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MLB Trade Rumors:
The Blue Jays are looking for a closer this offseason and Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun says the team has checked in on free agents Francisco Cordero and Matt Capps. Heath Bell is another option for the Blue Jays, who had interest in Jonathan Papelbon before he signed with the Phillies. Here are more notes on the Blue Jays, who have yet to make a major move so far this offseason...
The Blue Jays would listen to offers on 24-year-old first baseman David Cooper, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com. Cooper, the Blue Jays' first round draft pick in 2008, debuted with the team in 2011 and posted a .678 OPS in 81 plate appearances. He won the Pacific Coast League batting title with a .364/.439/.535 line this past season, adding nine home runs and 51 doubles.
Blue Jays president Paul Beeston isn't a fan of the posting system and Elliott suggests Toronto's interest in Yu Darvish is "lukewarm."
The Yankees are interested in Kyle Drabek, according to Ellio...
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ST. PETERSBURG -- Jose Molina isn't sure how many teams showed interest in his talents when he became a free agent...
Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– The Toronto Blue Jays, who are looking for a closer, are interested in Royals' Greg Holland according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. He adds that the team is not “inclined” to move him unless they are overwhelmed by an offer.
Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.
Today's POTD looks at a series finale between the Blue Jays and Orioles at the Dome September 11.After reaching on an error at first, Mike McCoy slides into third base on an Eric Thames single to center in the first inning.
As John Paul Morosi notes today, this is the start of a three week period centered around next weeks winter meetings during which the meat of the player movement this off-season can be expected to occur. Yes there are outlier factors - Darvish certainly won't be posted, won, and signed within the next three weeks (if at all) for instance. But for baseball junkies and rosterbators...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract.
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ROGER MOONEY The Rays are expected to finalize a deal this afternoon with free agent catcher Jose Molina. The Rays hoped to have signed Molina before Thanksgiving, but they did not receive all the medical background on the 36-year-old catcher.…
Jose Molina gets ready to block the plate as Evan Longoria heads home during a game last season in Toronto ROGER MOONEY Jose Molina, the Rays newest catcher, held a conference call with the Tampa Bay media this afternoon after signing a one-year, $1.5 million…
The Rays signed catcher Jose Molina, tweets SI's Jon Heyman. The near-agreement was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports on November 17th. At that point, Morosi said Molina would receive a one-year deal with an option.
Molina, 36, is a career backup who will form a platoon this season, likely with Jose Lobaton after the trade of John Jaso to Seattle.
Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract. Molina gets a $1.5 million salary for next season under Monday's agreement, and the Rays hold a $1.8 million option for 2013 with a $300,000 buyout. The 36-year-old hit a career-best .281 this year with three homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games.