Carlos Santana to Phillies: Twitter freaks out about the guitarist, praises the ballplayer

One day after the conclusion of the 2017 MLB Winter Meetings in Orlando, Fla., the Phillies struck gold. Shortly after sending shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 (12/15/17), the club signed free agent first baseman Carlos Santana, formerly of the Cleveland Indians, to a three-year, $60 million contract.
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Angels sign ex-Reds SS Cozart to 3-year deal

The Los Angeles Angels made their third high-profile acquisition this month, signing former Reds shortstop Zack Cozart to a three-year deal that, according to a source, is worth $38 million.
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San Diego Padres Interested In Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich

The San Diego Padres seem to be one of the more aggressive teams during the early portions of free agency. While they haven’t made any major signs, they have already made one major move trading for Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell from the Yankees. San Diego has also been attached to some of the most […] San Diego Padres Interested In Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich - Friars on Base...
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WATCH: Pirates reportedly want Clint Frazier in possible Gerrit Cole deal

Pirates reportedly want Clint Frazier in possible Gerrit Cole deal.
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Phillies Add Carlos Santana, Strange Fit

Well, this is unexpected. I’ve argued all winter that Santana was going to do a lot better than the 3/$45M the crowd projected for him, and put him at #1 on my Free Agent Bargains post, as I thought the expectations of what he would sign for were just too low. And obviously the Phillies agreed, pushing up to the same deal the Indians gave Edwin Encarnacion last winter. 3/$60M is...
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Carlos Santana reportedly signs three-year deal with Phillies

One of the top sluggers on the free agent market has officially come off the board, and you may be surprised to see where he landed.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Friday that Carlos Santana has signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Santana spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old is just a career .247 hitter...
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Phillies to sign Carlos Santana

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor The Philadelphia Phillies, in a move that is sure to turn some heads around the league, have agreed to a free-agent contract with Carlos Santana, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.  Heyman reports that the deal will be for three-years and $60 million. The Phillies have been connected to Santana for much of the offseason.  On one hand, the signing...
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Checking out Yairo Munoz and Max Schrock

Who did the Cardinals get from the Athletics for Stephen Piscotty? In their smaller of two trades during the annual Winter Meetings, the Cardinals traded outfielder Stephen Piscotty to the Oakland Athletics. Not only did the move help address an unnecessary outfield surplus - one that became larger with the addition of Marcell Ozuna, but it allows Piscotty to be much closer to his...
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Oakland Athletics to donate portion of Stephen Piscotty jersey sales to ALS research - A Hunt and Peck

Sometimes Twitter is good. Earlier in the week news broke that Cardinals outfielder Stephen Piscotty has been traded to the Oakland Athletics. It was revealed around the beginning of June of the 2017 season that his mother had been diagnosed with ALS. While trading a player can be tough, the clear benefit of this deal is that Piscotty will be playing closer to home - about forty...
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San Diego Padres Trade For Philadelphia Phillies Freddy Galvis

After trading for Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell prior to moving Ryan Schimpf, the San Diego Padres have made another deal, acquiring shortstop Freddy Galvis from the Philadelphia Phillies. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale broke the story and added that the Phillies would receive pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos from the Padres. De Los Santos […] San Diego Padres Trade For Philadelphia...
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What do the Giants do now?

The San Francisco Giants are in trouble. They have no farm system, so they can’t make trades. The team can’t just sign average players and be competitive next season and the front office doesn’t want to rebuild. The Giants are starting to resemble those great Philadelphia Phillies teams of the early 2010’s. If anyone forgot, the Phillies were a championship team and perennial playoff...
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Padres receive Freddy Galvis in trade with Phillies

The San Diego Padres have agreed with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire shortstop Freddy Galvis for minor league pitching prospect Enyel de los Santos. Padres fans, the season of the shortstop search is over. The team has agreed to a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire 28-year-old shortstop Freddy Galvis. The deal has yet to be finalized, but early reports say that...
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WATCH: Mets pitcher Jerry Blevins talks Curveballs, Callaway, and Bullpenning

New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins sits down with SNY's Steve Gelbs to talk about the use of his curveball, new manager Mickey Callaway, and the new ways teams are using their bullpens.
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Phillies trade SS Freddy Galvis to Padres

The Padres look to have found their shortstop for the 2018 season, as they’ve reached an agreement to acquire switch-hitting Freddy Galvis from the Phillies in exchange for minor league right-hander Enyel De Los Santos.Galvis, who turned 28 last month, is a free agent following the 2018 season but will provide the Padres with a strong defender to serve as stopgap while ballyhooed...
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Marlins blasted by fans over belated best wishes to Stanton

Miami Marlins fans took to social media to blast the organization over the delay in paying tribute to Ginacarlo Stanton following his trade to the New York Yankees on Dec. 11. The notion that the Marlins took several days to issue a tweet in which Stanton is thanked for the “contributions to the Marlins over the years.” The response to the Marlins’ tweet by offended fans ripped the...
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Astros sign RP Hector Rondon to two-year deal

The Astros have agreed to terms with free-agent righty Hector Rondon, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (on Twitter). Rondon, an Octagon client, was non-tendered by the Astros earlier this month. He’ll give Houston an arm with closing experience to help fortify the back of the bullpen.More to come. The Astros have agreed to terms with free-agent righty Hector Rondon, reports...
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Indians agree to minor league deal with Melvin Upton Jr.

The Indians have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (on Twitter). Upton has already passed his physical, tweets USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, adding that the deal comes with a $1.5 million base salary in the majors. Upton is represented by Reynolds Sports Management.Upton, 33, scarcely played in 2017 after...
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Five MLB teams that should trade for Manny Machado

It initially seemed that third baseman Manny Machado wouldn’t get traded this winter with free agency on the horizon, but those feelings have changed, and this is the kind of news Baltimore Orioles fans have been dreading.The front office isn’t just open to it, either — they’ve actually told interested teams to submit an offer, and general manager Dan Duquette has several on the...
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