Free Agent Outlook: Alex Rios

Free Agent Outlook: Alex Rios

Alex Rios

In the past Alex Rios was one of the more frustrating players in baseball. When he was a prospect he was considered a 5-tool player and he did prove this to be true, just never in the same season. While he did always flash the glory that he could be he never really lived up to that .300 hitter while being a 30/30 player that we thought he could be. As his career has gone on he has gotten far…

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Hiroshima Carp/Kenta Maeda Undecided

Hiroshima Carp/Kenta Maeda Undecided

Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda has shown interest in heading to America to play in the MLB but his team, the Hiroshima Carp, aren’t sure if they want to post him. In a quote from Carp owner Hajime Matsuda he said, “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based on his production this year it will be difficult.” At this moment it is unclear if the Carp will post Maeda but considering…

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Three different ways to construct Tigers’ bullpen for 2015

Three different ways to construct Tigers’ bullpen for 2015

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The Tigers’ 2014 season ended prematurely largely due to the lack of reliable late-inning options in the bullpen for rookie skipper Brad Ausmus.

One of the late-inning pen arms in closer Joe Nathan, who didn’t help out the cause, will likely be back after a dismal first year as Detroit’s full-time closer due to the $10 million he’s owed in 2015.

The same applies for Joakim Soria who…

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Free Agent Outlook: Melky Cabrera

Free Agent Outlook: Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera

Now that the season is over its time to start looking at the potential free agents and see what teams could use these players. Today we look at 2014 break out Melky Cabrera, well ok he’s not technically a “break out” player since he had his true break out season back in 2012 but after a disappointing end to that season and a 2013 that was injury plagued 2014 was a good bounce back break out.…

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MLB Raises Qualifying Offer

MLB Raises Qualifying Offer

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MLB and the MLB Player Association have come to an agreement to raise the qualifying offer from $14.1 million to $15.3 million. The deal was finalized Tuesday as both groups decided on the 8.5 percent raise. With this raise the offer has gone from $13.3 million to $15.3 in just 2 seasons but considering the price is set by the average of the top 125 contracts in baseball it makes sense. The…

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Josh Beckett to Retire

Josh Beckett to Retire

Josh Beckett

Current pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers Josh Beckett has decided to call it quits due to injures. Josh Beckett has been pitching quite well this year having an ERA of 2.88 but has had another injury-plagued season and because of this he’s finally decided to call it a career. In an interview with MLB.com Beckett commented about his current rehab “I just don’t see me going through that rehab…

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Corey Hart Elects Free Agency

Corey Hart Elects Free Agency

Corey Hart

After being DFA’d earlier this season Seattle Mariner Corey Hart is heading back to the free agency pool. Corey Hart signed with the Seattle Mariners this last off seasons for a 1 year $6 million contract but Hart only played 68 games due to injuries and ineffectiveness. After missing all of 2013 due to injuries Hart was attempting to make a comeback with the Mariners and spent most of the…

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Is David Robertson the long-term answer for the New York Yankees?

Is David Robertson the long-term answer for the New York Yankees?

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David Robertson – (Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)

The New York Yankees are home for a second consecutive year watching the playoffs on television. It’s not the visual they were hoping for at the start of the 2014 season, however it’s the reality they face once again. While team ownership prepares another blueprint with the objective of returning the Yankees back to the playoffs in 2015,…

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