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MIKE NAPOLI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rangers use a little luck to get Napoli back

The Indians wanted first baseman Mike Napoli back and they might have pulled it off if Edwin Encarnacion had not fallen into their lap.
Via Rangers.com
4 days ago

Napoli's return alters expected roles for some young Rangers

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Jurickson Profar is pretty much off first base for now with the Texas Rangers. So are young slugger Joey Gallo and Ryan Rua. The team's reunion with slugger Mike Napoli has changed the outlook this season for those young players. It also will likely mean veteran Shin-Soo Choo spending more time as the designated hitter than in the outfield after being plagued...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  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!
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Napoli, Rangers working on another reunion

Mike Napoli and the Texas Rangers are working toward another reunion, this time to fill pressing needs the AL West champions have for a first baseman and another big bat in the middle of the lineup. The slugger and the team have been negotiating a contract, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. That person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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

5 best remaining MLB free agents

Spring training is less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still a few players in the Major League Baseball free agent market that could make positive contributions to a team.Though roster spots are filling up, teams still have needs, and there is still talent out there.Here is a look at the five best free agents left on the market and where they might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 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

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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