Brewers looking for closer: K-Rod still in the running

The Brewers' Francisco Rodriguez takes his time

Over the past few weeks the Brewers have been trying to address their needs in the bullpen. Rumors had surfaced that there would be a trade for the Phillie closer Jonathan Papelbon, but talks have since come to a halt. Moving on to a new target, it appears that the Brewers are in some serious talks […]

Marlins sign 41-year-old Ichiro Suzuki, 156 hits shy of 3000

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Ichiro Suzuki and the Marlins have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal for the 2015 season. Before breaking into the MLB at age 27 and becoming just the second player in history to win the Rookie of the Year and the MVP in the same year (Fred Lynn), Ichiro produced 1278 hits in 9 seasons […]

Braves sign Jonny Gomes: Specialist against lefties

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Jonny Gomes and the Braves recently reached an agreement on a 1-year deal worth $4MM with a vesting option for 2016. Beyond being a valued role player with a great attitude towards the game and winning, Gomes has developed the reputation as a free swinger with a little pop who gets on-base. With a career .244/.335/.442 slashline in […]

Red Sox sign journeyman Dana Eveland to Minor League deal

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The Red Sox have reportedly added to their bullpen with the acquisition of journeyman pitcher Dana Eveland. He agreed to a minor league deal and will be invited to spring training in Fort Myers. After starting 30 games in the Korea Baseball Organization in 2013, Eveland made his way back stateside in 2014, making 30 relief appearances […]

The National’s starting pitchers as of today

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By the end of 2014, the Nationals had the best pitching staff in all of baseball with a combined 3.03 ERA. So naturally they went out and signed the best starting pitcher available in Max Scherzer. With a 7-year, $210MM contract to be paid out over the next 14 years, the Nationals have significantly committed to Scherzer as […]

Giants reach deal with Yusmeiro Petit: What is his role in 2015?

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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, to avoid arbitration, Yusmeiro Petit and the Giants have agreed to a deal that will pay the 30-year-old right handed pitcher $2.1MM for 2015. Going into the off season, Petit was expected to sign somewhere in the $1.5MM range, so he has to be happy with how the negotiations played out. […]

The Overcrowded Red Sox Outfield

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It is simple, you can only have three outfielders in the game at any given time, and the Red Sox now find themselves with nine legitimate players to field those spots. With Jackie Bradley, Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, Daniel Nava, Hanley Ramirez, Shane Victorino, Bryce Brentz, Mookie Betts, and Brock Holt all currently on the 40-Man roster, […]

Diamondbacks eye Dioner Navarro

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According to rumors via Jon Morosi (Fox Sports), a potential trade is in the discussion phase between the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks that would send the 30 year-old switch-hitting catcher Dioner Navarro to Arizona. With the recent signing of Russell Martin to a $82-million contract, it is clear that the starting catcher for the Blue Jays in 2015 will […]

Which Stephen Drew will we see in 2015?

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If you are a Yankee’s fan you may have cringed at the recent signing of Stephen Drew for another go-around in the Bronx. He certainly did not dazzle in a limited 2014, and has been trending downward since the 2013 playoffs (offensively at least).  Financially speaking, Drew may have benefited from not playing at all last […]

Emilio Bonifacio finds new home with White Sox

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After playing for 4 different teams in the last 2 years, Emilio Bonifacio finds himself heading back to Chicago. The White Sox and Bonifacio agreed to a 1-year $4 million deal with a club option for 2016. This will be his 8th MLB club.  The White Sox’ primary use for Bonifacio should be against lefties. […]