MLB Team News

  1. A front-loaded, eight-year deal for $144 million put one of this winter's biggest free agents in a Padres uniform. How could this calculated risk also make sense?
  2. After assembling one of baseball's best collections of young talent, the Padres' first big investment in free agency could hurt them in the long term.
  3. Evan Longoria, who played for 10 seasons with the Rays, is disheartened by Tampa Bay's treatment of Corey Dickerson, whom the team DFA'd over the weekend: "The guy was an All-Star last year. It just doesn't make sense to me."
  4. The Los Angeles Angels agreed to a one-year contract with outfielder Chris Young and a minor league contract with first baseman Chris Carter. Carter received an invitation to major league spring training.
  5. Manager Terry Francona has rejoined the Cleveland Indians at spring training after his father died last week at age 84.
  6. New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said he believes Tim Tebow is going to play in the major leagues at some point, and the Mets want to get him there as quickly as possible.
  7. Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz says his mother is doing better after a harrowing kidnapping ordeal in Venezuela.
  8. The Rangers have decided not to sign closer Seung-Hwan Oh after an issue arose over his physical exam, according to multiple reports.
  9. The San Diego Padres and free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer have agreed to an 8-year contract, according to ESPN and multiple reports. The deal is worth $144 million, according to multiple reports.
  10. Unsigned veterans such as Logan Morrison might be tempted to wait to sign after Opening Day, but it's a gambit without guarantees -- or recent success.
  11. A pair of deals shook up all three teams and left an All-Star's future in doubt, but is Odorizzi who the Twins needed after missing out on Yu Darvish?
  12. Rewarding Luis Severino for a breakout season might seem like the easy call, but manager Aaron Boone has a rotation full of alternatives.
  13. As spring training begins, we identify baseball's elite -- the teams with a chance to compete -- and the teams that aren't even trying to win this year. Where does your squad land?
  14. Eric Hosmer finally signed, joining the San Diego Padres on an eight-year contract. Eric Karabell looks at the fantasy fallout of the deal.
  15. Start your 2018 draft preparations with our rankings for head-to-head categories leagues, featuring the top 300 overall players plus separate ranks for each position.
  16. Where will Yu Darvish go? Who'll sign Jake Arrieta? Can J.D. Martinez score a big deal? This free-agent class boasts big names who come with big risks.
  17. The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired first baseman C.J. Cron from the Los Angeles Angels and designated outfielder Corey Dickerson for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.
  18. The Tampa Bay Rays traded starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league infielder Jermaine Palacios.