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...
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.
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...