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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 [...]
Milwaukee first baseman Prince Fielder has come up again and again in trade discussions. How much longer will #28 wear Brewer blue?
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?
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 [...]
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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…
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.
Sometimes even smart GM’s consider bad decisions.
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 [...]
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.