Wednesday Dec 4
Ellsbury to Yanks for $153 million
Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with the Boston Red Sox, reached agreement with the New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday.
Will Cleveland Indians closer be an inside or outside job? Hey, Hoynsie
Hey, Hoynsie: Do you see the Indians signing a free-agent closer or do you think they'll give the job to Cody Allen? - Scott Young, Columbus.
Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to A's
Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson gets his 50th save against the Boston Red Sox in Baltimore September 29, 2013.
Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for Philadelphia Phillies
While most of Major League Baseball's free agent activity generally doesn't occur until after Thanksgiving or even until the winter meetings, which start on December 9, the Philadelphia Phillies have been active nonetheless in the open market thus far.
2014 MLB Free Agency: Best Bargains Still Available on the Market
Corey Hart should come at a discounted rate despite his .830 OPS and 24 homers per season since 2007.
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Bargain Bin Shopping: 4 Buy-Low Bullpen Pieces the Tigers Can Win With
The market for bull pen arms is not very impressive. There are several high end guys that will command some higher dollar value, and a glut of average arms that aren't very much worth talking about for a team that is seemingly renovating its bullpen.
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MLB free agents: Top relievers on the market
USA TODAY Sports breaks down this year's class of baseball free agents. Today: Jorge L. Ortiz examines the top relief pitchers.
Rockies could make pitch for veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins
The Rockies' best player this year arguably was a former Minnesota Twins outfielder.