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  • Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings

    Trades for hitters could highlight baseball's winter meetings
    Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big. One reason: teams looking for offense...
  • Outfielders a top target for Orioles at this week's winter meetings

    The Orioles' offseason to-do list looked dramatically different a week ago. Re-signing outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis was paramount. Trying to get a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Torii Hunter was a potential fallback option. But in...
  • Can Angels fans believe Dipoto that off-season is about accent players?

    To many Angels fans, General Manager Jerry Dipoto is like the boy who cried wolf. Whatever Dipoto says, especially this time of year, they tend to believe the opposite. Asked about free-agent Albert Pujols in November of 2011, Dipoto said the slugger...
  • Girardi expects A-Rod at third in '15, but will it be enough?

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - New York Yankees - INSIDE PITCH The New York Yankees spent nearly $500 million last offseason to avoid a second straight quiet October yet that's exactly what unfolded as a disappointing offense, especially from...
  • Young Royals well-positioned to contend again

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Kansas City Royals - INSIDE PITCH After a 29-year hiatus from postseason play, the Kansas City Royals took a wild and zany playoff ride that carried them to Game 7 of the World Series before then fell 3-2 to the...
  • Rebuilding Red Sox sign Sandoval, Ramirez

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH The Boston Red Sox began rebuilding over the summer. General manager Ben Cherington continued overhauling the team in late November, signing switch-hitting third baseman Pablo Sandoval...
  • Royals re-sign relief ace Luke Hochevar to two-year deal worth $10 million

    In organizational meetings in November, as the Royals pondered their route back to the World Series in 2015, team officials stressed the importance of preserving their pitching strength. The team has yet to find a replacement in the starting rotation...
  • Sam Mellinger: Royals will need to spend to hit 'Better Than 2014' goal

    The internal mandate is ambitious, but professional sports is no place for the shy, so here it comes: The Royals will be better on opening day 2015 than on the first day of the 2014 season, which ended with them in the World Series. That's the...
  • Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?

    Could Red Sox now be the best fit for Cole Hamels?
    With the Boston Red Sox signing free agents Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez this week, they've helped turn the heat up on the MLB Hot Stove. The Red Sox are hoping the two signings will solidify the left side of their infield but they are still left...
  • As baseball's Hot Stove League burns, are Dodgers fiddling around?

    The Boston Red Sox got Hanley Ramirez, and Pablo Sandoval too. The Dodgers got Juan Nicasio. He is a pitcher, given away by the Colorado Rockies, the team most desperate for pitching in all of baseball. It was that kind of Monday in Los Angeles, on...
  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton on record deal: This is not a lottery ticket, it's work

    Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton on record deal: This is not a lottery ticket, it's work
    The Miami Marlins finally have a superstar to call their own for the long haul. Giancarlo Stanton signed the long-term deal Wednesday that few in baseball  thought would happen. The Marlins gave the slugging right fielder plenty of reasons with a $325...