Carlos Santana

10 under-the-radar Hot Stove bargains to watch

One of the best parts of free agency is watching the different strategies teams utilize. Some will pounce early, while others are willing to wait out …

Curtis Granderson

Cleveland Indians: Not entirely out of the Jay Bruce sweepstakes

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)<p>Cleveland Indians fans may have already given up on retaining Jay Bruce, but a return to Cleveland isn’t …

Sports

Why the 100-win Indians, Astros and Dodgers could be even better in 2018

The 2017 season was extraordinary for many reasons, including this one: the Dodgers, Indians and Astros all won 100 games -- 104, 102 and 101 to be …

Yonder Alonso

Cleveland Indians: Bryan Shaw ranked high among free agent pitchers

(Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)<p>Some Cleveland Indians fans may hate Bryan Shaw, but he is one of the top available arms in this year’s free …

Major League Baseball

Holiday music treats boast strong San Diego flavor

There’s a sound reason why Taylor Swift released her new album earlier this month and why U2 will be putting its new album out on Dec. 1. More albums …

Eric Clapton

Looking For A Match In A Jose Abreu Trade

With the White Sox continuing their rebuild, it only makes sense that the team is open to the idea of trading slugger <b>Jose Abreu</b>. The first baseman is …

Baseball

Signing Eric Hosmer: Pros, cons, and predictions

<i>In this five-part series, theScore's MLB editors break down the pros and cons of signing the top free agents in this year's class, and predict where</i> …

Baseball

Raiders owner Mark Davis' air guitar on shovel was an ode to Carlos Santana

ALAMEDA, Calif. -- The photo went viral -- Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis, construction helmet on his head, playing air guitar with a shovel …

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Texas Rangers: Future Rangers? Breaking down Shohei Ohtani, free agents, pitchers, Texas' roster and more | SportsDay

Future Rangers? Breaking down Shohei Ohtani, free agents, pitchers, Texas' roster and more<p>This Story is About...<p>Here's everything you need to know …

Sports

How the Minnesota Twins should approach long-term extensions

These deals are tricky for both sides, and always come down to balancing risk and reward. Both the team and player are taking a significant risk by …

Baseball

Cleveland Indians: What our staff is thankful for heading into 2018

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)<p>The Cleveland Indians fell short of the ultimate goal in 2017, but our staff shared why they are thankful for …

Sports

Each MLB Team's Nightmare 2017-18 Offseason Scenario

Every MLB franchise enters the offseason with dreams. Unfortunately, like all dreams, they can curdle into nightmares.<p>In some cases, it's a club failing to acquire the assets necessary to remain a viable contender or vault toward a title. In others, it's a squad selling low on a bankable asset or …

Andrew Cashner

Joe Morgan's letter about steroids and Hall of Fame is height of hypocrisy

9:42AM<p><b>Danny Abriano, SNY.tv</b> | Twitter |<p>Hall-of-Famer <b>Joe Morgan</b> sent a letter to every Hall of Fame voter on Tuesday, imploring them to not vote for …

Baseball

Boston Red Sox: Potential Underrated Free Agency Targets [Opinion]

Looking ahead at the upcoming MLB free agency period, there are quite a few high-profile names available. It is expected to be one of the busiest …

Jonathan Lucroy

Indians 'window of opportunity' could be closing soon

Baseball is more fun when your team is playing in late October, like the Indians did in 2016 before falling to the Chicago Cubs in one of the …

Cleveland

The 2018 Free-Agent Landmines

Yesterday, we covered my five favorite buys in this free-agent class relative to their expected contracts. Today, we’re doing the other side of the …

Andrew Cashner

Existing posting rules will apply to Shohei Otani, pushing the new rules back a year

Shohei Otani is pleased. An agreement has been reached that will extend the pre-existing posting rules of International players an extra year, …

Shohei Otani

Looking at Andrew McCutchen’s Trade Value

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen<p>Andrew McCutchen once again might be on the trade block as he was a year ago. With one year left on …

Sports

MLB free agent predictions: Where J.D. Martinez, Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta will land

The period between the general manager meetings and the winter meetings – set to run this year from Dec. 11-14 – often brings about a spurt of free agent activity as MLB teams flush with cash are eager to spend it before the holidays.<p>So look for the action to start picking up sometime after the …

Sports

Philadelphia Phillies: Pursuit of Carlos Santana wouldn’t make sense

In what has to be one of the more odd free agent links so far this Hot Stove season, the Philadelphia Phillies were linked over the weekend to former …

Rhys Hoskins

Hot stove stock watch: Which contenders should buy? Which pretenders should sell?

Baseball's offseason is a time for setting and, in some cases, resetting expectations as we move toward the 2018 season. For many teams, the baseline …

Pat Neshek

St. Louis Cardinals: Carlos Santana or Eric Hosmer?

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Carlos Santana<p>The St. Louis Cardinals have been rumored as a candidate to sign free agent Eric Hosmer, especially if a …

Baseball

Padres mailbag: Could Wil Myers return to the outfield?

Welcome to the first installment of the Union-Tribune’s offseason Padres mailbag. The plan is to run this feature twice a month before spring …

Eric Hosmer

Boston Red Sox Rumors: Breaking down team’s best fit at first base

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 30: Mitch Moreland<p><b>The Boston Red Sox have been linked to many players so far this offseason. With Mitch Moreland entering free</b> …

Sports

Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from Dodgers

Relievers among 4 added to Atlanta's 40-man roster<p>ATLANTA -- Alex Anthopoulos' first two transactions as the Braves' general manager were influenced …

Logan Forsythe

Minnesota Twins: 5 undervalued free agent hitters to pursue

As the Minnesota Twins look to the offseason, where could they possibly invest some money to get a bargain bat?<p>The Minnesota Twins have been rumored …

Sports

Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, J.D. Martinez, Carlos Santana

Could Blake Swihart play second base? (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive)<p>If you need offense this offseason, J.D. Martinez is the best you can do. (Grant …

J. D. Martinez

Each MLB team’s most important free agent

Pretty much every MLB team will have to deal with the reality that a few of their players are headed to free agency. For many teams, the ability to …

Baseball

Cleveland Indians ranked No. 5 in SI’s offseason power rankings

(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)<p>The Cleveland Indians are expected to be contenders once again in 2018, and that is reflected in SI’s MLB …

Sports

The 2018 Free-Agent Bargains

Last week, I released my top-50 list for the free agents available this offseason, including both my own and our community’s forecasts for the …

Baseball