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MLB Teams Needing a Big Winter Splash

Desperation can only be born out of an impending deadline. As it pertains to sports, that boundary could be a trade deadline or the beginning of the season.

In the case of baseball and this offseason, that's the start of spring training in 2017. But that's only a hard deadline for those teams looking to compete this summer. Those in rebuilding mode don't need to concern themselves with 2017, as they can make a deal when the time feels right or an enticing offer comes along.

Tigers Will Regret Pretending They're a World Series Contender

Early in the offseason, the Detroit Tigers hung up a "For Sale" sign. Turns out when you flip it over it says "Just Kidding!"

OK, that's an exaggeration.

First, the winter isn't over. Detroit could still offload one or more of its tradeable veteran assets. Plus, the Tigers never committed to a full-scale fire sale.

Jose Quintana Trade Would Be Right Idea at Wrong Time for Yankees

Nobody can fault the New York Yankees if they’re getting cold feet with their plan to take the long way back to success, but the best advice for them right now is to stay the course.

Daniel Hudson to Pirates: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Pittsburgh Pirates confirmed they signed reliever Daniel Hudson to a two-year deal on Wednesday. 

Bryce Harper Marries Girlfriend Kayla Varner: Latest Details and Photos

Washington Nationals superstar Bryce Harper married longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner over the weekend at the iconic San Diego Mormon Temple.

Harper shared an image from the ceremony on his Instagram page:

Wedding photographer India Earl also shared an image from the wedding:

Jimmy Rollins to Giants: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Jimmy Rollins isn't ready to call it a career just yet. The veteran shortstop agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants on Monday, where he'll attempt to make the 25-man roster out of spring training.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the news.

Playing Panic or Patience on MLB's Most Inactive Contenders This Offseason

Nothing raises the ire of a fanbase during the offseason more than inactivity.

It's hard to get excited about a Rule 5 selection or a non-roster invitee when other teams are spending millions of dollars on established MLB talent and filling roster holes left and right.

Of course, recent seasons have proven that a loud winter does not always guarantee success during the upcoming season.

Just ask the 2015 San Diego Padres.

MLB Rumors: Latest Buzz on Free Agency and J.D. Martinez Trade

With the holiday season fast approaching, most major business around Major League Baseball is nearing its conclusion. Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Yoenis Cespedes have all found huge contracts, as have Justin Turner, Mark Melancon and Dexter Fowler.

Big MLB Offseason Values Still Available on Free-Agent, Trade Markets

Nestled somewhere between the Hot Stove League's big-ticket items and bargain bin you'll find baseball's biggest values. Superstars they're not, yet these players provide teams with an excellent return on their investment.

Chris Archer Could Bring Back Even Bigger Elite-Prospect Haul Than Chris Sale

The Tampa Bay Rays don't have to trade Chris Archer. If they do, they can demand the moon, the stars and a few spare celestial bodies.

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