After a recent rash of signings, the free agent catching market is bare. Teams with catching depth now have some nice trade chips on their hands.
The White Sox have signed free agent catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal.
"They're a joke," says the executive of one team who can't understand how the Marlins' revenues can be lower than those of teams long embroiled in unsuccessful endeavors to get new stadiums.
Matt Wieters is the best catcher available in free agency this offseason by no small margin. Here's a look at the crop of free-agent catchers.
At 9 am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents, including stars like David Price and Jason Heyward.
Chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and GM Dave Stewart can't repeat their first dysfunctional offseason if the D-backs are to improve from mediocrity to contender in 2016.
Players like Kyle Seager and Charlie Blackmon have the stats of must-start players, but they are among a short list of players whom Al Melchior would drop before season's end. He explains why and makes recommendations on who else to drop and who to keep around.
Loria's team will be on its eighth manager since 2010 after Dan Jennings is replaced as expected in the offseason. But that's just one problem spot for the Fish, who will finish under .500 for the eighth time in 10 seasons in 2015.
One World Series championship along with what appears to be three last place finishes. What a weird tenure for now-former Red Sox GM Ben Cherington.
The Phillies and Braves seem like sellers at the MLB trade deadline, but which teams might join them? Here's 10 teams plus more news from around baseball.

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