Thursday, February 25, 2016

Yovani Gallardo to Baltimore

BALTIMORE - The Orioles have sign pitcher Yovani Gallardo to a 2 year $22M contract with a club option for another $11 for a 3rd year.

Gallardo has had a spotless medical record over his 7 MLB seasons.

Gallardo turns 30 on Saturday and has pitched 191 innings with a 3.66 ERA.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jose Reyes on paid leave

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred has placed Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes on temporary paid leave while waiting for his domestic violence case.

Reyes was arrested on Oct. 31 in Maui, Hawaii, after an alleged incident at a luxury hotel in which he was accused of abusing his wife.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fowler back to the Cubs for 1 year

Chicago - Dexter Fowler and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year, $8 million contract that includes a $5 million buyout and a $9 million option for 2017.

Fowler, who batted .250 with a career-high 17 home runs in 150 games for the Cubs last season.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jay Bruce to Blue Jays ?

One hitch..Jay Bruce has Toronto listed on his no-trade team list.

And even if he waives the no-trade to Toronto, who heads to Cincinnati ?

Michael Saunders would be the odd man out and I'm thinking Devon Travis might be enough sugar in the pot.

Joey Bats "No Hometown Discount"

Jose Bautista's contact is in it's final year. 

Not surprisingly, the Toronto Blue Jays exercised their option to pay him a one-year option extension for $14M.

The 6 time All-Star met with Jays management recently and apparently made it clear what it would take to sign a new contract starting in 2018.

The details were not provided, but Bautista said that he feels there is no need to negotiate.

As far as a "Hometown Discount" goes, Bautista states, "In my eyes, I've given this organization a five-year hometown discount already."