Jake Odorizzi
Braden Herb - May 18, 2022

The Houston Astros took a hit to their rotation depth with the placement of Jake Odorizzi on the 15-day Injured List on Tuesday. The veteran hit the IL because of what the team described as lower left leg discomfort. Houston recalled reliever Seth Martinez from Triple-A to take Odorizzi’s spot on the active roster. Odorizzi […]

Mariners J.P. Crawford
Matt Graves - Apr 8, 2022

Seattle Mariners J.P. Crawford will be the team’s shortstop for the next five years. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, Crawford agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $51 million. He previously agreed to a one-year, $4.85 million deal for 2022. Instead, the deal starts this year, and it buys out the rest of the […]

Pirates Ke'Bryan Hayes
Matt Graves - Apr 7, 2022

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Ke’Bryan Hayes are in it for the long haul. The Pirates gave an extension to the third baseman, an eight-year, $70 million deal, just hours before Opening Day. The agreement will become the largest guaranteed contract given to players with less than three years of service time. Plus, it’s the largest […]

Pressly Extension
Braden Herb - Apr 6, 2022

The Houston Astros have made one more important move before Opening Day on Thursday. This move is signing closer Ryan Pressly to a two-year contract extension. This deal is worth $30 million guaranteed and it has an option for 2025. Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle says the option will vest with at least 50 […]

detroit tigers acquire austin meadows
Jim Marshall - Apr 5, 2022

The Detroit Tigers acquired Austin Meadows in a surprise trade from the Tampa Bay Rays. To get Meadows, the Tigers sent infield prospect Isaac Paredes and a 2022 competitive round-B draft pick. The latest move by the Tigers aims at lifting the team back to content. Plus, it will bolster Detroit’s lineup as one of […]

spencer torkelson
Matt Graves - Apr 2, 2022

Detroit Tigers Spencer Torkelson is on the Opening Day roster. Per Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press, the team made it official this afternoon. He will serve as the team’s first baseman, with Miguel Cabrera serving as the DH. The 22-year old is the fourth-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline. The promotion comes just […]

Oakland A's
Matt Graves - Mar 22, 2022

Matt Chapman and the Toronto Blue Jays agree on a contract extension. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the third baseman will sign a two-year, $25 million contract extension. Chapman is set to hit free agency following the 2023 season. The deal with the Blue Jays will buy out his final two years of arbitration. […]

Trevor Story
Dan Jaycox - Mar 20, 2022

Trevor Story is officially off the market. The Boston Red Sox have agreed to terms with Story, reportedly for six years, $140 million. It includes an opt-out after four years, one that the Red Sox can avoid by adding a seventh year. Story will join an infield that includes Bobby Dalbec, Xander Bogaerts, and Rafael […]

Matt Graves - Mar 19, 2022

Carlos Correa is going to the Minnesota Twins. The 27-year old agreed to a year, million contract. Correra, a two-time All-Star shortstop, was the hottest player on the free-agent market. Despite a tainted title from 2017, it was no surprise he found wealth in free agency. Of all the shortstops on the market, Correra was […]

Freddie Freeman
Matt Graves - Mar 17, 2022

Freddie Freeman has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first baseman signed a contract worth six years at $162 million. Freeman, a native of Southern California, is coming off his eight-year, $135 million contract he signed in 2014. Many around baseball believed that the World Series champion would return to the Atlanta […]

Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

Yusei Kikuchi is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays. The left-hander agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract. MLB Insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the news on Twitter. Kikuchi earned his first All-Star nod in 2021 with the Seattle Mariners. Before the lockout, Heyman reported that Toronto made a “strong push” for […]

Benjamin Sabin - Jan 30, 2022

The indicator was the right ear. Once the right ear was touched, the batter and the baserunner knew that instructions were coming. Two signs after that the third base coach touched his bottom right calf. This meant that the runner on first, who had just singled to right, was to steal second. The base runner […]

David Ortiz Hall of Fame
Lewis Masella - Jan 25, 2022

The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed one new member into their ranks on Tuesday–longtime Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Big Papi met the 75% threshold in his first year on the ballot. This year’s ballot was filled with controversial nominees, many of whom were in their last year of eligibility. Ultimately, only Ortiz will head […]

Benjamin Sabin - Jan 21, 2022

Perusing the pages of books about the previous baseball season may cause one to become nostalgic about the recently experienced past. Typically a period of thirty years is required to drum up such misty-eyed recollections. But when in the grips of an MLB lockout, or couping with the lack of live baseball, it is easier […]

Buck Showalter
Lewis Masella - Dec 18, 2021

The New York Mets have hired Buck Showalter as their new manager, signing him to a three-year deal. Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the hire Saturday on Twitter. The move comes as little surprise, as Showalter was the frontrunner for the position for several weeks. I’m pleased to announce Buck Showalter as the new manager […]

Javier Baez Tigers
Jeremy Breland - Nov 30, 2021

There was some late action Monday night into early Tuesday morning as Javier Báez is now off the board. The 28-year old shortstop is heading to the Detroit Tigers on a six-year deal worth $140 million. Per MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the deal includes an opt-out after 2023 and a limited no-trade clause. Javier Báez […]

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Nate Miller - May 18, 2022

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Caleb Begley - May 18, 2022

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Nathan Melton II - May 18, 2022

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Los Angeles Angels are winning, and they’re winning big. For the first time in what seems like forever, the Angels pitching staff is shoving lineups left and right; up and down. The Halos offense is relentless, and the stars have all finally started to click […]