Posts in category TRANSACTIONS

PRICE, RAYS AGREE ON 1YR/$14MM DEAL

PRICE, RAYS AGREE ON 1YR/$14MM DEAL

The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with ace David Price with a one year/$14MM deal, MLB.com’s Adam Berry is reporting. The Rays are not known for spending big money or giving long-term deals, but they did give the 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner the biggest one-year deal in the franchise’s history. This follows yesterday’s announcement […]

146 PLAYERS FILE FOR SALARY ARBITRATION

146 PLAYERS FILE FOR SALARY ARBITRATION

Tuesday was the day for arbitration-eligible players to file and a total of 146 players did so. The next step in the process is for the players and their clubs to exchange figures on Friday. Each side comes up with a figure for a salary for 2014 and arbitration hearings are scheduled for sometime between […]

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

TANAKA TO BE POSTED THURSDAY

After many twists and turns, Japanese superstar pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will finally be posted by his NPB team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles on Thursday morning. The 30-day window for Tanaka to reach a deal with a major league club will run to January 24th, 2014 at 5PM. The MLB.com story linked above pulls together information […]

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

RULE 5 DRAFT RESULTS

With the conclusion of the Winter Meetings comes the annual Rule 5 Draft, where teams are able to select unprotected players from other organizations. There are a few famous Rule 5 success stories, like Johan Santana, but for the most part the players chosen don’t rise to superstardom. Here are the results from this year’s major […]

NATS DEAL PROSPECTS FOR FISTER

NATS DEAL PROSPECTS FOR FISTER

The Washington Nationals have acquired RHP Doug Fister from the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects. NATIONALS GET: RHP Doug Fister TIGERS GET: LHP Ian Krol, LHP Robbie Ray, INF Steve Lombardozzi The move strengthens an already formidable Nationals starting rotation, with Fister fitting in amongst Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez. With […]

TWINS ADD VETERAN PITCHERS

TWINS ADD VETERAN PITCHERS

With only 66 wins and nearly 100 losses in 2013, the Minnesota Twins appear to be far from contention. In the suddenly tough AL central, the Twins have a long way to go to get as good as the division kingpins, the Tigers, as well as the rising powers in Cleveland and Kansas City. The […]

TRADE: FREESE TO ANGELS FOR BOURJOS

TRADE: FREESE TO ANGELS FOR BOURJOS

The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels have swapped name players in another pre-Winter Meetings trade. CARDINALS GET: OF Peter Bourjos, OF Randal Grichuk ANGELS GET: 3B David Freese, RHP Fernando Salas The Cardinals get younger and open up an everyday spot for super-utility man Matt Carpenter at 3B. Bourjos, 26, fits perfectly in their […]

GIANTS SIGN PENCE, 5YRS/$90M

GIANTS SIGN PENCE, 5YRS/$90M

OF Hunter Pence was scheduled to hit free agency after the World Series but he and the San Francisco Giants have reportedly agreed to a 5-year/$90M deal. Pence came over to the Giants in 2012 in a trade deadline deal with the Phillies and was part of San Francisco’s World Series championship team. Things haven’t […]

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

PIRATES TRADE FOR BYRD, BUCK

The Pittsburgh Pirates, with the post-season in sight for the first time in a couple of decades, addressed their biggest need with a trade that brought over OF Marlon Byrd from the Mets. PIRATES GET: OF Marlon Byrd, C John Buck METS GET: IF Dilson Herrera, PTBNL The Pirates have held down one of the […]

PHILLIES EXTEND UTLEY THROUGH 2015

PHILLIES EXTEND UTLEY THROUGH 2015

2B Chase Utley is enjoying a bounce back year after three injury-plagued seasons and the Philadelphia Phillies have extended his contract for two years at somewhere in the $25-$30M range. The five-time All-Star was in the last year of a 7yr/$85M contract. Utley was part of the rock-solid foundation of the World Series-winning 2008 Phillies, […]