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Greg Holland, Rockies agree to one-year contract worth $7M

The Colorado Rockies reportedly are continuing their busy offseason by adding a big-name reliever.The Rockies have agreed to a one-year contract with Greg Holland pending a physical, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal confirmed via a source Wednesday. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was the first to report that Colorado was close to signing Holland, while Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan offered...
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

John Farrell Likes Makeup Of Red Sox’s Bullpen After Tyler Thornburg Trade

The Boston Red Sox’s trade for a certain left-handed ace dominated headlines at Major League Baseball’s winter meetings. But a quieter move the Red Sox made that Tuesday also has the team excited. Boston acquired relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers to bolster the back end of its bullpen. Thornburg struck out a career-high 90 batters in 67 innings last season...
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox send Brewers $100 as final piece of Tyler Thornburg deal

The Boston Red Sox are worth over $2 billion and have a payroll just shy of $200 million, but on Tuesday they were a part of a $100 transaction. Yes, that number only has two zeroes in it. When the team agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Brewers to acquire relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg, the Sox sent over Travis Shaw, two prospects, and a player to be named later or cash. Per...
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Let’s Not Forget About Tyler Thornburg

Later on this offseason, we’ll be discussing specific clubs’ rebuilding efforts heading into 2017. The Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers will be two such subjects. Today, however, we focus on the Boston Red Sox and the two big moves they made on Tuesday. We discussed Chris Sale earlier, now it’s time for Tyler Thornburg. Before Chris Sale came aboard yesterday, the Boston...
Via The Sports Post
December 07, 2016  |  Discuss

New Red Sox Pitcher Tyler Thornburg’s Twitter Bio Is Pretty Entertaining

Baseball season is long. Baseball as a game itself is long. So in order to survive, most teams need some vibrant personalities to keep things fun and loose. The Boston Red Sox found one of those Tuesday when they acquired relief pitcher Tyler Thornburg from the Milwaukee Brewers. Here’s a look at Thornburg’s current Twitter bio, which gives a bit of insight into the type of character...
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Tyler Thornburg Deal

The Red Sox have landed right-handed reliever Tyler Thornburg in exchange for a trio of players: big-league corner infielder Travis Shaw and prospects Mauricio Dubon and Josh Pennington. Here’s how the minor leaguers headed to Milwaukee grade out by my KATOH system. KATOH denotes WAR forecast for first six years of player’s major-league career. KATOH+ uses similar a methodology...
Via Fangraphs
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Red Sox Get Underrated Reliever for Underrated Return

Last season, there were 129 relievers who threw at least 50 innings. Cody Allen ranked 12th in strikeout rate. Tyler Thornburg was one slot ahead of him. Craig Kimbrel ranked 15th in K-BB%. Tyler Thornburg was one slot ahead of him. Ken Giles ranked tied for 20th in adjusted FIP. Tyler Thornburg was one slot ahead of him. Thornburg didn’t draw a lot of attention, having a breakout...
Via Fangraphs
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Brewers' Thornburg to DL, Fiers called up

As it turned out, Tyler Thornburg was bothered by something when he struggled to get through his inning of relief Friday night. The right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right elbow soreness and will return to Milwaukee to be seen by team physician Dr. William Raasch on Sunday. To fill the roster spot, the Brewers recalled right-hander Mike Fiers from...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers' Thornburg thriving in late-inning bullpen role

MILWAUKEE -- There was no time for Tyler Thornburg to feel sorry for himself. Though he wanted to compete for a spot in the rotation, Thornburg understood why the Milwaukee Brewers were signing Matt Garza to join the starting staff. Now the young right-hander had to find a way to make the big-league roster. "This spring, I really concentrated on doing the things I needed to do to...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thornburg Makes Brewers out of Spring Training

It would have been difficult to root against Tyler Thornburg this spring training. Viewed as Milwaukee’s best prospect in 2012, Thornburg tantalized in his call-up last season. With the big-league club, the 24-year-old split time between the rotation and the bullpen while compiling a sterling 2.03 ERA and a very solid 1.19 WHIP. It is always exciting for fans to see a top prospect...
Via Brewers Bar
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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