Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

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

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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

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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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Report: Yankees sign Brian McCann pending physical

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It took until just before Thanksgiving, but the Yankees have finally gotten into the Hot Stove mix, signing the top free agent catcher in the market. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, The Yankees and Brian McCann have agreed to a five-year, $85 Million contract with a 6th year vesting option that would make the ...

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Feinsand: Tanaka will post this winter

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Earlier this morning the Associated Press came out with an article stating that it would have been almost impossible for Masahiro Tanaka to post this winter. However, New York Daily News writer Mark Feinsand sent out a flurry of tweets earlier this evening, hearing from sources that Tanaka will post this winter. Here was Feinsand's ...

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Yankees meet with agents for Beltran, Choo, Ellsbury, McCann and Drew

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Pretty much at the beginning of the offseason, every team likes to call the agents of the players and show that they have interest. Well today the Yankees did just that, meeting with the agents of Carlos Beltran, Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Stephen Drew. The Yankees have interest in the biggest names on ...

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No Gold For Cano

Robinson Cano lost the Gold Glove to Boston Red Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia. When looking at the defense metrics, Pedoria did have a slight advantage over Cano, but I'm still not a fan of the Gold Glove Awards since I feel it's one gigantic popularity contest. Here are the winners from the 2013 Gold ...

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Across the AL: An Early Look at the Seattle Mariners

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Bronx Baseball Daily welcomes Eric Favaloro, who will write a regular weekly column this season focusing on a team or teams around baseball. Exploring other teams in depth has been something that I've wanted to do on Bronx Baseball Daily for a while now so I'm excited Eric is joining us. Please enjoy his article ...

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