Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Surprise! Red Sox sign Yoan Moncada

After the Yankees held three private workouts for INF Yoan Moncada, the Boston Red Sox swept in and gave Moncada a contract offer he just couldn't refuse. The Red Sox and Moncada agreed to a deal in the $30 Million range, beating out the Yankees who were just showing interest. The Yankees held two private workouts ...

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Hot Stove: James Shields signs four-year deal with Padres


I guess Brian Cashman was serious when he said the Yankees weren't interested in James Shields. According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, James Shields has landed a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres in the $72 - $76 Million range. The contract has a fifth year option and is pending a physical. Shields was one ...

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Report: Yoan Moncada can officially sign with MLB teams

After weeks of Yoan Moncada's status being in limbo, Moncada is officially a Major League free agent and is available to sign with any team. The Yankees had been linked to Moncada and are considered the "favorites" for him according to those that follow the international market. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports added Major League Baseball and ...

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MLB shouldn’t try to change the pace of play

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When the regular season rolls around, many fans anticipate going to the ballpark and taking in America's past time for the next three hours. Many of us enjoy the battle on the field extending for as long as possible. In fact, many fans tend to rejoice when the game has "free baseball" or extra innings. ...

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Hot Stove: Yoan Moncada clear to sign with MLB teams

After a slight hitch prevented Yoan Moncada from signing with Major League teams last week, Major League Baseball handled the issue and the Yoan Moncada sweepstakes is now back in full force. Bob Klapisch reported Moncada has been cleared and can now sign with any MLB team. A scout also told Kapisch that if Moncada was ...

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Rob Manfred on Alex Rodriguez, defensive shifts and pace of play


In his first week as the MLB commissioner, Rob Manfred had a sit down interview with Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The interview ranged over many topics, but it became a must read when Manfred brought up his meeting with Alex Rodriguez. As we recalled last week, Rodriguez had a meeting with Manfred in Manhattan ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yankees show “strong” interest in 2B Hector Olivera


More than 200 scouts reportedly went to see second basemen Hector Olivera in the Dominican Republic for a two-day showcase on January 21st and one of the teams that were in attendance were the Yankees. Jesse Sanchez of said the San Francisco Giants, the Yankees, the San Diego Padres, the Texas Rangers and the Atlanta ...

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Hot Stove Rumor: Yoan Moncada blocked by MLB from signing

If the Yankees wanted Yoan Moncada in pinstripes, they might need Major League Baseball's cooperation, especially since they're the ones blocking Moncada from signing with any ball club. Ben Badler of Baseball America is reporting MLB is the reason Moncada hasn't signed with any teams and said it's not the United States Government's doing. The United ...

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