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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: First Basemen

by Neema Hodjat

Mar 6, 2015 12:48 PM

First base runs deep this season, with a bevy of new stars emerging at the position. Up to five first basemen could conceivably go in the first round of your league. Read more »

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catchers

by Neema Hodjat

Mar 5, 2015 12:47 PM

Buster Posey once again stands alone at the top ahead of Jonathan Lucroy, Carlos Santana, Devin Mesoraco, Yan Gomes, Salvador Perez, Evan Gattis and Yadier Molina. Read more »

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Grading The Deal: Padres Continue To Remodel, Sign James Shields

by Andrew Perna

Feb 11, 2015 9:24 AM

The Padres have retooled under A.J. Preller and signing James Shields may not be their final move. They have a surplus of starters and time to swing another blockbuster trade. Read more »

Tags: San Diego Padres, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Grading The Deal: Nationals Add Scherzer On Seven-Year Deal

by Andrew Perna

Max Scherzer bet on himself when he turned down a lucrative offer from the Tigers in March and 10 months later he looks brilliant. The Nationals will pay Scherzer $210 million through 2028 in a unique contract agreement. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Cardinals, Lance Lynn Agree To $22M Contract

by Andrew Perna

The Cardinals didn't buy out any of Lance Lynn's first few years of free agency, which makes the pitcher the easy winner of this arbitration-avoiding deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Asdrubal Cabrera Signs With Rays

by Andrew Perna

Asdrubal Cabrera struggled in 2014, which allowed the Rays to sign him to an affordable one-year deal. If last season was the beginning of the end, both Tampa Bay and Cabrera are in trouble. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Yankees Agree To Sign Stephen Drew

by Andrew Perna

Stephen Drew will earn a base salary of $5 million to play second base and provide a safety net for the Yankees at shortstop. He's also less than two years removed from a respectable offensive season with the Red Sox. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Blue Jays Sign Martin To Five-Year, $82M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Russell Martin fits very well with the Blue Jays, but at what cost? They'll owe him $20 million during his age-36 season. Read more »
Grading The Deal: White Sox Give Melky Cabrera $42M

by Scott McCourtney

Melky Cabrera has a checkered past, but the White Sox are taking a $42 million gamble that he'll remain clean and a productive hitter in his 30s. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Twins Bring Back Torii Hunter

by Scott McCourtney

Torii Hunter was the 20th overall pick in the 1993 draft and spent the first 11 years of his Major League career in Minnesota. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Seager Gets $100M From Mariners

by Scott McCourtney

The Mariners continue to spend money in hopes of contending, but committing $100 million to Kyle Seager over seven years is a risky move. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Red Sox Snag Panda From Giants

by Andrew Perna

Pablo Sandoval left the Giants to sign a very similar contract with the Red Sox. It's difficult to pinpoint why, but he fits really well in Boston. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Butler Signs Three-Year Deal With A's

by Scott McCourtney

Billy Beane continues to gamble more and more. After swinging-and-missing at midseason with two blockbuster trades, he's going to pay the declining Billy Butler $30 million over three years. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Victor Martinez Re-Signs With Tigers For $68M

by Scott McCourtney

Victor Martinez will turn 36 next month, but his contract is a good one for the Tigers, who should still get MVP-caliber production out of him as he approaches 40. Read more »
Grading the Deal: Mets Sign Michael Cuddyer To $21M Deal

by Andrew Perna

Michael Cuddyer had been considered a strong candidate to become the first Major League player to accept a qualifying offer. Read more »
Complete List Of 2015 MLB Free Agents

by RealGM Staff Report

Max Scherzer leads a group of free agents heavy on pitching this offseason and there will be no shortage of huge contracts signed. Read more »
2014 World Series: How Will It Shake Out?

by Andrew Perna

Madison Bumgarner may only play in two World Series games, but he'll be the key to whether the Giants win a third title in five years or the Royals bring a long-desired crown to Kansas City. Read more »
2014 NLCS: Giants vs. Cardinals Preview & Predictions

by Andrew Perna

The Giants and Cardinals are evenly matched with strong track records in recent years, which could set up for a historic postseason series. Read more »
2014 ALCS: Royals vs. Orioles Preview & Predictions

by Andrew Perna

Baltimore's deep roster and the leadership of Buck Showalter will be enough for the Orioles to advance to the World Series and end Kansas City's mystical run. Read more »
2014 NLDS Preview & Predictions

by Andrew Perna

Pitching will be the name of the game in the National League postseason with the Nationals and Dodgers holding advantages over the Giants and Cardinals heading into each NLDS. Read more »

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