Found November 30, 2011 on Baseball Professor:
Winter meetings are just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of moves to ponder. I’ll do my best to avoid discussing the impact of relief pitcher signings because players that might be closers now (Daniel Bard) might not be closers very soon (Ryan Madson to Red Sox?). As for the rest of the positions, there’s much we can glean early on before the calendar reads 2012. David DeJesus Signs with the Cubs David DeJesus became the first addition of the Theo Epstein era in Chicago. This move is notable for two reasons. First, DeJesus will be playing in an offense-friendly ballpark for the first time in his now nine-year career after previous stops in Kansas City and Oakland. He had a down year offensively in 2011 due in large part to some bad luck (.274 BABIP) and injuries (torn thumb ligament) so his stock is already down. He has the potential to bat near .300 with a solidish 70-plus runs and RBI, and he has been a double-digit home run guy for the last several se...

David DeJesus' Missus is a Certified Smokeshow

New Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein has long coveted outfielder David DeJesus, a non-spectacular but solid player. Finally, after several years of trying to acquire him, Epstein inked DeJesus to a 2-year $10 million deal to become the new right fielder for the Cubs. I think I know why Theo has been so hard after David all this time, the lovely KIM DeJesus. Looks like the Cubs...

The Colorado Rockies deal Chris Iannetta to the Angels

The Rockies have dealt 28-year old righty swinging catcher Chris Iannetta to the Angels for 21-year old righty starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood. Iannetta played in 112 games for the Rockies last year and he was 82 for 345 (.238 avg, .785 OPS) with 51 runs scored, 14 homers, 55 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. He played in 458 games in his six years with the Rockies and he was 336 of 1,429...

Iannetta an Angel

The Rockies trade catcher Chris Iannetta to the Angels for pitcher Tyler Chatwood. Iannetta batted .238 last season with 14 homers, 55 RBIs and a .370 on-base percentage, second among NL catchers. He also made just two errors in 112 games during his sixth season with Colorado. The Angels struggled to get even meager offense behind the plate last season after trading slugger Mike...

Angels Acquire Iannetta

Chris Iannetta is finally free. After employing the worst starting catcher in baseball last season (min 250 plate appearances), the Los Angeles Angels decided to seek out an upgrade. Despite some success in the majors, Iannetta never endeared himself to the Colorado Rockies’ front office. After seasons of speculation, the Rockies finally gave up on the 28-year-old catcher, trading...

Cubs sign OF DeJesus to 2-year free-agent deal

The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder David DeJesus to a free-agent contract.

Cubs make DeJesus first move of Epstein era

The Cubs signed free agent outfielder David DeJesus to a two-year, $10 million deal with an option for 2014, making him the first move of the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer era.

Cubs Add David DeJesus

The Cubs signed former Oakland A's outfielder David DeJesus to a two year, $10 million deal today to be their everyday right fielder. To read the rest of the post, be sure to visit us at

Cubs Reach Agreement With David DeJesus

The Cubs reached an agreement with David DeJesus, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  DeJesus will be the Cubs' regular right fielder.

Angels add Iannetta, deal Chatwood

Moving to shore up their catching from the offensive side, the Angels on Wednesday acquired Chris Iannetta from the Rockies in exchange for pitcher Tyler Chatwood.
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