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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...
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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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman Traded to New York Yankees for Package of Prospects

The New York Yankees and Cinncinnati Reds have agreed in a trade sending prized closer, Aroldis Chapman, to the Yankees in exchange for a package of four minor league prospects, including: Eric Jagielo, Caleb Cotham, Rookie Davis and Tony Renda. Chapman is far and away the biggest name in the deal, arguably the best closer in baseball, posting a 1.14 WHIP to go with a 1.63 ERA and...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto

The San Francisco Giants have reached a six-year, $130 million contract agreement with free-agent right-hander Johnny Cueto. The deal includes an opt-out after two years. The 29-year-old had a... The post San Francisco Giants Reach Agreement with Johnny Cueto appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Continue Busy Off-season, Add Jason Heyward and May Not Be Done

Jason Heyward chose the Chicago Cubs over returning to the St. Louis Cardinals and has agreed to terms on an 8-year, $184 million deal. The deal includes two opt-outs — after the third year and the fourth, if he exceeds a plate-appearance threshold. The move to add Heyward comes after free -agent Ben Zobrist signed on Tuesday to replace Starlin Castro, who was simultaneously...
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Continue Busy Off-season, Add Jason Heyward and May Not Be Done

Jason Heyward chose the Chicago Cubs chose over returning to the St. Louis Cardinals and has agreed to terms on an 8-year, $184 million deal. The deal includes... The post Chicago Cubs Continue Busy Off-season, Add Jason Heyward and May Not Be Done appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves Trade Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks for Ender Inciarte, Top Prospects

One year after trading Jason Heyward for Shelby Miller, the Atlanta Braves have traded their young pitching stud in a new package for a promising... The post Braves Trade Shelby Miller to Diamondbacks for Ender Inciarte, Top Prospects appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

After Signing Ben Zobrist, Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees

The Chicago Cubs played musical chairs with its middle infield in the past few hours, signing 34-year-old Ben Zobrist to a four year deal worth... The post After Signing Ben Zobrist, Cubs Trade Starlin Castro to Yankees appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist

Free agent Ben Zobrist has agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs on a four-year deal worth $56 million. Zobrist, 34, is coming off a 2015 season for the Oakland Athletics and... The post Chicago Cubs agree to terms with Ben Zobrist appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Dogders Deal Prospects for Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman

The Los Angeles Dodgers started off the 2015 Winter Meetings with a splash, acquiring left-hander Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for two prospects. FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal on... The post Dogders Deal Prospects for Reds Closer Aroldis Chapman appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs, John Lackey Agree on Two- Year Deal $32 Million

The Chicago Cubs and free-agent right-hander John Lackey reached agreement on a two-year deal worth $32 million. Ken Rosenthal of Fox sports first reported the... The post Chicago Cubs, John Lackey Agree on Two- Year Deal $32 Million appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Reach Agreement With Zack Greinke

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to terms with Zack Greinke, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal tweets. The deal is pending a physical. Greinke was reportedly down to the Dodgers and... The post Diamondbacks Reach Agreement With Zack Greinke appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Face Multiple Options Going Forward This Winter

With the ink of David Price‘s new contract still drying in the front office of their arch rival, the New York Yankees face multiple options... The post Yankees Face Multiple Options Going Forward This Winter appeared first on Baseball News Source.
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December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Reach Agreement With David Price, 7 Years $217 Million

The Boston Red Sox have reportedly reached an agreement with free-agent left-hander David Price on a seven-year deal worth $217 million. Price is coming off a 2015 season where he pitched to a 2.45 ERA over 220 1/3 innings of work for the Detroit Tigers and the Toronto Blue Jays. Over his career, Price owns an ERA of 3.09 across parts of eight major-league seasons for the  Tampa...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Jake Arieta Wins National League Cy Young

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award while Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel won the AL honor Wednesday. In what was expected to be a tighter three-person race, Arrieta got 17 first-place votes for 169 points from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Greinke drew 10 first-place votes and...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Astros Dallas Keuchel Wins American League Cy Young

Houston Astros Dallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young Award announced on Wednesday.  Keuchel got 22 first-place votes for 186 points. David Price drew eight first-place votes and 143 points for his split season with Detroit and Toronto and Oakland’s Sonny Gray finished third. Keuchel led the AL in wins, going 20-8 and helping Houston reach the playoffs for the first...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Jeff Banister American League Manager of the Year

Jeff Banister garnered 17 first-place votes and 112 points, easily topping Houston’s A.J. Hinch and Hall of Famer Paul Molitor from the Minnesota Twins, another rookie skipper to win American League Manager of the Year Banister joined Houston’s Hal Lanier (1986), San Francisco’s Dusty Baker (1993), Florida’s Joe Girardi (2006) and Washington’s Matt Williams (2014) as the...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Joe Maddon National League Manager of the Year

Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. In his first season with the Chicago Cubs, Maddon took the National League prize following the club’s first postseason appearance since 2008. He also won in the AL with Tampa Bay in 2008 and 2011. The Cubs finished 97-65, a 24-win improvement that represented the majors’ biggest turnaround...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rookie of the Year Awards: Cubs Kris Bryant, Astros Carlos Correa

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year, and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was voted the AL honor. Bryant made his debut on April 17 and became an NL All-Star. The 23-year-old hit .275, leading big league rookies with 26 homers, 31 doubles and 99 RBIs as Chicago returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2008 He received...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks Deal Jeremy Hellickson to Phillies For Prospect

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded right-hander Jeremy Hellickson to the Philadelphia Phillies for right-handed pitching prospect Sam McWilliams. The 28-year-old Hellickson went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts after being traded to Arizona from Tampa Bay last offseason. He was the AL Rookie of the Year in 2011 and won a Gold Glove in 2012 but has struggled giving...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Cueto Dominates Mets – Royals up 2-0 in World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Following the final out, after Johnny Cueto completed his two-hitter, several hundred fans remained in Kauffman Stadium, wanting one more look at the Kansas City Royals. The next time they see Eric Hosmer and his teammates may be in a parade. After smothering the Mets 7-1 Wednesday night with Cueto and their pesky offense, the Royals have a 2-0 World Series...
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October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals Win Game One of World Series in 14 Innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon hit a tying home run with one out in the ninth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a sacrifice fly against Bartolo Colon in the 14th and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night in the longest opener in World Series history. Making his Series debut at age 42, Colon escaped a bases-loaded jam in the 12th, then got out of trouble again...
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October 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cespedes, Conforto Stake Mets to Early Lead

Yoenis Cespedes and Michael Conforto staked the New York Mets to an early 2-0 lead with the second inning solo homers hit off Dodgers starter Zack Greinke in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Conforto drilled a homer in his first career postseason plate appearance. The rookie outfielder turned on a 2-1 fastball and then reacted...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, Maddon Make all the Right Moves In Win

(AP) ST. LOUIS — For one inning, Jorge Soler and all those Chicago Cubs rookies looked like playoff-tested veterans, and the St. Louis Cardinals appeared shaken. That’s all it took. Behind Jorge Soler’s two-run homer and two successful squeeze bunt attempts, the Cubs scored five times in the second inning to win Game 2 of the NLDS. In Game 2 of the NLDS, the visiting...
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October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Adrian Beltre Ruled Out for Game 2 of ALDS

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has been ruled out for Friday’s Game 2 of the AL Division Series after suffering a back strain during the series opener. Beltre was hurt in the first inning of Thursdays 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. The loss of Beltre even for one game is significant. Beltre hit .287 with 18 homers and 87 RBIs this season. His two-out single...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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