Hamilton Back to Texas

After a failed signing by the Los Angeles Angels, luckily Josh Hamilton’s former team was willing to take him back along with helping the Halos pay off some of the remaining $80 million. There have been quite a few big contracts in the past that teams have gotten locked up in, and were not able to find a way out of, but this time the Angels were able to free up cap space, plus get an injury prone and mentally misallocated player off of the squad. Back in 2012 Anaheim signed the former AL MVP to a 5-year tender worth Continue reading Hamilton Back to Texas

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Padres Sneak in Another Block Buster Trade before Opening Pitch

On a day featuring one of the oldest baseball rivalries as the Opening Game of the 2015 season on Sunday Night Baseball, A.J. Preller and the Padres put the cherry on the top to an exhilarating offseason. In the late afternoon on Sunday April 5, 2015, the Padres agree to a blockbuster trade with the Braves that would swap two Friar pitching prospects, Carlos Quentin, and Cameron Maybin for Atlanta’s stellar closer, Craig Kimbrel along with Melvin Upton Jr. The now Padres’ closer Craig Kimbrel, has $33 million left on his contract that takes him through the 2017 season with Continue reading Padres Sneak in Another Block Buster Trade before Opening Pitch

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KC Locks up Future Ace Just Like other Stars

On Saturday April 4, 2015, the Kansas City Royals agreed on a contract extension with their young 23-year-old ace pitcher, Yordano Ventura, on a 5-year deal. Ventura will get paid $23 million over the next 5 seasons. At the earliest the star pitcher can become a free agent in 2020, while this new deal makes sure that his arbitration years (2017-2019) will be avoided. In addition, the new contract includes a club option for the sixth year. After his stellar rookie campaign, including a wonderful WS Game 6 performance, locking up a guy like this was extremely important to KC. Continue reading KC Locks up Future Ace Just Like other Stars

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MLB Predictions

AL East                           AL Central                             AL  West 1. O’s (91-71)                  1. KC(92-70)                        1. M’s (95-67) 2. Yankees (88-74)     2. The Tribe (88-74)         2. A’s (87-75) 3. Sox (87-75)               3. Tigers (85-77)                 3. Astros (81-81) Continue reading MLB Predictions

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