Posts by Steve Cummings

JAPANESE UPDATES

JAPANESE UPDATES

The invaluable Japanese baseball blog NPBTracker.com has posted a few bulletpoints today regarding players moving between Nippon Pro Baseball in Japan and the majors here in America. If you’re a player movement guy, this has to be one of your sites. If you follow NPBTracker.com, the Japanese players who get posted don’t just show up on the American […]

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

With the Hot Stove season upon us, here is a look at the key dates on the player movement calendar this offseason. November 3 – Free agents are eligible to sign with any team. 12:01AM ET. November 15, 16 –GM Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 16, 17 –Owners Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 18 – Day to […]

DUQUETTE NAMED TO O’S POST

DUQUETTE NAMED TO O’S POST

Dan Duquette returned to major league baseball today as the Orioles named him Executive VP of Baseball Operations. The 53-year old Duquettes is best known for his eight years in another AL east front office when he served as Boston’s GM from 1994-2002. While Duquette helped build the Red Sox powerhouse that won the World […]

GIANTS DEAL LHP SANCHEZ FOR OF CABRERA

GIANTS DEAL LHP SANCHEZ FOR OF CABRERA

The  San Francisco Giants moved one of their pitchers for a position player on Monday, sending Jonathan Sanchez to Kansas City for Melky Cabrera. The Giants slipped to second place in the NL west as they tried to defend their 2010 World Series championship due largely to a weak offense. The arms continued to be […]

HOT STOVE IS IN FULL BLAZE

HOT STOVE IS IN FULL BLAZE

The end of the World Series signalled the beginning of the off-season player movement calendar and the action has been fast and furious already. All the player decisions were trumped this morning when Tony LaRussa announced he was retiring from managing at age 67. The news has sent major waves through the baseball world as […]

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

ANOTHER STRONG OUTING FOR TOP PICK COLE

RHP Gerrit Cole had another strong AFL outing Wednesday, going 3 2/3 hitless innings for the Mesa Solar Sox. The top overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Pirates, Cole allowed one unearned run while throwing 36 of his 54 pitches for strikes. This was the third AFL start for the 21-year old Cole who has […]

THEO BRINGS IN HOYER, MCLEOD

THEO BRINGS IN HOYER, MCLEOD

The front office roles for the Cubs are taking shape as many had speculated since Theo Epstein became the club’s president of baseball operations. The Chicago Tribune is reporting tonight that Padres GM Jed Hoyer and scouting director Jason McLeod will leave San Diego for Chicago’s north side. Hoyer will reportedly be named Executive Vice […]

GIANTS 1ST-ROUNDER PANIK HEATING UP IN AFL

GIANTS 1ST-ROUNDER PANIK HEATING UP IN AFL

San Francisco Giants prospect Joe Panik, the 29th overall pick in the 2011 First Year Player Draft, has gotten his swing going after a slow start in the Arizona Fall League. The lefty-hitting shorstop went yard in a 2-for-3 day on Monday to inch his BA up to .244 in the early going. Panik played […]

CUBS, RED SOX ANNOUNCEMENTS TUESDAY

CUBS, RED SOX ANNOUNCEMENTS TUESDAY

It used to be that there was a code of etiquette regarding the World Series that dictated that no major announcements would be made that could take away any attention from the Fall Classic. That protocol has slowly eroded and during Tuesday’s travel day, the sports world will have its eyes directed toward two famously underachieving […]

OFFICIAL: THEO TO THE CUBS

OFFICIAL: THEO TO THE CUBS

37-year old Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a five-year deal that is worth over $15M, reports ESPN.com. The magic that Theo brought to Boston may have run out, with two-straight third-place finishes and no playoff wins since 2008. But that doesn’t even register as a dry spell for the Cubbies. […]

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