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Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philly in full-page Inquirer ad

The Jimmy Rollins era in Philadelphia is a wrap, and to thank the demanding, loyal, passionate Philly fans, the club’s long-time shortstop took out a full-page ad in Saturday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Jimmy Rollins bought a full-page ad in Saturday’s @PhillyInquirer: pic.twitter.com/ct2rRiw2sU — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 20, 2014 In case the font is too small…...
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Report: Marlins trade Casey McGehee to Giants

Well Giants fans, you’ve got your third baseman – the Marlins have traded Casey McGehee to San Francisco. McGehee was made expendable following Miami’s acquisition of Martin Prado from the Yankees on Friday. I'm hearing Casey McGehee is going to the #SFGiants for two lower-level Minor League pitchers #Marlins No announcement yet — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 20, 2014...
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Yankees trade Prado to Marlins for Eovaldi in 5-player deal

The San Diego Padres have been the most surprising team of the offseason, making three blockbuster trades to become a contender. But the Miami Marlins are also making some intriguing moves, following through on their promise to field a contending team after signing Giancarlo Stanton to a gigantic 13-year, $225 million contract. The Marlins acquired infielder Martin Prado from the...
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Report: Rockies and Mets kicking around Troy Tulowitzki trade

The New York Mets need a shortstop. Wilmer Flores and Ruben Tejada are nice players, but the Mets need someone who can make more of an impact at the position offensively. That doesn’t leave general manager Sandy Alderson many options. How many MLB shortstops can provide middle-of-the-order run production, while also playing excellent defense? Ian Desmond fits such criteria, but...
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Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

The trade is official – long-time Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rollins’ long-time double play partner in Philadelphia, Chase Utley, posted a farewell message to his former teammate. Chase on @JimmyRollins11: pic.twitter.com/5pxUovXx9I — Phillies (@Phillies) December 19, 2014   In case you can’t read the statement through...
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Padres acquire Justin Upton from Braves

After weeks of posturing, the Atlanta Braves have *finally* traded outfielder Justin Upton. His new club? The San Diego Padres, of course. lhp max fried, ss jace peterson, 3b dustin peterson, of mallex smith going to braves for justin upon and low-level player — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 19, 2014 The 27-year old Upton joins a completely revamped Padres outfield, and...
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Jake Peavy re-ups with Giants for two years

Hey look, the Giants did something! The reigning World Champions finished off the back of their rotation by re-signing Jake Peavy to a two-year deal worth $24 million. Peavy with #SFGiants: Two years, $24M, $4M signing bonus, $7M in ’15, $13M in ’16, full no-trade clause. Terms first reported by @jcrasnick — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 19, 2014 The 33-year old...
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Report: Athletics trade Derek Norris to Padres

If you’re an Oakland Athletics fan, you’re probably wondering when the drain of talent from your roster will end. It’s not stopping today – the club has reportedly traded All-Star catcher Derek Norris to the San Diego Padres. Minor league pitcher Seth Streich will also head to San Diego in the deal, while Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez are going to Oakland. Source: the A...
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Matt Kemp reportedly has arthritis in both hips

So, that huge Matt Kemp trade between the Dodgers and Padres? Yeah…it might not happen. The typically symbolic physical may actually present a huge problem for the Padres, because it’s revealed that Kemp has arthritis in both of his hips. The holdup in Matt Kemp trade is because the physical revealed arthritis in both hips. The #Padres continue to consult medical experts...
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Wil Myers heads to Padres in 11-player, 3-team trade

On Tuesday evening, the Padres and Rays put baseball insiders, analysts and fans on high alert with rumblings of a trade involving Tampa Bay outfielder Wil Myers going to San Diego. Though reports had the deal as close to happening, there were warnings of caution that the trade could take a while to complete because so many players were involved. So we went to bed on Tuesday night...
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What improved US/Cuba relations could mean for MLB

With the revelation that the United States and Cuba are moving forward to improve their relationship and lift many of the barriers between the two countries, baseball fans are eager to see what the improved relationship means for Major League Baseball. The recent influx of Cuban talent has even inflated the values of players from Cuba, with even a six-year, $68 million contract for...
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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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Cleveland Indians create depth with Gavin Floyd signing

On the day the White Sox announced Jeff Samardzija, the Indians stole a little of that thunder away by grabbing up former Chicago starting pitcher Gavin Floyd. Signing a starting pitcher had been a top priority of the Indians in this off-season, despite the rotation being the team’s greatest strength in 2014. In addition, by adding Floyd the Indians have essentially cemented their...
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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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Justin Upton fits with Giants, Rangers, Orioles, but Padres eager

One of the big moves that didn’t occur at last week’s winter meetings was a Justin Upton trade. It’s no secret that the Braves are trying to trade the 27-year-old slugger, but finding the right match obviously hasn’t happened yet. Rumblings are that Atlanta is looking for a better return than the one received from the Cardinals in exchange for Jason Heyward. That deal brought...
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Miami Marlins have been trying this winter

After the Miami Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a monstrous 13-year, $325 million contract extension earlier this winter, the team’s braintrust vowed to surround Stanton with a winning team in 2015 and beyond. The days of Miami being the primary farm team for the rest of baseball were over – this was going to be a team that would strive to win championships. At least, that...
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Are the Royals failing to capitalize on World Series run?

The Kansas City Royals are still basking in the afterglow of their magical run to the World Series and enjoying all the benefits that come with it. The extra prestige of proving themselves as a contender, the buy-in from ownership that the team is heading in the right direction and, of course, that big influx of cash that comes with an extended postseason run. All of these things...
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Despite additions, Red Sox starting rotation still needs an ace

How important is an ace at the top of a starting rotation for a playoff hopeful or contender? The Boston Red Sox could provide some intriguing answers to that question next season. The first impulse is to believe that even the Red Sox believe in the importance of an unquestioned No. 1 starter, based on their attempt to re-sign Jon Lester before the left-hander opted to join the...
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Jed Lowrie returns to Astros on three-year deal

Before Spring Training 2013, the Houston Astros traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for a package of three players headlined by Chris Carter, who has launched 66 homers in two seasons with the club. Today, Houston brought the 30-year old Lowrie back on a three-year deal that also contains a club option for the 2018 season. The contract is worth $23 million over three...
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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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Frank Coonelly shed some light on Giancarlo Stanton’s contract

This weekend during PirateFest in Pittsburgh, Pirates owner Frank Coonelly had some comments about Giancarlo Stanton’s landmark 13-year, $325 million contract. The numbers involved with the deal blow his mind, and he shared an interesting line of thinking from Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and president David Samson – they firmly expect Stanton to exercise the opt-out in the contract...
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Yoenis Cespedes has a Batmobile-esque Lamborghini

When you’re a pro athlete making tens of millions of dollars per year, you can generally afford anything you want. New Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has taken his material ownership to the extreme – he owns a Lamborghini that shoots fire like the fricking Batmobile. Check out Yoenis Cespedes Avorza Lamborghini Aventador On Tmz Hollywood Sports on Reelz Channel tonight...
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It looks like Chase Headley is staying with the Yankees

The free agent market is starting to get light on bats – third baseman Chase Headley has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal worth more than $50 million to stay with the New York Yankees. Sources: #Yankees close to signing free-agent 3B Chase Headley to four-year deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2014 headley deal is $52M. pending physical — Jon Heyman...
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Pirates unveil alternate camo jerseys for 2015 season

I thought the camo jersey craze was over. Apparently, it’s not. The Pittsburgh Pirates were hyping up a new alternate jersey for the 2015 season, and they revealed it at PirateFest on Saturday. Of course, it’s a hideous camo jersey that will be worn at all Thursday home games. WHY GOD, WHY?!?!? We're giving away some of our SIGNED camo jerseys all weekend! Just use #PirateFest...
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Report: Melky Cabrera, White Sox agree to 3-year deal

The Chicago White Sox just can’t stop spending, can they? In what has already been a huge offseason for them, they’ve now gone and made Melky Cabrera their latest in a long line of notable acquisitions. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014   The deal is expected to...
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