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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:56 am

I thought I'd start a thread to put down all baseball news & trades that happen between 2012/2013, so if anyone hears of any trades/news please feel free to put them here.
BOSTON
Have appointed John Farrell as new team manager.

MIAMI
Have dismissed team manager Ozzie Guillen.

OAKLAND/ARIZONA/MIAMI

Oakland have signed center fielder Chris Young from Arizona, as well as cash, Arizona received Infielders Cliff Pennington and Yordy Cabrera. Arizona then Instantly passed Yordy Cabrera onto Miami in exchange for reliever Heath Bell.


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Post by tigerrobins on Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:32 am

PITTSBURGH

Have acquired from waivers, right handed pitcher Chad Beck from Toronto, and catcher Ramon Solis from San Diego.

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Post by tigerrobins on Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:48 pm

NEW YORK YANKEES
Have announced that they have chosen to exercise there 2013 contract options on, 2nd baseman Robinson Cano, outfielder Curtis Ganderson, and right handed reliever David Aardsma.

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
Have picked up there contract option on catcher Carlos Ruiz for next season.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:20 pm

Jim Leyland to be back for an 8th season with the Tigers.
And James Shields reported to be re-upping with the Rays.
Lots of free agents being declared this week, quantity so far rather than quality!

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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:59 pm

CHICAGO WHITE SOXS
Have agreed a new 2 year contract with pitcher Jake Peavy.

ATLANTA BRAVES
Have exercised 2013 contract options on catcher Brian McCann, and pitchers Tim Hudson & Paul Maholm.

NEW YORK METS
Have exercised contract options for 2013 with 3rd baseman David Wright and pitcher R.A. Dickey.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:20 pm

I see Chicago didn't re-up on Youkilis . . . . .

And reports that the Angels have Haren and Santana on the trading block - would think the Yanks would love to add Danny Haren.

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:55 am

kwinigolfer wrote:I see Chicago didn't re-up on Youkilis . . . . .

And reports that the Angels have Haren and Santana on the trading block - would think the Yanks would love to add Danny Haren.

Slightly surprised about Haren, Thought the Angels would have wanted him for next year, only thing I can think off is that want someone big so don't want his wages on the bill. Same with Youkilis as well.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:19 am

yahoo sports now reporting that Erwin Santana has been traded to Kansas City . . . . .

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:39 am

Rafael Soriano now a free agent, so the Yanks had better be sure that Rivera's ready to return; not sure what plan B would be.

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:29 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Rafael Soriano now a free agent, so the Yanks had better be sure that Rivera's ready to return; not sure what plan B would be.

Feel like there putting all there eggs into getting Rivera, though have to be honest surprised at Soriano decision.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:31 pm

tiger,
Unlike other teams, the Yankees have deep enough pockets to rent someone at exhorbitant cost if absolutely necessary.

In other news:
~Mike Redmond named as Miami manager.

~The always eccentric, and ultimately a coke head, Pascual Perez killed in the Dominican, allegedly during an attempted robbery, 21 years after his last MLB pitching gig. Had some good years when he was on the straight and narrow.

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Post by tigerrobins on Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:45 am

I know that Kiwi, but surprised that they have let/he's decided to get rid of Soriano who I thought did a decent job. I also thought that the Yankees are trying to cut there wage bill this year, but will have to wait and see. I still feel that if anyone could/do come in with an offer for A-Rod, that he will go.

Atlanta have bought back Jordan Schafer on waivers from Houston.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:10 am

Ortiz close to resigning for the Red Sox - after reports that Texas had made him an offer. Good, slow motion on the basepaths.

And the Angels and Cubs close to a deal sending Danny Haren to Chicago for pitcher Marmol (who?), but apparently that fell through - Haren now a free agent.

Yanks made qualifying offers of $13.3M each to Soriano, Swisher and Kuroda. Imagine they'll keep fingers crossed that Kuroda re-signs, ambivalent about the other two.


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Post by Dave. on Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:42 pm

Dodgers re-signed Brandon League a few games back.

Could we still nab Soriano?

Yeah Kwini - you'll want to keep Kuroda!

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Post by tigerrobins on Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:27 am

Mariano Rivera has told the Yankees that he intends to still be there next season.

Bartolo Colon has signed a 1 year deal with Oakland A's.

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Post by tigerrobins on Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:08 am

The Yankees have announced the signing of catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.

Tampa Bay Rays have apparently re-signed pitcher Joel Peralta on a 2 year deal.

David Ortiz has re signed for the Boston Red Soxs on a 2 year deal.

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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:24 am

The New York Yankees have signed pitchers, David Herndon from the Toronto Blue Jays, and Josh Spence from the San Diego Padres. Both off waivers.

Seattle Mariners have signed outfielder Scott Cousins from Toronto Blue Jays off waivers.

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:24 pm

Colorado Rockies have named Walt Weiss as there new manager.

San Diego catcher Yasmani Grandel has been suspended for 50 games, after testing positive for testosterone, this will come into effect at the start of next season.

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Post by tigerrobins on Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:18 am

The Toronto Blue Jays, have signed infielder Macier Izturis on a 3 year contract. Izturis was on free agency after leaving Anaheim this post season.
They have also signed right handed pitcher Jeremy Jeffress from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations

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Post by tigerrobins on Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Catcher David Ross has signed for the Boston Red Soxs pending a medical, if he passes he gets a 2 year deal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the winning bid for left handed Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, they now have 30 days to complete the deal.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:49 pm

Travesty in Miami:

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Hopefully it will help Toronto to start to realise their potential (hate that word, euphemism for underperformance), but this is a total nonsense. Bud Selig should be locked away to protect MLB, cities and fans from his manipulative ways.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:52 pm

Torii Hunter to sign a 2-year $26M deal with Detroit?

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:54 am

kwinigolfer wrote:Torii Hunter to sign a 2-year $26M deal with Detroit?

Great deal for Detroit (it's pending a physical that's all), he is just what the Tigers need, and will help them no end.

I can't help feeling that should that Miami Toronto trade go through that it would suit both clubs, Miami get a good mix of up & coming decent players, and a big chunk off there wage bill. Toronto get some experience to help there young team.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:17 pm

tiger,
The Miami salary dump has received a shocking press here in the States, not surprisingly. There's a "good faith" component of owning a sports franchise and the Miami Marlins owners seem to violate it at every turn.
Who's going to watch them next year in the brand new stadium that the tax-payer footed the bill for?
Enterprises like this are meant to create economic revitalisation, not be a cash sink.

Don't be surprised to see the Blue Jays trade at least one of their acquisitions . . . . .

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:45 pm

Kiwi
Are the Miami owners that bad? Has Miami ever taken to baseball? (these are genuine questions).
From what I remember baseball never really took off there, even after there world series wins, thought that could because they played at the Dolphins stadium that was way to big, for them. I sort of feel that in what is a tight division this could be the way to go, bringing in talented young players eager & hungry to prove themselves, bit like the Rays & Orioles

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Post by kwinigolfer on Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:26 pm

tiger,
Yes!
and
No!

Only time will tell with the fish, but it would be very surprising if any remotely engaged Commissioner would permit what superficially appears to be looting of the Miami tax-payer.

Loria was once the owner of the Montreal Expos and is largely thought to have bought the team with the sole intention of relocating it - in the end it went to Washington.

"Fool me once, shame on you", etc, etc, and in this case Miami and Bud Selig are the fools.

So Loria appears to be a conniving, manipulative operator. But why? And I'm not sure I know the answer to that.

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:53 pm

You called it Kiwi, the commissioner has called in to take a more detailed look at this trade, especially given the 3 other trades that happened during the season.

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Post by tigerrobins on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:15 am

Also pitcher Jeremy Affeldt has signed a new 3 year deal with San Francisco.

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Post by tigerrobins on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:36 am

Torii Hunter has mow officially joined Detroit on a 2 year contract.
Oakland A's & San Diego Padres have completed a trade. Pitcher Tyson Ross and minor leaguer 1st baseman AJ Kirby-Jones have joined the Padres, in exchange for infielder Andy Parrino and pitcher Andrew Werner.
Catcher Gerald Laird has left the Detroit Tigers and joined the Atlanta Braves on a 2 year contract.
Catcher Dioner Navarro has joined the Chicago Cubs on a 1 year contract from the Cincinnati Reds.
Melky Cabrera is very close to signing for the Toronto Blue Jays, Cabrera is a free agent after his deal with the San Francisco Giants ended in controversial style following his 50 game ban for taking banned substances.

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Post by tigerrobins on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:36 pm

Miami are reported to have signed Juan Pierre on a 1 year deal. He was at the Philadelphia Phillies last season.

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Post by tigerrobins on Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:44 am

The 12 player trade between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins is now offical, after the baseball commissioner has ratified it.
Toronto get, shortstop Jose Reyes, Catcher John Buck, Fielder Emilio Bonifacio and pitchers Josh Johnson & Mark Buehrle.
Miami get, shortstop Yunel Escobar, Infielder Adeiny Hechavarria, back up catcher Jeff Mathis, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitchers Henderson Alvarez, Justin Nicolino & Anthony Desclafani.
Toronto are also beloved to be getting about $4 million to help compensate for the almost $165 million increase in there salary bill from this deal. Given that they have also signed Izturis and are reportedly close to signing Cadrera, they are going to have one hell of a wage bill in Toronto.

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Post by tigerrobins on Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:31 am

In what has been a busy day for them, the Toronto Blue Jays have also finalized the 2 year deal with Melky Cabrera, who joins on a 2 year contract, adding another $16 million onto Toronto's salaries from today deals.

Shaun Camp has re-signed with the Chicago Cubs on a 1 year contract.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:31 pm

Not only have they added half of Miami, plus Melky, but they appointed former manager John Gibbons as they're new manager!
Successor to John Farrell.
What goes around in Toronto obviously comes around.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:13 am

Yanks sign Kuroda? Sounds like a $15M deal for one year - absolutely crucial to success in 2013.

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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Nov 21, 2012 3:20 am

Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners have traded a player each.
Outfielder Trayvon Robinson joins the Orioles, with 2nd baseman Robert Andino going to Seattle.

Pitcher Jeremy Guthrie has re-signed for the Kansas City Totals on a 3 year contract.


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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:59 am

Boston Red Soxs have apparently signed outfielder Jonny Gomes on a 2 year contract. Gomes was a free agent after his contract with the Oakland A's ran out.

Chicago White Soxs have re-signed outfielder Dewayne Wise on a 1 year contract.

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Post by tigerrobins on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Evan Longeria has signed a contract extension to stay with the Tampa Bay Rays through till the end of 2022 season, with an option for 2023. His contract stays the same till the end of the original one, then he earns $100 million for his new one.
Considering that he's a quality batsman, and what he means to the Rays Club, I think that extending his contract is a very wise move by the Rays.

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Post by tigerrobins on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:09 am

The New York Mets have signed short stop Brandon Hicks from the Oakland A's

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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:17 am

The Chicago Cubs have signed pitcher Scott Feldman, on a 1 year contract worth $6 million plus $1 million in incentives. Feldman was a free agent after leaving the Texas Rangers club.

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for 25 games at the beginning of the season for using an amphetamine.
Ruiz who has apologized, won't be available till April 28th, when the Phillies travel to the New York Mets.

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Post by tigerrobins on Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:42 pm

Cincinnati Reds have re-signed pitcher Jonathan Brozton to a 3 year $21 million contract.

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Post by teassoc on Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:12 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:Not only have they added half of Miami, plus Melky, but they appointed former manager John Gibbons as they're new manager!
Successor to John Farrell.
What goes around in Toronto obviously comes around.

At last something to cheer about. Not sure about the Gibbons bit but seems like he's happy to be in Toronto (unlike Farrell who couldn't wait to get out).

Seems like the Jays have a surplus of catchers. So JPA and/or Buck may be moved.

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Post by tigerrobins on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:44 am

The Atlanta Braves have agreed in principle, a 5 year $75.25 million contract with B.J.Upton pending a medical/physical. Upton is a free agent after his contract at the Tampa Bay Rays expired at the end of last season.

Andy Pettitte, has signed a new 1 year contract worth around $12 million, to stay with the New York Yankees.

Anaheim Angels ( also known as the Los Angeles Angels), have signed pitcher Ryan Mason on a 1 year $3.5 million contract.

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Post by tigerrobins on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:39 pm

The New York Yankees have re-signed pitcher Mariano Rivera on a 1 year $10 million contract.

B.J.Upton's move to the Atlanta Braves has now been confirmed.

The New York Mets have apparently tied 3rd baseman David Wright down to a new 7 year contract, which will start after his current one ends after next year. This will see him get $16 millions next year. Then for the following 7 years $122 million.

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Post by tigerrobins on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:07 am

The Anaheim Angels have claimed off waivers out fielder Scott Cousins.
They have also let pitcher Jordan Waldren go to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for pitcher Tommy Hanson.

The Houston Astros have claimed off waivers pitcher Phillip Humber on a 1 year contract with a club option for 2014 season.

Pittsburgh Pirates have signed free agent, catcher Russell Martin on a 2 year $17 million contract. Martin was with the New York Yankees before entering free agency.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:34 am

teassoc, tiger,
Is 2013 going to be the year for the Blue Jays?
Interesting article about Mark Buerle in the Globe and Mail, suggesting he might have to live in Buffalo and commute in order to keep his pit-bull!

Talking of catchers, the Skanks will miss Russell Martin, his competitiveness and nous - a big hole for someone to fill.

Big move by the Braves to pick up Upton, a bit of a gamble I'd think.
And a helluva commitment to David Wright by the Mutts, Dickey now wondering when it's going to be his turn.

Owners Meetings starting Sunday . . . . . . .

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Post by tigerrobins on Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:30 pm

I actually think 2013 will be the Tribes year. Upton is a gamble, but the signing of Laird & Waldren strengthens them considerably, they already were a decent side that are now good.

I think Toronto have actually made to many signings, and will take a year's find there best side/rotation,, I think that 2014 is more the season that we see Toronto making big moves in the league.

The Martin move is interesting, by his own standards he was terrible last year, maybe this will regenerate him, The Yankees now do have a hole to fill which will be interesting to see who they go with, Whiteside or will they bring in someone else.

I'm nit sure about the Wright Mets thing. Whilst there's no denying what he done there, or that he is that teams franchise player, I can't help feeling that they've tied alot of money into 1 player when they need quite a few, and with Dickey also now looking for big bucks, that they are almost sealing themselves in the market. Maybe now was the time to trade Wright?

Monday will be interesting, as there are quite a few teams that have not made any big moves yet, and only one of the big free agents has moved, so Sunday could be when we see big things happening.

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Post by tigerrobins on Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:54 pm

The Tampa Bay Rays have traded pitcher Burke Badenhop to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league outfielder Raul Mondesi Jr.

And Jonny Gomes has now completed his 2 year $10 million contract, Move to the Boston Red Soxs.

Sorry Kiwi, I forgot to add that part of Toronto's biggest problem is the division. The Yankees, whilst losing Martin is big, other than that are no weaker than last year, Tampa are a good side that's always there or there abouts. It's hard to imagine the Red Soxs being as bad as they were last year. Baltimore are a wild card in that will they continue with the massive progress of last year, or was that a one off and they'll return to form. Whilst I think Tornoto are building a good side, I'm not sure that they're better than a couple of those sides.

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:34 pm

tiger,
Would say that, with good fortune, the Blue Jays could easily challenge New York and Tampa; Orioles to be competitive again but can't see the Red Sox doing anything unless they orchestrate some massive trades - a decent rotation will only take you so far, and Elsbury and Pedroia would need career years (and they've already had them!) to make up for weaknesses elsewhere.

Speculation this morning that Alex Rodriguez will need hip surgery before the season. Eric Chavez's value just soared! Or will they be forced into the trade market?

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Post by kwinigolfer on Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:12 pm

Now we have reports of Mike Napoli signing a 3-year contract with the Red Sox, and Loney signing for Tampa . . . . . .

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Post by teassoc on Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:16 pm

kwinigolfer wrote:tiger,
Would say that, with good fortune, the Blue Jays could easily challenge New York and Tampa; Orioles to be competitive again but can't see the Red Sox doing anything unless they orchestrate some massive trades - a decent rotation will only take you so far, and Elsbury and Pedroia would need career years (and they've already had them!) to make up for weaknesses elsewhere.

Speculation this morning that Alex Rodriguez will need hip surgery before the season. Eric Chavez's value just soared! Or will they be forced into the trade market?

The Jays would have been a lot more competitive if they hadn't lost 3 starters in the space of a week or so. The prospects they then brought up were no match to those sidelined.

Their line-up for next season looks a whole lot better but they need to stay healthy. Not sure about their supposed ace, Romero, but hopefully his end of season surgery will have sorted him out.

It also remains to be seen whether they have any more trades to pull off. I wouldn't be surprised to see another starting pitcher (from the Mets?) for JPA and one other (Lind?).

Unlike other seasons, I expect the Jays to have a very good chance of making the play-offs.

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