Category Archives: NL West

‘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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James Shields Signs Four-Year Pact with the San Diego Padres

It took him the entire offseason to find the right deal, but James Shields finally landed a new contract. Shields and the San Diego Padres have agreed on a four-year, $75 million pact that will allow him to pitch close … 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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San Francisco Giants Ink Deal with Outfielder Nori Aoki

Norichika Aoki reached the World Series last season with the Kansas City Royals, but his club lost to the San Francisco Giants in a thrilling seven game series. It seems that Aoki must follow the “if you can’t beat ‘em, … Continue reading

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Dan Haren Informs Marlins He Won’t be a Marlin

Dan Haren has officially informed the Miami Marlins front office that he doesn’t intend to pitch for the club next season. This news comes courtesy of Joe Fisaro, the Marlins beat writer for MLB.com: Dan Haren has informed #Marlins his … Continue reading

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Top 20 Remaining Free Agents, Ranked

It would be an understatement to say that this off-season has been hectic. This has been one of the most chaotic off-seasons that I’ve ever seen with players changing uniforms at a breakneck pace. That having been said, the calendar … Continue reading

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