Monthly Archives: December 2014

Jesus Montero Drops Weight, Aims to Gain Playing Time

Jesus Montero is in the best shape of his life. As you might expect, this information comes to us today courtesy of the internet’s unequivocal clearinghouse of the “Best Shape of His Life” meme, HardballTalk. Craig Calcaterra – who is, … Continue reading

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Padres Trade Seth Smith to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

It’s been talked about for weeks now, but the Mariners finally landed Seth Smith from the Padres. Smith, 32, is coming off what was likely a career year in San Diego where he hit .266/.367/.440 with 31 doubles, 12 home … Continue reading

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Ben Zobrist: The Ideal Twins Trade Target

The Minnesota Twins are, seemingly, done wheeling and dealing this offseason, but if they’ve got anything left up their sleeves, it should be a trade for Ben Zobrist. Rumors have been swirling for weeks now that Tampa Bay is looking … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Asdrubal Cabrera, Baseball, Ben Zobrist, Brian Dozier, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham, Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MLB Trades, Oswaldo Arcia, Tampa Bay Rays, Terry Ryan, Torii Hunter, Trade Rumors, Trevor Plouffe | 1 Comment

#SmellBaseball

Ervin Santana, the Minnesota Twins newest pitcher, is officially following Cheap Seat Chronicles on Twitter…just like you should be doing. That’s right, y’all. Ervin Santana is following CSC. We’re officially in the big time. We’re one of a very select…um…126,000 … Continue reading

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Rex Grossman Turns Down Offer to Play for Cleveland

Hmmmmm…you don’t see that every day. Rex Grossman, reportedly a professional football player, turned down an offer to join the Cleveland Browns this week. That’s not super hard to imagine, I mean, the Browns are a steaming dumpster fire where … Continue reading

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The Kansas City Royals are Your 2014 World Series Champions!!

Okay, so they’re not really the World Series champions. That one teeny-tiny fact didn’t stop a department store in Joplin, Missouri, from selling a whole bunch of t-shirts last weekend that proclaimed the Royals were, in fact, the “2014 World Series … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Gordon, Brandon Crawford, Bruce Bochy, Buster Posey, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Kansas City Royals, Madison Bumgarner, MLB, Salvador Perez, San Francisco Giants, Santiago Casilla, World Series | Leave a comment

Dan Haren Still Hoping for Trade to West Coast

Jon Heyman is reporting that Dan Haren is still holding out for a trade to the Angels or Padres. This comes as no surprise as Haren previously went on the record saying that he’d only pitch in Los Angeles – … Continue reading

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