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MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:33 pm
by HavanaMatt
Drop da news here 8-)

White Sox manager Robin Ventura steps down, Chi Sox name bench coach Rick Renteria new skipper
The Chi Sox haved named their bench coach Rick Renteria as their new manager, Robin Ventura who managed the team
for the past 5 seasons was in the final year of his contract and informed the team he wouldn't be returning.

Rockies manager Walt Weiss resigns
Walt Weiss has resigned his post as manager of the Rockies, the team has announced. Weiss’ 3-yr contract expired
at the end of the season. Before becoming manager, Weiss had worked as a special instructor and adviser in the COL

Braves & P Jim Johnson agree to a 2-yr deal
Jim Johnson will continue his career in ATL. He and the Braves have agreed to a two-year contract extension,
according to a team announcement. Financial details are not yet available, but the deal will keep Johnson under
control through the 2018 season.

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:00 am
by HavanaMatt
Angels acquire OF Cameron Maybin from Tigers
LAA acquires Maybin from DET for minor RHP Victor Alcantara

D-backs name Torey Lovullo new manager, claim OF Jeremy Hazelbaker from Cardinals
ARI has named Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo their new skipper, he gets a 3-yr deal.
ARI also claims OF Hazelbaker from STL.

Phillies acquire P Pat Neshek from Astros
PHI gets Neshek from HOU for a player to be named or cash.

Mariners acquire C Carlos Ruiz from Dodgers
SEA gets Ruiz from LAD for P Vidal Nuno

Rockies name Bud Black as new Manager
COL hires Black to a 3-yr deal, he previously managed the Padres from 2007-2015

Braves sign P R.A. Dickey to 1-yr deal
ATL signs the knuckleballer for the '17 season with an $8 mil guarantee

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:52 am
by HavanaMatt
Phillies acquire INF Howie Kendrick from Dodgers
PHI gets Kendrick from LAD for 1B Darin Ruf & 2B Darnell Sweeney

Angels sign P Jesse Chavez to a 1-yr deal
LAA signs Chavez for 1-yr, $5.75 mil

Nationals re-sign OF Chris Heisey
WAS re-ups Heisey for 1-yr, $1.4 mil

Blue Jays sign 1B Kendry Morales
TOR gets Morales for 3-yrs, $33 mil

Rangers sign INF Will Middlebrooks to a minor deal
TEX signs Middlebrooks to a minor pact, he was with the Padres recently.

Astros sign P Charlie Morton
HOU signs RHP Charlie Morton to a 2-yr contract. He will receive a $14MM guarantee with up to $5MM
worth of incentives, and earn a $625K bonus for reaching 15, 20, 25 and 30 starts in each year of the contract.

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:11 pm
by HavanaMatt
Astros to sign OF Josh Reddick, also acquire C Brian McCann from Yankees
HOU will get Reddick for 4-yrs, $52 mil & receive McCann from NYY for a couple prospects.

Cardinals to sign P Brett Cecil
STL has agreed to a 4-yr, $30.5 mil with lefty reliever Brett Cecil. The deal includes full no-trade protection,
according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. The contract will be official when Cecil passes a physical.

Rangers sign P Andrew Cashner
TEX to sign Cashner to a 1-yr, $10 mil deal

Braves sign INF Sean Rodriguez to a 1-yr deal
ATL signs Rodriguez for 2017, he was with the Pirates previously.

Mets to re-sign OF Yoesnis Cespedes
NYM will resign Cespedes to a 4-yr $110 mil

Marlins to sign P Edison Volquez
MIA will sign Volquez to a 2-yr deal

A's to sign OF Matt Joyce
OAK will sign Joyce to a 2-yr/$11 mil deal

Cubs to sign OF Jon Jay
CHC will sign Jay to a 1-yr/$8 mil deal

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:10 am
by HavanaMatt
Mariners sign P Marc Rzepcynski
SEA will sign Rzepcynski to a 2-yr/$11 mil deal

Cubs sign P Brian Duensing
CHC signs Duesing to a 1-yr/$2 mil deal

Nationals acquire C Derek Norris from Padres
WAS acquires Norris from SD for prospects

Braves acquire P Jaime Garcia from Cardinals
ATL gets Garcia from STL for 3 prospects

Astros sign OF/DH Carlos Beltran
HOU will sign Beltran to a 1-yr/$16 mil deal

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:55 pm
by HavanaMatt
MLB '16 Winter Meetings News (Dec 4th-8th)

Dodgers re-sign P Rich Hill
LAD re-ups with Hill for 3-yrs/$48 mil

Phillies sign P Joaquin Benoit
PHI signs Benoit for 1-yr/$7.5 mil

Giants to sign P Mark Melacon
SF will get Melacon for 4-yrs/$62 mil

Red Sox acquire P Chris Sale from White Sox
BOS gets Sale from CHW for 4 prospects

Rays sign C Wilson Ramos
TB signs Ramos to a 2-yr deal, he was with the Nats recently.

Angels acquire INF Danny Espinosa from Nats
LAA gets Espinosa from WAS for minors

D-backs sign P Fernando Rodney
ARI signs Rodney to a 1-yr deal

Cardinals sign OF Dexter Fowler
STL signs Fowler to a 5-yr/$82. 5 mil deal

Cubs sign P Koji Uehara
CHC gets Uehara to a 1-yr deal

Cubs acquire P Wade Davis from Royals
CHC gets Davis from KC for OF Jorge Soler

Yankees sign P Aroldis Chapman
NYY bring back Chapman with a 5-yr/$86 mil deal

Nationals acquire OF Adam Eaton from White Sox
WAS gets Eaton from CHW for 3 prospects

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:23 pm
by HavanaMatt
White Sox sign P Derek Holland
CHW signs Holland to a 1-yr/$6 mil deal, Holland had pitched for TEX previously

Orioles sign C Welington Castillo
BAL inks Castillo to a 1-yr deal with an option, Castillo was with the D-backs in '16.

Marlins sign P Brad Ziegler
MIA to sign Ziegler to a 2-yr/$16 mil deal, Ziegler was with BOS previously.

Phillies acquire P Clay Bucholz from Red Sox
PHI gets Bucholz from BOS for 2B Josh Tobias

Padres re-sign P Clayton Richard
SD re-ups with Richard for 1-yr/$1.75 mil

Indians sign INF Chris Colabello
CLE signs Colabello to a minor deal

Pirates re-sign P Ivan Nova, also sign P Daniel Hudson
PIT re-ups with Nova with a 3-yr/$26 mil, also sign Hudson to 2-yr/$11 mil deal

Indians to sign INF Edwin Encarncacion
CLE will sign Encarnacion to a 3-yr deal

A's sign OF Rajai Davis
OAK gets Davis on a 1-yr deal

Reds sign P Drew Storen
CIN gets Storen on a 1-yr deal

Mariners acquire P Yovani Gallardo from O's, also acquire OF Jarrod Dyson from Royals
SEA acquires Gallardo from BAL for OF Seth Smith
SEA also get OF Dyson from KC for P Nate Karns

Re: MLB 2016-17 Off-Season News & Notes

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:26 pm
by HavanaMatt
Phillies sign OF Michael Saunders
PHI will get Saunders for 1-yr, $9MM with an $11MM club option for the 2018 season

Dodgers sign P Sergio Romo
LAD to sign Romo to a 1-yr/$3 mil deal

Royals to sign P Jason Hammel
KC is in agreement with Hammel on a 2-yr deal

Royals to sign P Travis Wood
KC will sign Wood to a 2-yr/$12 mil deal

Braves acquire 2B Brandon Phillips from Reds
ATL gets Phillips from CIN for 2 minors