7:53 AM EST, Wed December 13, 2017
Halos Heaven 53 mins ago
HumpLinks: Ohtani...Oh, ouchie!

HumpLinks: Ohtani...Oh, ouchie!

Shohei Ohtani has a UCL sprain, and elbow floaties. Let’s all overreact immediately. This is what I have been holding my breath against: Shohei Ohtani has some serious goings on with his pitching arm. Now, one would have to assume that the standard medical clearance that pro ballplayers go through with any transaction would have informed the Angels of all this so it is probably not any surprise in Anaheim. I might even guess that his health was something that was available to all MLB teams through the Nippon-Ham Fighters. And nobody wanted to walk away from the chance. It’s just...
Halos Heaven 6 hours ago
Yes, recent Angels acquistion Shohei Ohtani has a sprained UCL. No, I’m not worried...yet.

Yes, recent Angels acquistion Shohei Ohtani has a sprained UCL. No, I’m not worried...yet.

Halos fans have been down this road before, so nobody can blame them for overreacting. Still, there’s reason to believe that Ohtani’s elbow is already getting blown out of proportion. After learning that Shohei Ohtani, every GM’s top prize for the ongoing offseason, decided to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, many fans/writers/randos, after collecting their breath and doing their best to make the world stop spinning and their hearts not explode, began to wonder about the details of this momentous acquistion. Specifically...WHY? Why did Ohtani choose the Halos? What was the thing...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 7 hours ago

Yankees re-sign Erik Kratz to a minor league deal, probably

The Kratz Attack is back. The Yankees have re-signed journeyman catcher Erik Kratz to what I assume is a minor league contract, his representatives at JMG Baseball announced. He was on the roster as the third catcher in September after coming over in a cash trade with the Indians. The Yankees outrighted him and he […] The post Yankees re-sign Erik Kratz to a minor league deal, probably appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Halos Heaven 10 hours ago
MLB Winter Meetings: Angels “in on” Ian Kinsler

MLB Winter Meetings: Angels “in on” Ian Kinsler

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports the Angels are “in on” Ian Kinsler. Angels remain in on Kinsler— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 13, 2017 The Angels’ interest in Kinsler has been longstanding, dating back to the 2016-17 offseason when the Angels were looking for a second baseman. And the July trade deadline, when the Angels were looking for a second baseman. And the August trade deadline, when the Angels were looking for a second baseman. Can you sense a trend here? Tigers GM Al Avila has stated his desire to trade Ian Kinsler in the near future. Good morning from...
Rox Pile 11 hours ago

Colorado Rockies to sign right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and MLB Network, the Colorado Rockies will sign right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw to a deal. The Rockies have signed agreed to sign right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and MLB Network. Bryan Shaw has deal with rockies — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 13, […] Colorado Rockies to sign right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Halos Heaven 14 hours ago
MLB Winter Meetings: Tigers exchanging names in Ian Kinsler trade

MLB Winter Meetings: Tigers exchanging names in Ian Kinsler trade

Day 2 of the Winter Meetings, and we’ve got potential trade action. It appears the Detroit Tigers are quite close to trading their second baseman, Ian Kinsler. Per Yahoo! Sports’ Jason Beck, they are just exchanging names at this point. While Michael Fulmer trade rumors have created a buzz at Winter Meetings, sounds like Tigers getting closer to trading Ian Kinsler. “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged,” Al Avila said. “We just can’t agree.”— Jason Beck (@beckjason) December 12, 2017 We do not definitively know who the other side of the trade...
Bless You Boys 16 hours ago
The New York Yankees have the prospects to trade for Michael Fulmer

The New York Yankees have the prospects to trade for Michael Fulmer

He would have to shave, but he could fetch a nice haul. The most intriguing news from the Winter Meetings regarding the Detroit Tigers is the possibility of trading starting pitcher Michael Fulmer. Jason Beck of MLB.com reported via Twitter that the Tigers were receiving multiple calls on their ace. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the New York Yankees have inquired about the possibility acquiring Fulmer via trade. Nothing appears close, but the Yankees interest appears serious. Whether you are interested in trading Fulmer or not, the potential haul the Yankees could offer in...
TalkingChop 17 hours ago
Braves showing interest in Christian Yelich, per report

Braves showing interest in Christian Yelich, per report

The Braves are at least one of the teams inquiring on the young Marlins outfielder. According to a report by Marlins beat writer Joe Frisaro, the Marlins have been receiving inquires on Christian Yelich. Among those who have inquired are the Braves, Diamondbacks and Cardinals. Not clear yet if #Marlins are actually open to moving Christian Yelich, but at least 10 clubs are inquiring. #Braves #Dbacks #STLCards among them.— Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) December 12, 2017 Yelich is not confirmed to be on the trade market yet but the Marlins are seemingly willing to deal just about anyone...
River Ave. Blues 17 hours ago

The back of the bench [2017 Season Review]

We’ve gone through just about every player who made an appearance for the Yankees this year. The good ones. The bad ones. Now let’s get to some of the players in between, the players who are easy to forget. These are the players that you miss on the 2017 New York Yankees Sporcle quiz. First, […] The post The back of the bench [2017 Season Review] appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Friars on Base 17 hours ago

San Diego Padres Trade Ryan Schimpf To The Tampa Bay Rays

On the heels of trading for Chase Headly and Bryan Mitchell, the San Diego Padres made their second deal of the day, moving infielder Ryan Schimpf to the Tampa Bay Rays for infielder Deion Tansel. The #Padres acquire INF Deion Tansel from Tampa Bay in exchange for INF Ryan Schimpf: https://t.co/0MBtHl75YM pic.twitter.com/tNMDSeyPVt — San Diego […] San Diego Padres Trade Ryan Schimpf To The Tampa Bay Rays - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rox Pile 17 hours ago

Colorado Rockies minors: Our exclusive chat with Hartford’s new manager

Last week, Warren Schaeffer was officially introduced as the new manager for the Colorado Rockies Double-A team, the Hartford Yard Goats. He becomes the third manager in the three years the Yard Goats have existed, taking over for Jerry Weinstein, who will remain with the Rockies organization in another capacity. The 32-year-old Schaeffer spent the […] Colorado Rockies minors: Our exclusive chat with Hartford’s new manager - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing 19 hours ago
Starting pitching trade targets for the Mariners to chase down at the winter meetings

Starting pitching trade targets for the Mariners to chase down at the winter meetings

COME BACK SHARK I JUST WANT TO TALK Now that the Mariners have been dealt the blow of having Shohei Ohtani go to a division rival, they have to pivot quickly to salvage the rest of this off-season. Yesterday John took a broad view of what that may look like. It’s clear the Mariners have to add pitching help, and from Dipoto’s comments, it looks like that is what will happen. It seems like the FO views the position player side of the roster as being pretty well set, while the team hunts down a pitcher. Dipoto hasn’t expressed any preference about whether that pitcher is a starter or...
Friars on Base 19 hours ago

San Diego Padres Trade For Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell

The San Diego Padres have made their first major move of the 2017 Winter Meetings, acquiring third baseman Chase Headley and relief pitcher Bryan Mitchell from the New York Yankees for outfielder Jabari Blash. #Yankees acquiring Jabari Blash from #Padres for Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell, sources tell The Athletic. First: @Joelsherman1. — Ken Rosenthal […] San Diego Padres Trade For Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bless You Boys 20 hours ago
MLB trade rumors: Tigers interested in Derek Holland

MLB trade rumors: Tigers interested in Derek Holland

He certainly is not in the Maserati section One day into the winter meetings and the Detroit Tigers stayed quiet. Rumblings have emerged however of potential deals the Tigers could make this week. As reported by Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Tigers are still kicking the tires on starting pitching. One named Beck suggested the Tigers could have interest in is left-handed starter Derek Holland. Holland pitched last season with the Chicago White Sox, posting a 6.20 ERA in 26 starts. He spent the majority of his career in a Texas Rangers uniform where he touted a 4.35 ERA and pitched eight shut...
Halos Heaven 20 hours ago
Winter Meetings Tuesday Thread

Winter Meetings Tuesday Thread

The annual Winter Meetings are underway. Not much happened through Tuesday morning This gives Halo fans a chance to talk everything baseball while we bask in the afterglow of the Ohtani signing. While Eppler is certainly in our good graces, he still has his work cut out for him while he continues to build around Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani. We could very well see second base solidified and one of the corner infield spots filled. Lesser positions like the fourth outfielder spot, utility infielder, and backup catcher could also be addressed. Time for the finishing touches. The Angels have...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 20 hours ago

Yankees reportedly trade Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to Padres

According to Joel Sherman, the Yankees have traded Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to the Padres. No word on the return yet, though it imagine it is mostly salary relief. More to come! The post Yankees reportedly trade Chase Headley and Bryan Mitchell to Padres appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Bless You Boys 20 hours ago
Yankees, Rangers interested in Michael Fulmer

Yankees, Rangers interested in Michael Fulmer

But he still probably won’t be dealt On Monday it was reported that Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer has drawn discussion at the winter meetings, per Jason Beck of MLB.com. General manager Al Avila said the Tigers aren’t looking to trade the starting pitcher, but “There are teams out there that have interest.” Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Tuesday morning that the Yankees are looking at trading for a starting pitcher and Fulmer is one pitcher they are considering. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News also noted that the Rangers have “checked in” on Fulmer. This should, of...
Bless You Boys 20 hours ago
Yankees interested in Michael Fulmer

Yankees interested in Michael Fulmer

But he still probably won’t be dealt On Monday it was reported that Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer has drawn discussion at the winter meetings, per Jason Beck of MLB.com. General manager Al Avila said the Tigers aren’t looking to trade the starting pitcher, but “There are teams out there that have interest.” Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Tuesday morning that the Yankees are looking at trading for a starting pitcher and Fulmer is one pitcher they are considering. This should, of course, be taken with a large grain of salt, as there would be little incentive for Avila to move...
Lookout Landing 21 hours ago
Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/12/17: Winter Meetings, Matt Harvey, and Pat Neshek

Mariners Moose Tracks, 12/12/17: Winter Meetings, Matt Harvey, and Pat Neshek

Getting your Tuesday started off right. Good morning and happy Day Two of the Winter Meetings! You know, everyone was joking yesterday that it was a slow day for the meetings, but there was actually a lot of activity. Let’s get you all caught up. In Mariners news... It sounds like the M’s are just about done with the position players on the roster. Dipoto said that any position player acquisitions would come on the secondary market -- waiver claimes, Rule 5 or minor league signs. That portion of 25-man roster is basically set.— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) December 11,...
Mike Axisa / River Ave. Blues 22 hours ago

2017 Winter Meetings Open Thread: Tuesday

The first day of the Winter Meetings came and went with little activity. At least aside from that big Giancarlo Stanton press conference, of course. There were a few low-profile signings and the usual array of rumors, yet most of the top free agents remain unsigned. That’ll change soon enough. Will the Yankees sign one […] The post 2017 Winter Meetings Open Thread: Tuesday appeared first on River Avenue Blues.

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