Author Archives: Steve Cummings

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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WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

Even as Pablo Sandoval clutched the third-out popup to end last night’s World Series with another championship for the Giants, the hot stove season was beginning to heat up. The last day of the Word Series triggers the schedule of … Continue reading

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BUXTON OUT OF AFL WITH FINGER INJURY

OF Byron Buxton had his Arizona Fall League stint come to an end Monday night when he dislocated the middle finger on his glove hand diving for a ball. Buxton was selected by the Twins with the second overall pick of the … Continue reading

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AFL FALL STARS ROSTERS

The Arizona Fall League will have its annual Fall Stars game on Saturday Nov. 1. The East vs. West  matchup features some of the big names in the offseason league after a few weeks of play. MLB Network will air … Continue reading

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TAVERAS DIES IN CAR CRASH

Tragic news came from the Dominican Republic yesterday as it was announced that 22-year old Oscar Taveras and his girlfriend were killed in an auto accident. The details of the crash have been slow to come out but the sad … Continue reading

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ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE TEAMS

With the MLB playoffs in full swing right now, and as entertaining as anyone could have hoped, the launch of the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday will surely fly under the radar. But many of the elite minor league prospects will be … Continue reading

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DIAMONDBACKS MAKE SWEEPING LEADERSHIP MOVES

The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a lost 2014 and the fallout may finally be complete with the high-profile leadership positions all having been shaken up. Legendary manager Tony LaRussa came aboard in May as Chief Baseball Officer. The team sunk … Continue reading

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