On this date one year ago, Richie Sexson was released by the Seattle Mariners with almost $8MM remaining on his contract. Sexson would later sign with the Yankees and appear in 22 games and hit one home run. With the trade deadline fast approaching, let's take a look at what is being written in the Blogosphere… MLB… More ›
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On this date 89 years ago, the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. The move may have come as a result of Ruth’s threat to not play until the Red Sox increased his salary from $10K to $20K. The Red Sox received $100K and a $300K loan from the Yankees, using Fenway Park… More ›
Every Friday, MLBTR contributor and Rays Index author Cork Gaines does our Baseball Blogs Weigh In feature. He collects interesting hot stove-related links from around the baseball blogosphere for your perusal. If you wrote a post on your blog that would appeal to the readers of MLB Trade Rumors, email Cork to submit it for… More ›
A few notes on recent rumors involving C.C. Sabathia from the Blogosphere… At the time of the Johan Santana deal with the Mets, many thought the contract would raise the price for Sabathia. The Tribe Time Report wonders if the Santana deal, as well as the Barry Zito deal might actually have been a good… More ›
Bunch of random topics so let’s just get to it and see what it being said in the Blogosphere… Big League Stew talks to Bless You Boys about the idea of Barry Bonds signing with the Tigers. BYB argues against signing Bonds noting that the Tigers already have a bunch of slow players (base cloggers?)… More ›
Haven't done one of these in a while. Let's see what baseball bloggers around the web have to say about recent moves. Aaron Gleeman considers the Twins' signings of Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer as "a major risk and perhaps not the best use of limited resources." Depressed Fan considers the Robinson Cano signing a "great move," noting his increased trade value. Drunk Jays Fans believes Toronto was pandering to sports radio show callers with the Rod Barajas signing. Rays Index believes the James Shields signing sends a message to other young players on the club. Balls, Sticks & Stuff..
Let's do another round of Baseball Blogs Weigh In, which is fairly self-explanatory. Jamey Newberg's analysis of the Josh Hamilton for Edinson Volquez trade is a must-read. Check it out. Gaslamp Ball discusses Mark Prior's post-surgery abilities. Beer Leaguer doesn't seem to mind the Geoff Jenkins signing, but notes that other "safe" Phillies signings haven't worked out. Lookout Landing doesn't find Carlos Silva to be much different than Josh Towers
We've got a new feature here at MLBTR called Baseball Blogs Weigh In. It's pretty self-explanatory. I link to top-notch blogs giving their take on recent moves. Aaron Gleeman looks closely at the big Delmon for Garza swap and finds the Rays the victors. One major factor cited is Jason Bartlett's defense being far superior to Brendan Harris'. Throw in Eduardo Morlan and I see where Gleeman's coming from. Matthew Cerrone isn't thrilled with the Lastings Milledge deal, but he at least sees where the Mets are coming from and trusts Omar Minaya's judgment. Joe Pawlikowski makes a case for..
I read tons of baseball blogs; here are some posts I'd like to highlight that involve recent news here at MLBTR. Aaron Gleeman calls out Torii Hunter for his quotes about wanting to play for a winner. Matthew Cerrone sees the team's Johnny Estrada acquisition as a no-lose move. Let's Go Tribe considers Masahide Kobayashi a fine value signing. South Side Sox notes that the Orlando Cabrera-Jon Garland swap tilts toward the Sox because of the money and draft picks involved. Baseball Musings also believes the Sox won the deal. Talking Chop says Tom Glavine left the Braves on a..
On this date 34 years ago, Rod Barajas was born. Barajas has played 11 seasons with four different franchises, hitting .241/.286/.411. This year, he is in the final year of a two-year deal that pays him $2.5MM this season. With less than a month remaining in the season, many others will see their contracts expire… More ›
On this date nine years ago the Rangers traded Dave Martinez to the Blue Jays. It was the third time Martinez had been traded since the beginning of the season. That night, Martinez would tie a big league record by playing for his fourth franchise in one season. He also appeared with the Devil Rays and the… More ›
On this date 11 years ago, the Marlins traded Gary Sheffield, Bobby Bonilla, Charles Johnson and two others to the Dodgers for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile. Piazza's tenure with the Marlins would last five games in which he was 5-18 with a triple and 5 RBI. Seven days later he was traded to the… More ›
On this date 36 years ago, Yankee teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich made it known that they had traded their families. Seriously. Their entire families including wives, kids and dogs. Kekick and his new "wife" broke up shortly thereafter while Peterson and his new wife may still be together and may have four kids… More ›
Let’s take a look at what is being written about the Pedro Alvarez-Scott Boras-Pirates situation in the Blogosphere… The Pittsburgh Lumber Co. feels this situation is more about Boras versus MLB than Alvarez versus the Pirates. They feel it is too early for Pirates fans to turn against Alvarez and suggest this will all be… More ›
Some random links as we head toward the trade deadline, from the Blogosphere… One writer at Bugs and Cranks thinks that the Rockies should not lower their demand for Brian Fuentes and feels that the Cardinals are the most likely team to land the closer. UmpBump wants the Rockies to keep Matt Holliday and would… More ›
A few notes on the Joe Blanton trade from around the Blogosphere… The Fightins wonder if acquiring Blanton was a good move and feel that J.A. Happ deserved another shot to grab a spot in the rotation. The 700 Level says that Blanton is not the #2 starter that the Phils needed, but he does… More ›
Earlier this week Pedro Martinez pulled a hamstring in his first start of ’08 and is expected to be out until mid-May. The loss of Martinez will likely only cost the Mets seven to eight starts, which might only be a difference in two to three wins over that span. Of course, two or three… More ›
Yesterday, Tim asked the question, "Who Wants Matt Murton?" As we await the answer to that question, only one thing is clear, the Cubs don’t. Surprising for a player that is only 26 and PECOTA projects to have an .821 OPS, 19.8 VORP and 2.4 WARP in 2008 assuming he can find a team that… More ›
On Sunday the Jays released Reed Johnson, but he will not remain unemployed long as several teams need help in the outfield or on the bench. Ken Rosenthal notes that the Cubs, Red Sox, Rays and Rangers have shown interest in Johnson, while Jim Baubach added the Mets to the equation. That is a lot… More ›
Yesterday Rob Neyer of ESPN.com wrote about the fates of Baseball America’s top two prospects, Jay Bruce and Evan Longoria. While Bruce start the season in the minors, Neyer notes that the Reds could be a playoff contender if Bruce and Joey Votto receive 1,000 plate appearances. On the other hand, a decision has yet… More ›