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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, As...

Red Sox free-agent-to-be Jon Lester says the six-year, $144MM deal the Tigers reportedly offered Max Scherzer would be "hard to walk away from," Br...

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Rosenthal on Angels, Qualifying O...

The Angels are likely to eclipse the $189MM luxury-tax threshold eventually, despite their efforts to avoid doing so this offseason, Fox Sports' Ke...

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West Notes: Astros, Dodgers, Mari...

A source tells MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that the Astros haven't discussed a long-term extension with Jason Castro yet. The 26-year-old appear...

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AL West Links: Tanaka, A's, Astro...

Could the Athletics be stealth contenders for Masahiro Tanaka? A Major League executive tells Bill Madden of the New York Daily News to "watch out ...

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Cafardo On Arroyo, Overbay, Drew,...

In his latest column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe revealed that he is part of a BBWAA committee that will explore the Hall of Fame voting proc...

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West Notes: McHugh, Astros, Marin...

Pitcher Collin McHugh has published a fascinating chronicle (at ESPN New York) of his year in baseball, which includes stints with the Mets and Roc...

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Quick Hits: Burnett, Wieters, Met...

Eno Sarris outlined the rigors of the life of a beat writer in an article for The Hardball Times. While the perks of the job -- watching games, int...

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The Teams That Could Use Stephen ...

Agent Scott Boras has a quality starting shortstop on his hands in free agent Stephen Drew. Drew, 31 in March, bears the stigma of costing a draft ...

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AL West Notes: Iwakuma, Astros, C...

Mariners righty Hisashi Iwakuma is expected to be out for four-to-six weeks with a strained tendon in the middle finger of his throwing hand (Bob D...

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Astros To Designate Lucas Harrell...

The Astros will designate pitcher Lucas Harrell for assignment, reports Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). With Scott Feld...

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Astros Outright Brett Wallace

JANUARY 12: Wallace has cleared waivers and been outrighted, tweets Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com, who notes that Wallace will take part in big...

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Astros Sign Jesse Crain

FRIDAY: Crain's one-year deal with the Astros is worth $3.25MM, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. TUESDAY: The Astros have signed right-hander Jesse...

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Quick Hits: 2014 Draft, Smith, He...

Left-hander Brady Aiken and righty Tyler Kolek sit atop Baseball America's list of the top 2014 draft prospects, BA's John Manuel writes. The two h...

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AL West Notes: Cruz, Feliz, Blant...

Nelson Cruz's market seems almost non-existent in the eyes of Fangraphs' Jeff Sullivan, who goes through every team in baseball to try and find a h...

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Minor Moves: Rapada, Gimenez, Cab...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: The Mariners have signed lefty Clay Rapada and added him to the roster at Triple-A Tacoma, accordin...

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West Notes: GMs, Tanaka, A's DH, ...

The annual "Black Monday" NFL head coach firing day does not have an analog for baseball GMs, who have enjoyed much better job security than either...

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Quick Hits: Prospects, Cruz, Yoon...

MLB.com's Jim Callis has an interesting breakdown of the dollars committed to the game's top prospects. Over $228MM has already been committed by t...

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AL West Notes: Tanaka, Ibanez, As...

In today's press conference to introduce Raul Ibanez, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto declined to comment on whether he's in on Masahiro Tanaka, tweets Jeff...

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Quick Hits: Mets, Drew, Bullpen, ...

For those of you who entered MLBTR's annual free agenct prediction contest, be sure to check out the leaderboard to see where you stand with 39 of ...

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