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Tyler Clippard agrees to two-year deal with Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks have already made their A-list acquisitions this offseason. Now, it’s time to start upgrading around the edges. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Monday, the team has agreed to two-year, $12.25 million contract with free agent reliever Tyler Clippard. The deal is also said to include a $4 million signing bonus. Source: Clippard in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes To Play In Japan In 2016 After Struggling To Find MLB Job

Mr. America is taking his talents to Japan. Jonny Gomes is headed to the Land of the Rising Sun in 2016 after not fielding offers from any Major League Baseball clubs, the outfielder told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. Gomes is coming off a World Series win with the Kansas City Royals — he didn’t play in the postseason — and is only three years removed from another win with...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Humanity of Being Irrational

On Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal wrote a provocative piece over at FoxSports, based on an experience he had at a PITCH Talks event up in Toronto last week. Given the recent success of the Blue Jays and the impending free agency of both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, the question of whether or not the organization would re-sign either naturally came up. I’ll let Rosenthal take...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hot Stove Tracker: Free agency, trades, rumors & news

Can smell it? That's the grass on Grapefruit League and Cactus League fields.February has arrived and spring training isn't far behind. And although most of the premier free agents have signed big-money deals, some prominent names remain on the market. And the trade activity might even increase as teams tweak their rosters for camp.● All of November's news, moves and rumors● All...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Rebuild, Reload, Retire

If you play Out of the Park Baseball and decided to become General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, how many trades would you make before the 2016 season started? What about the Colorado Rockies? What direction would you take them in? We’ll talk a bit about both clubs. Oh, and did you know Andruw Jones wasn’t retired yet? Let me tell you, baseball needs to get here soon, friends...
Via The Sports Post
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers bring back Howie Kendrick on team-friendly deal

Something that was brought up this morning by Ken Rosenthal (and Mike wrote about it) now looks like it’s happening. Sources: #Dodgers, Kendrick in agreement on two-year contract, pending physical. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Yes, the Dodgers are bringing Howie Kendrick back, and they’re getting a hell of a deal: 2 years, $20 million. This is after...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Dodgers agree to 2-year deal to bring back 2B Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Dodgers, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported Friday.Rosenthal first reported Friday morning that the Dodgers were interested in a reunion with Kendrick, who turned down their $15.8 million qualifying offer for the 2016 season back in November.Because another team would have had to surrender a draft pick...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Return to Dodgers could be an option for unsigned Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick remains unsigned with spring training just a few weeks away. But a reunion with the Los Angeles Dodgers could be a possibility, according to FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal.Kendrick rejected the Dodgers' qualifying offer (worth $15.8 million for the 2016 season) in November, making him a free agent. However, his value on the open market likely has been affected by...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Howie Kendrick’s Dodger Career Isn’t Over Yet

News this morning from Ken Rosenthal: Sources: #Dodgers considering Kendrick. Not ideal fit with Kiké, Utley at 2B. Greater need for depth at 3B; Turner coming off knee surgery. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 29, 2016 Dodger fans, at least the ones I’ve heard from, have wanted Howie Kendrick back for months. (Some because they think that changes the calculus of...
Via Dodgers Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Corey Dickerson Traded for Jake McGee

Perhaps the most head-scratching rumor to date this offseason has been the discussion between the Tampa Bay Rays and Colorado Rockies regarding outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Jake McGee. The hypothetical swap has now become a reality, as the two clubs have agreed upon the trade, per Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. When the Rockies signed Gerrardo Parra a coulple of weeks...
Via The Fantasy Fix
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Guess who the Yankees tried to trade for last summer? (Hint: He's an ex-Met)

Well this would have been interesting Watch video Well this would have been something. In his latest column about the mess the Colorado Rockies are, FOX reporter Ken Rosenthal writes that the Yankees and Rockies talked last summer about a trade involving ex-Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, with the idea that Reyes would have played...
Via NJ.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weird Rumor is Now a Weird Trade

On Tuesday, I wrote about a trade rumor that, on paper, didn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Ken Rosenthal and Mark Topkin both reported that the Rays and Rockies were discussing a deal centered around Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee, and they’re the kind of reporters who don’t just say things for the fun of it; when they throw names out there, it’s because there is some substance...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and Rays swap Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Colorado Rockies have agreed to send outfielder Corey Dickerson and a minor league pitcher to the Tampa Bay Rays for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a pitching prospect. If you’re a Rockies fan, I imagine your immediate response is, “Why?” And if you’re a Rays fan I imagine your immediate response is, “Sweet, another lopsided trade in our favor...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies and Rays swap Corey Dickerson and Jake McGee

Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Colorado Rockies have agreed to send outfielder Corey Dickerson and a minor league pitcher to the Tampa Bay Rays for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a pitching prospect. If you’re a Rockies fan, I imagine your immediate response is, “Why?” And if you’re a Rays fan I imagine your immediate response is, “Sweet, another lopsided trade in our favor...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Swap Jake McGee for Rockies Corey Dickerson, Prospects Involved

The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a trade to acquire outfielder Corey Dickerson and a prospect from the Colorado Rockies, for lefty reliever Jake McGee and a Rays prospect. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports initially reported the deal, while Joel Sherman of the New York Post first said McGee was involved. Rosenthal tweets that the Rockies will be sending McGee and a minor league...
Via Baseball News Source
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Rockies trade an outfielder to Rays, but it's not Carlos Gonzalez

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee, FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reports. In addition, the teams are swapping two minor-leaguers pitchers in the deal.A trade involving a Rockies outfielder seemed likely at the start of the offseason and almost inevitable after the team signed free-agent outfielder...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Rockies sending Corey Dickerson to Rays for “multiple” pitchers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit Since the Rockies signed outfielder Gerardo Parra earlier this month, the Colorado Rockies have been a little too quiet for most fans’ liking...
Via Mile High Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade Corey Dickerson to Rays for Jake McGee and prospects (Updating)

Earlier today, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported that the Colorado Rockies traded Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays for multiple pitchers. Joel Sherman of The New York Post later confirmed that Dickerson was headed to Tampa for Jake McGee and prospects. Sources: #Rays getting Dickerson. Expected to send multiple pitchers to #Rockies. Others [...]
Via BSN Denver
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies OF Corey Dickerson trying to tune out trade rumors

Rumors surfaced on Tuesday that Corey Dickerson might soon be on his way out of Colorado, but the Rockies outfielder is doing his best to ignore the speculation and remain focused on preparing for a productive 2016.FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that industry sources believe that Dickerson will likely be the outfielder from the Rockies now-overcrowded outfield...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Dickerson could be Rockies' OF who gets traded; Rays interested

Speculation continues to mount that the Colorado Rockies will trade one of their outfielders, and the latest buzz pegs Corey Dickerson as the one leaving town.FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reports that some in MLB believe that Dickerson will be the outfielder whom the Rockies trade in the near future.Colorado currently has four frontline outfielders after acquiring Gerardo...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Most Confusing Rumor of the Off-Season

Ever since the Rockies signed Gerardo Parra, the Rockies trade of an outfielder has felt fait acompli, and given that they’re not really contenders this year, dealing Carlos Gonzalez has appeared to be the pretty obvious move. Given his strong second half and the fact that he’s only under team control for two more seasons — at a not-exactly-bargain-price of $38 million —...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Nationals, Reds showing interest in Bronson Arroyo

While most of the big name free agents have found homes, there are still many veterans that are searching for jobs.One of those players is Bronson Arroyo.Arroyo, 39 in February, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2014, a season in which he tossed 86 innings for the Diamondbacks. Should he prove he's healthy in spring training, he could be a solid back-end rotation option.According to...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes Will Be Eligible For Qualifying Offer If He Opts Out

I’ve yet to come across one contrarian Met fan or blogger who didn’t absolutely love the three year, $75 million dollar deal that will bring Yoenis Cespedes back to Flushing in 2016. As was reported initially by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Cespedes will have the ability to opt out of the contract after the first year while receiving a $27.5 million salary for the season....
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Yoenis Cespedes will be eligible for qualifying offer if he opts out, report says

The Mets would receive a compensation pick if they give Cespedes a QO and he departs The Yoenis Cespedes signing keeps looking even better for the Mets.  Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that Cespedes will be eligible for a qualifying offer next winter if he opts out after the 2016 season. Consequently, the Mets would receive a...
Via NJ.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking back at Cespedes' best moments as a Met

It's been a roller coaster ride of an offseason for Yoenis Cespedes (at least in the rumor mill), but it's finally come to a close.Late Friday night, FOX Sports insider Ken Rosenthal reported that Cespedes would be returning to Queens, agreeing to a three-year deal with an opt-out after the 2016 season.The New York Mets, of course, acquired Cespedes at the trade deadline last season...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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