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River Ave. Blues Dec 8, 2017

Yankees, Cashman reportedly finalizing five-year contract

According to Bob Nightengale, the Yankees and Brian Cashman and putting the finishing touches on a new five-year contract worth $25M. The team hasn’t confirmed anything, but that’ll happen soon enough. The contract puts Cashman’s salary at a notch below the Andrew Friedman ($7M annually) and Theo Epstein ($10M annually) pay grade, though he did […] The post Yankees, Cashman reportedly finalizing five-year contract appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Dec 8, 2017

Mailbag: Indians, Giants, Avila, Rule 5 Draft, IFA Money, Ohtani

We’ve got a dozen questions in the mailbag this week, the last mailbag before the Winter Meetings, which kick off Monday. RABmailbag (at) gmail (dot) com is the mailbag email address. Michael asks: Why would a free agent catcher want to sign with the Yankees? With the limited playing time opportunities. Wouldn’t a trade for […] The post Mailbag: Indians, Giants, Avila, Rule 5 Draft, IFA Money, Ohtani appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Dec 7, 2017

Scouting the Free Agent Market: Back-Up Catchers

The average major league catcher slashed .245/.315/.406 in 2017, good for an 89 wRC+ – and the average back-up catcher was much, much worse than that. And that puts Austin Romine‘s offense in an incredibly unflattering light, as he was the worst hitter among the 49 backstops that amassed 200 PA last season. The baseline […] The post Scouting the Free Agent Market: Back-Up Catchers appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
River Ave. Blues Dec 7, 2017

Scouting the Trade Market: Scott Alexander

Now that the Yankees are out of the Shohei Ohtani race, they can move forward with the rest of their offseason plans. The question now is what the heck are they going to do next? They need another starting pitcher, that’s fore sure, and re-signing CC Sabathia seems like the logical outcome there. Otherwise there […] The post Scouting the Trade Market: Scott Alexander appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Yankees reportedly a possibility for Giancarlo Stanton

The Yankees have emerged as a possible landing spot for Giancarlo Stanton. On Thursday, it was reported Stanton would waive his no-trade clause for one of four teams. Among that group is the Yankees. While we knew Stanton was apparently interested in the Yankees, we weren’t sure of their interest in him. According to The...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 8, 2017

Starlin Castro could be moved as part of Stanton trade

Starlin Castro could be one of the pieces moved in order to help facilitate a trade between the Yankees and Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. Earlier in the week, we learned the Yankees are reportedly one of the teams Stanton would waive his no-trade clause for. It wasn’t sure at the time of the Yankees’ interest...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Marcus Stroman ‘can’t wait’ to face Giancarlo Stanton

Marcus Stroman is not one to back down from a challenge and that includes perhaps the premier power hitter in baseball today. On Saturay, many around the baseball world woke up to news the Yankees and Marlins had reportedly agreed on a trade that would send Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. The potential move likely...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Yankees taking on upwards of $260 million to complete Stanton deal

The Miami Marlins were looking for a trade partner who could relieve them of most of Giancarlo Stanton’s $295 million deal. That mission appears to be accomplished. According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and the Athletic, the Yankees are taking on a massive amount of Stanton’s contract — at least $260 million of it...Read More
Larry Brown Sports Dec 9, 2017

Report: Mets intend to ask Marlins about Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro’s tenure with the Miami Marlins may prove to be a short one. The veteran second baseman, who is reportedly set to be dealt by the New York Yankees to the Marlins as part of the Giancarlo Stanton trade, is already the subject of interest from the New York Mets. The Mets have been...Read More
TalkingChop Dec 9, 2017
Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report

Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report

Clint Frazier is more-than-likely going to be leaving the Yankees and now it appears that the Braves could be one of the teams trying to snatch him up. You may have heard that the Yankees made a pretty big acquisition today. As such, with the addition of Giancarlo Stanton to what should now be an insanely powerful lineup, the Yankees now have some expendable pieces on their squad. The most expendable of those pieces is Clint Frazier, who now finds himself on the outside looking in. So naturally, New York is going to try to move Frazier and according to Dave Williams of Barstool Sports,...
TalkingChop 11 hours ago
Atlanta Braves News: Winter Meetings on tap, Giancarlo Stanton heads to New York

Atlanta Braves News: Winter Meetings on tap, Giancarlo Stanton heads to New York

One of the NL East’s most productive offensive players has a new home BRAVES NEWS Braves showing interest in potential trade for Clint Frazier, per report Not the most proven source but believable given that the Yankees’ addition of Giancarlo Stanton has made Frazier expendable. Of course it would also predicate the Braves being able to clear up their own outfield situation in the process. Winter Meetings get underway on Monday The Winter Meetings get underway for the Atlanta Braves and new GM Alex Anthopoulos on Monday. Fox Sports’ Cory McCartney and MLB.com’s Mark Bowman preview...
Halos Heaven 5 hours ago
Winter Meetings Thread

Winter Meetings Thread

The annual Winter Meetings kick off today, so here’s a place to discuss all of the action Christmas day for Angels fan is here! A flurry of transactions is about to occur in Orlando, Florida over the next four days as the Hot Stove has officially been kindled after the Angels signed Japanese megastar Shohei Ohtani and the Yankees acquired the reigning NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton. This is the worst time to have finals, ugh. Anyway, 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...

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