Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Red Sox hire Chili Davis as their hitting coach

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If the Yankees were planning on hiring Chili Davis, they're going to have to scratch his name off the list because he's found a job with a known rival. According to MLB.com, the Boston Red Sox hired Chili Davis as their hitting coach, taking away one potential suitor for the hitting coach position in New York. Davis ...

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Report: Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez defects

Well, it looks like there could be one more player on the free agent market by summer of 2015 at the latest. According to Jon Morosi, Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez recently defected from Cuba and is looking to sign a big-league contract. However, there are multiple steps before he can be put on the free agent ...

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AL East suffers shakeup with Andrew Friedman going to Dodgers

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This doesn't affect the Yankees per say, but this does affect the American League East as a whole. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times announced the Tampa Bay Rays have lost their longtime general manager Andrew Friedman as he moves to the Los Angeles Dodgers front office. Matt Silverman will take Friedman's position at the ...

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Yankees won’t get J.J. Hardy, Hardy signs deal with Orioles

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Well, if you were hoping for the Yankees to sign J.J. Hardy this offseason, then you might want to sit down because I have bad news; Hardy won't be a Yankee. According to Brittany Ghiroli, the beat writer for the Baltimore Orioles on MLB.com, J.J. Hardy and the Orioles have reached a deal which extends Hardy's contract ...

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MLB names new successor to Bud Selig

This happened earlier this afternoon but I wasn't near a computer and my iPad died, which meant I couldn't update the blog while I was out. While in my absence, Major League Baseball has named a new commissioner, who will succeed Selig next season. Here's the story. Major League Baseball will have a new commissioner in 2015, ...

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Tony Bosch, A-Rod’s cousin arrested

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Tony Bosch, the former Biogenesis clinic owner linked to the famous Biogenesis scandal, was arrested early Tuesday morning and was charged with conspiracy to distribute steroids, according to T.J Quinn of ESPN. Among those arrested were Alex Rodriguez's cousin Yuri Sucrat, although the Drug Enforcement Administration haven't disclosed what Sucrat was charged with it. Sucrat was banned from ...

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Report: John Lackey traded to Cardinals for Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

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This just in via Peter Gammons on MLB Network: The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for Joe Kelly and Allen Craig. Lackey was slated to start tomorrow vs. Chris Capuano and the Yankees, so now the Yankees are going to face three Triple-A players in their weekend series ...

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Report: Jon Lester traded to Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes

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Well, the MLB Trade Deadline has gotten off to a huge start: The Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for OF Yoenis Cespedes. Yesterday, there were talks involving the Blue Jays and Orioles for Lester which would have been a big problem for the Yankees. With the Red ...

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