Category Archives: National League

‘Kitchen Sink Stuff’: Peavy mixing up his pitching repertoire

Talkin’ Giants Ball. It is no secret. When a pitcher losses velocity and relies on a fastball and pitching catalogue of his former days, he is asking for a ticket home. More often than not, these starting pitchers are put into … Continue reading

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Padres Not Done Yet, Reportedly Targeting Yoan Moncada

The ink has barely dried on the four-year pact the Padres made with James Shields, but general manger A.J. Preller is already working on his next move. The newest target appears to be free agent Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada. That’s … Continue reading

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Trying to Find a Team for Dayan Viciedo

Dayan Viciedo was released by the White Sox on Wednesday after the club designated him for assignment the week prior. Viciedo, 25, should – in theory – be an interesting option for a number of clubs. He’s young, he’s still … Continue reading

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Marlins to Sign Veteran Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki

The Marlins are putting the finishing touches on a very busy offseason and are reportedly working to finalize a deal with outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. It was rumored that Miami had offered the 41-year-old a one year, $2 million deal and … Continue reading

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Giants Bring Back Veteran Starter Ryan Vogelsong

The San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million with Ryan Vogelsong. Vogelsong, 37, is coming off a 2014 season where he posted a 4.00 ERA, 1.278 WHIP, and a 151/58 K/BB ratio over 184.2 innings … Continue reading

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Braves and Jonny Gomes Agree on One-Year Deal

The Atlanta Braves continued plugging holes for the 2015 season with the signing of outfielder Jonny Gomes to a one-year, $4 million deal with a vesting option. Gomes, 34, had a rough 2014 hitting just .234/.327/.330 with eight doubles, six … Continue reading

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Atlanta Braves Reunite with Kelly Johnson

The Atlanta Braves signed former first-round draft pick Kelly Johnson to a minor league deal with an invite to big league camp. Johnson, 32, is coming off the worst season of his career where he hit .215/.296/.362 with 14 doubles, … Continue reading

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