Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy trade market bolstered by weak catching market

The Milwaukee Brewers don’t need to trade Jonathan Lucroy. He won’t turn 30 until June, and if the Brewers exercise their club option on him for 2017, he’ll be owed just $9.5 million total over the next two seasons. Yes, Lucroy had a down year in 2015 after three fantastic years from 2012-2014, but even […]

Chris Davis

Peter Angelos personally involved in bringing back Chris Davis

With a generally weak free agent class as far as power in concerned, one team owner is taking a personal interest in bringing back the top slugger in the American League, according to Buster Olney. Davis lead the league in home runs with 47 and his 117 RBI were second in the AL behind only […]

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts hired as Dodgers manager

Not waiting too long after letting Don Mattingly go, the Los Angeles Dodgers have decided on Dave Roberts to take over the managerial reigns. After a lengthy, but generally undistinguished playing career (outside of one extremely important stolen base), Roberts began his coaching career with the San Diego Padres in 2011 as their third base […]


2015 Arizona Fall League in review

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up yesterday after a championship game that featured both plenty of promise and plenty of reminders why these guys aren’t in the major leagues yet. The game saw the Scottsdale Scorpions (made of players from the Giants, Indians, Red Sox, Tigers, and Twins) take on the Surprise Saguaros, a team […]

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 2: Cameron Maybin #22 of the Atlanta Braves makes a sixth inning sliding catch against the St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field on October 2, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Braves trade Cameron Maybin to Tigers for pair of relievers

The Atlanta Braves fire sale continued today, as the club dealt outfielder Cameron Maybin and cash considerations to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for relievers Ian Krol and Gabe Speier. Maybin returns to the Tigers organization, where he was drafted in the 1st round back in 2005. Acquired by the Braves in the Craig Kimbrel […]

CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 3: Second baseman Devon Travis fields a ground ball hit by Michael Bourn #24 of the Cleveland Indians during the sixth inning at Progressive Field on May 3, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)  *** Local Caption *** Devon Travis

How the Devon Travis injury impacts the Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will likely miss some or all of Spring Training following left shoulder surgery. As Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports, the team discovered Travis has a pre-existing condition in his left shoulder which could have caused damage down the road. Travis opted to have surgery now based on a doctor’s […]


Yoenis Cespedes’ agents create multimedia book to sell client

The agents for free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes have come up with a creative way to pitch their client – by creating and distributing a book. According to’s Jerry Crasnick, the book, titled “52 Reviews,” is a 100-page coffee table-type book, which features praising comments and testimonials from players, coaches, execs and media on […]

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 23: Marcell Ozuna #13 of the Miami Marlins dives back to first during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park on September 23, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Marcell Ozuna seems to be as good as gone from the Marlins

The Miami Marlins remain a trainwreck. Expectations are that the club will trade talented 25-year old center fielder Marcell Ozuna this weekend…simply because owner Jeffrey Loria has a problem with him for whatever reason. Ozuna just turned 25 earlier this month, and has already played 346 games in the majors. Over his three seasons with […]

Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard wants to be a Met for life

Noah Syndergaard told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News that he wants to remain a Met for life. In his debut season, Syndergaard went 9-4 with a 3.24 ERA and struck out 166 batters. During the Mets’ postseason, he started three games, winning two and pitching to a 3.32 ERA. Syndergaard’s love for New […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 17:  Fredi Gonzalez #33 manager of the Atlanta Braves looks on during batting practice before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park August 17, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Braves hesitant to commit to Fredi Gonzalez past 2016

Newly minted Atlanta Braves GM John Coppolella has rubbed plenty of Braves fans the wrong way during his brief time in charge of the team, trading shortstop Andrelton Simmons, reportedly entertaining offers for first baseman Freddie Freeman, and then going on a defiant rant about the Braves rebuilding and/or tanking. However, one thing Coppolella said […]

Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta battled arm fatigue in the playoffs

Cy Young award winner Jake Arrieta revealed that he was fatigued in the playoffs, after tossing 229 innings in the regular season, according to an ESPN report. Including his 19.2 playoff innings, the 29-year-old hurler threw 248.2 innings, which topped his career-high innings mark, set last year at 156.2.’s Jesse Rogers reported that Arrieta said: “I […]

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 31: Joakim Soria #38 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the seventh inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 31, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 5-4. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The relief market is hotter than ever

Coming into the offseason, I expected the relief market to develop quickly. There just aren’t a ton of options in free agency including absolutely zero “proven closers.” So it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that we’ve seen Danny Farqhuar, Joaquin Benoit, Craig Kimbrel, and Francisco Rodriguez change hands already. It should also come as […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 15: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals hits a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 15, 2015 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The Nationals defeated the Phillies 4-0. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson win MVP awards

We close out the 2015 MLB awards season with two more first-time winners, as Bryce Harper and Josh Donaldson claimed the NL and AL MVP awards on Thursday night. The 22-year old Harper won the NL award unanimously, collecting all 30 first place votes and the maximum 420 points. He hit a wild .330/.460/.649 with […]