Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Breaking: Bob Melvin Extended for Two Years

Monday, January 14th, by JohnBowen

As reported by, Bob Melvin has been extended by Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s through the 2016 season.
Melvin took over the club mid-way through 2011, when the team was struggling amidst after Beane had brought in a number of players on short-term deals to compete for a division title.
The very next year – [...]

Breaking: Marlins Trade Entire Team to Blue Jays

Tuesday, November 13th, by JohnBowen

In spite of not winning the World Series, the Miami Marlins have decided to engage in yet another fire sale. Jeffrey Loria, in his customary fashion, has agreed to the following trade with the Toronto Blue Jays:
Blue Jays Get:
Jose Reyes (SS)
Mark Buehrle (SP)
Josh Johnson (SP)
John Buck (C)
Marlins Get:
Yunel Escobar (SS)
Adeiny Hechavarria (SS)
Update: Marlins also [...]

Silver Slugger Winners Named

Thursday, November 8th, by JohnBowen

National League
C – Buster Posey (SFG)
1B – Adam LaRoche (WAS)
2B – Aaron Hill (ARI)
3B – Chase Headley (SDP)
SS – Ian Desmond (WAS)
OF – Ryan Braun (MIL)
OF – Andrew McCutchen
OF – Jay Bruce (CIN)
P – Stephen Strasbourg (WAS)
No major complaints here until –  Jay Bruce, who hit just .252/.327/.514 for the 18th best OPS in the [...]

Breaking: Greinke to Angels for 3 Prospects

Friday, July 27th, by JohnBowen

Zack Greinke is returning to the American League, reports Jon Morosi ; the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for three of the top 10 prospects in the Angels system.
The Angels have gained yet another pitcher with ace abilities; Greinke joins 2011 Cy Young runner-up [...]

Developing: Braves set to acquire Dempster for Delgado (UPDATE: Or Not)

Monday, July 23rd, by JohnBowen

The Braves appear to have agreed in principle on a deal that would bring MLB ERA leader Ryan Dempster to Atlanta for a playoff run. In exchange, the Braves would likely send Randall Delgado to the Cubs.
Dempster, 35, is a free agent after the season and will likely hope for one last 3-year deal at [...]

Breaking: Ichiro to Yankees

Monday, July 23rd, by JohnBowen

The New York Yankees have conducted another trade with Seattle, acquiring future Hall of Famer Ichiro Suzuki for a pair of right handed pitchers, DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar.
The 38-year old Suzuki is a free agent after this season, which may be his last. He is hitting a paltry .261/.288/.642 in 2012, one year after a .272/.310/.335 [...]

Why Aren’t the Tigers Winning?

Saturday, June 9th, by JohnBowen

The Detroit Tigers, who won the 2011 American League Central Division by a whopping 15 games, were supposed to run away with the division again. Despite losing DH Victor Martinez, the Tigers added a big (sorry) bat in Prince Fielder, and weren’t supposed to be facing much of a competition.
Through about 1/3 of the season, [...]

Breaking: Josh Hamilton homers 4 times against Orioles

Tuesday, May 8th, by JohnBowen

Texas center fielder Josh Hamilton just hit his 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th home runs tonight, becoming the first player to slug four home runs in a game since Carlos Delgado in 2003.
He also doubled to set the American League record with 18 total bases, and drove in 8 of the Rangers’ 10 runs.
A little [...]

Johan Santana to Start Season Opener

Sunday, April 1st, by JohnBowen

The New York Mets are apparently pleased enough with the progress of their ace starter to let him start opening day.
Johan Santana, a 2-time Cy Young award winner with the Minnesota Twins, was acquired by the Mets prior to the 2008 season and signed to an extension through 2013. At first, it looked like the [...]

BREAKING (ok, not really) News: Edwin Jackson signs 1-year deal with Nats

Thursday, February 2nd, by JohnBowen

Deal is for about 10 million dollars

Developing: Latos to Reds for Volquez, Alonso, and others.

Saturday, December 17th, 2011 by JohnBowen

Padres GM Josh Byrnes has made quite the splash today, trading 24 year-old starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Reds for:
Edison Volquez (RHP)
Yonder Alonso (1B)
Brad Boxberger (RHP)
Yasmani Grandal (C)
Alonso, 24, has been named a top-100 prospect in each of the past three seasons. With 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto firmly entrenched at first base, Alonso [...]

BREAKING: Ryan Braun Reportedly Tests Positive for PEDS

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 by Chuck

Both ESPN’s Outside the Lines and columnist Ben Badler of Baseball America are reporting 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun has tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs.
ESPN’s report states that Braun was tested sometime during the National League playoffs and was notified of the positive result towards the end of October, almost a month before [...]


Thursday, December 8th, 2011 by JohnBowen

The game’s best player has finally made his decision and has elected to take his talents to South…ern California.
The deal is rumored to be between 250 and 260 million dollars for 10 years with a full no-trade.
Because of the legacy and establishment that Albert Pujols had built up in St. Louis, the rumor was that [...]

Hot Stove Week in Review

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 by JohnBowen

Heath Bell highlights this week’s transactions

Breaking News: Joe Nathan Signs with Rangers

Monday, November 21st, 2011 by JohnBowen

The Rangers and Joe Nathan have agreed to a 2 year, 14.5 million dollar contract, which includes a 9 million dollar option.
The rumor in play is that the Rangers will make Nathan their closer and move Neftali Feliz from the closer’s role to the rotation. The Rangers appear to be very good at this, having [...]