Matt Eddy

Padres Clear 40-Man Space In Minor Trade With A’s

Matt Eddy -

The Padres cleared a 40-man roster spot in a minor trade with the Athletics while simultaneously acquiring the older brother of their 2011 first-round draft pick. San Diego sent lefty Andrew Werner and utility infielder Andy Parrino to Oakland for righthander Tyson Ross and minor league first baseman A.J. Kirby-Jones.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Marlins Deal Five Vets In 12-Player Trade With Jays

Matt Eddy -

The Marlins pared nearly $57 million in salary commitments for 2013 by trading five veterans to the Blue Jays for a seven-player package highlighted by shortstop Yunel Escobar, righty Henderson Alvarez and Toronto's Nos. 2, 5 and 8 prospects. The Blue Jays receive starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck and center fielder Emilio Bonifacio.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

Minor League Free Agents 2012

Matt Eddy -

Major League Baseball declared the following 549 players minor league free agents on Nov. 3, five days after the conclusion of the World Series. All players' minor league contracts expired […]

Minors

Farrell Will Manage Red Sox; Blue Jays Acquire Aviles

Matt Eddy -

Before the World Series matchup had even been determined, Boston announced that it had hired manager John Farrell away from the Blue Jays. The two sides agreed to a minor trade that settled the matter of compensation for Farrell, with the Red Sox sending shortstop Mike Aviles to Toronto for righty reliever David Carpenter.

Majors | #2012#Trade Central

The Case For Posey As BA Player Of The Year

Matt Eddy -

Angels center fielder Mike Trout wowed the baseball world with an all-around rookie season the likes of which we may never see again. He was overqualified for the Baseball America Rookie of the Year award, which he won in a unanimous vote. Trout also won the BA Major League Player of the Year award, though in that case other players received first-place recognition in the balloting. Chief among the other vote-getters were Giants catcher Buster Posey and Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, who with a .330 average, 44 homers and 139 RBIs won the American League's triple crown, the first in 45 years. And while Cabrera has gotten his share of attention in postseason debates, less attention has been paid to how good a season Posey had.

Majors | #2012#Awards#Player Of The Year

Joey Gathright Hit With 50-Game Suspension

Matt Eddy -

Journeyman center fielder Joey Gathright has spent at least part of the past three seasons in independent baseball, with his only big league time coming as a pinch-runner/defensive replacement for […]

Minors