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Recapping Boston Red Sox’s Hot-Stove Season Transactions

The Boston Red Sox have made a flurry of moves during the 2014 off-season, some of which hit mainstream media, and others that flew under the radar. Infield Single is recapping the hot-stove moves to date (12/19/14) in table format below, try to keep up. Acquisitions and signings of newcomers Wade Miley, Rick Porcello, Justin […]
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MLB News: A.J. who? A look at the man who revived San Diego Baseball

The hype surrounding baseball in San Diego is real, and strong at the moment, and it’s all thanks to one man (and front office.) A.J. Preller, was hired as the General Manager of the San Diego Padres on August 6 of this year, while the Friars were in the midst of a 52-61 season. His impact wasn’t immediately felt, but this off-season, the baseball world has learned the name...
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L.A. Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

LOS ANGELES -- Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon. When Friedman is reminded he'll be loathed in his new...
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Today in Tribe History: December 20, 1993

Cleveland and Seattle swap shortstops, with a few other pieces thrown in, as the Indians acquire Omar Vizquel from the Mariners for Felix Fermin, Reggie Jefferson, and cash. Vizquel became a fan favorite in Cleveland most notably for his impressive displays with the glove (and sometimes without!) in the field. After winning his first Gold Glove during the 1993 season with the Mariners...
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LA Dodgers chart new course with rebuilt roster

LOS ANGELES (AP) Andrew Friedman has thoroughly overhauled a 94-win team in his first two months running the Los Angeles Dodgers. None of his myriad moves made a bigger, more baffling splash than his trade of popular slugger Matt Kemp and $32 million to a division rival for what might be no more than half of a catching platoon. When Friedman is reminded he'll be loathed in his new...
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So long, Preston Claiborne: Go forth and grow your beard

In May of 2013, the plucky, irrepressible Yankees were the surprise team of the AL East, and yet - amazingly - some naysayers remained. The pitching staff was reeling from injuries. We were beyond Cesar Cabral and entering Vidal Nuno. If not for the power hitting duo of Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner, all would be lost. That's when the Yankee brain trust turned to a name that, frankly...
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On The 8th Day Of Cardinals Crapmas

Cardinals fans, bless their hearts, are easy marks for the retail snipers of BIG BUSINESS. They know you know it’s hard to go wrong with a Cardinals themed gift for a friend, co-worker or loved one. So they make literally anything you could ever buy into a ‘great gift for Cardinals fans’ and it’s in your shopping cart before you even realized what you’ve done. These are...
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Indians Christmas Wish List

Christmas came a little early for Tribe fans as they pulled off what most are viewing as an excellent trade for Brandon Moss on the first day of the Winter Meetings. As Joe broke down here, Moss provides the type of power the Indians have so dearly been missing these past few years. The signing of Gavin Floyd also gives the starting rotation a quality veteran arm, adding to the rotation’s...
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A day in the life of Cincinnati Reds Michael Lorenzen

Yesterday afternoon Cincinnati Reds RHP Michael Lorenzen posted a video showing what his day is like during the offseason as he prepares for the upcoming season. It’s a 12  minute long video showing the things he does throughout the day and why he does them. It’s a pretty cool look into his world. Give the video a watch. It’s incredible some of the workouts he is doing. ...
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New Red Sox pitcher Miley: Gluten-free? What would the Babe say?

Wade Miley kind of has a point. Miley, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, said earlier this week that he butted heads with his former club last season because of a disagreement concerning its stance toward players' diets. The new Red Sox pitcher clarified things Thursday, suggesting his initial comments were overblown. "I said something a little...
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Giants acquire Casey McGehee to play 3B

Casey McGehee will be Pablo Sandoval’s replacementCredit: AP/Jeff Roberson The San Francisco Giants have officially found Pablo Sandoval’s replacement at third base. They’ve landed Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins in exchange for minor league hurlers Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo. ESPN and various other reports have confirmed the news. McGehee, a 32-year-old veteran...
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Pirates add right-handed bat Hart, agree to $2.5M, 1-year deal

  First baseman Corey Hart and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract. The deal, which includes $2.5 million in performance bonuses, gives the Pirates a right-handed option at first base to join left-handed slugger Pedro Alvarez, who is moving from third to first. The 32-year-old Hart hit .203 with six home runs and 21 RBI in 68 games for the Seattle...
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Cubs, reliever Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

  Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses. Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL Championship Series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in May 2013...
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Royals sign veteran outfielder Rios to $11 million, 1-year deal

  The Kansas City Royals announced the signing of veteran outfielder Alex Rios to an $11 million, one-year deal Friday that includes a mutual option for the 2016 season. Rios, who will take over right field for departed free agent Nori Aoki, will make $9.5 million this season. The deal includes $12.5 million the following year with a $1.5 million buyout. The 33-year-old Rios should...
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Not entirely done: Selig to become MLB commissioner emeritus

  Bud Selig will be given the title of baseball commissioner emeritus when he retires next month. The 80-year-old Selig has led baseball for 22½ years. He will be succeeded by Rob Manfred, baseball's chief operating officer, on Jan. 25. Selig helped force commissioner Fay Vincent's resignation in 1992 and was put in charge as chairman of the executive council. He was elected commissioner...
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Cubs, Lester former batterymate Ross reach 2-year deal

  David Ross and the Chicago Cubs agreed on a two-year contract worth $5 million, reuniting the catcher with frequent batterymate Jon Lester. The sides made the free-agent deal Friday. Ross often caught Lester in Boston during the past two seasons, including both of the left-hander's starts in the 2013 World Series victory. Ross started behind the plate for Lester's last 11 starts...
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MLB Team Wins Rights To Jung-Ho Kang, Mets Did Not Submit A Bid

The New York Mets will not be the MLB team that signs Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets never submitted a bid on the power-hitting infielder. KBO’s Nexen Heroes have in fact accepted a $5 million dollar winning bid for the rights to exclusively negotiate with their 27-year old phenom. Which MLB team submitted the winning bid...
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Dodgers release quirky reliever Wilson, eat nearly $10 million

  Brian Wilson was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, three days after the heavily bearded reliever was designated for assignment. Los Angeles must pay at least the balance of Wilson's $10 million contract for 2015 to part ways with the reliever who revitalized his career with the Dodgers in 2013. Any major-league team that signs Wilson will pay the minimum $507...
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Giants find Sandoval replacement in trade for Marlins' McGehee

  The San Francisco Giants acquired third baseman Casey McGehee on Friday night from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor-league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval. San Francisco announced the trade late Friday. The World Series champions are sending Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to the Marlins. McGehee became expendable once...
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A's release infielder Nick Punto

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have released infielder Nick Punto. The A's made the announcement Friday, saying Punto was released to clear room on the 40-man roster. A day earlier, Oakland acquired right-handers Jesse Hahn and R.J. Alvarez along with an international signing bonus slot from San Diego for catcher Derek Norris. Punto, a 14-year veteran, was due to make...
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Pirates add Corey Hart

The last remaining area the Pirates needed to address this winter was the other side of what we assumed would be another first base platoon. The Ike Davis + Gaby Sanchez combination was uninspiring at best, so the 2015 edition will be…different. Pedro Alvarez will of course be the main feature, and as of now it looks like his right handed partner will be Corey Hart. Pirate...
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Giants acquire 3B Casey McGehee from Marlins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants have acquired third baseman Casey McGehee from the Miami Marlins for a pair of right-handed minor league pitchers, finding their replacement for departed slugger Pablo Sandoval. San Francisco announced the trade late Friday. The reigning World Series champions are sending Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo to the Marlins. McGehee became expendable...
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Jimmy Rollins Thanks Philadelphia Fans With Full Page Ad

In tomorrow's Philadelphia Inquirer, former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins took out a full page ad to thank Phillies fans. See the full ad tomorrow, courtesy of MLB.com.
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How Much Better are the San Diego Padres?

It’s been a crazy off-season for the San Diego Padres. On Friday morning, the insanity continued when the Padres and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a trade that would send right handed slugger Justin Upton to the Padres in exchange for four Minor League players. It’s clear what new GM A.J. Preller is trying to accomplish: add right handed power to a lineup that was one of the...
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REPORT: Padres continue dealing and acquire Derek Norris

Norris looks to provide a boost to San Diego/ The Associated Press, 2014   The normally quiet Padres have had a busy couple of days to say the least.  Days after acquiring Matt Kemp and Wil Myers to bolster their lineup, they have now acquired Derek Norris from the equally active Athletics.  MLB columnist Jeff Passan reported the final deal: Final deal: Oakland acquires...
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