Maybe the Rays shouldn’t trade Desmond Jennings

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some noise when they acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee. Granted most of that noise were people asking out loud what in the world Colorado was thinking, but the Rays did a nice job adding a solid average regular to their outfield. However, the club already had three outfielders one could claim...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe the Rays shouldn’t trade Desmond Jennings

Last week, the Tampa Bay Rays made some noise when they acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Rockies in exchange for reliever Jake McGee. Granted most of that noise were people asking out loud what in the world Colorado was thinking, but the Rays did a nice job adding a solid average regular to their outfield. However, the club already had three outfielders one could claim...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Tampa Bay Rays be contenders in the AL East?

The Tampa Bay Rays franchise has never been about “the chase” so many big market MLB teams are. They have always thrived off gaining second-tier players that are maybe pushing towards their final years in the Bigs (looking for a good retirement community, perhaps), or solid players that simply can be obtained for a lower price. Regardless, the Rays have a history of acquiring...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the transactions by the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday

Despite being less than one month away from pitchers and catchers reporting, the Tampa Bay Rays remain busy. On Thursday, Tampa Bay made two significant moves. First, they signed 1B/OF Steve Pearce to a 1-year deal worth a base salary of $4.75 million. He can also earn another $1.5 million in incentive bonuses. Secondly, the Rays traded away relief pitcher Jake McGee for OF Corey...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Reach agreement with Steve Pearce on one-year deal

The Tampa Bay Rays have reached an free agent Steve Pearce on a one-year deal. The deal is pending a physical. Pearce spent the past two season with the Baltimore Orioles and has hit 36 homers in 632 at-bats in that time. In 2014 Pearce had a career year when he hit .293/.373/.556, 157 OPS+, 26 2B, 21 HR in 383 plate appearances. Those number came back significantly in 2015...
Via Baseball News Source
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Agree On One-Year Deal With Steve Pearce

According to Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times the Tampa Bay Rays have an agreement in place on a one-year deal with Steve Pearce, pending a physical. He says that Pearce will DH some while playing the first base and a little outfield against left-handed pitching. Pearce struggled with the bat last year, hitting only .218/.289/.422 with 15 homeruns and 40 RBI while playing first base...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays add Steve Pearce on one-year deal

The Rays have signed Steve Pearce to a one-year contract for the 2016 season. Pearce, 32, had been seeking a multi-year deal as a free agent but could find no suitors. Instead he signs on with the Rays – a team which should use his versatility. Last year he saw time at first base and both corner outfield spots. After a strong 2014 season, Pearce struggled last year hitting just...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agent OF/1B Steve Pearce Wants Two-Year Deal

Rich Dubroff of Comcast Sportsnet, reports that free agent Steve Pearce is hoping to land a two-year deal. The Mets reportedly view Pearce as a candidate to fill their fifth outfield spot according to a report by Jon Heyman of MLB Network last week. Like fellow free agent Ryan Raburn, the appeal for the Mets is that Pearce bats right-handed and can also play some first base. Pearce...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

New York Mets’ supplemental free agent options

The Mets will look to add “depth and versatility” in lieu of pursuing high-profile free agent outfielders like Justin Upton and Yoénis Cespedes. After the team signed Alejandro De Aza to complement Juan Lagares in center field, it will now look to add a right-handed hitting outfielder to spell left-handed outfielders Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson. Here are some of the...
Via Around Citi
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Mets be looking for someone cheaper than Raburn or Pearce?

New York State and Illinois politics are infamous for the corruption there has been among their legislators and highest elected officials. On rare occasions the voters can rid themselves of the worst of the worst by voting them out or indicting them so they can have some alone time in prison. Major League Baseball has had its share of scandalous owners and while they (regrettably...
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Are Still Seeking A Right-Handed Outfielder

While any hope of the Mets bringing back free agent Yoenis Cespedes now dead in the water, the team remains in the market for a right-handed hitting outfielder, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The front office is looking for a right-hander to complement Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda. And sources have told Heyman that Steve Pearce could be a candidate...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mets only talked to Yoenis Cespedes about short term deal, talks are over

Yoenis Cespedes reportedly won’t be returning to the New York Mets. The Mets are targeting more complementary outfielders such as Steve Pearce, according to CBS Sports’s Jon Heyman, and there will be no reunion with Cespedes. The only dialogue the Mets have reportedly had with Cespedes was a short term deal of two to three years. Unsurprisingly, the two sides never even talked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes’ days with the Mets appear officially over

While the New York Mets’ young and live-armed pitching staff got all the attention en route to a NLCS win and World Series appearance, the bats also came along for the ride. Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes made a major impact and the Mets were hopeful of keeping him around beyond last season. But how long the Mets wanted to keep Cespedes around appears to be the sticking point...
Via The Comeback
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Seeking Right-Handed Outfielder

While any talk of bringing back Yoenis Cespedes are officially fantasy, the team remains in the market for a right-handed hitting outfielder, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. The front office is looking for a right-hander to compliment Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda. According to Heyman, Steve Pearce is a candidate to fill that role. Pearce, 32, has shown...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Indians interested in Steve Pearce

Nashville, Tennessee is home to the Grand Ole Opry and the 2015 MLB Winter Meetings. There have been plenty of rumors flying around, some of which have included the Cleveland Indians. That trend continued on Wednesday, when Indians beat reporter for Paul Hoynes said that the Indians have shown interest in former Baltimore Oriole and current free agent 1B/OF/DH Steve...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve Pearce would be a good fit for the Yankees

The New York Yankees had numerous setbacks during their 2015 campaign. Injuries to key players, as well as lack of production, were things that hurt them during the regular season. This lack of production also led to a short postseason appearance, in which they lost in a rather embarrassing fashion to the Houston Astros. While each […]
Via Baseball Essential
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Five value free agents for the Baltimore Orioles to consider

A unique blend of homegrown talent, trade acquisitions, and savvy free-agent signings has turned the Baltimore Orioles back into a yearly contender. Those value free agents, like Nate McLouth, Danny Valencia, Steve Pearce, Miguel Gonzalez, Wei-Yin Chen, Chaz Roe, and most of all, Darren O’Day, all exceeded the wildest expectations anyone in the Orioles organization […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles' Pearce makes incredible grab to rob home run (VIDEO)

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Steve Pearce apparently wanted to show Tampa Bay Rays' outfielder Kevin Kiermaier that he can rob home runs too.Just a day after Kiermaier robbed the Orioles of a homer, Pearce returned the favor.The Orioles won on a walk-off homer in the 11th, so that catch was a difference-maker in the game.
Via Fox Sports
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles put INF-OF Pearce on 15-day DL with strained oblique

NEW YORK (AP) Baltimore Orioles utility man Steve Pearce has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle on his left side. The move is retroactive to July 19 and it opens a roster spot for pitcher Kevin Gausman, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk to start Wednesday night against the New York Yankees. Pearce is batting .227 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Look to Take Game 2 Against Boston Red Sox, after Getting Lucky in Game 1

Steve Pearce #28 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates with Manny Machado #13 after scoring a run on a wild pitch thrown by Matt Barnes #68 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) in the seventh inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 9, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Red Sox 1-0. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) The Baltimore...
Via The Sports Journal
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy, Steve Pearce need work on their handshakes (GIF)

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Steve Pearce struggled to get on the same page with their handshakes during a rain delay prior to Wednesday's game against Houston. This handshake has room for improvement. #IBackTheBirds — Orioles on MASN (@masnOrioles) May 27, 2015Seems like they couldn't decide whether to high-five, shake hands...
Via Holdout Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce Have Major Handshake Issues

It’s been a rough first 44 games for the Orioles’ J.J. Hardy and Steve Pearce. Combined, both players combine for a WAR of just 0.2 (via FanGraphs) and seven home runs, which probably isn’t what Orioles were hoping for when Nelson Cruz packed up his boomstick and jetted over to Seattle. However, what’s even more concerning is that the duo’s struggles have apparently followed...
Via Busted Coverage
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Despite Tillman’s Efforts, Orioles Fall to Astros 4-1

Baltimore Orioles’ Steve Pearce, left, Adam Jones and Manny Machado, right, watch from the dugout in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Baltimore. Houston won 4-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) The Baltimore Orioles managed just five hits on Tuesday at Camden Yards, and they fell 4-1 to the Houston Astros. Scott Feldman, a former...
Via The Sports Journal
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chen, Orioles Hand Astros’ Keuchel First Loss

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce (28) celebrates his two-run home run with Delmon Young, left, during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, May 25, 2015, in Baltimore. The Orioles won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Home runs from Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce powered the Orioles to a 4-3 victory over Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros...
Via The Sports Journal
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles hand Astros' Dallas Keuchel his first loss of 2015

  Caleb Joseph and Steve Pearce hit two-run homers off Dallas Keuchel, and the Baltimore Orioles dealt the left-hander his first loss in a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday. Keuchel (6-1) came in with a 1.67 ERA and had won three straight starts. He allowed just one home run in nine appearances this season before Joseph connected in the second inning and Pearce went...
Via AP on Fox
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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