Angels News: Brennan Boesch and John Buck elect free agency

Angels OF Brennan Boesch and Catcher John Buck have both elected free agency after accepting outright assignments to Salt Lake, reports Angels PR guy Eric Kay.John Buck congratulates Brennan Boesch on scoring Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.Tom Smart/Deseret NewsAfter claiming outfielders Alfredo Marte and Roger Kieschnick off waivers from the Diamondbacks just two days ago, the Angels designated...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels claim Kieschnick, Marte from Diamondbacks

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Angels have designated outfielder Brennan Boesch and catcher John Buck for assignment. The AL West champions made the moves while claiming outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte off waivers from Arizona on Tuesday. Boesch batted .187 in 27 games during his first season with the Angels, playing mostly with Triple-A Salt Lake. Buck signed...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels drop Boesch, Buck from roster, claim two players from Diamondbacks

  The Los Angeles Angels have designated outfielder Brennan Boesch and catcher John Buck for assignment. The American League West champions made the moves while claiming outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte off waivers from Arizona on Tuesday. Boesch batted .187 in 27 games during his first season with the Angels, playing mostly with Triple-A Salt Lake. Buck signed with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds

The September 3rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels add 11 to roster, Angels tied for best World Series odds and much more… The Story: The Angels added 11 players to the active roster as part of September call-ups. The Monkey Says: Brennan Boesch is back and already getting a crack at filling the left-handed DH void. John Buck will serve...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Is there any help on the way?

Tony Campana, John Buck, J. B. Shuck, Matt Long, Fernando Salas, Luis Jimenez, Ryan Wheeler, Michael Roth, Cam Bedrosian and Drew Rucisnki.  No, that’s not the Angels top prospect list.  No, those aren’t their trade commodities.  Those are the list of players that have a reasonable shot at being promoted come September.  But before that let’s just get a rundown on what...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mariners designated John Buck for assignment

The Mariners won last night but Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish says the atmosphere in the clubhouse afterward was “similar to a 12-inning loss.” Why? Because, as Divish reports, the M’s designated popular veteran catcher John Buck for assignment. Buck was hitting .226/.293/.286 with one homer in 84 at-bats this season. This is the sort of production they probably should’ve...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners’ 2-0 victory over Twins subdued by pending release of catcher John Buck

A game that featured one of the least-celebrated home runs in recent Mariner history at Safeco Field also turned into one of the least-celebrated victories by the team itself. Michael Saunders hit one of two solo home runs to back up some fantastic pitching by Hisashi Iwakuma and lift Seattle to a 2-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night in front of 18,562 spectators...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

John Buck, Logan Morrison back at Marlins Park as Mariners

MIAMI -- When John Buck went to Safeco Field for his offseason physical after signing with the Seattle Mariners he took a selfie next to a familiar face gracing the venue’s wall. Buck and Logan Morrison, two former members of the rebranded Miami Marlins, returned to Marlins Park for this weekend's series. "I remember the excitement," Buck said of Opening Night...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

Can the wiley old vet help out the rook? I find that the catching story of the 2014 Seattle Mariners might be one of the most interesting yet most under-reported stories of the upcoming MLB season. Then again, maybe I’m just a former catcher trying to glorify the toughest position to play in baseball.   Either way, here’s a look at the two backstops the M’s will deploy behind...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Rolling the dice It’s been a rough go if you’ve been a fan or employee of the Seattle Mariners lately. Over the last few season now, the team has looked more like a three ring circus than a professional baseball organization. Whether it was the talent or the management, there has always been a source of blame. Eight of the last ten seasons saw the team finish with a losing record...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: Position Players

I thought it might be fun to take a look at where we are right now, in comparison to last year at this time.  To make things a little more comparable, lets assume that today’s roster is what we open the season with.Behind the plate Travis d’Arnaud is replacing John Buck, and while TDA had a less than stellar debut, he is the #1 prospect at the position in all of baseball. ...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

When It’s Time to Give Up on a Carlos Peguero

The other day, in making room for John Buck, the Mariners designated for assignment a player named Carlos Peguero. This means absolutely nothing to most of you, but absolutely something to some of you. Peguero’s out of options now, so in order to return to the minors, he’ll have to make it through waivers. Peguero […]
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign C John Buck to 1-year deal

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal, adding another veteran option behind the plate. The Mariners announced the signing Thursday. The team designated for assignment outfielder Carlos Peguero to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Buck. Buck, 33, appeared in 110 games last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh. Buck played in 101 games...
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners sign John Buck For a Million Of Them

The Seattle Mariners have signed catcher John Buck to a one-year deal for $1 million. He spent last season with the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates. Jon Heyman and Jon Paul Morosi broke the story on twitter.   #mariners agree to deal with john buck. he gets $1M. @jonmorosi said MLB deal was close. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 14, 2014 His...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners to Sign John Buck

The Seattle Mariners have reached an agreement with John Buck for one year and $1 million, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Buck figures to provide depth behind top prospect Mike Zunino, who is expected to be the Mariners primary catcher. Buck, 33, split time between the New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013. He got off to a hot start with the Mets, as he managed...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Close To A Deal With Catcher John Buck

The Seattle Mariners are close to a deal with free agent catcher John Buck according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. With highly regarded Mike Zunino as the primary catcher, Buck will likely be his back-up, Buck, 33, batted a combined .219 with 15 homers and 62 RBI between the Mets and the Pirates last season. He had a .285 OBP and .362 slugging percentage. There had been some interest...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

John Buck close to a deal with Mariners

The Mariners are close to a deal with free agent catcher John Buck (Morosi, Jan. 13). Buck, 33, hit .219 with 15 HR (14 before the All-Star break) and 62 RBI between the Mets and Pirates in 2013. The Mets had interest in reacquiring Buck, who was looking for a guaranteed deal. From what I could gather, the Mets didn’t want to lock up a roster spot with a back-up catcher, knowing...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Prospect Dilson Herrera Preparing For First Full Season With Organization

Dilson Herrera, 19, who came over from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a trade last August that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to the Pirates, has been preparing all off season to be ready for his first full season with the Mets organization. The second baseman competed in last years All-Star Futures game at Citi Field, while still a part of the Pirates’ organization and little did...
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit 15 home runs and drove in 62, but posted a wOBA of .285...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera was acquired by the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were traded to the Pirates. In the trade, the Mets also received promising reliever Vic Black, who could be assuming the Mets closer role if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready to begin the 2014 season. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in his native country of...
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December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dilson Herrera Showing His Offensive Skills In The Colombian Winter League

Dilson Herrera was brought to the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were sent to the Pirates.  In the trade the Mets also received pitcher Vic Black, who should be competing for the Mets closer role for 2014. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in his native country of Colombia for the Sincelejo Bulls. The second baseman through 25 games is 26 for...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets360’s 2013 Pre-Season Predictions – How’d We Do? Mets’ Catchers Edition

Welcome to the off-season. Once again, since the Mets are not one of the ten participants in the post-season, it’s time instead for some post-mortem. In this new series, the Mets360 staff will take a look back at our pre-season previews and see how they played out. Just a fun little ongoing exercise to while away the days until mid-March, when the focus turns again to Port St...
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The growing concern over Travis d’Arnaud

To say that Travis d’Arnaud has struggled in his debut with the Mets, well, that would be a massive understatement. After another o-for on Friday night, d’Arnaud is now sporting a pathetic .145/.221/.217 slash line to go with just one home run and three RBI’s (in 69 at-bats). After the Mets traded away John Buck (along with Marlon Byrd) to the Pirates, the franchise committed...
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Buck excited to be in pennant chase

The Pittsburgh Pirates addressed two needs when they acquired right fielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets. Byrd plugs a hole in right field. Buck will provide a veteran backup to Russell Martin.'s George Von Benko spoke with Buck recently.
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview: Cards send Kelly to mound hoping to buck Bucs

A month ago, Joe Kelly helped the St. Louis Cardinals avoid being swept in a five-game series at Pittsburgh.Facing a more potent Pirates lineup with newly acquired slugger Justin Morneau on Sunday, Kelly looks to continue his recent success as a starter and again help the Cardinals avoid being swept in Pittsburgh for the first time in almost five years.Pittsburgh (79-56) outscored...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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