Archive for the ‘Free Agents’ Category

Free Agent DH’s – Where will they end up?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 by JohnBowen

It’s a stupid job, but someone’s gotta do it.

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010 by Chuck

Cliff Lee, the top pitcher available in this year’s free agent class has decided to forgo the bright lights of New York and the cowboy lifestyle of Dallas for the City of Cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell and Rocky Balboa.
Lee personally phoned Jon Daniels of the Rangers and the Yankees’ Brian Cashman late Monday evening [...]

The Future of a Prince

Monday, July 26th, 2010 by JohnBowen

Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder has come up again and again in trade discussions. How much longer will #28 wear Brewer blue?

Why the Yankees Should Tell Upcoming Free Agent Cliff Lee “Fuhgeddaboutit”

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 by Chuck

Rumors are starting already the Yankees signing soon to be free agent Cliff Lee to a lucrative, long-term contract is nothing more than a formality. 
But do they really NEED him?
Not really. 
Cliff Lee’s a good pitcher, no question. His acquisition last July by Philadelphia from Cleveland helped solidify a shaky starting staff and helped lead Philly [...]

Monday, March 22nd, 2010 by ThomasWayne

This monster contract not only shapes the face of the AL Central for the next eight years, but it puts a major dent in the concept of what small market teams can and supposedly cannot do.

Comparing Verlander and Felix to History

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 by JeffMoore

What does history tell us about pitchers who have started their careers like Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez? It’s good news for the Tigers and Mariners.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

Okay. Great. The A’s appear to be more than just passively interested in Johnny Damon. My question is…why would Damon even be the slightest bit interested in playing in Oakland?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

The last few weeks of the MLB Hot Stove free agent and trade season have really been more like a slow simmer; a mild warming if you will. Perhaps Baltimore’s signing of Miguel Tejada last week (to play 3rd base, no less) and today’s the-ink-has-yet-to-dry-on-the-contract pacts given to Jim Thome by Minnesota and Ben Sheets by Oakland are a sign that the Stove is still hot enough to produce a little lively debate.

Monday, January 11th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

His signing ends weeks, if not months, of speculation on who might land the highly coveted 22 year old left handed phenom. What does not end, at least in my mind, is how and why Chapman arrived at this point, and by this point I mean ending up in Cincy?

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010 by ThomasWayne

The Cardinals announced that free agent left field slugger Matt Holliday agreed to a seven-year, $120-million deal that includes a no-trade clause, and the juicy perk of hitting behind all-galaxy first baseman Albert Pujols for the defending NL Central champion Cardinals on Tuesday.

And The Red Sox News of the Day Continues…

Monday, December 14th, 2009 by ThomasWayne

One would think this would be enough Sox news for the day but those damn Phillies had to go and get Halladay so Boston felt cheated in the headline grabbing department and added the following tidbits for your hot stove delight…

Lackey to Boston very Interesting (and Confusing)…

Monday, December 14th, 2009 by ThomasWayne

Although not yet official, Lackey to Boston is a power move that could equal the balance of power with the Yankees, or quite possibly create more headaches than it could possibly be worth.

Saturday, December 12th, 2009 by JeffMoore

Sometimes even smart GM’s consider bad decisions.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by ThomasWayne

As most of you know by now, Brad Penny, 31, formerly of the Marlins, Dodgers, Red Sox and Giants signed a one-year, $7.5 million dollar contract with the St.Louis Cardinals on Monday, and with incentives-met the deal will actually be closer to $9 million. He’ll replace free agent Joel Pineiro in a formidable Cardinal rotation [...]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by JeffMoore

The Braves have put themselves behind the 8-ball now that they have spent big money on free agent relievers and Rafael Soriano has accepted arbitration.