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Ben and Sam discuss Koji Uehara`s signing with the Red Sox and attempt to figure out why he doesn`t make more money and high-leverage appearances.
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Reliever Koji Uehara has reached an agreement with the Boston Red Sox, pending a physical.
The 37-year-old right-hander spent the last two seasons with Texas, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday that he had tried to re-sign him before Uehara decided to accept Boston's offer.
''We would have liked to have him back,'' Daniels said. ''...
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As the Winter Meetings in Nashville, TN were wrapping up on Thursday afternoon, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that the Red Sox were close to signing former Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers reliever Koji Uehara to a one-year contract for 2013 season. This signing marks the first time this offseason the Red Sox [...]
The Texas Rangers have traded Michael Young to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to major-league sources.
The trade was first reported by Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The Rangers will get right-handed pitchers Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla, according to reports.
Young had a five-year, $80 million deal with the Rangers through the 2013 season and a full no-trade clause...
Going into the final day of the MLB Winter Meetings today, traction on a lot of the bigger names on the free agent and trade markets has hit a near standstill. We've heard about teams having interest in players, players getting close to signing with teams, and trades on the horizon. But nothing has happened quite yet, and it's all because of one team: the Texas Rangers.
The Phillies have a hole at third base, and Michael Young is a man without a position in Texas. These two problems look to be coalescing into a trade between the Rangers and Phillies, where Texas would ship Young to Philadelphia in order to give him the chance to have a regular gig again, and they’d receive a little bit of salary relief in the process. The Rangers would still...
Mike Napoli isn’ t the only former Ranger heading to Boston.
According to Gerry Fraley of DallasNews.com, the Sox and right-handed reliever Koji Uehara have agreed on a one-year deal on Thursday, contingent on Uehara passing his physical.
The 37-year-old appeared in 37 games for the Rangers in 2012 and posted a 1.75 ERA.
Apparently Ruben Amaro Jr. is hot and heavy for the Texas Rangers Michael Young to fill the Phillies 3rd base vacancy next season. Young has full no-trade rights and is owed $16M in 2013. He's coming off a season in which he only hit .277/.682 and is now 36 years old. Rangers are rumored to be willing to eat at least half of his salary, but that's still a steep price...
Ryan Dempster continues to seek a three year deal this off-season. Multiple teams are said to have offered the 35-year-old deals of two years around $26 million.
The Boston Red Sox are the latest team to be rebuffed by Dempster who continues to ask for a three year deal worth at least $13 million annually. Kansas City was turned day recently as well.
There seems to be a sizable market...
After going 0-for-4 for Magallanes on Friday, shortstop Elvis Andrus is now without a hit in his first 12 winterball at-bats this season. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Free agent right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Dempster turned down a two-year, $25 million contract offer from the Boston Red Sox, ESPN Boston reported Friday. Dempster also recently rejected a similar offer from the Kansas City Royals. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Dempster could sign with the first team that offers him a three-year deal. Dempster struggled...
PhilliesTags: Michael YoungPhilliesEarly this morning, Eve Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are in “advanced talks” about a deal that would sent veteran third baseman Michael Young to Philadelphia in exchange for a young, major-league ready reliever.Texas would also cover more than half...
The goals of Texas and Arizona are driving talk of three- and
four-team blockbusters at the winter meetings ? and also might shed
light on what is happening with the two biggest free agents,
right-hander Zack Greinke and outfielder Josh Hamilton.
A word of advice for certain baseball general managers: When dealing with Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton: caveat emptor – let the buyer beware. I’m speaking to you, Ned Colletti, Jon Daniels, Jerry Dipoto, Jack Zduriencik. Daniels, the Rangers GM, knows of which I speak. Hamilton has been his headache for the [...]
Finally we will have resolution on the Michael Young situation. According to T.R. Sullivan, best-known by Phillies fans as the one who first reported that Cliff Lee had chosen to re-sign with the Phillies, the Phillies and Texas Rangers' trade for Rangers utility player Michael Young is "ready to go...