Jason Vargas To The Big Apple

Today, the New York Mets bolstered their rotation by adding southpaw veteran Jason Vargas. He has agreed on a two-year deal for $16MM that includes a third-year option, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com. Vargas can make an additional $1.5MM per year, if he reaches a specific innings total. This move is much needed, since…

Blue Jays Sign Al Alburquerque

The Toronto Blue Jays and reliever Al Alburquerque have an agreement that would give the veteran reliever a minor league deal with a chance to make the team with an invitation to Spring Training. Shi Davidi of Sportsner reported the news first. Alburquerque started his MLB career with the Detroit Tigers from 2011-2015. In those 5…

Michael Pineda To Minnesota

  Today, the Minnesota Twins announced that they have agreed on a two-year deal with Michael Pineda. Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports that Pineda can make an additional $3MM in incentives on top of the $10MM guaranteed he will receive in this deal (splits into consecutive $2MM and $8MM salaries). Pineda’s deal is…

Rangers Land A Talented Prospect

  Today, the Texas Rangers landed former Atlanta Braves prospect Yenci Pena to a deal valued at $675K, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. Pena was ruled a free agent after the Braves lost in the investigation due to the club’s violation of international signing guidelines. Now, the Rangers had one of the largest…

Rays Land Curtis Taylor From Diamondbacks

  The Rays are acquiring Curtis Taylor, who was the 14th best prospect in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system, which is considered one of the weaker farm systems in the league, per MLB.com. To land the young arm, the Tampa Bay Rays shipped reliever Brad Boxberger to the west coast, which was announced by the…

Angels Give Justin Upton A Lucrative Deal

  The Los Angeles Angels announced that they dished out a new five-year contract to Justin Upton worth $106MM. An important note by USA Today’s Bob Nightengale states that “Upton receives an extra $18MM with the extension.” Now, prior to this deal, Upton was deciding whether to opt-in or opt-out of his contract that had…

Giants Claimed Micah Johnson

  The San Francisco Giants have claimed utilityman Micah Johnson from the Cincinnati Reds, who placed him on waivers, according to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area. Micah Johnson has had a tough ride trying to find a team to give him a shot at the big leagues. Well, I think he found a…

Potential Mariners Target: Lance Lynn

The Seattle Mariners need pitching help after placing 15th out all of MLB teams. They finished with a team ERA of 4.46. As for that, the Seattle Mariners should attack this off-season by looking for a solid middle of the rotation starter and Cardinals starter Lance Lynn is their man. Lance Lynn is going to…

Pirates Prospect Watch: Ke’Bryan Hayes

Today’s man of the hour is the Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman prospect Ke’Bryan Hayes, who is a right-handed hitter with a nice defensive skill set and former 14-year MLB veteran Charlie Hayes kid. Hayes is the Pirates fourth best prospect listed behind Austin Meadows, Mitch Keller, and Shane Baz. Hayes is only 20 and has…

Brewers Trade For Walker

  The Milwaukee Brewers added Neil Walker to the roster via a trade with the New York Mets, per FanRag’s Jon Heyman. Also, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that the Mets will help the Brewers pay some of the remaining portion of Walker’s contract, In addition, the Mets will receive a player…

Indians Land Bruce

 The Cleveland Indians added more power to their lineup by acquiring Jay Bruce from the New York Mets for pitching prospect Ryder Ryan, per multiple sources.  This is a nice pickup for the Indians, as they needed Bruce’s bat with Michael Brantley just landing on the DL. Also, do not forget that Lonnie Chisenhall is…

Nationals Get Kintzler

  Earlier today, the Washington Nationals landed Twins closer Brandon Kintzler, according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Now, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that southpaw prospect Tyler Watson will return to Minnesota, plus Mark Feinsand of MLB.com announces that $500K of international bonus money will go to the Twins along with Tyler Watson….