Padres decline Josh Johnson's option
The Padres have declined their $4 million option on Josh Johnson, but he's not a good bet to become a Pirate anytime soon.
First, and most importantly, it appears fairly likely that J...
Free agent prediction thread: Edinson Volquez
Here's the game: Predict how many years and how much money Edinson Volquez will receive this offseason, and (if you want) who will sign (or re-sign) him. In a few months when most of us turn out to be incredibly wrong, we can go back to this thread and chuckle.
Personally, I find Volquez to be a tough free agent to peg. At 31, he's young for a free agent, and he's coming off a seas...
Russell Martin, 3 other Pirates officially become free agents
Russell Martin, Francisco Liriano, Edinson Volquez and Clint Barmes have officially become Article XX B free agents, the MLBPA has announced.
This is obviously no surprise, but it's as clear a start to the offseason as we're likely to get. The Pirates will now have a brief window to negotiate exclusively with their four free agents, who can negotiate wi...
Madison Bumgarner leads Giants to World Series victory
Madison Bumgarner pitched five scoreless innings of relief as the Giants finished off the Royals 3-2 to win their third World Series in five years.
Game 7 had its fair share of inglorious moments, including the performances of starters Tim Hudson and Jeremy Guthrie, as well as a ninth-inning error that could have turned Gregor Blanco into our generation...
World Series Game 7 open thread
Here are the lineups for Game 7. Tim Hudson faces Jeremy Guthrie at 8:00.
Gregor Blanco CF Joe Panik 2B Buster Posey C Pablo Sandoval 3B Hunter Pence RF Brandon Belt 1B Michael Morse DH Brandon Crawford SS Juan Perez LF
Alcides Escobar SS Nori Aoki RF Lorenzo Cain CF Eric Hosmer 1B Billy Butler DH Alex Gordon LF Salvado...
Cubs to hire Joe Maddon
The Cubs will hire former Rays manager Joe Maddon, which means that Rick Renteria will be out after one year.
This doesn't shift the balance of power in the NL Central too much, but it's something. Now Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer will have a field manager ...
Links: Should Pirates' offer to Russell Martin be front-loaded?
Here are some links while you wait for Game 7 tonight.
-P- Pat wonders about the possibility of the Pirates getting Russell Martin to agree to a front-loaded contract, the way the Cardinals did with Jhonny Peralta last offseason. Most MLB con...
Arizona Fall League: Joely Rodriguez named pitcher of the week
Here's the latest from the Arizona Fall League. The pitchers come first this time, because they've been more interesting.
-P- Joely Rodriguez pitched four innings Saturday, allowing one run, striking out three and walking none. Rodriguez was also named the AFL