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Inside Baseball: 13 big free agents still looking for deals; more MLB notes

There are more big-name free agents available heading into the new year than usual, though there's no reason to worry those players won't find big deals with needy teams. Plus news and notes from around MLB.

Why Bonds and seven others got my Hall vote (though not Clemens)

Barry Bonds' Hall of Fame candidacy has had no shortage of controversy, but Jon Heyman explains why he believes it's time to put the home-run king in Cooperstown.

Mets' Cespedes era over; talks brief, complementary OF now sought

The Mets suggested a short-term deal of perhaps two or three years, and that didn't fly. Steve Pearce and others like him are on the agenda.

Royals told they have 'no chance' to re-sign Gordon as things stand

Kansas City is currently surveying the outfield and starting pitching markets.

Inside Baseball: Hot Stove's mid-point winners and others; plus MLB notes

A look at the winners and 'non-winners' at the midway point of the Hot Stove season, plus news and notes from around Major League Baseball.

Hot Stove: Orioles, Royals, A's interested in free-agent Scott Kazmir

The Astros starter is looking to get a four-year deal.

Yasiel Puig bar fight might not have been as bad as it sounded initially

MLB is looking into the incident, but the Dodgers OF may not be facing any suspension.

Cardinals Hot Stove: Holliday works out at 1B, possibly opening up OF spot

The Cardinals slugger now appears open to a positional switch, which could allow the Cardinals to intensify their pursuit of free-agent outfielders.

Hot Stove: Could Nationals be a possible landing spot for Chapman?

Some signs point to this being a likely destination for the reliever, whose on-going off-the-field issues still present issues.

Orioles Hot Stove: Chris Davis, O's continue to work on possible deal

A deal had been reportedly taken off the table, but the two sides continue to talk.

Marlins Hot Stove: Team talking to Dee Gordon about contract extension

The Marlins are looking to lock up the young star infielder.

Royals Hot Stove: Chen, other starters on radar; Gordon, Perez a priority

The Royals still have a lot of work to do this Hot Stove season.

Hot Stove: Dodgers in talks with Rays about Jake Odorizzi

Is Jake Odorizzi a fall back option for the wealthy Dodgers?

Giants working hard to try to land Johnny Cueto on a big deal

Cueto is talking about deals with teams that would beat the $120-million offer he turned down.

Hot Stove: Trade talks involving Reds star Todd Frazier starting to heat up

The Indians and White Sox are among interested teams.