Baseball Blogs Weigh In Rumors

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Nelson, Navarro

On this date in 2012, Yankees catcher Jorge Posada announced his retirement at a New York press conference, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes.  At the time, the 40-year old five-time All-Star catcher left Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera as the only remaining players on the team from the group that led the Bombers to four World Series titles in five years.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pirates, Rosenbaum, Duquette

On this date in 2005, the Dodgers avoided arbitration with star closer Eric Gagne with a two-year, $19MM deal. Unfortunately for Los Angeles, elbow issues limited the righty to just 16 appearances over the life of that contract. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Braves, Dodgers, Porcello

On this date in 2008, the Reds hired former Cardinals GM Walt Jocketty as a special adviser to top executive Bob Castellini.  Months later, Jocketty would take over as the GM in Cincinnati and he remains in that role today. Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Zobrist, Yankees, Bonifacio

On this date in 2008, Hideo Nomo signed a minor league deal with the Royals after a three year hiatus from major league baseball.  Nomo did some relief work for KC in April, but he couldn’t replicate his best work from years past.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Thome, Rays, D’Backs

On this date in 2005, the Diamondbacks sent Troy Glaus and highly touted infield prospect Sergio Santos to the Blue Jays for second baseman Orlando Hudson and starting pitcher Miguel Batista.  Santos would go on to make an impact in the big leagues, but not in the role he was expected to.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Blue Jays, Rasmus, D’Backs

On this date in 2010, the Red Sox and Bobby Jenks agreed to a two-year, $12MM deal. Jenks was brought in to be a top notch setup man for Jonathan Papelbon, but health troubles ultimately derailed that plan – he made 19 appearances for Boston in 2011 and that was all for him.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Orioles, Angels, Montero

On this date in 1985, Roger Maris died at the age of 51 after a two-year battle with lymphatic cancer.  Maris, who set a long-standing record of 61 home runs in a season and won two MVP awards, was never inducted into the Hall of Fame, with some saying that he did not have the career numbers to enter Cooperstown.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Yankees, Markakis, Hamels

On this date in 2005, the Rangers traded Alfonso Soriano to the Nationals for outfielders Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge and pitcher Armando Galarraga.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Tomas, Red Sox, Angels

On this date in 2012, Mets third baseman David Wright agreed a seven-year, $122MM contract extension.  The new money, when combined with his previously exercised 2013 club option, made for an eight-year, $138MM pact.  Wright slashed just .269/.324/.374 last year while dealing with a left shoulder injury and will look to get back on track in 2015.  This week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D’Backs, Upton, Angels

On this date in 1988, Steve Sax signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Yankees, as Leo Panetta of NationalPastime.com writes. The former NL Rookie of the year replaced Willie Randolph at second base and Randolph went on to sign with the World Champion Dodgers, replacing Sax.  Here’s this week’s look around the baseball blogosphere..

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