Found July 12, 2012 on
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My hopes of a Chad Billingsley
, Edwin Encarnacion
trade was just blown to smithereens this morning. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors
, the Toronto Blue Jays have signed Edwin Encarnacion to a three-year $27MM contract, which also includes a fourth year option.
I hate the Blue Jays right now, but I'm certainly glad to see them put together a contending team in the AL East. Here's the facts, Encarnacion is not going to be traded this summer, don't believe anything else otherwise, and the corner infield market for the Dodgers
just took another hit. None of that is good for the Dodgers, sigh...
The Dodgers have now missed out on Kevin Youkilis
, Carlos Lee
(dodged a bullet there), and now Encarnacion. I would expect the Dodgers pursuit of Chase Headley
and Bryan LaHair
to pick up a bit now that another option is off the market. I would also expect the Dodgers to check in on Aramis Ramirez
, but so far there have been no rumors to report on A-Ram. It's going to be a wild nineteen days, fun, fun, fun...
BEST OF MAXIM
Edwin Encarnacion has been one of the league’s biggest breakout players in 2012. He carried a .295/.382/.565 line into the break (all career highs) and with 23 home runs, he sits just three away from his career high set back in 2008 with Cincinnati. Thursday afternoon the Blue Jays rewarded Encarnacion, signing him to a three-year, $29 million contract.
Encarnacion has always...
Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has signed a three-year contract extension.
The $27 million deal announced Thursday includes a $10 million club option for the 2016 season.
The 29-year-old native of La Romana, Dominican Republic, is having a breakout offensive year. He is batting .295 with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs.
Encarnacion is tied for fourth in the American League...
We're just more than half way through the Major League season, which means there's only a couple months remaining in the minor league season. It's time for a prospect update.
Since I did a Top 50 prospect list in November, I'm going to unveil my midseason Top 25 Dodgers' prospects. There's been an infusion of new players from the draft and International...
It's no secret I'm a huge Jerry Sands fan. I believe he'll be a nice part of the offense for a number of years, and hope he gets another extended look before the year is out. No, I don't believe he's the next Matt Kemp, but he's also no James Loney or Juan Rivera or Tony Gwynn Jr., i.e. he should be playing over them now and allowed to mature into the hitter...
The Toronto Blue Jays seemingly pulled one of the best hitters off of the trade market today by giving DH Edwin Encarnacion a three-year, $27 million extension. The deal also has a $10 million option for 2016.
Encarnacion is having one of the best years of his career so far in 2012, homering 23 times with a .947 OPS. Encarnacion has primarily been Toronto's DH this...
It wasn't an 0-2 performance by Andre Ethier Wednesday at Rancho Cucamonga's Epicenter that was the biggest Dodger news of the day. It was his pre-game assertion that he felt he could have rejoined his Los Angeles teammates prior to the All-Star Break after a left oblique injury suffered in the first inning of a 3-0 loss to San Francisco on June 27 kept him sidelined for...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated star outfielders Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier from the disabled list Friday, and they have optioned outfielders Elian Herrera and Scott Van Slyke to Triple-A Albuquerque.
Kemp, hitting .355 with 12 home runs and 28 RBIs, missed 51 of the Dodgers' previous 53 games because of a left hamstring strain. They were 24-27 in his absence.
Andre Ethier will rejoin the Dodgers today after spending two weeks on the DL with a strained left oblique muscle. The two-time All-Star right fielder completed his rehab stint with an 0-2 outing at Single A Rancho Cucamonga.
Ethier told reporters after the game: ”I felt good. I went up there and actually got some opportunities to see some pitches off a righty tonight. As each...
Clayton Kershaw pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, batterymate Mark Ellis hit his third homer of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated the return of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to the lineup with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Kemp was 2 for 4 with a double after missing 51 of the Dodgers' previous 53 games because of a left...
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw pitched in and out of trouble for six innings, batterymate Mark Ellis hit his third homer of the season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated the return of Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp to the lineup with a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
Kemp was 2 for 4 with a double after missing 51 of the Dodgers' previous 53 games...
During the MLB All-Star break, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp visited the Negro League Baseball museum while in Kansas City for the game Tuesday. Kemp was honored with the museum’s 2011 Oscar Charleston Legacy Award as the Major League player of the year, and the Josh Gibson Award as the premier home run hitter in the [...]
As a card-carrying member of #RasmusNation, I really want to believe that the Colby we've all witnessed for the past six weeks is the "real" Colby Rasmus, and not just another short-term hot streak. But, as always with Colby, it's tough to know for sure.
The narrative is certainly there to support his arrival as a star - he's finally comfortable, he's...
Despite playing without Matt Kemp for nearly two months and Andre Ethier for the last two weeks, the injury-plagued Los Angeles Dodgers made it through the All-Star break with the NL West lead.
While their conclusion to the first half left much to be desired, the Dodgers have reason for optimism as their second half gets underway.
Kemp and Ethier are both expected back Friday night...
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the offense. Thought he was a bit friendly to Bobby Abreu given that most of his production wasn’t so much skill-based as luck-based. Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello gave his mid-season grades for the pitchers. I don’t quite understand why Chris Capuano gets