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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.

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.

MLB Trade Rumors: Analyzing Buzz on Brian Dozier, Charlie Blackmon and More

Holiday shopping isn't limited to citizens, as all 30 Major League Baseball teams continue to scour the market to find trades that will benefit them in 2017 and beyond. 

Just as all of us are doing deep research on whether The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy XV is the better holiday video-game release to purchase, front offices are vigorously debating the best way to approach things with a free-agent investment or deal will make the most impact. 

MLB Teams That Could Now Be Facing Nightmare Offseason Scenarios

I hate to break it to the following MLB teams, but, um, well...it may be too late for them to save their best-laid plans for the winter.

In fairness, the hot stove season isn't a walk in the park. It's more like a stroll through a minefield. Things don't always go as planned even for teams that carefully chart their courses.

Brian Dozier Could See His MLB Star Explode in Dodgers' Spotlight

It's a story as old as Hollywood itself: A talented performer from the Midwest packs his or her bags and heads to Southern California to seek stardom.

If the Los Angeles Dodgers acquire Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins, that yarn could unspool on the MLB stage next season.

First, the latest rumor, courtesy of Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan:

MLB Rumors: Analyzing Trade Buzz on Brian Dozier, Sonny Gray and More

The big story coming into Major League Baseball's offseason was how teams would play the trade market, because this year's crop of free agents wasn't particularly impressive

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Best of the American League
Tampa Bay
19%
Boston
19%
Chicago
7%
Minnesota
10%
Los Angeles
18%
Texas
26%
Total votes: 267

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