Miami Marlins Sold to Group Represented by Derek Jeter

Earlier today Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria agreed to sell the franchise to a group that includes former Major Leaguer Derek Jeter for $1.2 billion. The group is fronted by businessman Bruce Sherman and also includes former NBA star and current owner of the Charlotte Hornets, Michael Jordan. In this deal, Sherman will provide the…

Pirates Re-Acquire Sean Rodriguez from Atlanta

On Saturday, August 5, the Pittsburgh Pirates re-acquired utilityman Sean Rodriguez from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for first base/outfield prospect, Connor Joe. This trade came as a bit of a surprise to me as Rodriguez signed a two-year deal with Atlanta last offseason and looked to be a helpful piece for the Braves. An…

How Good has Rafael Devers Been?

On July 23, the Boston Red Sox called up top prospect, third baseman Rafael Devers to help solve their problems at the position.  Prior to his call-up, Devers had played in just nine games at AAA, hitting to the tune of a .400/.447/.600 slashline.  At just 20 years old, Devers has shown supreme promise in…

Winners and Losers from the Trade Deadline

Winners Los Angeles Dodgers Acquired Players: SP Yu Darvish, LHP Tony Watson, LHP Tony Cingrani Relinquished Assets: OF Scott Van Slyke, C Hendrick Clementina, OF/2B Willie Calhoun, RHP A.J. Alexy, INF Brendon Davis, RHP Angel German, INF Oneil Cruz Thoughts: The Dodgers are officially going all-in on a World Series this season.  They need rotation…

Major League Monday

Current Standings AL East Team Wins Losses Games Back Wild Card Games Back Record Last Week New York Yankees 56 47 – – 5-1 Boston Red Sox 57 49 0.5 +0.5 2-4 Tampa Bay Rays 54 52 3.5 2.5 3-4 Baltimore Orioles 50 54 6.5 5.5 3-3 Toronto Blue Jays 49 56 8.0 7.0 5-2…

MLB Trade Deadline Recap

Today, July 31, was the non-waiver trade deadline for Major League Baseball and there were a host of moves made in addition to the ones made in recent weeks.  Some of the biggest names rumored to be move heading into the deadline were not moved – Gerrit Cole, Andrew McCutchen, Josh Donaldson, Zach Britton, Manny…

Rays Acquire Dan Jennings from the White Sox for First Base Prospect

On Thursday, July 28, the Tampa Bay Rays acquired left-handed relief pitcher Dan Jennings from the Chicago White Sox for first base prospect Casey Gillaspie. Dan Jennings hasn’t been great this season with a 3.45 ERA in 44.1 innings for the White Sox.  His ERA doesn’t tell the entire truth of his season as his…

Rockies Acquire Pat Neshek from the Phillies for a Package of Prospects

On Wednesday, July 26, the Colorado Rockies acquired right-handed relief pitcher Pat Neshek from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for prospects Jose Gomez, J.D. Hammer, and Alejandro Requena. Neshek is a veteran reliever who is having an excellent season so far with a 1.12 ERA in 43 appearances and 40.1 innings.  He represented the Phillies…

Boston Acquires Nunez from Giants for Two Pitching Prospects

On Tuesday, July 25, the Boston Red Sox sent two right-handed pitching prospects, Shaun Anderson and Gregory Santos, to San Francisco for utility player, Eduardo Nunez. From the Red Sox standpoint, this trade makes a lot of sense because their third base position has been a revolving door all season long.  They have called up…