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With the Winter Meetings behind us, it’s likely most of this offseason has already happened, and it’s been a barn burner, with a number of surprising signings and huge trades, plus big bursts of activity from the Red Sox, White … Continue reading...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Charlie Wilmoth | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Who went out with a bang, and who went out with a whimper The post Exits: Who stepped out of the spotlight this year? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Brian Bethune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A pre-Bowl game look at some top college prospects the Steelers may be interested in come the 2015 NFL Draft. Initial grades are based in part on my personal analysis of the Steelers' wants and desires, but will be modified as needed to reflect more...
From: Behind the Steel Curtain | By: Scott Pavelle | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jon Heyman kickstarted the Troy Tulowitzki rumors again, as he reported that the Mets have discussed a trade for the Rockies shortstop for weeks. Ken...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Steve Schreiber | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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MLB and its umpires have reached a five-year labor agreement to follow their current deal, which was set to expire at the end of the year, Ben Walker of the Associated Press reports. The new pact continues more than a … Continue reading →...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Charlie Wilmoth | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Marco Scutaro's 2014 season was tarnished by a chronic back ailment. The Giants' training staff is preparing an update on the 39-year-old and it may not be good news....
From: Hardball Talk | By: Bill Baer | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Minnesota's winning future is closer than ever, and the evidence is in the list of non-roster invitees. Usually, a list of non-roster invitees is pretty boring. There are usually one or two prospects that you'd like to see in action, and maybe there...
From: Twinkie Town | By: Jesse | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Kicking off Holiday Season 2014, we move on to my own riff on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. It's that time of year, so let's replay our annual holiday tributes. This past Friday we rolled back out Raaddad's spin on 'Twas the Night Before Christmas,...
From: Halos Heaven | By: Stirrups | Monday, December 22, 2014
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I apologize for this Hot Stove item in advance as it doesn’t seem there are a whole lot of legs to it right now. Or does it? If the reporter is good (he is), I’ll bite. Ryan Lawrence of Philly.com is reporting that the San Diego Padres have had...
From: The Phillies Nation | By: Ian Riccaboni | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Padres are reportedly already talking about Wil Myers in a potential deal for Hamels. The Padres and Phillies have had some discussions on a trade that would send left-hander Cole Hamels to San Diego, according to a report from Ryan Lawrence of...
From: MLB Daily Dish | By: Chris Cotillo | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Silver Shield Foundation, a charity established by the late Yankee owner George Steinbrenner, will pay for the education of the two children of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos, reports Bill Madden and Teri Thompson of the New York Daily … Continue...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Edward Creech | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The field for James Shields has been winnowed down to a few, namely the Giants and Red Sox....
From: Hardball Talk | By: Bill Baer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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In their latest Baseball Futures, leading online sports bookers Bovada, cast the Mets with 25/1 odds to win the World Series, tied with the White Sox, Yankees and Royals. Twelve other teams were favored in front of them with the Dodgers, Red Sox and...
From: Mets Merized | By: Joe D | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray is expected to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, per ESPN's Ed Werder, doing so with a surgically repaired bone in his left hand. It is about functional ability, pain tolerance. Just informed DeMarco...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Eric Edholm | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Wade Miley kind of has a point. Miley, whom the Boston Red Sox acquired from...
From: NESN | By: Ricky Doyle | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe touches on Nathan Eovaldi, one of the newest members of the Yankees.  Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia feels that the young pitcher has only scratched the surface of what he can do.  “At...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Zach Links | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that James Shields' contract demands are expected to be around five years and $110 million.
From: Rotoworld | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that "there seems no urgency on either side" when it comes to extension talks between the Orioles and Matt Wieters.
From: Rotoworld | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league. Hello everyone! Here's the latest from around the league: The Mariners have given spring training invites to a trio of players, at least one of which should be pretty...
From: Lookout Landing | By: Anders Jorstad | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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On this date in 2010, the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks agreed to a two-year, $12MM deal. Jenks was brought in to be a top notch setup man for Jonathan Papelbon, but health troubles ultimately derailed that plan – he made … Continue reading →...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Zach Links | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Beginning with the three games played by infielder Eusebio Gonzalez in 1918, just 22 Cuban natives — 17 position players, five pitchers — have played for the Red Sox.In the last couple of seasons, the pace has picked up with Jose Iglesias, Yoenis...
From: Boston Herald | By: By Herald Staff | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Hopefully Andrew Friedman has an unlimited call and text plan as he pulls off another deal, sending LHP Tom Windle and recently acquired RHP Zach Eflin to Philadelphia for SS Jimmy Rollins. Once more the Dodgers are in the middle of things as Andrew...
From: Minor League Ball | By: Nick Melotte | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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New Red Sox pitcher Wade Miley checked in with Rob Bradford, Alex Speier and Mike Mutnansky on Thursday’s Hot Stove show, and the left-hander clarified his view of the gluten controversy with his former team, the Diamondbacks. To hear the interview,...
From: WEEI | By: Jerry Spar | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The most important thing you need to know about Boston’s new development chief is what he’s not – yet another pathetic and powerless mayoral lackey.
From: Banker and Tradesman | By: Scott Van Voorhis | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Not to suggest Jon Lester has any pull with the Chicago Cubs after signing a six-year, $155 million contract, but he surely can't be disappointed to hear veteran catcher David Ross will be joining him. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, Ross and...
From: Yahoo Sports | By: Mark Townsend | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Padres have been busy over the last couple weeks, with more moves likely to come. Recently hired GM A.J. Preller has pivoted from the organization’s slow rebuilding process to add established major league stars. Preller reportedly recognized a...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Brad Johnson | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A number of teams are expected to break the bank on international talent next July, writes Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs.com. Due to international spending restrictions, teams that spend more than 15% above their allotted pool may not ink any international...
From: MLB Trade Rumors | By: Brad Johnson | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Giants reportedly have no plans to attempt to initiate contract talk with free agent Max Scherzer....
From: Hardball Talk | By: Bill Baer | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Certain teams have become a destination for free agents, not just because of the money they can spend, but for their chances of reaching the playoffs. Teams like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals can attract free agents...
From: Kings of Kauffman | By: David Hill | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The Dodgers agree to send OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz, and $32M to the San Diego Padres in exchange for C Yasmani Grandal, RHP Joe Wieland, and minor league RHP Zach Eflin. In yet another deal consummated by Andrew Friedman, the Dodgers are set to...
From: Minor League Ball | By: Nick Melotte | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Red Sox and Padres are working on a trade that would send third baseman Will Middlebrooks to San Diego and catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston, but as of mid-Friday it had not been finalized, according to a league source.
From: ESPN | By: Gordon Edes | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Ryan Hanigan, pride of Andover High School, is coming home and the new Red Sox catcher could not be much happier about it....
From: Boston Herald | By: By Michael Silverman | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Despite Bob Elliott telling us that: "Paul told the group, ‘I'm back next year, we're going to try to win this thing.' " Buster Olney thinks the Jays should 'ante up' to get Dan Duquette (subscription required), saying that the Jays should set a new...
From: Blue Bird Banter | By: Tom Dakers | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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In 1991, Rob Deer blew into town, literally, as his flailing approach at the plate could have functioned as its own wind turbine energy source. Fourth in a series, looking back at high-profile free agent signings by the Tigers. After a dormant 1989 season...
From: Bless You Boys | By: GregEno | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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For much of the day on Friday, it was believed that David Ross was on the verge of signing with the San Diego Padres. But news came out later that instead of heading for San Diego, Ross is on his way to the Windy City.
From: Boston Globe | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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San Diego must be trying to set a record for most trades in one offseason. The Red Sox and Padres, two of the more active teams in baseball this winter, have made a trade that sends catcher Ryan Hanigan to Boston and third baseman Will Middlebrooks to...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Chris McShane | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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If the Yankees don’t find another move that they like, their 2015 roster might have been set by yesterday’s five-player trade and a relatively minor bullpen acquisition. At the very least, their current roster leaves a reasonable set of expectations...
From: LoHud Yankees Blog | By: Chad Jennings | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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David Ross sounds like he didn’t take his time in Boston for granted. The veteran...
From: NESN | By: Mike Cole | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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MLB news from the past week. Welp, the Padres now have Justin Upton, and in return gave the Braves a package of prospects. Padres G.M. A.J. Preller really went on a trade spree this week before Christmas. Who else did he get? Padres get Wil Myers in...
From: Talking Chop | By: TonyAlmeyda | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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BOSTON — Brad Stevens looked uncomfortable. Due to the larger than usual media corps at...
From: NESN | By: Ben Watanabe | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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With a logjam at third base and a need for a backup catcher, the Red Sox traded Will Middlebrooks to the Padres on Friday in exchange for catcher Ryan Hanigan.
From: MLB.com | By: Quinn Roberts | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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From: Tampa Tribune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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SAN DIEGO - In yet another move for the retooling Padres, San Diego obtained third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan on Friday night. Hanigan was acquired by San Diego from Tampa Bay earlier in the day in an 11-player,...
From: Tampa Tribune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two people with knowledge of the deal say the San Diego Padres have agreed to obtain third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the Boston Red Sox for catcher Ryan Hanigan.
From: U.S. News and World Report | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The southpaw reportedly chose the Red Sox over the Cubs. The Red Sox have agreed to re-sign left-hander Craig Breslow to a one-year, $2 million deal, according to a major-league source. The deal was first reported by Rob Bradford of WEEI.com. Breslow,...
From: MLB Daily Dish | By: Chris Cotillo | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Red Sox officially announced Friday night that they are sending Will Middlebrooks to San Diego in exchange for Ryan Hanigan.read more...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Red Sox officially announced Friday night that they are sending Will Middlebrooks to San Diego in exchange for Ryan Hanigan. Completion of the deal was contingent on Middlebrooks passing his physical with the Padres. The 26-year-old recently said...
From: WEEI | By: Rob Bradford | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The deal sends McGehee to the Giants to replace Pablo Sandoval. The Giants have agreed to acquire third baseman Casey McGehee from the Marlins in exchange for righties Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo, as first reported by Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel. Ken...
From: MLB Daily Dish | By: Chris Cotillo | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The Boston Red Sox turned to a familiar face to address their need for left-handed bullpen help, coming to terms with Craig Breslow on a one-year $2 million deal, according to agent Bob Baratta.
From: ESPN | By: Gordon Edes | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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