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Shortstop Update: Alexei Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Xander Bogaerts Off The Market

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times confirms what many already suspected that the White Sox are not trading shortstop Alexei Ramirez. White Sox GM Rick Hahn was never very motivated in trading Ramirez unless a team was willing to overpay.  “It’s certainly not something we’re pursuing on our end.” Yesterday, the Cubs informed the Mets that Starlin Castro was not available...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox in position to pounce if AL Central rivals slide

Are the White Sox the team to watch in the AL Central next season? That sort of proclamation is surely premature. The Royals won the American League pennant as a wild card and might be favored to finish on top, depending on how they replace James Shields and Billy Butler. The Tigers have won four consecutive AL Central titles and should be expected to win again, especially if their...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox in position to pounce if AL Central rivals slide

Are the White Sox the team to watch in the AL Central next season? That sort of proclamation is surely premature. The Royals won the American League pennant as a wild card and might be favored to finish on top, depending on how they replace James Shields and Billy Butler. The Tigers have won four consecutive AL Central titles and should be expected to win again, especially if their...
Via Bloguin Best
26 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox: Jeff Samardzija For Alexei Ramirez? New Trade Proposals Released

  VIRAL - The Chicago White Sox and Jeff Samardzija would be a perfect fit. The Sox need a right handed starter for the rotation, and “The Shark” would be more than serviceable as the number two or three starter. The big problem with the situation is what it would take to snag him from the Oakland Athletics. The Prospects The A’s know that Jeff Samardzija is almost certainly...
Via Sports Mockery
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Who plays shortstop for the Dodgers in 2015?

Now that Hanley Ramirez has signed to play left field (oy) in Boston, the Dodgers have a massive, gaping hole at shortstop (and in the lineup). One could argue that the hole at short is greater than the one behind the plate. There are a couple internal options to fill the void for 2015 – Erisbel Arruebarrena and Miguel Rojas. But let’s be real. Arruebarrena is coming of a less...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Dodgers should move on from Hanley

By signing with the Boston Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez turned what was a probability into a reality: he would not be returning to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Since “too expensive” and “the Los Angeles Dodgers” make no sense when paired together, the team will have to look elsewhere for its need at shortstop. That could be because Ramirez has struggled defensively since before...
Via The Sports Post
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Shortstop Question Defines Winter

To get an accurate read on how the New York Mets feel about themselves, look no further than their handling of the shortstop position. It’s an oversimplification to call them cheap for not going after Troy Tulowitzki because the asking price, both in what the Rockies would demand in players and the salary the Mets would have to pay would have been exorbitant. Everybody, of course...
Via New York Mets Report
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will Mets Shortstop Situation Play Out?

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all the boxes. There aren’t that many trade possibilities, frankly, that check all the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will Mets Shotstop Situation Play Out?

Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all the boxes. There aren’t that many trade possibilities, frankly, that check all the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Latest On SS Alexei Ramirez: White Sox GM Not Pursuing A Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. As for the Mets, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the Mets and White Sox have yet to have any conversations...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers “aggressively pursuing” Alexei Ramirez

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to swap Ramirez’s at shortstop. Considering it’s highly unlikely that Hanley Ramirez will be back in Los Angeles next season, the Dodgers are looking to another shortstop. Alexei Ramirez is at the top of the list for the Dodgers. Alexei, who has a year left on his contract had a very solid 2014 season, he had a batting line of .273/.305/...
Via Baseball Essential
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers Aggressively Pursuing White Sox Shortstop Alexei Ramirez

The Los Angeles Dodgers are are aggressively pursuing White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez in trade talks, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The Dodgers certainly have outfielders to move in any trade but have high a price tag on Matt Kemp, Nightengale adds. Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reported last week, that the White Sox have heard from numerous major league clubs...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Aggressively Pursuing Alexei Ramirez

The Los Angeles Dodgers are reported as “aggressively pursuing” Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez, according to USA TODAY Sports Bob Nightengale. Alexei Ramirez to the Dodgers? Ramirez, who after a scorching start to 2014 cooled off to hit .273 on the season, has been with the White Sox since 2008. The Dodgers are planning ahead, and Ramirez would fill a huge hole for them...
Via Sports Mockery
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers pushing to acquire Alexei Ramirez from White Sox

Getty Images The Dodgers have continued their pursuit of White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. With Hanley Ramirez expected to leave via free agency the team has a hole at shortstop and while they could easily turn the job over to Erisbel Arruebarrena they are not ready to do so. Instead the team is seeking external options for the 2015. The...
Via Tireball.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Yankees see light at the end of the tunnel?

The last two years were certainly a struggle for the New York Yankees. In 2013, the Bronx Bombers finished with a record of 85-77, placing them tied for third place in the American League East. This past year, the Yanks finished  84-78, placing them second place in the east. From the past two years, we see that the Yankees have had decent records but it wasn’t enough to make the...
Via Baseball Essential
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 MLB players most likely to be traded this winter

The MLB hot stove season is already off to an active start, with some big signings and trades made before Thanksgiving. Free agency has plenty of options for teams seeking starting pitching or relievers, but those without money to spend might find better options on the trade market. Clubs looking for offensive help will almost certainly have to make a deal to get what they need...
Via The Outside Corner
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

An Incremental Upgrade At Shortstop Is Not Worth Trading Syndergaard or Wheeler

One shortstop that seems to be high on many a Met fans’ lists is Chicago’s Alexei Ramirez, and it’s been widely reported that the Mets have already been in contact with the White Sox for their All Star infielder. Ramirez batted .273 last season with a .305 on-base, 15 home runs and 74 RBI. He’s an excellent defender as well, but are you willing to give up Noah Syndergaard...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Blogger Roundtable: Where Does Hanley Ramirez Land

In this week’s Blogger Roundtable, the Batting Leadoff team debates where free agent Hanley Ramirez might land!  Alex Merberg – It’s amazing what a difference a year makes.  If Hanley became a free agent after his unbelievable half-season in 2013 (5.0 fWAR in 86 games) I think he would have reached the $200MM stratosphere on his ensuing contract.  But, coming off of another...
Via Batting Leadoff
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber by the numbers

With the Cy Young Award being named tonight. A look at some of the more interesting numbers in Corey Kluber's season for the Indians with an assist to STATS LLC: At Bat Most plate appearances: Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez each faced Kluber 17 times. Abreu was 6 for 17 with a home run and three RBI while Ramirez was 2 for 17. Least success: Chicago's Alejandro De Aza and Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Alexei Ramirez be an Overpriced Commodity?

The New York Mets have been linked to Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez in the club’s ongoing search to bring stability to the position. Ramirez has one year remaining on a four-year, $32.5M extension he signed with the Sox in 2011. The 34-year-old is highly heralded, but interested parties should take caution.  The question the Mets must answer prior to moving forward is: “How...
Via Around Citi
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Six For Six: Candidates To Fill The Hole At Short For The Yankees

While Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi focus on who will play 3B for the Yankees next year, I'm thinking about who will be pounding a glove one position over, at shortstop. By my count, there are at least a dozen men who could be the immediate successor to Derek Jeter. Some, like Brendan Ryan and Troy Tulowitzki, don't deserve a chance. Others, like Elvis Andrus, might not...
Via Lady At The Bat
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Attention Now Shifts To Shortstop

So what’s next for the Mets after reeling in free agent Michael Cuddyer? Well industry sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that they will now turn their attention to shortstop as the primary area to upgrade and are also in the market for a left-handed reliever and utility infielder. About those Troy Tulowitzki rumors that made the rounds last night, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers unlikely to sign Hanley Ramirez

After Hanley Ramirez, a three-time All-Star officially rejected a $15.3-million qualifying offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Mark Saxon of ESPN reported that there has been no talk of signing Ramirez, and the team seems fully prepared to accept its compensatory draft pick for losing the shortstop.The Dodgers do not have much to replace Ramirez. That is why they have showed...
Via Baseball Essential
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Head To GM Meetings With Plenty Of Work To Do

The annual General Managers Meetings officially begins on Monday night in Phoenix, AZ where everyone will meet for dinner and learn who was named the 2014 MLB Executive of the Year. But of course that is merely the backdrop. The GM Meetings has evolved into a staging ground for all of the wheeling and dealing that is to come this winter. It’s the official start of the Hot Stove...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Plenty of Rumors, but Tough to see Ramirez Leaving

On the same day Jose Abreu and Alexei Ramirez received well-deserved Silver Slugger honors, “The Cuban Missile” found himself as part of a different kind of news. On Thursday, Bruce Levine of CBSChicago.com reported that the seven-year veteran has garnered a lot of interest, and specifically, the Yankees, Dodgers, and Mets have inquired about him. This time of year, different...
Via Grab Some Bench
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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