Category: MLB free agency

Rangers GM Jon Daniels Discusses Josh Hamilton’s Departure, Defends Lackluster Offseason

Monday, December 17th, 2012

The Texas Rangers, including general manager Jon Daniels, were blindsided last week when Josh Hamilton abruptly signed with the Los Angeles Angels. Daniels says he wasn't expecting a chance to match other offers, but was surprised by the timing. It hasn't been a very flashy offseason for the Rangers, who ...

B.J. Upton Believes The Braves Are A Great Fit For Him Because Bobby Cox And Fredi Gonzalez Made Him Feel Comfortable

Friday, November 30th, 2012

B.J. Upton is heading northeast from Tampa Bay after the centerfielder inked a  five-year contract for $75.25 million. His contract is the biggest one ever given to a free agent by the franchise. But the 28-year-old is happy to sign with Atlanta beyond simply the money. He believes his new organization ...

Agent Scott Boras Ponders How The Boston Red Sox Can Rebuild Given The Pool Of Available Players

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The Boston Red Sox made a lot of noise this past season when they pulled off a late blockbuster trade, a deal that allowed them to dump some big salaries. The Red Sox also lost some big statistical numbers in that move and big-name agent Scott Boras doesn't know if ...

Acquisition of Albert Pujols Surprises Even Mike Scioscia

Friday, December 9th, 2011

The free-agent signing of Albert Pujols by the Los Angeles Angels was a huge shocker on Thursday, even if it was eventually overshadowed by the Chris Paul/NBA debacle. Even Angels manager Mike Scioscia says he was surprised, because just about everyone around the Angels organization thought Pujols was out of ...

Jose Reyes Doesn’t Believe that Hanley Ramirez is Demanding to Play Shortstop, but is Perfectly Willing to Play 2nd Base if Asked

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

It was a pretty easy decision for Jose Reyes once the free agency period started: Where do I sign on the dotted line for the Miami Marlins? Reyes felt the love from owner Jeffrey Loria and team president David Samson when their front office team came to him and his agent ...

Jayson Werth Cleans Out Locker in Philadelphia … For Good?

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Twenty years from now, when we think about the names that laid the foundation for the current run by the Philadelphia Phillies, the list will be long. Ryan Howard. Chase Utley. Jimmy Rollins. Cole Hamels. Shane Victorino. Jayson Werth. Now, with the Phillies bounced from the playoffs, that core group may ...