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Padres sign free agent Morrow to 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have signed free agent right-hander Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract. Morrow pitched in 13 games, including six starts, for Toronto in 2014, going 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA. He has a 42-43 record and 4.28 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons with the Seattle Mariners and Blue Jays. To make room on the 40-man roster after Tuesday's deal, the...
Via AP on Fox
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Morrow Inks Incentive Laden Deal With The Padres

The San Diego Padres have signed high-upside hurler Brandon Morrow to a $2.5 million dollar incentive laden deal. The one-year pact contains performance bonuses that could see the deal climb to over $7 million if Morrow can nudge his way into the Padres starting rotation. Morrow earned $8 million last season in the final year of his 2-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. This...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

White Sox announce deal with outfielder Melky Cabrera

CHICAGO (AP) The White Sox have announced a $42 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Cabrera will make $13 million in next year, $14 million in 2016 and $15 million in the final season of the deal. The agreement also includes limited no-trade provision for the 30-year-old Cabrera, who hit .301 with 16 homers and 73 RBIs in 139 games with Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brad Penny close to choosing team, Dan Johnson lands with Astros

Brad Penny will soon choose which team he will attempt to pitch for in the 2015 season. Penny apparently has three teams interested in signing him though all of the deals are likely of the minor league variety after he posted a 6.58 ERA in eight games last season. He sat out the entire 2013 season. Dan Johnson will continue his major league career after signing a minor league deal...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

South Side Sizzling: Chicago White Sox Add Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera is heading to the south side of Chicago Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson, Adam LaRoche and now Melky Cabrera. It has been a pretty banner off-season for the Chicago White Sox who have been very active. General Manager Kenny Williams has patched some holes and many are now expecting the White Sox could contend given the additions. The latest in Cabrera will be...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Miners, an MVP, and a World Series worthy manager

Sussex gets a name The newest Can-Am league team, looking to begin play in May of 2015, has officially been named. Welcome the Sussex County Miners. According to the Can-Am Leaguewebsite, The Miners will play their first game at Sussex County Stadium on Memorial Day. Jays sign 2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello It's not the biggest deal the Toronto Blue Jays have ever completed, but the...
Via The GM's Perspective
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera

The Chicago White Sox and Melky Cabrera have agreed to a 3 year $42 mil contract.  This has been a great offseason for the Sox, adding Adam LaRoche to DH, Jeff Samardzija to join Chris Sale in the rotation, added Zach Duke to the bullpen and found a closer in David Robertson.  This comes after signing Jose Abreu last offseason and they also acquired their leadoff hitter...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox, Melky Cabrera Reach Agreement on three-year deal

The Chicago White Sox and free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera have reached an agreement on a three-year deal reportedly worth $45million, pending a physical. Cabrera rejected a qualifying offer earlier this offseason form Toronto and the Blue Jays will receive a compensation pick at the end of the 2015 MLB draft. For the White Sox that means surrendering their third round selection...
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox, OF Cabrera agree to 3-year contract

The Chicago White Sox have reached an agreement on a contract with free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, according to Chicago radio station WSCR. The report says Cabrera's new deal will be for three years and around $45 million. This report is supported by the fact that current White Sox outfielder Adam Eaton tweeted a welcoming message to Cabrera, which Cabrera then retweeted. Cabrera...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

White Sox reach deal with free agent Melky Cabrera

Getty Images The White Sox continue to add players this offseason agreeing to a three-year deal with Melky Cabrera. While exact terms of the deal between the two is not known, it is suspected that Cabrera will get rough $45 million. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014 The 30...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox One Up Cubs, Sign Melky Cabrera

The White Sox have once again made it known to the world they mean business, signing Melky Cabrera to a reported three-year deal worth $45 million pending a physical. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014 Cabrera contract should be in $45 million range . Neither agent or team...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melky Cabrera, White Sox agree to 3-year deal

The Chicago White Sox just can’t stop spending, can they? In what has already been a huge offseason for them, they’ve now gone and made Melky Cabrera their latest in a long line of notable acquisitions. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014   The deal is expected to...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera, White Sox agree on three year pact

The Chicago White Sox have reportedly agreed to a three year deal with outfielder Melky Cabrera in the range of $45 million, according to Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com. Rumors swirled for weeks that the Seattle Mariners were “serious” with their pursuit of the Dominican born outfielder, at times seeming as if a deal was imminent. That turns out to be false as the 30 year-old...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox Sign OF Melky Cabrera to 3-Year Deal

Don’t let anyone ever tell you cheaters never win. Just a little late night humor folks. It seems Melky Cabrera has found a new home as it is being reported he’ll be plying his trade in the Windy City next season.   Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014 Cabrera contract...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox Sign Melky Cabrera

According to Bruce Levine of 670 the Score, the Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera on a three-year contract. The terms of the deal are not yet known, but it is expected that Cabrera will earn north of $10 million per season. Cabrera may be known for the PED issue that cost him 50 games with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Sign John Mayberry Jr.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York confirms that the Mets have signed John Mayberry Jr. as first reported by Jon Heyman.   December 10 A team insider told ESPN New York that free agent outfielder “is on the board in the Mets’ suite” at the winter meetings.  (Wait, so the Mets splurged for a board inside their suite?) Mayberry had been identified as a potential target for the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Target Free Agent John Mayberry Jr.

A team insider told ESPN New York that free agent outfielder “is on the board in the Mets’ suite” at the winter meetings.  (Wait, so the Mets splurged for a board inside their suite?) Mayberry had been identified as a potential target for the Mets last weekend. Sandy Alderson has stated that acquiring a right-handed bat for the bench – preferably an outfielder/first baseman...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Duquette, Williams not focused on Blue Jays' job

SAN DIEGO (AP) Baltimore's Dan Duquette and Kenny Williams of the Chicago White Sox say they aren't focused on overtures from the Toronto Blue Jays, who appear to be seeking to replace Paul Beeston as team president. Duquette is president of baseball operations for the Orioles and Williams is an executive vice president with the White Sox. The Blue Jays would need to permission...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Chris Colabello off waivers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed 1B/OF Chris Colabello off of waivers from the Minnesota Twins. The Blue Jays confirmed that they claimed the 31-year old Colabello via Twitter: The @BlueJays have claimed 1B/OF Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins — Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) December 8, 2014 Colabello is coming off of a thumb injury he sustained against...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumors: Blue Jays Interested in Greg Holland

According to Toronto Sun’s Bob Elliott the Toronto Blue Jays have some interest in two-time All-Star closer Greg Holland. Holland is 2nd-year arbitration eligible and according to MLB Trade Rumors is projected to make approximately $9.3MM in 2015. This salary could price him out of the Kansas City Royals’ plans for 2015.  Any potential move to trade the North Carolina native...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto interested in Greg Holland

According to Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott the Toronto Blue Jays have some interest in Kansas City Royals' two-time All-Star closer Greg Holland. #457226082 / gettyimages.com Holland is 2nd-year arbitration eligible and according to MLB Trade Rumors is projected to make approximately $9.3MM in 2015. This salary could price him out of the Kansas City Royals' plans for 2015...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Rumors: President and CEO Paul Beeston On The Way Out?

Whispers occurred over the course of the 2014 season, but coming full circle Sunday were reports of the Toronto Blue Jays actively searching for President and CEO Paul Beeston‘s replacement. ESPN‘s Buster Olney reported Sunday morning: Sources: The Blue Jays' ownership is actively seeking a replacement for longtime CEO Paul Beeston. Dan Duquette among candidates discussed. —...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Kyle Blanks and John Mayberry Jr. On Mets Radar

As Sandy Alderson gears up for his fifth Winter meetings as GM of the Mets, one of his stated goals is to acquire a right-handed bat for the bench, preferably an outfielder/first baseman. To that end, Marc Carig of Newsday, reported that the Mets have free agent John Mayberry, Jr. on their radar. Mayberry, 31, was non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays last Tuesday. Mayberry was...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders, 2015 Fantasy Sleeper

I like being the only one saying something on a player. I do. It works against me sometimes -- hello, Cody Asche 2014 sleeper! -- sometimes it works in my favor -- hello, Michael Brantley 2014 sleeper. Michel Saunders reminds me of Michael Brantley, and I don't think it's because they share a first name, but it could be. Psychology is a weird phenomenon. One day you're a finicky...
Via Razzball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays interested in hiring Dan Duquette as president

Now here’s a story I didn’t expect to see today – the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to replace president and CEO Paul Beeston, and one of their top targets is Orioles GM Dan Duquette. Sources: The Blue Jays' ownership is actively seeking a replacement for longtime CEO Paul Beeston. Dan Duquette among candidates discussed. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 7, 2014 ...
Via Bloguin Best
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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