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  1. Nationals re-sign Michael Gonzalez

    Mar 27, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

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    Left-hander Michael Gonzalez has re-signed with the Nationals after being released by the team earlier this week. It’s a pattern we’ve seen often this spring: Veteran player on a minor-league contract gets released so the team doesn’t have to pay him a $100,000 “retention” bonus, goes looking for a big-league roster spot elsewhere, and then…

  2. Nationals release Michael Gonzalez

    Mar 25, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

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    Washington’s bullpen is tough one to crack and Michael Gonzalez wasn’t able to so on a minor-league contract, so the Nationals have released the veteran left-hander. Gonzalez is 35 years old, but still seems capable of helping some teams as a middle reliever after posting a 4.68 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 50 innings for…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. The Brewers are one awful baseball team right now

    Apr 7, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

    Kyle Lohse

    First of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitches, even though Ryan Braun can’t play because of a neck injury. That leaves them with a three-man bench that just doesn’t work in National League games. Second of all, the Brewers are carrying 13 pitchers. Why on earth is John Axford pitching a second inning in…

  6. 2013 Free Agency Tracker

    Dec 23, 2012, 9:36 PM EST

    Zack Greinke, Ned Colletti, Magic Johnson

    We’ll be updating this one throughout the offseason. Players are listed based on their ranking in the Top 111 Free Agents. At the bottom is a listing of free agents who signed before the ranking came out, and we’ll be adding signings of players who didn’t make the top 111 as they come in. (Update:…

  7. Nationals unlikely to re-sign reliever Sean Burnett

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

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    Sean Burnett has gotten so much interest from other teams that he’s probably priced out of the Nationals’ budget to re-sign. Burnett has been linked to no fewer than a half-dozen other teams as a free agent and general manager Mike Rizzo admitted to Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com that “right now, I don’t see a…

  8. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  9. Koji Uehara blocked a trade to Toronto because “the weather is an issue”

    Feb 20, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    For now at least Koji Uehara remains with the Rangers, but he seems destined to be traded before Opening Day and has already blocked a potential deal that would have sent him to the Blue Jays. T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com asked Uehara why he vetoed a move to Toronto and the 36-year-old reliever replied: The…

  10. Rangers interested in re-signing reliever Michael Gonzalez

    Jan 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    2011 World Series Game 7 - Texas Rangers v St Louis Cardinals

    Michael Gonzalez threw just seven innings for the Rangers after coming over from the Orioles in an August 31 trade, but pitched well in the playoffs and impressed the team enough that they’re interested in re-signing the left-handed reliever. Gonzalez underwent minor knee surgery shortly after the season ended and Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas…

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