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11/27/2015 | Jays' Happ quest a starting point for market

A rich free agent pitching market got a little lighter Friday as J.A. Happ inked a deal with the Blue Jays.

11/27/2015 | Rumor roundup: O's still aiming to re-sign Davis

Much like the rest of the country, Major League Baseball's teams were out seeking bargains and checking items off their shopping lists on Friday. The Hot Stove season continues with many of this year's premiere free agents still left unsigned and others available on the trade market.

11/27/2015 | Happ signs 3-year deal to rejoin Blue Jays

What's old is new again for the Blue Jays as they welcomed a familar face back into the fold Friday night, signing left-hander J.A. Happ to a three-year contract worth $36 million.

11/27/2015 | Female umpire calling top games in Cuba

It's not just the music and fifth-inning coffee break that make baseball different in Cuba. For the first two games of Penn State University's four-game exhibition tour against clubs from this nation's top league, one member of the umpire crew has been female.

11/27/2015 | Pioneer's relative fights for his HOF election

Marjorie P. Adams doesn't care a thing about cake, cards and ice cream. When people wish her a happy birthday on Dec. 7, her mind will be far away, in Nashville, Tenn., where the Hall of Fame's 16-member Pre-Integration Era Committee will decide during baseball's Winter Meetings whether her ancestor should take his place in Cooperstown next July 24.

11/27/2015 | Indians add Recker as non-roster invitee

On Friday, the Tribe signed catcher Anthony Recker to a Minor League contract that includes a non-roster invitation to attend Spring Training with the big league club. As of now, Recker would join Adam Moore (non-roster invite) and Tony Wolters (40-man roster) as Cleveland's backup catching options for this spring.

11/27/2015 | Ten great reasons to be thankful for baseball

In the spirit of Thanksgiving weekend, there are so many reasons why we should praise the baseball gods. I'll mention 10 from this season -- you know, just to bunt the conversation into scoring position.

11/27/2015 | Upton Jr.'s under-the-radar comeback season

There is one player whose impressive comeback you may have missed, despite getting traded and going through a personal rebranding: Melvin Upton Jr.

11/27/2015 | Young backstops look to catch on with Rockies

After a couple of early offseason moves, the Rockies are short on experienced options to back up regular catcher Nick Hundley. There's the rest of the offseason to add a veteran or two, but Dustin Garneau and Tom Murphy hope their debuts at the end of 2015 could lead to roster spots next season.

11/27/2015 | Inbox: Talkin' prospects after Turkey Day

MLBPipeline's Jonathan Mayo answers fans' questions in a Thanksgiving holiday edition of the Inbox.

11/27/2015 | Game Changers: No divisions and new playoff format

What if baseball eliminated divisional play, wrote a somewhat balanced schedule and six teams in each league made the postseason?

11/27/2015 | 5 reasons Cespedes will draw high interest

Regardless of where Yoenis Cespedes plays next season, he'll certainly be expected to make a significant impact. With that in mind, here's a look at five statistics that figure to help make Cespedes one of this offseason's most sought-after free agents.

11/27/2015 | Doolittle gives holiday gift to Syrian refugees

A's pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend, Eireann Dolan, spent the night before Thanksgiving hosting Syrian refugees for a holiday meal in Chicago.

11/27/2015 | Shopping for deals? GMs may try these

The Hot Stove has started with a bang, and so far, teams have been focused on improving via trades. In the spirit of Black Friday, here are five deals we'd like to see based on team needs and fits.

11/26/2015 | Rumor roundup: Bucs open to offers on '16 FAs

Major League Baseball's rumor mill moved slower than usual on Thursday -- like most of America after a Thanksgiving feast. Still, there were a few notable rumblings on the Hot Stove.

11/26/2015 | 5 reasons J. Upton is highly coveted

After spending his first six seasons with the D-backs, Justin Upton could now be on his way to playing for his third team in three years, after spending the past two seasons with the Braves and Padres, respectively. Here's a look at five stats from Upton's career that could be a sign of things to come for his 2016 team.

11/26/2015 | Hot Stove isn't immune to Black Friday frenzy

As America straps on its bib and grabs the carving knife, go ahead and attack the bird. But you will want to leave some room for dessert: Baseball has been known to serve up some treats on Thanksgiving -- bombshells, not bonbons -- then join the Black Friday frenzy.

11/25/2015 | Precious Medal: Thankful trip to White House

Yogi Berra passed away on September 22, a month before we were notified by the White House that he would receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The news then was bittersweet; I was sad that Grampa would not be able to get the medal in person, but so, so proud that he would receive the honor.

11/25/2015 | Braves bolster young rotation with vet Norris

If Bud Norris bounces back from a rough 2015 season, he could prove to be the low-risk, high-reward starting pitcher that the Braves are seeking. The Braves announced they signed Norris to a one-year, $2.5 million deal Wednesday afternoon.

11/25/2015 | 2016 Draft order

The complete order of the 2016 Draft, which will be held on June 9-11.

11/25/2015 | Axford a free agent after clearing waivers

Veteran closer John Axford cleared waivers on Wednesday and is now a free agent after being designated for assignment last week by the Rockies.

11/25/2015 | Cubs land lefty Brothers in deal with Rockies

The Chicago Cubs have acquired left-handed reliever Rex Brothers in a trade with the Rockies, the club announced Wednesday.

11/25/2015 | Hultzen clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A

Left-hander Danny Hultzen, who was designated for assignment on Friday by the Mariners after three injury-plagued seasons, has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.

11/25/2015 | Indians acquire Yates from Rays for cash

The Indians boasted one of the American League's best bullpens last season and have the ability to return with virtually the same cast next year. Given the volatile nature of a relief corps, though, the club is always on the hunt for more depth.

11/25/2015 | Sox's outfield alignment has Bradley in center

The Red Sox, who spent the final weeks of the season experimenting with their outfield alignment, are leaning toward going with Jackie Bradley Jr. as the primary center fielder in 2016.

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