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The LA Times is reporting today that the Seattle Mariners have signed former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo to a one year deal. Terms weren't immediately disclosed, but Kuo was hunting somewhere in the neighborhood of one million dollars. Kuo made $2.725 million with the Dodgers last season.
When healthy, Kuo can be one of the best relievers in baseball. In 2008, he threw 80 innings of 2.14 ERA ball, striking out 96 and walking 21 to amass 2.2 fWAR. He was injured and ineffective in 2009 before reverting to his dominant form in 2010, pitching 60 innings of 1.20 ERA ball with 73 strikeouts, 18 walks, and 2.2 fWAR again. But then in 2011, he was injured and ineffective again.
Thie past October, Kuo underwent his mind-boggling fifth elbow surgery at age 30, including two Tommy John surgeries. In addition to the elbow problems, this fantastic story by Eno Sarris of Fangraphs details Kuo's battles with his constant injuries, as well as his battles with "Steve B...
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So, instead of watching the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI, I'm blogging about the Hong-Chih Kuo signing with the Seattle Mariners today.Earlier, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweeted Kuo's agent said the left-hander was close to signing with a team.Jayson Stark of ESPN confirmed this afternoon Kuo signed with the M's. The terms of the deal are not disclosed. Considering...
If Hong-Chih Kuo recaptures the magic that made him baseballs most dominant reliever in 2010, he wont do it with the Dodgers.
The former All-Star left-hander has signed a one-year major league contract with the Seattle Mariners, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been officially announced.
So you may or may not have known this, but the 40-man roster is full. Once the Dodgers brought the Coffey man on board, the 40-man roster overflowed. Now a decision had to be made on who was going to be chopped from the 40-man roster. Well as you know by the title, Russ Mitchell is the one that got chopped. Are you kidding me right now!? Trent Oeltjen and Ramon Troncoso beat Russ...
Hong-Chih Kuo has battled anxiety in the past
After the surprise signing of Todd Coffey, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a decision to make in regards to the 40-man roster, and Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers decided to designate Russ Mitchell for assignment. —– In other news, Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment by the Chicago Cubs, and while he hardly set
The Mariners have a trio of prospect arms that are the envy of many. Lacking an impact middle of the order bat prior to the offseason, both in the majors and in the prospect ranks, they addressed that need through trade. Overall, the Mariners have a group of prospects that could be impact players in fantasy baseball.
Mariners Top 5 Fantasy Prospects
1- Jesus Montero, C
The Dodgers on Monday designated for assignment infielder Russell Mitchell to make room on the 40-man roster for reliever Todd Coffey, who signed Friday as a free agent.
The official Twitter account of the Los Angeles Dodgers just announced that the team has signed Clayton Kershaw to a two-year contract, thus avoiding arbitration. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports the deal is for 19 million dollars. Will update as details emerge
Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times recently revealed that Donald Trump‘s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the running for ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jared Kushner, born into a prominent New York real estate family and son-in-law of Donald Trump, has emerged as a candidate in the bidding for the Dodgers. The Kushner
You'd have to be illiterate to take an extended glance at the tea leaves and come away with the impression Ichiro will be batting leadoff to start the 2012 season. The Mariners have been dropping none-too-subtle hints for a while now about moving Ichiro out of his customary No. 1 role and the implications will be felt elsewhere in the lineup.
For instance, the decision will...
The Los Angeles Dodgers avoided arbitration with All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, agreeing to a two-year contract with their ace lefty.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a salary arbitration hearing next week, agreeing to a $19 million, two-year contract.
The Mariners not only added Taiwanese left-hander Kong-Chih Kuo to their midst, as expected, earlier today, but then tacked on veteran right hander Shawn Camp. Both have been given one-year major league deals by the Mariners, meaning they will very likely be on the squad that leaves spring training.
For a team that had no real southpaws in the bullpen when the winter began -- other...
NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers avoided a salary arbitration hearing next week, agreeing to a $19 million, two-year contract.