Category Archives: MLB

Update: Max Scherzer’s Deal with Washington Reportedly Worth $210 Million

Mad Max is getting some mad money. The financial details of Max Scherzer’s seven-year pact with the Washington Nationals are finally rolling in and they are…unique. The contract is still – as we reported earlier – a seven-year pact, but … Continue reading

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Cubs to Acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

The Cubs are acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. In exchange for Fowler, the Astros will receive Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Fowler, 28, posted a very typical .276/.375/.399 batting line with eight home runs, 21 doubles, and … Continue reading

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Mr. Scherzer Goes to Washington

It is official; Max Scherzer has reached an agreement with the Washington Nationals. The deal comes amid rampant speculation Sunday evening that the two-time All-Star was nearing a deal with the Nationals. At the time we knew Scherzer had a … Continue reading

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Max Scherzer Reportedly Nearing Seven-Year Deal

The Max Scherzer sweepstakes may soon reach a conclusion. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that Scherzer has a seven-year offer on the table and the Washington Nationals are believed to be in the mix, with at least one … Continue reading

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Developing: Yovani Gallardo Reportedly Headed to Texas

Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports is reporting that the Texas Rangers are close to acquiring veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo from the Milwaukee Brewers. There is currently no word about who would be coming back to Milwaukee in the deal, but it … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Derek Holland, James Shields, Jurickson Profar, Max Scherzer, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB, MLB Trades, NL Central, Texas Rangers, Trade Rumors, Yovani Gallardo, Yu Darvish | 1 Comment

MLB Arbitration Rundown

If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, your feed was probably inundated with arbitration updates. That’s because Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures; each submitting what they think the individual player is worth … Continue reading

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Cardinals Ace Adam Wainwright Begins Post-Surgery Throwing Program

Cardinals fans – and management – can breathe a sigh of relief, their ace is on his way back. Adam Wainwright played catch yesterday for the first time since undergoing right elbow surgery in October to repair damaged cartilage. The … Continue reading

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The Price is Right: Tigers Agree to Record-Setting Contract with Lefty Ace

The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with David Price by signing the left-hander to a one-year, $19.75 million contract. The pact instantly takes the top spot at the largest one-year deal ever handed out to a player who filed for arbitration. … 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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White Sox Slated to Retire Paul Konerko’s Number

In a very classy gesture, the Chicago White Sox will retire Paul Konerko’s number 14 in a ceremony this May. Konerko spent 16 seasons with Chicago and famously helped lead the Sox to a World Series championship in 2005, the … Continue reading

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Alex Rodriguez Expects to Win the Yankees’ Third Base Job

The Alex Rodriguez drama is already starting. Okay, admittedly, when it comes to Alex Rodriguez, the drama never really stops; but this time around, it’s all about what role A-Rod will play for the Yankees in 2015. Rodriguez is working … Continue reading

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St. Louis Cardinals, Lance Lynn Avoid Arbitration with Three-year, $22 Million Deal

The Cardinals avoided arbitration with Lance Lynn today, opting instead to sign the right-hander to a three-year, $22 million deal. Lynn, 27, was arbitration eligible for the first time this off-season, but the deal buys out the remainder of his … Continue reading

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Athletics Send Recently-Acquired Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Here’s hoping Yunel Escobar didn’t unpack, because the veteran shortstop is on the move once again. Less than a week after getting traded from Tampa Bay to Oakland, Escobar is headed back east to join the Nationals in exchange for … Continue reading

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Braves Trade Evan Gattis to Astros for Three Prospects

Houston…we have a (another) slugger. The Braves continued their rebuild on Wednesday and the Astros added more power to their already potent lineup in the form of slugger Evan Gattis. In exchange for Gattis, the Braves will receive three minor … Continue reading

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Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Cuban Starter Yoan Lopez

Cuban right-hander Yoan Lopez has agreed to terms on a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. MLB’s National Reporter, Jesse Sanchez reports that the deal includes a bonus of $8.27 million, setting the record for the largest deal under the new … Continue reading

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