The Atlanta Braves didn’t wait long too decide who their closer will be for the 2010 season. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Billy Wagner has just signed a two year deal with the Braves. He becomes the first big name free agent to find a new home after agreeing on a new one year deal for $7 million dollars that includes a $6.5MM option for 2011 that vests if Wagner finishes 50 games. Wagner now becomes [...]
The following players were not offered arbitration today and are free to sign with any team. In the case of the Mets, their first round pick was protected anyway, and they lose nothing by signing a Type B free agent. Of the players that are now coming across the sports news wire, these four players could be useful for the Mets. Rich Harden – Cubs: I’ve been a fan of Harden ever since he broke [...]
According to several reports, Brian Schneider has just signed a two-year deal worth $3 million dollars with the Philadelphia Phillies. The former Mets catcher became a free agent and the Mets had no plans to offer him arbitration. Schneider, 33, hit .218 in 59 games last season, and .244 in 169 games overall as a Met. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro said in a statement. “We feel Brian is ideal for our ballclub. He has played in [...]
Via MLBTR, I came across this article on Fox Sports by Jon Paul Morosi who surmises that free agent outfielder Matt Holliday is on his way back to the American League. He specifically cites the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox as the three finalists for Holliday’s services. Only a handful of teams have the resources and desire to sign Matt Holliday. In that sense, the market for the left fielder’s [...]
The Mets 2009 season is coming to a close with less than 15 games left to play. MMO has decided to take a look around the majors for the Mets possible opportunities during the offseason. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each individual position including the rotation, bullpen, and other Mets related needs. Its no secret that first base has been mostly a power position. Not only at the plate but also on defense, as first [...]
According to several sources, Scott Kazmir has been traded from the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels acquired Kazmir for minor league left-hander Alex Torres, minor league infielder Matt Sweeney, and a player to be named later. Kazmir, 25, got off to a rough start this season and is 8-7 with a 5.92 earned-run average for the Rays this season. However, the former Mets prospect is 4-2 with a 4.41 ERA in eight [...]
This isn’t something I usually cover, but I just felt the need to put it out there. Since I can’t put this any better, i’ll just quote you from MLBtraderumors. Because it wouldn’t be a normal day without some bad news for the Mets, Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe reports on her Twitter account that Chris Carter, the more significant of the two players rumored to be headed to the Mets in exchange for [...]
Brace yourself my friends… According to the Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, the White Sox have acquired Alex Rios from the Blue Jays. It’s a straight waiver claim, so the Blue Jays will receive nothing in return. Says Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi: “This allows us to get out from under a contract and do more to address our club.” ESPN is now confirming. Blue Jays outfielder Alex Rios has been claimed off waivers by [...]
The Phillies have reached agreement on a trade that would bring them left-hander Cliff Lee and outfielder Ben Francisco from the Indians for Class A right-hander Jason Knapp, Class AAA right-hander Carlos Carrasco, shortstop Jason Donald and catcher Lou Marson, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The deal, which does not include any cash, is pending a review of medical records. If completed, it will be a coup for both the Phillies and Indians. [...]
ESPN is reporting that the Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals have completed a trade that sends outfielder Matt Holliday to St. Louis in exchange for third baseman Brett Wallace, outfielder Shane Peterson and right-handed pitcher Clayton Mortensen. The A’s are also including $1.5 million cash in the deal. Wallace is considered an elite propspect and ranked #20 overall by Baseball America in their recent July rankings. (Or about 100 spots ahead of F-Mart!) Holliday, 29, [...]
ESPN just reporterd (3:00pm EST) that the Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt left-handed first baseman Adam LaRoche to the Boston Red Sox for a pair of Minor Leaguers. Pittsburgh gets Double-A shortstop Argenis Diaz and Class A right-hander Hunter Strickland, an 18th-round draft pick two years ago. Diaz, a 22-year-old known for his outstanding defense, is hitting .253 with no homers and 24 RBIs in 76 games during his sixth pro season, at Portland. Strickland, 20, [...]
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