Andrew Cashner

Cubs Can Build a 2018 Champion Without Sacrificing Bryce Harper Dream

Anyone looking from afar can be forgiven if they perceive the Chicago Cubs to be so preoccupied with fitting Bryce Harper for a uniform that they're neglecting more immediate priorities.<p>Fear not. At least, not too much.<p>The Cubs ended their 2017 season by being thoroughly outclassed by the Los …

Tyler Chatwood

Report: Lynn's market is 'healthy,' at least 4 teams showing interest

Baseball's offseason market has been slow, and while top free agents like Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta remain unsigned, another starter coming off a …

Sports

2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: Starting Pitchers Tiers 1.0

The way the starting pitcher role has evolved over the last five years, the delineation between tiers has become more pronounced, according to Scott …

Sports

Texas Rangers: What is the right price for the Rangers bring back Yu Darvish? | SportsDay

Why the Rangers should still consider Yu Darvish at the right price<p>This is again why the Rangers have always tried to maintain a good relationship …

Baseball

Texas Rangers: Getting impatient with the Rangers? Why saying goodbye to Adrian Beltre, Cole Hamels might be next | SportsDay

Areas of improvement the Rangers have to see in 2018 from veteran starter Cole Hamels<p>"If he were GM," Daniels said, "he'd have probably made some …

Baseball

Free Agent Profile: Alex Cobb

<b>Pros / Strengths</b><p>Cobb has a career 3.50 ERA, and fielding-independent metrics like FIP (3.68), xFIP (3.62) and SIERA (3.73) all largely support that …

Baseball

Multiple Padres’ Top Prospects Will Be in MLB Spring Training

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 10: Josh Naylor of the World Team looks on during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at PETCO Park on July 10, 2016 in San …

Baseball

How the Pirates can maintain respectability after trading Gerrit Cole

The Pittsburgh Pirates kicked the stalled offseason into gear with a major trade Saturday evening, sending starter Gerrit Cole to the Houston Astros …

Baseball

Padres avoid arbitration with Galvis, Spangenberg, Yates, Szczur

The Padres on Friday avoided salary arbitration with infielders Freddy Galvis and Cory Spangenberg, reliever Kirby Yates and outfielder Matt Szczur. …

Rob Manfred

Top impact MLB free agents still looking for work

More than two months removed from the end of the World Series, the usually frenetic hot stove season has been rather cold. As a result, many of the …

Baseball

Texas Rangers: Astros beat writer: Biggest storyline of Rangers' season involves one of many bounce-back candidates | SportsDay

Astros beat writer: Biggest storyline of Rangers' season involves one of many bounce-back candidates<p>This Story is About...<p>Spring training is right …

Baseball

Five things the A’s must do before spring training begins

The to-do list<p>The recent Bay Area weather certainly wouldn’t suggest it, but spring training is just a month away. With that in mind, here’s the …

Bruce Maxwell

The Padres' arbitration-eligible players

K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune<p>The Padres last took a player to an arbitration hearing in 2014, with right-hander Andrew Cashner winning his …

MLB trade rumors and news for January 11th, 2018

<i>The MLB Daily Dish is a daily feature we're running here at MLBDD that rounds up roster-impacting news, rumors, and analysis. Have feedback or have</i> …

Baseball

Padres roster review: Colin Rea

<i>Sizing up the Padres’ 40-man roster, from A to Z, heading into the 2018 season.</i><p>COLIN REA<p><b>Position:</b> Right-handed pitcher• <b><br>2018 Opening Day age:</b></b> …

Don Mattingly

Astros steal Gerrit Cole away from Yankees’ grasp

Gerrit Cole is headed to an American League contender, just not the Yankees.<p>A deal between the Astros and Pirates for the right-hander has been …

Baseball

Blue Jays: Slow playing the market will pay dividends

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 15: Jarrod Dyson<p>We all know how slow the off-season has gone for not just the Toronto Blue Jays but all of the MLB. Instead of …

Baseball

Darvish still considering Rangers, but is it just wishful thinking?

News, not particularly big news, was made Tuesday by the Texas Rangers, who avoided arbitration with outfielder Ryan Rua on a one-year deal with …

Baseball

Inside Baseball MLB Notes | Astros Still Looking To Improve

Inside Baseball from Jon Heyman takes a look around MLB, with notes, news, rumors and more from (nearly) all 30 teams. For what each 2017 playoff …

Paul DeJong

Texas Rangers: Why the Rangers should still consider Yu Darvish at the right price | SportsDay

Why the Rangers should still consider Yu Darvish at the right price<p>This Story is About...<p><i>Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and</i> …

Baseball

Revisiting some free agent pitching talk

Over the weekend, the <b>Orioles</b> were once again linked to free agent right-hander Andrew Cashner. When the free agent period began, MLBTradeRumors.com …

Kevin Gausman

Angels spring training primer: Starting rotation

As the Angels head toward the first workout of spring training Feb. 14, we are providing a breakdown of how they stand with their roster. Players …

Shohei Ohtani

Where will Jays GM Ross Atkins turn next?

Five weeks remain until pitchers and catchers report to Dunedin in mid-February, and Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins still has somewhere in the …

Joe Biagini

Parker Bridwell is the elephant in the room

For every lackluster performance in 2017, there was an outstanding breakout. Blake Parker, JC Ramirez, and Martin Maldonado all contributed to …

Basketball

MLB trade rumors: Why has this Hot Stove season moved at a glacial pace?

Feels like every other column you’ve read lately has started with a line about how this offseason’s Hot Stove has moved at a glacial pace.<p>The biggest …

Baseball

Mensching: Fulmer not untouchable, but should come with very high price tag

Tony Paul's top 50 MLB free agents (Updated, Dec. 29)<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Like this topic? You may also like these …

Detroit

Rosenthal's Latest: Lynn, Cashner, Cubs, Soria, Swihart, Bour

Here are some hot stove-related items from The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (subscription required and recommended)…<p>The <b>Nationals</b> have interest in free …

Baseball

Chicago Cubs News: Rizzo trade anniversary; Arrieta reunion?

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 01: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after defeating the Cleveland Indians 9-3 to win Game Six of the 2016 World …

Sports

MLB free agency: Orioles met with Andrew Cashner

The Orioles have met with free agent Andrew Cashner to discuss the possibility of signing the right-handed starter, according to Ken Rosenthal of The …

Ken Rosenthal

Baltimore Orioles: Who’s not attending the pitching minicamp

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 14: Miguel Castro #50 of the Baltimore Orioles bumps fists with Jonathan Schoop #6 after beating the Seattle Mariners 11-3 at …

Baseball