Outfielder Howie Kendrick and the Washington Nationals have finalized their $7 million, two-year contract.
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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.
His dog is named Wrigley, and one of his best friends is a star in Chicago. Does that make next winter's top free agent and the Cubs a perfect fit?
Veteran utility man Howie Kendrick agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Washington Nationals.
Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer
Re-signing utilityman Howie Kendrick (for two years and $7 million) is the latest reflection that new Nationals skipper Dave Martinez is going to wind up managing almost entirely the same team Dusty Baker had a shot with last year. The biggest change will be a full season with a healed up Adam Eaton, while the most notable camp competition might be for the last slot in the rotation, with NRIs Edwin Jackson and Tommy Milone and prospect Erick Fedde in the mix.
We dust off our crystal ball for our annual glimpse into one extreme -- though not completely implausible -- season in the Bronx.
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.
Third baseman Anthony Rendon avoided salary arbitration with the Nationals on Friday when he agreed to a one-year deal worth $12.3 million. The team also reached deals with Michael Taylor and Tanner Roark.
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?
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?
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.
First baseman/outfielder Matt Adams can earn $500,000 in performance bonuses as part of his $4 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.
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.
Starting with guys such as Nolan Arenado and Kris Bryant, third is stocked with top performers, but they can't all be No. 1. And where's Manny Machado?
The Astros' all-world infielder is the clear choice for No. 1. But beyond him, the competition gets fierce.
Where future Hall of Famers used to dominate, a younger group of power hitters has pushed its way into the ranks of baseball's best.
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.
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.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
There are fewer frontline starters than ever before, but the ones who still lord over the game are something special. So which one is No. 1?
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.