Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Following in the footsteps of fellow entertainment mogul, Jay Z, singer Marc Anthony announced the creation of Magnus Sports Agency on Monday. And he already has his first major client: Aroldis Chapman.Teaming up with Praver Shapiro Sports Management, Anthony's new agency is already representing MLB players Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler, Raisel Iglesias and Juan Uribe, in addition...
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Marc Anthony becomes agent, signs Aroldis Chapman

Move over Jay Z, there’s a new entertainer-turned agent in town. Marc Anthony — the singer, actor and former husband of Jennifer Lopez — is teaming with a baseball agency (Praver Shapiro Sports Management) to bring sports representation into his Magnus Media company. Anthony’s first prominent client will be Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, as reported by Ken Rosenthal...
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MLB Hot Stove Tracker: Free agency, trades, rumors & news

(L-R) Aroldis Chapman, Jason Heyward and Zack Greinke are among the prized talents this offseason. As the offseason enters its second month, the signings and trades will increase.Where will the expensive aces and in-demand sluggers sign? Which stars --€“ both the expected and unexpected trade bait -- will be on the move? And which teams are going to kick their shopping into high...
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Singer Marc Anthony making pitch as sports agent

MIAMI (AP) Another entertainer is joining Jay-Z in the sports agent business - singer Marc Anthony. Anthony founded Magnus Media this year. The company said Monday it is forming a joint venture that will represent Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman. Praver Shapiro Sports Management is part of the joint venture. It is headed by agents Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro. Chapman...
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Entertainer Marc Anthony enters MLB player rep biz

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman -- a free agent after next season -- is Magnus Sports' first client. Andy Lyons Getty ImagesAnother entertainment mogul is getting into the baseball business -- and with a splash.Magnus Media, a company founded by Marc Anthony, announced on Monday the inception of Magnus Sports, a division dedicated to representing major athletes.The company said in a...
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Report: Dodgers interested in Ryan Madson

The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add to their bullpen and one name that has come up in recent rumors is Cincinnati Reds star closer Aroldis Chapman. However, Chapman isn’t the only reliever the team is looking at, as expected. Jon Heyman of reports that the Dodgers have contacted free agent right-handed pitcher […]
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FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron Analyzes a Warm Stove

Episode 612 Dave Cameron is both (a) the managing editor of FanGraphs and (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio, during which edition he discusses the very near future of Aroldis Chapman, Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda, and the logic behind his assertion that Jason Heyward is the offseason’s best free-agent bargain. This edition of the program is sponsored by...
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Trading for Aroldis Chapman

Sometime soon, Aroldis Chapman is going to get traded. But don’t just take my word for it: #Reds Walt Jocketty said there’s ‘nothing close’ with Aroldis Chapman. Hopes to get something done by the Winter Meetings — C. Trent Rosecrans (@ctrent) November 19, 2015 I mean, yeah, on the one hand, nothing close. But on the other hand, how often do front offices establish public...
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Should the Orioles trade for Drew Storen?

Drew Storen, along with teammate Jonathan Papelbon, have been placed on the block by the Washington Nationals. The Nationals are hoping to open up their eighth and ninth innings for Darren O’Day and Aroldis Chapman. That means Storen and Papelbon have to go. Before the addition of Papelbon and subsequent demotion from closer to setup […]
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The relief market is hotter than ever

Coming into the offseason, I expected the relief market to develop quickly. There just aren’t a ton of options in free agency including absolutely zero “proven closers.” So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ve seen Danny Farqhuar, Joaquin Benoit, Craig Kimbrel, and Francisco Rodriguez change hands already. It should also come as no surprise the Reds are looking...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Possible Trade Destinations for Todd Frazier

The Cincinnati Reds are going nowhere in 2016. There, I said it. The Reds are clearly in need of quite a rebuild and they have plenty of parts to sell. From Aroldis Chapman to Jay Bruce to Brandon Phillips, the Reds are flush with players who will likely need new homes. One of the most, […]
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Reds eager to trade Aroldis Chapman; which team is best fit?

Approximately a week after putting up their “Open for Business” sign, the Cincinnati Reds are still waiting to begin what appears to be an offseason fire sale. Perhaps the reason the sell-off hasn’t gotten started is because the player that was expected to get the transactions rolling hasn’t yet been dealt. And from what it sounds like, the Reds want to trade closer Aroldis...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds GM hopes to deal Chapman before Winter Meetings

The Reds will apparently look to trade Aroldis Chapman within the next two weeks. Andy Lyons Getty ImagesThere has been plenty of trade rumors surrounding the Cincinnati Reds and their rebuilding, especially with their All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman.After the San Diego Padres dealt Craig Kimbrel to the Boston Red Sox, the market is somewhat set for a move. The Sox sent four prospects...
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Tigers believe asking price for closers is too high

CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 11: Aroldis Chapman #54 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the ninth inning of the game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park on September 11, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won the game 1-0. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) It’s been abundantly clear the past several seasons the biggest area of need for the Tigers has been...
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Six Possible Trade Destinations for Aroldis Chapman

With Craig Kimbrel now off the market, Aroldis Chapman is the next logical closer to be traded this offseason. Prior to the trade of Kimbrel, it actually was more likely that Chapman would be traded first. With that being said, even with the Boston Red Sox cashing in on the Craig Kimbrel market, the market […]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Astros go all in on Aroldis Chapman?

The Houston Astros took the American League by storm for most of 2015, and thanks to young, cost-controlled stars like Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Dallas Keuchel, and several others, they look primed to compete again in 2016. However, there are a couple of holes the front office has to address before Opening Day. There are […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds GM thinks teams will want to trade for Chapman

The Cincinnati Reds are looking to trade Aroldis Chapman, and team GM Dick Williams believes there will be plenty of interest in the closer. Williams told Saturday that he wasn’t worried about the Boston Red Sox acquiring Craig Kimbrel in a trade with the San Diego Padres, taking the AL East team out of...Read More
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Cincinnati Reds: Predicting who will be traded this offseason

Following another ugly season in the Queen City, the Cincinnati Reds roster could look a lot different by the time Opening Day 2016 rolls around. The rebuilding effort has already begun to an extent in Cincinnati, as 80 percent of the team’s 2014 starting rotation has already been traded away in Johnny Cueto, Mike Leake, Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon. This winter, the Reds are expected...
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Trade For Aroldis Chapman Could Come This Weekend

27-Year Old Aroldis ChapmanBy the time Tom Brady and the Patriots have finished smiting the "G-Men" from Gotham City, the Red Sox may have a closer of the future in the fold. This past Wednesday, FenwayNation posted a story that Aroldis Chapman (and possibly OF Jay Bruce) would come to Boston in a trade for one of the team's three young outfielders. Now, multiple sources (including...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Trade Rumors: Red Sox Reportedly Have Interest In Reliever

The Boston Red Sox could be looking at a big name with a big arm to bolster their bullpen. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said earlier this week that there was an uncharacteristic amount of activity at the GM meetings, and apparently the Red Sox were among the busiest teams. The Red Sox appear to have interest in acquiring flame-throwing left-handed reliever...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Cincinnati Be A Good Fit For Jackie Bradley, Jr.?

The rumor mill is churning away fiercely this week. There’s a lot of mouth-watering news for Boston Red Sox fans. At the forefront is the Boston’s dogged pursuit of acquiring Aroldis Chapman in trade talks with the Cincinnati Reds. Report: Red Sox ‘Aggressive’ In Pursuing Aroldis Chapman — 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) November […]
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aroldis Chapman to be moved by end of the weekend

One of the best closers in the game could be traded as soon as this weekend. Joe Robbins Getty ImagesSo far, we know that the Cincinnati Reds are listening on all of their players, including franchise players like Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips. Their most-movable piece, however, seems to be Aroldis Chapman.The flame-throwing closer is entering 2016 as his final season before free...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players who could be on the move this winter

Free agency, free agency, free agency. That’s all anyone is talking about these days, and for good reason. The winter meetings are right around the corner, which means a flurry of signings will start happening in the coming days. It’s enough to make a baseball fan stop staring out the window waiting for spring. But what about the trade market? People seem to put trades on the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox “aggressive” on Aroldis Chapman

With the hot stove finally beginning to sizzle, the Boston Red Sox are unsurprisingly in the thick of it. They are reportedly being “aggressive” on multiple fronts, including beefing up their relief corps. They are reportedly said to be in on All-Star Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman, as reported by Ken Rosenthal. The Red Sox […]
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren O’Day hits free agency at perfect time

Darren O’Day has probably slid under a lot of mainstream radars. The eight year veteran never been a closer so he doesn’t have the lofty save totals to pad his coffers. However, he’s being heavily pursued early on and will likely get a relatively lucrative contract for a reliever. What is it about the Orioles former set-up man that has him so sought after? It’s actually...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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