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Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects

Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects

A few notes and links as we wrap up this week before Thanksgiving (pretty amazing that it’s this late in the year already, isn’t it?): • Andrew Marchand talked to a handful of executives and scouts about the free agent market for former Yankees closer Dave Robertson. The general consensus seems to be that Robertson […] The post Friday notes and links: Robertson, Miller, Billings, prospects appeared first on The LoHud Yankees Blog.
Over the Monster 1 hour ago
Red Sox offer Pablo Sandoval $95 million, 'may be in lead'

Red Sox offer Pablo Sandoval $95 million, 'may be in lead'

The Red Sox might be the favorites for Pablo Sandoval at the moment because of their reported offer. The moment we've been waiting for is now here, as the Red Sox have finally made an offer to free agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, one with a set dollar figure attached to it. The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo is reporting that the Sox submitted a five-year, $95 million option to Sandoval, and that this contract very well may have allowed them to pull ahead in the race for Panda. According to Cafardo, the Padres and Sandoval's former team, the Giants, have also given their offers to...
MASN Sports 2 hours ago

Machado has green light to move over to shortstop if needed - School of Roch

Once the ink dried on J.J. Hardy's three-year contract extension on Oct. 10, the talk of possibly moving Manny Machado from third base to shortstop on a regular basis was silenced. The Orioles didn't give Hardy $40 million so he...

Mariners notebook: Ibanez, Maddon among finalists to be Rays’ manager

Two of the three finalists to replace Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay’s manager have deep Mariners ties: Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu. The Rays identified Cleveland bullpen coach Kevin Cash as the other finalist Friday in a trimming a field of 10 candidates. The job became open when Maddon exercised a departure clause in his contract after the season and subsequently agreed to a five-year deal to manage the Chicago Cubs. Ibanez and Wakamatsu each finished this season with Kansas City — Ibanez as a player in his 19th season, and Wakamatsu as the bench coach to Royals manager Ned Yost. … ...
Bless You Boys 1 hour ago

Hot stove throwback: Tony Phillips and Lloyd Moseby helped lift Tigers from basement in 1990

Coming off a 59-103 season in 1989, Tigers GM Bill Lajoie brought in two veterans who faced each other in that year's ALCS, instantly giving Detroit some more credibility and relevance. Second in a series, looking back at high profile free agent signings by the Tigers. The Tigers' fall from grace in the late-1980s was stunning in its scope and rapidity. You want extremes? The 1987 Tigers won 98 games, the most of any team in the major leagues. Two years later, the Tigers led MLB in losses with 103. So how did the Tigers go from division winners to bottom feeders in just two years? Well,...
Rays Index 15 hours ago
Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

Dave Martinez Not Among 3 Finalists To Be Next Rays Manager

Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez, and Don Wakamatsu are the three finalists to be the next manager of the Rays the team announced on Friday. The one name not on the list that may surprise many Rays fans is bench coach Dave Martinez. However, as we have mentioned before there were […]
Akron Beacon Journal 14 hours ago

Indians announce 2015 spring training schedule

The Indians announced their 2015 spring training schedule on Friday. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 18, with the full squad reporting on Feb. 22. The first workout for pitchers and catchers is Feb. 20, the first full-squad workout on Feb. 24.The schedule features two home night games, March 20 against the Los Angeles Angels and March 24 agains the San Francisco Giants.Tribe Fan Fest, a ticketed event, is March 17. Michael Brantley bobblehead day is March 7.Season tickets and group sales (20 or more) are on sale now, with mini-plans available on Dec. 1 at 8 a.m. ET and single games Dec....

Twinsights: Chris Parmelee gets some TV time at Dominican Winter League

Check out this classic postgame interview from the Dominican Republic with Twins outfielder Chris Parmelee. The on-field reporter is listed as Sussy Jimenez. Her energy level is outstanding. Within the interview, Parmelee lets it be known he plans to play for Licey through Dec. 4. He hasn't played since Sunday, however, leaving him at .270/.343/.365 through 63 at-bats. He has struck out 19 times while drawing seven walks, just one of which has come in his past six games. His past 10 games have included five multi-strikeout games, but you have to give the former first-rounder credit for going...

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