Former Met Endy Chavez is headed to the Baltimore Orioles according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Chavez will earn $1.5 million in 2012 with the potential to earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses. Chavez, 33, played in 83 games last season with the Texas Ranger, batting .301 with five homers, ten stolen bases and 37 runs scored in 256 at-bats. The Mets were reportedly interested in bringing Chavez back, but Endy may have become too costly for the […]
Former Met Carlos Beltran is receiving interest from several teams including the Red Sox, Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Rays. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Beltran is being extensively looked at by the Cardinals as an offensive alternative. With Albert Pujols now in Anahiem, the Cards are looking at everyone in order to replenish their offense. If the Cardinals pickup Carlos Beltran, then its going to be interesting to see if he still has […]
J-Roll Is Back The Phillies and shortstop Jimmy Rollins have agreed to a three-year deal with a vesting option for a fourth year. The deal is worth approximately $33 million guaranteed. Rollins hit .268 with 16 home runs, 63 runs batted in, and 30 stolen bases last year while playing his usual Gold Glove defense at shortstop. Pads Get Big Haul For Latos The Reds and Padres announced a five-player deal Saturday, as Cincinnati sent right-hander […]
After being non-tendered on Monday evening to make room on the 40-man roster for free-agent acquisition Jon Rauch, outfielder Mike Baxter is back with organization. The Mets announced that Baxter has agreed to a minor-league deal to remain with the club and also received an invitation to spring training. The Queens native batted .235 in 22 games for the Mets last season.
A major-league source confirmed that the Phillies have agreed to a one-year deal for under $1 million dollars with Dontrelle Willis pending a physical. Willis posted a 5.00 ERA in 75 2/3 innings for Cincinnati in 2011, but the Phillies apparently saw enough to guarantee the lefthander a one-year contract for 2012 based mostly on how effective he was against left-handed batters. The D-Train’s career numbers against lefties are tremendous, holding them to a .200 […]
The positive result was triggered by elevated levels of testosterone in Braun’s system, the sources told “Outside the Lines.” A subsequent, more comprehensive test revealed the testosterone was synthetic — not produced by Braun’s body. Every individual naturally produces testosterone and a substance called epitestosterone, typically at a ratio of 1-to-1. In Major League Baseball, if the ratio comes in at 4-to-1 or higher during testing, a player is deemed to have tested positive. The […]
Wow, hang onto your checkbooks, the Los Angeles Angels have just agreed to a deal with Albert Pujols that is worth a reported ten years and $250-260MM according to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The deal includes a full no-trade clause. Pujols, 32, was drafted by the Cardinals in 1999 and it’s been the only team he’s known during his tremendous 11 year career which includes a Rookie of the Year award and three MVP awards. According to MLBTR, […]
According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, RHP Matt Capps has re-signed with the Minnesota Twins for one year with an option. The Mets checked in on Capps three weeks ago during the GM Meetings, but his agent Paul Kinzer said that the Mets never contacted him again after that. Capps, 28, will replace Joe Nathan in the closer’s role. Last season he went 4-7 with 15 saves and a 4.25 ERA in 69 games. These late inning relievers […]
The Miami Marlins and free-agent closer Heath Bell have agreed on a three-year, $27 million dollar contract, pending a physical according to ESPN.com. A league source said the three-year deal will guarantee Bell $9 million annually and includes a vesting option for a fourth year. Bell is one of the top closers available this offseason and the 34-year-old right-hander is coming off a 43-save season with the Padres making him the only closer in baseball who has saved 40-plus games in […]
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