Re-signing Danny Duffy Might Just be the First Step
Not much went right for the Kansas City Royals in 2016, but at least there was Danny Duffy. And now he'll be around for several more years to come.
Where Trumbo, Carter, and Others Should Land
The MLB free agent market may finally start moving again. So before it does, we picked the destinations for Mark Trumbo, Chris Carter, and plenty more.
The Wind Up: Harper, Gray and Arbitration
Bryce Harper gets a massive raise but remains underpaid. Plus, more from arbitration-avoiding weekend—including what our favorite one-year deal is.
Will Iván Nova Bring Stability to the Pirates?
When the offseason started, you could've made the case that Iván Nova was going to sign for much more money. Not so. But what does he bring to Pittsburgh?
Daniel Hudson Starts Anew in Pittsburgh
After establishing his career with the Diamondbacks, then having to rebuild it, Daniel Hudson is off to start a new chapter with the Pirates.
The Wind Up: Manny Goes to Japan
MLB's offseason continues to drag along, nobody wants to spend money on home run hitters, and Manny Ramirez is going to play baseball again.
The Birth of the Designated Hitter
On January 11, 1973, the Designated Hitter was born. The AL would embrace the idea. The NL, not so much. And Ron Blomberg would become the first-ever DH.
The Birth of the Designated Hitter
On January 11, 1973, the Designated Hitter was born. The AL would embrace the idea. The NL, not so much. And Ron Blomberg would become the first-ever DH.
Juan Marichal, the Dandy Dominican
"The Dandy Dominican," Juan Marichal, had a heckuva baseball career. What would he accomplish in his rookie season? And, what went down in 1965?
The Hall of Fame Case for Doc Adams
For everything that Daniel Lucius "Doc" Adams has done for baseball, it's downright astonishing he's not in baseball's Hall of Fame.
Did the San Diego Padres have a Successful Season?
The San Diego Padres knew they were rebuilding during the 2016 campaign and made several moves accordingly. But was the '16 campaign a success?
Edwin Encarnación Finds a Home in Cleveland
Imagine a fully healthy Cleveland ballclub in 2017. Adding Edwin Encarnación for the next few seasons just makes them all the scarier.
After 10 Years in Boston, Clay Buchholz Heads to Philly
A career that could have been much better has routinely been plagued by injury. So what's next for Clay Buchholz following a decade in Boston? Philadelphia.
Odubel Herrera, Phillies Find Rule 5 Success
Rule 5 successes are few and far between, but every once in a while a gem appears. Enter Odubel Herrera, who just signed a five-year extension with Philly.
MLB's Hazing Ban Doesn't Address the Deeper Issue
It recently came to light that MLB will enforce an Anti-Hazing ban. And while eradicating hazing is an important step, it fails to address bigger issues.
Catching Up on the Relief Market
Not every MLB transaction will shake you to your core, but Koji Uehara, Mike Dunn, Junichi Tazawa, and Brad Ziegler all found new homes this past week.
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