Just hours after we found out about a deal being in the works to bring Jason Bay to Flushing another significant free agent signing is being reported. ESPN Radio’s Rich Coutinho is reporting that the Mets are close to signing catcher, Bengie Molina, to a two-year deal. Financial terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Last season with the San Francisco Giants, the 36 year-old Molina hit .265 with 20 home runs and […]
Here’s a snapshot of this years free agent market for starting pitchers. I omitted some of the pitchers who quickly re-signed with their teams like Tim Hudson of the Braves, Carl Pavano of the Twins, and Scott Olsen of the Nationals. Of the 29 remaining starters, more than half of them spent time on the disabled list in 2010, and 15 of them started 20 games or less. Latest Buzz The Texas Rangers are considered to be the […]
In kind of a surprising move last week, although not really, the Florida Marlins jumped into the sweepstakes for Cuban left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The Marlins reportedly offered the young phenom a five-year deal for $13 million dollars. That averages out to about $2.5 million annually. The Red Sox have reportedly offered a similar five year deal for a little more at $15 million dollars. As the Mets continue signing these risk/reward type players like Kelvim Escobar, Ryota Igarashi, and Clint […]
The Arizona Diamondbacks have come to terms with reliever, Bob Howry, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic [Hat tip MLB Trade Rumors]. Terms of the deal are not immediately available, however it includes an option for the 2011 season and is rumored to be worth somewhere in the ball park of $2 million to $3 million. Last season with the San Francisco Giants, the Arizona native appeared in 63 games and pitched to an […]
According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, reliever Matt Capps has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Nationals, pending a physical. ESPN’s Buster Olney reported that the deal is for $3.5 million for 2010, with a chance to make another $425,000 in performance bonuses. The performance incentives kick in at 40-65 games finished. Capps has spent his entire five-year career with the Pirates, collecting 67 saves while posting a 3.61 ERA, but was non-tendered […]
Ok so the title of my post maybe a bit deceiving, no this feature will not last 80 days, but I thought it would be a cool project to go around the league and connect with bloggers from the other 29 MLB teams and have them weigh in on their teams. For my first stop of the tour, I check in with Daniel Moroz, founder of Camden Crazies, which is an excellent blog dedicated to […]
According to a report by Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio in Boston, the Red Sox may be throwing their hat back into the ring regarding Jason Bay. According to a team source, the Red Sox have had internal discussions about extending their organizational budget to potentially allow for another offer for free agent outfielder Jason Bay. The discussed proposal to Bay would be in the vicinity four-year, $60 million originally offered the outfielder by the Red […]
The Washington Nationals have signed free agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis, according to Byron Kerr of MASN. MASN sports.com has learned that the Nationals will sign starting pitcher Jason Marquis. Stay tuned for more on this breaking story. UPDATE: The deal is reported to be for 2 years and $15 million dollars according to Mark Feinsand. Marquis, who made several overtures that he wanted to sign with the Mets, never got an offer from the Mets who felt […]
The Yankees and Braves have just put the finishing touches on a trade that will send starting pitcher Javier Vazquez to the Bronx in exchange for outfielder Melky Cabrera and pitching prospects Arodys Vizcaino and Mike Dunn. Wow… For a team that just won the World Series, the Yankees sure do operate with a sense of urgency that I could only dream the Mets would have. In my opinion, this trade opens up the possibility […]
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