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Pirates Sell High on Travis Snider

Maximizing value is the key to success for any resource starved low revenue major league baseball team. Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington has a fairly strong track record when it comes to buying low on talent. His eye for finding undervalued assets is one of the biggest reasons the Pirates have turned into a contender after so many years of being a laughingstock...
Via Hidden Vigorish
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The PTBNL in the Travis Snider Trade Won’t Be Determined Until Spring Training

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports in Baltimore had an update on the Travis Snider trade today, saying that he’s hearing the player to be named later won’t be determined until Spring Training. Last night I wrote about the possibilities for the PTBNL, noting that it might be a 2014 draft pick that can’t be traded until mid-season. I don’t think this news rules that out. Kubatko has...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles add outfield depth, acquire Snider

In their most notable move of the off-season thus far, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for left-handed pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley and another player to be named later. Reports of the Orioles’ interest in Snider began circulating during the Winter Meetings, but heated up in the days prior to the trade being completed...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Travis Snider And His Lunchbox Shipped To Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider is no stranger to the AL East beginning his MLB career north of the border with the Toronto Blue Jays. The former 1st round pick struggled to find consistency with the Blue Jays and was eventually dealt to the Pirates before...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles land Snider from Pirates

photo: sportressofblogitude.com   The Dan Duquette saga is finally behind us. The Blue Jays finally just agreed to extend their current CEO for one more season. Now that all the drama of the situation is behind the Orioles VP of baseball operations, he can start to focus on improving the roster. He’d better work fast as the day for pitchers and catchers to report to spring training...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles To Acquire Travis Snider

The Orioles are have acquired Travis Snider from the Pirates in exchange for class-A pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Snider had a strong season with the Pirates in 2014, hitting .264 with 13 home runs in 359 appearances at the plate. Snider and the Pirates avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $2.1M salary for 2015...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire OF Travis Snider in trade with Pirates

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named. The teams announced the trade Tuesday night. The Pirates got left-hander Stephen Tarpley. The 26-year-old Snider hit .264 with 13 home runs and a career-best 38 RBIs in 140 games for the Pirates last season. He was a first-round...
Via AP on Fox
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MLB News: Orioles acquire Travis Snider

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates, in exchange for LHP Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Orioles give up LHP Stephen Tarpley and a PTBNL for Travis Snider. — Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) January 28, 2015 Snider, 26,  had a slow start to the season, but ended up with a .264 AVG with 13 homers; he was...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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Pirates, Orioles discussing Travis Snider trade

Nothing is done yet, but from Dan Connolly at the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles have rekindled their trade talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire outfielder Travis Snider and are discussing a deal that would send one or two minor leaguers to Pittsburgh, according to industry sources. […] Neither minor leaguer being discussed is thought to be on the Orioles’ 40-man roster...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates and Orioles Discussing Travis Snider Trade

According to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles are in the middle of trade talks that involve outfielder Travis Snider. It’s a trade the two teams looked into last year. According to Connolly’s sources, the deal isn’t done, but could involve two minor league players that aren’t on the 40-man roster. Check back for any updates....
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillie Acquired in 2012 Jim Thome Trade Suspended for Illegal Drug Abuse

View image | gettyimages.com According to the Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly, 24-year-old reliever and former Phillie, Kyle Simon, has been suspended 50 games for his second positive test of drug abuse. Simon was acquired by the Phillies on June 30, 2012, along with catcher Gabriel Lino, in exchange for future...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles Sign Chris Parmelee to Minor League Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have signed 1B/OF Chris Parmelee to a minor league contract, according to NBC Sports. Parmelee hit .256 for the Minnesota Twins last season with seven home runs and a career high 28 RBI. In four seasons with Minnesota, the former first round pick hit .249 with 24 home runs and 85 runs batted in. The Twins designated Parmelee for assignment last month to clear...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Pitching Outlook 2015 (Part 1)

Chris Tillman Orioles – Photo Credit – Keith Allison                             MONTH (GP) (W)      (L) SP/RP ERA         Team BA March (1)            1              0 April (23)             11           12           4.74/4.03            .265 May (30)              15          15    ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana shuts it down in winter ball because of shoulder

  Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana won't pitch during the rest of the Venezuelan Winter League season because of stiffness in his pitching shoulder. The 35-year-old left-hander retired six straight batters for Magallanes on Jan. 13 in his first outing since tearing his left Achilles tendon while pitching for Baltimore last June in extended spring training...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Orioles both deserve errors for handling of Duquette-Beeston mess

I want to see how both teams pick up the pieces. I want to hear Orioles general manager Dan Duquette explain how he will mend fences with an organization that he spent several months trying to bolt. And I want to hear Blue Jays chairman Ed Rogers explain why he is "elated" that Paul Beeston will return for one more season as president and CEO after ownership spent several months...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles sign Chris Parmelee and Dane De La Rosa

The Orioles have signed outfielder Chris Parmelee and pitcher Dane Le Rosa to minor league contracts. Parmelee, a former first round pick of the Twins, became a free agent this winter after hitting just .256/.307/.384 with seven homers and 28 RBI in 87 games in 2014. The 26-year-old has never met the expectations of his high draft selection and will struggle to find any at-bats...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays Not Willing To Deal Jeff Hoffman For Duquette Or Upton

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a hot topic of conversation of late due to their negotiations with the Baltimore Orioles for General Manager Dan Duquette, It was rumored that Orioles owner Peter Angelos was employing his shrewd business techniques attempting to land first round draft pick Jeff Hoffman as compensation. Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi reported earlier that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles and Ryan Flaherty agree to one-year, $1,075,000 contract and avoid arbitration

BALTIMORE -- Infielder Ryan Flaherty and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,075,000. Flaherty would get a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 400 plate appearances this season. The 28-year-old hit .221 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 312 plate appearances last year, when he made $512,500. He appeared in all four infield positions...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flaherty and Orioles agree at $1,075,000, avoid arbitration

BALTIMORE (AP) Infielder Ryan Flaherty and the Baltimore Orioles have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year contract for $1,075,000. Flaherty would get a $25,000 bonus if he reaches 400 plate appearances this season. The 28-year-old hit .221 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 312 plate appearances last year, when he made $512,500. He appeared in all four infield positions...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend

Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the Wingnuts Abroad, many may not know who Álex Cabrera is. Internationally, he is one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in America since he donned the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2000. In his 31 MLB games, he batted .263 with...
Via The GM's Perspective
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Orioles rumors: Team still looking for outfield depth

Since the departure of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis at the beginning of December, the Baltimore Orioles have been in search of outfield depth. Despite their being connected to many free agent outfielders, the team has yet to sign anyone who could come close to producing the way Cruz and Markakis did for the 2014 AL East champions. The Orioles were previously rumored to be interested...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hustler Going After Bilzerian, Jim Thome Chipotle Run & Meet Erin From ASU

  I’ve been saying it on Friday mornings since college football ended: If you’re basing your Friday night on sports it might be time to start using Match.com or some other dating service. Find yourself a woman to take out. Now, if you already have a girlfriend or have kids I totally understand that you’ll take anything on Friday nights to break the boredom. This really goes...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles bring back Steve Johnson on minor-league deal

The Baltimore Orioles have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Steve Johnson on a minor-league deal, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. Kubatko also reported that the deal includes an invitation to big league spring training. #orioles have reached agreement with RHP Steve Johnson on minor league deal with spring invite. Baltimore native staying home — Roch Kubatko...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds sign Jason Marquis, Braves add Kelly Johnson

Getty Images The Reds have added right hander Jason Marquis to a minor league contract inviting the veteran to spring training. Marquis, 36, spent last season at Triple-A and last saw major league action in 2013 posting a 4.05 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 72/68 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings with the Padres. It has been years since Marquis has been a reliable major leaguer but the Reds can...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Johnson agrees to minor-league deal with Braves

The Atlanta Braves have reached an agreement with utility man Kelly Johnson on a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training with the big league club, as reported by Mark Bowman of MLB.com  The #Braves have signed Kelly Johnson to a Minor League deal and given him a Spring Training invite. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) January 21, 2015   In 2014, the 32-year-old posted...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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