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Pirates Sign Three International Players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed three international players, all from the Dominican Republic. The biggest name among the group is outfielder Eddy Vizcaino, who played in the Dominican Prospect League. They also signed a pair of middle infielders, William Calderon and Melvin Jimenez. The Pirates were nearing their international bonus pool limit before acquiring $269,900 worth of...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top New York Mets Games of the Sandy Alderson Era

Number six: A bolt from the blue New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies May 7, 2012 — Citizen’s Bank Park The New York Mets found themselves only 2.5 games behind the National League East leading Washington Nationals on May 7, 2012. The Phillies brought in closer Jonathan Papelbon to try to preserve a tie game, but after Ike Davis drew a walk and Mike Nickeas connected for...
Via Around Citi
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A Moss pickup by the Indians would be a move to celebrate

So I was all set to write an article on the A’s specifically on Brandon Moss for Tuesday – something I hinted at in my article on Wednesday - and of course the next day the big new is the Indians have been in talks with the A’s to acquire Moss. Before I dive into numbers it is clear the A’s are selling, but they aren’t quite having a fire sale. They seem intent on not...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis, Rodriguez agree to deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) First baseman Ike Davis and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $3.8 million, one-year contract, while right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has received a $635,000 deal. Oakland declined to tender contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown by Tuesday night's deadline. The pair become free agents Wednesday. Davis was acquired last month...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s Looking to Trade Left-Handed Bat

After acquiring both Billy Butler and Ike Davis earlier this offseason, there is talk out of Oakland that the Athletics may trade one of their large number of left-handed bats at some point soon (via SF Gate). Oakland dealt its best right-handed bat Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox back in July. And with all due respect to Jonny Gomes that left a huge void in the lineup from...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: November 24, 2014

Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox took over the buzz as they reached an agreement with free agent Hanley Ramirez on a $90 million contract for five years. Aside from that, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded away first baseman Ike Davis to the Oakland Athletics, and also the Minnesota Twins and free agent Torii Hunter have “common interest” in a reunion. Here is the updated list of...
Via Baseball Essential
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the first baseman after he was designated for assignment by the...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox trying to land both Sandoval and Ramirez, A’s pick up Davis

Long linked to Pablo Sandoval the Red Sox are said to have offered the former Giants third baseman a five year deal worth $95 million. Sandoval has also drawn interest from his former team as well as the Padres. While Sandoval would be a nice gain, the Red Sox are also interested in adding Hanley Ramirez. The Red Sox have the ability to add both players and doing so would surely...
Via Tireball.com
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Deal Ike Davis to the A’s

According to several media reports, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Ike Davis and an international bonus slot (no.86) to the Oakland Athletics for another international bonus slot (no.27). The move comes several days after the Pirates designated Davis for assignment to make room for star prospect, Jameson Taillon ahead of the Rule 5 draft. Davis, formerly of the New York Mets...
Via Baseball Essential
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics get first baseman Ike Davis in trade with Pirates

  The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which lost in the American League Wild Card game to Kansas City, signed designated hitter Billy Butler to a $30 million, three-year contract Wednesday. The 27...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics Acquire Ike Davis from the Pirates

Continuing their search for bats, the Oakland Athletics have acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international slot money. As A’s insider Susan Slusser indicates, it’s purely a depth move from the A’s standpoint. A source tells me the #Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the #Pirates for international slot money. It's strictly...
Via Sportsnaut
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics acquire 1B Ike Davis from Pirates

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27. Oakland, which lost in the AL wild-card game to Kansas City, signed designated hitter Billy Butler to a $30 million, three-year contract Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Trade Ike Davis to Oakland A’s

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Oakland A’s in exchange for international slot money according to Susan Slusser. Davis was designated for assignment on Thursday to make room on the 40-man roster for the Pirates to protect players from the Rule V draft. The Pirates and A’s exchanged international slot spots, with the Pirates getting the amount...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s acquire Ike Davis

The Oakland A’s have acuired 1B Ike Davis from the Pittsburgh Pirates. In return, the Pirates are receiving international slot money from Oakland. A source tells me the #Athletics have acquired Ike Davis from the #Pirates for international slot money. It’s strictly a move for depth. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) November 23, 2014 Davis, 27, was DFA’d by Pittsburgh...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Rumors: A's acquire Ike Davis from Pirates

Ike Davis was a hot topic last offseason as he was viewed as a first baseman with upside coming off a down season.  Although several teams were reportedly after him throughout the offseason it wasn't until the season began until the New York Mets finally dealt him away.  This year just days after being designated for assignment, Susan Slusser is reporting that he has been traded...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Former Met Davis Land With Nats?

The reports came so close together that they invariably are linked. First, Ike Davis was released by Pittsburgh, and then Met-killer Adam LaRoche bolted the Nationals and signed a two-year, $25-million deal with the White Sox. So, what does two plus two equal? I can see it adding up to Washington signing the former Met. DAVIS: Could he go to Washington? Davis hit 11 homers with...
Via New York Mets Report
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ike, Ike, Baby… Pirates DFA Davis

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated former Mets first basemen Ike Davis for assignment yesterday.  Pirates GM Neal Huntington told reporters, “As we sit here right now, we’ve essentially committed to Pedro over Ike Davis”. The organization feels the position must be cleared for resident third basemen Pedro Alvarez, who packs an outstanding power bat, but lacks the defensive...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster moving day

Behold, the new and…uh, not improved Pirates 40-man roster: The #Pirates 40-man roster now contains 40 players (20 pitchers, 4 catchers, 9 infielders and 7 outfielders). pic.twitter.com/hy6WDZApRO — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 21, 2014 The list changed quite a bit on Wednesday, as it was the deadline to protect Rule-5 draft eligible prospects by adding them to the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that they have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment. After, they added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster. Pittsburgh now has 10 days to either trade or release Davis. Davis was moved to a part time first baseman after being acquired back in April from the New York Mets. However, once it was announced that Pedro Alvarez...
Via Baseball Essential
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignemnt

The days of Ike Davis being an everyday option at first base re just about over. On Thursday the Pirates designed the 27-year-old for assignment following a season in which he hit .233/.344/.378 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI over 143 games between the Mets and Pirates. Davis will now get an early start on his look for a new team. A week ago he was said to be learning the play in...
Via Tireball.com
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates DFA Ike Davis and fill out 40-man roster for Rule 5 deadline, plus Radhames Liz and Pedro Florimon

The Pirates have been awfully busy over the last 24 hours whereas I have not been particularly busy on the blogging front, so I’ve got some catching up to do. Let’s start with the moves the club made tonight to shore up their 40-man roster in anticipation of the midnight deadline to protect eligible players from this year’s Rule 5 draft. The Pirates added Jameson Taillon,...
Via WHYGAVS?
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates designate 1B Ike Davis for assignment

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster. Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with the Pirates after being acquired in an April trade from the New York Mets. The left-handed Davis served as part of a platoon at first base with right-handed Gaby Sanchez...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Ike Davis for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster. Davis hit .235 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 131 games with the Pirates after being acquired in an April trade from the New York Mets. The left-handed Davis served as part of a platoon at first base with right-handed Gaby Sanchez...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Notes: Cervelli Trade History, Future of Ike Davis, d’Arnaud Signs With Phillies

Last night I mentioned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had previously expressed interest in Francisco Cervelli multiple times. They finally acquired him from the Yankees yesterday for Justin Wilson. Joel Sherman reports that this isn’t the first time a Wilson/Cervelli deal was proposed. Sometimes trades take time to occur: #Yankees proposed Cervelli for Wilson 2 yrs ago. Teams re...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ike Davis Getting Work in the Outfield

Jon Heyman had an interesting and unexpected update today on Ike Davis. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ first baseman has been working in the outfield to improve his versatility. ike davis is working on taking balls in the OF out here in arizona to improve his versatility. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 12, 2014 The Pirates have Pedro Alvarez and Ike Davis as left-handed platoon...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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