8:09 AM EST, Tue January 24, 2017
MLB Trade Rumors 8 hours ago

Rangers Only Interested In Mike Napoli On One-Year Deal

It once seemed like the Rangers were moving swiftly toward a deal with free agent first baseman Mike Napoli, but nothing has come together as of yet. That may be because Texas is only interested in guaranteeing the veteran a single season, as ESPN.com’s Buster Olney reports (Insider link). It’s not terribly surprising, perhaps, to learn…
Blue Bird Banter Jan 21, 2017
Today in Blue Jay History: The Vernon Wells Trade

Today in Blue Jay History: The Vernon Wells Trade

Wells was sent packing on January 21st, 2011. On this day in 2011, the Blue Jays sent lifelong Blue Jay Vernon Wells to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera. Wells, picked by the Blue Jays 5th overall in the 1997 amateur draft, came up with the team in 1999, playing in 24 games. His first full season at the major league level was 2002, when he played in 159 games with 23 home runs and a batting average of .275. Earning an all-star game berth in 2003, Wells lead the league in plate appearances, hits and doubles while receiving the Silver Slugger award for centre...
Sacramento Bee Jan 17, 2017

Rangers sign slugger Josh Hamilton to minor league contract

Slugger Josh Hamilton is getting another shot with the Texas Rangers. The Rangers said Tuesday they have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training for …
Fenway Nation Jan 12, 2017
Should Sox Have Waited Longer For Slugger Solution?

Should Sox Have Waited Longer For Slugger Solution?

Mitch MorelandThe Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson suggests that it might have been more prudent for Dave Dombrowki to wait out the slugger market instead of signing Mitch Moreland (just 22 HRs in 2016) way back in December. The way the market has regressed for big bats, MacPherson is probably right. While the Red Sox only needed to shell out $5 million for Moreland—he is hardly the kind of hitter who can replace the "on-base capabilities" of David Ortiz (to paraphrase a former Red sox GM). Still out there ripe for plucking are the likes of José Bautista, old buddy Mike Napoli and...
Plain Dealer Jan 7, 2017
The party really is over for Mike Napoli and Cleveland Indians: Hey, Hoynsie

The party really is over for Mike Napoli and Cleveland Indians: Hey, Hoynsie

Anyone thinking there's still a chance Mike Napoli is returning to the Indians needs to sit down, take a deep breath and rethink the situation.
numberFire Dec 29, 2016
MLB Free Agency: The Potential Risks in Signing Mike Napoli

MLB Free Agency: The Potential Risks in Signing Mike Napoli

The slugging first baseman is fresh off a career year in the power department, but he did it in an interesting way.
MLB free agency rumors 2017: Rangers moving closer to deal with Mike Napoli

MLB free agency rumors 2017: Rangers moving closer to deal with Mike Napoli

An agreement is not imminent, but both sides are reportedly highly motivated to get a deal done.

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