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Brian Wilson Presents: The Best of Casey Blake

Casey Blake has retired. While some might think of him as the “veteran presence” the Dodgers acquired for Carlos Santana (Colletti!), Blake had his other moments. Blake did have some good seasons with both Cleveland and Los Angeles, and went to the playoffs with both teams. He was rarely exceptional, but he generally provided good value for a guy who did not become a major-league...
Via Fangraphs
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB News: Casey Blake Announces Retirement

Having not won a roster spot with the Colorado Rockies this past spring, former Cleveland Indians third baseman Casey Blake has opted to call it a career. Blake tells the Des Moines Register that, while he has been dragging his feet through most of this year, while he had not announced it yet, he “knew in his heart” that he was done with the game of baseball. “My wife (Abbie...
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May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Casey Blake plans to retire

Casey Blake, who played 13 years in the Major Leagues and is currently a free agent, has told the Des Moines Register he plans to officially retire. "My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," Blake told the Register. "But I think I knew in my heart that I am (retiring), but I just haven't announced...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Longtime Indians player Blake to retire

Veteran infielder Casey Blake said Tuesday he has officially decided to retire after 13 seasons in the major leagues. Blake told the Des Moines (Iowa) Register that he had been leaning toward stepping away for some time. "My wife [Abbie] has been telling people I'm retired, but I've kind of been giving her a look," the 38-year-old said. "But I think I knew...
Via Fox Sports
May 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies Release Casey Blake

The Colorado Rockies announced this afternoon that the club has unconditionally released third basemen Casey Blake. The release comes after the 37-year-old hit a porous 3-for-20 with seven strike outs and struggled to stay on the field. Blake hit .249/.327/.397 with 21 home runs and 188 strike outs over the past two years. 
March 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Rockies Options at 3B: Blake or Bust

There could be unexpected competition at third base where veteran Casey Blake, signed in the offseason to be the primary player at the position, experienced nagging neck soreness that sidelined him after he began the spring going 0-for-9 with four strikeouts. Do the Rockies have enough to get by without him?
March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronald Belisario is back, Casey Blake is not

Well, Ronald Belisario is finally going to be back in the country after acquiring his work visa, allowing him to pitch for the Dodgers once again.However, he will first have to serve a 25-game suspension from Major League Baseball. From the L.A. Times' blog post:"The suspension falls under the "drug of abuse" standard rather than a "stimulant" standard...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
December 21, 2011  |  1 Comment

Casey Blake Joins Rockies’ Crowd at Third

Casey Blake is reportedly joining the Rockies on a non-guaranteed, one-year deal worth up to $3 million. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like too much money — and the Rockies are a perpetual contender in a weak division — so blocking a cheaper prospect might not be of the utmost concern. It’s a small, short deal that fills a need. What is notable about the move, though,...
Via Fangraphs
December 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Rockies sign 3B Blake to one-year pact

The Colorado Rockies signed free-agent third baseman Casey Blake to a one-year, $2 million contract. The deal, announced Tuesday, is pending a physical. The 38-year-old Blake was limited to only 63 games last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers because of injuries. Blake is a .264 career hitter with 167 home runs and 616 RBIs.
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Indians Among Nine Teams Interested In Casey Blake

The Indians are one of nine teams to have expressed interest in signing Casey Blake, tweets Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cleveland likes Blake as a super-utility type, who could back up at the corner infield and corner outfield positions. The Dodgers turned down their $6MM option on Blake at season's end, electing instead to pay him a $1.25MM buyout and make...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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