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  1. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  2. Recapping the Winter Meetings and looking ahead to the rest of the offseason

    Dec 13, 2013, 7:10 AM EST

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    A week in the sun and warmth is over. A week of the hottest hot stove action in recent memory preceded it. It’s pretty easy to say that a great bulk of the work teams needed to do before Opening Day 2014 has been accomplished since we tossed the last of our Thanksgiving leftovers. But…

  3. The New York tabloids decide fat jokes are the way to go with the Bartolo Colon signing

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:27 AM EST

    Oakland Athletics Photo Day

    Both the New York Post and the New York Daily News decided that the best way to announce the Bartolo Colon signing on their back covers was to make fat jokes: Pretty pathetic, guys.

  4. Mets sign 40-year-old Bartolo Colon for two years, $20 million

    Dec 11, 2013, 5:27 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Mets have agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with Bartolo Colon. Colon going from out of baseball in 2010 to throwing 507 innings with a 3.32 ERA over the past three seasons is a remarkable story, especially considering he was 38 years old when the comeback began.…

  5. UPDATE: “no legs” to the Yankees-Justin Masterson rumor

    Dec 11, 2013, 9:16 AM EST

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    UPDATE: Buster Olney reports that there are “no legs” to this. Sorry to hear about your legs, Justin Masterson. But you can live a full healthy life without them, I’m sure. 9:16 AM: Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Yankees are interested in Justin Masterson. Which makes sense, as the Yankees can use starting…

  6. The Rangers are pursuing Bartolo Colon — but only on a one-year deal

    Dec 10, 2013, 4:15 PM EST

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    Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers are interested in free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon, but that they’re not willing to go beyond a one-year deal. I’d be wary of Colon on anything more than a year-to-year basis too, but given that the Mets, Mariners, Orioles and Royals have all expressed some…

  7. Report: Orioles, Mets chasing Bartolo Colon

    Dec 9, 2013, 3:40 PM EST

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says the market for Bartolo Colon‘s services is heating up, with the Orioles, Mets and others involved. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reported earlier in the day that the Mets met with Colon’s agent. Seattle and Atlanta would also seem to be possibilities for the 40-year-old right-hander, who did not receive a qualifying…

  8. 2013 Winter Meetings Preview

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:58 AM EST

    Winter Meetings pic

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — Greetings from the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, deep in the dark recesses of the happiest place on Earth. I have been down here with my children since last Tuesday, doing battle with a mouse. The mouse is a worthy adversary. Much respect for him and his hyper-efficiency at separating…

  9. Rakuten Golden Eagles may not post Masahiro Tanaka due to $20 million posting fee limit

    Dec 7, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Masahiro Tanaka

    Major League Baseball and Nippon Professional Baseball recently agreed to a new posting system, altering the way Major League teams pursue Japanese talent. One of the changes capped posting fees at $20 million, meaning that if multiple teams are willing to pay the fee, the player can negotiate with them all, with only the winner…

  10. Scott Kazmir signs two-year, $22 million contract with A’s

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:05 PM EST

    Scott Kazmir

    UPDATE: Jim Bowden of ESPN.com says it’s a two-year, $22 million deal, which is a sneaky/interesting move for the A’s in a market where Ricky Nolasco just got $49 million for four years and guys like Phil Hughes and Jason Vargas got $8 million per season for three and four years. ========== Recent reports suggested…

  11. Angels interested in Bronson Arroyo, Bartolo Colon

    Nov 24, 2013, 3:08 PM EST

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    The Angels acquired third baseman David Freese from the Cardinals last week and inked reliever Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75 million free agent contract on Saturday. Now Anaheim is zeroing in on its biggest offseason need — starting pitching. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Halos have expressed interest in free…

  12. UPDATED: Everything about today’s qualifying offer deadline

    Nov 4, 2013, 5:10 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    Here’s the wrap on how Monday’s qualifying offer deadline went down. First, here’s a quick guide to the qualifying offers game: Teams are allowed to make $14.1 million qualifying offers to free agents they’ve employed for at least a year and thus secure a draft pick if they depart. That pick will come immediately following the…

  13. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  14. Red Sox redefine what it means to be dynasty

    Oct 31, 2013, 12:41 PM EST

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    These Boston Red Sox are a new kind of dynasty. I suppose there’s a question if they really ARE a dynasty, if that word “Dynasty” even means anything in today’s game, with 30 teams and the game’s structure pushing toward parity. But Boston did win its third World Series in a 10-year-span. Only eight teams…

  15. Bartolo Colon thinks he can pitch three more years

    Oct 11, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics Photo Day

    Susan Slusser spoke with the veteran A’s starter. He’s not ready to hang it up yet: Bartolo Colon tells me he would like to come back to the #Athletics if they give him the opportunity. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) October 11, 2013 Colon tells me he believes he can pitch three more years. Multi-year deal?…

  16. Bob Melvin gets bailed out by overpowering Verlander

    Oct 10, 2013, 11:37 PM EST

    Bob Melvin

    The A’s made the most impetuous decision of the postseason in starting Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon in Wednesday’s Game 5, choosing a rookie over the guy who finished second in the AL in ERA based on one excellent performance. And how’d the follow that up? By treating Game 5 against a completely dominant Justin…

  17. Athletics choose Sonny Gray over Bartolo Colon for ALDS Game 5 start versus Tigers

    Oct 9, 2013, 7:42 PM EST

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    We finally have an answer to the question of who the A’s will start in their decisive ALDS Game 5 against the Tigers on Thursday evening at O.Co Coliseum. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it will be 23-year-old Sonny Gray rather than veteran Bartolo Colon. Gray had a 2.67 ERA in…

  18. No announcement yet from A’s on Game 5 starter

    Oct 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    Bartolo Colon finished second in the AL in wins and ERA this year, but there’s increasing speculation that the A’s may pick Sonny Gray over him to make the Game 5 start against the Tigers. Colon took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS after giving up three runs in six innings, but it…

  19. Tigers put their faith in Justin Verlander for Game 5

    Oct 8, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    With the Tigers burning their likely Cy Young winner Max Scherzer in relief on Tuesday, Justin Verlander will get the nod on four days’ rest in Thursday’s Game 5 against the A’s. That Verlander was so exceptional in Game 2 against the A’s surely played into Jim Leyland using Scherzer in the seventh and eighth…

  20. A’s bullpen finally has an off night

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:52 PM EST

    Sean Doolittle

    Oakland’s bullpen entered Tuesday having gone nine straight games without allowing a run, dating back to Sept. 23. That streak snapped quickly in Game 4, with the bullpen surrendering five runs in two innings in the 8-6 loss. Sean Doolittle allowed the first two runs, one coming on Victor Martinez‘s disputed homer. He hadn’t allowed…

  21. Tigers force ALDS Game 5 with 8-6 victory over A’s

    Oct 8, 2013, 8:40 PM EST

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    There will be a Game 5 in Oakland on Thursday. Tigers starter Doug Fister yielded seven hits, a walk and three earned runs over a shaky six-inning outing and the Detroit offense appeared lifeless in the early frames, but a three-run fifth, a two-run seventh and a three-run eighth gave the American League Central champions…

  22. Yoenis Cespedes gets no help in Oakland’s Game 1 loss

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:19 AM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game One

    A triple and a two-run homer from Yoenis Cespedes simply wasn’t enough for the A’s Friday as the Tigers took Game 1 of the ALDS 3-2. Cespedes was responsible for two-thirds of Oakland’s hits in the game. The other was a little infield single from Brandon Moss in the seventh. Immediately after that was when…

  23. Max Scherzer’s strong effort leads Tigers to victory in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 5, 2013, 1:03 AM EST

    Max Scherzer

    Max Scherzer led the league in wins with 21 and WHIP with 0.97. He also logged the second-most double-digit strikeout games with eight, trailing the 12 of Yu Darvish. Among Game 1 starters on the American League side of the playoffs, Scherzer had to be the scariest and the Athletics saw exactly why tonight. The…

  24. Tigers get to Bartolo Colon to take an early 3-0 lead

    Oct 4, 2013, 9:51 PM EST

    Bartolo Colon

    Athletics starter Bartolo Colon got off to a very shaky start to kick off Game 1 of the ALDS against the Tigers. Austin Jackson doubled to right to lead off the inning. Colon then hit Torii Hunter with a pitch, and followed it up with a first-pitch meatball to the hobbled Miguel Cabrera, who drove…

  25. ALDS Game 1: Tigers vs. Athletics lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    The American League’s number two and three offenses will go at it shortly. Can each team’s respective ace limit the offense? Grab your popcorn. The game is scheduled for a 9:30 PM EDT start. Tigers: Austin Jackson, CF Torii Hunter, RF Miguel Cabrera, 3B Prince Fielder, 1B Victor Martinez, DH Alex Avila, C Omar Infante,…

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