Found November 23, 2011 on Batter's Box:
It's a pretty good crowd for the Blue Jays.And the manager gives me a smile.'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see To forget about the Leafs for awhile.;DAs pointed out by Bauxite PeteMoss in this thread, the Blue Jays have re-claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman on waivers.  That comes after he was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates five days ago.Brian Jeroloman signs an autograph for a fan in New Hampshire in 2009. The re-claim of Jeroloman puts the Jays at 39 players for their 40-man roster.Also today

Fryer Clears Waivers, Jeroloman Claimed

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated Eric Fryer for assignment last week to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for their Rule 5 additions.  On the same day they claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Toronto Blue Jays, who they designated for assignment to clear a spot for Clint Barmes.  Fryer cleared waivers today and was outrighted to AAA.  Jeroloman, on the other hand, was claimed...

Clint Barmes Gets a Sweet 2-Year Deal with Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to pay Clint Barmes $10.5 million to play short stop for them for the next two seasons. To top that off, the 33-year-old middle infielder gets to reunite with his old manager Clint Hurdle, who he played under during his first seven seasons in the big leagues with the Colorado Rockies, where he enjoyed a World Series title in 2007. Barmes...

Pirates Sign Kyle Cofield, Issue Spring Training Invites

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of six minor league free agents via a team press release.  Five of the six we’ve already heard about (Jose Diaz, Brandon Boggs, Jake Fox, Shairon Martis, Stefan Welch).  The one name we haven’t heard is Kyle Cofield. Cofield is a 6′ 5″, 220 pound right hander who pitched in the Chicago White Sox system last year...

Winter Leagues 11/23 — Thanks For Moreno

Happy Thanksgiving!  Checking in with the Pirates’ players and friends in Wednesday’s winter league action:   PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE Indios de Mayaguez  1,  Criollos de Caguas  0 Los Indios posted 10 hits but left 8 runners on base, scoring only one run.  A double and two singles brought in the lone run, but left the bases loaded and one out.  Unfortunately, 3B Jeremy Farrell...

Mets sign Adam Loewen to minor league deal

#bbpBox_139017883639496705 a { text-decoration:none; color:#FF3300; }#bbpBox_139017883639496705 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Mets sign RF Adam Loewen to minors deal. Smashed 17 homers & batted .306/.377/.508 for Triple-A Las Vegas, made MLB debut as position playerabout 10 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@eddymkMatt Eddy In a past life, Adam Loewen was a pitcher...

Pirates sign six players to Minor League deals

Jake Fox and Shairon Martis are among six players the Pirates have signed to Minor League deals. Along with outfielder Brandon Boggs, the two receive non-roster invitations to Spring Training as part of their deals.

Baseball's new CBA: making things worse for small markets

Jane: That's not fair, daddy. Lilly got a mango pop and I didn't get one.Louie: Yup.Jane: Well that's not fair.Louie: I don't even know what that means.Jane: Why does she get one and not me?Louie: 'Cuz she's a separate person from you. You're never gonna get the same things as other people. It's never gonna be equal. It's not gonna happen ever...

Jays Offer Dinner For 4 At Arby's!

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi says the Toronto Blue Jays have offered arbitration to four of the five players eligible to receive it.Blue Jays arbitration-eligibles Kelly Johnson, Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Jose Molina and Shawn Camp are joined by a curious mascot. By offering arbitration to Johnson, Francisco, Rauch and Molina - the Jays stand to receive up to eight picks in the first...

Mets sign Adam Loewen to minors deal

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the Mets have signed RF Adam Loewen to a minor league contract. Loewen, who will be 28 in April, is a converted pitcher and has primarily played right field since 2008. He hit .306 with a .377 on base percentage with 17 home runs and 85 RBI in 134 games with Triple-A Las Vegas in 2011. He’s a career .188 hitter in 14 big league games.  
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