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ERIC THAMES RUMORS & GOSSIP

A change in power: Brewers sign Thames, designate Carter for assignment

MILWAUKEE -- Free agent Eric Thames agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who cut first baseman Chris Carter after a 41-homer season that tied for the National League lead.A 30-year-old first baseman and outfielder who spent the last three seasons with the NC Dinos in South Korea, Thames gets $4 million next season, $5 million in 2018 and...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers Sign Dinger Machine, DFA Other Dinger Machine

Chris Carter is not, by any stretch of the imagination, what one would characterize as a “pure” or “complete” hitter. He’s the owner of a .218 career batting average and has struck out in 33.1% of his plate appearances. However, 150 of his career 499 hits have also been home runs. As a result, Carter has always found a place to play. His most recent stop was with the Brewers...
Via Fangraphs
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Thames joins Brewers, who cut Chris Carter

MILWAUKEE (AP) Free agent Eric Thames agreed Tuesday to a $16 million, three-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, who cut first baseman Chris Carter after a 41-homer season that tied for the National League lead. A 30-year-old first baseman and outfielder who spent the last three seasons with the NC Dinos in South Korea, Thames gets $4 million next season, $5 million in 2018...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Vólquez Finds a Home; Thames Returns to MLB

Monday morning, we called out the hot stove for stalling. So naturally, three fairly notable moves took place Monday night. Plus a small follow-up early Tuesday morning. Sure none of them made our jaws drop; we didn’t see marquee free-agent signings or blockbuster trades. But what we did see—or what we’re about to see—is a slate of fresh starts. Not the least of which being...
Via The Sports Post
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers sign Eric Thames, designate slugging 1B Chris Carter

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free agent Eric Thames, who spent the last three seasons in Korea, and designated slugging first baseman Chris Carter for assignment. Carter tied for the National League lead in home runs with 41 in 2016, his one season with the Brewers. He is eligible for arbitration. Carter will apparently be replaced by Thames, a first baseman...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers Sign Eric Thames, Designate Chris Carter

8:07am: Thames will be guaranteed over $15MM, per ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick (via Twitter). 7:57am: The Brewers have agreed to a three-year deal with free-agent slugger Eric Thames, MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy reports (Twitter links). His contract comes with an option for the 2020 campaign. As had been reported last night, the organization will clear a role and a spot by designating Chris...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
November 29, 2016

Brewers add Thames on three-year deal

In one of the most out-of-the-box signings in recent baseball history, the Brewers on Tuesday have finalized a three-year contract with Eric Thames, a 30-year-old going on five years since his last at-bat in the big leagues and who spent the past three seasons putting up monster numbers in Korea.
Via Brewers.com
November 29, 2016

Eric Thames Accepts MVP Award In Awkward Fashion

Former major leaguer Eric Thames was crowned the Korean Baseball Organization League MVP after putting up Babe Ruth-esque numbers this past season. The ceremony seemed more than a little awkward for the larger than life American who received flower bouquets along with a botanical tiara to commemorate the honor. The post Eric Thames Accepts MVP Award In Awkward Fashion appeared...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Major Leaguer Makes History in Korea

Eric Thames barely made a dent during his time in the Major Leagues. The slugger spent the better part of five years being shuffling between four different franchises in five years. In his 181 big league games, he hit just .250 with 21 home runs. Prior to the 2014 season, Thames took his game to the Korean Baseball Organization and exploded…hitting .343 with 37 home runs and knocking...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Thames proving a major-league success in Korea

Eric Thames is in contention for the triple-crown and MVP honors in his second season in Korea. Eric Thames, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, is basking in all the glory in Korea after two seasons in MLB. The 28-year-old played a total of 181 games in Toronto and Seattle, before taking the 13-hour flight to play for the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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