MLB News & Notes

Royals Sign Joakim Soria To Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 7, 2015 0 Comments
Royals Sign Joakim Soria To Three-Year Deal

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick via Twitter, the Kansas City Royals and free agent reliever Joakim Soria have agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal, with a mutual option for a fourth season.  Soria, 31, split last season between the Tigers and Pirates appearing in 72 games overall, recording 24 saves and posting a 2.53 ERA […]

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Hot Stove: Jeff Samardzija Lands 5-Year, $90 Million Deal with Giants

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Jeff Samardzija Lands 5-Year, $90 Million Deal with Giants

Mothers don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. Let them grow up to be below average starting pitchers with mediocre stuff instead. The San Francisco Giants have signed free agent right-hander Jeff Samardzija to a five-year, $90 million contract on Saturday. Samardzija, 30. went 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA last season which ranked […]

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Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 6, 2015 0 Comments
Oakland Signs Reliever Ryan Madson To 3-Year Deal

The Oakland Athletics have agreed to terms with free agent reliever Ryan Madson on a three-year deal worth $22 million dollars reports Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Madson, 35, came back with a solid season after missing three years with various injuries including Tommy John surgery. The Kansas City Royals rolled the dice on him last […]

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Nationals Sign Oliver Perez To Two-Year, $7 Million Contract

An article by posted on December 4, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Oliver Perez To Two-Year, $7 Million Contract

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Washington Nationals have signed free agent left-hander Oliver Perez to a two-year deal worth $7 million dollars. In his career as a starter and a reliever, Perez is 67-83 with a 4.44 ERA in 1,294 innings pitched. He has struck out 1,351 batters and walked 703, good for a […]

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Red Sox and David Price Agree On 7-Year, $217 Million Contract

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Red Sox and David Price Agree On 7-Year, $217 Million Contract

According to the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms on a contract with free agent starting pitcher David Price. The deal is for seven years and is worth $217 million dollars. This is the largest contract for a starting pitcher ever, just beating Clayton Kershaw‘s current $215M contract with the Dodgers. […]

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Hot Stove: Braves’ Shelby Miller Drawing Heavy Trade Interest

An article by posted on December 1, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Braves’ Shelby Miller Drawing Heavy Trade Interest

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the market for Atlanta Braves right-hander Shelby Miller is reaching a fevered pitch and as many as 20 teams have checked in on him. Miller, 25, had an excellent season for the Braves despite his 6-17 record, posting a 3.02 ERA, 1.247 WHIP and 3.45 FIP in 205.1 […]

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Hot Stove: Tigers Agree To Deal With RHP Jordan Zimmermann

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Tigers Agree To Deal With RHP Jordan Zimmermann

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Detroit Tigers have agreed to a deal with free agent RHP Jordan Zimmermann. The former Washington Nationals rotation mainstay will receive a five year deal worth $110 million dollars. Zimmermann, 29, posted a 3.66 ERA and 1.205 WHIP in 33 starts for the Nats this season, with […]

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Anthony Recker Signs With Cleveland Indians

An article by posted on November 27, 2015 0 Comments
Anthony Recker Signs With Cleveland Indians

Former Mets catcher Anthony Recker has signed with the Cleveland Indians on a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Earlier this off-season he was outrighted off the Mets 40-man roster and elected free agency. He got into 32 games for New York in 2015, batting .125/.239/.213 with only a double and two […]

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NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

An article by posted on November 23, 2015 0 Comments
NL East Report: Nationals Shakeup Expected At Closer Role

After last season’s second half debacle, the Nationals are expected to have a new closer in 2016. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that both Jonathan Papelbon and Drew Storen are likely to be traded as Washington looks to make major changes to its bullpen. Papelbon, who was acquired from the Phillies in a […]

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Desmond, Kendrick, Fowler Among 16 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 14, 2015 0 Comments
Desmond, Kendrick, Fowler Among 16 Players Who Rejected Qualifying Offers

It was interesting to see three players accept their qualifying offers on Friday. Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters and Dodgers starting pitcher Brett Anderson became the first players to ever accept their team’s QO since this new compensation system was adopted in 2012. Overwhelmingly, 16 of the 20 players did decline their […]

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