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Chapman Goes to the Reds

In a previous article, I predicted that Aroldis Chapman would go to the Angels or at least another big market club. I was wrong. Chapman signed with the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday for 6 years and $30.25 million. Apparently the Reds had been “going after him like crazy” according to a source. The December 15th […]

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Arbitration Is Costly, But Potentially Lucrative

We are a week away from the date that MLB players who filed for arbitration and the teams they most recently played for, have to exchange figures prior to a potential arbitration hearing.  Even if figures are traded, actual hearings are very rare; most players and teams will settle prior to seeing any arbitrators. Sports […]

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Astros Sign Another Ex-Phillie

At the conclusion of the 2009 MLB season, the Philadelphia Phillies chose not to re-sign two players who were widely known in the Philadelphia sports community. One of those players was starting third baseman Pedro Feliz and the other was pitcher Brett Myers. The Houston Astros moved in and swiftly signed Pedro Feliz. Now, it […]

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Taking a Risky Holliday

St. Louis Cardinals GM, John Mozeliak, opened his pocketbook two days ago and gave free agent outfielder Matt Holliday a 7-year deal worth $120 million. Although this put many St. Louis constituents’ worries to rest, it raises just as many questions as it answers in the Cardinals front office. The deal, negotiated by who else […]

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Josh Johnson Wants A 4-Year Deal

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of serving as a guest of Jared Schwartz on my hometown’s main sports radio channel, 560 WQAM.  It was a great conversation where we talked about the future of the Miami Heat (whether Wade, LeBron, and Bosh was a possibility), Josh Johnson’s future with the Florida Marlins, and the […]

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Jason Bay Hits It Big With the Mets

Jason Bay hit .267 with 36 home runs and 119 RBI in the 2009 season with the Boston Red Sox. On the back of this performance, Bay has earned himself a new contract with a new team. This time, it’s a 4 year, $66 million contract with the New York Mets. This is not the […]

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DeRosa and Giants Get it Done

Free agent third basemen Mark DeRosa has found him and his family a new home. DeRosa and the San Francisco Giants agreed to a deal for a 2 year, $12 million contract on Monday. In my opinion, the Giants are just on the cusp of being a dangerous postseason team. This move may have pushed […]

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Angels, Rodney Make a Deal

Former Tigers reliever Fernando Rodney and the LA Angels have reached an agreement on a 2-year, $11 million contract. Rodney is a type B free agent, which means that the Tigers will be receiving a supplementary draft pick. Honestly, I believe that the Angels got a very good deal. Rodney is a solid reliever and […]

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Potential Winners And Losers In The 2010 MLB Draft

Last night, I was taking a look at the 2010 MLB Draft order, as it currently stands, and noticed a few interesting things. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have 3 first round picks, 2 supplemental first round picks, and 1 supplemental third round pick, in addition to their normal second and third round picks.  […]

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My Aroldis Chapman Prediction

Former Athletes Premier International client and current Hendricks Sports Management client, Aroldis Chapman, threw a bullpen session last Wednesday in Houston. Fifteen teams attended. The teams in attendance were the Astros, Marlins, Angels, Nationals, Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, Pirates, Reds, Royals, Phillies, Cubs, Mariners, Rangers, and Mets. Chapman threw two five minute sessions, throwing mainly […]