Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

Teams submit official bids in Tanaka Sweepstakes

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It's extremely hard to translate an entire Japanese article into Google Translator (believe me, I tried before), but the gist I got from this latest article were that teams were submitting official offers for Masahiro Tanaka. Teams have given offers of 6 years, $100 Million (including the Yankees) and now it would be time to play ...

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MLB expands replay starting in 2014

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Baseball fans! Have you ever been upset when a play is reviewed and the umpire just doesn't get the call right? Have you ever wished that other teams wouldn't catch a break because the umpires didn't see the play, or would get frustrated when the umpire wouldn't reverse the call because it was claimed to ...

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Maddux, Glavine and Thomas elected into the Hall of Fame

Greg Maddix

Last year, no one was elected into the Hall of Fame which was a shock and a rarity. This year, three players were elected into the Hall of Fame, and that wasn't surprising since they were in a class full of talented nominees. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas were elected to be enshrined forever ...

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Today’s event: The Hall of Fame announcement

Greg Maddux

There are a few key baseball events that I usually look forward to: Spring Training, the Regular Season, the All-Star game, the MLB Draft, the postseason, the Hot Stove and last but not least...the Hall of Fame announcement. Today, Major League Baseball will announce which player will head to Cooperstown and will be forever enshrined in ...

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Yankees reach out to Tanaka’s agent but no offer yet

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Although the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes began yesterday, The Yankees wasted no time being aggressive in their quest to land the famed starting pitcher. According to the New York Daily News, the Yankees contacted Tanaka's agent Casey Close, who is also the manager of Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter. Although the Yankees spoke to Close, the Yankees did ...

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New posting fee set at $20 Million but will Tanaka be posted?

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Major League Baseball and the Nippon Professional League have agreed on a posting system, which makes it possible that Masahiro Tanaka could be a free agent soon. However, Tanaka's club, the Rakuten Golden Eagles, may not post him due to the $20 Million maximum posting fee. "We don't know if this is the right value for ...

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Gardner for Jackson: If it’s true, let it be done


There have been several rumors stemming from a tweet by Peter Gammons that the Yankees could be looking to swap Brett Gardner for former prospect and now Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson. As with any rumor, take this one with a grain of the tiniest salt imaginable. When you investigate a bit further though, ...

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Hall of Fame ballots announced

Mike Mussina

The Baseball Hall of Fame just announced their Hall of Fame ballot. As we could recall, no one was elected into the Hall of Fame last year. Some of the players that were on the ballot this year include Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Jeff Kent and of course the Yankees own Mike Mussina. ...

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