Posts by Steve Cummings

YANKS LAND STANTON IN FOUR-PLAYER DEAL

YANKS LAND STANTON IN FOUR-PLAYER DEAL

The New York Yankees acquired newly-crowned NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton in a four-player deal that sent Starlin Castro to the Marlins.

WHITE SOX SIGN LUIS ROBERT

WHITE SOX SIGN LUIS ROBERT

The Chicago White Sox have signed 19-year old Cuban outfielder Luis Robert to a minor league deal that included a $26 million signing bonus. It is a deep dive into the international market for the White Sox as they sign a two-time Cuban Series national champion who slashed .401/.526/.687 with 12 homeruns in 232 plate […]

QUALIFYING OFFER WILL BE $17.2MM

QUALIFYING OFFER WILL BE $17.2MM

The Qualifying Offer (QO), one of the more interesting wrinkles in the player movement system that came about with the last CBA, will be valued at $17.2MM, per Ken Rosenthal.

KIMBREL GOES DOWN, RED SOX ACQUIRE ZIEGLER

KIMBREL GOES DOWN, RED SOX ACQUIRE ZIEGLER

The Boston Red Sox have lost their All-Star closer, Craig Kimbrel, to knee surgery but GM Dave Dombrowski quickly went to Plan B on Saturday. The Sox acquired Brad Ziegler from the Arizona Diamondbacks to bolster the back end of the bullpen for the second-place club.

PADRES GO STRONG ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNING

PADRES GO STRONG ON INTERNATIONAL SIGNING

Day One of the International Signing Period is in the books and the San Diego Padres have moved into the market in a big way. So far, the Padres have signed the following:

PHILLIES TAKE MONIAK WITH TOP OVERALL PICK

PHILLIES TAKE MONIAK WITH TOP OVERALL PICK

San Diego high school outfielder Mickey Moniak was taken first overall by the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday as the 2016 First-Year Player Draft got started.  The La Costa Canyon High School star became the first prep outfielder taken with the 1/1 pick since Delmon Young in 2003.

2016 MLB DRAFT STARTS TONIGHT

2016 MLB DRAFT STARTS TONIGHT

The First-Year Player Draft gets underway tonight with live coverage on MLB Network at 6PM ET. The first 77 picks will be broadcast tonight with rounds 3-10 airing live on Friday starting at 12:30PM ET. The Phillies have the top overall pick. Here’s the full first round, courtesy of BaseballAmerica.com: First Round 1 Phillies 2 […]

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

D-BACKS TO FIRST-ROUND PICKS – “MEH..”

In the last couple of years the Arizona Diamondbacks have had a makeover done with their leadership and that makeover is filtering down to the field in a big way. With a team of Tony LaRussa (Chief Baseball Officer), Dave Stewart (Senior VP and GM) and DeJon Watson (Senior VP, Baseball Ops) coming together, the […]

NON-TENDER DEADLINE TONIGHT

NON-TENDER DEADLINE TONIGHT

Today is the last day for clubs to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible free agent, with the deadline being 12PM ET. If clubs choose not to tender a contract to an arb-eligible player who is unsigned for 2016, that player becomes a free agent.

RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

November 20th was the deadline to place Rule 5 Draft eligible players on the 40-man roster or risk losing them. Rule 5 deals with players who have either four or five years with a club but haven’t been placed on the 40-man. At this point, clubs must protect them by placing them on the 40-man […]

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