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To Be a Free-Agent, or Not to Be (at least not right away...)

Beginning tomorrow (Monday 10/5) and extending through Thursday 10/15, four Cubs minor leaguers with ARTICLE XX-D or ARTICLE XIX-A status will be able to elect free-agency, as long as the player is not added back to an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) prior to making the election. Each of the four players spent time on the Cubs MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) during the 2015 season...
Via Cub Reporter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Rookie Placed On 15-Day DL

The Chicago Cubs have placed right fielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list because of a left ankle sprain, according to multiple reports. First baseman-outfielder Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. He injured the ankle while lunging to first base Monday. Soler had returned to Chicago on Wednesday after undergoing an MRI on Tuesday. Jorge Soler goes on the DL w...
Via Sports Mockery
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Dodgers In Review: OF Mike Baxter

PA AVG OBP SLG wRC+ HR WAR MiLB 468 .289 .365 .439 110 7 n/a MLB 8 .000 .125 .000 -53 0 -0.1 What happened in 2014: Had the fewest plate appearances of any of the 25 non-pitchers the Dodgers used all year. If you were in the worst, most boring bar in the world, you could probably win a bar bet by knowing that Mike Baxter not only made the Opening Day roster this year, but he actually...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Colt Hynes from Indians for Duke von Schamann, DFA Mike Baxter

As a prospect hoarder, I’m not usually happy when the team trades a somewhat legitimate prospect for a 28-year-old lefty who has all of 17 innings pitched in the majors (and a 9.00 ERA — yay small sample sizes). But that’s (kinda) what happened on Sunday. The Dodgers sent Duke von Schamann to the Indians in exchange for left-handed reliever Colt Hynes. I think Mike said it...
Via Dodgers Digest
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Colt Hynes from Indians, designate Mike Baxter for assignment

The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired left handed pitcher Colt Hynes from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Duke von Schamann. Last week the Indians designated Hynes for assignment but now he will report to Triple-A Albuquerque where he will provide depth for the Dodgers bullpen. Last season the 28-year-old Hynes made 22 appearances with the San Diego Padres producing a 9.00 ERA and...
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryu gets the nod in game 2, along with Gordon and Baxter

Via The Dodgers are changing things up in the second game of the season in Australia, inserting two new players into the lineup and switching up the batting order. Scott Van Slyke is sitting for Mike Baxter and Justin Turner is being replaced by Dee Gordon, but perhaps the most interesting move is the decision to bat Gordon leadoff. The changes are understandable with a switch in...
Via Dodgers Digest
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at where former Mets will be in 2014

Over the course of a 162-game season, fans develop a familiarity with players more than any other sport.   Mets fans have seen homegrown talent grow into solid players, vanish back into the minor leagues, or get designated for assignment.  The outside acquisitions over the past few years have been hit or miss, but the perception of all these players within “Met lore” is never...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

  Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a left-handed line-drive producer, able to take advantage of the natural excess of right...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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