MLB FREE AGENCY
Jun 02, 2014 04:29 PM EDT
The Houston Astros are usually on the wrong side of history when it comes to firsts and their recent piece of history is no different. The Astros have become the first team to sign a player to an extension without a single major league appearance.
Which Major League closers are next to be replaced before May? Who will replace them for the long haul?
Apr 23, 2014 12:25 PM EDT
Its been musical chairs for closing pitcher in the MLB this season. A number of them have lost their jobs already and many more are still being evaluated before the final call is made. Three more closers could get the axe in the coming weeks, but who are they.
Apr 01, 2014 09:37 AM EDT
Every baseball season, playoff contenders look to upgrade at the July 31 trade deadline. Sometimes it works… sometimes is backfires. The 2002 mega deal that sent Bartolo Colon to Montreal netted the Indians a haul of three prospects named Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee. It’s safe to say that one backfired for the Expos. This season will be no different and we highlight some of the players that could be shipped to contenders before the non-waiver trade deadline.
Mar 29, 2014 10:43 AM EDT
On the same day where Miguel Cabrera signed his 10-year $292 million deal, Mike Trout signed an extension of his own with the Angels. Mike Trout will be an Angel for the price of $144.5 million over 6-years.
Mar 05, 2014 11:03 AM EST
Johan Santana agreed to a minor league contract on Tuesday. It is reportedly worth three million dollars. The contract includes an invitation to Spring Training. Santana was seen at the Orioles' complex on Monday, posing in uniform with “now” teammate Eduardo Rodriguez.
Jan 28, 2014 11:57 AM EST
With draft pick compensation attached to him, it has been tough for Nelson Cruz to find a new home this offseason as the free agent outfielder remains on the market. While the Seattle Mariners have expressed interest in signing him, it seems unlikely they'll pull the trigger on a deal due to the uncertainty over what it would cost the club--which has already spent a lot this offseason.
Jan 24, 2014 11:36 AM EST
It was reported Thursday that free agent right-hander Matt Garza and the Milwaukee Brewers came to terms on a four-year $52 million deal, but the claim was later disputed by the team as talks between the two parties are still ongoing and a deal could be struck soon.
Dec 30, 2013 11:26 AM EST
Though the free agent shortstop market is thin, Stephen Drew has yet to sign a contract with a team and the New York Mets are reportedly interested in bringing him to Queens and have been in contact with him, according to reports.
Dec 26, 2013 04:03 PM EST
As 2013 comes to an end, some free agents in Major League Baseball still have no homes, and free agent pitcher Bronson Arroyo is no exception as the 6-foot-4 right-hander said he "isn't sure" who is interested in signing him but that he's "fine with waiting out this free agency process so far."
Dec 18, 2013 02:18 PM EST
Free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo is rumored to be a pretty expensive acquisition for any team that tries to land him this offseason, and reportedly he couldn't be swayed by a seven-year $140 million offer from the New York Yankees earlier in this offseason.
Dec 18, 2013 10:01 AM EST
Australian free-agent closer Grant Balfour has agreed to terms with the Baltimore Orioles on a two-year deal, the Baltimore Sun reported on Tuesday citing multiple industry sources.
Dec 16, 2013 09:54 AM EST
With the New York Yankees outfield getting more and more crowded after a busy offseason, rumors of the team trading Brett Gardner have intensified, but team president Randy Levine said that the team has no intentions of parting ways with the outfielder.
Dec 13, 2013 09:56 AM EST
Robinson Cano was officially introduced as a Seattle Mariner on Thursday after departing the Yankees to sign a 10-year $240 million deal with the Mariners, and the wealthy second baseman had some departing shots for his old team, who he felt didn't respect him with their offer.
Dec 09, 2013 09:46 AM EST
The New York Yankees announced on Saturday they have signed former Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury to a seven-year, $153 million deal and have also locked up Japanese right hander Hiroki Kuroda for one more season.
Dec 06, 2013 11:13 AM EST
Free agent second baseman Robinson Cano has reportedly agreed to a 10-year $240 million deal Friday morning. Multiple sources reported that the negotiations had fallen off, but now multiple sources confirm that Cano will be a Mariner for the next decade.