11/13/2012 | Giants poised to bring back Affeldt
The Giants will reportedly ink veteran left-handed reliever Jeremy Affeldt to a three-year deal worth around $18 million.
11/13/2012 | Plenty of cost-effective alternatives on market
Every agent is going to try to explain to teams why there's no comparable player to his this offseason. It's understandable, but is it true? Not necessarily.
11/12/2012 | Bourgeois chooses free agency over Triple-A
Outfielder Jason Bourgeois has declined an assignment to Triple-A Omaha and decided to become a free agent, the Royals announced on Monday.
11/12/2012 | Montgomery continues racking up K's at AFL
Mark Montgomery has wasted little time transforming from an off-the-radar prospect to a special find by the Yankees' scouting department.
11/12/2012 | Santana ready to hit ground running in KC
Right-hander Ervin Santana was happy and healthy as he spent his first day in Kansas City as a member of the Royals on Monday.
11/12/2012 | Rangers face tough task in prioritizing needs
The Rangers are going to be serious players for free-agent pitcher Zack Greinke, but they also have to address their bullpen and catching situation.
11/12/2012 | Miley finishes close second to Harper for NL ROY
Just days before the start of the 2012 regular season, D-backs left-hander Wade Miley thought for sure he was headed to Triple-A Reno. Not only did Miley make the team, he wound up being the team's lone All-Star representative and he capped his year by finishing second in voting for the National League Rookie of the Year Award.
11/12/2012 | Tigers' needs fit free agent Hunter's strengths
Torii Hunter's play as a Minnesota Twins outfielder early in his career earned him the title as a Tiger killer around these parts. After all these years, it's now realistic for Detroit fans to consider the possibility of Hunter becoming a Tiger.
11/12/2012 | Harper wins close NL Rookie of the Year race
Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper was named the National League Rookie of the Year as voted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday.
11/12/2012 | Cespedes runner-up in AL Rookie of Year voting
A's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who finished second behind Trout in nearly every rookie offensive category, placed second in the voting, done by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
11/12/2012 | Darvish finishes third in BBWAA's AL Rookie voting
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish lost out to Angels outfielder Mike Trout, who was a unanimous selection and also is a finalist for the AL Most Valuable Player Award.
11/12/2012 | Cubs hire Mainville as new head athletic trainer
The Cubs have hired PJ Mainville, who was the D-backs' assistant athletic trainer the last two seasons, as the team's head athletic trainer.
11/12/2012 | Durability important to Headley's success
It would be nearly impossible to overlook the offensive and defensive accomplishments that Padres third baseman Chase Headley reached in 2012. But if you ask Headley which statistic he's most proud of from the past season, it would likely be this -- 160. That's the number of games that he appeared in.
11/12/2012 | White Sox gauging young talent in offseason plan
It's up to White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and his staff to decide if enough talent exists in a much maligned system to move a frontline prospect or frontline player or two.
11/12/2012 | Malone is Mets' new strength/conditioning coordinator
The Mets made a tweak to their training staff on Monday, naming Jim Malone their strength and conditioning coordinator.
11/12/2012 | Indians face tough decision on Choo
The clock appears to be ticking on Shin-Soo Choo's time in Cleveland. The only question seems to be whether it expires this winter or if the Indians will ride things out and let the right fielder walk in free agency next offseason.
11/12/2012 | Thin catching market poses challenge for Pirates
The Pirates need more help from behind the plate. That could come from two sources, Michael McKenry or a newcomer.
11/12/2012 | Frazier places third in NL Rookie of Year voting
After breaking out with a strong first full year in the Majors, Reds infielder Todd Frazier finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting when results were revealed on Monday.
11/12/2012 | Giants' Bochy quietly building Hall of Fame resume
No manager did a better job than the Giants' Bruce Bochy in 2012. However, his strength is also one of his weaknesses when it comes to the voting for National League Manager of the Year.
11/12/2012 | After postseason, Rosenthal figures to stick with Cards
A little more than three years removed from being selected in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, pitcher Trevor Rosenthal has since ascended to a national stage.
11/12/2012 | Aoki places fifth for NL ROY to cap first year in U.S.
Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year balloting on Monday, a ceremonial end to a successful first season in the U.S. Major Leagues.
11/12/2012 | Wates gives back through mentoring
Astros prospect Austin Wates is in the early stages of a budding baseball career, but the kind of advice Wates wants to share has much more to do with life and the challenges ahead.
11/12/2012 | Trout and Harper share an intrepid baseball soul
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper had expectations that preceded them. They met them in terms of performance, but they exceeded them in the way they played. In this age of analytics, we sometimes overlook what it means to play the way Pete Rose and George Brett played, the way Darin Erstad and Derek Jeter and Grady Sizemore have played.
11/12/2012 | Ventura deserving of AL MOY in his first season
Robin Ventura did so many good things in his rookie season as manager of the Chicago White Sox that it's hard to know where to start.
11/12/2012 | The Week Ahead: And the winners are ...
Monday began a significant week on the calendar of America's Pastime -- one fans have been arguing and discussing for months. It's the week when the Baseball Writers' Association of America award winners will be revealed, when the most serious individual hardware is being brought out on a daily basis.
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