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Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Former Blue Jays Closer Casey Janssen

The Washington Nationals and free agent right-hander Casey Janssen have agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.5 million with a mutual option that will guarantee him a total of $5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Janssen, 33, has served as the Blue Jays closer the past three seasons, and while he’s been […]

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New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

It’s his first day as the new Commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Rob Manfred is already causing a stir. In an interview with ESPN, Manfred stated he wanted to “modernize” the game. Said Manfred in the interview: “I would be aggressive about using the clock over the long haul, I think it’s a helpful […]

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Ichiro Suzuki and Marlins Agree to One-Year Deal

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Ichiro Suzuki and Marlins Agree to One-Year Deal

After the Marlins reportedly offered Ichiro Suzuki a one-year $2 million contract yesterday, today, a source told Joe Frisaro (Marlins site reporter for MLB.com) both sides have agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical. The Marlins already have an outstanding outfield that includes Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, and having a potential […]

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Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

An article by posted on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
Ryan Vogelsong Re-Signs with Giants

According to Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports, free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong and the San Fransisco Giants have agreed to a one-year deal. Vogelsong had been reportedly close to a deal with the Houston Astros in recent days, but ultimately decided to re-sign with the team he’s been with since 2011. Last season, Vogelsong […]

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Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

The Nationals and free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $180 million dollars. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Nationals may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg. January 18 Jon Heyman of CBS […]

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Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the National League East Third Basemen

Unlike other spots around the diamond, I’m not expecting to see any further change in the East between now and Opening Day. So how do the National League East Third Basemen rank? Let’s take a look and let the debate begin… 1. David Wright (Mets) – This one may very well be a homer call […]

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Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. […]

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Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Deal Evan Gattis to the Astros

The Houston Astros have acquired catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves according to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gattis swatted 22 home runs despite playing only 93 games last season, and can absolutely mash. In his career against the Mets, Gattis batted .236 with 3 homers and 6 RBI in 21 games. In […]

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Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year, $16 million dollar contract. The Yonhap News Agency adds that the Pirates paid a slightly greater than $5M posting fee, bringing the total cost for the shortstop to around $21 million. Even if he fails to come […]

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Oakland A’s Acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

An article by posted on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Acquire Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar

According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the Oakland Athletics have acquired infielder Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays for catcher John Jaso and a pair of minor league players. The Rays also received top shortstop prospect Daniel Robertson and outfielder Boog Powell, according a source. The A’s are picking up the […]

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