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With no baseball action to distract us from the countless rumors circling the internet, the MLB winter meetings are like the trade deadline on steroids. It’s just baseball’s best and brightest minds talking shop all day long and us baseball nerds fanatics just soak it all in. Of course, every move that is made, whether it’s major or minor, has an impact on the fantasy universe so here are my top 10 players you should keep an eye (and ear) on during this year’s baseball meetings.
10. Mike Napoli, C, BOS and B.J. Upton, OF, ATL
Let’s get the two big names that have already signed out of the way first. Bryan wrote an extensive piece yesterday about how Napoli will fare with Fenway Park as his new home and Upton will be traveling a couple hours up I-95 to play in Atlanta in 2013. For Upton, calling anywhere other than Tropicana Field home has to be a welcoming sight for his offensive prospects, but he will also have to adjust to a whole new style of baseball in the National League.
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Boston’s offseason overhaul is underway. The Red Sox have agreed to terms with Mike Napoli on a three-year contract worth $39MM. At first glance it would appear that Napoli was made for Fenway. The right-handed, power-first pull hitter will enjoy bobbing balls off and over the Green Monster just over 300 feet away, and one would expect his power numbers and batting average to rise...
Mike Napoli is receiving a lot of praise for his decision to come to Boston for the next three years.
The catcher/first baseman signed a three-year contract with the Sox on Monday, and early reports have him slated to primarily play first base.
The Boston Globe‘s Peter Abraham applauded the signing, and ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian believes that with a couple more solid signings, the...
The Boston Red Sox agreed on a three-year, $39 million contract with free-agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli, ESPN Dallas reported Monday. Napoli played with the Texas Rangers this year. The Red Sox expect to play Napoli at first base. He could also fill in at catcher if the team decides to trade Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The 31-year-old recently told ESPN Dallas that he just...
According to ESPN, Mike Napoli has agreed to a 3 year deal worth $39 million with the Red Sox, pending a physical. Napoli turned 31 in October and will be and he will be 33 in his last year of the contract, so the Red Sox won’t have to deal with a large drop off in production with him.
He is expected to primarily play 1st base for the Red Sox, though he will catch part-time...
The Red Sox’ offseason is steaming ahead full bore.
On Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Boston reportedly inked catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli to a three-year deal, not only plugging the team’s hole at first base, but also acquiring a player long desired by the franchise. Napoli immediately fills the first base and right-handed power void facing...
Image: boston.comRob Bradford is reporting that the Red Sox are close to signing free agent Mike Napoli to a three year deal. Napoli will be Boston's primary first baseman, but don't be surprised to see him fill in behind the plate if needed. The slugger would bring some legitimate right handed power to the lineup - in his career he has hit a home run every 15.55 at bats...
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The Mariners (who wanted to sign Napoli as a catcher), Mets, Yankees, White Sox and Dodgers, according to major league sources, are expected to be in the market for catchers. With Napoli and Ross now added to...
Ben Cherington figures to be a busy man this week and over the duration of the MLB offseason, as he seeks to reload a 93-loss team from a year ago.
One such way to do that is sign key free agents who not only add pop to the lineup, but also add a solid mix to the clubhouse. It’s hoped that the newest member of the Red Sox will do just that.
Mike Napoli reportedly agreed to a three...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox began to play catch-up by getting All-Star catcher Mike Napoli, Tampa Bay took a chance on James Loney and the New York Yankees prepared for more time minus Alex Rodriguez during a brisk Monday at baseball’s winter meetings. Soon after the Hall of Fame welcomed three new [...]
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If you're Ryan Lavarnway or Jarrod Saltalamacchia, you have to think that you probably won't be playing for the Boston Red Sox in 2013.
The offseason for the Red Sox got a little stranger on Monday when reports have surfaced that the team and free agent catcher/first baseman Mike Napoli have agreed to terms on a three-year deal. Reportedly, the deal is worth $39 million...
The Texas Rangers' GM Jon Daniels seems to be the "driving force" behind the potential four-team blockbuster that was first rumored yesterday. It would appear, the Rangers, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Cleveland Indians, and the Seattle Mariners are the four teams involved in talks. A deal like this would be a difficult one to pull off, but because of Seattle&...
The Red Sox had been relatively quiet this offseason until Monday, the first day of the winter meetings, when the team made their first real splash by signing free agent 1B/C Mike Napoli. WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford was the one to break the story. The deal is for three-years and $39 million, with $13 million being split evenly between the three years.
With the signing the Red Sox now...
Frank Wren calls it his "new hit list."
When Wren, the Atlanta Braves' general manager, arrived at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Sunday afternoon, his plan for this week's Winter Meetings was already outlined. There were clear targets on his mind. By the time he and his staff met Monday morning, the hit list was finalized: Atlanta needs a left fielder...
Mike Napoli headed to bean town
Jon Heyman, Ken Rosenthal, Joel Sherman and Jon Paul Morosi have all been giving updates as a reporters on MLB Network which is live at the Winter Meetings. Here is his most recent rumor mill report.
The Boston Red Sox made the first splash of the Winter Meetings agreeing to a three-year deal worth $39 million with Mike Napoli. The deal which was...