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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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Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Red Sox Acquire Closer Craig Kimbrel From Padres

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports broke the news that the Boston Red Sox have acquired premier closer Craig Kimbrel from the San Diego Padres in exchange for a package of minor league prospects that include pitcher Logan Allen, infielder Carlos Asuaje, shortstop Javier Guerra and outfielder Manuel Margot. Both teams have confirmed the trade. Kimbrel, the […]

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Finalists For Major MLB Awards

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Finalists For Major MLB Awards

MLB and the BBWAA have announced three finalists for the 2015 major awards, including Rookie of the Year, MVP, CY Young, and Manager of the Year. The votes were cast by members of the BBWAA after the regular season ended, but before the postseason began. Here are the finalists for each award: Rookie Of The […]

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Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

An article by posted on November 12, 2015 0 Comments
Braves Tell Mets They Want Matt Harvey or Jacob deGom in Andrelton Simmons Deal

Update:  Mets inquired on Andrelton Simmons this morning and were told that it would take Matt Harvey or Jacob deGrom. (Joel Sherman) That’s code for, “We’re not trading him to you or anyone else in the division.” * * * * * * According to Jonah Keri of ESPN,  the Atlanta Braves are discussing a trade […]

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Hot Stove: Reds Open To Trading Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Reds Open To Trading Todd Frazier, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman

The Cincinnati Reds are willing to listen to trade offers for any player on their roster, including OF Jay Bruce, LHP Aroldis Chapman and 3B Todd Frazier according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Sources told Rosenthal that while the team was against a fire sale at the trade deadline, owner Bob Castellini is now on […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Wins Gold Glove, Yadier Molina Gets 8th Straight

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Wins Gold Glove, Yadier Molina Gets 8th Straight

The winners for the 2015 Rawlings Gold Gloves were announced Tuesday evening. One of the winners is Tigers/Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Congratulations to him! Because he spent most of the season with the Detroit Tigers, he won the American League Gold Glove for left fielders. Here is the complete list of the 2015 Gold Glove […]

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Jose Reyes Arrested For Assaulting His Wife

An article by posted on November 9, 2015 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Arrested For Assaulting His Wife

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes was arrested in Maui on Halloween night for allegedly grabbing his wife by the throat and shoving her into a sliding glass door, according to Chris Tanaka of Hawaii News Now. Reyes, now with the Colorado Rockies, was arrested at the Four Seasons Hotel after security called police. Mug shot […]

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Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

An article by posted on November 3, 2015 0 Comments
Nationals Hire Dusty Baker; Marlins Introduce Don Mattingly

The Mets will face off against two new managers in the NL East next year, both with plenty of experience. Today the Nationals announced the signing of Dusty Baker as manager of the club. Meanwhile, the Marlins yesterday announced they have hired Don Mattingly to manage, giving him a four-year contract. The Nationals were initially […]

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Thumbs Down For Drew Storen

An article by posted on September 12, 2015 0 Comments
Thumbs Down For Drew Storen

Thumb’s down for Washington Nationals setup man Drew Storen, literally… He will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken thumb in a fit of anger after the New York Mets swept them earlier this week. Storen hurt himself by slamming his locker in frustration after serving up the go-ahead homer to Yoenis Cespedes in the […]

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Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
Dave Dombrowski Out As Detroit Tigers GM

The Detroit Tigers today announced that Dave Dombrowski has been replaced as General Manager by Assistant GM Al Avila. Avila takes over as executive vice president of baseball operations and will assume all responsibilities related to baseball operations of the club. He will report directly to Tigers Owner Mike Ilitch. “I would like to thank Dave […]

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Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez

An article by posted on July 23, 2015 0 Comments
Pirates Acquire Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez is not coming to the New York Mets. Ramirez, 37, has been dealt from the Brewers to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Pittsburgh’s 30th-ranked prospect — right-handed pitcher Yhonathan Barrios — and salary relief. The Pirates will reportedly absorb $3 million of the $5.74 million left on Ramirez’s contract this season. In […]

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