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MLB Free Agency: Ranking the AL Teams’ Odds of Signing Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez has a 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension to serve before he can play in MLB this season. That's just one of the things depressing his value in free agency. Other contributing factors: He can't play defense; Four straight organizations ... (Continue reading)

Gio Gonzalez Trade Rumors: 10 Pitchers Teams Could Pursue If A’s Price Is Wrong

Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane has a hot commodity in his hands, and he knows it. Left-handed hurler Gio Gonzalez has teams from the New York Yankees to the Kansas City Royals drooling, according to Susan Slusser of the San ... (Continue reading)

San Francisco Giants Trade for Melky Cabrera: What It Means for All Involved

The San Francisco Giants made an important trade Monday, acquiring Kansas City Royals outfielder Melky Cabrera for left-handed pitcher Jonathan Sanchez. Cabrera is a true center fielder and lead-off hitter, which means he fills two key holes in the Giants' ... (Continue reading)

MLB Offseason: Tim Lincecum and 10 Stars Who Could Sign Extensions This Winter

Tim Lincecum is going to get paid this winter. Whether or not the San Francisco Giants let arbitration determine Lincecum's 2012 salary, the two-time Cy Young winner will make almost $20 million next season. The only question is whether or ... (Continue reading)

Jed Hoyer Likely Headed to Chicago Cubs: His 10 Best Moves as Padres GM

Whenever the Chicago Cubs finalize and announce their acquisition of Theo Epstein, current Boston Red Sox GM and future Cubs President of Baseball Operations, they are expected to move quickly to add current San Diego Padres GM Jed Hoyer to ... (Continue reading)

MLB Trade Rumors: San Francisco Giants Should Reconsider Carlos Beltran Pursuit

A year after winning the World Series, the San Francisco Giants sit atop the NL West at the All-Star break. The team continues to boggle the mind by winning with tremendous pitching, but little else.Their position players hit as though ... (Continue reading)

MLB Trade Rumors: 10 Things the LA Angels Must Do Before Spring Training

Few teams in the major leagues have had as rough an offseason as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The team once aspired, perhaps with stars in their eyes, to sign both Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre this winter. After ... (Continue reading)

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Breaking Down All the Matchups for Big Game

Kobe Bryant has yet to really take over a game this season, but if he intends to do it, he might as well start Christmas Day at the Staples Center, when his Los Angeles Lakers take on LeBron James' Miami ... (Continue reading)

NBA Report Cards: Grading Kobe Bryant and the Rest of the LA Lakers

By the standards to which the rest of the league might hold itself, Kobe Bryant is having a great season: His Los Angeles Lakers are 21-7 and own a commanding seven-game lead in the Pacific Division. Meanwhile, Bryant himself is ... (Continue reading)

MLB Winter Meetings: 5 Things on the LA Dodgers’ Agenda This Week

The MLB winter meetings will take place this week in Florida, and the Los Angeles Dodgers have a lot of work to do. Despite a flurry of moves that brought Juan Uribe, Jon Garland and Rod Barajas to LA, the ... (Continue reading)