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Cubs Sign Catcher David Ross

Sources: David Ross to #Cubs, two years, $5M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 The Cubs catching situation just got more crowded.  After claiming Ryan Lavarnway earlier today, the Cubs signed catcher David Ross to a 2-year, $5 million dollar deal per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Ross follows Jon Lester to the Cubs, as the two were teammates in 2013 and 2014...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB News: Giants acquire Casey McGehee

After losing their third baseman to a 5 year, $90 million contract from the Boston Red Sox, Jon Heyman reports that the San Francisco Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins. But, tt is not known what the Giants gave up yet. mcgehee will be going to #SFGiants. @JCRMarlinsbeat suggested heading that way — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: David Ross, Chicago Cubs Agree To Two-Year, $5 Million Contract

David Ross is joining his old batterymate. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Friday that the veteran catcher agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Chicago Cubs, joining his former Boston Red Sox teammate Jon Lester. The Red Sox, along with the San Diego Padres, also extended an offer to Ross. Ross, who turns 38 in March, didn’t give...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves Trade Outfielder Justin Upton To Padres

After a two-year hiatus, Justin Upton finds himself back in the NL West. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Atlanta Braves have traded Justin Upton to the San Diego Padres. Sources: #Padres getting Upton. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 Braves will receive pitching prospect Max Fried, second baseman Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson...
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REPORT: San Diego Padres land Justin Upton in trade for prospects to Braves

The San Diego Padres are on an outfield trading spree, having landed Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers (we think), Wil Myers from the Tampa Bay Rays (we know) and now Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves (according to sources).  Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres have agree to trade prospects to land the slugging outfielder from Atlanta: Sources: #Padres getting Upton....
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BREAKING: Padres Acquire Justin Upton From Braves

The San Diego Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Atlanta Braves, sources tell Ken Rosenthal. The return is not yet known. Sources: #Padres getting Upton. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 Jeff Passan first reported a deal for Upton was close. Sources: Braves finishing up a Justin Upton trade. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 19,...
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Giants agree with Jake Peavy for lucrative two-year deal

After coming up short in their bid to land one of the 2014-15 free agent jewels in Jon Lester, the World Champion San Francisco Giants looked to the “Tier Two” ranks and brought back one of their own (at least the second half of the season).  According to Ken Rosenthal (FOX) and Jerry Crasnick (ESPN), the Giants have agreed to terms with Jake Peavy. Sources: Free-agent RHP...
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Report: Peavy Re-Signs with the Giants

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, 33-year-old right-hander Jake Peavy has signed a 2-year, $24 million deal with the San Francisco Giants. Sources: Free-agent RHP Jake Peavy has agreed to a deal and will return to #SFGiants. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 Peavy will make $7 million this upcoming season and $13 million in 2016. The deal also includes...
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Rosenthal: Jake Peavy agrees to deal with Giants

Free-agent right-hander Jake Peavy agreed to a deal with the San Francisco Giants early Friday morning, extending his stay in the Bay Area, FOX Sports 1 MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported. Peavy's deal is for two years and $24 million, ESPN reported. He will make $7 million in 2015 and $13 million in 2016 along with getting a $4 million signing bonus and full no-trade protection...
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Royals Add Pitcher Kris Medlen

  Ken Rosenthal reported on Thursday that the Royals have agreed with right-handed pitcher Kris Medlen on a 2 year deal. The 29 year old Medlen has previously had 2 rounds of Tommy John surgery, and missed the 2014 season due to the most recent. He will earn $2 million in 2015, $5.5 million in 2016 and there is a $10 million mutual option for 2017 or a $1 million buyout making...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Latest on what's keeping Kemp trade to San Diego in limbo

The Dodgers supposedly traded Matt Kemp to San Diego nearly a week ago, but as of Wednesday night the outfielder is still not a Padre. And the clock is ticking to get the deal done. FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Sunday that Kemp's physical with the Padres would take place Tuesday, and the teams would then have two days to make the trade official. But early Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Of Course Steven Souza Is Going to the Rays

Turner, Joe Ross to #Nationals. Myers, Hanigan, Jose Castillo to #Padres. Souza, Ott, Rivera, Smith, Bauers to #Rays (Souza, Ott from Nats). — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Generally speaking, in such cases as a prospect — or any player, really — possesses a combination of power and speed, said player is regarded with […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Nationals involved in trade with Padres, Rays

Photo cred: washingtonpost.com It looks like the Nationals could be making a huge move in the coming days. Last week during Winter Meetings in San Diego, there were reports that the Nationals were going to make a splash. To everyone’s surprise, the Nats only made one trade during the week (Detwiler to the Rangers).  It seems that Mike Rizzo was weighing his options because today...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Stephen Souza On The Move?

The Nationals are reportedly moving outfielder Stephen Souza in a three team deal involving San Diego and Tampa Bay. Washington receiving shortstop Trea Turner, selected 13th overall in the 2014 draft, along with fellow prospect Joe Ross, a right handed pitcher. It is apparently a done deal, pending physicals. Turner, Joe Ross to #Nationals. Myers, Hanigan, Jose Castillo to #Padres...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants re-sign Sergio Romo to two-year deal

The San Francisco Giants have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Sergio Romo, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Giants’ deal with Romo is for two years, $15 million, according to Rosenthal. The deal is pending a physical. Sources: #SFGiants close to re-signing Romo. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement...
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Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
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Giants reportedly re-sign Sergio Romo for two years

The San Francisco Giants weren’t going to stay completely quiet this winter. The club has reportedly re-signed reliever Sergio Romo to a two-year, $15 million deal. Sources: Romo, #SFGiants in agreement on two-year, $15M deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Romo has played a key role in the three Giants World Championships over the past five seasons, but...
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Boston Red Sox Acquires Anthony Varvaro

The Boston Red Sox have acquired reliever Anthony Varvaro from the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Aaron Kurcz, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal: Source: #RedSox acquiring RHP Anthony Varvaro from #Braves. Had been designated for assignment. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014 Varvaro, 30, was designated for assignment on Monday in order to make room on the...
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Rumors: Rays’ Wil Myers close to being traded

One possibility in brewing trade is for #Nationals' Souza to replace Myers with #Rays. Souza, a promising OFer, is somewhat blocked in DC. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 17, 2014   “Franchise altering” may get used a bit carelessly when talking about trades and player movement, but the rumored pieces in yesterday’s Rays, Padres, and maybe Mariners trade talk...
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Report: Padres, Rays talking Wil Myers trade

The San Diego Padres have made a significant splash this winter in acquiring Matt Kemp from the Dodgers, and they’ve sniffed around some other bats (Yasmany Tomas, Justin Upton, Pablo Sandova) as well. But San Diego’s latest potential venture in the trade market is one that I don’t think anyone saw coming – the team is reportedly discussing a blockbuster trade with the Tampa...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Reel in Another Bat, Agree to Terms with Morse

After having stints with four other ball clubs, Michael Morse, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida product, is accepting an opportunity to play close to home. The Miami Marlins continued their busy off-season by reaching an agreement with the outfielder/first baseman on Tuesday. Source confirms: Morse in agreement with #Marlins, two-year contract, pending physical. @JoeFrisaro first with...
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Padres land Brandon Morrow on one-year contract

The Padres have signed right handed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract. Morrow, 30, has pitched just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons missing a good chunk of last season with a finger tendon injury. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Morrow will earn $2.5 million plus incentives next season. Restarting his career in Petco Park should immediately rebuild...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins To Sign Michael Morse

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins and Michael Morse have agreed to terms on a two year deal. Morse, 32, spent last season with the world champion San Francisco Giants and batted .279 with a .336 on-base and .475 slugging, with 16 home runs, 61 RBI and a .348 BABIP. In his ten year career, Morse is a .281/.335/.473 hitter...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners turned down a Zimmermann/Desmond trade

Ken Rosenthal has a new column up on Fox Sports discussing the confusing offseason of the Washington Nationals. In the piece, Rosenthal casually mentions that the Nationals offered both Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners for Taijuan Walker and Brad Miller. If you don’t think that’s crazy enough, consider this – the Mariners rejected the trade. The Nats...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners turned down a Zimmermann/Desmond trade

Ken Rosenthal has a new column up on Fox Sports discussing the confusing offseason of the Washington Nationals. In the piece, Rosenthal casually mentions that the Nationals offered both Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond to the Seattle Mariners for Taijuan Walker and Brad Miller. If you don’t think that’s crazy enough, consider this – the Mariners rejected the trade. The Nats...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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