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All 30 MLB Clubs Unanimously Approve Instant Replay

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
All 30 MLB Clubs Unanimously Approve Instant Replay

2:45 PM Update: All 30 MLB clubs have just unanimously approved expansion of instant replay, which will be in effect for the 2014 season and postseason. Clubs can now show all replays on scoreboard in stadiums.Teams should know if they’ll win challenge before doing so. Can look at video. Anthony Rieber of Newsday is at the […]

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Clayton Kershaw Agrees To Record $215M Deal With Dodgers

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Clayton Kershaw Agrees To Record $215M Deal With Dodgers

The Los Angeles Times reports that Clayton Kershaw has agreed to a seven-year, $215-million contract extension with the Dodgers. The deal, which isn’t expected to be officially announced until Friday, will make Kershaw the highest paid pitcher in baseball history. The previous record contract for a pitcher was the seven-year, $180-million deal signed last winter by Justin Verlander of […]

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Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Indians Sign Scott Atchison To Minors Deal

The Cleveland Indians signed free agent reliever Scott Atchison to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training camp, where he’ll have a chance to win a spot in the Tribe’s bullpen. The 37-year-old appeared in 50 games for the Mets last season, despite two trips to the disabled list. He posted a […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

Talks between the Mets and Orioles were not just limited to Ike Davis says Educardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. In addition to Davis, the two teams also discussed Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, however as was the case with Ike, negotiations never got very far due to the Mets intent on acquiring a top pitching […]

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Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

Daniel Murphy‘s six-year major league career has seen him play all over the diamond. A natural third baseman, Murphy has seen time in leftfield, third, and first before finally finding a home at second base. With uncertainty to his left at first base, there has been speculation throughout the winter of potentially sliding Murphy over […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Home Plate Collisions, May Be A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments

The NY Daily News reports that MLB plans to outlaw home plate collisions by 2015 because of a growing concern of concussions. The move will first be voted on by the owners and then will need to be approved by the Players Association. The Daily News reports that Sandy Alderson, who is also the chairman of […]

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MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort […]

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