MLB News & Notes

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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2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 5, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Hall of Fame: It Doesn’t Look Good For Mike Piazza

Yesterday, Clayton did a nice job digging up as many Hall of Fame ballots as he could to put together a sneak preview of what we could expect on Wednesday when the BBWAA will announce who will be inducted into Cooperstown. With about 12% of all the ballots in, it looks like Mike Piazza will […]

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MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

An article by posted on December 23, 2012 0 Comments
MLB News: Swisher Signs With Tribe, Ibanez To M’s, Bosox Nab Hanrahan From Bucs

Free agent Nick Swisher has agreed to a four-year, $56 million contract with the Cleveland Indians, as first reported by Mark Feinsand of the Daily News. Feinsand adds that the contract includes a vesting option for a fifth season that could bring the deal’s value to $70 million. The 32-year-old Swisher spent the last four seasons with the New York Yankees and batted […]

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Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects. We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years […]

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Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Heading To Reds

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Outfielder Shin-Soo Choo Heading To Reds

The Reds and Indians are deep in talks that would send Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. The Indians would receive center fielder Drew Stubbs and shortstop Didi Gregorius in return. The Reds are expected to receive another player in addition to Choo. The Reds plan to use Choo in center field and as […]

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Pedro Martinez Says It’s Too Difficult To Vote Bonds Or Clemens Into Hall

An article by posted on December 8, 2012 0 Comments

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe caught up with Pedro Martinez who was at former teammate David Ortiz‘s celebrity golf fundraiser in the Dominican Republic yesterday. The always outspoken Martinez had plenty to say about the steroids era as well as his own career and legacy. “I never had a complaint. I don’t have it. I think […]

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