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Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox Deal Cespedes To Detroit For Porcello

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Red Sox have traded Yoenis Cespedes and two other players to the Tigers for Rick Porcello and a minor leaguer. Porcello gives the Red Sox the starter they’ve been looking for. The 26 year old went 15-13 last season with a 3.43 ERA and 1.23 WHIP  in […]

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Featured Post: A Puzzling Asking Price and Return for Gregorius

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Puzzling Asking Price and Return for Gregorius

The Yankees decided to swoop in and get themselves a shortstop this week, something that seems impossible for the New York Mets. What is confusing is the return for Didi Gregorius. As David Lennon tweeted out, the asking price to the Mets centered on Noah Syndergaard. That was confirmed tonight when Sandy Alderson spoke to […]

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Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius In Three-Team Deal With D-Backs, Tigers

An article by posted on December 5, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Acquire Didi Gregorius In Three-Team Deal With D-Backs, Tigers

The Yankees, Diamondbacks and Tigers have completed a three-team trade that will send Didi Gregorius to the Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. LHP Robbie Ray will be heading to the Diamondbacks from the Tigers, while Detroit nets RHP Shane Greene from the Yanks. The Yankees will get five years of team  control […]

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Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Enter Yasmani Tomas Sweepstakes

The Atlanta Braves have jumped into the mix for 24-year-old Cuban free agent Yasmani Tomas, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. He is scheduled to hold a private workout for Braves scouts and officials in the coming days Heyman says that the Braves could qualify as a surprise team and that they recently made room […]

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Mets Not The Only Ones Seeking A Power Bat

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Not The Only Ones Seeking A Power Bat

With two key areas of need for the Mets, they will have plenty of competition for free agents this offseason according to ESPN New York’s Mark Simon. At shortstop, the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics will both also be in the market after Derek Jeter‘s retirement, and Jed Lowrie reaching free agency. On the top […]

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

Jonathan Bernhardt, perhaps a distant relative many times removed, did a piece called “Time To Shine” for “Sports on Earth.” In the column, Bernhardt highlights prospects he predicts may be on a fast track to reach the bright lights and fame of major league baseball. It wasn’t the prospects themselves but what Bernhardt had to […]

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A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

ESPN’s Buster Olney continued his Top 10 Feature and posted the Top 10 Starting Rotations. Leading the pack was the Detroit Tigers, but the Mets failed to make the cut. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Washington Nationals 4. St. Louis Cardinals 5. Pittsburgh Pirates 6. Oakland Athletics 7. Texas Rangers 8. Atlanta Braves […]

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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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