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Posted 12/19/2014 10:57:55 EST
Allen Craig has his own thread on a Seattle forum: http://forums.seattletimes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=201394 The Mariners traded for righthand-hitting outfielder Justin Ruggiano this week so t more »
Posted 12/19/2014 09:19:28 EST
The Red Sox, who won fewer games than each of those three clubs this year, are playing to win as well.
Posted 12/19/2014 05:54:41 EST
In response to slomag's comment: Steamer600 projects a 2.4 WAR for both Ryan Lavarnway and Jesus Montero. Let's see how that plays out. I would prefer 25-year-old Jesus Montero (career OPS+ of 96) to more »
Posted 12/19/2014 04:07:28 EST
In response to slomag's comment: It's stupid to assume 2014 is the player he is at this point. He may or may not be a solid major-leaguer, but to throw him away for Ryan Hanigan is just stupid. Steam more »
Posted 12/19/2014 11:24:22 EST
Wow. Will Middlebrooks is a poor man's Jedd Gyorko (who was born the same month): http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gyorkje01.shtml Ryan Hanigan will count just over $3.5 million for luxury more »
Posted 12/19/2014 10:45:41 EST
Raise your hand if you predicted in October that the San Diego Padres would trade for Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers.
Posted 12/18/2014 03:57:41 EST
In response to therazcreation's comment: Matusz name has been mentioned as being trade bait. I think some teams are looking at what Allen Craig has done. He was a very good hitter before his down year more »
Posted 12/18/2014 12:31:51 EST
Seattle drafted highly regarded righthander Taijuan Walker with a compensation pick.
For what free agent signing were the Mariners compensated?
Posted 12/17/2014 12:44:12 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: How about Vic, Craig, cash and Ranaudo, a good fit for a big stadium like Seattle's for one o more »
Posted 12/17/2014 12:26:55 EST
I like righthander Anthony Varvaro, another Seattle castoff whom the Mariners took in the 12th round of the 2005 draft:
Posted 12/17/2014 12:24:23 EST
In response to MadMc's comment: If the M's are willing to part with Danny Farquhar or Charlie Furbush I'd part with Workman and Nava or Vic or Craig or JBJ. With the possible departure of free agent l more »
Posted 12/17/2014 10:10:57 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: In response to hill55's comment: In response to moonslav59's comment: How about Vic, Craig, c more »
Posted 12/17/2014 08:56:36 EST
Posted 12/17/2014 12:27:00 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: How about Vic, Craig, cash and Ranaudo, a good fit for a big stadium like Seattle's for one of their young pitchers. Sox4ever Former Boston College righthander Mat more »
Posted 12/16/2014 11:56:18 EST
Replete with irresponsible speculation from ESPN's Jim Bowden: https://twitter.com/jimbowden_espn ... irresponsibly repeated by me. Wild speculation on a Seattle forum: http://forums.seattletimes.com/ more »
Posted 12/16/2014 10:18:39 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: A lot would depend an agreed extension or not, but if there was no extension, I'd hesitate trading many top prospects for him. I might offer Swihart, JBJ, Coyle an more »
Posted 12/16/2014 10:15:20 EST
In response to southpaw777's comment: You can disagree if you want but the facts are Walker has some MLB IP and has done well after being one of the top ranked pitching prospects in all MiL. Buchholz more »
Posted 12/15/2014 08:02:52 EST
Cubs finally give up PTBNL in Doubrant trade!
Or, alternatively, the Red Sox finally choose the PTBNL from the agreed-upon list.
Posted 12/15/2014 06:58:13 EST
Early in the offseason I wrote that for the same money and the same number of years I would take Chase Headley over Pablo Sandoval ... and I consider myself a fan of Sandoval. I'll stick with that opi more »
Posted 12/15/2014 11:35:28 EST
The Nationals return nearly everyone from a team that this year won an NL-high 97 games (25 more than the Red Sox did). The Red Sox and Nationals are 1-2 in projected 2015 WAR: http://www.fangraphs.co more »
Posted 12/15/2014 09:16:28 EST
In response to S5's comment: [disclaimer]. I've been a member of a labor union for all of my working life. One of the most disturbing things to me about the final outcome of the negotiations is that more »
Posted 12/15/2014 12:26:24 EST
FanGraphs columnist Paul Swyden on Red Sox pitching and ground ball tendencies:
Posted 12/14/2014 07:25:03 EST
Boston Herald columnist John Tomase writes that the changing strike zone impacted the Red Sox decisions on this offseason's transactions: http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/red_sox_mlb/boston_red_sox/ more »
Posted 12/14/2014 03:26:16 EST
In response to moonslav59's comment: We very well might have been able to get Latos of RDL & Webster, but I think you are overvaluing one year of a possibly better pitcher (Latos) and undervaluing 3 y more »
Posted 12/14/2014 11:35:23 EST
In response to sportsbozo1's comment: Time to move on from Jon Lester! However I do have a bone of contention to pick with Theo! The guy takes a player from us on a ptbnl deal and just like the compen more »
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