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QUALIFYING OFFER DEADLINE

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 – Rockies Francisco Liriano – Pirates Russell Martin – Pirates Nelson Cruz – Orioles David […]

OPTIONS ON THE TABLE

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. Chris Cotillo at MLBDailyDish.com is keeping track of all these moves and has a live […]

INDIANS ADD BAUER FOR DOUBLEHEADER

INDIANS ADD BAUER FOR DOUBLEHEADER

With a doubleheader vs. the Padres scheduled for Wednesday due to Monday’s rainout, the  Cleveland Indians have added Trevor Bauer to the active roster as the 2nd-game starter. The right-hander out of UCLA was the third overall pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. Bauer has had eight previous big-league starts over the past two seasons […]

ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

ANGELS EXTEND TROUT WITH 6-YEAR DEAL

Angels OF Mike Trout forced a tense contract situation when he put up other-worldly number in his first two big-league years, his age-20 and age-21 seasons. The situation was addressed today, as multiple sources are reporting that Trout and the Angels have agreed to a 6-year/$144.5MM contract extension that runs through the 2020 season, Trout’s age-29 year. […]

TIGERS EXTEND CABRERA

TIGERS EXTEND CABRERA

The Detroit Tigers have come to terms with two-time MVP Miguel Cabrera, extending his contract eight years beyond the two left on his current deal. The extension, which runs through the 2023 season, is reportedly worth $248MM, with two more years possible at $30MM each The eight-year extension takes Cabrera to his age-40 season. Coming […]

34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

The statuses of players in Spring Training and the decisions that teams must make regarding them are all over the map this time each year. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement added a new wrinkle that protects some players of a particular status, and there are several conditions for fitting into this group. I explained this nuance last year […]

ORIOLES SIGN JIMENEZ TO 4YR/$50MM DEAL

ORIOLES SIGN JIMENEZ TO 4YR/$50MM DEAL

Finally, after all that has happened in this eventful offseason, the one player I was watching most closely has signed a new deal. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez proved that he knows the old saying “timing is everything” by having a lights-out second half of the 2013 season, heading into free agency. After much activity in the pitching […]

ANOTHER SLOW YEAR FOR ARBITRATION CASES

ANOTHER SLOW YEAR FOR ARBITRATION CASES

We are midway through the Feb 1-21 window for arbitration cases to be heard and so far there have only been two. RHP Andrew Cashner won his case with the Padres while Indians’ reliever Vinnie Pestano lost his. ANDREW CASHNER: Won Player Amt – $2.4MM Team Offer – $2.275MM VINNIE PESTANO: Lost Player Amt. – $1.450MM […]

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

YANKEES SIGN TANAKA, 7YRS/$155MM

The drama is over in the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes and the New York Yankees reeled in the prized Japanese RHP with a 7-year, $155MM contract. The deal has an opt-out clause for Tanaka after 2017. The MLB suitors all met with Tanaka in California, each making a presentation, but it was the Yankees who were […]

ARBITRATION FIGURES EXCHANGED

ARBITRATION FIGURES EXCHANGED

After 146 players filed for arbitration on Tuesday, the field has been reduced considerably by the numerous deals reached since then, including those agreed to by David Price, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. Today, figures were exchanged between players and clubs with arbitration hearings to be scheduled if necessary. Once again, the player submits a […]

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