Most of the Mariners contingent has wrapped up its offseason action, but players such as Jordy Lara and Carlos Rivera continue to shine in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, respectively. Vets such as Endy Chavez and Franklin Gutierrez are also playing abroad.
The Padres -- who haven't advanced to the playoffs since 2006 and haven't been very relevant since -- continued a frenzied and unusually bountiful offseason with a bevy of notable roster moves Friday.
It makes perfect sense to Jimmy Rollins why Chase Utley wants to stay in Philadelphia, despite Phillies interim president Pat Gillick saying the team will not win again until 2017 at the earliest.
The Pirates signed first baseman/outfielder Corey Hart to a one-year deal for the 2015 season on Friday. According to reports, Hart will get $2.5 million from the Pirates, and his contract includes another $2.5 million in incentives.
Last season, young Reds left-handed pitcher Tony Cingrani was viewed as ready for a full-time spot in the rotation and a central piece in the club's plans. It enabled Cincinnati to bid farewell to Bronson Arroyo and feel good about its starting five. Then Cingrani struggled early in the year and missed most of the season with a shoulder injury. Before the Winter Meetings last week, he appeared to