MLB News & Notes

Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

An article by posted on December 3, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Update: Tigers In On Hairston, Izzy Wants To Return, Nats Targeting Grienke

The San Diego Padres were closing in Monday on a one-year contract with free-agent starter Jason Marquis, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations, writes ESPN’s Jayson Stark.. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Jason Isringhausen has decided he wants to come back and pitch again. 3 teams already interested. Izzy, now 40, made […]

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BJ Upton Agrees To Terms With The Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments
BJ Upton Agrees To Terms With The Atlanta Braves

The Hot Stove is heating up just days before the winter meetings,BJ Upton has agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Braves, pending a physical says Ken Rosenthal via twitter. Bob Nightengale of USA Today, also via twitter, is reporting the deal is worth $70-75 over five years. Jon Heyman is saying that the exact value is […]

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Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games

An article by posted on November 27, 2012 0 Comments
Carlos Ruiz Suspended 25 Games

Major League Baseball announced via Twitter this afternoon that Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended 25 games after testing positive for an Amphetamine. The 33 year-old Ruiz had the best season of his career this year, hitting .325 with a career-high 16 home runs and 68 RBI. Ruiz had never, before this year, had […]

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Longoria Deal Sets The Bar For Wright

An article by posted on November 26, 2012 0 Comments
Longoria Deal Sets The Bar For Wright

Whatever you hear about what David Wright might be asking or the Mets might be offering, just understand the bar has been set by his contemporaries Evan Longoria and Ryan Zimmerman, Both are close to Wright in terms of age and production. Just not salary. The Tampa Bay Rays, long known as a team with […]

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Marlins Sign Outfielder Juan Pierre

An article by posted on November 18, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Sign Outfielder Juan Pierre

According to multiple sources, Juan Pierre has agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract. The 35-year-old outfielder will be making his second stint with the organization, offering veteran leadership, a tremendous work ethic and speed. Pierre appeared in 130 games with the Phillies in 2012, batting .307 with 37 stolen bases. Entering his 14th big […]

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Selig Should Void The Trade

An article by posted on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Should Void The Trade

The biggest problem I’ve had with Commissioner Bud Selig is he was an owner, but even after divesting himself of the Milwaukee Brewers, he remained an owner at heart. He’s a former owner paid by the owners, so, where do his loyalties lie? It will never happen without government intervention, but the best way for […]

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No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
No So Fast, Selig Places Marlins and Jays Trade Under Review

Updated 11/15 1:00 PM According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, due to the outcry from Miami Marlins fans, Bud Selig is placing the blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays under review. Shocking, but good to see somebody will look into Loria’s shenanigans in South Beach. Updated 11/13 8:28 PM The Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays have completed a 10 player […]

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Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Braves Sign Catcher Gerald Laird To Reported 2-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with catcher Gerald Laird, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The deal is reportedly for two years according to Jon Heyman. Financial terms have yet to be disclosed. Laird, 33, hit .282/.337/.374 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 191 plate appearances with the Tigers last season. After […]

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Torii Hunter Agrees to Two Year, $26 Million Deal With Tigers

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Torii Hunter Agrees to Two Year, $26 Million Deal With Tigers

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter agreed Wednesday to a two-year, $26-million contract with the defending American League champion Detroit Tigers. The deal is expected to be announced after he takes a physical examination Friday. Hunter, 37, batted a career-high .313 last season. He hit .350 after the All-Star break, leading the Angels’ spirited but futile bid for a playoff […]

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My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

An article by posted on November 13, 2012 0 Comments
My Picks For Manager of the Year: Davey Johnson And Buck Showalter

The Manager of the Year award will be announced this afternoon by the Baseball Writers Association of America. You don’t usually see managers of perennially good teams win the award because they are expected to win. The writers prefer rags-to-riches stories, but sometimes it is harder to win with a bullseye on your back. I […]

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