Red Sox still doing Mickey Mouse types of things... Possibly Morales or Aceves for Joel Hanrahan (Grilli might've made right career move). So many other holes and they're focusing on closerz
Yankees plan on going into next year with a competition between Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart, and Austin Romine for C.
The time to strike is now.
Dunno if this was discussed, but according to mlbtr the Braves are still kicking the tires on Bonafacio.
If the Twins are able to sign pitchers of Rich Harden's caliber to minor contract with invitation to ST, I think the Jays could net some more pitching for stockpiling depth in Buffalo.
Take note of Anthony Slama, a Twins' NRI. His minor league numbers are very good: career 12.4 K/9 and 100 saves in the minors. If the Twins let go of him, he could be of use to us.
Things are not looking good in Oakland
The Athletics asked to remain in the Oakland Coliseum for five more years in a proposed agreement that would delay the target for their move to San Jose until 2018, writes Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The A's lease is currently set to expire after this season. The club has waited almost four years for Commissioner Bud Selig to approve or reject the proposed move to San Jose.Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#YEbYWfQrLOsloK7d.99
When is the next big firesale .
"The club has waited almost four years for Commissioner Bud Selig to approve or reject the proposed move to San Jose."
That is pretty stupid... give them an answer already.
San Fran has the rights to San Jose , As I understand it the A,s sold them to the Giants years ago and now they refuse to give them up.
Still another 5 years in Oakland is brutal.
You can't feel too bad from them if they indeed sold the rights to them... but the whole thing is pretty silly.
A team that has had the kind of success Oakland has deserves to be in a decent market, especially if its just down the road.
"Liriano has good #,s in interleague play . Still the guy has been so darn inconsistent over the last two years that 7 mil seems way too much . "
Moves like this over the next year is going to make all of our contracts look better and better. Just wait until next off-season when teams have that extra $25 million. Contracts will see another big spike.
"Liriano has good #,s in interleague play . Still the guy has been so darn inconsistent over the last two years that 7 mil seems way too much ."
It's a high risk, high reward signing. Pirates could have a nice rotation in 2013, especially if Liriano pitches like the 2010 version. I'm hoping Liriano pans out with the Pirates. They are one of the NL teams I root for.