Category Archives: MLB News and Notes

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?

Masahiro Tanaka 3

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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Report: Yankees sign Brian McCann pending physical

Brian McCann

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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