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JIM BOWDEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Seattle Mariners Sign Rickie Weeks to One-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Seattle Mariners have signed second baseman Rickie Weeks to a one-year deal, worth $2 million dollars and an additional $2 million in incentives. According to a club source the #Mariners have agreed to terms with Rickie Weeks on 1yr Major League deal at approx $2m w/ $2m inc..LF/RF/2B — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) February 12, 2015 Weeks...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Agree To 4-Year Deal With SS Jung-Ho Kang

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year, $16 million dollar contract. The Yonhap News Agency adds that the Pirates paid a slightly greater than $5M posting fee, bringing the total cost for the shortstop to around $21 million. Even if he fails to come close to what he produced in Korea, that’s a steal. Last...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates, Jung-Ho Kang Agree To 4-Year, $16 Million Deal

According to Jim Bowden of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement with Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang on a four-year deal in the $16 million range. The deal, which is pending a physical, includes a fifth-year option. Kang has agreed to terms with Pirates 4yrs with 5th yr option at approx 16m — Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) January 12, 2015 Kang is reportedly...
Via Baseball Essential
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates Reportedly Agree With Jung-Ho Kang on Four-Year Deal

According to Jim Bowden, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a four-year deal with Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The contract is also said to have an option year, making it a possible five-year deal. Bowden puts the price tag at approximately $16 M. The deal is pending a physical, which will reportedly happen on Thursday. More on this as details are made available. Kang has agreed...
Via Pirates Prospects
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Down to The Wire With Red Sox And Cubbies?

According to Jim Bowden of MLB Network Radio, the Giants and Dodgers appear to have fallen behind in the Jon Lester Sweepstakes. Thus, the Cubs and Red Sox are now likely the finalists—and some reports indicate that John Henry's "groveling" apology for last Spring's low-ball offer may have had a positive impact on the lefty.
Via FenwayNation
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Bowden is the Trade Deadline’s biggest loser

Jim Bowden and I don’t get along. I don’t antagonize too many people on Twitter, but I made a couple of comments about some of his trade rumors a few years back and how downright silly they were. Denard Span for Tyler Clippard, about 5 years ago was the big one. Eventually, Span was traded, even to the Nationals, but for a much better long term prospect and about 3 years after...
Via The Rhino and Compass
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim “Ralph” Bowden Is Having A Tough Time With Twitter Right Now

Something you should never do if you’re in the business of reporting: steal a (phony) scoop, try to pass it off on your own, realize the scoop isn’t actually real, change your Twitter picture to the default egg, change your Twitter handle, change the name associated with your new handle to “Ralph.” JIM BOWDEN DID ALL OF THAT IN THAT EXACT ORDER. Actually, I’m still a bit...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Rumors: Los Angeles pursuing relief pitchers

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday by the score of 6-1. Dan Haren allowed five runs on four hits in five innings to take the loss, while the offense managed only five hits off tough Pirates' pitching. The loss dropped the Dodgers to 56-47, a game and a half behind the San Francisco Giants in the National League West.  Although the Dodgers are eighth...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston could add outfielder

It hasn't been a fun season for the 2014 Boston Red Sox, who sit nine games back of the AL East and five in the AL Wild Card. Jim Bowden reports not much is on the trade front horizon, either.Ben Cherington told us on #InsidePitch XM89 that if they were to add a piece between now and the trade deadline it would be an outfielder— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) June 10, 2014The Red...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rumors: Orioles interested in the Dodgers' Andre Ethier

The Baltimore Orioles are said to be interested in trading for Andre Ethier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN:Orioles are in on Andre Ethier, Raul Ibanez and not in Morales or Tanaka if posted— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) December 8, 2013Earlier this week, Dave Stewart, Matt Kemp's agent, noted that he has a 'strong feeling' that his client will...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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