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Should Yankees trade for Rangers' Mike Napoli? | Mailbag

With plenty of questions surrounding the second-place New York Yankees, beat reporter Brendan Kuty answers questions from fans
Via NJ.com
9 days ago

Texas Rangers wouldn't allow player to wear No. 69

In the 57 seasons the Texas Rangers have been a franchise, they’ve had players wear every number between 1 and 71 except for one.Yes, that’s right, they’ve never had a No. 69.For those of you too mature to know, the number 69 has long been a source of, um fascination for the most juvenile among us. As a result, it’s been worn by only eight players in baseball history, as...
Via The Comeback
April 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli signs with the Rangers, ending his short-lived era in Cleveland

Though his bat wasn’t always there when the team needed it, Mike Napoli’s contributions to the Indians’ World Series run, and the city of Cleveland, should always be remembered. In signing an $8.5 million deal with the Texas Rangers, Mike Napoli has officially closed the door on his short era with the Cleveland Indians. In a real sense, the Indians closed that door when they...
Via Let's Go Tribe!
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

AP sources: Napoli passes physical, set for 3rd Texas stint

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Mike Napoli has passed his physical and will be introduced Thursday with an $8.5 million, one-year deal for a third stint with the Texas Rangers. The people spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the Rangers had not announced the deal. The team said it planned to announced a free-agent signing...
Via Associated Press
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies Missed a Golden Opportunity With Mike Napoli

The Colorado Rockies haven’t experienced a winning season since 2010 and haven’t participated in the playoffs since 2009, but that hasn’t stopped them from making some bold moves this winter. Bringing Bud Black on as manager to replace Walt Weiss was the first domino to fall before they did some free-agent spending. Colorado then signed Ian Desmond to a five-year, $70 million...
Via The Sports Daily
February 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli to sign one-year deal with Rangers

Multiple reports state Mike Napoli will re-sign with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 35-year-old could be returning to the Rangers for a third time.According to Wilson, two of his sources say the deal has been agreed upon. Two more of his sources tell him that “talks are progressing but it’s too early to say...
Via Sportsnaut
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Rays reportedly interested in Mike Napoli

The Tampa Bay Rays may be hoping to sprinkle a dose of Magic Mike onto their roster.According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times on Wednesday, the Rays have checked in on free agent slugger Mike Napoli among other options in their search for a right-handed bat after trading away Logan Forsythe. Napoli, 35, would definitely provide a jolt to the Tampa Bay lineup after hitting 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Indians aggressively pursuing Edwin Encarnacion

At least one team is starting to get aggressive in their pursuit of Edwin Encarnacion. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cleveland Indians are “pulling out all the stops” to try to make signing Encarnacion financially viable. Encarnacion’s demands are still high, and Cleveland is in a tight spot financially, struggling to find common ground with both Encarnacion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners showing interest in Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli returning to the AL West might not actually be the craziest timeline. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday, the Seattle Mariners are showing early interest in Napoli. Morosi also notes Napoli’s history with Mariners manager Scott Servais, who served as director of player development for the Texas Rangers during Napoli’s brief stint there....
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli wanted Indians to celebrate by going to Las Vegas

The Cleveland Indians are four wins away from capturing their first World Series title since 1948, but Mike Napoli doesn’t want to wait that long to go all-out with the celebration. After his team finished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS, Napoli wanted to take the long way home from Toronto. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, who witnessed all the clubhouse fun...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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