Tag: Marlins

Infuriated Valdespin Bolts DWL Team After Manager Pinch-Hit For Him

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Infuriated Valdespin Bolts DWL Team After Manager Pinch-Hit For Him

Miami Marlins infielder Jordany Valdespin has left his team in the Dominican Winter League after becoming infuriated when his manager pinch-hit for him in a playoff game this past weekend. The news was reported by ESPN Deportes’ Enrique Rojas. Valdespin hit only .167/.316/.612 in 108 regular season at bats for the Tigres del Licey with three home runs […]

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The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

Brandon Villafuerte was the longest of long shots to make it to the Major Leagues. He has the distinction of being the deepest round draft pick of the New York Mets to make it to the Show. The RHP was selected in the 66th round with the 1,564th pick in the 1994 draft. It wasn’t […]

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Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

Jordany Valdespin intends to sign a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Valdespin was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this month following a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal as well as a laundry list of other dramas both on and off the field. Among the […]

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Trading with the Enemy

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Trading with the Enemy

Trading with the enemy is pretty rare – and when I mean the enemy, I’m referring to trading within the division – and the Yankees.  You don’t want to be on the bad end of a trade and be burned for years to come when trading with your chief rivals. So what trades have the […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts On Granderson

When the news broke late Friday morning that the Mets had finally came to an agreement with outfielder, Curtis Granderson I admit I did the proverbial  “happy dance” while driving in my car. Yes Granderson is not the “savior” that the Mets need to help this team escape from mediocrity as well as ineptitude. But […]

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Hot Stove News: Nationals Sign Nate McLouth To Two-Year Deal

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove News: Nationals Sign Nate McLouth To Two-Year Deal

Nats Sign Nate McLouth The Nationals agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free agent outfielder and left-handed hitter Nate McLouth, according to the Washington Post. McLouth spent most of the past two seasons serving as Baltimore’s primary left fielder last season. McLouth, 32, played 146 games for the Orioles and posted a .258/.329/.400 […]

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Mariners Seal The Deal With 10-Year, $240 Million For Cano

An article by posted on December 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mariners Seal The Deal With 10-Year, $240 Million For Cano

Enrique Rojas of ESPN is reporting that Cano and Mariners agreed to a 10 year deal worth $240 million dollars. That is an ungodly amount of money. Earlier this morning, it was reported that talks had broken down after Seattle made an offer of nine years and $225 million, according to Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden […]

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Marlins Agree On Three-Year Deal With Jarrod Saltalamacchia

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins Agree On Three-Year Deal With Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Miami Marlins have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel. Saltalamacchia, 28, is coming off of a solid season, his second as an everyday catcher. With Brian McCann signed last week by the New York Yankees, Salty was the […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution? The 2005 Edition

An article by posted on November 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?  The 2005 Edition

I previously posed the question if a player can develop plate discipline at the minor league level to lay off bad pitches, does that translate into major league success?  Let’s do a little rewind to see how a 12% walk rate translated over time, shall we? Over the course of 502 plate appearances, a 12% […]

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Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?)  Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom […]

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