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Phillies Sign Former First Rounder to Minor League Deal

View image | gettyimages.com Today, the Phillies have announced a deal with a former top pick. #Phillies have signed former Cardinals No. 1 pick Tyler Greene to a minor-league contract. Last played in big leagues with 2013 White Sox — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 22, 2015 Greene, 31, provides some...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB proposes changes to shorten inning breaks

One of the easiest ways for MLB to shorten games would be to simply enforce some of the rules on the book. The league has proposed a quick fix to help make games flow just a little bit faster – forcing pitchers and hitters to be ready before commercial breaks end, rather than as the broadcast is coming back from commercial. Jayson Stark of ESPN has the details. Under a new proposal...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB proposes changes to shorten inning breaks

One of the easiest ways for MLB to shorten games would be to simply enforce some of the rules on the book. The league has proposed a quick fix to help make games flow just a little bit faster – forcing pitchers and hitters to be ready before commercial breaks end, rather than as the broadcast is coming back from commercial. Jayson Stark of ESPN has the details. Under a new proposal...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest MLB time-saving proposal: less time between innings

In an ongoing attempt to drive baseball games to a three-hour time window, Major League Baseball continues its approach to reduce game length and has another proposal.  Shorten the time between innings.  On the surface, great.  But uUnfortunately, not the number of commercials, but apparently the time after the commercial to the first pitch.  Jayson Stark of ESPN reports: Under...
Via Reading Between The Seams
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Hall of Fame Ballot – Brad’s Picks

Here’s a little game called Judge(s), Jury(s), and Executioners that the BBWAA (Baseball Writers Association of America) perform every year. The masses call it the MLB Hall of Fame Ballot. Many will never see it, many will face it, and very few will survive it, but the agony is in the purgatory of being on the ballot year in and year out knowing you are worthy of consideration...
Via Brush Back Pitch
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Finding It Hard To Deal Howard

The Phillies have seemingly reached a new low on their mission to trade first baseman Ryan Howard. Teams in touch w #Phillies say they’re talking up what a great person Ryan Howard is. That’s true. But still sounds like they have no takers — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 12, 2015   Yes you read that correctly. The Phillies are basically pulling the sports version of “she’s...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

All the latest from the Winter Meetings

Links below for all the key goings-on out in San Diego at the MLB Winter Meetings thus far… -Phillies Nation’s Corey Seidman writes for CSN that the free agent starting pitcher market is of great interest to the Phils and should impact the trade market for lefty Cole Hamels. -Interim team president Pat Gillick spoke of the rebuilding process and getting the roster younger. ...
Via Phillies Nation
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reds Willing To Deal Jay Bruce

It has been no secret going into this offseason that the Cincinnati Reds have a large team payroll and are looking to rid themselves of some of the hefty salaries that they have on their hands. Jayson Stark tweeted earlier today that the Reds are willing to trade outfielder Jay Bruce, but it seems a deal will only be done if the Reds are overwhelmed by the offer they receive. Jay...
Via Baseball Essential
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox, Tigers Discussed Yoenis Cespedes-Rick Porcello Trade

This embed is invalid" /> There’s clearly smoke between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. There’s just no fire right now. ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark reported last week that the Red Sox and Tigers seem to have the makings for a trade involving Boston outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and Detroit pitcher Rick Porcello. The talks don’t seem to have...
Via NESN.com
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade Price Is "Out Of Line"; Phillies Could Move Marlon Byrd At Winter Meetings

The baseball Winter Meetings are about to commence in San Diego, California. Executives from all 30 major league teams will be present, and since everyone is in one place at the same time, the time is one of the busiest of the offseason for trades. Jayson Stark of ESPN.com posted...
Via Philliedelphia
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Trade Michael Saunders to the Blue Jays

The Seattle Mariners made their first big trade of the offseason by sending former top prospect Michael Saunders to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for starting picther J.A. Happ. The move was first reported by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG — Jayson...
Via Sportsnaut
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners acquire J.A. Happ from Blue Jays for Michael Saunders

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Blue Jays and Mariners have agreed to a trade that sends LHP J.A. Happ to Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders. #Mariners have traded OF Michael Saunders to #BlueJays for LHP J.A. Happ, according to a source. More to come at http://t.co/gtnhE8SFiG — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) December 3, 2014 Happ, 32, posted a 4.22 ERA in 158 innings pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

DET Seeking To Widen Porcello-Cespedes Deal

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, the Red Sox and Tigers have the parameters of a Yoenis Cespedes for Rick Porcello deal worked out—except for one thing. That 'thing' is that Detroit wants to widen the deal so that they get a starter back in the package. It's unclear what that wider deal would net for Boston, but the Red Sox obviously have a bevy of young starters to offer...
Via FenwayNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The latest from Jayson Stark on the Phillies

Juicy stuff from Jayson Stark on Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins...
Via PhilsBaseball
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees offered utility player for Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies are willing to listen to offers for shortstop Jimmy Rollins but apparently have a lofty sense of his value. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard that the Yankees attempted to acquire Rollins but only wanted to give up a “a utility player.” Rollins is about to turn 36 and is owed $11 million in the final year of his current deal. Heard from 2 more sources on Rollins...
Via Tireball.com
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamels Updates: Phils Received Offer, Wasn't Good Enough

#456274800 / gettyimages.com The main story of the Phillies offseason is obviously gauging potential deals for Cole Hamels. Will he go to Boston? Chicago? According to a source that spoke to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the one team that has made an offer on Hamels hasn't been one of the teams...
Via Philliedelphia
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yanks called Phillies about Jimmy Rollins; price tag “too high”

  The New York  Yankees need to find a shortstop before Spring Training, but one thing they know, it’s not going to be the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jimmy Rollins. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees called Ruben Amaro inquiring about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. After the Phillies set a high asking price for Rollins, the Yankees moved on and are now looking...
Via Baseball Essential
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees called Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting, via Twitter, that the Phillies and Yankees had preliminary discussions about Jimmy Rollins but the Yankees balked at the high asking price. The talks never got too serious, as Rollins was never asked to waive his no-trade clause. Rollins has a full no-trade clause and has stated in the past that he has no desire to change locations. Yankees...
Via Phillies Nation
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Braves are apparently trying to trade both Uptons together

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via Bloguin Best
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Braves trying to trade Upton brothers together?

$13 millionThe wild and wacky Atlanta Braves offseason is taking another strange turn. In this excellent column by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, he reveals that the Braves have apparently told several teams interested in Justin Upton (Stark mentions the Padres, Reds, and Mariners as suitors) that they’ll need to also take Justin’s older brother B.J. (and presumably, the remaining three...
Via The Outside Corner
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates to Sign Radhames Liz to a Big League Deal

By now the Pittsburgh Pirates are the only people who haven’t said that Radhames Liz is signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. That’s not a surprise, since the Pirates rarely comment on a move until it is finalized, with the physical complete, and the ink dry on the paper. At the start of the week, we heard reports out of Korea and the Dominican Republic, saying the Pirates had...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Meet Jayson Stark at Shibe Vintage Sports next Tuesday

The best baseball writer in America, Jayson Stark, will be at Shibe Vintage Sports in Center City Philly on Tuesday, November 25th to sign his latest book, Wild Pitches, and answer your questions about the book, the Phillies, and the upcoming winter meetings. The event is free, and Jayson’s new book will be on sale. Jayson is going to start signing books at 5:30 p.m. and...
Via Phillies Nation
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Marlins might only pay Giancarlo Stanton $107 million

It’s taken awhile to get the full breakdown on Giancarlo Stanton’s mammoth new contract with the Marlins, but the numbers have finally been revealed by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. And as expected, they’re shocking, and the contract is severely backloaded. According to a major league source who had seen the terms, Stanton’s salaries over those first three seasons will be only ...
Via The Outside Corner
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Marlins might only pay Giancarlo Stanton $107 million

It’s taken awhile to get the full breakdown on Giancarlo Stanton’s mammoth new contract with the Marlins, but the numbers have finally been revealed by ESPN’s Jayson Stark. And as expected, they’re shocking, and the contract is severely backloaded. According to a major league source who had seen the terms, Stanton’s salaries over those first three seasons will be only ...
Via Bloguin Best
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

No DH? No Problem As Royals Head to San Francisco

As the Royals head into Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco, the obvious change is the difference in lineup rules in an NL park. That means no Billy Butler as DH to start the game.ESPN's Jayson Stark suggested that this was a major sticking point for the Royals and puts them at a steep disadvantage, citing history as his evidence. And the numbers alone do give cause for...
Via Pine Tar Press
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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