Jordan Zimmermann

What are Tigers’ next moves after signing Jordan Zimmermann?

The Detroit Tigers have begun their offseason swiftly and decisively, filling several roster holes and beating the competition for a coveted reliever and starting pitcher. New general manager Al Avila moved quickly to get a new closer in Francisco Rodriguez, acquire Cameron Maybin to bolster the outfield and sign a top starter in Jordan Zimmermann before […]

on September 30, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

Red Sox sign outfielder Chris Young to multi-year deal

The Boston Red Sox and outfielder Chris Young have reached a multi-year agreement on a new contract reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The contract hasn’t officially been announced, and terms have not been disclosed. Young’s stock wasn’t high after he produced back-to-back seasons with a sub .300 OBP. The Yankees acquired him at the end […]

SAN DIEGO, CA - SEPTEMBER 10:  Tyson Ross #38 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park September 10, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Report: Padres will only trade Tyson Ross for “a monster package”

San Diego Padres starter Tyson Ross was a popular name at the trade deadline, but San Diego didn’t seem too inclined to move him. With the offseason now upon us and the hot stove getting cranked up, could the Padres once again consider moving their ace? According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports…it doesn’t look […]


Breaking down the slightly revamped Toronto Blue Jays rotation

The Toronto Blue Jays rotation is starting to take form after the club announced the signing of J.A. Happ last week to a three-year, $36 million deal. There hasn’t been an official announcement, but the move probably takes Toronto out of the David Price sweepstakes. The team has been proactive in free agency to bolster their […]

BRONX, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Real estate magnate Donald Trump talks with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani while current mayor Michael Bloomberg (far R) eats popcorn before the start of game 6 of the American League Championship Series between the Yankees and Boston Red Sox on October 15, 2003 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Yankees could be for sale… and Donald Trump could be a buyer?

The Steinbrenner family has owned a share of the New York Yankees since 1973 when George Steinbrenner was part of a group that bought the team from CBS for $10 million. In time, Steinbrenner became the majority owner and managing partner of the franchise. In 2008, George Steinbrenner’s sons Hank and Hal became the co-chairmen […]

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 02:  Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Boston Red Sox looks towards the crowd during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on August 2, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Red Sox already trying to trade Hanley Ramirez

Dave Dombrowski didn’t sign Hanley Ramirez to the four-year, $88 million deal he received last winter. That was all Ben Cherington. But the new Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations is looking to rid himself of the remaining three years and $66 million on Ramirez’s contract, and according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston […]

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 27:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Kansas City Royals reacts after hitting a double in the eighth inning against the New York Mets during Game One of the 2015 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 27, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ben Zobrist’s market is starting to get hot and heavy

Former Kansas City Royals infielder Ben Zobrist still hasn’t signed as a free agent this winter. But it’s looking more and more like Zobrist will end up signing in the very near future. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Zobrist’s market is “likely to become more defined” this week. And there is no shortness […]

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 23:  Jordan Zimmermann #27 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the second inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Nationals Park on August 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann talking contract

The Detroit Tigers finished dead last in the AL Central with a 74-87 record in 2015. Ex-GM Dave Dombrowski helped a rebuilding effort along at the trade deadline by dealing impending free agents Yoenis Cespedes and David Price to the Mets and Blue Jays, respectively. If you’re new Tigers GM Al Avila, the most logical […]


Blue Jays bring J.A. Happ back on three-year, $36 million contract

The Toronto Blue Jays have added another starter to their rotation this offseason, signing lefty J.A. Happ three-year $36 million reports the Toronto Stars Brendan Kennedy. It marks a return to the organization for Happ who pitched two seasons with the Blue Jays in 2012 and 2014. The Jays traded him to the Seattle Mariners […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 15:  Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates as he returns to the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on August 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

What TOC is thankful for this year

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our American readers (which is roughly 95% of our reader base, if Google is to be trusted). The staff of The Outside Corner has a lot to be thankful for after completing our fifth (!!!!) season covering Major League Baseball. I polled out staff about what we’re all thankful for […]

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 19:  Infielder Joe Panik #12 of the San Francisco Giants reacts during the MLB game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on July 19, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Diamondbacks 2-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Pros and cons: should the Giants give Brandon Belt an extension?

Brandon Belt has been a lightning rod for Giants fans ever since he first arrived in the big leagues a few years ago. After destroying every level of the minor leagues in one season, fans were expecting him to be the second coming of Will Clark from the start. But he struggled to adjust to […]

during the MLB game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

The Oakland A’s reacquire Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie can’t escape the Oakland A’s. The A’s have reacquired the shortstop from the Houston Astros in an one-for-one deal in exchange for minor league pitcher Brendan McCurry. It marks a return to the organization for the 31-year-old, who last played with the club for two seasons in 2013 and 2014. On the surface, […]

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 23:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers hits a grounder for an out but drives in J.D. Martinez against the Chicago White Sox during the third inning at Comerica Park on September 23, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Chicago White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila

The Chicago White Sox have signed former Tigers catcher Alex Avila to a one-year, $2.5 million deal, the team announced Wednesday. Avila, 28, played seven seasons in Detroit, hitting .242 with 66 home runs. He has battled concussion problems in recent years and was benched in 2015 while hitting .191 with four home runs and […]

during the International Rugby League Test Series match between England and New Zealand at the Olympic Stadium on November 7, 2015 in London, England.

Report: Major League Baseball in serious talks about hosting games in London

Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The Telegraph. These games would reportedly be held at […]