A guide for MLB free agents to thaw out the spending freeze

Major League Baseball, land of (relative) opportunity and parity, should be thankful The Post has to reach for an NBA analogy to aptly describe this current Hot Stove league: The owners are the Warriors of recent vintage, and the players are everyone else. Good grief, what a nuclear winter for

Predicting the next shock in MLB’s offseason of them

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The offseason officially began at 11:58 p.m. Nov. 1, when Jose Altuve flipped to Yuli Gurriel to retire Corey Seager and unleash a celebration of the Astros’ first World Series title. But forget official. The offseason really could not begin until the issues surrounding

Explaining Eric Hosmer to the Red Sox and 29 other free-agent decisions

Free agency is upon us, and I’d be surprised if we got through next week’s general managers’ and owners’ meetings without some significant signings. After what transpired last January — a spending cold front that left myriad veterans settling for far less than they hoped to get —

Cubs catcher rips Jake Arrieta for Nationals’ 7 stolen bases

WASHINGTON — Cubs catcher Miguel Montero blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday night. Montero unloaded on Arrieta for his slow delivery not giving him a chance to throw out baserunners. “It really sucked because the stolen bases go to me,

Inside the millions at stake on baseball’s pitching mysteries

Johnny Cueto and Masahiro Tanaka are hurting the coming free-agent starting-pitching market. They have pitched poorly enough that they may not opt out of their contracts or – if they do make themselves free agents – would have teams wondering about their skills. Not long ago, this looked like a strong