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MLB Trade Rumors:
There’s been lots of buzz about a possible deal between Prince Fielder and the Nationals this week, so ESPN.com’s Buster Olney asked some talent evaluators about the impact the free agent first baseman would have in Washington. One evaluator says adding Fielder would make the Nationals “an immediate threat in the NL East” and another guesses Fielder would boost the organization's revenues. Here are the rest of Olney’s rumors, starting in the NL East:
Some Marlins people aren’t convinced Carlos Zambrano’s stuff is good enough for him to be a frontline pitcher again, Olney writes. However, the Miami front office believes he’s worth the risk at $2.5MM.
Olney wonders if the Rays have interest in Daniel Murphy of the Mets. The Rays need a first baseman and the 26-year-old posted a .320/.362/.448 line in 423 plate appearances last year while playing first, second, third and left field.
Many talent evaluators consider Matt Garza a middle-of-the-rotation starter, which may ...
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Reliever Fernando Rodney signed a 2 million, one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
The hard-throwing right-hander will earn 1.75 million next season. The deal also includes a 2.5 million club option or a 250,000 buyout for 2013.
"Fernando's pure stuff is top-notch and can beat hitters both in and out of the strike zone,"...
The Rays named the minor league on-field coaching and medical training staffs for the 2012 season. The Rays hired two new coaches, both of whom played in the majors leagues: former Rays catcher Paul Hoover as manager for the GCL Rays (Rookie) and Kyle Snyder as pitching coach for the…
It's no secret that Fernando Rodney scares the crap out of us. In fact, we're pretty sure that he frightened the Tampa Bay Rays into giving him a one-year contract worth $2 million on Wednesday. The deal even has a club option for 2013. Hot Stove in Tampa Bay!
Let's be serious here for a minute. The right-hander's 4.50 ERA with the Los Angeles Angels last season...
Andrew Friedman may have done it again.
The Tampa Bay Rays general manager has shown an expert touch in putting together his bullpens over the years, bringing in castoff relievers on one-year deals. These older pitchers hope to earn another big contract in free agency, and end up giving the Rays tremendous value with their performances.
The latest reliever looking for a one-year...
Some links as Thursday turns into Friday...
As part of his comeback attempt, Manny Ramirez will work out for teams later this month according to ESPN's Buster Olney (on Twitter). Manny was officially reinstated last month, and he indicated that the "doors are open" for a minor league contract.
Braves GM Frank Wren told MLB.com's Mark Bowman that he feels...
The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent pitcher Fernando Rodney have agreed to terms on a one year deal with an option and team buyout for 2013 according to ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas. All the details of the signing inside.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free agent pitcher Fernando Rodney to a one-year contract Wednesday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says reliever Fernando Rodney has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
A person familiar with the deal says reliever Fernando Rodney has agreed to a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays. The deal is worth $2 million and includes a club option for 2013, the person told The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the club had not made an announcement.
When you win back-to-back American League pennants people tend to think pretty highly of you, and that's definitely been the case for your Texas Rangers in all of the off-season/preseason rankings and prognostications set forth by various national media.
One of those national experts is ESPN's Buster Olney, who in a series over the past week has ranked different positions...