Jim Duquette, who was the Mets' GM in 2004, offers his opinions as a studio analyst and columnist for MLB.com.
|Every team is optimistic at this time of the year on its chances to make a deep run into the postseason, but here are three teams that could make major jumps in the win column thanks to their pitching.
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|With Jose Bautista off the market, the focus now shifts to the remaining free agents still capable of significantly improving a team's roster before Spring Training.
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|As the baseball world marches toward Spring Training, the White Sox continue to field offers for top starter Jose Quintana.
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|A large pool of talented players are still available on the free-agent market. Among the more high-profile guys who remain unattached, this quintet may take a while to find a permanent home.
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|Every offseason, in addition to signing free agents to help their clubs, teams try to negotiate extensions with their young controllable talent.
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|The Hot Stove season is getting warmer by the day, and the industry's attention has turned to the top free agents. Below is my ranking of the top 20 in the sport, with an estimated prediction (based on comparable past signings and team needs) of the contract terms and signing club.
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|With the World Series behind us, fans of the other 28 teams can now get back into the action, with every die-hard dreaming of the possible transactions that could put their club in next year's Fall Classic. Free agency doesn't open until Tuesday morning at midnight, and the Hot Stove season probably won't get really fired up until late November, but it's never too early to start thinking of the big moves that might lie ahead.
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|This year's World Series matchup between the Cubs and the Indians might be the most compelling we've seen in a long time. In addition to the extensive World Series droughts for both clubs, we also have two rosters loaded with recognizable stars, including Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Jon Lester, Corey Kluber and many more.
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|While most people in baseball figured this year's class would be weaker in comparison to last year, the position players are deeper as a group due to some bounceback seasons.
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|This year's non-waiver Trade Deadline was an absolute whirlwind, with 18 deals made across the Majors -- the highest total since 1995. Now that Aug. 1 has come and gone, let's examine the four teams that improved the most.
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|With MLB's non-waiver Trade Deadline set to arrive in less than a week, baseball is flush with rumors. Working as hard as any team executive, former GM Jim Duquette looks at five possible deals.
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|The blockbuster moves listed in this piece make sense for the clubs involved prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline
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|Now that we have reached the most active trading month of the season, the list of players that will end up being traded becomes more clear. Here are the most likely candidates to change uniforms by the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
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|The Yankees are certainly not out of the postseason chase. But if the Bombers do sell, they have two shutdown lefty relievers worthy of an impressive prospect return.
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|Of the 30 general managers in baseball, none is feeling the pressure more acutely than Matt Klentak, who is in his first year at the helm with the Phillies and controls the No. 1 overall pick.
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|Within the next few weeks, clubs will really begin to wheel and deal. And while a trade or two will certainly catch the baseball community by surprise, the following 10 men have played well enough to improve their values in the eyes of potential buyers.
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|It's no secret that the Angels have run into a buzzsaw of bad injury luck. Ace Garrett Richards is headed for Tommy John surgery that could keep him out through next season, Andrelton Simmons will need left thumb surgery and promising young lefty Andrew Heaney is out for the foreseeable future with a left flexor mass strain.
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|MLB.com's Jim Duquette took a look at players who could be dealt before this year's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
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|Every season is highlighted by a band of lovable losers converting into a group of lovable winners, seizing the hearts of fans not just in their home city, but also around the country. Which team has the best chance to ascend into the hearts of fans everywhere in '16?
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|With Spring Training games now underway, roster battles across the league are gearing up in advance of Opening Day. But without a doubt, clubs are still examining possible upgrades on the trade market. In fact, the following five scenarios could become reality before the end of March.
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