Tag: Ubaldo Jimenez

Orioles Still Interested In Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Orioles Still Interested In Ike Davis

Joel Sherman of the NY Post, writes that the Baltimore Orioles still have interest in Ike Davis, to serve primarily as a designated hitter. Sherman shares: Baltimore believes it has several options, including free agents Nelson Cruz and Kendrys Morales. However, both of those players were made qualifying offers, which means any team – other than their last […]

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Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

The clock is ticking on Masahiro Tanaka. He has until Friday, January 24th to sign with a MLB club, and until he’s signed, sealed, and delivered – the rest of the free agent pitching market is in limbo. The Yankees want Tanaka, but will he sign to play in New York? Once he signs, the […]

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Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Bowden: Curtis Granderson and Chris Young Will Be Busts?

Jim Bowden of ESPN (Insider Subscription) polled a few general managers about the offseason so far, and when he asked them who they thought would be busts, one American League GM picked Curtis Granderson, while Olney himself picked Chris Young. Which available free agent likely bombs with his new team and why?  AL GM: ”I think Ubaldo […]

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The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 11 Comments
The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

With Shin-Soo Choo now going to the Rangers, the top of the remaining free agent market shifts to pitching. The most coveted starting pitcher on the market this year, Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, may or may not be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The possibility still exists that he may be posted prior to […]

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Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

An article by posted on November 23, 2013 0 Comments
Joe Smith Signs With Angels For Three Years

Update 11/23 at 9:45 PM Free agent reliever Joe Smith just signed with the Los Angeles Angels on a 3-year deal worth a little more than $15 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Read my thoughts on Joe Smith from an earlier post below… Original Post Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported […]

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Free Agent Profile: Roy Halladay, RHP

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Free Agent Profile: Roy Halladay, RHP

The offseason started off with much talk about which promised veteran pitcher the Mets would bring in, however several recent comments made by Alderson and the Wilpons suggest that a starting pitcher is the least of their top priorities. Nonetheless, it is still a very essential aspect of how the eventual Opening Day roster will […]

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Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Talks Between Twins and Bronson Arroyo Heating Up

Talks are heating up between the Twins and veteran right-hander Bronson Arroyo according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press. The Twins are now going over Arroyo’s medical records and they have already discussed guarantee language with his representatives. On Monday, Arroyo told reporters that the Giants, Phillies, and Twins had contacted his agents, but that no offers have been […]

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Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Thirteen Free Agents Reject Their Qualifying Offers

On Monday, qualifying offers were turned down by all 13 free agents who received them from their former teams. Each of these free agents was offered a one-year deal for $14.1 million. New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson interpreted the turndowns as an indicator a bull market is possible. “That ought to tell you a little […]

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MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Signing Beltran or Ellsbury, Qualifying Offers

Dennis asks… What’s the deal with these qualifying offers? Will we be able to go after those guys? Do you think there’s any chance that we could sign Beltran and Ellsbury and play them in left and right with Lagares in center? Joe D. replies… We posted about the players who received qualifying offers here. […]

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Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Losing Draft Pick Won’t Stop Mets From Signing Any Free Agents

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that forfeiting their second round pick will not keep them from signing a free agent who was extended a qualifying offer. Earlier this evening, Puma reported that the Mets front office deliberated over the draft pick compensation issue. The deadline for teams to extend qualifying offers came and […]

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