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Bruce Rondon to miss season

Detroit's hard throwing reliever is set to miss upcoming season after an MRI reveals the need for Tommy John surgery.

Remembering Jim Fregosi

Beyond the Box Score remembers former All-Star shortstop and MLB manager Jim Fregosi.

In Kiner's Korner

Ralph Kiner passed away at the age of 91 on Thursday. More than a broadcaster for the New York Mets, he was one of the greatest power hitters in baseball history.

Rays sign Grant Balfour, fill out bullpen

Is Grant Balfour a great value for Tampa Bay, or is he just another "proven closer" about to entire the decline phase of his career?

Kershaw: Highest Paid and Perhaps the Greatest

Clayton Kershaw is now the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. Could he become the greatest pitcher of all-time?

Twins sign Kurt Suzuki, acceptable stopgap

The Twins pick up Kurt Suzuki to take the pressure off prospect Josmil Pinto and let him develop at his own pace.

Giants fill left field gap, sign Michael Morse

The Giants completed their starting outfield for 2014 by signing Michael Morse to play left field. But can they count on his defense?

Volquez A Calculated Risk For Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a struggling Francisco Liriano into an ace on a low-risk deal. Can they do the same with Edinson Volquez?

Rule 5 Draft Preview: Digging for diamonds

With little else to dissect at the Winter Meetings, let's preview Thursday's Rule 5 Draft.

J.P. Arencibia: The newest Ranger

Does Arencibia have a chance of being the starting catcher for the Rangers in 2014?

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Mariners sign Cano for $240 Million & 10 years

Robinson Cano will no longer call the Bronx home, but instead moves over 2,000 miles to the Pacific Northwest. The newest member of the Seattle Mariners signed an Albert Pujols sized contract ever given to a second baseman.

The Dodgers, the Red Sox, and paying for relievers

The Dodgers gave Brian Wilson an expensive one-year deal, while the Red Sox signed Edward Mujica to a far more sensible two-year contract. What do these deals tell us about the two franchises differing attitudes toward roster construction?

Should the Royals sign Beltran?

Jake examines how Carlos Beltran might ... or might not ... help the Royals on their march to respectability.

Jacoby Ellsbury gets his money

Last night the New York Yankees followed up their Brian McCann signing with the offseason's largest contract thus far. What did they buy this time?

Dominoes fall in MLB's catching market

Amidst a flurry of moves across the MLB landscape, baseball's catching market sharpened into focus. Here is all you need to know about Tuesday's catcher-related transactions and what they mean for the teams involved.

Heath Bell to the Rays: Deja vu all over again?

Have the Rays found another reclamation project in Heath Bell?

Doug Fister traded to the Washington Nationals

The Nationals acquired righty Doug Fister -- but does it mean that the Tigers' rotation will suffer?

Phil Hughes vs. Scott Kazmir

Which of these free agent pitchers would you rather sign: Phil Hughes or Scott Kazmir?

Dayton Moore signs on for two more years in KC

Kansas City has extended general manager Dayton Moore through the 2016 season. Royals fans don't seem to be too thrilled about the move, but should they be?

What is Jeff Samardzija?

As the Chicago Cubs prepare to trade or extend Jeff Samardzija, it's important to identify exactly what he is?

Don't forget the LOOGYs

While Manny Parra and Javier Lopez don't light up the stat sheets or command huge contracts, both provide a service on the field. How much money and how many years did the two southpaws command?

Angels act like winners, sign reliever Joe Smith

The Angels haven't signed the biggest name of the free agent market, in fact in this round, they've gone after an average Joe.

Jason Vargas to the Royals: not special, but solid

While replacing Ervin Santana with Jason Vargas seems ludicrous, digging deeper into the Royals' latest acquisition might change some minds.

Jhonny Peralta lands in St. Louis

Despite missing 50 of the final 53 regular season games, Jhonny Peralta parlayed a strong 2013 and thin market for shortstops into a four year deal with the Cardinals.

Brian McCann Chooses Pinstripes

According to multiple reports, the Yankees and Brian McCann agreed to a five-year contract on Saturday night. What does this deal tell us about the Yankees' plans for both the present and future?

Cardinals acquire Bourjos, mitigate risk

The Cardinals made a big move, dealing long-time third baseman David Freese to the Angels for Peter Bourjos. Does adding an injury-prone, performance-varying outfielder make the Cardinals less risky for 2014?

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