Tag: free agent

MMO Fan Shot: Big Market Hickory

An article by posted on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Big Market Hickory

An MMO Fan Shot by Dezzy S. To state the painfully obvious, Mets fans have not been given many gifts from the Baseball Gods over the years. Disasters, yes. Collapses, for sure. Heartbreaks, more than we care to count. But with the signing of Max Scherzer, we might have been given the greatest gift we […]

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Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
Olney: Mets Are the Losers of the Max Scherzer Deal

Buster Olney of ESPN lists the winners and losers of the Max Scherzer mega-deal agreed to this weekend, listing the Nationals, baseball players in general, and Scott Boras as the big winners. The Nationals, he says, have properly groomed their trade leverage in the first 48 hours after the deal  The on-background message being dispensed […]

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Brewers Deal RHP Yovani Gallardo To Rangers

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Brewers Deal RHP Yovani Gallardo To Rangers

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Texas Rangers have acquired Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers for a package of shortstop Luis Sardinas and two right-handed pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Marcos Diplan. Gallardo, 28, was 8-11 last season with a 3.51 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. He’s a quality arm that’s made at […]

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Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Max Scherzer Agrees To Seven-Year Deal With Nationals

The Nationals and free agent starting pitcher Max Scherzer have agreed to a seven-year deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Ken Rosenthal says the deal is worth $180 million dollars. According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Nationals may explore trading either Jordan Zimmermann or Stephen Strasburg. January 18 Jon Heyman of CBS […]

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Mets Agree On $8 Million Deal With Murphy, Avoid Arbitration

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Agree On $8 Million Deal With Murphy, Avoid Arbitration

The Mets have avoided arbitration with Daniel Murphy, agreeing to a one-year, $8 million deal with him on Friday night. Murphy had submitted an $8.6 million figure while the Mets countered with $7.4 million. According to what a team source told Adam Rubin the Mets have no plans for a multi-year deal with Murphy and […]

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Tampa Bay Agrees To Deal With SS Asdrubal Cabrera

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Tampa Bay Agrees To Deal With SS Asdrubal Cabrera

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a deal with free agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, pending a physical. Cabrera, 29, batted .229/.312/.389 with five home runs for the Nationals, and .241 with 14 home runs and a .694 OPS overall this season between the Nats and Indians. Though […]

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Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

December 23 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, updates us with the latest on Cuban SS prospect Yoan Moncada who is expected to start private workouts within two weeks. Moncada continues to wait for clearance by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which will then pave the way for MLB teams to sign him. Over 70 scouts representing all 30 […]

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Hot Stove: Royals Sign Alex Rios, Yankees Sign Chase Headley

An article by posted on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Royals Sign Alex Rios, Yankees Sign Chase Headley

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Kansas City Royals and outfielder Alex Rios have agreed to terms on a one-year, $11 million deal. Rios, 33, spent last season with the Texas Rangers, hitting at a .280/.311/.398 clip, with 30 doubles, 8 triples and 4 home runs. He tallied 54 runs batted in while […]

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Mets Announce John Mayberry Signing, DFA Gonzalez Germen

An article by posted on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce John Mayberry Signing, DFA Gonzalez Germen

As was widely expected, to make room on the 40-man roster for outfielder John Mayberry Jr. the Mets have designated right-hander Gonzalez Germen for assignment. Germen spent parts of two seasons in the Mets’ bullpen, posting a combined 4.31 ERA with 64 strikeouts in 65 innings. December 12 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms […]

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Dodgers Acquire Howie Kendrick; Close To Signing Brandon McCarthy

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers Acquire Howie Kendrick; Close To Signing Brandon McCarthy

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for LHP Andrew Heaney, who was just acquired himself only a few hours earlier from the Marlins in the six-player trade that sent Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to Miami. Kendrick, 32 in July, has spent his entire nine year […]

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