Halo Headlines: Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels

The November 26th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout wants to steal more bases, the best offseason trade ever for the Angels and much more… The Story: The best offseason trade ever for each MLB team.The Monkey Says: Getting a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yeah, I think that’s pretty good. The Story: Mike Trout wants to try and steal more bases...
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Diamondbacks Purchase Carlo Testa From Independent Baseball

The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased the contract of outfielder Carlo Testa from the St. Paul Saints (American Association) on Tuesday. He became just the second member of the 2014 Wichita Wingnuts’ (American Association) squad to be signed by a Major League Baseball organization this off-season, joining right-handed pitcher Chris Peacock who was signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates...
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2015 Minor League Preview: Washington Nationals

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (24) | 2013 (13) | 2012 (1) | 2011 (14) | 2010 (24) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [96-66] NL East AAA: [81-62] International League - Syracuse AA: [53-89] Eastern League - Harrisburg A+: [78-58] Carolina League - Potomac A: [87-53] South Atlantic League - Hagerstown A(ss): [34-41] New York-Penn League - Auburn Graduated Prospects...
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Could Rays end up in Montreal? Club's future home up for debate

The future of Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay region remains in doubt. But now clarity on the issue appears more attainable than ever — for interested parties in Florida and Quebec. Officials with the Tampa Bay Rays and the city of St. Petersburg are making continued progress on an agreement that would allow the Rays to explore stadium sites outside St. Petersburg. (Currently...
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Reaction to the Signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (VIDEO)

  The Lone Red Seat gives you their very mixed reaction to the Boston Red Sox’ signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez. NOTE: This was filmed on the morning of 11/24, before official news of Sandoval’s signing and the declaration that Ramirez would play LF. The post Reaction to the Signings of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez (VIDEO) appeared first on Standing O Sports...
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San Francisco Giants in talks with Max Scherzer, Chase Headley

Fresh off of losing a cornerstone player, the San Francisco Giants aren’t hanging their heads. In fact, general manager Brian Sabean is out looking for a replacement and trying to improve an already stellar pitching staff. Late reports on Tuesday suggest the 2014 World Series champions have already moved on to other options. With Pablo Sandoval now officially a member of the...
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Marlins have called Tigers about Price, Porcello

After inking Giancarlo Stanton to a $325 million dollar extension earlier in the offseason, it looks like the Marlins are still in the market to acquire more top-tier players. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports has reported that the Marlins have reached out to the Tigers about starting pitchers David Price and Rick Porcello. The talks are not serious at this moment. Price, acquired by the...
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Dice-K Matsuzaka headed back to Japan

According to the Japan Times, Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. He’s agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions. Matsuzaka left Japan in 2007 to sign a $51 million contract with the Red Sox and had immediate success, but he has since...
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Storylines: Indians one of several teams interested in Headley

Tribe News: According to’s Anthony Castrovince, the Indians have been in contact with free agent third baseman Chase Headley. It is uncertain whether a formal has been made, but the Indians are one of several teams showing interest in him. According to Castrovince’s source, Headley is in the process of weeding out potential suitors so it would seem that any formal...
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Hanley Ramirez already heard from Dustin Pedroia

BOSTON — Dustin Pedroia couldn’t wait until spring training to rib the new guy. Hanley Ramirez, who returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday after nine years away from the organization, revealed during his introductory press conference at Fenway Park that Pedroia called him shortly after he agreed to a four-year contract with Boston. The second baseman’s call...
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Pablo Sandoval says 'Panda' nickname will live on Boston (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.During his introductory press conference with the Red Sox on Tuesday, Pablo Sandoval said his "Kung Fu Panda" nickname will live on in Boston."Ben didn’t sign one guy. It was a two-for-one deal. The panda is with me."The Red Sox are clearly embracing the nickname, putting a picture of a panda in Sandoval's new locker...
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Storyline: Rumor Has It, Phillies Faithful

While the days dwindle away toward the December holidays, the Philadelphia Phillies are making the most noise regarding Cole Hamels. Will he be our Opening Day hurler? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Champions on the Roster. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking...
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St. Louis Cardinals news and notes: A front office loss and what to do with Jaime Garcia

As we approach the winter meetings and the Rule 5 Draft in December, I thought I would take some time and share with you some of the latest news around Cardinal nation and also some random thoughts I have floating inside. If you had not heard, the Cards scouting department took a hit as Scouting Director Dan Kantrovitz is leaving for Oakland. Kantrovitz will be an Assistant GM to...
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Mets interested in Craig Breslow

This offseason, the New York Mets seek left-handed relievers to put in the bullpen. One player they are interested in is Craig Breslow. Last year with Boston, Breslow went 2-4, with a 5.96 ERA in 60 appearances. #Mets have shown interest in free-agent LH reliever Craig Breslow, sources say. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 25, 2014 The Mets only had two lefty’s in the pen...
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Red Sox owner: Team is willing to exceed luxury tax threshold

    This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — The Red Sox aren’t opposed to spending more money.   Red Sox principal owner John Henry indicated Tuesday after the team introduced Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez with a pair of press conferences at Fenway Park that Boston is willing to exceed the $189 million luxury tax threshold this offseason...
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Boston Red Sox double down, sign both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval

Nine years ago, a promising young shortstop named Hanley Ramirez was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Miami Marlins — back then known as the Florida Marlins — as part of a deal that brought in Mike Lowell and Josh Beckett to Boston. As the story goes, Ramirez went on to become an All-Star, and even MVP caliber player for the Marlins, while Lowell and Beckett became major...
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Rockies pitcher takes shot at former Astros pitcher

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Brett Anderson is known for being quite the entertaining tweeter, but he took this a bit overboard on Tuesday when going after former Houston Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell. I follow Anderson on Twitter, and he’s usually good for a conversation or two throughout the week. With that said, this was completely unprofessional from a pitcher who is...
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Nicasio acquired by the Dodgers

Juan Nicasio will no longer be wearing a Rockies uniform, but he still might be a familiar sight on the mound at Coors Field. Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the 28-year-old right-hander, whom the Rockies had previously designated for assignment, for a player-to-be-named later or cash. Nicasio will reportedly ostensibly be competing for a back-end spot in Los Angeles...
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Rangers Showing Interest in Saunders, Mariners looking to Upgrade Outfield

According to Jerry Crasnick, the Texas Rangers have been showing interest in adding an outfielder.  Crasnick reported that the Rangers have a mild interest in outfielder Michael Saunders of the division rival Seattle Mariners.  The Rangers are assumed to be actively looking to add outfielders with the loss of right fielder Alex Rios to free agency. #Rangers looking for an OF...
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Report: Cubs offer Jon Lester deal ‘north of $135 million’

            The Chicago Cubs have made a “significant offer north of $135 million” to free agent pitcher Jon Lester, according to CSN’s David Kaplan. Kaplan believes the Cubs offer would be for six years. But the Cubs will be competing with the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox for Lester’s services...
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Cubs Rumors: Chicago offers Jon Lester contract 'north of ' $135M

The Chicago Cubs are a team on the brink of being competitive. They have a great lineup, albeit a young lineup, and showed that they can hit with anyone in baseball last season. The only thing they are lacking lies in the starting rotation. Chicago has been associated with many of the big name starters on the market and now have reportedly made an offer to Jon Lester.#456422556...
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Cubs reportedly offer Jon Lester more than $135 million

Let me start this off by saying I like Jon Lester and think he’s an excellent pitcher, but if this latest report is true, Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have officially lost their minds. A report on Tuesday claims the Cubs have offered the free agent left-hander a six-year deal worth “north of” $135 million. Lester is the top lefty on the market this winter and I understand...
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Wright’s Comeback Is Mets’ Most Critical Question

Among the myriad of questions facing the New York Mets this question, I believe the most important is the status of David Wright. A recent ESPN poll listed baseball’s top ten third basemen and Wright, based on his recent injury history and performance, wasn’t on the list and shouldn’t have been. Therein, is why he’s my most critical Mets’ question heading into the 2015...
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New York Yankees trade rumors: Troy Tulowitzki

The New York Yankees have been on the hunt for a new shortstop since former Captain, Derek Jeter, retired this year. Fans thought the team found Jeter’s replacement in 30 year-old Troy “Tulo” Tulowitzki, but that may not be the case after all. Tulo is currently known as the best shortstop in Major League Baseball with a career .299 batting average, 176 home runs and a whopping...
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Daisuke Matsuzaka set to return to Japan

Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to return to Japan and pitch for the Fukoka Softbank Hawks. While a deal between the two is not official, it is just a formality. “Pitchers who can start are a valuable commodity, so we will do our best to get him,” said team president Yoshimitsu Goto. “We hope to get this done in the coming days.” Matsuzaka, now 34, last pitched...
12 hours ago  |  Discuss
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