Monthly Archives: December 2014

Dodgers Trade Newly-Acquired Heaney to Angels for Howie Kendrick

At least he doesn’t have to clean out a locker or anything. The Dodgers are trading Andrew Heaney, who was acquired in a trade earlier this evening, across town to the Angels for second baseman Howie Kendrick. Kendrick, 31, is … Continue reading

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Dodgers Reportedly Close to Signing Brandon McCarthy

Sources: #Dodgers close to four-year deal with free-agent RHP Brandon McCarthy. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 11, 2014 It looks like Brandon McCarthy is poised to sign a four-year deal with the Dodgers. He would be part of a very … Continue reading

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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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Dee Gordon & Dan Haren to Marlins, Andrew Heaney to Dodgers in Seven-Player Trade

That didn’t take long at all. Yesterday, we reported that the Dodgers had made second baseman Dee Gordon available in trade talks. When the club acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins earlier this today, we speculated that the move seemed to setup … Continue reading

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Dodgers Acquire Shortstop Jimmy Rollins from Phillies

The Dodgers have acquired long-time Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. Confirmation of the deal comes from ESPN’s Buster Olney after the trade came together quickly this afternoon, seemingly spurred by comments from Rollins indicating that he would approve a trade to … 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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Jon Lester’s Contract with the Cubs Could be Worth $180M

Earlier today we reported that free agent starter Jon Lester had agreed on a six-year, $155 million with the Chicago Cubs. While the basic structure of the deal is correct, the baseball world is just learning about the additional details … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins Showing Interest in Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins are rarely big players in free agency, but they may be preparing to make a splash. La Velle E. Neal III is reporting that the Twins are showing interest in free agent starter Ervin Santana: Yes, the … Continue reading

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Jon Lester Signs with the Chicago Cubs for $155 Million

The Jon Lester sweepstakes has finally reached its conclusion and Major League Baseball may now resume its regularly-scheduled offseason. The pitching market has been in gridlock while the baseball world waited to see where Lester would sign. Now that he’s … 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

Posted in American League, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Detroit Tigers, Free Agency, James Shields, Jon Lester, Max Scherzer, MLB, MLB Winter Meetings, Scott Boras | 6 Comments

Giants & Braves Discussing Potential Justin Upton Trade

The Giants aren’t having the best offseason. The club failed in its bid to retain third baseman Pablo Sandoval and is reportedly out of the running to land left-handed starter Jon Lester. As such, the club is working on a … Continue reading

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Dodgers Make Dee Gordon Available in Trade Talks

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly let teams know that their speedy All-Star second baseman/shortstop, Dee Gordon, is available in trade talks. Gordon, 26, made his first All-Star team last year and hit.289/.326/.378 on the season. He led all of … Continue reading

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Chicago Cubs Acquire Miguel Montero from Arizona Diamondbacks

The trade winds have blown Miguel Montero from the desert to the windy city. We first reported on the trade talks last night and now the deal is official. It’s a straight-swap with Montero headed to Chicago and Arizona receiving … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Pirates Re-Sign Francisco Liriano for 3-yrs/$39M

Francisco Liriano nearly pitched his way out of baseball before he signed with the Pirates two years ago. Two very good seasons later, he’s reportedly pitched himself into a three-year, $39 million deal to stay in Pittsburgh. Liriano, 31, was … 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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