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Trade Analysis: Indians Deal Shin-Soo Choo for Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and More

Trade Analysis: Indians Deal Shin-Soo Choo for Trevor Bauer, Drew Stubbs and More

By | December 12, 2012 at 12:41 am | 3 comments

// // A few hours ago, the baseball media airwaves were abuzz with the Yankees' Kevin Youkilis signing. It was probably the loudest one-year deal baseball has ever seen. But then came the Indians. Cleveland managed to outshine New York last night, completing a...

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Yankees Officially Sign Andy Pettitte, Mariners Finalize Chone Figgins Release

Yankees Officially Sign Andy Pettitte, Mariners Finalize Chone Figgins Release

By | November 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm | No comments

// // Looking ahead to 2013, two former big league stars face starkly different futures. On Wednesday, the Yankees finalized a one-year deal with left-handed pitcher Andy Pettitte (reported by Ken Davidoff of the New York Post), while the Mariners ate $8 million to...

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Lights Out: Nationals Shut Down Strasburg For the Rest of 2012

Lights Out: Nationals Shut Down Strasburg For the Rest of 2012

By | September 9, 2012 at 12:37 am | No comments

Stephen Strasburg's remarkable 2012 season is over. Hours after the star twenty-four year-old righthander gave up five runs in three innings to the punchless Marlins, the Nationals management decided to shut down Strasburg for the remainder of the regular season and all of the...

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Blue Jays Top Draft Pick Marcus Stroman Suspended for 50 Games

Blue Jays Top Draft Pick Marcus Stroman Suspended for 50 Games

By | August 29, 2012 at 1:11 am | No comments

On Tuesday, three minor league players, Marcus Stroman, Josh Sale and Mark Donato, were suspended by Minor League Baseball for taking banned substances. Marcus Stroman, the Blue Jays' top overall pick in last June's draft, tested positive for Methylhexaneamine...

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A Big Deal: Angels Add Zack Greinke, Trade Prospects Segura, Hellweg, Pena to Brewers

A Big Deal: Angels Add Zack Greinke, Trade Prospects Segura, Hellweg, Pena to Brewers

By | July 27, 2012 at 10:08 pm | No comments

On Friday evening, the Brewers traded right-handed pitcher Zack Greinke to the Angels in exchange for shortstop Jean Segura and double-A pitchers Ariel Pena and Johnny Hellweg. CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports first reported the trade via...

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Nationals Ink Lucas Giolito Seconds Before the Amateur Signing Deadline

Nationals Ink Lucas Giolito Seconds Before the Amateur Signing Deadline

By | July 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm | One comment

Lucas Giolito will celebrate his eighteenth birthday as a member of the Washington Nationals.  The MLB amateur signing deadline came and passed at 5 PM EST today. For Giolito, the Nationals' top draft pick, that marks the beginning of his professional pitching career....

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Switching Sox: Youkilis to Chicago in Exchange for Stewart, Lillibridge and Cash

Switching Sox: Youkilis to Chicago in Exchange for Stewart, Lillibridge and Cash

By | June 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm | No comments

The 'Youk' era is over in Boston. On Sunday, the Red Sox traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for utilityman Brent Lillibridge and right-handed pitcher Zach Stewart. Because Youkilis is still due $7.8 million of the guaranteed $13 million left on his...

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Nationals Promote Bryce Harper to Big Leagues, Place Zimmerman on DL

Nationals Promote Bryce Harper to Big Leagues, Place Zimmerman on DL

By | April 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm | No comments

The Nationals announced (via Twitter) that the team has recalled top prospect Bryce Harper from Triple-A Syracuse. Harper will join the team in Los Angeles and will make his big league debut against the Dodgers tomorrow. Today, the Nationals also placed their start third...

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Andy Pettitte Ends Retirement, Returns to Pitch for the Yankees

Andy Pettitte Ends Retirement, Returns to Pitch for the Yankees

By | March 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm | No comments

// // Thirty-nine-year-old pitcher Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement to sign a one-year minor league deal with the New York Yankees. According to the YES Network's Jack Curry, Pettitte agreed to the deal this afternoon. He will make as much as $2.5 million if he...

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Ryan Braun Wins Appeal, Will Not Serve 50-Game PED Suspension

Ryan Braun Wins Appeal, Will Not Serve 50-Game PED Suspension

By | February 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm | No comments

According to Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt, Ryan Braun's positive drug test and 50-game suspension for using performance enhancing drugs have successfully appealed.  On Thursday, Braun was notified that an arbitration panel ruled in favor of his appeal, overturning the...

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