Red Sox still have room for catchers: Geovany Soto a perfect fit?

soto career spray chart

Assuming things stay as they are with the Red Sox catching situation, it is going to be a little light at the position. Apart from the recently acquired Ryan Hanigan (pending), Christian Vazquez is the only guy on the roster with any real MLB catching experience (53 MLB appearances at catcher). Beyond Vazquez, fellow minor leaguers Dan Butler […]

Corey Hart Signs with the Pirates

Corey Hart since 2007

The Pirates just announced that they signed Corey Hart to a one year deal for $2.5 million with the potential for another $2.5 million in incentives. Hart is coming off a season with the Mariners in which he hit .203/.271/.319. He never really got going at any point, as he missed the months of June and […]

Manny Ramirez: Dominican Winter League

Manny Ramirez DWL video

Here we go, the one and only Manny Ramirez is refusing to go quietly into the baseball night.  Don’t look now, but the 42 year old slugger has been playing winter ball in the Dominican Winter League for Aguilas Cibaenas. It should not surprise anyone that he is still giving it a shot. After playing briefly […]

Mining for Cole: Tremendous Value

Cole Hamels is Mr. ND

The trade market for Cole Hamels is as wide open as can be at this point. The only thing that appears to be certain is that the Phillies are looking to rid themselves of the remaining $100 million guaranteed left on his contract while adding some much needed pieces for the future. Additionally, Hamels (holding a no-trade clause) […]

Remaining Notable Free Agents

Scherzer tigers

Pitchers Max Scherzer: Age 30, RHP Perhaps overshadowed by the Jon Lester sweepstakes, Max Scherzer talks have really been suppressed due to lack of activity. The topped ranked free agent starting pitcher went into the off season with a figure of $200 million as his target price. Most information coming out of the Scherzer/Boras camp are […]

Spotlight on Matt Kemp: Risky Business?

Gammons Notes Kemp

Yesterday the Dodgers completed a deal with the Padres that sent Matt Kemp and $30 million to San Diego for catcher Yasmani Grandal, pitcher Joe Wieland, and another prospect. The deal came with little surprise as the 2-time all-star had seemingly been worked out of the plan in LA. With over $100 million left on his […]

Ervin Santana: Affordable solid starter

Ervin Santana was brilliant for the Braves yesterday vs. the Padres

Sometime you can’t commit $150 million for a starting pitcher. No matter how much you really want him today, you cannot afford to have him costing you big money after he is no longer effective. Ervin Santana is coming of a solid year in which he lived up to his 1-year $14,100,000 contract with the Braves. At […]

Last week’s notable free agent signings

Nick Markakis

Black Friday has come and gone with the number one toy still on the shelf. Although the league is still waiting for the big domino to fall, deals are still being struck. So as the winter meetings are set to begin on Sunday, here are some of the more notable free agent signings from the past week… Nelson […]

Nelson Cruz Signs: Mariners tool up for 2015

nelson cruz orioles

After re-signing Kyle Seager, the Mariners made it clear that they are committed to going on serious runs for the next half decade. This will be the 3rd consecutive year that the Mariners committed 100 million dollars or more to a single player. Over the weekend they were able to add another piece that could shift their line-up […]

Home Run Hitters: Downward Trend

chris davis orioles

The following is a compilation of home run totals of the top 30 home run hitters in each season since 2008. Beyond that is the total home runs each of those players hit for the following two seasons. What you should notice from the numbers: Obviously there were a fair share of exceptions, but it seems […]