Week In Review: 10/21/12 – 10/27/12

The Giants are the 2012 World Series Champions after sweeping the Tigers in four games. The victory marks the Giants' second championship in three seasons and gives the National League three straight World Series titles. With the trophy presentation just moments away, let's take a break from the action to catch up on the week that was here at MLBTR…

  • The Red Sox announced the hiring of John Farrell as their new manager and his agreement to a three-year deal that will run through 2015. As compensation to the Blue Jays, to whom Farrell was under contract through 2013, Boston traded shortstop Mike Aviles for right-hander David Carpenter
  • The White Sox promoted long-time GM Kenny Williams to executive VP and Rick Hahn to senior VP and general manager. Williams, 48, has been Chicago's GM since the end of the 2000 season.
  • The Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen after one season with the team. Guillen, a 16-year MLB veteran who made three All-Star teams as a player, managed the White Sox for eight seasons before joining the Marlins. 
  • Right-handers Dustin Moseley and Tim Stauffer cleared outright waivers and elected to become free agents. Both pitchers were entering their third year of arbitration eligibility and both were seen as likely non-tender candidates by MLB.com's Tim Dierkes in his look at the Padres' arb-eligible players.
  • The Angels signed infielder Angel Sanchez to a minor league deal. The contract contains an invitation to the Halos' Major League Spring Training camp.
  • The Blue Jays designated Tyson Brummett for assignment five days after claiming the right-hander off of waivers from the Phillies. Brummett made his MLB debut earlier this month, getting two strikeouts against the Nationals.
  • Right-hander Manny Corpas elected free agency after being outrighted off of the Cubs' 40-man roster. Corpas made 48 relief appearances in 2012, posting a 5.01 ERA with 5.4 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9 in 46 2/3 innings.
  • The Royals claimed Chris Volstad off of waivers from the Cubs. Volstad, 26, had been a non-tender candidate in Chicago following a season in which he posted a 6.31 ERA in 111 1/3 innings.
  • The Mets claimed catcher Anthony Recker from the Cubs. Recker, 29, posted a .143/.263/.245 slash line in 58 plate appearances for the Athletics and Cubs in 2012. 
  • Right-hander Chad Beck finds himself with a new team after the Pirates claimed him off waivers from the Blue Jays. The 27-year-old appeared in 14 games for the Blue Jays this year after spending most of the season at Triple-A.
  • The Mariners released infielder Munenori Kawasaki.The left-handed hitter posted a .192/.257/.202 batting line in 115 plate appearances. The team also parted ways with Miguel Olivo as it declined its option on the veteran catcher.
  • The Twins declined their 2013 club option for Matt Capps. The option was worth $6MM and the veteran right-hander will instead receive a $250K buyout.
  • The Padres requested unconditional release waivers for right-hander Micah Owings
  • Bobby Wilson's headed north of the border as the Blue Jays claimed the catcher off waivers from the Angels. Wilson, 29, posted a .211/.277/.292 batting line in 201 plate appearances and prevented 29% of stolen base attempts from behind the plate. 

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  1. Dan Gorgone 3 years ago

    Congrats to the Giants. Marco Scutaro was THE MAN.

  2. MB923 3 years ago

    I just watched about 7 hours of Fox Sports to see Romo win it for the Giants.

  3. MB923 3 years ago

    Congrats Giants, back to back remarkable comebacks and then congrats on the sweep.

  4. rizdak 3 years ago

    So… does Melky Cabrera get a ring?

    • start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

      Yes. Everyone who contributed to the team typically gets a ring.

  5. start_wearing_purple 3 years ago

    Congrats Giants, I was rooting against you but you were clearly the better team.

    Side note: Last out was the triple crown winner striking out… Am I the only one who is sometimes amazed with the way games sometimes almost seem t have a story component? The hitter who received the most illusive offensive award in years was the final out, it almost seems scripted.

  6. N1120A 3 years ago

    AA seems to love those Halos catchers

  7. burnboll 3 years ago

    I think the really interesting move here is Bobby Wilson going to the Blue Jays.

    I interpret this as Alex Anthopoulos having decided that Blue Jays cannot keep both JP Arencibia and Travis Darnaud long term, and that he’s dealing JPA to a team like the Rangers.

    Travis D’Arnaud will be the starting catcher, with Bobby Wilson back him up, until that third guy (forgot his name, but he’s also a pretty decent catching prospect) comes up to be possibly the backup catcher.

  8. Red_Line_9 3 years ago

    Time for no divisons and a balanced schedule that won’t allow for an 88 win team to make the playoffs.

  9. rainyperez 3 years ago

    You can’t possibly compare them to Hall Of Famers Smoltz, Glavine, and Maddux but the Big 3 of Lincecum, Cain, and Bumgarner now have two rings each in their young career it’s really quite amazing. Add in what a job Buster Posey has done in just 3 seasons Sabes & Co. did some amazing draft work.

  10. stl_cards16 3 years ago

    And you’re celebrating on MLBTR? haha. Congrats.

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