Matt Snyder

CBS Sports Writer /

Phillies reportedly in 'dialogue' with free agent Jake Arrieta and it makes sense

Arrieta is the top starting pitcher left on the market

The Shohei Ohtani effect? Angels to lower right-field wall Angel Stadium by 10 feet

The Angels are lowering the fence from 18 feet to 8 feet, so we should see a jump in home runs

MLB preseason Power Rankings: Incomplete hot stove season leads to uncertainty

We think we know who the better teams are, but what about all those unsigned players?

Padres reportedly agree to sign Eric Hosmer to largest contract in franchise history

The Padres have been heavily connected with Hosmer all offseason

Rays trade Jake Odorizzi to Twins in exchange for shortstop prospect

The Twins needed rotation help, so the Odorizzi acquisition makes sense

Rays trade for C.J. Cron, designate All-Star Corey Dickerson for assignment

The Rays pulled off a head-scratching move Saturday night

Rangers' reported deal with Seung-Hwan Oh called off due to MRI concerns

The Rangers will certainly be back in the market for a reliever

Diamondbacks announce Chase Field humidor which is likely to suppress offense

We've only seen one other humidor in MLB and it made a big impact

Tito Francona, father of Indians manager Terry, dies at 84 years old

Tito was an All-Star outfielder for the Tribe in 1961 as well

LOOK: Tim Tebow hosts prom for special needs students from various countries

Mets minor league player Tebow continues to be a model human being

Cardinals reportedly sign reliever Bud Norris to a one-year, $3M deal

Norris likely becomes a setup man for closer Luke Gregerson

Mother of Pirates catcher Elias Diaz rescued in Venezuela from kidnappers

Diaz's mother was reportedly kidnapped last Thursday

The Blue Jays will retire Roy Halladay's number on Opening Day

Good move by Toronto for the upcoming season

Report: Former MLB All-Star Esteban Loaiza arrested with 20 kilos of drugs

According to the report, Loaiza had 20 kilos of either cocaine or heroin and faces felony charges

History of two-strike bunt rule a reminder pace of play issues are over a century old

Baseball has tried to fix the pace of games for a long time and foul ball rules have evolved accordingly

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the north side of Indianapolis with his wife, daughter and son.