MLB News & Notes

Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a two-year deal worth $25 million dollars with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beltran reportedly turned down a couple of three-year offers to join St. Louis for a chance to contend. Last season, Beltran batted .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances for the Mets and […]

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Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins what […]

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Rangers Win Rights To Negotiate With Darvish

An article by posted on December 20, 2011 0 Comments

The Texas Rangers have won the posting auction of Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish with a record $51.7M bid, sources tell Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The Japanese phenom’s agent, Arn Tellem. issued the following statement: “The Rangers are an extraordinary franchise in an exceptional city with equally exceptional fans,” Tellem said. ’”Yu is honored to be prized so […]

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Orioles Sign Endy Chavez To One Year Deal

An article by posted on December 18, 2011 0 Comments

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 […]

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Carlos Beltran Getting Interest from Cardinals

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments

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 […]

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Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: J-Roll Re-Signs, Padres Get Huge Haul For Latos

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 […]

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Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

An article by posted on December 16, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Re-Sign Queens Native, Mike Baxter

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 […]

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Hot Stove News: Dontrelle To Phillies, Aramis To Brewers, Rowand To Marlins

An article by posted on December 13, 2011 0 Comments

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 […]

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Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

An article by posted on December 12, 2011 0 Comments
Braun’s Failed Test Revealed Synthetic Testosterone

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, […]

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Angels To Sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Angels To Sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson

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 […]

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