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  1. The MLBPA is serious about investigating leaks to reporters regarding Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales

    Apr 22, 2014, 8:53 AM EDT

    Tony Clark

    I’m not sure what Tony Clark is trying to do here, but he’s doing it all the same.

  2. “No way” Yankees sign Stephen Drew or Kendrys Morales

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    stephen drew getty tall

    Agent Scott Boras is raising stink over anonymous executives making comments about his unsigned clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales, claiming they were “damaged” by the comments and “it’s a clear violation of the CBA.”

  3. Scott Boras says anonymous comments about Morales, Drew “a clear violation of the CBA”

    Apr 13, 2014, 11:05 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Superagent Scott Boras isn’t happy about anonymous comments made about his clients Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, who are still unemployed.

  4. Rob Manfred* to Tony Clark: “lighten up, Francis”

    Apr 11, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

    Rob Manfred

    Well, not in so many words. But that’s clearly the message.

  5. Tony Clark decries an ESPN story in which executives speculate about Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales’ value

    Apr 11, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

    Tony Clark

    Good luck finding out the anonymous sources who fueled this story, Mr. Clark.

  6. Will Middlebrooks hopes new contact lenses are the key to success in 2014

    Mar 30, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    will middlebrooks getty

    Will Middlebrooks was a consensus top-100 prospect going into the 2012 season and he did not disappoint, blasting 15 home runs with an .835 OPS in 286 plate appearances in the big leagues. He wasn’t nearly as good last season, slashing .227/.271/.425. As it turns out, Middlebrooks’ deteriorating vision might have been at least partially…

  7. The Rangers have been scouting Darwin Barney

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:20 AM EDT

    Darwin Barney Getty

    There is a pretty big demand for middle infielders among contending teams these days. The Yankees, the Tigers and now the Rangers either have age, injury or simple lack of quality to contend with among their infielders. And with Stephen Drew seemingly radioactive, there aren’t a lot of candidates around baseball to fill these holes.…

  8. 2014 Preview: Boston Red Sox

    Mar 26, 2014, 1:30 AM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Boston Red Sox. The Big Question: Have the Red Sox taken the steps necessary to avoid a post-championship decline? No…

  9. The Yankees infield range is “the worst in baseball”

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

    Brian Roberts

    That’s what a scout tells Jon Heyman: According to one big-league scout in spring training, the Yankees have to have the least range on the infield of any major-league team. While he’s only in Florida, he seems pretty certain. “It’s got to be the worst in baseball,” the scout said. Derek Jeter‘s range hasn’t been great for years,…

  10. Report: Scott Boras insists he has three-year, $39M offer on the table for Stephen Drew

    Mar 22, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    Scott Boras AP

    With a little over one week remaining before the (traditional) start of the regular season, free agent Stephen Drew has yet to find a home. And while some have speculated that the Tigers could be a potential match given that Jose Iglesias is expected to miss the season with stress fractures in both of his…

  11. The Tigers could still get Stephen Drew on a one-year deal

    Mar 21, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    stephen drew getty tall

    Shockingly, mere hours after the Tigers trade for a shortstop, “a person familiar with Drew’s thinking” tells the Detroit Free Press that Stephen Drew could be had by the Tigers on a one-year deal. He’d sure as heck be better than Andrew Romine and the cast of in-house options the Tigers have for short. And…

  12. Jose Iglesias out 4-6 months, could miss entire season

    Mar 20, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias Getty

    Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has been diagnosed with stress fractures in both legs and the team announced today that he’s expected to miss a minimum of 4-6 months, putting his entire season in jeopardy. Iglesias was initially diagnosed with stress reactions, but Cash Kruth of MLB.com reports that further examination discovered fractures and significantly increased…

  13. Rangers shut down shortstop Elvis Andrus from throwing

    Mar 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Elvis Andrus

    Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar is finally cleared to play defense after missing time with a shoulder injury, but now shortstop Elvis Andrus has been shut down with elbow problems for the second time this month. Andrus will take at least a few games off and Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports…

  14. Jose Iglesias confirms he has stress fractures in both of his legs

    Mar 17, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias Getty

    It was reported over the weekend that Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss most (or potentially all) of the season due to lingering pain from a shin condition and now we have some clarity about the exact nature of the injury. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Iglesias confirmed today that he has been diagnosed…

  15. Report: Tigers to make a “serious run” at Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin

    Mar 16, 2014, 8:55 PM EDT

    Nick Franklin Getty

    Mariners shortstop Nick Franklin has been named in trade rumors throughout the off-season and into the spring. The Mets have been one team strongly linked to him. But with the Tigers hurting at the position after learning that Jose Iglesias will not be ready for the start of the regular season — at least —…

  16. Scott Boras says clients Stephen Drew and Kendrys Morales still willing to wait for the right deal

    Mar 15, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

    stephen drew red sox getty

    With about two weeks to go until the start of the regular season, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales still remain unemployed. Both players rejected $14.1 million qualifying offers from the Red Sox and Mariners, respectively, hoping to sign big, multi-year contracts, but it never happened. Meanwhile, players like Nelson Cruz and Ervin Santana,…

  17. Report: Jose Iglesias could miss most of the 2014 season

    Mar 15, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    Earlier, D.J. Short wondered if the Tigers would make a play for free agent Stephen Drew after it was reported that shortstop Jose Iglesias would begin the season on the disabled list with shin splints. It may be worse than the Tigers expected. ESPN’s Jim Bowden is reporting that Iglesias could miss most of the…

  18. Could the Tigers make a play for Stephen Drew?

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew Getty

    The Mets and Red Sox have been mentioned most often as possible landing spots for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but as these situations often go, he might end up in an unexpected place. Peter Gammons brought up an interesting possibility earlier today: I would not bet against rumor sending Stephen Drew to Tigers— Peter…

  19. Stephen Drew regrets not taking the qualifying offer from the Red Sox

    Mar 13, 2014, 10:32 AM EDT

    Stephen Drew Getty

    Don’t expect Scott Boras to admit this — or for him to allow Stephen Drew to publicly do so — but Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe has the inside scoop: Red Sox players say Stephen Drew now regrets not taking the qualifying offer when he had the chance. But the veteran players have turned…

  20. The Mets could solve their shortstop problem via a trade with the Diamondbacks

    Mar 13, 2014, 7:52 AM EDT

    Mets shortstop Tejada cannot field an RBI hit by Twins' Plouffe in Minneapolis

    The Mets shortstop situation is still in flux. Or a mess. Or a tire fire. Or is being overly-focused upon because nothing else is going on. Take your pick. Just know that it’s what everyone who goes to Port St. Lucie is talking about. The latest being John Harper of the Daily News. Who, after noting…

  21. The Collective Bargaining Agreement won’t be changed until it expires

    Mar 8, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Kendrys Morales

    Yesterday, Brewers starter Kyle Lohse criticized the qualifying offer system. Lohse rejected a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Cardinals after the 2012 season, hoping to get a lucrative deal in free agency. He ended up jobless well into march until the Brewers jumped in and signed him to a three-year, $33 million deal. This…

  22. Kyle Lohse criticizes the qualifying offer system

    Mar 7, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Milwaukee Brewers

    Deep into the off-season, Ubaldo Jimenez, Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Ervin Santana, and Kendrys Morales were still free agents despite being productive players last season. Jimenez and Cruz recently signed with the Orioles, but the latter three still remain unsigned with the regular season just weeks away. All five rejected $14.1 million qualifying offers from…

  23. Report: Free agent right-hander Ervin Santana is considering changing agents

    Mar 6, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

    ervin santana getty

    Perhaps Ervin Santana‘s frustration is beginning to boil over as he remains unsigned with the start of the regular season just weeks away. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has an interesting new wrinkle on his situation: Sources: Free-agent RHP Ervin Santana considering a change of agents. Currently represented by Bean Stringfellow of Proformance.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)…

  24. 2014 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…

  25. Red Sox not actively negotiating with Stephen Drew

    Feb 26, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

    stephen drew getty tall

    From Alex Speier, the Red Sox beat reporter at WEEI.com: According to multiple industry sources, with the Red Sox on the verge of starting spring training games, the team has not been engaged in substantive talks since the opening of camp with shortstop Stephen Drew. The team has not ruled out categorically the possibility of re-signing the shortstop, but…

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