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Should America's 11 million illegal immigrants be offered a path to citizenship?
Should sexual orientation be a protected class (like race and gender) to prevent discrimination?
If Robinson Cano leaves and a certain Japanese phenom is not posted, would the bubble burst on the Yankees' offseason? Scott Halleran/Getty Images that they are willing to offer him a contract for 10 years and upward of $230 to $240 million, according to a report by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes .
How active will the Tigers be in free agency for the rest of this offseason? Did they get enough in return for Doug Fister? Could Detroit now be in a position to sign Max Scherzer to a long-term deal? And, more generally: Is this team in a better position to contend for a World Series than it was before? "Well, I can't say 'better,'" general ... (more)
Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president, spoke about civility in baseball at the Stamford Public Library on Monday, Dec. 2. Photo: Megan Spicer To Brian Cashman, New York Yankees general manager and senior vice president and a Darien resident, Mariano Rivera is emblematic of civility in America's pastime.
The buzz around the baseball world over the past 24 hours, has been about all of the hot stove moves being made by several teams.
At age 32, with his glory days in the rearview mirror, Justin Morneau is looking for a new beginning at the foot of the Rockies.
If those independent league road trips weren't humbling enough for Scott Kazmir, starting over from square one with his delivery and mechanics sure did the trick.
The team announced Wednesday that the six-time American League All-Star agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, opting to come back for another season rather than retire or sign elsewhere.
The three-time defending AL Central champions announced the deal two days after trading right-hander Doug Fister to Washington.
The New York Yankees, after bluffing that they would slash their payroll this winter, exposed their hand to the baseball world Tuesday night.
Major-league baseball's offseason is getting pretty busy, with the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics filling pitching needs with trades.
CBS Sports first reported the deal, which according to the Boston Herald is for one year and pending a physical.
A's general manager Billy Beane has been named Baseball America's executive of the year, the publication announced on Tuesday.
Keeping active in the trade market, the Oakland Athletics have acquired right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Seth Smith.
The Oakland Athletics have added outfield depth, acquiring Craig Gentry and right-hander Josh Lindblom from the division rival Texas Rangers for outfielder Michael Choice and minor league infielder Chris Bostick.
Teams had until just before midnight to offer players contracts for next season or allow them to become free agents.
It is that time to put Doug Fister to the test. Is he a great player that the Nats will benefit from having or will he just be an average player that goes through the motions and gets the job done.