Marlins have begun extension talks with Dee Gordon HardballTalk (Drew Silva) — Gordon carries quite a bit of leverage after posting a career-best .333/.359/.418 slash line in 145 games this past season for the Fish.
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Braves sign Bud Norris to one-year contract HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Norris is coming off a brutal 2015 season.
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AL MVP Josh Donaldson emerges as face of baseball and a nation Big League Stew (Israel Fehr) — When Josh Donaldson was traded from Oakland to Toronto in November 2014 he knew there was the potential for him and the Blue Jays to achieve greatness. With quality bats like Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Russell Martin already in Toronto's lineup, qualifying for the postseason was a realistic goal. Donaldson also felt that playing home games at the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre...
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The Cubs acquire Rex Brothers from the Rockies HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The number of people who, if you held a gun to their head, would say that “Rex Brothers” was a game show host and/or local TV news personality from the late 1970s or early 80s is not insignificant. But if you’re a Rockies fan or if spend all day thinking about baseball you know that […]
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Jed Lowrie going back to Oakland headlines flurry of minor moves Big League Stew (Chris Cwik) — Just a few days before Thanksgiving the baseball hot stove is currently set to "tepid." A flurry of moves were made Wednesday, the biggest of which involving infielder Jed Lowrie heading back to the Oakland Athletics.  The 31-year-old Lowrie was off to a hot start last season before a thumb injury halted his production. At that point, everything went downhill. Lowrie missed nearly three...
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Diamondbacks hire Dave Magadan as hitting coach HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Magadan was the Rangers' hitting coach for the past three seasons.
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A’s reacquire Jed Lowrie in trade with Astros HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Houston to Oakland. Repeat.
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White Sox sign catcher Alex Avila to a one-year deal HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — There have been a lot of articles published in the past few days about how to navigate awkward Thanksgiving conversations with your relatives. Heck, we even wrote one. But there’s always room for more! Such as “How to talk to your father at Thanksgiving dinner about the fact that he let you walk away from […]
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Pirates sign outfielder/first baseman Jake Goebbert HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The best thing about minor Thanksgiving week transactions is that they are almost certainly done by GMs frantically looking for some work to do rather than go pick up their in-laws at the airport. I mean, sure, the player in question could very easily be an important player who fills a key role in the […]
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Blue Jays sell Triple-A MVP Matt Hague to Japanese team HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Hague hit .338 in 136 games at Triple-A this past season.
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Diamondbacks trade Allen Webster to the Pirates HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The Arizona Diamondbacks just announced that have traded righty Allen Webster to the Pirates for cash considerations. Webster, who turns 26 in February, was DFA’d by the Dbacks a few days ago. He pitched in nine games, starting five, in 2015, posting a 5.81 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 17/20 (eww) in 31 innings. […]
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Yankees “have let teams know” Ivan Nova is available HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — Nova returned from Tommy John elbow surgery in May.
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Mariners working on trade for Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna HardballTalk (Aaron Gleeman) — There's been writing on the wall all offseason.
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Bud Black rejoins the Angels in a front office role HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — The Angels have hired Bud Black as a special assistant to the general manager. Black is returning to the Angels, actually, as he spent seven seasons as the Angels pitching coach under Mike Scioscia prior to leaving to take over the Padres in 2007. He held that job until this past June and takes this one after […]
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MLB in negotiations to play a game in London HardballTalk (Craig Calcaterra) — In a weird way this would be a homecoming for baseball
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