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Our No-Nonsense, Cut-the-Crap Guide to MLB's Labor War

Owners have unanimously voted to institute a lockout. The fight is over money, but will the game be collateral damage?

New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (23) reacts after hitting a double to drive in 2 runs in the fourth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field.

Tigers Make Risky, Yet Sensible Choice to Sign Javy Báez

Here are three reasons why Detroit offered one of baseball's most entertaining and frustrating players a six-year, $140 million contract.

Aug 27, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco (5) at bat against the Baltimore Orioles during the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

The Sure Thing: Why the Rays Extended Baseball's Next Phenom

To be this good this young is a strong marker of greatness. Wander Franco is as good as any young player we've seen.

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Max Scherzer Deal Is a Major Flex for the Mets. Now They Need More.

How should we evaluate a record-setting contract like this? This move's success will depend on what they do next.

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) reacts after fouling out against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in game two of the 2021 ALCS at Minute Maid Park.

Ranking and Predictions for MLB's Top 50 Free Agents

This offseason features the best free-agent class of shortstops in recent memory.