MLB News & Notes

Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

An article by posted on February 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson: Decision To Trade Wright Won’t Be Based On Mets Record

MetsBlog posted this recap of Sandy Alderson’s comments to reporters this morning at Digital Domain Park. His decision to trade or keep David Wright this summer will not directly be tied to their record at that time – his 2013 option is a factor in his situation. If the team is contending towards the trade deadline, he […]

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A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
A.J. Burnett Close To Being Traded To Pirates

It looks like A.J. Burnett is on his way to the Pirates. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Pirates and Yankees have a framework for a possible A.J. Burnett deal in place. The deal is not done but the two teams have a lot of common ground and Pittsburgh is still the frontrunner. Yesterday, […]

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Wright Ranked #4 Among All MLB Third Basemen

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments
Wright Ranked #4 Among All MLB Third Basemen

MLB.com released their 2012 Fantasy Baseball Preview and among their top 100 players, they ranked the Mets’ David Wright No. 19. overall. Wright also was ranked the 4th best third baseman behind Jose Bautista, Hanley Ramirez and Evan Longoria. If Wright can put up a season like they project, he’s going to command at least a […]

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Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

An article by posted on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Rick Ankiel

The Nationals have signed Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract with a spring training invite, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times. Ankiel hit .236 with nine home runs and 37 RBIs in 122 appearances for the Nationals last season. The Mets were reportedly very interested in Ankiel and according to Jon Heyman, they were trying […]

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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments
2010 MVP Josh Hamilton Falls Off The Wagon

According to a report in the Dallas Morning News, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, recovering from alcohol and drug addictions, had a relapse this week in his quest to remain sober. According to individuals familiar with the episode, Hamilton drank alcohol Monday night at Sherlock’s Pub & Grill in Dallas. Teammate Ian Kinsler also showed up at the bar […]

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Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Edwin Jackson

The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with free agent starting pitcher Edwin Jackson. The right-hander flew to Washington today for his physical after which the deal should be officially announced by the team. Jon Heyman reports that deal is believed to be worth $8 million to $12 million dollars. Ken Rosenthal of FOX […]

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NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

An article by posted on February 1, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Notes: Phillies Sign Chad Qualls, Johnson Wants Bryce Harper In RF Opening Day

Here’s a couple of interesting notes from our NL East foes… Right-handed reliever Chad Qualls has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Qualls, 33, has made 512 appearances over the last seven years – the most in the majors. He gets a one-year deal worth $1.15 million and is expected to go at the […]

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Selig Believes Playoffs Will Expand This Season

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Selig Believes Playoffs Will Expand This Season

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Major League Baseball has approved a plan for playoffs to expand this year. The new format will include an additional Wild Card team in each league. The two Wild Cards in each league will square off in a one game playoff to determine who moves on face the division […]

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Nationals Add Brad Lidge To A Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on January 26, 2012 0 Comments

The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced. Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson. However, he did […]

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