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Report: Cardinals, Rockies Expected to Discuss Potential Trade Involving Troy Tulowitzki

2,069<p>The Cardinals’ quest to land a shortstop could heat up this week.<p>The Cardinals and Rockies are expected to discuss the parameters of a potential …

Is 2013 Rookie Class' Rapid Rise to Stardom a Sign of Things to Come?

It's fitting that Rookie of the Year is the first of Major League Baseball's individual awards, because the youngsters in the game are so impatient these days. In a good way.<p>More and more, baseball is becoming a young man's sport, which is evident in just how quickly these newbies—many of whom are …

Baseball

Big Moves Boston Red Sox Could Actually Pull off This Offseason

The talk of Boston's 2013 World Series championship has begun to wind down, and the focus has now shifted towards the Red Sox's offseason approach before 2014.<p>For Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, this offseason will be an active one, to put things lightly. Boston is looking at the very real …

Baseball

Qualifying Offer Decisions

• <b>Curtis Granderson</b> is "100 percent" turning down the Yankees' qualifying offer, a person involved in the situation tells Joel Sherman of the New York …

New York Yankees GM Meetings Preview

About an hour and a half south of where I live, General Manager’s from all 30 major league clubs are in Orlando, Florida for the annual GM meetings …

Baseball

Free Agent Profile: Juan Uribe

Prior to the season, there was speculation the Dodgers could release <b>Juan Uribe</b>, eating the $7MM remaining on his contract just to open up the roster …

Should the Rockies trade Tulo?

Everyone knows about the Winter Meetings. The Owners/GM meetings being held right now are just as important for offseason deals. It's like the scene …

Orioles Intrigued By Tim Hudson

The Orioles are intrigued by free agent starter <b>Tim Hudson</b> and have discussed him internally, reports Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com. The 38-year-old …

Crasnick On Cano, Tanaka, Price, Ellsbury

• Almost everyone sees <b>Robinson Cano</b> staying put with 19 votes for the <b>Yankees</b>, one vote for the <b>Dodgers</b>, and one for the <b>Cubs</b>. Nearly everyone sees Cano …

Nelson Cruz rejects qualifying offer

Outfielder Nelson Cruz has rejected the $14.1 million qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers.<p>The move was not a surprise to the Rangers, who …

Baseball

NL West Rumors: Giants, Garza, Tulowitzki, D’Backs

• Right now, there's no evidence that the <b>Rockies</b> will consider trading stars <b>Carlos Gonzalez</b> or <b>Troy Tulowitzki</b>, one GM tells Heyman. That GM said he has …

Trio declines Sox qualifying offers

ORLANDO, Fla. -- As expected, center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, shortstop Stephen Drew and first baseman Mike Napoli all declined their one-year, $14.1 …

Baseball

Curtis Granderson turns down offer

Outfielder Curtis Granderson officially turned down the Yankees' qualifying offer Monday. Granderson is now a free agent.<p>Robinson Cano and Hiroki …

St. Louis Cardinals

AL West Notes: Rangers, Profar, Chavez

The <b>Rangers</b> are looking for offensive firepower at the GM Meetings, writes Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas.com. “<i>More or less we’ve been telling clubs</i> …

AL Central Rumors: Hughes, Royals, Pierzynski, Twins

With <b>Ervin Santana</b> looking for a $100MM contract, the <b>Royals</b> are prepared to move on to look for other pitching options, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City …

Arbitration Breakdown: Max Scherzer

<i>Over the next few months, I will be discussing some of the higher profile upcoming arbitration cases. I will rely partly on my arbitration model</i> …

Victorino hits two homers, posts seven RBIs

MLB Trade Rumors: Latest on David Price, Matt Kemp and More Buzz

Trade activity is starting to heat up around Major League Baseball. While free agency is often viewed as the main avenue teams use to upgrade during the offseason, the open market is pretty weak, which will likely lead front offices to seek trades instead.<p>As always, it comes down to finding the …

David Price

AL East Notes: Wieters, Yankees, Red Sox, Granderson

• The <b>Yankees</b> have already opened dialogue with agents at the GM Meetings, according to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger (via Twitter). Our own Steve …

Free Agent Spotlight: Ervin Santana

Ervin Santana is some kind of mad genius. Of course, he didn't exactly choose to come out as a free agent when a number of teams need pitching and all of MLB will have a pay raise of sorts when it comes to television revenue, but it won’t hurt his cause.<p>MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar breaks down one …

Baseball

Jonathan Martin to Speak About Dolphins Hiatus During Interview with Tony Dungy

Offensive tackle Jonathan Martin has taken a leave of absence from the Miami Dolphins, the team confirmed. ESPN's Lisa Salters is reporting that he will miss the remainder of the season as he feels he can't return to the team.<p>The Dolphins announced plans to investigate the reported misconduct, …

Football (U.S.)

Oakland says Beckie Francis fired for mentally abusing players

Oakland University fired Beckie Francis as its women's basketball coach because she was mentally and emotionally abusing her players, was "obsessed" with the player's eating habits and body fat and refused to follow orders to separate her religion from her coaching, the school said in a new court …