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The Toronto Blue Jays are casting a wide net in their search for rotation upgrades, already showing interest in free agents Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse and Ryan Dempster, among others, according to major-league sources.
Toronto was a surprising contender in the American League East – much like Baltimore, the eventual wild card-winner – but fell out of the race after its starting rotation was ravaged by injuries. Toronto starters finished with a 4.82 ERA, sixth worst in the majors.
The Blue Jays also are among the clubs to inquire on right-hander Scott Baker, a free agent after going 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA over 134-2/3 innings during an injury-shortened 2011 season with the Minnesota Twins. He did not pitch in the majors this year. The Red Sox, Cubs and Rangers have varying degrees of interest in Baker, as well, sources say.
Free agents can begin switching teams Saturday, in what could be a frenetic start to the Hot Stove season. Until then, clubs are allowed to contact representatives and exc
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The Tribe added SS Mike Aviles ad C Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for 27 year old relief pitcher Esmil Rogers. From their press release:
Aviles, 31, appeared in 136 games for the Red Sox as their starting shortstop last season, batting .250 with 13 HR and 60 RBI. The right-handed hitting versatile middle infielder was originally drafted in the 7th round by the...
As you might have read in the addendum to the previous post, I'm the new guy around here. I just wanted to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a writer for this blog and I look forward to sharing ideas and opinions with Blue Jays fans worldwide. Of course, discussion is always more fun than monologues, so comments are always welcome and encouraged. Below...
The Cleveland Indians acquired infielder Mike Aviles and catcher/infielder Yan Gomes from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Esmil Rogers, the Indians announced Saturday. Aviles batted .250 with 13 home runs and 60 RBI in 136 games last season for the Boston Red Sox. He was traded from Boston to Toronto two weeks ago. Gomes batted .204 with four homers and 13 RBI...
In this young off season, the Cleveland Indians are already making moves, trading for Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes, sending Esmil Rogers to the Blue Jays. It’ll be a while before we see how these moves impact the team, but hopefully they can provide the Tribe with an offensive jolt.
The Cleveland Indians today announced the club acquired INF MIKE AVILES and CA/INF YAN GOMES from the...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Mike Aviles and Yan Gomes from the Blue Jays for Esmil Rogers, the involved teams announced.
Aviles was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Red Sox as compensation for manager John Farrell. Aviles will be rejoining new Indians manager Terry Francona whom he played briefly for in 2011. Aviles who can play anywhere in the infield (besides first base...
Mike Aviles should take all this attention as a compliment.
Just weeks after being sent to Toronto as compensation for the Red Sox hiring away former Blue Jays manager John Farrell, Aviles has been dealt to another team.
Aviles, who came to the Red Sox partway through 2011 and was the team's starting shortstop last year, is headed to Cleveland with infielder...
The Cardinals made free agent starter Kyle Lohse a qualifying offer by Friday's deadline, mostly done as a requirement to receive an extra draft pick should he sign elsewhere.
General manager John Mozeliak recently said it would be unlikely the club would resign Lohse given what he will likely command in the free agent market this winter. But by making him the one-year, 13.3...
Here are the latest rumors regarding Free Agent in the Major Leagues:
– The Angels' top priority this offseason is to re-sign right handed pitcher Zack Greinke according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. They will face some fierce competition though, since the Rangers are interested in him also.
– Even though the White Sox declined Kevin Youkilis' option, they would...
Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season.
It's no secret the Red Sox' struggles stem from the starting rotation.
The starting staff -- a group composed of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, Aaron Cook, Daniel Bard, Franklin Morales and Daisuke Matsuzaka -- combined to tally a 5.19 ERA, which ranked...
The Detroit Tigers have been one of the highest spending team in terms of payroll over the last few years. They have spent north of 100 million dollars in each of the past five seasons. The Tigers payroll has been as low as 106 million in 2011, and right around 140 million for 2012 when we factor in the half year earning of Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante. With a lot of the...
Tomorrow is a special day in the baseball offseason calendar. What's so significant about November 3rd? Well, it's the first day of free agency. Woohoo! Signings and stuff! Unlike the NBA and NFL though, MLB free agents don't normally sign on the first day they're able to. Things usually drag out for weeks, if not months. Hell, Prince Fielder didn't sign until...