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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby R27 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:02 pm

Ex-Cubs skipper Rick Renteria named White Sox manager

Rick Renteria will replace Robin Ventura as Chicago White Sox manager, the team announced Monday.

Ventura said Sunday that he would not return to the position next season.

Renteria spent 2016 as bench coach for the White Sox. He also managed the Chicago Cubs in 2014 to a 73-89 record.

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It seems unlikely as of today, but I can think of nothing more poetic than the Renteria and the White Sox winning a World Series before Maddon and the Cubs.
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Postby chevyman58 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:41 am

Report: Barry Bonds fired as Marlins hitting coach after one season

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/repor ... 16164.html
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Postby chevyman58 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:02 am

MLB analyst & 3-time All-Star outfielder/first baseman John Kruk is leaving ESPN after 12 years.

“ESPN and I have mutually agreed to part ways. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me and my family,” Kruk tweeted Monday. “I will continue to pursue TV opportunities so I can continue covering the game I love,” he said, before adding that he was also thinking of becoming a fitness instructor. “Sick of all these people that are in good shape!” he joked.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/mlb-analyst-jo ... 31443.html
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Postby chevyman58 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:04 am

D-backs fire Mgr Chip Hale and GM Dave Stewart, La Russa could be next

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Postby chevyman58 » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:05 am

Walt Weiss resigns as Rockies manager

The managerial changes in major league baseball are rolling on. The Colorado Rockies announced on Monday morning that manager Walt Weiss has resigned his post. Weiss had helmed the Rockies since the 2013 season.

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Postby chevyman58 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:35 am

The Astros dealt right-handed reliever Pat Neshek to the Astros on Friday afternoon, per a report from Houston Chronicle’s Jake Kaplan. The Phillies will pick up Neshek’s $6.5 million club option in 2017, while the Astros will receive cash or a player to be named later.
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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:16 am

Top 25 free agents? List is a head-Turner!
Ranking the best free agents based on their WAR projection


Colby Rasmus MLB.com's 11th - Best Free Agent ???

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/208095448 ... s-of-2017/
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chevyman58 wrote:Top 25 free agents? List is a head-Turner!
Ranking the best free agents based on their WAR projection


Colby Rasmus MLB.com's 11th - Best Free Agent ???

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/208095448 ... s-of-2017/

Not a very deep FA class this year. There isn't really a single guy that I would say to go crazy to get.
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Postby chevyman58 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:11 am

Where's Chapman going?

Cubs retain him?

Fowler opted-out of his Option too.
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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:36 pm

RECEIVED QUALIFYING OFFER

Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers

Edwin Encarnacion, DH/1B, Blue Jays

Dexter Fowler, OF, Cubs

Ian Desmond, SS/OF, Rangers

Jose Bautista, OF, Blue Jays

Kenley Jansen, RP, Dodgers

Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes, OF, Mets

Neil Walker, 2B, Mets

Mark Trumbo, OF, Orioles

DID NOT RECEIVE QUALIFYING OFFER

Wilson Ramos, C, Nationals

Matt Wieters, C, Orioles

Michael Saunders, OF, Blue Jays

Mike Napoli, 1B/DH, Indians

Kendrys Morales, DH, Royals

Edinson Volquez, RHP, Royals
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Postby R27 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:37 pm

Hellickson may accept. He might be the best free agent starting pitcher, but he's not exactly a great pitcher. His market will greatly suffer.

Trumbo is an idiot if he doesn't.
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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:52 pm

According to Casey Stern of the MLB Network, Matt Holliday has shown interest in returning to the Colorado Rockies. He was very excited by the idea of reuniting with the #Rockies to play 1B and some OF.
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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:38 pm

According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, Chapman is looking for a contract in excess of $100 million this offseason. A potential five-year deal, as Mooney details, would double the $50 million that the Philadelphia Phillies guaranteed to Jonathan Papelbon following the 2011 season.
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Postby R27 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:57 pm

chevyman58 wrote:According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, Chapman is looking for a contract in excess of $100 million this offseason. A potential five-year deal, as Mooney details, would double the $50 million that the Philadelphia Phillies guaranteed to Jonathan Papelbon following the 2011 season.

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Re: 2016 MLB News & Tidbits Thread

Postby chevyman58 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:04 pm

Ken Rosenthal ✔ @Ken_Rosenthal
Bartolo Colon’s $12.5M salary with #Braves will be his highest since 2007, when he earned $16M with #Angels. Made $7.25M with #Mets last season.
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