Archive for the ‘MLB Rumors’ Category

Report: Dodgers have talked to five teams about Matt Kemp

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Los Angeles Dodgers are in the midst of a pennant chase and that is obviously the franchise's top priority. But ranking just below the team's quest for a World Series title is somehow solving its logjam in the outfield. To that end, the Dodgers are trying feverishly to trade ...

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he's on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies are considering paying the rest of Howard's contract and releasing him after the ...

MLB Rumors: Phillies telling teams Cole Hamels isn’t available

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Philadelphia Phillies are a team that is most definitely a "seller" as the 2014 MLB trade deadline approaches. After Monday night's 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants, the Phillies are 43-56 and sit 12 games out of first place in the National League East. Despite that, Philadelphia is ...

MLB Rumors: Los Angeles Angels close to acquiring Huston Street

Friday, July 18th, 2014

One of the hottest names on the trade market this summer is San Diego Padres closer Huston Street. And after a report on Friday it looks like Street will be headed out of "America's Finest City" in short order. ESPN's Jim Bowden reports that the Los Angeles Angels are close to ...

Los Angeles Angels, Mike Trout finalizing huge extension

Friday, March 28th, 2014

After months of rumors, we have finally gotten word that the Los Angeles Angels and outfielder Mike Trout are finalizing a big-time contract. MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez is reporting that the deal will be a six-year extension worth $144.5 million. The contract, which would buy out Trout's three arbitration year and his ...

Masahiro Tanaka: Yankees, Dodgers, Angels lead for righty

Monday, January 13th, 2014

After reports surfaced that the Seattle Mariners were the favorites to land Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, there seems to have been a major shift in the pursuit of him. Tanaka reportedly met with eight to nine teams while he was visiting the United States recently, and reports out of Japan indicate ...

Masahiro Tanaka to get more than $100 million?

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to be posted for Major League Baseball teams to bid on soon. And according to reports, the 25-year-old could get more than $100 million from the big league team that signs him. Tanaka could be the best pitcher to ever come from Japan to the ...

Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz working on contract extension

Friday, December 13th, 2013

David Ortiz proved again this season that he is the unquestioned heart and soul of the Boston Red Sox. In leading the team to its third World Series championship since 2004, the 38-year-old designated hitter was clutch throughout the postseason and his personality kept Boston's locker room loose and fun. The ...