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<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">While little of substance has happened in the off-season so far one significant move may have occurred to make an AL East competitor of the Red Sox four games better than they were a year ago. The Tampa Bay Rays have inked catcher Jose Molina to a contract for the 2012 season and shuttled John Jaso to Seattle.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">You may say “hold on, Jose Molina is worth four games?” and I would not argue at first. There is a lot of work being done on catcher defense out there and apparently there is an argument that Molina could be this valuable.<span style="font-family: "Arial","sans-serif"; font-size: 10pt;">Recent work by Mike Fast at Baseball Prospectus has shed new light on the import of a catcher’s ability to “frame pitches.” This is the act of receivin...
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Catcher Jose Molina and the Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $1.8 million, one-year contract.
Molina gets a $1.5 million salary for next season under Monday's agreement, and the Rays hold a $1.8 million option for 2013 with a $300,000 buyout.
The 36-year-old hit a career-best .281 this year with three homers and 15 RBIs in 55 games. He is keeping up his tour of the AL East following...
In a weekend that was filled with football, college basketball, and leftover turkey, the Tampa Bay Rays and Seattle Mariners hooked up for a trade that pulled us back into the clutches of the simmering Hot Stove – the deal saw Tampa trade 28-year-old catcher John Jaso to Seattle for 27-year-old right-handed reliever Josh Lueke and a player to be named later (or cash considerations...
The Seattle Mariners acquired catcher John Jaso from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday for righthander Josh Lueke and a player to be named later.
Jaso, 28, batted .224 with five homers and 27 RBIs last season.
"John gives us a left-handed hitting catcher with some big league time who is still young," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said a statement. "His left...
Keith Law offers his take on who won the John Jaso-Josh Lueke trade, stating “here’s why the Mariners win this deal” (via Twitter)…
It is hard to argue with this reasoning.
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The Rays completed the deal with Jose Molina, signing the catcher to a reported one-year, $1.5 million deal with a 2013 club option for $1.5 million.
The Mariners made their first offseason move today as they send away controversial reliever Josh Lueke to Tampa Bay in exchange for the left-handed hitting Jaso.
The M’s have made their first move of the off-season, and my initial reaction is that I love this one. They’ve traded RHP Josh Lueke and a PTBNL (or cash, indicating that it’s probably not a very important secondary player) to the Tampa Bay Rays for C John Jaso. Lueke you know about, so here’s the lowdown on Jaso.
He’s a 28-year-old left-handed catcher who worked his...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired right-hander Josh Lueke and a player to be named or cash from the Seattle Mariners for catcher John Jaso.
The Tampa Bay Rays have traded catcher John Jaso to Seattle for right-handed pitcher Josh Lueke, a player to be named later and cash.