Newcomer First Impressions

So…I’m just going to leave the sweep by the Dodgers alone…but let’s talk about these new acquisitions. I don’t think Jake Peavy is going to save this team, but the trade wasn’t a bad trade, because of the cost.  The last few years, the Giants have done a good job of understanding which of their prospects were disappointing.  With the obvious exception of Zack Wheeler...
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The Stages Of San Jose Fans

If you think Mark Jackson is on the hot seat…how long will San Jose tolerate being a playoff also ran? Niemi may have won a Stanley Cup, but the Sharks have never had the offense that Niemi had in Chicago to support him.  I’ve never had a lot of faith in him.  He shows up for some games, but has problems in others.  It’s frustrating when it’s a pitcher like Jonathan Sanchez...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Sanchez to minor league deal

The Cubs signed free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league deal, according to a source. The deal is said to include incentives if he makes the major league roster. Sanchez, 31, threw a no-hitter in 2009 and won 13 games for the Giants in 2010 but has been hampered by control problems. Sanchez has pitched for the Rockies, Royals and Pirates.
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs rumors: Jonathan Sanchez is a bullpen option

The Chicago Cubs, still in need of bullpen help, have set their sights on Jonathan Sanchez as a bullpen option even though the lefty has appeared in a total of just 20 Major League games in the past two seasons. The Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports that the Cubs are among several teams interested in Sanchez, formerly of the San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs considering Jonathan Sanchez

The Chicago Cubs are “targeting” free agent Jonathan Sanchez according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. Sanchez, 31, has been downright awful since the start of the 2012 season but the Cubs could opt to take a flyer on him via a minor league deal. Since the start of the 2012 season Sanchez is a mere 1-12 with a 8,73 ERA and a 2.15 WHIP. He appeared in five games for the...
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs target lefty Jonathan Sanchez

The Chicago Cubs are one of several teams interested in signing free agent left-hander Jonathan Sanchez. The Cubs envision Sanchez as a reliever, according to a source. Several other teams interested in Sanchez prefer to employ him as a starter -- a role that Sanchez has performed for most of his career. Sanchez has limited left-handed batters to a .218 batting average. Sanchez...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Sanchez rumors: up to eight teams interested in left-hander

Despite having continued performance and injury issues over the last few seasons, left-hander Jonathan Sanchez is getting a large amount of interest on the free agent market, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Cotillo did not name a source but has been informed that up to eight teams are looking at the 31-year-old, with both starting and relief roles a possibility. Source...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

25 minor league players in Dodgers system hit free agency, including Sanchez, Wallach, Ynoa, Gwynn Jr.

Today was the day this off-season that a bunch of minor leaguers earned free agency, and the Dodgers were no exception, with 25 players in the system earning the right, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. RHP: Juan Abreu (AAA), Angel Castro (AAA), Kyle Cofield (AAA), Blake Johnson (AAA), Anthony Ortega (AAA), Matt Palmer (AAA), Mario Santiago* (AAA), Daniel Tamares (Lo A...
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Flanny's Five: Next 20 games will make or break Royals season

KANSAS CITY, Mo -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals. ANY BETTER NOW THAN LAST YEAR? Last year at this time, the Royals also had just completed a four-game series with the Twins in Minneapolis. And last year at this time, the Royals' season basically was over after that Twins series, thanks in no small part to Jonathan Sanchez. To rewind, the Royals went...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Making Moves: The Sanchez era begins + two loaned, one released in minors

The Dodgers signed former Giants and Royals lefty Jonathan Sanchez to a minor-league deal, sending him to the Albuquerque Isotopes. 2:17pm: The Dodgers will sign Jonathan Sanchez to a minor league deal, according to Pedro Gomez of ESPN (on Twitter). The contract is pending a physical, and Sanchez is likely to report to Triple-A Albquerque. Sanchez is represented by the McNamara Baseball...
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers set to sign Jonathan Sanchez

credit: getty images Jonathan Sanchez and the Los Angeles Dodgers have reached an agreement on a contract pending a physical. Sanchez was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this month after he was wildly ineffective. Sanchez posted a 11.85 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings for the Pirates. He also received a six game suspension for hitting Allen Craig of the St. Louis...
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Sanchez Signs With the Dodgers

The Dodgers signed Jonathan Sanchez. Photo credit: David Hague The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Jonathan Sanchez, according to Jon Heyman. jonathan sanchez agrees to terms with #dodgers. @pedrogomezespn 1st said close — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 15, 2013 What this means for the Pirates is that the Dodgers assume a pro-rated portion of the league minimum salary for Sanchez...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dirty Sanchez Blue

What I think about Jonathan Sanchez: He’s the guy who makes people who say “You can’t teach stuff!” look bad. There has never been any doubting Sanchez’s talent and ability, or his ceiling.  But he almost never hits it. What’s worse, with the Giants, he came close enough often enough to keep the Giants in a bad situation. Sure, he threw the no-hitter in 2009, which was...
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May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Release Jonathan Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released pitcher Jonathan Sanchez after he cleared waivers. In four starts and one relief appearance for Pittsburgh this season, he went 0-3, 11.85, giving up 25 hits and eight walks in just 13.2 innings. The Pirates designated him for assignment on April 30th. The Pirates will be responsible for the remainder of his $1.375M contract if no other team signs...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 28

No history for the Pirates.  No first place either.   Awwww.  Cheer up Panda.  At least we have no Jonathan Sanchez also! I don’t even know what to say.  I’m so damn sick of the Brewers.  Even after Russell Martin caught them stealing signs they just murdered the Pirates. I don’t even want to watch…
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Designate Pitcher Jonathan Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated pitcher Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. Struggling mightily all season, his final straw was throwing at St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig. His suitors will be thin and it just goes to show that if you are struggling, you shouldn’t give the source of your good income a great reason to get rid of you. The post Pittsburgh Pirates...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Designate Jonathan Sanchez For Assignment

Another failed Neal Huntington love story.  He likes to go on expensive dates as Jonathan Sanchez will end up costing the Pittsburgh Pirates $1.375 million.  No small amount when added into the total he has wasted on no talent, washed up, garbage. To take his spot in the bullpen the Pirates have called up Bryan…
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates designate Jonathan Sanchez for assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment. On Monday he allowed two runs in 2 1/3 innings of relief. During Sanchez’s five appearances for the Pirates this year he compiled a 11.85 ERA and a 15/8 K/BB ratio. Sanchez was recently suspended for six games after throwing at Cardinals first basemen Allen Craig. There is little reason to believe that Sanchez...
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates DFA Jonathan Sanchez, Recall Bryan Morris

Jonathan Sanchez has been designated for assignment. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and have recalled Bryan Morris. The move is likely to be a temporary one for Morris, for reasons I listed in last night’s First Pitch. The club will have Jose Contreras, Francisco Liriano, and Charlie Morton returning in the next...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Sanchez Moved to the Bullpen; Jeanmar Gomez Will Start Wednesday

Jeanmar Gomez will start on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Hague According to Michael Sanserino and Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates will move Jonathan Sanchez to the bullpen and have Jeanmar Gomez start on Wednesday. #Pirates move Jonathan Sanchez to bullpen. Jeanmar Gomez will start Wednesday. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 29, 2013 Gomez will start Wed for #pirates. JSanchez...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Minor Leaguer Uses Newspaper Misprint to Pull Prank on Mother (Photos)

Pittsburgh Pirates farmhand Tony Sanchez may not rank in most lists of the team’s top 10 prospects, but, if the subject is humor, he’s got can’t-miss potential. On Sunday, Major League Baseball announced a six-game suspension to Pirates starter Jonathan Sanchez for throwing at the Cardinals’ Allen Craig. However, when the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s story on the suspension...
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Newspaper uses Tony Sanchez’s picture for Jonathan Sanchez suspension, leads to hilarious prank on mother

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jonathan Sanchez was given a six-game suspension on Saturday for throwing at St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig. The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ran a story about the incident, but they got the wrong Sanchez. Instead of featuring a picture of the MLB pitcher, the newspaper included a photo of Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez. The falsely accused...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: What to do About Jonathan Sanchez in the Short-Term?

Jonathan Sanchez has at least one more start before Francisco Liriano returns. Photo credit: David Hague Francisco Liriano had a great start on Thursday. He threw five innings for Indianapolis, allowing one run on four hits, with no walks and eight strikeouts. Jonathan Sanchez didn’t have a good start on Friday. He was ejected from his start after allowing two homers in the first...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates' Sanchez suspended 6 games

Pittsburgh Pirates left-hander Jonathan Sanchez has been suspended by Major League Baseball for six games and fined for hitting Allen Craig with a pitch in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Sanchez gave up two home runs and a single to start the inning before hitting Craig in the shoulder. Umpire Tim Timmons immediately ejected Sanchez before tossing Pirates...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Sanchez Suspended Six Games for Throwing Near Allen Craig’s Head (Video)

Jonathan Sanchez issued a major league-leading 96 walks in 2010, so he has a reputation of being a bit wild. The league obviously feels there was more than a lack of control involved in Friday’s incident. Sanchez has been suspended six games and fined an undisclosed amount of money for throwing at Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig in the first inning of Friday night’s game...
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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