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Report: Kirk Gibson has lost support of D'Backs clubhouse

(AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)   Sources: LaRussa not yet convinced that #DBacks should fire Gibson, but clubhouse support for manager all but gone. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 13, 2014   According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Diamondbacks’ clubhouse support of Kirk Gibson is “all but gone.” If this is truly the case, Gibson should be ready to pack his bags...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Stewart as new D-backs GM?

Could MLB agent Dave Stewart be Arizona's new general manager? Ken Rosenthal has all the latest, including updates on the Orioles, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal's Full Count: Will ex-ace Stewart be D-backs' next GM?

Could MLB agent Dave Stewart be Arizona's new general manager? Ken Rosenthal has all the latest, including updates on the Orioles, Ryan Zimmerman and more.
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Returns of the Drew Smyly Project

One of the tricky parts of this job can be finding information people might not know about. Statistical insight these days can be a challenge. One of the easier parts can be building off of somebody else’s idea, putting together a deeper dive on another person’s insight. So full credit to Ken Rosenthal, who wrote […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Russell Martin’s Potential Value on the Open Market

Ken Rosenthal discussed Russell Martin’s upcoming trip to free agency in today’s column (h/t MLBTR). In the article, he mentioned a lot of things that we already know, including that the Pirates want Martin back. He also included speculation that is often said, such as how Martin’s price could soar beyond the team’s comfort level. The speculation rests more on the potential...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Likely Collins Returns, But One or More Coaches Could Go

In case you missed it this weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had some interesting things to say about where the Mets stand with Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson. Rosenthal says that one of the first decisions facing the Mets after the season will be whether to exercise the option on Alderson’s contract for 2015. Sources have told Rosenthal that the Mets GM is very open to an...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ownership Still Backs Collins, One or More Coaches Could Go

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had some interesting things to say about where the Mets stand with Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson. Rosenthal says that one of the first decisions facing the Mets after the season will be whether to exercise the option on Alderson’s contract for 2015. Sources have told Rosenthal that the Mets GM is very open to an extension. Andy Martino of the Daily...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies News: Colorado signs Jorge De La Rosa to two-year, $25 million extension

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract extension with left-handed pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, according to Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports the deal will pay De La Rosa $12.5 million per season.De La Rosa, 33, was scheduled to hit the free agent market at the end of the season. On the open market, he would have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge De La Rosa's two-year extension with Rockies worth $25 million

The Colorado Rockies and lefthander Jorge De La Rosa agreed Wednesday on a two-year contract extension through 2016, with FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal and other media reporting the total value of the pact at $25 million. De La Rosa was in the final year of a four-year, $42.5 million contract with Colorado, so this new deal presents a small raise for the 33-year-old, who is 13...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies, Jorge De La Rosa agree to 2-year extension

The Colorado Rockies have agreed to terms with southpaw Jorge De La Rosa on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2016 season. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the deal is worth $25 million and does not contain any options. He’ll be earning 12.5 million per year. Pending league approval, #Rockies & […]
Via On-Base Talk
12 days ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire Adam Dunn from White Sox

In August, the Oakland Athletics have seen their once-potent offense fall of a cliff. The team has hit just 22 home runs this month to go along with a line of .224/.304/.351. The trade of Yoenis Cespedes has had much to do with those struggles, but nearly every other regular has struggled as well, most notably Jonny Gomes, Brandon Moss, Jed Lowrie, Derek Norris, Alberto Callaspo...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB players raising awareness with Tuesday's Strike Out Cancer Day

Ken Rosenthal talks to Skip Schumaker about Strike Out Cancer, an organization meant to help families facing cancer.
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Houston Astros manager and GM are at odds

The Houston Astros have had three of the worst seasons in baseball history, let alone franchise history.  With a 162-324 from 2011 – 2013, things seem to be looking up on the field as the 2014 version of the team is on pace for 68 wins and a fourth place finish in the tough AL West.  But all may not be well behind the scenes.  Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that second...
Via Reading Between The Seams
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: A's, Pirates could be fits for Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets are now free to deal starting pitcher Bartolo Colon to any team, as the right-hander cleared waivers on Monday, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. There are likely several contending teams interested. The Mets have a swath of options for a 2015 rotation, and while Colon would definitely provide further depth, his spot on the roster is not necessary. However...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest Buzz: Angels Would Face Luxury Tax, Flexibility Issues Adding Colon

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported that Bartolo Colon cleared waivers on Monday and can now be traded to any team. With teams apparently leery about taking on Bartolo Colon’s $11 million salary for 2015, Adam Rubin says that it clearly means the Mets would have to kick in some money to facilitate any deal, but that it appears more likely they’ll deal Colon in the offseason...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Little interest in Jonathan Papelbon

The Philadelphia Phillies made a surprising move by not making a move at the trade deadline. However, in hindsight, their players are locked up to long-term deals that are undesirable for other teams to take on, so deals were not be able to reached. Even in the waiver trading month of August, the Phillies still have not made a major move, likely for the same reason.One player, Jonathan...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Place Colon On Waivers

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that the Mets have placed Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers. Colon is owed about $12.5 million which includes $11 million for the 2015 season. He must pass through 28 teams before the Los Angeles Angels could get a crack at him, Rosenthal adds. One team who could block the Angels are their division rivals, the Oakland A’s, who are one...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX: Rusney Castillo Will Sign With Red Sox

UPDATE: Deal may go to $72.5 millionA third major source is reporting that Cuban defector Rusney Castillo "will sign" with the Red Sox. FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweeted this out a short time ago. Rosenthal referenced the terms of the deal via a separate report by MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez: 6 years, $72 million. Awaiting official confirmation by the Red Sox.
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Red Sox will sign star Cuban outfielder Castillo

The Red Sox won the race to sign Cuban free-agent outfielder Rusney Castillo. FOX Sports 1 MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal and MLB.com report that Boston will sign Castillo, with MLB.com reporting that Castillo is closing in on a six-year, $72 million deal. Since his workout showcase in Miami on July 26, the 27-year-old Castillo has held private workouts for eight clubs, sources told Rosenthal...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.is reporting that the Rusney Castillo has agreed to sign with the Red Sox for a record six-year, $72 million dollar contract. Congratulations to the Red Sox who by all accounts have gotten themselves a very high-impact player who seems to have chosen a park perfectly suited for his skill set. The Mets were just bystanders on this one so nobody expected...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Land Rusney Castillo For 6-years $72 Million

The Boston Red Sox have won the battle for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, signing him to a 6-year, $72 million dollar contract, according to reports. Source: Castillo will sign with #RedSox. Report by @JesseSanchezMLB says 6 yrs/$72M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2014 The contract is a record-breaker for a Cuban born player, breaking the mark set by Jose Abreu...
Via Standing O Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers one of three final teams in the mix for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo?

The list of teams in the mix for 27-year old Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo seems to be getting smaller as the 27-year old defector continues to work towards a decision on his MLB future. A few days ago, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported via Twitter the that Tigers, Red Sox and Giants are the three top teams still in the mix for Castillo while the Cubs, Yankees and Phillies...
Via The Majors Detroit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: The Potential Rusney Castillo Bargain

Unless you’re a dedicated baseball fan or follow Ken Rosenthal on Twitter, you may not know the name Rusney Castillo. That is probably going to change soon, as he is expected to sign a free-agent contract in the not-too-distant future, becoming the latest international import to incite a bidding war among MLB teams. If rumors […]
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Among Finalists On Rusney Castillo

(Photo: www.juventudrebelde.cu)The Evil Empire is out of the running for Cuban defector Rusney Castillo—as are the Phillies and Cubs. This, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. The Red Sox, on the other hand, are finalists in the race to sign the 27-year old International Free Agent—along with the Giants and Tigers. Word is that the Tigers have become very aggressive...
Via FenwayNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox ‘Still In The Mix’ For Cuban Prospect Rusney Castillo

The Boston Red Sox are making a strong push for one of more sought-after Cuban prospects. FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday night that the Red Sox are one of three teams in the running to sign Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo. According to Rosenthal, the Detroit Tigers are San Francisco GIants are also in the mix for the outfielder. However, that report came about...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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