As this odd hot stove season lingers on, we crunched the numbers to see who benefits most the later into the offseason contract negotiations take place.
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Some elite clubs have their rotations locked down, but other October hopefuls are a starting pitcher away from serious contention.
Yu Darvish is right for Wrigley, while J.D. Martinez might want to think twice about Boston. With big names still available, here is the best fit for each free agent.
From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
Pitchers Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Matt Shoemaker agreed to one-year deals with the Los Angeles Angels along with the team's other seven arbitration-eligible players.
Don't let the romanticism of October and November baseball cloud your judgment: Are the World Series clubs really at the top of the pack?
Reliever Blake Parker has avoided arbitration by agreeing Thursday to a $1.8 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton put the Big in the Big Apple. Is it a clown question to ask if both rank ahead of Bryce Harper in right field?
A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
Free-agent catcher Rene Rivera and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a one year, $2.8 million contract.
The best player in the game would have been a free agent had he not signed an extension in 2014. What if he were available this winter? Buckle your seat belts, baseball fans. Here's the sizzling hot stove we can now only dream of.
Left-hander Andrew Heaney has agreed to an $800,000, one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Angels.
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
This winter's freezeout of top free agents isn't an accident, but what's keeping the best available talents on the market into January?
These young franchise shortstops have begun a rivalry that will last for years. But who's better?
It's already January, but there are aces and sluggers looking for new homes. We find the best bet -- and a dark horse -- for the top available names.
The Astros' all-world infielder is the clear choice for No. 1. But beyond him, the competition gets fierce.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
The Giant has long been MLB's best catcher. But can he fend off stiff competition from rising stars like Gary Sanchez or Willson Contreras this year?
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.
Now that we've laid out the criteria for what makes a baseball season memorable, we put 2017 to the test.
From the very first World Series to the Cubs' first title in more than a century, we look back through the lens of history to list the stories, teams, players and plays that made their mark on MLB forever.
Baseball's elite teams are in a class of their own right now. Here's what the next seven teams need to do to catch the top tier.
Bringing the Babe Ruth of Japan stateside could inspire more creativity across the majors for using players regularly as both hitters and pitchers.