Giants, Mark Melancon Agree To Four-Year, $62M Deal
Mark Melancon finished with a combined 47 saves and 1.64 ERA in 71⅓ innings over his 75 appearances, for the Pirates and Nationals last season.
Nationals Seeking Trades For Both Andrew McCutchen, Chris Sale
The Braves are believed to be Washington's main competition for Chris Sale.
Dexter Fowler, Blue Jays Apart In Talks; Cardinals Remain Possibility
Dexter Fowler is reportedly seeking a deal worth $18 million annually.
Mets Offered Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson To Orioles For Reliever
The Mets offered Curtis Granderson or Jay Bruce to the Orioles in exchange for a reliever, but talks didn't advance.
Royals Willing To Listen To Offers For Key Players
The Royals have several important players scheduled to hit free agency after next season and they aren't planning to simply stand pat.
Several Teams Interested In Trading For Brian Dozier
Rangers Interested In Trading For Billy Hamilton
Indians Made Run At Signing Carlos Beltran
Padres 'Aggressively Shopping' Yangervis Solarte
Astros Won't Include Alex Bregman In Deal For Starting Pitcher

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Grading The Deal: Mets Bring Yoenis Cespedes Back

by John Watson

Sure the market for the best sluggers is expensive, but if the Mets don't want to waste their cost-controlled pitchers, they need help scoring runs now and Yoenis Cespedes certainly does that.

Grading The Deal: Mariners, D-Backs Swap Walker, Segura & More

by John Watson

The Mariners and Diamondbacks switched out a bushel of players and gave us our first hint of how new Arizona GM Mike Hazen is going to revamp his roster.

Play Ball... Please?: On The MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement

by John Watson

The MLB is making money hand over fist with record local television deals, so it seems like the opposing sides should be able to work something out. Here, we're going to take a look at at some of the biggest issues underlying this high-stakes game of chicken.

Grading The Deals: Astros Sign Reddick & Morton, Trade For McCann

by John Watson

The Astros have been the busiest team in baseball over the last few days in adding Josh Reddick, Brian McCann and Charlie Morton in a series of reasonable yet underwhelming moves.

Grading The Deals: Braves Sign R.A. Dickey, Bartolo Colon

by John Watson

Both of these signings are exactly the type that the Braves should be making at this juncture: short contracts for veterans who can reliably eat up innings and give the Braves a chance to work towards productively developing their young pitchers.

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