MLB News & Notes

September Roster Expansion Could Be Reduced From 40 To 30 Players

An article by posted on September 5, 2012 0 Comments
September Roster Expansion Could Be Reduced From 40 To 30 Players

A source has told Scott Miller of CBS Sports, that changes could be coming to September 1st Roster Expansion rules and that it could happen as soon as next season. The most common scenario under discussion is to expand September rosters to 30, with each club’s 25-man roster on Aug. 31 being locked in throughout September. In other […]

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Red Sox and Dodgers Closing In On Blockbuster Deal For Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
Red Sox and Dodgers Closing In On Blockbuster Deal For Beckett, Gonzalez, Crawford

Looks like the New York Mets acted just in time grabbing catcher Kelly Shoppach from the Red Sox when they did. It now appears that the Dodgers are willing to take the leftovers in a nine-player blockbuster trade that have first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Carl Crawford, infielder Nick Punto and starting pitcher Josh Becket […]

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Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
Citi Field and Yankee Stadium To Be Testing Grounds For Advanced Replay

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Citi Field and Yankee Stadium have been selected to be testing grounds for Instant Replay according to MLB Sources. Major League Baseball owners have agreed to test two different advanced replay systems live during games starting next week, and if they prove accurate they could precede an overhaul […]

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NL East Report: Greinke To Braves Heating Up, Marlins Want A Lot For Johnson, Nats Looking At Scutaro, Lee Is Staying In Philly

An article by posted on July 27, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Report: Greinke To Braves Heating Up, Marlins Want A Lot For Johnson, Nats Looking At Scutaro, Lee Is Staying In Philly

The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, and updated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: The Braves have agreed to sign Miguel Batista after the Mets released the 41-year-old […]

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Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez To Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired former NL batting champion Hanley Ramirez from Miami in a multi-player trade. The Dodgers also get reliever Randy Choate, while the Marlins receive pitcher Nathan Eovaldi and minor-league pitcher Scott McGough. This comes a day after the Marlins sent pitcher Anibal Sanchez and infielder Omar Infante to the Detroit Tigers […]

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Homegrown Hamels Staying With Phillies, Signs 6-Year Deal

An article by posted on July 25, 2012 0 Comments
Homegrown Hamels Staying With Phillies, Signs 6-Year Deal

Despite all the speculation that Cole Hamels would bolt for free agency, or that the Philadelphia Phillies would not be able to afford him, the two sides agreed to a six-year contract extension for $144 million, according to what major-league sources have reported to Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies are expected to make the official announcement later today. […]

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Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

An article by posted on July 20, 2012 0 Comments
Brandon Lyon Goes To Blue Jays In 10-Player Swap

The Astros and Blue Jays completed a 10-player trade on Friday, with Houston getting seven players and sending three pitchers including Brandon Lyon to Toronto. The Blue Jays received left-hander J.A. Happ and right-handers Brandon Lyon and David Carpenter. The Astros acquired two Major League players — reliever Francisco Cordero and outfielder Ben Francisco — […]

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2012 All-Star Rosters Announced – Wright, Dickey Selected As Reserves

An article by posted on July 1, 2012 0 Comments
2012 All-Star Rosters Announced – Wright, Dickey Selected As Reserves

The starting lineups for the 2012 All-Star Game on July 10 at Kauffman Stadium have been announced. including the 17 starters as well as the all the reserves and of course the pitchers. Only David Wright and R.A. Dickey made the cut, Wright as a reserve and Dickey as a starting pitcher. Congratulations to both […]

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Phillies Trade Jim Thome To Orioles For Pair Of Prospects

An article by posted on June 30, 2012 0 Comments
Phillies Trade Jim Thome To Orioles For Pair Of Prospects

The Baltimore Orioles are reporting that they have acquired veteran slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies for two minor league players; pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino, both Single-A prospects. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first reported that both teams were in negotiations for Thome. Thome, 41, was posted a .242/.338/.516 slash with five homers in 71 plate appearances for the Phillies this […]

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NL East Report: Trevor Bauer Makes MLB Debut, Utley Returns With A Bang, Morse Is Raking

An article by posted on June 29, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Report: Trevor Bauer Makes MLB Debut, Utley Returns With A Bang, Morse Is Raking

The NL East Report is published every Friday and takes a look at the other teams in the division. The reports covers the latest news and notes, injuries and transactions, divisional records versus the Mets, and updated NL East Standings. News And Notes Atlanta Braves: Rookie right-hander Trevor Bauer made his major-league debut Thursday and […]

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