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March 30, 2013

Rumor Roundup: Setting the Stage

by Daniel Rathman

The Astros have a new plan for their minor-league starters, and the regular season is set to kick off with a showdown in Texas.

March 28, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Strong Side, Weak Side

by Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays have a superstar roster, but the decision to carry 13 pitchers leaves their bench extremely thin. The Royals will also consider starting Eric Hosmer in right field.

March 27, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Second Chances

by Daniel Rathman

Devin Mesoraco will keep the backup catcher job in Cincinnati, and recent injuries could keep the Padres' infield situation fluid for much of April.

March 26, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Platoon Havens

by Daniel Rathman

Potential roster moves could leave the Athletics and Orioles juggling multiple platoon options.

March 25, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Center of the Fold

by Daniel Rathman

The Red Sox could put Jackie Bradley on the Opening Day roster, Shelby Miller appears to have the fifth rotation spot locked down, and the O's could deal Luis Ayala.

March 22, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Dearth of Infield Depth

by Will Woods

The Dodgers may have a packed rotation, but it's a different story in their infield. It also looks like Aroldis Chapman's days as a starter are over.

March 21, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Turnover in Miami

by Daniel Rathman

Jacob Turner's poor spring might have him ticketed for Triple-A, and the Giants might be working on an extension for Buster Posey.

March 20, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Not Breathing a Sigh of Relief

by Daniel Rathman

Ryan Madson suffers another setback, and Matt Hobgood is converting to relief.

March 19, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Diamondbacks in the Rough

by Daniel Rathman

The Diamondbacks are nearing a decision on their number-five starter, and the Indians hope to extend two of their young position players.

March 18, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Hole in the Plan

by Daniel Rathman

Dayton Moore's off-season dealings have left him without an adequate offense, and multiple teams are searching for back-up backstops.

March 15, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: On the Block, or On the Clock?

by Daniel Rathman

The Rangers seem to have a plan with Elvis Andrus' upcoming free agency, and the Indians have several options to round out their rotation.

March 14, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Royally Flushed

by Daniel Rathman

The Royals' rotation picture is becoming clearer, though the team is still clinging to all of its starters, and multiple teams are calling Brennan Boesch.

March 13, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Trouble at the Doc's Office

by Daniel Rathman

Roy Halladay had a disaster start yesterday, leading to questions about the Phillies' chances in 2013, and the Diamondbacks are shopping John McDonald.

March 12, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Airing the Dirty Laundry in Flushing

by Daniel Rathman

Once again, the Mets have a starting pitcher with a beef, and the Dodgers might not be quick to sell on their bevy of starters.

March 11, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: The Battle for the Keystone

by Daniel Rathman

The Padres and Cardinals are attempting to find creative solutions for their second-base voids, and Rick Porcello might have solved his lefty woes.

March 8, 2013

Rumor Roundup: Cold at the Corners

by Will Woods

The Yankees lack options at first and third base, and the Cardinals are now down a shortstop, but the Dodgers could soon be wheeling and dealing.

March 7, 2013

Rumor Roundup: Cardinals' Rotation Prepping for Takeoff

by Daniel Rathman

The Cardinals will soon name their fifth starter, and Kyle Lohse will not be a Ranger.

March 6, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Setting Sail with Sale

by Daniel Rathman

The White Sox might be discussing an extension with Chris Sale, and the Cubs might have a suitor for Carlos Marmol.

March 5, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Not Run Down on Rondon

by Daniel Rathman

The Tigers aren't prepared to bring in outside options for closer, and the Rangers are interested in Rick Porcello.

March 4, 2013

Premium Article Rumor Roundup: Patching Pitching Staffs

by Daniel Rathman

A pair of starters might soon have new homes.

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