MLB News & Notes

The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

All the media and the fans were up in arms when Ray Rice received a two game suspension for knocking out his fiancée and dragging her out of an elevator. That weak suspension was 12.5% of the NFL season. The same people had similar angry reactions when Greg Hardy only received a four game suspension. […]

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Terry Collins Unhappy With MLB Rule Change On Neighborhood Play

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Unhappy With MLB Rule Change On Neighborhood Play

Mets manager Terry Collins is none too pleased with one of the new second base rule changes MLB revealed on Thursday, specifically the redefining of the “neighborhood play.” MLB will now allow instant-replay reviews to ensure that an infielder actually touches the base on a double play, something that hasn’t been enforced in the past. […]

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In Stunning Twist, Dexter Fowler Re-Signs With Cubs

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
In Stunning Twist, Dexter Fowler Re-Signs With Cubs

In a move that has taken everyone in the baseball world by surprise, the Chicago Cubs have re-signed free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler to a one-year deal with a mutual option for 2017. Fowler will receive $8 million in 2016 and the mutual option is for $9 million with a $5 million buyout. In other […]

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Jose Reyes Placed On Paid Leave Pending Outcome Of Criminal Case

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Placed On Paid Leave Pending Outcome Of Criminal Case

Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on paid leave by Major League Baseball pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings stemming from his October 31 arrest for domestic violence. Reyes, 32, was arrested for allegedly hitting his wife in a Hawaii hotel. He later filed a plea of not guilty to a charge of […]

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MLB Domestic Violence Policy: Manfred’s Not the One in No-Win Situation

An article by posted on February 20, 2016 0 Comments
MLB Domestic Violence Policy: Manfred’s Not the One in No-Win Situation

Due to the disturbing actions of a couple of players, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that Rob Manfred is in a “no win” position when doling out punishment in these domestic violence cases. Nonsense. The only way that Manfred is in a no-win position is if he doesn’t come down hard on Jose Reyes and Aroldis Chapman. You want […]

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Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Non-Waiver Trade Deadline Moved To August 1

For the upcoming season, the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline will be moved back 24 hours from July 31 to August 1, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The move will only be for the 2016 season because July 31 falls on a Sunday. According to MLB.com’s Richard Justice, the commissioner’s office does […]

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Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Rockies In Hot Pursuit Of Gerardo Parra, Will Likely Deal Carlos Gonzalez

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish is reporting that the Colorado Rockies have ramped up their efforts to sign free agent outfielder Gerardo Parra, according to industry sources. Cotillo adds that the two sides are not very close to a deal at this point, as Parra is drawing interest from other clubs, including the Nationals and Angels. Parra put up respectable […]

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Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Giants Agree To 3-Year Deal With Denard Span

According to Jon Heyman via Twitter, the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a three-year deal with free agent outfielder Denard Span. The deal is worth $31 million guaranteed, includes $5 million in incentives, and is pending a physical. Span had an injury plagued 2015, playing in only 61 games for the Nationals. However, he was […]

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Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 30, 2015 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Scott Kazmir To Three-Year Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers just announced via Twitter that they have signed free agent LHP Scott Kazmir to a three-year contract. The deal is worth $48 million dollars in total for an average annual value of $16 million. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also adds that the deal includes an opt-out clause for Kazmir, allowing him to […]

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White Sox and Orioles Emerge As Favorites For Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on December 29, 2015 0 Comments
White Sox and Orioles Emerge As Favorites For Yoenis Cespedes

According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the White Sox and Orioles are “emerging as leaders” in the race to sign free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, with the Angels and Giants still in the mix and the Rangers monitoring the situation. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported last week, that the Mets had bowed out on Cespedes and […]

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