Posts by Steve Cummings

D-BACKS PROMOTE BAUER TO AAA

D-BACKS PROMOTE BAUER TO AAA

RHP Trevor Bauer, the third overall selection in last June’s draft, has quickly risen to the top of the minor leagues with his promotion to AAA on Thursday. After a solid spring in the Diamondbacks’ big league camp, Bauer has been dominant in eight starts with AA Mobile of the Southern League. After a stellar […]

NATS OPTION HARPER

NATS OPTION HARPER

The Washington Nationals optioned top organizational prospect Bryce Harper to Triple A Syracuse on Sunday where the 19-year old will play mostly CF. Harper was 8-for-28 this spring in the Nationals’ big-league camp while striking out 11 times. He also missed six games due to a calf injury, limiting his time to get ready to […]

ARBITRATION FINAL RESULTS

ARBITRATION FINAL RESULTS

Arbitration hearings are completed, with all eligible players under contract for 2012. Seven cases were heard with teams winning five and the players winning two: JOHN LANNAN ($5.7M) – NATIONALS ($5M) DECISION – NATIONALS JEFF NIEMANN ($3.2M) – RAYS – ($2.5M) DECISION – RAYS ANIBAL SANCHEZ ($8M) – MARLINS ($6.9M) DECISION – SANCHEZ EMILIO BONIFACIO […]

TIGERS LAND FIELDER

TIGERS LAND FIELDER

Prince Fielder, the biggest name left on the free-agent market, has reportedly agreed to a nine-year/$214M contract with the Detroit Tigers. One week after Victor Martinez tore his ACL and five days after Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski said that Fielder is  “probably not a good fit,” the two sides agreed on a pact that will […]

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

DONE: RANGERS SIGN DARVISH, 6YRS/$60M

Just before the 2PM CT deadline, the Texas Rangers came to terms with Yu Darvish on a six-year deal worth approximately $60 million. Darvish can opt out after the fifth year, reports Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports has tweeted that the deal could be worth an additional $10 million in bonuses. […]

VMART TEARS ACL, 2012 IN JEOPARDY

VMART TEARS ACL, 2012 IN JEOPARDY

Detroit slugger Victor Martinez has torn the ACL in his left knee and could miss the entire 2012 season, Jason Beck of MLB.com has reported. Martinez was doing agility drills in Orlando, FL when the injury occurred. VMart was one of the big bats in Detroit’s potent lineup last season, posting a .330/.380/.470 line as […]

LARKIN GETS CALL TO THE HALL

LARKIN GETS CALL TO THE HALL

Longtime Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin was the only player elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday as the former MVP was named on 86.4 % of the ballots. 75% is required for enshrinement. Larkin will join the late Ron Santo who got the nod from the Golden Era Committee in December. This […]

ANGELS LAND PUJOLS, WILSON

ANGELS LAND PUJOLS, WILSON

Not much came from the Los Angeles Angels’ camp during the Winter Meetings for three days while the Florida Marlins were grabbing all the headlines. Thursday morning Arte Moreno and the Angels stamped this year’s meetings as theirs, signing Albert Pujols (10 yrs/$254M)  and C.J. Wilson (5 yrs/$77.5M). The best hitter in baseball and a […]

MARLINS SIGN REYES, 6 YRS/$106M

MARLINS SIGN REYES, 6 YRS/$106M

The Miami Marlins continued a busy offseason on Sunday with the signing of SS Jose Reyes to a six-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting. Reyes is one of the bigger names in this boom year for high-profile free agents, and just one of the many players that the Marlins have pursued. Reyes […]

DODGERS, KEMP CLOSE IN ON 8-YEAR DEAL

DODGERS, KEMP CLOSE IN ON 8-YEAR DEAL

The Los Angeles Dodgers appear close to signing MVP candidate Matt Kemp to an 8-year, $160M deal, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times is reporting tonight. Kemp avoided arbitration in January of 2010 with a 2-year/$10.95M deal and has just the 2012 season between himself and free agency. This huge deal, if it becomes reality, […]