Category Archives: National League

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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Braves Acquire Manny Banuelos from the Yankees

Manny Banuelos just learned that baseball can be a very fickle game. Banuelos, 23, was once one of the gem’s of the Yankees farm system. He was ranked as a consensus top 50 prospect prior to the 2011 and 2012 … 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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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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CSC Hot Stove Catch-Up

We here at Cheap Seat Chronicles got a little bit bogged down after the Winter Meetings and fell way behind with our coverage of this offseason’s transactions. In an attempt to remedy that, we’ve gone the hotlink route and put … Continue reading

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Reds Trade Mat Latos to Marlins

The Cincinnati Reds have traded starting pitcher Mat Latos to the Miami Marlins. Latos, 27, went 5-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.153 WHIP, 74/26 K/BB ratio over 102.1 innings in an injury-riddled season that limited him to 16 starts. Over … Continue reading

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Dodgers, Padres Complete Matt Kemp Trade

The Matt Kemp era in Los Angeles is over. After weeks of speculation, the Dodgers have agreed to send Kemp to the San Diego Padres, along with catcher Tim Federowicz, in exchange for catcher Yasmani Grandal and right-handers Joe Wieland … 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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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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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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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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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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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, MLB, MVP, National League, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Playoffs, Predictions, Projections, Rookie of the Year, World Series | 4 Comments

2010 MLB Predictions: Better Late Than Never

It’s pretty obvious that the posts haven’t exactly been coming hot and heavy in the past month or so. Things have been very busy at work and there was a fair amount of travel in the mix as well, but … Continue reading

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Countdown to Spring Training: 3 Days

Since today is Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d post a Major League Moment that I’ve been enamored with since childhood. Much like yesterday’s video, today’s clip is another that all baseball fans have seen time and time again over the … Continue reading

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