11/19/2013 | Cano has to be careful not to overplay hand
Perhaps the most interesting aspect to the Robinson Cano free-agent sweepstakes right now is not where he'll sign as much as how many baseball general managers and controlling partners will get to have dinner with Jay-Z.
11/19/2013 | Cuban prospects taking steps to become free agents
Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena, 23, and right-handed pitcher Raciel Iglesias, 23, have defected from Cuba and have taken their first steps to becoming free agents, according to an industry source.
11/19/2013 | Yankees awaiting response from Cano
Unless Robinson Cano budges off his demands for a decade-long deal that would surpass $300 million, there will be nothing further for the Yankees to discuss with the All-Star second baseman, team president Randy Levine said on Tuesday.
11/19/2013 | Five burning questions for the Blue Jays
The calendar is slowly inching toward the end of November and the Blue Jays still have a series of issues -- including Melky Cabrera's health, second base, catcher, Jose Bautista's future and the starting rotation -- that need to be resolved.
11/19/2013 | Phillies bring Brignac in with Minor League deal
The Phillies on Tuesday announced they have signed infielder Reid Brignac to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.
11/19/2013 | With posting system in flux, a simple solution
A solution to satisfy three separate parties in negotiations is never easy, but in the case of the Japanese posting system, it might be simpler than we think.
11/19/2013 | Phils' 2014 lineup could be set after recent moves
Yes, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. could make a big move before Opening Day on March 31 in Texas -- at this point, a trade is the only way to improve the offense -- but barring that, it looks like the heavy lifting for the 2014 offense is complete.
11/19/2013 | Quality of Twins' bullpen opens possibilities
Given the workload, it makes what the Minnesota bullpen accomplished in 2013 even more impressive, as Twins relievers combined to post a 3.50 ERA that ranked fifth in the American League.
11/19/2013 | Red Sox weighing alternatives for plate coverage
The Red Sox may bring back the catching tandem of David Ross and Jarrod Saltalamacchia next season, but there are others, including Brian McCann and A.J. Pierzynski, who could give the world champions a solid presence behind the plate if Saltalamacchia signs elsewhere.
11/19/2013 | Cardinals in position to make impact in 2014 Draft
Despite the Cardinals' aim to continue building through the Draft, the organization will not shy away this winter from signing a free agent that will cost it a Draft selection in return. This includes shortstop Stephen Drew, who was one of the 13 players to turn down a qualifying offer.
11/19/2013 | Mets invite first baseman Allen to spring camp
The Mets signed first baseman Brandon Allen to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Tuesday.
11/19/2013 | Weiner: Job is 'a tremendous amount of fun'
Michael Weiner has one of the most important, underappreciated jobs in all of baseball.
11/19/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Hard work will lift Bundy
The good news with Tommy John surgery is that pitchers often make a full recovery. Dylan Bundy's legendary work ethic -- check out "Dylan Bundy workout" on YouTube -- gives him an even better chance of coming all the way back, and he already has demonstrated that he can dominate Minor League hitters and work his way to the Majors.
11/19/2013 | Pipeline Perspectives: Giolito ready to climb
It's probably safe to assume that both Lucas Giolito and Dylan Bundy will go on to have the kinds of careers many envisioned when they were drafted. But while Bundy already made a beeline up to the big leagues, pitching in two games in September 2012, Giolito is poised to start his own climb.
11/19/2013 | Orioles to celebrate 60th anniversary in 2014
The Orioles will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve of all game jerseys for their 60th anniversary season in 2014.
11/19/2013 | Braves can overcome big free-agent departures
The Braves will be competitive again, even with a couple of stinging losses. They've drafted well and done a tremendous job scouting internationally.
11/19/2013 | Astros to host Civil Rights Game next year
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the Astros will play host to the 2014 Civil Rights Game, scheduled for May 30 against the Orioles at Minute Maid Park.
11/19/2013 | Cubs just need to stay the course
While you can't yet see it at the Major League level, the Cubs have made great strides the past two years in building an organization the right way, from the ground floor up.
11/19/2013 | First-time managers in vogue in MLB
There are reasons why hiring managers with no previous Major League experience is fashionable right now. The most obvious one is that it's worked for some clubs.
11/19/2013 | New homes await veteran free-agent starting pitchers
A slew of veteran starters remaining on the market continue to search for their next employer. There are scores of battle-tested pitchers who are looking for jobs and have the experience, the know-how and the arms to help teams for at an affordable price.
11/19/2013 | Nathan could close book on Tigers' title quest
The Tigers had the American League Cy Young Award winner and the Most Valuable Player in 2012, but their run at the World Series was cut short when their season was put in the hands of journeyman reliever Jose Veras. The signing of a proven closer like free agent Joe Nathan, allowing Joaquin Benoit to return to a setup role, may be the piece that puts them into the promised land.
11/19/2013 | Fall Classic full of GIBBY postseason moments
October baseball, throughout the years, has provided no shortage of legendary images and legacy-defining moments. By tradition, the postseason is when legends solidify their place in history and franchises ultimately measure their worth. This postseason was no different.
11/19/2013 | Mets meet with agents for free agent Cano
The dinner took place Monday night in Manhattan. At a posh hotel, Mets owner Jeff Wilpon, general manager Sandy Alderson and assistant GM John Ricco sat down with representatives for free-agent second baseman Robinson Cano, including the rapper Jay-Z.
11/19/2013 | Winter League roundup: Ortiz leads Mayaguez
Twins prospect Daniel Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a home run as Mayaguez topped Ponce, 4-1, on Monday in Puerto Rican League action.
11/18/2013 | Hot Stove roundup: Back to the Bay for Hudson
Is this the week baseball's Hot Stove starts sizzling? Well, if Monday was any indication, it certainly seems it could be. Although the market's biggest names saw no reported progress toward any potential deals, a slew of mid-range signings, including Tim Hudson's return to the Bay Area, highlighted Monday's news cycle.
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