Guillen, Royals reportedly agree to 3 year, $36 million dollar deal
Theyd be better off trying to get Andruw Jones of Fukudome then this malcontent
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:38 AM
This move is puzzling, to say the least.
Guillen, Royals reportedly agree to 3 year, $36 million dollar deal
Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:26 PM
The Indians are discussing a deal in which they would obtain outfielder Alex Rios from the Blue Jays for outfielder Franklin Gutierrez and pitcher Cliff Lee. The addition of Lee could further motivate Toronto to consider dealing A.J. Burnett. . . .
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 08:19 PM
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 12:40 AM
"It's hard to imagine an organization having a year much better than what the Rockies just had," said Will Lingo, editor of Baseball America. "We knew they were bringing great talent through their farm system, but we certainly didn't expect it to pay off with big-league success so quickly. They won with homegrown players, have more talent on the way and have maintained stability in their front office, so they had pretty much everything we look for in an organization."
And the Rockies did it with a World Series roster that included 16 homegrown players, including rookie pitchers Ubaldo Jimenez and Franklin Morales - midseason call-ups the Rockies had turned to instead of bringing in veteran journeymen when rotation needs arose.
"We don't have any hired guns," first baseman Todd Helton said.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 01:10 AM
The Royals missed on a five-year, $70 million offer to Torii Hunter when the Angels came along, so they've been hunting for some OF hunt from the start. I love how GM Dayton Moore is not content with progress, he wants to win now. And he's convinced David Glass to spend money to do so.
I understand that the Royals generally have to overpay to sign FA's, but how is this guy worth a three year commitment at that kind of money? Really, what are the Royals thinking here?
No way this ends well for KC.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:59 AM
The Nationals believe they are truly in the running for Paul Lo Duca.
Read the story - which says the first option is to trade for a left-handed hitting long-term project, Arizona's Miguel Montero - and then scroll down. Lo Duca would still be Plan B - a free agent signing that would only help in the short-term - but he would certainly be sexier than Damian Miller, who folks told me yesterday appeared to be the fall-back.
Lo Duca is an accomplished hitter and, as one official told me last night, "a gamer." Though his defensive skills have dwindled - or were never that good - he would add some punch to the lineup with quality at-bats.
The key here, as with all free agent dealings concerning the Nationals, is that they won't overpay. The thought is a one-year deal, and though my story says he could get $5 million a year - apparently the number Lo Duca's side was throwing around - officials from some teams were skeptical he would cost that much.
Edited by Awesome Fossum, 05 December 2007 - 12:02 PM.
Posted 05 December 2007 - 02:59 PM
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 03:06 PM
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 02:36 AM
Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times believes the Mariners may have upped their offer to Hiroki Kuroda from three years to four years on Wednesday.
If the Mariners went to four years on Kuroda -- it was rumored that they were at $44 million for four years a couple of days ago, but that's now believed to be untrue -- then the Dodgers are likely to follow suit. Those two are the favorites for the Japanese right-hander.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 11:57 AM
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:31 PM
I fell down on pursuing this one, but the Nationals signed infielder Aaron Boone to a one-year, $1 million contract that includes incentives.
Edited by Awesome Fossum, 06 December 2007 - 12:32 PM.
Posted 06 December 2007 - 12:37 PM
Posted 06 December 2007 - 07:36 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 06:39 PM
The Rockies, clearing payroll as they try to sign Tadahito Iguchi, are on the verge of trading infielder Jamey Carroll to the Indians for a minor-leaguer, according to major-league sources.
Carroll will fill the Indians' need for a utility infielder. He is due to receive $2.15 million in 2008. Last season he batted .225 with two home runs and 22 RBIs in 108 games for Colorado.
In a trade that will be announced Saturday, the Indians have picked up Jamey Carroll from the Rockies for a player to be named.
Despite frequent mentions, pitcher Sean Smith will not be the player going the other way. Carroll will serve in a utility role in Cleveland. Josh Barfield could open the season in Triple-A unless dealt.
Edited by SoxFanSince57, 07 December 2007 - 11:09 PM.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:17 PM
Unable to come to terms with the Rays, Michael Barrett is accepting the Padres' offer of arbitration.
Barrett still could be traded to the Rays, Pirates or another team. The Padres aren't excited about the possibility of paying him $4 million-$5 million to split time with Josh Bard, but they were hoping to get two draft picks for him.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:53 PM
LHP Ron Mahay declined the Braves' offer of arbitration.
The Braves will get a supplemental first-round pick when Mahay signs elsewhere. The Yankees, Royals, Rays, Giants and Astros are believe to have submitted bids.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 07 December 2007 - 11:16 PM
HOUSTON -- Infielder Mark Loretta said Friday he will accept salary arbitration and return to the Houston Astros next season, while pitcher Trever Miller declined the offer because he wants at least a two-year deal.
Posted 08 December 2007 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:31 AM
Guess he really wanted to close.
ESPN confirms the Gagne signing. 10 million, fucking unbelievable.
Edited by LoweSox, 09 December 2007 - 03:34 AM.
Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:50 AM
Linebrink signed a 4/19mm deal with the CWS
Guess he really wanted to close.
That gives the Brewers a 7-8-9 of Linebrink/Riske-Torres-Gagne. They have McClung, too, I see, who was a former closing prospect before going through the gauntlet of sucktitude in Tampa. Not bad.
(Edit: Oh, and I guess Derrick Turnbow should be included in that mix somewhere, even though he's pretty blah.)
Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:23 AM
Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:26 PM
Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked at last week's Winter Meetings if he would be interested in free-agent outfielder Milton Bradley.
"I would be very comfortable with Milton Bradley," Washington said on Wednesday.
The manager is getting his wish. The Rangers have reached an agreement with Bradley on a one-year contract worth approximately $5 million plus incentives, according to Major League officials Sunday.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 02:04 PM
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 10:21 PM
Free agent Hiroki Kuroda could decide between the Dodgers and Mariners as soon as Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.
Reports out of Japan suggest he's strongly leaning towards Los Angeles, though it apparently won't be a four-year deal. A club source told the Daily News that the Dodgers have stuck with their three-year offer worth about $30 million. Neither the Mariners nor Diamondbacks have gone to four years. However, the Mariners are believed to be offering a higher salary than the Dodgers. Dec. 11 - 10:07 pm et
Posted 12 December 2007 - 02:44 AM
Hiroki Kuroda reportedly informed the Hiroshima Carp on Tuesday night that he planned to sign with the Dodgers.
He's expected to leave for the U.S. as soon as Wednesday to take his physical and sign the contract, which is probably worth about $30 million for three years. At that price, he's no worse of a gamble than Carlos Silva or Kyle Lohse. Still, he's not a great bet to be more than a fourth starter and he could always turn out to be a Kaz Ishii or maybe even a Kei Igawa. Dec. 12 - 2:37 am et
Posted 12 December 2007 - 10:04 AM
Kuroda to the Dodgers.
Edited by joewoodfan, 12 December 2007 - 10:17 AM.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:39 AM
Banking on their ability to turn a pitcher's career around, the Rockies agreed to a one-year deal with former Cardinals right-hander Kip Wells today, according to a source close to the situation. The deal is for around $3 million and should be officially announced Thursday or Friday.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:34 PM
Posted 13 December 2007 - 03:07 PM
The Washington Nationals today agreed to terms on one-year contacts with free agent left-handed hitting infielders/outfielders Rob Mackowiak and Willie Harris. Nationals Vice President/General Manager Jim Bowden made the announcements.
"With the additions of Mackowiak and Harris, I feel we will have one of the deepest and most balanced benches in the National League," said Bowden.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:54 PM
A few weeks after anointing Hunter Pence his No. 3 hitter, Astros manager Cecil Cooper indicated that Miguel Tejada would hit in that spot after being acquired from the Orioles.
What a mess the Astros' lineup is going to be at the start of the year. Lance Berkman, who is far and away the favorite to have the best OBP on the team, is getting knocked down to the cleanup spot. $100 million man Carlos Lee will hit fifth, and Pence, who was second on the team in OBP last year, gets dropped to sixth. Consider that if everyone were to play 162 games, those three would combine to get about 180 fewer plate appearances than Michael Bourn, Kaz Matsui and Tejada. How anyone can think it's a good idea to have the best players hitting below the worst baffles us.
Edited by SoxFanSince57, 13 December 2007 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 13 December 2007 - 10:11 PM
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