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How to Stop Tommy John Surgery?

Whatever we are doing with pitchers isn’t working. They are all hurt, all the time. What can we do to improve the health of pitchers? Bill James …

Fantasy Sports

Tigers Sign Jordan Zimmermann

<b>TODAY, 11:33am:</b> The deal is backloaded, per another Heyman tweet. Zimmermann will take home $18MM apiece in the first two years, then earn $24MM in …

The D-Backs want what they can't have in Johnny Cueto

Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Diamondbacks' offer for Johnny Cueto, why the Tigers signed Jordan Zimmermann and the relief market. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all kinds of …

Trade Market Watch: Jonathan Lucroy In 2016? | Page 6 of 6

Source: Jared Wickerham/ Getty Images North America<p><b>1. Pittsburgh Pirates</b><p>The Pirates missed the postseason by one game in 2015. Mind you, that game …

Baseball

Baseball America names Pirates organization of the year

Baseball America on Monday named the Pirates their organization of the year, an honor bestowed after the Pirates won 98 games and made the playoffs …

Pittsburgh

Cubs Acquire Rex Brothers

The Cubs announced today that they have acquired left-handed reliever <b>Rex Brothers</b> from the Rockies in exchange for minor league lefty <b>Wander Cabrera</b>. …

Baseball

Renderings of Cubs' upcoming plaza include video board, grass lot

A plaza for fans and Cubs' offices is under construction on the west side of Wrigley Field. Here is how it should look upon completion.<p>The Chicago …

Braves Sign Bud Norris

The Braves have agreed to a one-year major league deal with free agent righty <b></b><b>Bud Norris</b>, the club announced. He’ll earn $2.5MM for 2016, according to …

San Diego

Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

Dave Roberts has never managed in the big leagues, but as the Dodgers went through the process of picking someone, he became the safe option for …

2015 Mets season review: Matt Harvey

Welcome back, old friend. With memories of his 2012 and 2013 dominance still fresh in their minds, Mets fans greatly anticipated the return of ace …

Major League Baseball

Ask BD: Pedro Alvarez's legacy with the Pirates

Thanks, everyone, for your questions. If you want to keep asking them, I'll keep answering them, so keep firing away.<p><i>Woobie: Assuming he is gone, how</i> …

Baseball

Report: Mark McGwire to be named Padres bench coach

Current Los Angeles Dodgers hitting coach and former MLB star Mark McGwire is expected to be named the new bench coach for the San Diego Padres, …

61 years ago, the Pirates selected Roberto Clemente from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 Draft

Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente played all 2,433 of his career games -- accumulated all 3,000 of his hits, smacked all 440 of his doubles …

Rex Brothers shocked by Rockies' move, but confident in bright future

For Rex Brothers, shock has turned into possibility.The left-handed reliever admits he never thought the Rockies would cut ties with him, but said …

Cubs have many options available to fortify their rotation substantially

Cubs manager Joe Maddon was eager to get involved in recruiting impact free agents such as former Rays standout David Price.<p>That was shortly before President Theo Epstein was courting Jeff Samardzija and during the same time Jake Arrieta said he would "love" to have Zack Greinke.<p>And the grin from …

On this date, in one small Pennsylvania town, Stan Musial and Ken Griffey Jr. were born

By Michael Clair @michaelsclair<p>Somebody get Mulder and Scully on the phone and have them check out to Donora, Pennsylvania. The small town with a …

Cubs Have Reportedly Checked in on John Lackey, Who is an Interesting Option

As we discussed yesterday in the context of trade talks with the Braves, all conversations about starting pitchers on whom the Cubs are checking in …

John Lackey

The Pirates are shopping Neil Walker

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Pirates have been shopping second baseman Neil Walker. The Orioles are among the teams with which the …

Pirates protect top prospects in advance of Rule 5 draft

The Pirates added four players to their 40-man roster Friday, including top prospects Tyler Glasnow, Josh Bell and Harold Ramirez.<p>Friday marked the …

Baseball

Ten big-name players who could be traded this offseason

We have already seen some big names -- such as Craig Kimbrel and Andrelton Simmons -- traded this offseason. But those deals were just the appetizers.<p>…

Shapiro: 'It's nice to come in and inherit an MVP'

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro has walked into a pretty good situation.<p>Shapiro took over a team coming off an American League East division …

Who's next: 5 more players on the verge of retirement

Baseball has become a young man's game.<p>Twenty-three-year-old Bryce Harper became the youngest unanimous winner of the NL MVP on Thursday, just one …

Adam Lind Reportedly Traded to Seattle Mariners

Coming off a 94-loss season and needing to build their team from the bottom up, the Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly traded first baseman Adam Lind to the Seattle Mariners.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Mariners Reportedly Land Lind<p>Wednesday, Dec. 9<p>Lind has been traded to the Mariners in exchange for …

Baseball

Chris Davis Reportedly Re-Signs with Baltimore Orioles

After a terrific rebound season in 2015, free-agent first baseman Chris Davis has reportedly decided to rejoin the Baltimore Orioles, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Roch Kubatko of MASN confirmed the report.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Orioles Remaining in Contact With Davis<p>Tuesday, Jan. …

Baseball

Bryce Harper might get even better, everyone

What do you do after one of the greatest seasons a 22-year-old has ever had? Get better, apparently.<p>Reminder: It wasn't just weirdos in the bowels of the Internet who thought Bryce Harper was overrated. It wasn't just the gurgling of hot-take artists on the radio, or the talking heads on TV. It was …

Tigers acquire Cameron Maybin from Braves in 3-player trade

Maybin returns to the team that drafted him 10 years ago.<p>The Detroit Tigers acquired center fielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for pitchers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier, the teams announced on Friday.<p>Maybin, 28, hit .267/.327/.370 with 18 doubles and 10 …

Roger Clemens: I Would Want Red Sox Hat On Hall Of Fame Plaque If Inducted

1,046<p>Photo via Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens<p>Roger Clemens donned many baseball caps during his career. But which one would he want to …

Honeycutt: Greinke can be like Maddux

LOS ANGELES -- Rick Honeycutt said he was "a little bit shocked" that Zack Greinke didn't win the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, but he …

How the continued snubbing of Mike Trout is Ted Williams all over again

When it comes to MVP voting, Mike Trout is the human embodiment of the shruggie. All he has done is turn in the greatest four-year run to start a …