Category Archives: American League

Red Sox to Acquire Wade Miley from Diamondbacks

It’s not quite the same as signing Jon Lester, but it will have to do for now. The Boston Red Sox have agreed on the framework of a deal to send pitchers Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster along … Continue reading

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Twins Expand Search for Pitching, but Still Missing the Mark

The Twins came into the Winter Meetings in search of starting pitching…yet again. Finally, after sitting idly by for the better part of the first two and a half days of the Winter Meetings, it is beginning to look like … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer is Seeking a Contract Worth $200+ Million

Max Scherzer and his agent, Scott Boras – because of course it’s Scott Boras – aren’t going to beat around the bush, they’re looking to get PAID this offseason. While the baseball world anxiously awaits resolution on the Jon Lester … Continue reading

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James Shields: Don’t Forget the Punch

I really hope James Shields signs somewhere nobody expects. I hope he signs somewhere where he’s not about to be thrown in the middle of an already solid rotation, surrounded by already solid players, where he’s an afterthought for that … Continue reading

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C.J. Wilson: A Poor Man’s Jon Lester?

While everyone waits for Jon Lester to decide where he’ll pitch for the next six-plus years, there are conflicting reports circulating about the availability (or lack thereof) of Los Angeles Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson. While it would make sense for … Continue reading

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Reactions from a Converted White Sox Fan: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Join the Dark South Side

I must admit, as a relatively new Minnesota Twins fan who converted after years of cheering the White Sox, seeing Samardzija and Robertson join the dark south side really stings. Not only are Twins fans watching the rival White Sox get … Continue reading

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MLB Winter Meetings: The Six Biggest Storylines

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all-ages; the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. Let’s get ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble… And by rumble, I obviously mean partake in lengthy discourse about the relative long-term value of one … Continue reading

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