Archive for the ‘MLB Rumors’ Category

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 ...

MLB Rumors: Agent thinks Matt Kemp will be traded

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp signed an eight-year, $160 million contract extension in November of 2011, and the 29-year-old outfielder has not come close to living up to the standard set by that deal. Now, Kemp's agent, Dave Stewart, thinks the Dodgers will trade his client this offseason. On Monday ...

MLB Rumors: Boston Red Sox have serious talks with Carlos Beltran

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

  Fresh off a World Series championship, the Boston Red Sox are looking to improve their roster this offseason to make a run at back-to-back titles next year. To that end, Boston has reportedly been in serious talks with free agent outfielder Carlos Beltran. The Red Sox, New York Yankees and Baltimore ...

Detroit Tigers interested in Brian Wilson as closer

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Brian Wilson made a fairly miraculous recovery from a second Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow this year to be a valuable member of the Los Angeles Dodgers' bullpen. He was so good that the Detroit Tigers are reportedly interested in bringing him aboard as the team's closer for ...

New York Yankees will go hard after Masahiro Tanaka this offseason

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Japanese starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be one of the most sought-after players on baseball's free agent market this winter. Someone will almost surely pay the 25-year-old right-hander a ton of money, and apparently the New York Yankees are willing to do just that to get him. Tanaka is considered by ...