contract extension" with shortstop Jordy Mercer, per Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. Continue for updates. Deal Isn't 'Imminent' Sunday, Jan...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 1,169 reads 1 comments

  2. Fresh MLB Offseason Winners and Losers One Month from 2017 Spring Training

    With slightly more than a month remaining before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, there's theoretically time for every MLB team and unsigned free agent to rescue their offseason...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 56,444 reads 89 comments

  3. Manny Ramirez to Kochi Fighting Dogs: Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Former major league outfielder Manny Ramirez is set to lace up the cleats overseas. The Kochi Fighting Dogs—who play in Japan's independent Shikoku Island League—announced ...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 13,671 reads 23 comments

  4. The One Area Every MLB Contender Must Still Improve Before 2017 Season

    Spring training is on the horizon —squint and you can see it through the winter haze. Still, every MLB contender has weaknesses to address before bats and balls start cracking and the smell of cut grass wafts on the breeze...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 73,824 reads 70 comments

  5. Jarrod Dyson to Mariners for Nathan Karns: Latest Trade Details, Reaction

    The Seattle Mariners made a move to upgrade their outfield Friday when they acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, according to the News Tribune 's Bob Dutton ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 1 month ago 14,970 reads 34 comments

  6. Seth Smith Traded to Orioles for Yovani Gallardo: Latest Details, Reaction

    The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to trade right-handed pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Seattle Mariners for outfielder Seth Smith . The Orioles officially announced the deal on Twitter, also noting they sent cash considerations to the Mariners...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 month ago 10,946 reads 27 comments

  7. Luis Valbuena Reportedly Reaches Agreement with Angels

    Veteran infielder Luis Valbuena has reportedly found a new home with the Los Angeles Angels after slugging 66 home runs over the past four years, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported Thursday...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 11,631 reads 11 comments

  8. Would Bonds, Clemens Entry Open Up Hall of Fame Floodgates?

    How much juice can the National Baseball Hall of Fame hold? We're going to find out. The sea change in the voting for the Hall of Fame can't be ignored...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 6,900 reads 23 comments

  9. MLB Spring Training 2017: The 10 First Basemen to Watch

    Some of the league's most dynamic offensive players call first base home. Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo, Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman are all elite sluggers and true superstars...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 33,330 reads 16 comments

  10. Brandon Phillips Reportedly Blocked a Trade to Braves: Details, Reaction

    Brandon Phillips is apparently still not ready to leave the Cincinnati Reds. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , the second baseman used his no-trade clause to block a potential deal to the Atlanta Braves in November...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 1 month ago 18,039 reads 38 comments

  11. Edwin Encarnacion to Indians: Takeaways from DH's Introductory Press Conference

    The Cleveland Indians officially introduced prized free-agent signing Edwin Encarnacion on Thursday. Paul Hoynes of Cleveland...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 5,100 reads 8 comments

  12. Yankees' Next Big Moves Will Make or Break New Era's Future

    It's not easy to do what the New York Yankees have done. It's even tougher to do what they have to do next...

    Danny Knobler Written by Danny Knobler about 1 month ago 37,969 reads 29 comments

  13. Ranking the 2016-17 MLB Offseason's 15 Largest Contracts from Worst to Best

    OK, so the 2016-2017 MLB offseason hasn't been the wild spending bonanza that last winter's offseason was. But as evidence that it hasn't been all bad, I submit 15 contracts worth at least $20 million ...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 73,512 reads 63 comments

  14. Early Predictions for Top 2017 Spring Training Position Battles

    We're several cold, soggy weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Baseball remains an abstraction —a distant, beautiful dream...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 28,561 reads 62 comments

  15. Tyson Ross Reportedly Signs with Texas Rangers

    Starting pitcher Tyson Ross was one of the marquee free agents remaining on the market, but he has reportedly found a new home. Continue for updates. Ross Reportedly Signs with Rangers Friday, Jan...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 1 month ago 4,497 reads 6 comments

  16. Chad Bettis Declared Cancer-Free After November Surgery

    Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis has been declared cancer-free after a November surgery removed a malignant testicle. "I'm feeling great. Got an early Christmas present. Doctor said I was cancer-free...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 1 month ago 185 reads 0 comments

  17. Bleacher Report's Updated Farm System Rankings at the Start of 2017

    We're still over a month away from pitchers and catchers making their way to sunny Arizona or Florida, and the hot stove has cooled considerably, so now seems like the perfect time for an updated look at how all 30 MLB farm system stack up...

    Joel Reuter Written by Joel Reuter about 1 month ago 166,392 reads 119 comments

  18. New York Mets' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post New Year

    Nobody's going to criticize the New York Mets for re-signing Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $110 million deal. Despite already having a full complement of outfielders under contract, Cespedes is unquestionably the key piece of the team's offense...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 15,146 reads 21 comments

  19. San Francisco Giants' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post-New Year

    Signing All-Star closer Mark Melancon to a four-year, $62 million deal was a necessary move for the San Francisco Giants , but it was one that has seemingly limited the team's ability to improve the roster elsewhere...

    Rick Weiner Written by Rick Weiner about 1 month ago 9,957 reads 4 comments

  20. Diamondbacks File Suit Over Stadium Repairs: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

    The Arizona Diamondbacks announced Tuesday the organization filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Stadium District over money for capital repairs of Chase Field. Steve Gilbert of MLB ...

    Tim Daniels Written by Tim Daniels about 1 month ago 3,940 reads 3 comments

  21. Manny Machado vs. Bryce Harper: Who Really Deserves MLB's First $400M Deal?

    Major League Baseball already has a $300 million contract . Its first $400 million contract could come soon. Call it a hunch based on where Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are in their careers...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 1 month ago 35,525 reads 148 comments

  22. Los Angeles Dodgers' Top Free-Agent, Trade Targets Post-New Year

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have spent the offseason getting the band back together, re-signing closer Kenley Jansen, left-hander Rich Hill and third baseman Justin Turner. There's nothing wrong with that...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 14,862 reads 16 comments

  23. Hall of Fame Class 2017: Breaking Down Each Candidate's Case and Chances

    The deadline for voting members of the Baseball Writers Association of America to submit their 2017 Hall of Fame ballots was Dec. 31. In the interest of keeping us all in suspense, however, the results won't be announced until Jan...

    Jacob Shafer Written by Jacob Shafer about 1 month ago 30,809 reads 101 comments

  24. Rajai Davis to A's: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Outfielder Rajai Davis signed with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports first reported Davis' one-year deal worth $6 million from the A's...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 1 month ago 6,951 reads 24 comments

  25. Charlie Blackmon Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Rockies OF

    Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon has seen his name crop up in trade talks this winter, and they have continued into the new year. Continue for updates. Blue Jays Have Inquired About Blackmon Tuesday, Jan...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 1 month ago 512 reads 0 comments