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NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Nationals Acquire Catcher Derek Norris

The Washington Nationals announced that they have traded right-handed pitching prospect Pedro Avila to the San Diego Padres for catcher Derek Norris. Norris, 27, hit just .186/.255/.328 with 17 doubles, 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 2016 for the Padres. Norris is a career .223/.309/.380 hitter and fills the Nationals hole at catcher with […]

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Pirates Could Make Lefty Closer Tony Watson Available

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Pirates Could Make Lefty Closer Tony Watson Available

The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping the face of their franchise in Andrew McCutchen and could also be looking to trade more pieces including their lefty closer Tony Watson according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Watson, 31, had a 3.06 ERA, 1.064 WHIP, and 15 saves last year for the Pirates in 70 appearances. In […]

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Seattle Mariners To Sign LHP Marc Rzepczynski

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Seattle Mariners To Sign LHP Marc Rzepczynski

According to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, the Mariners are on the verge of acquiring free agent left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski. Rzepczynski, 31, has developed a decent reputation as a lefty specialist over the years. In 2016 with the Athletics and Nationals, he went 1-0 with a 2.64 ERA, striking out 46 batters in 47.2 innings. […]

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Mets To Hold Yoenis Cespedes Press Conference At 5 PM

An article by posted on November 30, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Hold Yoenis Cespedes Press Conference At 5 PM

The re-signing of Yoenis Cespedes is official. Rejoice. There will be a press conference today at 5 PM ET at Citi Field to re-introduce him. Original Report – Nov 29 Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting that the Mets have reached an agreement with free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The deal is for four years […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Carlos Gomez, OF

An article by posted on November 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Carlos Gomez, OF

Carlos Gomez Position: Outfield Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: December 4, 1985 (Turning Age 31) Since the 2015 Trade Deadline, it seems the New York Mets have tried to make a reunion happen with Carlos Gomez, their former amateur free agent signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2002. Gomez was on GM Sandy […]

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MLB News: Twins Sign Catcher Jason Castro

An article by posted on November 22, 2016 0 Comments
MLB News: Twins Sign Catcher Jason Castro

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Minnesota Twins have signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro. The deal is worth 3 years, $24.5 million per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.  Castro, 29, hit .210/.307/.377 with 16 doubles, 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 113 games for the Astros in 2016. On the […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jason Castro, C

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jason Castro, C

Jason Castro Position: Catcher Bats: Left – Throws: Right Born: June 18, 1987 (Age 29) If this were the 2013 offseason, Jason Castro would be lining up the offers in free agency, after the then 26-year-old made his first All Star team and posted a line of .276/.350/.485, with 18 home runs (6th among catchers), […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

Joe Smith Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: March 22, 1984 (Age 32) A familiar face emerges on the free agent market this winter for Mets fans, as reliever Joe Smith looks for a new home after his three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angles comes to an end. He […]

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Yankees Could Show Interest In Cespedes

An article by posted on November 18, 2016 0 Comments
Yankees Could Show Interest In Cespedes

If the New York Yankees weren’t serious suitors for Yoenis Cespedes this offseason, they may very well be now. Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has said the recent Brian McCann trade has made the Cespedes pursuit more plausible. It’s possible the talks that have already taken place may intensify with Cashman saying, “I’m sure [the agents and I] will […]

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Heyman Predicts Cespedes Will Get 4 Years, $110 Million

An article by posted on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Heyman Predicts Cespedes Will Get 4 Years, $110 Million

Jon Heyman recently released his free agent contract predictions on Fan Rag, writing about the top-56 players on the market. This list includes 2016 Mets Yoenis Cespedes, Jerry Blevins, and Fernando Salas. Heyman predicts that Cespedes, the best offensive free agent this offseason, will get a four-year deal worth $110 million. The $27.5 million annual […]

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