Mike Axisa

CBS Sports Writer /

MLB Free Agent Tracker: Latest hot stove signings, ranking 50 best players available for 2019

Here's how you can keep tabs on the top 50 free agents on the market

MLB hot stove: Five reclamation project pitchers who could fit the Athletics next season

The A's have had success with reclamation projects like Rich Hill in recent years

MLB hot stove: Rangers reportedly sign game-caller extraordinaire Jeff Mathis to two-year deal

Mathis is the first major league free agent to change teams this offseason

AL MVP Mookie Betts is the first real challenger to Mike Trout's throne as baseball's best player

We've seen lots of players have one Trout-like year; Betts could be the first to have multiple

Despite missing the 2018 Cy Young, Scherzer, Kluber and Verlander will remain strong candidates in their 30s

The trio combined to win six of the 14 Cy Youngs between 2011 and 2017

Braves' Brian Snitker, Athletics' Bob Melvin win 2018 Manager of the Year honors

Both skippers led surprising runs to the postseason

MLB hot stove: Ranking the 10 players who would've hit free agency this winter if not for an early career payday

Corey Kluber tops our list of young players that did not hit free agency when expected

Winning Manager of the Year is a great accomplishment, but it doesn't equal job security

Several recent Manager of the Year winners are already out of a job

MLB free agency: Michael Brantley and Wilson Ramos are reportedly among the Braves' top targets

Atlanta might need replacements for Nick Markakis in the outfield and Kurt Suzuki behind the plate

Astros' Jose Altuve expects to be '120 percent' for spring training after knee surgery

Altuve played through a serious knee injury in the postseason

MLB hot stove: Finding the best fits for the Mariners' remaining trade chips

Which teams make the most sense for James Paxton? What about Robinson Cano and Dee Gordon?

MLB hot stove: Marwin Gonzalez is a very popular free agent so far this offseason

Nearly every team has interest in the utility man

MLBPA chief Tony Clark fires back after Red Sox consultant Bill James calls all players replaceable

Several players, including one Red Sox standout, didn't seem to appreciate James' comments

Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com, and YESNetwork.com. Mike is a native New Yorker.

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