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Carlos Gonzalez Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz, Speculation Surrounding Rockies Star

Despite swirling rumors this offseason that he might be traded, per ESPN.com's David Schoenfield, it appears that Carlos Gonzalez will be remaining with the Colorado Rockies. At least for the time being, that is.

Introducing Lucas Giolito, the Pitching Phenom Making Strasburg Expendable

The signing of free agent Max Scherzer to a seven-year, $210 million contract improved the Washington Nationals’ starting rotation from arguably the best to undoubtedly the best in baseball.

Scott Miller's Starting 9: Blueprint for New Commissioner Rob Manfred Is Clear

The Rob Manfred era began with great promise, jumped the shark when he said he is open to the idea of eliminating defensive shifts and now has left many wondering whether his term as commissioner can be salvaged.

How the Cubs Should Handle the Unleashing of Uber-Prospect Kris Bryant

The Kris Bryant era in Chicago will begin in 2015. The question is: When? Or alternatively: How soon?

10 Moves MLB Teams Should Still Make Before Spring Training Begins

We are less than a month from the start of spring training, but there is still work to be done this offseason, as teams look to put the finishing touches on their roster for the season to come.

James Shields is the big chip remaining on the free-agent market, but he is far from the only player still looking for a new home that is capable of making a positive impact in 2015.

It's also worth continuing to keep an eye on the trade market. It has been as busy an offseason for trades as any in recent memory, and teams may not yet be done dealing.

Allen Craig, Former St. Louis Cardinal, Has No Clear Role for Boston Red Sox

The St. Louis Cardinals made their biggest roster move in 2014 when they sent Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston in exchange for Corey Littrell and John Lackey. It was a move that fans questioned, both logically and emotionally.

James Shields Would Legitimize the Blue Jays' Attempt to End Playoff Drought

The drought needs to end.

The Toronto Blue Jays have not made the postseason since winning the World Series in 1993, the longest dry spell in Major League Baseball. Though the Jays have made blockbuster trades aimed at ending the streak in recent years, including this offseason, they have not finished any better than third in the American League East in the last eight seasons.

Is Stephen Strasburg Worth a True 'Destroy the Farm' Trade Package?

The question isn't whether anyone wants Stephen Strasburg. Everyone wants a 26-year-old budding ace who just led the National League in strikeouts.

The question is whether anyone will pay what it takes to get him.

Make no mistake: it'll take a lot

Aggressive MLB Teams Who Failed to Build a Winner This Winter

The addition of the second wild-card spot in 2012 has done more than add a little do-or-die drama in the form of a one-game playoff. It has also opened the door for a wider variety of teams to contend each season. 

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