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So long Nats! LaRoche agrees to deal with White Sox

CHICAGO — A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. FOX Sports MLB insider Ken Rosenthal confirmed a USA Today report that LaRoche will get $25 million for two years...
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Adam LaRoche agrees to contract with White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) A person familiar with the situation says free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche has agreed to a contract with the Chicago White Sox. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. The White Sox have AL Rookie of the Year Jose Abreu entrenched at first base, so LaRoche is likely to see most...
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White Sox land Adam LaRoche on two-year deal

getty images Adam LaRoche has signed a two-year deal with the White Sox worth $25 million. This is one of those deals what catches your eyes not because of the value but simply because the White Sox already have a very good first baseman in Jose Abreu. With Abreu on the roster the White Sox will figure to use LaRoche at the designated hitter spot. He could also spell Abreu on occasion...
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Nelson Cruz: Worth Five Years?

photo:thebaltimorewire.com Nelson Cruz single handedly ensured the divisional crown came home to Baltimore this year. While resident slugger Chris Davis fell back to the Mendoza line with more force than the bottom fell out of the economy, Cruz provided a presence that every manager had to account. For somebody who just finished a suspension for suspected performance enhancing drugs...
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Seattle Mariners rumors: Trading Hisashi Iwakuma?

First thing’s first: happy birthday to Ken Griffey, Jr. Today the Kid turns 45 years old. And now to address another Mariners rumor: the possible trading of starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma, 33, is coming off his third full season in the majors after over a decade spent in Japan. His numbers thus far have been exceptional: a 3.07 ERA over 524 innings, 38 wins paired with...
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“Marlins Man” is Getting Charitable

In an effort to extend his fifteen minutes of fame (and raise some money for charity in the process), Laurence “Marlins Man” Leavy is putting some of his signature duds on the auction block. That’s right, the Florida lawyer who made headlines in October after appearing behind homeplate during all seven games of the World Series is unloading some of his eye catching orange...
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Red Sox In The Lead For Pablo Sandoval?

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Boston Red Sox‘s offer for Pablo Sandoval seems to be in the lead to land the third baseman. A major league source stated that the deal was around 95 million dollars over five years. The other two major players are the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants. Red Sox offer for Pablo Sandoval may be in lead http://t.co...
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Atlanta Arm Alignment

You wonder what the Atlanta Braves thought earlier in the month when Clayton Kershaw became the second pitcher to win a Most Valuable Player award in the last four years. Maybe they got a little angry when they saw a pitcher win, because just a year ago their own Freddie Freeman finished fifth in the National League MVP voting. Maybe they issued a zealous whistle, glad that their...
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Is it relevant that on the day Brian Cashman slept on the streets of NYC to draw attention to the plight of homeless teens, he signed a 16-year-old Columbian to a $500,000 contract?

I honestly don't know. But sometimes, those are the questions that life delivers.
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Detroit Tigers rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

If you are getting tired of reading articles about the Detroit Tigers adding pieces to their bullpen, you may want to look over the games they played last year and see why improving their bullpen has to be priority number one. The Tigers arguably had the worst bullpen in the league last year and it cost them a chance to go deep into the playoffs and bring home a World Series title...
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Rays Rumors: Rays narrow search to three

One of the top priorities of the offseason for the Tampa Bay Rays is filling their managerial role after the surprising and quick departure of Joe Maddon last month.  While their initial search included ten candidates, the team is reporting that they have narrowed their search to three. #453665242 / gettyimages.com #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists...
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Rays announce manager finalists – Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu

ONE OF THESE THREE MEN WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists to three: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibañez and Don Wakamatsu. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2014 Will it be Kevin Cash, the current Indians bullpen coach and a former Rays catcher? Will it be Raul Ibanez, who was sitting in the Royals dugout...
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Rays announce manager finalists – Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu

ONE OF THESE THREE MEN WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists to three: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibañez and Don Wakamatsu. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2014 Will it be Kevin Cash, the current Indians bullpen coach and a former Rays catcher? Will it be Raul Ibanez, who was sitting in the Royals dugout...
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White Sox To Sign Adam LaRoche

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Marlins. LaRoche, 35, owns a solid .264/.340/.472 slash line over a span of eleven major league seasons, hitting 20+ home runs in all but two of them. He has averaged 26 homers in...
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Andrew Miller Has Multiple Offers, Mets Have “No Shot”

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that reliever Andrew Miller has multiple three-year offers already in hand, making it increasingly likely that he will end up with a four-year deal. Additionally, Morosi states that Miller’s current offers would give him the highest annual value ever for a reliever without closing experience. The high water mark is currently at $6 million...
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White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year, $25 million contract

The Chicago White Sox have replaced one aging first base/DH type on their roster with another, signing former Washington National Adam LaRoche to a two-year contract worth $25 million. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 Of course, I doubt the White Sox will play LaRoche in...
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White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to two-year, $25 million contract

The Chicago White Sox have replaced one aging first base/DH type on their roster with another, signing former Washington National Adam LaRoche to a two-year contract worth $25 million. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 Of course, I doubt the White Sox will play LaRoche in...
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White Sox News: Chicago signs slugger Adam LaRoche

The Chicago White Sox went out and made a move for another power bat to add to their lineup. With last season's acquisition of Jose Abreu working out so well, and Alexei Ramirez having a resurgence of his power numbers, the White Sox felt the need to build on that in the offseason. Today, they went out and signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a 2-year, $25 million contract. ...
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Indians bullpen coach Cash finalist for Rays job

Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash is one of three finalists for the Tampa Bay manager's job.  Cash, 36, is a Tampa native and went to Florida State. He was in the Rays' organization for two seasons (2005-06), spending most of his time in Triple-A Durham. Cash, who has been with the Indians the past two seasons, was also a finalist for the Rangers' opening and interviewed well but...
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Cleveland Indians rumors: solving the right field puzzle

After signing free agent right fielder David Murphy to a two-year contract last November, the Cleveland Indians were confident that they would have a solid platoon in right field with left-handed David Murphy on board and right-handed Ryan Raburn returning after earning a two-year contract extension last August. Murphy was a nice buy-low option for the Indians, batting just .220...
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Report: Chicago White Sox Sign Adam LaRoche

According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Chicago White Sox have hit the free agent market again. The team has apparently signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million contract. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 LaRoche, 35, is a career .264 hitter with 243...
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White Sox sign Adam LaRoche to a 2-year, $25-million contract

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal worth $25-million dollars according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The Chicago #WhiteSox just signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 22, 2014 The 35-year-old has been in the Major League Baseball for 11-years. He has played with the...
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Yankees GM Cashman sleeps on NYC street to combat homelessness

Even Boston Red Sox fans have to give Brian Cashman some credit for this one. The New York Yankees general manager slept on the streets of Manhattan on Thursday night as part of an annual “Sleep Out” event geared toward raising money and awareness for homeless children and adolescents. It’s the fifth straight year Cashman has participated, according to ESPN.com. “I don...
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Free Agency: Brandon McCarthy

On July 6th of this past season, the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees swapped struggling pitchers, Brandon McCarthy and Vidal Nuno. McCarthy, who started 18 games for the Diamondbacks, posted a 5.01 ERA, 109.2 IP, with a 3-10 record. When the right-hander played with the Yankees, he pitched unbelievably, posting a 2.89 ERA, 90.1 IP, with a 7-5 record. Since joining the Bronx...
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Atlanta Braves shopping outfielder Justin Upton

The rumors about the Atlanta Braves trading outfielder Justin Upton have began to charge up. The Braves are shopping Upton at a steep price according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman reported: “However, the interest in Upton is described by a person familiar with the talks as significant — the Astros, Rangers and others have inquired and an executive from another...
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