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Outside The Confines: All that Jazz

Photo by Matt Thomas/San Diego Padres/ Jazz Chisholm Jr. is on the cover of MLB The Show. Things are happening for the Rays. Giants fans are angry. And other news from around MLB. Good morning. It’s that time of year when video games top the MLB news. Marlins outfielder (I guess he’s an outfielder now) Jazz Chisholm Jr. was named the cover athlete for this year’s MLB The Show 23 video game. Chisholm spoke about what it means to him to be on the cover and what it will mean for kids playing baseball in the Bahamas. Chris Cwik also reports on what Chisholm said...

Royals Review

Royals sign veteran infielder Matt Duffy to a minor league deal

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ A new Duffman? The Royals announced they have signed veteran infielder Matt Duffy to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. The 32-year-old has spent seven years in the big leagues with the Giants, Rays, Cubs, and Angels. Last year he played in 77 games for Los Angeles and hit .250/.308/.311. Duffy was originally drafted by the Giants out of Long Beach State and he finished second in Rookie of the Year voting in 2015, hitting .295/.335/.428 for San Francisco. He was traded to Tampa Bay in 2016 in a deal for pitcher Matt Moore, but...

The Seattle Times

Mariners sign reserve infielder Tommy La Stella

Tommy La Stella, who will compete for a utility role with the Mariners, was released by the Giants on Jan. 5 after struggling with injuries the past two years.

Lookout Landing

Mariners sign 1B Tommy La Stella to a one-year contract

why am I just seeing now how much these Giants City Connect helmets look like construction worker hard hats | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Injuries have derailed La Stella’s career since his 2019 breakout All-Star season The Mariners announced today that they’ve signed infielder Tommy La Stella to a one-year contract. Another new member of the squad We’ve signed INF Tommy La Stella to a one-year Major League contract through the 2023 season. #SeaUsRise https://t.co/NLZc77qQiA pic.twitter.com/wVaDnmwD2o— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 19,...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Carlos Correa gets OK from Twins after differences of medical opinions

The Giants and Mets backed out of deals because of a troublesome old injury.

Bluebird Banter

Jays Sign Brandon Belt

Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Susan Slusser reports that the Jays will be signing Brandon Belt to a one-year contract. And Kaitlyn McGrath confirmed it, signing he is getting $9.3 million. Belt turns 35 in April. He’s played for the Giants for 12 seasons. Career he has a .261/.356/.458 batting line with 175 home runs. Last year he hit just .213/.326/.350 in 78 games, but he missed a lot of time with a knee injury. He had surgery back in January. In 2021 he hit .274/.378/.597 with 29 home runs, so if he’s healthy, he could be productive. He’s a...

Tomahawk Take

Forever an Atlanta Brave: Farewell, Luke Jackson

While it isn’t strictly news about the Atlanta Braves, it was announced yesterday that Luke Jackson signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco Giants worth $11.5M with a club option for 2025. That is a nice contract for a reliever in general, especially nice for one coming off Tommy John surgery. The #SFGiants and […] Forever an Atlanta Brave: Farewell, Luke Jackson - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - Atlanta Braves News & Fan Community

Lone Star Ball

Luke Jackson to Giants: 2/$11.5M, per reports

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Former Ranger Luke Jackson has cashed in with a multi-year deal with the San Francisco Giants Luke Jackson and the San Francisco Giants have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal, per multiple reports. The righthanded reliever has a two year, $11.5 million guarantee that will pay him $3 million in 2023, $6.5 million in 2024, and includes a 2025 club option for $7 million with a $2 million buyout. This is a surprisingly hefty deal for Jackson, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April, 2022, and missed the entire season. Jackson would seem...

Twinkie Town

Your Weekly Carlos Correa Update

We’re out of Carlos Correa images and this better expresses my feelings anyway The Mets are at an impasse with Correa. I’m at an impasse with my emotions. Last night and through this morning, there have been reports that the New York Mets are getting frustrated with Carlos Correa as negotiations have gone on in recent weeks. Source: Mets "very frustrated" with Carlos Correa talks, now considering walking away.https://t.co/3RTb6aOCHF— Andy Martino (@martinonyc) January 6, 2023 The Mets, like the San Francisco Giants before them, have long-term injury concerns...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Drew Smyly signing by the numbers

Drew Smyly pitches against the Giants at Wrigley Field in September | Photo by Michael Reaves/ Smyly will return to the Cubs It’s hard to avoid a sense of déjà vu writing this piece because I’ve written it before — I also did this five years ago, the first time the Cubs signed Drew Smyly to a two-year deal when he was recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Cubs took a second flyer on Smyly in March 2022 after he’d bounced around a bit between the Rangers, Giants and the Braves (where he won a World Series Championship in 2021). Smyly declined a mutual $10...

Vogt's 4 RBIs lead Giants past Pirates | Pirates-Giants Game Highlights 9/10/19

Condensed Game: Stephen Vogt homered and had four RBIs to back a strong outing from Johnny Cueto in his return from Tommy John surgery Don't forget to subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/mlb Follow us elsewhere too: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MLB Insta

MLB.com FastCast: Lindor out 7-9 weeks, Giants meet with Harper - 2/8/19

The Indians lose Francisco Lindor for seven to nine weeks to a calf injury, plus the Giants meet with Bryce Harper in Las Vegas About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

MLB.com FastCast: Zaidi to lead Giants - 11/7/18

The Giants officially introduced Farhan Zaidi as their president of baseball operations, plus the Mariners and Rays get close to a trade About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite