Blue Jays Sign J.A. Happ

  Today, it looks like David Price will not return to the Toronto Blue Jays with the team signing former Blue Jay, J.A. Happ to a 3 year deal worth $36 mil. In fact, Happ was a Blue Jay from 2012 to 2014. Happ had a good first stint in Toronto by posting a 19-20…

White Soxs Sign Alex Avila

  Yesterday, the Chicago White Soxs signed former divisional rival Alex Avila. Avila played his first 7 seasons in Detroit as their primary backstop. Avila and the White Soxs agreed to a 1 year deal worth $2.5 mil. Now, Avila has been dealing with nagging injuries due to the high usage of innings behind the…

Mariners Sign Chris Iannetta

Today, the Mariners signed catcher Chris Iannetta to a one year deal worth $4.25 mil guaranteed with some incentives, according to Jon Heyman. Iannetta rejoins former Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto in Seattle now and most likely signed in Seattle due to the comfort level with Dipoto. The Mariners needed to add some help at…

A’s Sign Rich Hill To A Deal

Today, the veteran lefty and the small marketed A’s reached a deal worth $6 mil guaranteed, according to Robert Murray of Baseball Essential. Now, the 35 year old was a reliever for most of his career and started his career as a starter, but decided last year to try and start again. Hill looked good…

Blue Jays Re-signed Marco Estrada

Today, Marco Estrada is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays and came to terms on a two-year contract worth $26 million. According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, Estrada will make $11.5 million in 2016 and $14.5 million in 2017, according to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi.  Now, Estrada was one of 20 players who received a qualifying offer last week,…

Braves And Angels Completed A Trade

Yesterday, the Braves decided to part ways with Andrelton Simmons by trading him to the Angels for Erick Aybar, Angels top pitching prospect Sean Newcomb, and Chris Ellis. The Angels also acquired catching prospect Jose Briceno. Now, with the Angels acquiring Simmons they have solidify the shortstop position for the next 5 years. Simmons is…

Braves Resigned A.J. Pierzynski

Yesterday, the Braves and 39 year old veteran A.J. Pierzynski agreed to a one year deal worth $3 mil with a $2 mil base salary and $1 mil signing bonus with a chance to earn up to $1 mil more in incentives. This deal was reported by the famous Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal also said that…

Yankees And Padres Reached A Deal

Yesterday, the Yankees and Padres made a deal that would send former prospect Jose Pirela to the Padres for young pitching prospect Ronald Herrera. Now, Pirela is a 25-year-old who made his big league debut with the Yankees in 2014, but in 2015 he hit .230 with one homer and five RBIs this year with…

Twins And Yankees Reached A Deal

Yesterday, the Yankees and Twins had announced a two-player deal involving 2 players that need a change of scenery. The Yankees acquired outfielder Aaron Hicks in the deal, while the Twins received catcher John Ryan Murphy. First, it is somewhat shocking that the Twins parted ways with Hicks. The 26-year-old is an excellent defender that…

Raptors Locked Up Terrence Ross

Yesterday, the Raptors decided to keep Ross in the fold and continue to roll the dice with the roster they have kept in the last 2 seasons. Ross inked a 3 year $33 mil, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Good deal with the new TV deal coming in after this season. In fact,…

Where Will Skip Schumaker Land If Bought Out?

  First, the Reds did decline Schumaker’s $2.5 mil option with a $500 K buyout. Since that happened I could see Schumaker going to Philly. Just looking at the Phillies’ roster and depth chart to see what they could potentially add to bolster their young roster. They could use a set up man, backup outfielder,…

Hornets Extended Jeremy Lamb

Yesterday, the Hornets and guard Jeremy Lamb agreed to a three-year extension for around $21Mil to keep the young player in Buzz City for the next 3 years, Marc Stein of ESPN.com reported. Next, Lamb is under contract for 2015/16, the final season on his rookie-scale contract, at a salary of just above $3 mil….