Here are the latest minor moves, with newer signings at the top of the post…
- The Royals officially announced the minor league signings of both Broadway and third baseman/outfielder Cody Asche via their official Twitter feed. Asche has a .234/.293/.376 slash line over 1349 career PA from 2013-17, as he has yet to break out after years as a well-regarded prospect in the Phillies’ system. Asche spent 2017 with the White Sox, where he posted a big .887 OPS over 347 Triple-A plate appearances and also appeared in 19 games with the big league club.
- The Rays announced their list of 13 players invited to their MLB spring camp on minor league deals (Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times has the breakdown). Some of the signings have been reported on MLBTR already, though the list also includes such notable former big leaguers as Jonny Venters, Brandon Snyder, and Colton Murray. Venters is back for his third year in Tampa’s minor league system, as the former Braves All-Star is trying to make an extraordinary comeback from four Tommy John surgeries, three of which have come since 2013.
- The Marlins signed infielder Cristhian Adames to a minor league contract, Antonio Puesan of Magnus Media reports (Twitter link). The deal contains an invitation to Miami’s Spring Training camp. All ten of Adames’ pro seasons have come in the Rockies organization, including 166 games at the Major League level over the last four seasons. Adames actually appeared in 121 games for Colorado in 2016, though largely in a backup infield role. Still just 26, Adames has a .279/.344/.384 slash line over 3314 career minor league plate appearances and a .561 OPS over his 343 PA in the bigs.
- The Royals signed right-hander Mike Broadway to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invitation, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports (via Twitter). Originally a fourth-round pick for the Braves in the 2005 draft, Broadway reached the big leagues a decade later, posting a 6.75 ERA over 22 2/3 relief innings for the Giants in 2015-16. The righty spent last season in the Nationals and Rays farm systems.
i still don’t know if i should trust Jeter with the Marlins.
Not sure why everyone freaks out over Jeter owning a piece of the marlins, he’s not calling all the shots there.
it’s ok, they think he’s the head of baseball decisions, he’s not. He’s no where close to baseball decisions. All 7 marlins fans need a scapegoat
To be fair, somebody at the Marlins is doing a very bad job
very true hahaha
To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand the Miami Marlins The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical baseball physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Derek Jeter’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation – his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realize that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike the Miami Marlins truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in the owners’ existencial catchphrase “the goal is to cut payroll” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Derek Jeter’s genius unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools… how I pity them. And yes by the way, I DO have a Miami Marlins tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- And even they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand.
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Greatest post ever
What? Are trying to start a new religion or something?
So WTF does that garble mean in English?
It is a reference to one of the greatest shows of all time, Rick and Morty.
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I totally agree.
Jeter is Jeter!!! Everyone will be eating their own words soon enough. He’s running the show & calling all the shots. He’s also loading the team up w prospects while lowering the payroll as the begin the rebuilding process. The Marlins are very lucky to have Derek Jeter!!
They had two premium outfielders and got two good prospects for them…
Loading the team up with prospects huh? Yea sure pal he got a boatload of them for Stanton a 28 year old MVP. Ok if you want to believe that
Why do people have a difficult time believing they had zero leverage. He declined deals to the Giants and Cardinals, who had offered much better deals. He could have been likely traded for much less if Stanton held out for the dodgers. You people just look at his age and past mvp season, none of that matters when he had a no trade.
On top of that so many people aren’t considering how much overall value diminishes because of that ridiculous contract.
Fathers and Sons was abysmal. Progeny Russian works….
Jeter is not the one making these deals
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I believe it’s Michael Hill who’s calling the shots on trades!
But is he getting a lot of input from Jeter?