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Mariners, Kyle Seager Agree To Seven-Year, $100MM Extension
The Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager are on the verge of completing a seven-year, $100MM extension, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo...
Giants Have Shown Interest In Jon Lester
It appears likely — though not yet 100 percent certain — that Giants mainstay Pablo Sandoval is on his way to the Red Sox, and the Giants may look to go a...
Boston Red Sox Sign Pablo Sandoval
The Boston Red Sox and free agent 3B Pablo Sandoval have agreed to a 5 year deal, in the $100 mil range. This on the same day they added Hanley Ramirez who returns to Boston on a 5 year deal. With Ramirez and Sandoval now a part of Red Sox Nat...
Offseason Fantasy Blockbusters
Ottoneu is a year-round fantasy baseball platform developed by Lord of Shadows Niv Shah. You probably know that. The arbitration period ended on November 14, and trading began the next day. In the writer’s league, FanGraphs Staff Two, a pair...
2014 Fantasy Baseball: Disappointments — AL Starting Pitchers
Justin VerlanderSource: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America
Pitching in fantasy baseball is an interesting dichotomy. On the one hand, pitching has never been more dominant at any time in fantasy baseball. Sure, they played some Stratomatic ...
6 Breakout Pitchers You Can Trust In 2015
Each and every year it seems like the baseball community develops more and more advanced stats, with scouts covering more and more players at younger and younger ages. So how is it possible that every year players still come out of nowhere to put ...
Orioles Interested In Melky Cabrera As "Fallback Option"
If the Orioles can’t re-sign Nick Markakis, the team’s “fallback option” is to pursue free agent outfielder
Does better data lead to better MVP selections?
With the explosion of data in the past 15-20 years, are MVP choices more aligned with the "best" player? The results may surprise you.
In 2014, the Most Valuable Player Awards in both leagues were given to the players with the best FanGrap...
Latest On Red Sox, Pablo Sandoval
7:04am: Gustavo Vasquez says no agreement has been reached and that his client is still weighing offers, WEEI.com’s Alex Speier reports (Twitter link).
6:51am: The Red Sox have agreed to a deal with free agent third baseman
Kole Calhoun Delivers a Profit
Heading into the 2014 season, Kole Calhoun enjoyed some sleeper love as the prospect of hitting atop a a solid Angels lineup made him an intriguing outfield option. And despite missing over a month with an ankle injury, he still managed to finish ...
Week 12 Top Performers At Each Position
Nobody went crazy and over 30 points this week, but who were the ones that still topped there position? A recap of those performances from week 12 and more.
This was a great week of watching football. On Thursday night in a game that ...
Fantasy Team Preview: Detroit Tigers by Nick Shlain
Victor Martinez is back, Miguel Cabrera is still there, and those are two reasons why you shouldn't sleep on the fantasy options in Motown.
Early 2015 Rankings: Top 15 Catchers
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Carlos Santana, who was one of the best options behind the plate, appeared in just 11 games as a catcher in 2014 and has lost his eligibility in many formats. Who stepped up in his absence? There’s sur...
Hanley Ramirez to Return to Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox and SS Hanley Ramirez are finalizing a 5 year $90 mil contract, that will reunite the two. Boston signed Ramirez back in 2000, as an amateur free agent out of the Dominican Republic. He was later traded to the Florida (Miam...
The Effects of Pitch Sequencing
See just how important pitch sequencing really is for pitchers and hitters.
Fantasy Baseball: Early 2015 Position Rankings
Are you looking for some 2015 position rankings? Well, look no further, as we have links to all of Ray's early 2015 rankings to help you in your offseason research and valuation.
It is never too early to begin your offseason research and ...
Dalton Pompey, 2015 Fantasy Outlook
Rock Master Scott from Rock Master Scott & the Dynamic Three, famous for the song, The Roof is on Fire, was vacationing with his family in Pompeii, Italy in the early 1980s, when he saw the ruins in the volcanic ash. He passed his Minolta cam...
Non-Tender Candidate: Mitch Moreland
Most Rangers players struggled or were injured in Texas’ disastrous 2014 season, and first baseman Mitch Moreland was no exception. The lefty hit .246/.297/.347 in 184 plate appearances through early June, then had ankle surgery and missed ...
Quick Hits: Cabrera, Martin, Cubs, Diamondbacks
There’s still a chance the Blue Jays could re-sign Melky Cabrera, Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star writes. GM Ale...
Red Sox Finalizing Deal With Hanley Ramirez
Hanley Ramirez will go to Boston on Monday to finalize a deal with the Red Sox in the five-year, $90MM range, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports (Twitter
Athletics Fielding Calls On Left-Handed Hitters
After acquiring lefty first baseman Ike Davis from the Pirates, the Athletics are fielding calls on lefties
Non-Tender Candidate: Kris Medlen
This year, teams have until 11:59 ET on December 2 to tender contracts to their arbitration-eligible players. About 40 players are non-tender candidates, per MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes. Included on the list is injured Braves starting pitcher
The High Risk of Free Agent Position Players
Signing free agent position players to contracts of five or more years has generally not been a good value.
Last week, I took a look at the value in signing ...
A look back at the original reporting and analysis found on MLBTR this past week:
MLB Trade Rumors Podcast featured host Jeff Todd reviewing the week’s transactions and discussing with Steve Adams how the early free agent signings will affect...
Quick Hits: Upton, Montero, Rays, Hunter, Pirates
MLB.com’s Anthony Castrovince names the ten players most likely to be traded this offseason and the Braves’ Justin Upton tops the list. C...
Yasmany Tomas Rumors: Sunday
We’ll keep track of any Yasmany Tomas-related rumors here, with the newest items at the top.
The Braves‘ pursuit of Tomas is unrelated to the progress of any trades involving Justin Upton or
MLB Trade Rumors: Hanley Ramirez to the Red Sox?
CBSSports Jon Heyman is reporting that the Red Sox are "trying hard" to sign both Pablo Sandoval AND Hanley Ramirez.
It was reported earlier last week that the Red Sox had made a 6 yea...
Red Sox "Trying Hard" To Sign Ramirez, Sandoval
The Red Sox are “trying hard” to sign both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval...
Hot Stove Junkie: Giancarlo Stanton and More
The Cyborg Steve Austin has nothing...
...on the 325 Million Dollar Man!The 325 Million Dollar Man - Giancarlo Stanton
You can make a pretty solid case for Giancarlo Stanton as the number one pick...
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A's Acquire Ike Davis
The A’s have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pirates for international slot money, tweets Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Davi...
Indians Notes: Swisher, Bourn, Masterson, Hamels
MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian and Paul Hoynes of the Northeast Ohio Media Group cleared out their inbox this weekend answering readers’ questions about possible move...
Highlighting top catcher prospects for 2015
Though the minor-league catcher pool isn't as stocked with Fantasy-relevant talent these days, Scott White highlights a few of the prospects who could make an impact in 2015 and beyond.
Rangers Notes: Upton, Andrus, Gallo, Alfaro
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports has the latest on the Rangers (all Twitter links):
The Rangers have spoken to the Braves about
West Notes: Robertson, Astros, Sandoval, Kennedy
The Astros are known to be seeking relief help and they might be aiming high. Houston has reached out to Scott Leventhal, the agent for David Robertson, to express interest in the Yankees closer, an industry source told
Ben Revere, the steals are coming, the steals are coming
“I do have are a very particular set of skills, skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.” –Ben Revere’s speech he gives first basemen.
After a spring full of
Cafardo On Fowler, Astros, Hammel, Miley
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe asked about a dozen GMs in Phoenix about the Yankees’ situation and not one of them thought the Bombers would stay away from a major signing. For all the talk about the Cubs being a major player for
Indians Designate Scott Barnes For Assignment
The Indians have designated left-hander Scott Barnes for assignment, according to Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer (on Twitter). The move will help the Tribe create room for right-hande...
Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D'Backs, Upton, Angels
On this date in 2011, the A’s completed a deal that sent pitcher Gio Gonzalez to the Nationals. Soon after, Gonalez agreed to a five-year, $42MM extension that locks him in through 2016 with team options that could extend the deal throug...
Adam LaRoche Joins the White Sox
The Chicago White Sox continued to make news this offseason by adding first baseman Adam LaRoche.
After signing Zach Duke to a three-year deal, the
Has Dustin Pedroia’s Time As A Viable Fantasy Option Come & Gone?
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) You have to think that at least a part of the Boston Red Sox hierarchy wishes that Dustin Pedroia wasn’t signed to a big money contract through 2021. Even if he was coming off a productive season, the ...
Over/Under: 2015 Shortstops
Over/under 117 games played for Troy Tulowitzki: over. In my article earlier this week, I mentioned that Troy Tulowitzki has missed an average of 45 games per season in his career. Last season, Tulo only managed 91 games before getting shut do...
Indians Acquire Charles Brewer
The Indians have acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Brewer from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Ariz...
Quick Hits: Twins, Albers, Bavasi, Scherzer
The Twins will hire Neil Allen as their pitching coach, write LaVelle E. Neal III and Phil Miller of the Star Tribune. However, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (via Twitter) that Allen has been told “absolutely nothin...
Dodgers Acquire Mike Bolsinger, Designate Jarret Martin
The Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Bolsinger from the Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, tweets Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Bolsinger was de...
AL East Notes: Yankees Roster, Joyce, Rays Managerial Finalists
The Yankees currently have 39 players on their 40-man roster after adding four players and selling Zelous Wheeler to Japan. More change is on the way,
Orioles To Sign Rey Navarro To Major League Deal
The Orioles have signed infielder Rey Navarro to a major league contract, writes Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
NL Notes: Kemp, Padres, Tomas, Phillies
The Dodgers might be more likely to deal Matt Kemp than is commonly believed, Jon Heyman of CBS writes. If...
I Suck at Fantasy Football – Week Three Results
NBA DFS Plays of the Day – Nov 22
Analysis by Justin Bales Guard Kyle Lowry ($7,800) – Lowry has been on absolute fire, averaging 38.25 FP/G over his last five games. He’s getting heavy minutes...
The Daily Turnover – Nov 22
By David Fraye Rostering John Wall last night made me quite a bit of money. Unfortunately I only had him on half my cash teams...
West Notes: Giants, Baldoquin, Hultzen
Every NL West team has undergone significant front office changes in the last few months except the Giants, whose GM, Brian Sabean, has been on the job since 1996, writes ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. New Rockies GM Jeff Bridich and Padres GM A.J....
Pablo Sandoval Rumors: Saturday
Here’s the latest on free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval.
The Giants have received no indication that they trail the Red Sox in the race to land Sandoval, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports
Central Notes: Swisher, Hunter, Reds, Blanco
Nick Swisher‘s contract with the Indians now fits on a long list of contracts teams would love to unload, Terry Pluto of the Plain Deale...
A Little Horsey Named Ben Revere
Revere ranked 25th in Zach Sanders’ 2014 rankings among outfielders. It’ll probably come off as a copout, but there isn’t much we don’t know about Ben Revere at this point. For a guy who is super jacked physically, he has no power. The pro...
The Panda in Beantown: Pablo Sandoval in Boston?
What would Pablo Sandoval look like in Boston? How does that affect his fantasy value? Read on to find out.
Look, fellow Red Sox Nation members, I'm not trying to get you all excited. ...
Minor Moves: Buck Britton, Carlos Triunfel
Here are today’s minor moves from around the league.
The Dodgers have signed infielder Buck Britton to a minor league deal, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun
Twins Win Bidding For Hyeon-jong Yang
The Twins have won the bidding for Korean lefty Hyeon-jong Yang and are nearing agreement on a deal, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. The Kia Tigers
Week In Review: 11/15/14 - 11/21/14
Here’s a look back at this week at MLBTR, a week in which teams set their rosters in advance of the Rule 5 Draft.
The Marlins signed outfielder
Do Not Draft Doug Fister Next Year!
Doug Fister was great in 2014, but it won't happen again. He will be a draft bust next year. Stay away!
Right now you are probably wondering why I am telling you not to draft a guy who just put up a 2.41 ERA with a 16-6 record and a 1.08 W...
Wily Mo Pena Becomes Free Agent; Twins Interested
Wily Mo Pena, previously with the Orix Buffaloes in Japan, has become a free agent, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press tweets. Berardino further
Week 12 PPR WR/TE Sleepers
Tyler Baddick gives you his week 12 advice on some potential sleepers. Don't miss you chance on making the playoffs!
Week 12 PPR WR/TE Sleepers
As we enter week 12 in this NFL season, injuries are starting to affect fantasy teams all arou...
Prospect Report: Is Andrew Heaney’s Disappointing Debut A Sign Of Things To Come?
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) The Marlins first round pick in 2012, Andrew Heaney got his first taste of the Major Leagues in 2014 but failed to impress. A 5.83 ERA and 6.14 K/9 over 29.1 IP certainly leaves a lot to be desired,
Elvis Andrus is a Player I will never Draft
Elvis Andrus of the Texas Rangers had a poor 2014 season, which means he suffered a similar fate as almost all of his teammates except for Adrian Beltre. The Rangers were an absolute disaster this season as the team was virtually devoid of offe...