Author Archives: Steve Cummings

RULE 5 DRAFT MAJOR LEAGUE RESULTS

Here are the results of the Rule 5 Draft held yesterday on the final day of the Winter Meetings. These players were left unprotected and the clubs that selected them must keep these players on the active roster for all … Continue reading

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RULE 5 DRAFT TODAY

On this last day of the 2014 Winter Meetings, the Rule 5 Draft will take place at noon ET. Players who have been with their clubs for a specified length of time, but have not been placed on the club’s … Continue reading

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DODGERS WERE KINDA ACTIVE YESTERDAY

After a couple of seemingly quiet days for the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings, the new front office got to work on replacing the departed SS Hanley Ramirez. They got a couple of other things done as well. Wednesday opened … Continue reading

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WHITE SOX ADD SAMARDZIJA, ROBERTSON

The Chicago White Sox have made the biggest splash so far at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, adding two impact arms in starter Jeff Smardzija and closer David Robertson. The AL Central may be the most winnable of the … Continue reading

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THROWBACK: 1980 WINTER MEETINGS

As the Winter Meetings prepare to kick off in San Diego, fans of every team (except the Giants) are looking for a big move that will make 2015 better than this past season. If “hope” Springs eternal, then dreams of grandeur are … Continue reading

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DEADLINE TO TENDER CONTRACTS AT MIDNITE ET

Tonight at midnight ET, the deadline will pass for clubs to offer contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The arbitration years are when players begin to become expensive and for a club to non-tender a player would make that player … Continue reading

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26 PLAYERS ARE SUPER TWOS

The list of Super Twos was announced on Wednesday and 26 players fell before the cutoff to earn a fourth year of arbitration eligibility. MLB and the Players Association announced the list with the cutoff being two years and 133 … Continue reading

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FIVE PLAYERS CLAIMED OFF OF WAIVERS

There were five waiver claims in addition to all of the other player movement news going on: PLAYER WAIVED CLAIMED RHP Eric Fornataro Cardinals Nationals OF J.B. Shuck Indians White Sox RHP Will Harris Diamondbakcs Astros RHP Jorge Rondon Cardinals … Continue reading

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QUALIFYING OFFER DEADLINE

The deadline has passed for teams to make qualifying offers of 1YR/$15.3MM and 12 players were on the receiving end this year: Ervin Santana – Braves Pablo Sandoval – Giants Max Scherzer – Tigers Victor Martinez – Tigers Michael Cuddyer … Continue reading

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OPTIONS ON THE TABLE

The Hot Stove stage gets set immediately after the World Series with player/club options being picked up/declined prior to the start of free agency. The last couple of days have seen a flurry of activity and they’re not done yet. … Continue reading

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