Today In Mets History: Traded For Santana

In 2008, the Mets pulled off one of the most stunning trades in franchise history with the acquisition of Johan Santana from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for prospects Deolis Guerra, Carlos Gomez, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey. SANTANA: Became a Met today (AP) The Yankees and Red Sox were hot at the time after Santana in the free-agent market, but the Twins pitted them...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Gorkys Hernandez Helps Team to Caribbean Series

Wrapping up a few days of winter league action in one article, since there isn’t much going on at this point. On Monday night in Mexico, Sebastian Valle went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. He was 1-for-2 in throwing out base runners. His team lost 4-3, which wrapped up the finals, sending Tomateros de Culiacan to the Caribbean Series. Valle went 2-for-16 in the five games. In Venezuela...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Playoff Teams Are Set in the Dominican

The regular season in the Dominican Republic wrapped up on Sunday. The league is now off until Saturday(12/27), when the top four teams will compete in the round robin tournament, which consists of 18 games for each team. The two best from the round robin tournament go on to a championship series and the winner of that series will head to the Caribbean Series, where they will meet...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Homers For Third Time in Four Games

Not much going on in winter ball on Thursday, but one player is on a significant streak worth mentioning. In Venezuela, Elias Diaz went 1-for-2 with a walk in his team’s 4-1 loss. He is 3-for-16 through five games, with a .528 OPS. In the ninth inning, Junior Sosa pinch-hit for Diaz and struck out. Sosa is hitting .275/.362/.392 in 18 games. Deolis Guerra pitched one inning, allowing...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Sebastian Valle Reaches Base Five Times, Willy Garcia Continues Slump

Saturday night was a slow night for Pittsburgh Pirates news in winter ball, except for Venezuela. Elias Diaz went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a throwing error in his second game of winter ball. Diaz made his debut on Friday night, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Elvis Escobar pinch-ran in the eighth inning and stayed in the game as the DH. He went 0-for-1 with a run scored....
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Deolis Guerra

DEOLIS GUERRA RIGHT HANDED PITCHER Born: April 17, 1989Height: 6’5″Weight: 245Bats: RightThrows: RightSigned: Int’l Free Agent, 2005 (Mets)How Acquired: Minor league free agentCountry: VenezuelaAgent: The Legacy Agency WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Guerra made a big impression quickly after the Mets signed him as a 16-year-old.  At the time he threw in...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Announce Ten Minor League Free Agent Signings

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced ten minor league free agent signings. The following six players will receive an invitation to Spring Training. RHP Collin Balester LHP Jeremy Bleich RHP Deolis Guerra RHP Brad Lincoln INF Gustavo Nunez RHP Blake Wood We heard about Lincoln today, and Balester has been known for a while. He spent the 2014 season rehabbing in the Pirates’ farm system...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins mascot catches foul ball in his mouth

The Minnesota Twins might need to find room on their roster for a bear. In the seventh inning of Tuesday's game between Minnesota and Tampa Bay Rays in Fort Myers, Twins mascot T.C. Bear showed off his skills by catching a baseball -- in his mouth.  After Tampa Bay's Logan Forsythe hit a ground ball foul down the third base line against pitcher Deolis Guerra, a Twins ball boy picked...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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