Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Hot Stove: Max Scherzer agrees to 7-year deal with Nationals

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UPDATE: Scherzer will end up getting a seven-year, $210 million deal that includes a $50 million signing bonus and it will be paid over 14 years, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jeff Passan. Ladies and gentlemen: Max Scherzer has come off the free agent market. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Washington Nationals and Scherzer have ...

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Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez elected into 2015 Hall of Fame

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Major League Baseball announced their inductees into the 2015 Hall of Fame and four players--three pitchers and a hitter--were elected. Randy Johnson, Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez were all elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Johnson, Smoltz and Martinez being the first trio inducted by the BBWAA in the same election. Biggio was ...

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Hot Stove Notes: Kemp, Latos, Miley, Porcello, Rule 5 Draft, Scherzer and Simon

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On the final day of the Winter Meetings, some major league teams, including the Boston Red Sox, are making moves. However, the Yankees are still stagnant and haven't made much noise--aside from the fact they lost David Robertson and Brandon McCarthy in a span of four days. So what's going on around baseball? Let's find out! -- The ...

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Hot Stove: Brandon McCarthy signs four-year, $48 Million deal with Dodgers

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So much for Brian Cashman keeping the 2014 team together. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Brandon McCarthy has agreed to a four-year, $48 Million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees, Red Sox and Pirates were in the McCarthy sweepstakes before McCarthy set his sights on Los Angeles. McCarthy had a 2.89 ERA ...

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Hot Stove: Jon Lester agrees to six-year, $155 Million deal with Cubs

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The second biggest splash of the Winter Meetings occurred overnight when the Chicago Cubs won the sweepstakes against the Boston Red Sox for starting pitcher Jon Lester. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Cubs outbid the Red Sox with a six-year, $155 Million deal which reunites Lester with Cubs GM Theo Epstein. While the ...

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Hot Stove: Rays hire ex-Yankee Kevin Cash to manage team

The Tampa Bay Rays have officially exited the Joe Maddon era and have officially begun the Kevin Cash era. The Rays officially announced today they hired ex-Yankee Kevin Cash to be the next manager of the organization. You don't remember Cash as a Yankee? Well, he might not either. He caught 10 games with the Yankees ...

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Hot Stove: Nick Markakis signs four-year deal with Braves

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When the Yankees play the Baltimore Orioles approximately 19 times in 2015, one familiar face won't be there patrolling right field. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Atlanta Braves signed OF Nick Markakis to a four-year, $44 Million deal pending a physical. The deal is quite a surprise, considering the Orioles were still pursuing Markakis ...

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Hot Stove Notes: Yankees not the only ones in Miller sweepstakes

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This morning, the Yankees made headlines when they said they were interested in Andrew Miller, but the Yankees aren't the only team going after the free agent reliever. According to Buster Olney, the Los Angeles Dodgers were also in on Miller. In my opinion, I believe the Yankees are expressing interest in Miller either to negotiate ...

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