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Angels and Pirates swap failed closers

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The Pirates and Angels made a challenge trade, swapping former closers Jason Grilli and Ernesto Frieri. Does the addition / subtraction move the needle for either team?

Jordan Zimmermann is getting better

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Perpetually pitching in the shadow of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann has been a model of consistency for the Nationals in recent seasons—and he's only getting better.

George Springer might even get better

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George Springer has been striking out and hitting home runs in his rookie season. His home run against David Price was an important one.

Zack Wheeler stole Andrew Heaney's night

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We were all waiting on Andrew Heaney's debut, but it was another pitcher who stole our attention.

Clayton Kershaw and the no-hitter+

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Last night, Clayton Kershaw threw the greatest modern no-hitter. Let's celebrate that, and look at the other exceptional no-hitters thrown in baseball history.

Bruce Rondon to miss season

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

Remembering Jim Fregosi

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

In Kiner's Korner

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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

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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

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

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Twins sign Kurt Suzuki, acceptable stopgap

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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

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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

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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

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

J.P. Arencibia: The newest Ranger

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

Mariners sign Cano for $240 Million & 10 years

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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...

The Dodgers, the Red Sox, and paying for relievers

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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...

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

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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

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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...

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

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Have the Rays found another reclamation project in Heath Bell?

Doug Fister traded to the Washington Nationals

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

Phil Hughes vs. Scott Kazmir

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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