Eric Hosmer

MLB front offices are getting smarter, and that's a problem for Boras

Major League Baseball front offices are playing a game of chicken with Scott Boras.<p>It's been a painfully slow winter, and Boras, who currently …

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MLB trade rumors and news for January 21st, 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> …

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Cold weather, cold market edition: "10 questions for O's fans"

So many questions, so little time. Actually that is not right at all. We have just 10 questions for you to answer today, and take all the time you …

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Sunday Soapbox: Kansas City Royals need to wake up

Kansas City Royals. (Photo by Reed Hoffmann/Getty Images)<p>The 2018 MLB season is going to be here before we know it. Well, at least it looks like …

Major League Baseball

AL Notes: Lewis, Reed, Blue Jays, Royals

<b>Colby Lewis</b>’ playing career seemed to end back in November when he accepted a job as a special assistant to <b>Rangers</b> GM Jon Daniels, and the veteran …

Addison Reed

MLB’s new brand of collusion has halted the off season

On November 2, some 79 days ago, MLB Trade Trade Rumors released their list of the top 50 free agents. The next day, Masahiro Tanaka (ranked No. 5 on …

Masahiro Tanaka

Has the NL West Become the Best Division in the MLB?

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 2: Cory Spangenberg<p>Unfortunately for Padres fans, the National League Western division has become one of the most …

Sports

NL West Notes: Padres, Yelich, Giants, Dahl

Some news and notes from around the NL West…<p>In a reader mailbag piece, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune casts doubt on the <b>Padres</b>’ chances of …

Christian Yelich

Imagine what could have been if Chargers had drafted Tom Brady

<i>Sez Me …</i><p>I often wonder about Tom “Thumb” Brady, the San Diego Charger. And what might have been. And where we would be now. And if he would have — …

Rooney Rule

Royals Rumors: Re-signing Eric Hosmer could mean trading other players

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals looks on during the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive field …

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Padres mailbag: Is a run at Christian Yelich next?

Hello, Padres fans. I hope the offseason finds you well. It has been an odd winter, lacking the level of activity baseball-watchers crave before …

Christian Yelich

The Free Agent Market Is Slow Partially Because It's Extremely Flawed

January is past its midpoint, and there's been no thaw in the free agent market. Just five of the top 20 free agents on The Reiter 50 have signed, …

Sports

MLB free agents: Jake Arrieta or Yu Darvish? Who provides the best value?

Two top free-agent pitchers remain unsigned with less than a month until pitchers and catchers report to spring training.

Yu Darvish

Inside Baseball | Scott Boras Weighs In On Slow Market

It has been a weird and crazy free-agent market. On that score everyone agrees.<p>The opinions differ when it comes to two things: What caused the …

Scott Boras

For baseball fans, this hot stove league has done little to warm things up

Maybe it’s the snow. Maybe it’s the boredom of a glacial free-agent market. But Rogers Hornsby’s words keep coming to mind: “People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do: I stare out the window and wait for spring.”<p>Impatience now gnaws at the nerves of …

Sports

Cleveland Indians: Predicting the cost of a Lindor extension

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 11: Francisco Lindor<p>If you’re an Indians fan with an eye on the long term, chances are you’ve played the numbers game a time …

Sports

MLB Bullets wants to speed things up

I wrote this on Twitter late last night, but I’ll repeat it here. From the perspective of how much work I’m expected to do, the Cubs adding a second …

Rob Manfred

AL Notes & Rumors: Archer, Royals, Dozier, Red Sox

It remains unclear whether the <b>Rays</b> will move <b>Chris Archer</b>, but Jon Morosi of MLB.com writes that they and other teams have been “engaged in consistent …

Baseball

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Falling to Paces

MLB wants to institute it’s new Pace Of Play rules by fiat......Of course, the Player’s Union is objecting, but there is little they can do about it …

Baseball

Report: MLB players increasingly frustrated with union head Tony Clark

After ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement last winter that will run through the 2021 season, a robust cast of free agents are struggling …

Sports

Tale of the Tape—Dynasty: Wil Myers vs Eric Hosmer

Full access to this article is for Baseball Prospectus subscribers.<p>Sign up today to get access to insightful analysis for the discerning baseball …

Five ways the MLB players union can fix baseball and get young players more money

If the MLBPA wants to repair MLB's salary structure, it should push for more money for young players<p>Major League Baseball is broken. At least …

Baseball

Are the Red Sox going to sign J.D. Martinez or what? Here's what we know

It wasn’t an "Open For Business" sign, as his mentor Roland Hemond once hung on a table in a lobby at winter meetings long ago. But Dave Dombrowski …

J. D. Martinez

Ronald Acuna for Christian Yelich Is Not a Crazy Ask

The Marlins have sold off a bunch of valuable pieces this offseason. You might’ve heard. Giancarlo Stanton? Traded. Marcell Ozuna? Traded. Dee …

Sports Analytics

2018 Fantasy Baseball Busts: Don't chase career years from Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas

Heath Cummings says you shouldn't chase career years, and walks you through his other types of busts.<p><b>Heath's Sleepers – Breakouts – Busts</b><p>There are a …

Sports

One reporter questions baseball's economic system

The column published Tuesday by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports was interesting and thought-provoking. It was about the economic system in place in …

Scott Boras

Do the best free-agent deals come to teams that wait?

Everyone is getting nervous. By everyone, I mean those with a vested interested in the baseball free-agent market. Agents. Teams. Players. Fans. And, …

Scott Boras

Royals Rumblings - News for January 18, 2018

Is it all Scott Boras’ fault?<b>Royals Rumblings - News for January 18, 2018</b>Rustin Dodd makes some predictions on 2018, and he thinks Eric Hosmer will …

Scott Boras

2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep: First Base Tiers 1.0

First base offers plenty of depth, as usual, but Scott White says you shouldn't feel obligated to wait since you'll most likely be drafting more than …

Sports

Prospectus Feature: Why is the Hot Stove Cold?

<i>Do you hear the people sing?</i> <i><br>Singing the song of angry men?</i> <i><br>It is the music of the people</i> <i><br>Who will not be [</i>RECORD SCRATCH<i>]</i><p>Set your ear close enough to …

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