Category Archives: MLB Winter Meetings

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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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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White Sox Acquire Ace Jeff Samardzija and Closer David Robertson

What a difference a day makes. Coming into the Winter Meetings, the Chicago White Sox were a team coming off a dismal 72-89 season and just watched Paul Konerko, the face of the franchise for more than a decade, ride … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago White Sox, David Robertson, Jeff Samardzija, MLB, MLB Trades, MLB Winter Meetings, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Trade Rumors | 3 Comments

Diamondbacks & Cubs Nearing a Miguel Montero Trade

The trade winds are blowing in San Diego as the rumors coming out of the Winter Meetings indicate that Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher, Miguel Montero might be on the move. Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is reporting via Twitter that the Cubs … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Committee Elects No One to the Hall of Fame

The Veteran’s Committee has tallied their votes and the results are, unfortunately, unsurprising. The 16-member panel of Hall of Fame players and managers, former executives and baseball writers representing the Veteran’s Committee chose not to elect any of the ten … 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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Brett Anderson will be 2015’s version of Phil Hughes

Brett Anderson is an immense talent. I don’t think you’ll find anyone who will debate that the dude can flat-out pitch and pitch well. This has been obvious throughout Anderson’s career. Ole Red Beard, a compliment if ever there was … Continue reading

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Red Sox Please Show Mercy

It must be nice to be rich and the Boston Red Sox, this offseason, are rich in talent. They are so rich in talent that it makes this Twins fan bury my head in shame over our “number 1 and … Continue reading

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