Found December 13, 2011 on KC Sports Ninja:
Everybody in Kansas City knows that Zack Greinke doesn’t come across as the brightest bulb on the tree.  There were times when fans didn’t know what was more exciting, his

Brewers acquire RHP in McGehee trade

MILWAUKEE - With free agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez set to join the Brewers, the team made space for him Monday by trading Casey McGehee to Pittsburgh for right-hander Jose Veras. McGehee, 29, was named the Brewers' Most Valuable Player in 2010 after hitting .285 with 23 home runs and 104 RBI. He had a miserable season in 2011, though, hitting just .223 with 13 home runs...

Laffey, Rhymes let go before non-tender deadline

Kansas City Royals left-hander Aaron Laffey and Detroit Tigers second baseman Will Rhymes became free agents after their teams declined to offer 2012 contracts. Clubs had until midnight EST on Monday to offer contracts to unsigned players on their 40-man rosters. In the hours before the deadline, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract...

Royals offer contracts to all unsigned players except for Laffey

The Royals opted to risk arbitration with seven of eight eligible players Monday by tendering formal contract offers to all unsigned players except left-handed reliever Aaron Laffey before the 11 p.m. deadline. That decision means catcher Brayan Pena, infielder Chris Getz, outfielders Alex Gordon and Mitch Maier, and pitchers Luke Hochevar, Felipe Paulino and Jonathan Sanchez have...

Pirates acquire 3B McGehee from Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have traded third baseman Casey McGehee to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras. McGehee appeared to lose his starting spot when the Brewers agreed to terms with free-agent third baseman Aramis Ramirez on Monday. McGehee hit .223 with 13 homers and 67 RBIs last season. He led the club with 104 RBIs in 2010. Veras, 31, has spent...

Casey McGehee's Rough Year

Casey McGehee is a Brewer. We have always hated Casey McGehee. Casey McGehee is a Pirate. We have always loved Casey McGehee. When the Pirates picked up Casey McGehee last night, my initial instinct was to remember that how awful he was in 2011 and how overrated I thought he was in 2010. Being overrated doesn't mean that a player isn't useful, of course (see: Neil Walker...

D-backs closing in on deal with Saito

The D-backs are closing in on a one-year deal with free-agent reliever Takashi Saito, a baseball source confirmed Monday.

Reliever Veras traded to Brewers for McGehee

The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night in exchange for relief pitcher Jose Veras, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle. McGehee, 29, hit .223 with a .280 on-base percentage for the Brewers this past season. He hit 13 home runs in 546 at-bats.

Pirates trade RP Veras for Brewers' 3B McGehee

The Pirates acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for reliever Jose Veras Monday night, the team announced, adding insurance in case Pedro Alvarez continues to struggle.
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