Kia Tigers Reject Bid For Hyeon-jong Yang

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

TUESDAY: The Kia Tigers announced that they have rejected the winning bid for Yang, as was first reported (in Korean) by San Kang on Twitter (h/t: Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net). As a result, there may end up being no certain resolution as to whether it as the Twins or Rangers who ultimately posted the highest bid. Regardless of which club won the bidding, Yang won’t be jumping to Major League Baseball until next offseason at least. He can be posted once again next November. However, as Jeeho Yoo of the Yonhap News Agency in Korea tweets, Yang will be eligible to jump to Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball in 2015 if the Tigers let him. Yoo also tweets that Yang can be eligible for unrestricted free agency following the 2016 season, at which point he wouldn’t need to be posted to sign with a Major League club. MONDAY, 7:15am: The Rangers haven’t been told they’re the high bidders for Yang, MLB.com’s T.R

Rumor roundup: Suitors lining up for Lester

Rumor roundup: Suitors lining up for Lester

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

The Cubs have reportedly extended a six-year offer to Jon Lester that is worth an amount “north of” $135 million, according to CSNChicago.com.

Red Sox willing to dramatically expand payroll for ’15

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

Fresh off investing over $180 million in two hitters, the Red Sox are hardly done reconstructing their roster. There is pitching to go get, and owner John Henry made it clear that he isn’t going to hold back the front office when it comes to investing properly in the starting rotation.

‘Three Amigos’ ready to take Boston by storm

‘Three Amigos’ ready to take Boston by storm

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

Although Pablo Sandoval is just beginning to get a taste of his new home, Boston’s new third baseman is having no trouble adjusting to his new teammates, especially Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz.

Giants reportedly set to meet with lefty Lester

Nov 26, 2014 | No Comments

After missing out on retaining third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the Giants have reportedly shifted their focus to acquiring free-agent pitcher Jon Lester, who is scheduled to meet with the club next week.

Red Sox Designate Juan Francisco For Assignment

Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

The Red Sox announced that they have designated corner infielder Juan Francisco for assignment. The move clears roster space for Hanley Ramirez, whose deal has now been officially announced by the team. Francisco’s tenure with the BoSox was brief, to put it lightly. Boston claimed the lefty slugger off waivers from the Blue Jays not one week ago, but the addition of Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval to the roster left little room for Francisco on the roster. The 27-year-old Francisco possesses serious pop from the left side of the dish, as evidenced by his lifetime .203 isolated power mark (slugging minus average) and the even more impressive .236 figure that he posted with Toronto in 2014. However, for all of thunder Francisco can bring to a lineup, he’s fanned in more than 34 percent of his career plate appearances, he’s regarded as a below-average defender at third and he’s struggled against lefties throughout his career. Francisco’s .248/.310/.476 batting line against righties is impressive, but those totals drop to just .159/.213/.210 against southpaws. Francisco was projected to earn $2.2MM in arbitration by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz.

Rumor roundup: Cubs make Lester an offer

Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

The Cubs have reportedly extended a six-year offer to Jon Lester that is worth an amount “north of” $135 million, according to CSNChicago.com.

Spring dreaming: MLB exhibition slate is set

Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

All 30 Major League clubs have finalized their Spring Training schedules, and it’s a mere 95 days until the first exhibition pitch of 2015 will be thrown.

Rangers in mix for rights to Korean lefty Yang

Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

The Rangers are waiting to hear if they have won negotiating rights to Korean left-hander Hyeon-jong Yang, who has been posted by the Kia Tigers. Yang, 26, was the top pitcher in the Korean Baseball Organization this past season, going 16-8 with a 4.25 ERA.

Brignac joins group of Marlins’ non-roster invitees

Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

As the Marlins continue their search for impact pieces for their big league roster, the club also has been adding some experienced players via Minor League deals. Reid Brignac, a seasoned utility player, will get an opportunity to hook up with Miami as a non-roster invitee.