Scott Boras reportedly met with Diamondbacks owner about JD Martinez

Scott Boras appears to be making his best effort to get something going between the Arizona Diamondbacks and JD Martinez.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday night that Boras met with Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick within the past week to talk about Martinez. Martinez was acquired by Arizona before the trade deadline last season and helped propel the team into the playoffs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2018  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish helps the Cubs accomplish two things

It only took a few months, but this winter’s top free agent hurler finally has a new home. Now maybe some of the others can follow suit?Starting pitcher Yu Darvish potentially set off a domino effect for the market by agreeing to a six-year, $126 million contract on Saturday with the Chicago Cubs. This deal also includes incentives that could push the total value of the contract...
Via The Sports Daily
February 10, 2018  |  Discuss

Twins reportedly make formal contract offer to Yu Darvish

The Minnesota Twins are serious about their interest in Yu Darvish. They’re so serious that they made a formal contract offer to the pitcher, according to a report.Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 in the Twin Cities reported in a podcast published on Wednesday that the Twins made a formal, multi-year contract offer to Darvish. He believes the offers was in the four-to-five year range...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Orioles avoid arbitration with Jonathan Schoop

The Orioles have struck a deal to avoid an arbitration hearing with second baseman Jonathan Schoop, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Schoop will take home $8.5MM, per the report.Recent indications were that there was some friction developing between the O’s and the star infielder. It would seem, though, that any budding problems — which might’ve been exacerbated by a hearing...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 06, 2018  |  Discuss

Brewers to acquire Christian Yelich

The Brewers have announced a blockbuster deal to acquire outfielder Christian Yelich from the Marlins. Outfielders Lewis Brinson and Monte Harrison, infielder Isan Diaz, and righty Jordan Yamamoto make up the return for Miami.Milwaukee entered the winter with numerous quality young outfield options. Indeed, speculation has centered on the possibility that the organization would deal...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
January 25, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers have made offer to Yu Darvish

The Milwaukee Brewers appear serious about landing a free agent starter, and they’ve reportedly gone for one of the big ones.According to Yahoo Japan and Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, the Brewers have made an offer to free agent pitcher Yu Darvish. Darvish himself had an interesting reaction to the original report. Previous reports had linked the Brewers to another free agent starter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 21, 2018  |  Discuss

Rockies to sign Chris Iannetta

The Rockies have announced a two-year deal with veteran catcher Chris Iannetta, as Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic first reported (Twitter link). Iannetta will receive a $8.5MM guarantee, Jon Heyman of Fan Rag tweets.Iannetta will get a $300K signing bonus plus successive salaries of $3.45MM and $4MM, per Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). The contract also includes a vesting...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro seeks to defy odds with MLB comeback

Former MLB star Rafael Palmeiro, who left the game in disgrace after testing positive for steroids back in 2005, tells Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic that he is seriously contemplating an effort to return to the majors. Of course, there are quite a few barriers for the left-handed-hitting first baseman, who is a dozen years removed from his playing days and is now 53 years of age...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
December 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Braves will lose prospects as part of punishment

The Atlanta Braves will be losing some prospects signed in the international market as part of the penalty for their multitude of violations, according to a report.The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal says that while MLB still has not ruled on the Braves’ case, a penalty will include the loss of prospects signed out of Latin Ameria. It’s unknown which prospects the Braves would lose, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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