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East notes: Neil Walkers' free agency journey; Koda Glover's shoulder not ready

Neil Walker’s one-year, $4MM deal with the Yankees seems like one of the better bargains achieved by a team in an unprecedentedly slow offseason for free agents, and Ken Davidoff of the New York Post looks back to last offseason when the infielder was discussing a longer-term pact with the Mets. At some point last winter, the Mets floated a three-year extension for Walker that would...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10 relievers (non-closers) for 2018

No area of the game has undergone a more dramatic overhaul in recent years than the role of the reliever. Long gone are the days of burnt-out starters hidden in the bullpen as a walking path to the closer. Nowadays, the bullpen may be the most intricately constructed part of any team.The Kansas City Royals crafted their way to a pair of World Series appearances, including a victory...
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Report: Twins sign closer Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins continue to use their limited resources to improve a pitching staff that struggled during an otherwise surprising 2017 campaign.According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Twins have signed closer Addison Reed to a two-year, $17 million contract. Reed, 29, pitched to a 2.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 31 saves between the New York Mets and Boston Red Sox last season...
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January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Report: Twins agree to deal with Addison Reed

The Minnesota Twins have reportedly reached a deal with one of the better free agent relievers on the market.According to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic, The Twins have signed Reed to a two-year deal worth around $17 million. Reed posted a 2.84 ERA in 2017, a year in which he went from the New York Mets to the Boston Red Sox. He was excellent for the Mets in 2015 and 2016, when he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2018  |  Discuss

Who stands to benefit the most from the slow MLB offseason?

It's no secret that Major League Baseball’s hot stove season has only reached room temperature at best. As the second week of January moves along, whether the stove even works at this point is a reasonable question. Save for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani joining Mike Trout, the surprising addition in Philadelphia of Carlos Santana and the recently signed Wade Davis heading to...
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January 11, 2018  |  Discuss

John Farrell may use David Price as temporary closer

The Boston Red Sox are willing to trust David Price out of the bullpen in pretty big situations.Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that, with Craig Kimbrel and Addison Reed unavailable due to high usage, Price could serve as the team’s closer on a fill-in basis. Recurring elbow issues have relegated Price to bullpen duty for the remainder of the season as well as the playoffs...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard posts Twitter tribute to all his traded teammates

Noah Syndergaard is pouring one out on social media for his fallen comrades.The New York Mets right-hander took to Twitter on Friday to post a tribute to his now-former teammates Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker, all of whom were traded away in the last few weeks. Syndergaard also threw in some Napoleon Dynamite GIF action for good measure. Rest assured,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox to acquire closer Addison Reed from Mets

The arms race in the American League East just got a bit more interesting on the day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline. According to multiple media reports, the Boston Red Sox will acquire closer Addison Reed from the New York Mets in exchange for three prospects. The deal itself is contingent on all parties passing physicals. This could be an absolute boon for Boston, as Reed...
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July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Addison Reed reportedly traded to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are in need of bullpen help at the trade deadline, and they are on the verge of getting it in the form of New York Mets reliever Addison Reed.The Red Sox are one of as many as 10 teams that are interested in Reed, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that they have reached a deal to acquire the right-hander. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports confirmed the report...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 31, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Mets acquire All-Star closer A.J. Ramos from the Marlins

In what has to be described as an absolutely shocking trade, the New York Mets have acquired All-Star closer A.J. Ramos from the division-rival Miami Marlins. Really, it’s a trade that no one saw coming. New York has placed closer Addison Reed on the trade block. So it stands to reason that Ramos will be his replacement once Reed himself is dealt.Ramos, 30, has pitched to a 3.63...
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July 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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