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The Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have signed catcher Henry Blanco to a non-guaranteed deal. Blanco will earn $750k if he spends the season in the Majors. To make room for Blanco on the roster, the team designated reliever Tommy Hottovy who they had claimed off waivers from the Rangers.
Blanco who earned $1.2mm last season on a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks hit .188/.224/.281 with 1 home run in 67 plate appearances.
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The Toronto Blue Jays and catcher Henry Blanco have agreed to terms on a one-year, $750,000 non-guaranteed contract.
The team announced the deal Friday.
The 41-year-old Blanco played in 21 games for Arizona last season, batting .188 with one home run and seven RBIs, before torn ligament in his left thumb ended his season in August.
In 15 major league seasons, Blanco has hit .227...
PHOENIX The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the ninth annual Subway D-backs FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chase Field. The free event will offer fans access to players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last years event drew an estimated 25,000 fans to Chase Field.
Among the D-backs players scheduled to...
The Blue Jays and AA are an organization on a mission. AA has been stock-piling top prospects for a few years and built one of, if not the best farm system in all of baseball. But an air of weakness...
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After almost a month of delay, it's finally here! The Southpaw Top 50 Prospect list has arrived. This list is coming over two months later in the off season than last year, but given all of Alex's dealings, it's probably a good thing. In 2011 I listed 60 "names to know" in order to include not just prospects in the normal sense (given that no team has remotely...
The Arizona Diamondbacks have talked about trading Justin Upton for quite some time now. There was a lot of talk around the trade deadline and at the winter meetings but nothing has gone through. The D-Backs were said to be looking for a major league ready shortstop in any deal for Upton. They got the … Continue reading »
One of the worst kept secrets in MLB is the Arizona Diamondbacks’ interest in trading outfielder Justin Upton. But one of the seldomly understood points is the fact that General Manager Kevin Towers wants a fortune in return. In other words, he is not so desperate to move Upton, he will settle for a package of players that would not be considered a heist. If there was any doubt...
The New York Mets are once again interested in Arizona
Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton, but it is a “longshot” that the team will
give up enough prospects to acquire the slugger, according to Marc Carig of
Sources say the Mets are again interested in trading for Justin Upton. But it's a longshot that they'll give up enough prospects for a deal.
Ben and Sam discuss the rejected trade that would have made Justin Upton a Mariner.
Veteran utility player Geoff Blum will join the Houston Astros’ television broadcast team as a color analyst.
Blum appeared in 17 games last season while a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. For much of the season he dealt with an oblique injury.
The 39-year-old infielder played with six teams during his 14-year MLB career.
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11 at 3:00 PM
So all of a sudden the Mets could be looking to do something significant at the major league level. If true, it would be a first for Alderson since he got here. After Justin Upton gave the thumbs down on the potential Seattle deal, rumors abound that the Mets are reengaging Arizona on the 25 year old star.
The Mets had previously attempted to...
The Diamondbacks were in agreement on a trade that would have sent
Justin Upton to the Seattle Mariners, but the two-time All-Star
rejected the proposed deal, major-league sources say.
Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton vetoed a trade to the Seattle Mariners, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
The person asked to remain anonymous because Upton's decision had not been made public. Upton's contract gave him the power to turn down a trade to a short list of cities, Seattle included.
The Diamondbacks have a glut of outfielders...
Earlier this evening, Justin Upton rejected a trade using the power of his limited no-trade clause to Seattle. The deal that was in place involved a large package of young talent. From MLBTR…
The Mariners offered a four-player package to the D’Backs, according to Scott Miller of CBS Sports. Arizona would have received Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor and one...
Updated by Joe D. on 1/12 at 10:00 AM
A team source tells the NY Post:
“Those were some big names,” one source said of the deal Upton nixed because Seattle is part of his no-trade clause. “There were some quality arms. I don’t see us moving in that direction if that’s what they’re asking for and almost got.”
Like I was saying last night…
Updated by Joe D. on 1/11...