Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Josh !

To our favorite viking ...Happy Birthday !

Oh...and I think he plays some baseball too !!

Nationals acquire outfielder Eaton from White Sox

WASHINGTON - Productive outfielder Adam Eaton is heading will be a Washington National beginning in 2017.

In exchange the Sox traded three right-handed pitchers, Lucas Giolito, Reynoldo Lopez and Dane Dunning.

Eaton hit .284/.362/.428 for 2016.

Cubs get Wade Davis for Jorge Soler

CHICAGO - The Chicago Cubs have added closer Wade Davis from Kansas City in exchange for Jorge Soler.

In an effort to fill the shoes of Aroldis Chapman, the Cubs get a closer who posted a 1.18 ERA with 47 saves over 185 appearance. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Rox sign Desmond

COLORADO - Free agent outfielder Ian Desmond has signed a 5 year $70 contract to play for the Colorado Rockies beginning next season.

Desmond played center field for the Texas Rangers last season hitting .285 with 22 home-runs and 86 RBI's.

No place like home for Jose Bautista ?

WASHINGTON - Jose Bautista's camp met with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in what looked like an attempt to resign the slugger.

Bautista hinted through the press during spring training in 2016 that he was interested in signing a multi year (possibly 4-5) deal in the $120M range.

However, his 2016 season was less than average for the slugger as he was on the disabled list several times.

Some owners might interpret this as an indication that Jose's age of 36 might be catching up with him and his days as a defensive player might be numbered. This would him to only American league teams who utilize the designated hitter.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Red Sox land Sale

BOSTON - Chris Sale will be a starter for the Boston Red Sox in 2017.

The all-star left-hander will change socks from white to red.

Infielder Yoan Moncada, and right-handed pitcher Michael Kopech along with two propects will head to Chicago.

Sale, who turns 28 this March went 17-10 with a 3.34 era last season in 227 innings.

Red Sox trade for right-handed relief

BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have completed a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers that sends third baseman Travis Shaw and two prospects to Milwaukee in exchange for right-handed reliever Tyler Thornburg.

Thornburg post a 2.15 era with 13 save in 67 appearances with the Brewers in 2016.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Giants sign Melancon

SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants have signed their closer in right hander Mark Melancon to a 4 year $62M contract.

Free agent Melancon will set a new high for relief pitcher's annual contracts at $15.5M.

He recorded an impressive 2016 campaign, posting a 1.64 era with 47/51 saves over 75 games.

Rich Hill to LA Dodgers

LOS ANGELES - The Dodgers has landed the 'big fish' in signing starter Rich Hill to a 3 year contract worth $48M.

Hill, who will be 37 by the beginning of the 2017 season had a 12-5 record splitting duties between Oakland and L.A. last season. When starting for the Dodgers he was 3-2, posting a 1.83 era. 

Steve Pearce lands in Toronto

TORONTO - The Blue Jays have signed utility man Steve Pearce to a 2 year 12.5M contract.

Pearce spent time with the Rays and Orioles last season posting a respectable 288/.374/.492 with 13 home-runs and 35 RBI's in 85 games.

Pearce plays 1st base, but can cover 2nd and some outfield.

Matt Holliday to Yankees for 1 year

NEW YORK - Free agent Matt Holliday has signed with the New York Yankees for 1 year. 

The contract is for 13 million. 

Holliday is a seven time all star and has spent 7.5 of his 13 years in the big leagues with St. Louis.

The 37 year old has a lifetime 303 average with 296 home-runs and 1153 RBI.

He will share the roles of DH and outfielder.