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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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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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11 days ago  |  Discuss

By trading Latos and Simon, Reds create flexibility for one more run

After the Reds traded Mat Latos and Alfredo Simon on Thursday, you might wonder if general manager Walt Jocketty is beginning a rebuilding project in Cincinnati. At the end of July and when the Reds were officially eliminated from playoff contention, I advocated this team trading off some pieces to get younger and more players under club control, rather than making one last run...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and losers of 2014 MLB Winter Meetings

This year’s Winter Meetings were crazy. There’s no other way to describe it: deals were coming fast and furious, at all hours of the day and night, from every angle possible. There was a lot of news to keep up with. So with all of the dust from the meetings settled, which teams came out smelling like a rose? Which players did the best for themselves? And on the flip side, who...
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Signing of Jon Lester changes perception of Chicago Cubs

Well, the Chicago Cubs did it. They landed their big free agent fish in signing Jon Lester to a six-year, $155 million contract, prying him away from pursuing contenders in Boston and San Francisco. Though the deal is only a couple of days old, and not even official from the organizational standpoint, the reactions from around the baseball world have been quite interesting. In...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Be very afraid of the revamped Los Angeles Dodgers

Just when we had gotten use to the new Los Angeles Dodgers and their bottomless, oft-used wallet, they’ve gone and changed it up once again. There was once a time where the Dodgers couldn’t say no to an expensive veteran and could give a contract extension to just about anyone on the roster. They were a good team, but not the elite team many had thought they could become. But...
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Yoenis Cespedes’ value lies solely in his name

Yoenis Cespedes is an extremely interesting case among Major League outfielders. He isn’t nearly as good as the general perception of his skill set might indicate. Yet, in the past six months, he’s been traded twice, for two fairly notable pitchers: first for Jon Lester and now he’s headed to Detroit in exchange for Rick Porcello. Although the two pitchers were rentals,...
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Tigers make Winter Meetings splash, getting Yoenis Cespedes and Alfredo Simon

Sometimes, there’s a reason baseball trade rumors just won’t die. They just need time to become true. Ever since the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and announced he would play left field, Yoenis Cespedes became the odd man out of the Boston outfield. Actually, he was probably on the outside looking in before Ramirez was signed, as the Red Sox roster was loaded with outfielders...
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Twins add Ervin Santana to a veteran-heavy rotation

The Minnesota Twins have made another big splash in the starting pitching market. A year after signing both Phil Hughes and Ricky Nolasco to multi-year deals, the club inked former Brave Ervin Santana to a four-year, $55 million contract that includes a vesting option for a fifth year. Source: E. Santana deal with #Twins is actually four years, $55M. Includes $14M vesting option...
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Kendrys Morales finally gets two years – from the Royals

Last winter, Kendrys Morales turned down a qualifying offer from the Mariners and held out for a multi-year deal that never came. This year, Morales wasn’t eligible for a qualifying offer after getting signed by the Twins in June and traded Seattle to July, but that’s OK – he got his multi-year deal from the Kansas City Royals, to the tune of two years and $17 million. Source...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson is returning to the Boston Red Sox

Justin Masterson was originally drafted by the Boston Red Sox way back in 2006. They shipped him to Cleveland at the 2009 trade deadline as part of a package for Victor Martinez. Five and a half years after that trade, Masterson is heading back to Boston on a one-year, $9.5 million contract. The Red Sox have an agreement with Justin Masterson. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December...
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Mat Latos is heading to Miami

Well, the rumors were correct – Mat Latos has been dealt from the Cincinnati Reds to the Miami Marlins for minor leaguers Anthony DeSclafani and Chad Wallach. Latos going to #Marlins for DeSclafani and Chad Wallach. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 The 24-year old DeSclafani came over to Miami in the blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays two winters ago. In...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers acquire Alfredo Simon from Reds

Detroit has moved quickly to replace Rick Porcello in their rotation, reportedly acquiring Alfredo Simon from the Reds. Source: #Tigers getting Alfredo Simon. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 Going the other way are Eugenio Suarez and Jonathon Crawford. The #Tigers have acquired Alfredo Simon from the #Reds for Eugenio Suarez & Jonathon Crawford, via...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins discussing deal to acquire Mat Latos from Reds

The deal is far from final, but it appears that the Miami Marlins are nearing another trade to bolster their rotation. The club is in talks with the Cincinnati Reds about Mat Latos. at this point, all I can report about #Marlins mystery starter to be acquired today is he's a right-hander 1 yr from free agency. — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 11, 2014 Sources: #Marlins...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dodgers dump Matt Kemp to Padres in five-player trade

The Dodgers continued their dominance of Winter Meetings headlines from Wednesday into Thursday, finally coming to an agreement with the Padres to send Matt Kemp to San Diego in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitchers Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin. Though USA Today‘s Bob Nightengale reported the trade as done early Thursday morning, there are still several details that...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox, Tigers reportedly swap Yoenis Cespedes, Rick Porcello

During the summer, a year and a half of Yoenis Cespedes was worth two months of Jon Lester. During the winter, a year of Cespedes is apparently worth a year of Rick Porcello. The Red Sox and Tigers have swapped the two players, each with one year left before hitting the free agent market. Told Cespedes to Detroit, Porcello to Boston is done. — CJ Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) December...
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Andrew Heaney reflects on his brief Dodgers career

Former Marlins prospect Andrew Heaney was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers for…oh, about three hours or so before he was moved to the Angels for Howie Kendrick. He reflected on his career with LA with this poignant, emotional tweet. Well, @Dodgers we had a good run! Great to be a part of such a storied franchise. #thanksforthememories — Andrew Heaney (@Heandog8) December...
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Dodgers Continue Busy Day With Brandon McCarthy Signing

View image | gettyimages.com Mere minutes after my last post about the trade of Andrew Heaney to the Angels for Howie Kendrick, the Los Angeles Dodgers had another domino fall late on Wednesday night as they announced the signing of pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four year, $48 million deal. The right-hander struggled in Arizona to begin the 2014 season, the final year of a two...
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Dodgers continue to make moves, acquire Howie Kendrick

Andrew Friedman and his Los Angeles Dodgers continued to wheel and deal as the Winter Meetings came to a close, finishing off a day full of trades by acquiring second baseman Howie Kendrick from the Los Angeles Angels for the recently acquired Andrew Heaney. After trading Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins for a group of prospects highlighted by Heaney, Friedman obviously...
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Dodgers close to signing Brandon McCarthy to four-year deal

Somebody needs to tell Andrew Friedman to switch to decaf. The hyperactive day of Dodger transactions continues with Los Angeles reportedly now on the verge of signing starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy. Sources: #Dodgers close to four-year deal with free-agent RHP Brandon McCarthy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 After their still not yet complete trades...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox get Wade Miley in trade with D-Backs

Nearly 24 hours after losing out on Jon Lester, the Boston Red Sox acquired a different left-handed starting pitcher. #RedSox have agreement in principle for #DBacks’ Miley, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. AZ will get Webster, De La Rosa and a minor leaguer. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 Wade Miley isn’t an ace-caliber starter like Lester, but for a...
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Dodgers deal Dee Gordon, Dan Haren to Marlins

It’s been a busy day for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Just hours after trading for Jimmy Rollins, the club has traded second baseman Dee Gordon and starter Dan Haren to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Andrew Heaney, outfielder Kike Hernandez, pitcher Chris Hatcher, and catcher Austin Barnes. Source: #Marlins getting Gordon from #Dodgers for Andrew Heaney. Deal agreed to, sorting through...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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