Tracy Ringolsby, the 2005 recipient of the Hall of Fame's Spink Award, has covered Major League Baseball since 1976.
|For Craig Biggio, his possible induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame is not just about him. It's about the Astros and -- most of all -- it's about their fans.
More»Biggio holds NL record for leadoff home runs with 53|
|Padres GM A.J. Preller has only been on the job since August, but he's already displayed a willingness to shoot for the stars.
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|This offseason, many teams are attempting to duplicate the Giants' route to a championship. It's a funny contrast from a decade ago, when teams weren't buying into the Braves' approach, even if it did allow the franchise to set a record with 14 consecutive first-place finishes.
|The Royals and Giants made a statement with their strong bullpens in the World Series and other teams have taken notice by upgrading their relief corps.
More»Hahn, Ventura on adding veteran leadership to club|
|Joe Maddon has proven to be one of the game's elite managers. But a manager can only do so much. Financial security is great, but a manager has to have the players to get the job done. And the Cubs know that.
More»Joe Maddon on Cubs landing Jon Lester|
|Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto isn't a headliner at this year's Winter Meetings, and that's fine by him, writes columnist Tracy Ringolsby.
More»Jerry Dipoto talks Angels' offseason on MLB Tonight|
|Andrew Miller's recent success bears testament to his determination. He dealt with six years of failure, but was able to reinvent himself enough that he signed a four-year, $36 million free-agent contract with the Yankees as a late-inning reliever.
More»Jim Duquette breaks down Andrew Miller's signing|
|Back in the days before cell phones, text messaging and e-mails were common, the heart and soul of the Winter Meetings was the hotel lobby.
More»Castrovince previews Winter Meetings on Hot Stove|
|The Dodgers' problem in this Hot Stove season is that what they need isn't on the free-agent market. And that's why the name heard most often from the Dodgers' side is Matt Kemp.
More» Kemp pulls two-run homer in the 1st inning|
|The signing of Nelson Cruz proves the Mariners are looking to win now. However, they don't want to do it at the expense of their future. GM Jack Zduriencik is doing an impressive juggling act in balancing those two agendas, writes columnist Tracy Ringolsby.
More»Greg Johns details Nelson Cruz's deal with Mariners|
|Somewhere along the line, Josh Donaldson has emerged as the hero of the underdog, portrayed as an overlooked player who made himself good. However, the recently acquired Blue Jays third baseman has been a top performer throughout his career.
More»A's trade Donaldson to Blue Jays in five-player deal|
|Focused as they may be on "now" mentality, the Mariners haven't lost sight of their long-term mantra, which is underscored by Kyle Seager's long-term contract.
More»Mariners reach seven-year extension with Seager|
|The Marlins recently signed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a record-setting 10-year, $325 million contract. Jeffrey Loria was questioned about his real commitment to the franchise, but the truth is he once again took a gamble on creating a solid foundation for the franchise, looking to develop a fan base that will support a Major League team.
More»Marlins discuss Stanton's record-setting contract|
|The Rockies have a challenge that is bigger than the pitching staff making its home at Coors Field and the mile-high altitude of Denver. Colorado's primary problem is its lack of offense on the road.
|Now that Giancarlo Stanton has agreed to a 13-year, $325 million contract, the second-guessing begins. Did he sell himself short? Did the Marlins overpay? Who knows? The bottom line is that it is a lot of money.
More»Stanton, Marlins complete $325 million deal|
|It has been 38 seasons since the Big Red Machine of Cincinnati became the last National League team to win back-to-back World Series championships. The Giants are in position to end the drought. Now, if they can only re-sign free agent Pablo Sandoval.
More»Chris Russo on Pablo Sandoval's free agency|
|The Rangers' Jon Daniels is among the youngest and longest-tenured general managers, and his contract was extended this week. Mike Trout became the fourth player to be unanimously voted as the MVP, after being unanimously selected as the Rookie of the Year. And Clayton Kershaw won his third Cy Young Award at just 26.
More» Kershaw, Trout win MVPs|
|In giving contract extensions to general manager Jon Daniels and assistant GM Thad Levine, Rangers management delivered a statement of stability.
More» Daniel joins the Rangers' broadcast booth|
|During his playing career, Matt Williams was given the nickname "The Big Marine." He was old-school at its best. With a National League Manager of the Year Award in his first season at the helm in the Majors, he is one of the poster boys for the new-age manager.
More»Jim Duquette on Williams winning Manager of the Year|
|Though Jose Abreu was already an established slugger in Cuba, there is no arguing against the unanimous decision to award him the 2014 American League Rookie of the Year Award.
More»Abreu unanimously wins AL Rookie of the Year|