Tag Archives: Mike Napoli

Across the AL: Despite Losing Streak, Success Inevitable for Oakland A’s, Reddick

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The Oakland Athletics, after getting swept by the Rays in their previous three-game series, were certainly looking for a win when they visited Fenway on Monday.  They did not get it, however, as they lost to the Red Sox, 9-6.  Through their first 16 games, the A’s were 12-4 and outscored their opponents, 96-63.  The ...

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Across the AL: The effects of Red Sox injuries

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The fracture sustained by Curtis Granderson in his first at-bat of the spring is certainly a huge blow to a Yankee offense that, according to Joe Girardi, already had to “find different ways to score runs.”  While no team likes to see its players get injured, it can be argued that if an injury is going ...

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Yankees don’t sound interested in other free agent catchers

Perhaps it will change if the Yankees don't find any trade prospects during the Winter Meetings, but as of now they haven't shown much interest in free agent catchers A.J. Pierzynski or Mike Napoli, according to George King of the NY Post. Yankees GM Brian Cashman is likely crying Bubba Crosby, but right now it sounds ...

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Rumor: Russell Martin now seeking a four-year deal

Forget what you've heard. Three years was yesterday. Free agent catcher Russell Martin is now apparently looking for a four-year deal worth $9-10 million annually, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. Marchand doubts the Yankees would bite on a deal of that size and I tend to agree although I wouldn't be surprised. Really, as long as they ...

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Rumor: Yankees interested in Mike Napoli

The Yankees may not have David Ross to fall back on if they can't re-sign Russell Martin, but they are interested in the Rangers free agent catcher Mike Napoli, according to Bob Nightengale of the USA Today. This is a little bit curious. The Yankees are typically fans of defensive catchers and Napoli is not that. ...

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Top 5 available free agent catchers

The Yankees catcher Russell Martin is a free agent this offseason and it doesn't appear that they are ready to hand the reigns over the Austin Romine yet. So they may have to turn to the free agent market. Here are the best available catchers this offseason. Mike Napoli, Age: 31, 2012 Salary: $9.4M, 2012 OPS: ...

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The Rays Try to Become ’04 Sox, Jays Trade Their Albatross

We're just about three weeks away from the time pitchers and catchers report to spring training, but moves are still being made. The Rays made a big splash yesterday by signing 2004 World Series heroes Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez presumably to play left field and DH respectively. At this point in their careers ...

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