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Angels sign Matt Harvey to a one-year deal
If at first you don’t succeed.... The Angels have seemingly been “in” on nearly every free agent starter this off season, and they finally nabbed one. Most recently, the Angels missed out on signing JA Happ after offering him 28 million over 2 years.
Red Sox Mirror Image: Brock Holt to Billy Goodman
A fifth installment mirroring Boston Red Sox players of the present with one from my memories of the past. This is the second basemen – Brock Holt to Billy Goodman. The Red Sox comparison at second base is somewhat muddled with the absence of Dustin Pedroia who most certainly could be easily compare
HumpLinks: 6 Shopping Days ‘til Christmas!
With all due respect towards IMDB.com: “Due to his insistence that he has a no-longer-visible six foot-tall pitcher for a top-of-the-rotation starter, a whimsical middle-aged GM is thought by his fans to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.”
Who are the outfielders that the Orioles are pursuing in a trade?
According to a report by MLB.com’s Joe Trezza last week, new Orioles general manager Mike Elias was actively exploring potential trades at the Winter Meetings in an effort to bolster the team’s outfield depth. Trezza went on to say that the Orioles are “open to taking on a salary” and are more likel
Cincinnati Reds: Matt Harvey is headed to Los Angeles
The Cincinnati Reds lone free agent, Matt Harvey, appears to have struck a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Harvey went 7-7 with the Reds last season. The Dark Knight left Gotham in the middle of last season. He has since left the Queen City and is headed for LaLa Land. Matt Harvey, the Cincinnati
Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Potential Shortstops So Far
December is halfway over already and the offseason is in full swing for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball. Who will be the team’s shortstop in 2019?
Red Sox vs Yankees: MLB announces start times for London games
Major League Baseball has announced the start times for the two games between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in London next summer. The Boston Red Sox will take their rivalry with the New York Yankees across the pond to London next summer. We’ve known for months about this historic series m
Could the Red Sox look to a former player for second base?
The free agent market is starting to sort itself out with only the major players really remaining. With the Red Sox still needing a solution for second base if Pedroia isn’t healthy, could a former player be the quick and cheap answer?
Chicago Cubs sign free agent veteran utiltyman Daniel Descalso
The Chicago Cubs addressed their need for a veteran presence on Tuesday, signing veteran utility player Daniel Descalso to a two-year deal. After trading away Tommy La Stella and designating Ronald Torreyes for assignment, the Chicago Cubs definitely needed another infield piece. According to multip
Atlanta Braves free agent profile: Carlos Gonzalez
The Atlanta Braves are looking for a big bat to plug into the outfield. Could a former Rockie be the right fit for the team?. The Atlanta Braves are looking for another outfielder this offseason. Could a former Colorado Rockies slugger be the right fit in the lineup? Let’s take a look at Carlos Gonz
Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Club is Kicking Tires on Tulo
The Pittsburgh Pirates need an upgrade at short, even after making a move this offseason. The club is rumored to be interested in a former All-Star. When the offseason began, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Erik Gonzalez and two prospects for two players in a move that freed up a 40-man slot. Gonzal
Pittsburgh Pirates: Recap of the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings
The Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball wrapped up their 2018 Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. Here is a recap of the what the Bucs did. Some would say the Pittsburgh Pirates had a relatively quiet and slow Winter Meetings this year in Las Vegas, only making minor moves. Across the
Seattle Mariners: The (Nearly) Perfect Comp for a Mitch Haniger Trade
In baseball, one of the things we look for to establish cost on the open market are comparisons, or “comps”. If Player X is worth this, player X+1 is worth this. For the Mariners best remaining trade piece, the comp comes from 2016.
Texas Rangers bring back Matt Bush on a minor league contract
The Texas Rangers have signed Matt Bush and three others to minor league contracts. Also included for all four are invites to spring training. Well that didn’t take long. It was less than two weeks ago that the Texas Rangers non-tendered right-handed reliever Matt Bush, making him a free agent. Yest
Milwaukee Brewers: What does the Ian Kinsler deal mean for Jed Lowrie?
Ian Kinsler has signed a contract! Sadly, he signed with the San Diego Padres. His deal is likely to impact the current second base market, and the Milwaukee Brewers. The San Diego Padres caused the first domino to fall when they inked Ian Kinsler to a contract this past week. However, Kinsler is th
San Diego Padres: The Pros And Cons Of Signing Dallas Keuchel
The San Diego Padres have an interest in Dallas Keuchel. Should they pursue this option?. The San Diego Padres left Las Vegas without any new additions to their roster, but they did leave with a strong desire to acquire a third baseman and starting pitching for a roster largely void of both position
Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Rule 5 draft is the Orioles Christmas
There are now 105 days until the next Orioles game. They still do not have a manager, although if Tuesday night’s reports that were dismissed by GM Mike Elias as “premature” prove to be accurate, there could be a specific manager-in-waiting, in spite of the denials.
On this Day: St. Louis Cardinals trade for Mark Mulder
On December 18, 2004, the St. Louis Cardinals made one of their more infamous trades of the mid-2000’s. Eager to improve following a sweep in the World Series, the Cardinals acquired pitcher Mark Mulder from the Oakland Athletics, and gave a package headlined by young pitcher Dan Haren.
Red Sox Rumors: RHP Erasmo Ramirez is nearing minor league deal
The Boston Red Sox are rumored to be on the verge of signing right-handed pitcher Erasmo Ramirez to a minor league deal. How does he fit in?. It appears the Boston Red Sox are on the verge of beefing up their pitching staff, although it’s not one of the high-profile names dominating the rumor mill t
Yankees Rumors: Bombers to meet Manny Machado on Wednesday
The sweepstakes have begun on 26-year-old four-time All-Star, Manny Machado as the Yankees and Machado are set to meet on Wednesday. While the Winter Meetings were remarkably quiet, things should now begin developing as the Yankees and 26-year-old four-time All-Star, Manny Machado is set to meet on