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Jurickson Profar Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation on Rangers 3B

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in search of an answer at second base, and a report Friday revealed they have held discussions involving Texas Rangers utility man Jurickson Profar. Continue for updates. Dodgers Exploring Profar Among Second Base Options Friday, Jan. 20 According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, L.A. is attempting to pry Brian Dozier away from the Minnesota Twins, but it has also looked into Profar as a fallback option. Rosenthal characterized a Profar trade as unlikely, but he has yet to land a defined role with the Rangers. The Curacao native was among the hottest prospects in baseball a few years ago as a second baseman, but injuries forced him to miss the 2014 and 2015 campaigns before he return to the majors in 2016. Profar appeared in 90 games for Texas last season, hitting .239 with five home runs and 20 RBI. The 23-year-old switch-hitter was utilized all over the field, as he appeared ...




Mark Trumbo Re-Signs with Orioles: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Outfielder Mark Trumbo agreed to re-sign with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, the team announced.  Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun first reported the deal on Thursday.  According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the three-year deal is for $37.5 million. ESPN's Jim Bowden reported Trumbo has a limited no-trade clause for seven teams and incentivized, tiered bonuses dependent on how many times he wins the Silver Slugger award.  Trumbo, 31, had a career year for the Orioles in 2016, hitting .256 with 47 home runs—the most in the major leagues—and 108 RBI. His home run and RBI totals were both career highs. While Trumbo flashed excellent power earlier in his career—from 2011 to 2013, he hit 95 home runs with 282 RBI for the Los Angeles Angels—he established himself as one of baseball's most dangerous power hitters last season. That was in stark contrast to his stints with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners in ...




Neftali Feliz to Brewers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free-agent closer Neftali Feliz is on the move once again, as he signed Thursday with the Milwaukee Brewers, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. SB Nation's Chris Cotillo confirmed Passan's reports and added that it is a one-year deal worth $5.35 million (with a max of $6.85 million with incentives). Feliz has been no stranger to free agency. He was granted free agency from the Texas Rangers in July 2015 and joined the Detroit Tigers, only to hit the market once again after that season. He then signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates during the winter prior to the 2016 season.  The 28-year-old has been unable to maintain the level of play that made him one of baseball's best young arms out of the bullpen upon his arrival to the majors.  During his second season in 2010 as a 22-year-old, Feliz posted a 2.73 ERA and 40 saves, earning his first and only All-Star selection. The following ...




Dan Straily to Marlins: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

The Miami Marlins reached an agreement Thursday to acquire starting pitcher Dan Straily in a trade with the Cincinnati Reds in return for a package headlined by pitching prospects Luis Castillo and Austin Brice. The Reds confirmed they had moved Straily in exchange for Castillo and Brice and outfielder Isaiah White. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports first reported the trade was close. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports provided further details about the Reds' plan for the pitchers: Straily, a former promising prospect in the Oakland Athletics organization, is coming off his best MLB season to date with the Reds in 2016. The right-hander posted a 3.76 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 162 strikeouts in 191.1 innings across 34 appearances, including 31 starts. The 28-year-old Marshall product enjoyed initial success with the A's, accumulating an ERA slightly under 4.00 across his first two seasons. His numbers dropped off in a major way with Oakland and ...




George Steinbrenner’s Daughter Comments on Family’s Ownership of Yankees

Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal, a New York Yankees general partner and the daughter of longtime team owner George Steinbrenner, stated Wednesday the family still has no plans to sell the organization. Dan Martin of the New York Post passed along comments Swindal made during a team charitable event called "Winter Warm-up" for the elderly. She said the family's long-term outlook hasn't changed since her father's death in 2010. "We're all in," she said. "I hope we own the team for eternity. You never know what life will bring, but we're in it for the long haul." Swindal noted her son, Steve Swindal Jr., has taken on a role in baseball operations to help set the stage for a smooth transition to the next generation. She also praised Hal Steinbrenner, her brother and the team's principal owner, for his job handling the franchise in recent years. "Initially, we were trying to figure out how we were ...




Curt Schilling Argues with Fake Sidney Ponson on Twitter After Hall of Fame Vote

Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines were all inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, but former MLB ace Curt Schilling missed the cut, per BBWAA.com. He took out some of his frustrations in an argument with a fake Twitter account for former pitcher Sidney Ponson (warning: NSFW): Mike Oz of Yahoo Sports captured the entire conversation (warning: NSFW):   Players need 75 percent of the votes to be inducted, and Schilling received just 45 percent. Buster Olney of ESPN The Magazine noted Schilling's percentage of votes "collapsed from 52.3 [in 2016] to 45." From 1988 to 2007, Schilling played for the Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks and Boston Red Sox. He was a six-time All-Star, won three World Series championships (including one that broke the fabled "Curse of the Bambino" in 2004 with the Red Sox) and posted a sparkling career playoff ERA of 2.23. However, Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today argued that Schilling's failure to win a Cy Young Award ...




Jose Canseco Talks 2017 MLB Hall of Fame Results, Jeff Bagwell and Mark McGwire

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame class has been announced, and Jose Canseco is not happy about it. According to Andrew Simon of MLB.com, Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez all earned the minimum 75 percent of votes needed to get into Cooperstown, New York.   Canseco took to Twitter to complain about the results: There's going to be more drug users in Cooperstown then The YArd at San Queintin...How the f*** is Jeff Bagwell being inducted into the Hall of Fame and Mark mcgwire's not that is disgusting. It's a great day for the hypocrisy of the Hall of Fame voting induct all that used Peds or induct none. How it's not Mark McGwire Sammy Sosa Roger Clemens Rafael palmeiro not in the Hall of Fame that is a travesty. And definitely bonds should be in the Hall of Fame are you kidding me that is disgusting. [sic] The Hall of Fame induction debate centers around the ...




2017 MLB Hall of Fame Results: Full List of Inductees, Comments and Reaction

Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines will take their rightful place in Cooperstown, New York, after they were announced as the three inductees for the 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame.  Per BBWAA.com, Bagwell received 86.2 percent of the votes, Raines got 86 percent and Rodriguez got 76 percent. Players are required to receive 75 percent for induction.  *Previously announced by Today's Game Era committee in December Baseball Reference tweeted out full vote totals for players on the ballot: Raines was the name commanding a lot of attention this year because it was his final year on the ballot. The seven-time All-Star just missed out making the Hall of Fame in 2016 with 69.8 percent of the vote.  Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated made the case for Raines to be inducted into Cooperstown, notably highlighting his peak years from 1983-87: Raines broke out the next year, the beginning of a five-year plateau (1983–87) in which he hit a cumulative .318/.406/.467 and averaged 114 ...




Kole Calhoun, Angels Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Los Angeles Angels have rewarded outfielder Kole Calhoun after the best season of his career with a new contract extension.  The Angels officially announced Calhoun's extension as a three-year deal with a team option for 2020.  Per SB Nation's Chris Cotillo, Calhoun's deal guarantees him $26 million over the first three years with the option year valued at $14 million. Calhoun was an eighth-round draft pick by the Angels in 2010. He made his major league debut in 2012 and appeared in just 79 games over his first two seasons.  Calhoun's breakout season came in 2014 when he hit .272/.325/.450 with 17 home runs in 127 games. He has appeared in 316 out of a possible 324 games over the previous two seasons, setting a new career high with a .348 on-base percentage and 4.0 FanGraphs wins above replacement in 2016. Prior to signing a long-term extension, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Calhoun agreed to a one-year deal ...




Alexi Amarista to Rockies: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Colorado Rockies have signed veteran utility man Alexi Amarista to a contract.  The team officially announced a one-year deal with Amarista for 2017.  An agreement between Amarista and the Rockies has been in the works for weeks, with Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reporting on Dec. 26 it would be a one-year deal with an option for 2018.   The official announcement does not mention an option year in the contract, but the Rockies do upgrade their depth all over the field with Amarista next season.  The 27-year-old Amarista has played six positions during his MLB career, including two brief appearances as a pitcher in 2015 and 2016. He was primarily an infielder with the San Diego Padres last season, shifting between second base, third base and shortstop.  The Rockies have spent their offseason trying to add more versatility. Gerardo Parra has the ability to play all three outfield positions and Ian Desmond will be the team's ...




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