The Orioles have rekindled their trade talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates to acquire outfielder Travis Snider and are discussing a deal that would send two minor leaguers to Pittsburgh, according to industry sources.
According to Matt Eddy, the Yankees have signed veteran catcher Eddy Rodriguez to a minor league contract. I assume he received an invitation to Spring Training. Teams always bring extra catchers to camp anyway simply because they need guys to catch all those early-spring bullpen sessions. Rodriguez, 29, is a long-time minor league journeyman who [...] Eddy: Yankees sign catcher Eddy Rodriguez to minor league contract is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Eddy: Yankees sign catcher Eddy Rodriguez to minor league contract appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Just like yesterday, it’s time to play devil’s advocate a little bit. While Monday’s Pinch Hitter wrote about the negative impact of the Yankees new offseason approach — Mitchell feels the Yankees ownership is backing out of an unwritten commitment to the fans — today’s Pinch Hitter, Brendan, focused on the positive and called out […] The post In defense of frustration and disappointment appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
The Red Sox got in on the Moncada scouting action with a private January workout. Yoan Moncada is set to be the next major Cuban free agent. He's seen more praise and has more upside than Yasmany Tomas and Red Sox outfielder Rusney Castillo, the last two Cuban imports of note. It's believed that, were he eligible for the 2015 draft, Moncada could be the first pick. He's also just 19 years old, so there is real potential for growth here. So, given all that, it's promising to finally see confirmation that the Red Sox held a private workout for Moncada in January. The Rangers, Giants,...