Justin Verlander’s contract is so big that the Tigers had no fear any other team would want it. After the traditional trade deadline passed at the end of July, Verlander and the $28 million he’s owed in each of the next two years easily cleared revocable waivers, making the 34-year-old Tiger still eligible to leave…
The baseball trade deadline has come and gone and the Astros find themselves taking pretty much the same team down the stretch that they started the season with, having added only Francisco Liriano along the way. This inaction earned them a spot on several “trade deadline losers” lists, and the disapproval of ace…
Just when baseball’s deadline day looked to be a lot of hype with little payoff, we got an after-the-buzzer Rose-bomb:
It’s trade deadline day, and the stove is simmering.
The Rays and Mariners made a weird trade this morning, completing an exchange of right-handed relievers that they seem to think will help them both capture the playoff spot for which they are directly competing. The Rays will send Erasmo Ramirez back to Seattle and will get Steve Cishek in return.
Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto is feeling bullish about his team, judging by the medium-interesting trade he made today for reliever David Phelps, which will send four low-ranked prospects to Miami.
There might be a gas outage in Pittsburgh this week because the stove, my friends, appears to have gone freezing cold for Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates.
From multiple media reports, the Nationals appear to be the team most likely to land White Sox ace Chris Sale in a trade this offseason—possibly as soon as this week’s Winter Meetings. The only thing that might scuttle the deal? If the Nats get Andrew McCutchen instead.
Rich Hill will be returning to L.A. in 2017 after signing a three-year, $48 million contract with the Dodgers on the first day of the Winter Meetings. Amidst a weak free agent class, Hill’s 2.12 ERA in just over 110 innings split between Oakland and L.A. last season made him one of the shiniest pieces up for grabs.
Good news, friends: The Thanksgiving holiday brought us not just a bounty of meats, side dishes, and familial bonding, but also mildly interesting baseball transactions that could have anywhere from no to some impact on the upcoming season of “America’s pastime.”
Folks, the Hot Stove is as cold as a popsicle being licked by Dick Cheney. There has been minimal baseball news to speak of this week, with the exception of one team. You heard about these Astros?
Welcome to our first Hot Stove in Trump’s America, where, unlike the rest of Trump’s America, the men getting rich will actually deserve it.
This afternoon’s trade fucking deadline came and went without Yasiel Puig switching teams, despite his Los Angeles Dodgers acquiring Josh Reddick. However, something much stranger happened. For a few hours, it was unclear whether Puig was still on the Dodgers, on his way to the minors, or on the lam after storming off…
Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets have finally agreed to a deal, per multiple reports. The disgruntled quarterback will make $12 million on a one-year deal.
Per a report from The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Dwight Howard has signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with his hometown Atlanta Hawks. ESPN reported earlier this afternoon that Howard had a “really, really good” meeting with the Hawks, and had decided to cancel meetings with a handful of teams that were scheduled…
Not to interrupt to you in the middle of what you’re doing, but NHL free agency has started, and at a reasonable time of day. It’s highly unlikely that any transaction today will reach the heights of P.K. Subban going to the Predators, but the market is open and there are players to be signed. None of these guys will…
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