MLB News & Notes

Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chris Young To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Sign Right-Hander Chris Young To Minor League Deal

The Washington Nationals have signed former Met right-hander Chris Young to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. Young, 33, has spent the last two seasons with the Mets and in 2012 he went 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA in 20 starts but ended the season strongly posting a 2.73 […]

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Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says 5th Year Was Big Issue With Signing Bourn

Sandy Alderson told reporters that the 5th year option was the big issue with signing Michael Bourn, and also that indications changed whether or not they would keep the 11th pick after an arbitrator ruling. This according to Kevin Burkhardt. Original Post 2/12/2013 The long and dragged out pursuit is over, and the Mets came […]

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The Super Bowl: 3 Hours Closer To Opening Day

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Super Bowl: 3 Hours Closer To Opening Day

Hall of Fame second basenan Rogers Hornsby was once asked what he does all winter. He replied, “I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” After champagne is poured in the locker room and the commissioner presents the World Series trophy to the winning manager, I start the […]

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Alex Rodriguez Could Be Finished In Pinstripes

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
Alex Rodriguez Could Be Finished In Pinstripes

According to a report by Bill Madden, Christian Red and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez’s Yankees career could be over. Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to ever wear the pinstripes again, sources familiar with the Yankees’ situation with their troubled third baseman told the Daily News, no matter what happens regarding new allegations that […]

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It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

It wouldn’t be an MLB offseason without a juicy PED scandal right? Well here you go. Courtesy of Tim Elfrink of the Miami NewTimes, some significant names have been associated with a Miami clinic that has been linked to supplying drugs to several people ranging from University coaches, to current MLB players. Of course there […]

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Josh Thole Could Begin Season At Triple-A

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
Josh Thole Could Begin Season At Triple-A

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos indicated yesterday that recently acquired Josh Thole will begin the season with Triple-A Buffalo while another former Met, Henry Blanco, will serve as J.P. Arencibia‘s backup. Blanco, 41, was recently signed to a non-guaranteed, one-year deal, “Blanco has not been guaranteed the job at all,” Anthopoulos explained. “That’s why he’s on a non-guaranteed […]

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Thoughts On This Season’s Rule Changes

An article by posted on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
Thoughts On This Season’s Rule Changes

Two notable rule changes will take place this season. One will be that translators are now allowed to come with coaches during mound visits. The other will be the banishment of the fake-to-first, throw-to-third move. I want to analyze both, but before I do it’s important to be cognizant of the sensitivity surrounding the former. […]

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Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

An article by posted on January 15, 2013 0 Comments
Nats Bolster Bullpen, Sign Rafael Soriano

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that free agent reliever Rafael Soriano has agreed to a two-year, $28 million contract with the Washington Nationals. As a result of the signing, the Nationals will have to surrender the team’s first round pick in the 2013 amateur draft, while the Yankees will receive a compensatory pick sandwiched between the first and […]

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Piazza Can Still Make The Mets Hall of Fame In 2013

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Piazza Can Still Make The Mets Hall of Fame In 2013

Mike Piazza may have been shutout by the Baseball Writers which you can read below, but according to Adam Rubin, he could very well be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame during the 2013 season. The Mets’ Hall of Fame committee — which has included team employees Dave Howard and Jay Horwitz, former player […]

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With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

With the Nationals now officially re-signing Adam LaRoche, GM Mike Rizzo is speaking to 5-6 teams about a trade involving Mike Morse according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are rumored to be one of those teams. Morse hits rightys and leftys equally well batting .292/.343/.487 vs RHPs in his career with a .303/.357/.503 line […]

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