Giants announce World Series rotation
Bochy is also expected to keep veteran
Royals tab Shields, Ventura for World Series Games 1, 2
Cord Phelps elects free agency
Kelvin De La Cruz elects free agency
Julio DePaula elects free agency
Reds pitcher Trevor Bell elects free agency
Bell pitched just two-thirds of an inning in the majors last season due to elbow inflammation. He'll seek a deal with another club during the offseason.
Cardinals may not be able to keep Pat Neshek
After his performance last season, there's a sense that Neshek has priced himself out of St. Louis' bullpen. Neshek was exceptional with the club, posting a 1.87 ERA over 67 1/3 innings. The performance earned him a trip to the All-Star Game. The team will likely attempt to re-sign Neshek, but there's a sense he can get a more lucrative deal elsewhere.
Report: Former Orioles infielder Brian Roberts to retire
Roberts played 14 seasons in the majors, all but one of which came with Baltimore. He finished out his career with the Yankees last season. Roberts was elected to two All-Star teams during his tenure in Baltimore. He finished 18th in the MVP voting in 2005 after hitting .314/.387/.515. Injuries kept him down the last few seasons of his career. Roberts suffered two concussions, which contributed to him missing time in both 2010, 2011 and 2012.
He retires with a career .276/.347/.409 batting line over 5,531 at-bats.
Phillies send Andres Blanco to Triple-A
With the move, the club opens up a spot on the 40-man roster. Blanco played 25 games in the majors last year, hitting .277 over 47 at-bats.
Rangers, Colby Lewis have exchanged numbers
Lewis put up less-than-stellar numbers last season, but was coming off hip and elbow surgery. He was better over the second half, posting a 3.86 ERA over 86 1/3 innings. Both Lewis and the club have shown interest in a possible reunion, and have exchanged contract figures.
The Cardinals' second baseman isn't the player we'd thought he'd be, but this version is more valuable to Fantasy owners.
Catchers are getting more credit for influencing ball/strike calls, but Fantasy owners may very well be able to ignore their impact.
Adam Wainwright headlines a group of starting pitchers who have managed to maintain their effectiveness despite not capitalizing on the trend of increasing strikeouts.