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01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

01-22

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Rumor Roundup: Jonathan Singleton Is Probably Not the Breakout Candidate You're Looking For
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Chris Mosch

01-21

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Rumor Roundup: The World Is Drunk On Burke Badenhop Rumors
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Daniel Rathman

01-20

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Rumor Roundup: Brew Crew Clues True?
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Chris Mosch

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Rangers Get Durable
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson and J.P. Breen

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: The Nationals Stare Into The Future
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Sam Miller and Mike Gianella

01-19

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Rumor Roundup: Big Yields Shields
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Daniel Rathman

01-16

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Rumor Roundup: Rangers Not Interested in Max Scherzer for Backup Catcher Search
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Chris Mosch

01-15

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Rumor Roundup: What Do You and the Dodgers Have In Common?
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Chris Mosch

01-14

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Rumor Roundup: One Of Alexi Ogando And Max Scherzer Likely To Sign Next Week
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Daniel Rathman

01-13

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Rumor Roundup: Three Stories About NL West Teams Pursuing Pitching
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Daniel Rathman

01-12

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Talk Big About Scherzer
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Daniel Rathman

01-09

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Rumor Roundup: Cardinals Like Their Rotation, Intent On Improving Their Rotation At Great Cost
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Chris Mosch

01-08

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Rumor Roundup: Hot Mets Rumor: Nothing Is Likely To Occur
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Chris Mosch

01-06

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Rumor Roundup: Rasmus All About the Orioles?
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Daniel Rathman

01-05

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Rumor Roundup: Haren Not Feeling Fish
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Daniel Rathman

12-30

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Interested in This Francisco Rodriguez Fun Fact
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Daniel Rathman

12-29

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Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say
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Daniel Rathman

12-24

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Rumor Roundup: Marlins Not Really Interested In Having Exactly Three Outfielders On Their Roster
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Chris Mosch

12-24

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Ninety Percent Mental: What's Really Behind Salary Inflation
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Lewie Pollis

12-23

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Rumor Roundup: Troy Tulowitzki Won't Be a Met... Maybe
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Daniel Rathman

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Kenta Maeda Will Not Be Appearing In This Feature (Beyond Today)
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Daniel Rathman

12-17

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Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus Players
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Sahadev Sharma

12-16

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Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Rumor Roundup: The Slugging Korean Shortstop, Or Perhaps Non-Slugging Third Baseman
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Daniel Rathman

12-15

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Prospectus Feature: The Surprising Math Teams Use to Value a Compensation Pick
by
Jeff Quinton

12-15

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Laughs Last
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Sahadev Sharma and Wilson Karaman

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: All the Fantasy Angles
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J.P. Breen, Mike Gianella, Wilson Karaman, Ben Carsley and Nick Shlain

12-12

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Rumor Roundup: Remember James Shields?
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Rumor Roundup: Yoenis Cespedes Is Always Good, Fit
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Daniel Rathman

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: League-Worst Bullpen No More
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R.J. Anderson

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pounce
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Andrew Koo

12-10

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Rumor Roundup: A Dayton Moore-Atlanta Connection?
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Daniel Rathman

12-09

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Transaction Analysis: Moss Gathered
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

12-08

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Rumor Roundup: Interested Teams Are Way In On Chen
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Rumor Roundup: The Least Likely Melky Cabrera Suitor
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Daniel Rathman

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy
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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

12-04

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Pitching Backward: Best. Reliever Season. Ever.
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Jeff Long

12-04

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Rumor Roundup: The Inevitability of the Dodgers
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Chris Mosch

12-03

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Rumor Roundup: The Fourth Year Is Always The Hardest
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Chris Mosch

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: The Surprisingly High Price of Nostalgia
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Sahadev Sharma and Nick Shlain

12-02

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An Agent's Take: Advice For The Teenaged Rumors Reporters
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Joshua Kusnick

12-02

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Rumor Roundup: Lester's New Home Won't Be His New Home
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Daniel Rathman

12-01

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Rumor Roundup: A Shark in Sox?
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Daniel Rathman

11-26

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Daisy Cutter: Jon Lester's New Peers
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Sahadev Sharma

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: The Ace Chase, the Rays' Face, and Some Chase Waste
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Chris Mosch

11-25

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Rumor Roundup: Revenge is a Dish Best Served Immediately
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Daniel Rathman

11-24

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Transaction Analysis: Up and Adam
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Sahadev Sharma and Mauricio Rubio

11-24

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Rumor Roundup: If Step One Is Making Betances Closer, What's Step Two?
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Daniel Rathman

11-21

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Pebble Hunting: Hank Aaron's Hypothetical Fortune
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Sam Miller

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The Cardinals are rumored to be in on a bunch of big names, while James Shields is rumored to be in on a big contract offer.

Cardinals exploring market for front-of-the-rotation starter
The Cardinals boast one of the stronger starting rotations in the senior circuit, albeit one that comes with some question marks. Adam Wainwright is recovering from elbow surgery in October and Michael Wacha pitched just 107 innings last season due to a stress reaction in his throwing shoulder. Carlos Martinez and Marco Gonzales are both vying for the final spot in the rotation and could have bright futures ahead of them but neither has much major-league rotation experience.

According to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, the Cardinals do like their current rotation but are “exploring trades for Cole Hamels and David Price and the possibility of signing Max Scherzer.” Each of the three high-end starters would come at a hefty price, with Scherzer reportedly seeking a $200 million contract and the Phillies previously demanding an elite prospect plus more in a return package for Hamels. With just one year remaining on his contract, Price would be the cheapest of the three to acquire and Derrick Goold, the Cardinals beat writer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, told The Ryan Kelley Morning After on Thursday that the Cardinals have the most interest in Price.


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January 8, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Hot Mets Rumor: Nothing Is Likely To Occur

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Chris Mosch

The Mets could be set to go with what they've got at shortstop, while Ichiro Suzuki could be preparing to answer the age-old question, "what would Ichiro look like in a Marlins uniform?"

Mets expected to enter camp with Flores as starting shortstop

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January 6, 2015 8:35 am

Rumor Roundup: Rasmus All About the Orioles?

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Daniel Rathman

Rasmus' suitors are dwindling and Ichiro may land in the NL.

Colby Rasmus impressed with overture from Buck Showalter
Orioles skipper Buck Showalter visited with free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus over the weekend with a two-pronged mission: gauge Rasmus’ questionable makeup and persuade him to come to Baltimore. We don’t yet know whether the club is comfortable with the former. We do, however, have reason to believe that the former Blue Jay is sold on the latter.


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January 5, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Haren Not Feeling Fish

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Daniel Rathman

Marlins having trouble selling Haren on Miami, Giants out on Shields, in on Zorilla, and Rox sticking with Rosario, add Hundley.

Dan Haren still unwilling to pitch for Marlins
It’s been nearly a month since the Marlins got Dan Haren—plus $10 million to cover his 2015 salary—from the Dodgers in a deal that also involved Dee Gordon and Andrew Heaney. They acquired Haren knowing that he’d stated a willingness to retire if traded away from his hometown of Los Angeles but hoped to sway him to join a club that appears to be a burgeoning contender. According to Joe Frisaro, who covers the Fish for MLB.com, they’ve made little headway in that respect.


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Toronto has K-Rod and Japanese veteran shortstop Takashi Toritani on its radar, while Stephen Drew gets a token rumor.

Blue Jays, Padres interested in Takashi Toritani
While the spotlight for infielders across the Pacific has recently been on Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang, for whom the Pirates won negotiating rights, a Japanese veteran might join him in the majors next year. According to Brendan Kennedy, who covers the Blue Jays for the Toronto Star, the club is one of two eyeing Toritani, a shortstop with the Hanshin Tigers.


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December 29, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Tigers Like Tiger, Tigers Say

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Daniel Rathman

Detroit is comfortable with an in-house solution, the Giants are favorites to land Ben Zobrist (OR ARE THEY!?), and David Price is preparing to headline this space next winter.

Tigers might use internal options to round out bench
Among the items on the offseason shopping list for Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski was at least one left-handed hitter to balance out a roster that skews heavily to the right.


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The Marlins might find a match between Dan Haren and an outfield-loaded SoCal team, while the two Phillies you'd actually want might not be as available as you'd actually like.

When it comes to formidable young outfield cores, there aren’t too many that can top the one assembled in Miami. Giancarlo Stanton just landed the largest contract in professional sports, while Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna have each just begun to tap into the tools that had prospect evaluators giddy as the pair climbed the minor-league ladder. Better yet, all three are under club control through the 2020 season and Stanton, who just turned 25 last month, is the oldest of the bunch.

The Marlins have their starting three locked up for the foreseeable future but at the moment the rest of their outfield cupboard is completely bare. With Stanton, Ozuna and Yelich the only outfielders currently listed on Miami’s 40-man roster, the only other players on the roster with any previous outfield experience are their starting corner infielders: Martin Prado and Michael Morse.

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December 24, 2014 6:00 am

Ninety Percent Mental: What's Really Behind Salary Inflation

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Lewie Pollis

Are market forces causing salaries to go up, or is this just The Human Element?

Nary a year has gone by in recent memory in which I can’t remember people talking about the growth in player salaries. Every offseason, it seems, we expect the free agent market to explode. In years with weak free agent classes we anticipate that the low supply will drive up wages; when there are several premium players available we say that the high talent level will lubricate teams’ wallets, or something. Then, after we see a couple second- or third-tier free agents get significantly more than anyone had expected, there’s a fear that that year’s inflation will be even higher than we’d thought. It’s one of the many cyclical talking points in the community of baseball analysis (I say this with love).

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December 23, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Troy Tulowitzki Won't Be a Met... Maybe

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Daniel Rathman

More Tulo to New York rumors pop up and are squashed, the Phils look to replace a Rollins, and Scherzer may have lost another suitor.

Mets will not acquire Troy Tulowitzki… at least not yet
The Mets need a shortstop and have excess pitchers. The Rockies have a great one and an eternal need for pitching. But former Rockies beat writer Troy Renck, who now covers the Broncos for the Denver Post, tweeted on Friday night that the sides aren’t likely to consummate a blockbuster any time soon.


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Also, Nori Aoki is wandering around with no clear direction or intent; the Rockies want pitching, if you can imagine; and the Red Sox are willing to give up Allen Craig, if you can imagine.

At least three teams still vying for Norichika Aoki
While other lower-tier free agent outfielders, like Nick Markakis and Alex Rios, have already come off the board, Aoki remains available, with multiple clubs hoping to bring him in. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman says the Mariners, Orioles, and Reds are “among possibilities” for the left-handed hitter entering his fourth year in the United States.


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It can be difficult for two teams to balance the value of a pitcher with his impending free agency.

Over a month ago when now-debunked rumors surfaced that the Cubs and Nationals were interested in a deal that would have sent Jordan Zimmermann to the North Side, I immediately questioned, well, for what, exactly? Sure, Zimmermann is a hugely valuable pitcher, one of the better arms in all of baseball, but there were too many obstacles keeping a (to my mind) sensible deal from happening.

The Nats are coming off a great year and are still on the upswing, expected to be clear leaders for the NL East this season and possibly for some years after that. The Cubs are attempting to build a contender for 2015, but would they really give up some of the best prospects in baseball for one year of control of Zimmermann? It seemed contradictory to everything they’d been working toward over the past few years. And unless the Nats are going to turn around and sign someone like Max Scherzer, they’d likely want someone(s) who could immediately aid them in a potential 2015 World Series run.

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December 16, 2014 3:36 am

Rumor Roundup: It's Hard To Make Dan Haren Happy

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Daniel Rathman

The Marlins might try to flip Dan Haren, but options are limited. Also, the Cubs aren't interested in Colby Rasmus, and Brad Penny is mentioned.

Marlins might flip Dan Haren
When Haren signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Dodgers on November 25th, 2013, he made it clear that he only wanted to pitch in the Los Angeles area for the remainder of his major-league career. A player option worth $10 million vested when Haren reached 180 innings in 2014, giving him the right to stay with the Dodgers, which he (unsurprisingly) exercised before Halloween.


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