|Crawford tries on his new cap|
Saturday, December 11, 2010
The Boston Red Sox made another big splash this offseason, signing outfielder Carl Crawford to a 7-year deal worth $142M. Crawford was the top hitter in the free-agent class, hitting .307 with 19 HR 90 RBI and 47 SB while playing one of the game's best left fields. The 29-year old got the deal he was looking for, but it was quite surprising that it was the Red Sox who stormed in and grabbed the speedster. The Industry believed it was teams like the Angels or Yankees that would haul in Carl, but the Red Sox gave Crawford the money he wanted when it counted. The price-tag is a little steep, no matter how deep your walletbook is, but the Sox look like the best team in the league after adding both Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez into the fold.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
|Pena goes to Cubbies|
Friday, December 3, 2010
Big news coming late tonight, as the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox are "close" to an agreement which would sent super-star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to Boston for a package of prospects which is sue to include some top prospects. Adrian hit .298 with 31 HR and 101 RBI last year for the Padres, in a very spacious park. A move to Fenway would almost definitely mean an increase in stats, despite the league change. Gonzalez is a rare breed of a first-baseman who hits for average and power as well as Gold-Glove quality defense. The move would likely force Boston to move Kevin Youkilis to third-base.
Just as everyone believed they would, the New York Yankees have resigned their beloved closer Mariano Rivera. Rivera inked a two-year deal worth about $30M, and the 41-year old will slot into his usual role: the New York Yankees closer. On an interesting note, there is rumors that the Boston Red Sox as well as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tried to pry Rivera away from the Yankees by offering him some good looking contracts. Rivera deserves credit for turning down what is to believed an extra $15M from the Red Sox to remain with New York. Mariano saved 33 games in 60 innings in 2010.
|Rivera returns to...NYY|
Thursday, December 2, 2010
|"The Big Donkey" to CHW|
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
|Tejada moves in with SFG|
- The San Francisco Giants reacted quickly to the news that infielder Juan Uribe was leaving to the Dodgers, as they signed short-stop Miguel Tejada to a 1-year deal worth $6.5M as well as re-signed outfield Pat Burrell. Tejada played in 59 games for the San Diego Padres last year, after being traded by the Baltimore Orioles. The 36-year hit .268 with 8 HR in those games, so the bat still seems to have some pop. As for Burrell, after being signed to the Giants, he hit .266 with 18 HR and 51 RBI as well as posting a .364 OBP. He was one of the big reasons the Giants won the title, and is now inked to an incentive-laden one-year pact.
- The New York Yankees resigned reliever/spot-starter Sergio Mitre to a 1-year deal worth $900K. Mitre posted a 3.33 ERA in 27 games dispite a miniscule 4.8 K/9. He will serve as a long-reliever who can occasionally spot start.