Marlins go the extra mile to introduce Ichiro

Marlins go the extra mile to introduce Ichiro

Jan 29, 2015 | No Comments

Five team executives flew 18 hours to Japan to properly welcome Ichiro Suzuki — who signed a one-year, $2 million contract on Tuesday night — into the family.

White Sox reunite with Beckham on one-year deal

Jan 28, 2015 | No Comments

Gordon Beckham has returned to the White Sox after a very brief absence. The White Sox announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million contract with the right-handed-hitting infielder, with outfielder Dayan Viciedo designated for assignment.

Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

Jan 28, 2015 | No Comments

Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will Moncada sign? Here’s what MLB.com knows.

Latest On The Phillies’ Papelbon Trade Talks

Jan 28, 2015 | No Comments

While trade talks between the Brewers and Phillies regarding Jonathan Papelbon have slowed, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki hears from two sources that the Phillies are still talking  to both Milwaukee and Toronto about Papelbon. Zolecki adds that the seriousness of the talks is unclear at this time, though Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that Toronto’s interest is extremely limited (Twitter link). The Blue Jays would only acquire Papelbon if the financial risk associated with the transaction is “extremely limited,” per Rosenthal. Additionally, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick tweets that the Phillies have been in touch with an unknown AL club regarding Papelbon in the past few days. While that club could certainly be Toronto, it’s also possible that a second American League club could have kicked the tires on Papelbon. The Blue Jays have repeatedly expressed interest in adding some experience to the back of their bullpen, though Papelbon is an imperfect fit for a number of reasons. For one, the Blue Jays are said to have only about $7MM remaining to improve their 2015 roster, and Papelbon is owed $13MM in 2015. Secondly, as CSN Philadelphia’s Jim Salisbury reported last week, Toronto is one of the team’s on Papelbon’s no-trade clause.

Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.

Blue Jays, Brewers talk potential trade for Papelbon

Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.

Eaton enjoys reporting duties at Super Bowl Media Day

Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

For the immediate future, Adam Eaton is more than satisfied to serve as the catalyst at the top of the White Sox batting order and anchor center field for what looks to be an up-and-coming team. But on Tuesday in Phoenix, the charismatic Eaton got thrown into the fire in a new profession as part of Super Bowl Media Day.

Source: Arbitration-eligible Crawford gets $3.175 million

Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

The Giants have avoided arbitration with shortstop Brandon Crawford by agreeing to a one-year, $3.175 million deal, a source told MLB.com’s Paul Hagen on Tuesday.

Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

Nationals preparing for new right side of infield

Jan 27, 2015 | No Comments

The Nationals might have a new Opening Day starter in Max Scherzer, and the infield standing behind the right-hander figures to look plenty different as well. With Spring Training less than a month away, Washington is set to move trade acquisition Yunel Escobar from shortstop to second base, and longtime third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first.