1. A's sign free-agent DH Butler to three-year deal

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  2. Stanton's Deal Brings Trout's More into Focus

    ANAHEIM -- Mike Trout once was thought to be the player to set the financial precedent. Many believed Trout was going to sign the first $300 million contract, become the richest man ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 days ago 14 reads 0 comments

  3. Should the Angels Pursue Jake Peavy?

    Veteran right-hander, Jake Peavy, has had the good fortune of winning back-to back World Series Titles in 2013 and '14. Peavy is a pitcher stuck in the middle tier of free agency...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 days ago 9 reads 0 comments

  4. Angels Sign Two Pitchers, Two Catchers to Minor League Deals

    The Angels have signed starting pitcher Alex Sanabia, reliever Atahualpa Severino and catchers Charles Cutler and Raywilly Gomez to minor league deals with invitations to spring training, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed Tuesday...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  5. Athletics' Jaso Cleared to Resume All Baseball Activities

    Oakland Athletics catcher John Jaso has finally been cleared to resume all baseball-related activities after a laborious recovery from a season-ending concussion suffered in August, according to MLB ...

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  6. Why the Billy Butler Deal May Not Be Totally Crazy

    At first glance, it seems crazy. A bad-body post-peak designated hitter that was under replacement last year… three years? $30 million? Billy Butler to the Athletics ? A team ...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 days ago 33 reads 0 comments

  7. A's Overpaid for Billy Butler Because of Lack of Other Spending Options

    When I was just a young lad, a quarter would get you a candy bar and $10 million would get you an entire baseball franchise. Granted, I was a young lad quite some time ago...

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  8. Seattle Mariners: Where Are the Mariners' Top Prospects of 2011?

    In 2014, the Seattle Mariners achieved their best finish since 2007, posting 87 wins. The team failed to break its lengthy playoff drought (2001 was the last time the M’s made ...

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  9. Jason Castro Turned Down Deal Last Winter; Astros Again Look at Extensions

    The Astros have not shied away from pursuing contract extensions with their players in the past and they'll do their homework again this winter...

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  10. Altuve's Hot Bat Can't Be Contained in Japan

    Jose Altuve began the Japan All-Star Series on the bench, but he finished it as one of the MLB All-Stars' hottest hitters...

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  11. Billy Butler Is Curious Fit for Oakland A's and Pitcher-Friendly Stadium

    In the world of Major League Baseball's offseason, with teams trying to obtain and jettison players all at once with the goal of getting better, not every signing, trade or transaction makes sense right away...

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  12. Report: No Extension Talks Between Astros, Castro

    The Houston Astros were unsuccessful in their efforts to sign Jason Castro to a contact extension last winter, and the club has yet to broach the subject with the former All-Star this offseason, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle...

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  13. Final Report-Card Grades for Oakland A's Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    The Oakland A's sent seven prospects to participate in the Arizona Fall League—which just wrapped up—and one of them nearly missed finishing with the AFL batting title...

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  14. Final Report Card Grades for Texas Rangers' Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    The 2014 Arizona Fall League is in the books, and it is time to see how the players representing the Texas Rangers fared in this year’s campaign...

    Trey Warren Written by Trey Warren about 9 days ago 541 reads 0 comments

  15. Nelson Cruz Makes More Sense for Mariners Than Last Year

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  16. Final Report Card Grades for Mariners Prospects at the Arizona Fall League

    Seven Seattle Mariners prospects concluded play at the Arizona Fall League last weekend. The Mariners sent three position players and four pitchers to the league, which lasted ...

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  17. The Astros Have Checked in on Brett Anderson

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  18. Mariners Sign Cuban LHP Misael Siverio

    The Seattle Mariners have signed Cuban left-handed pitcher Misael Siverio and assigned him to Triple-A Tacoma according to multiple outlets.....

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  19. Astros, Alex Presley Avoid Arbitration

    The Astros and outfielder Alex Presley have agreed to a one-year, $1MM contract to avoid arbitration, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz had projected the Sports Pro Services client to earn $1...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 9 days ago 19 reads 0 comments

  20. Texas Rangers to Open Spring Schedule Against World Series Teams

    The Texas Rangers will open a 34-game spring-training schedule with three consecutive dates against the World Series clubs from this season.....

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  21. Hanley Ramirez to the Mariners Would Shift AL's Balance of Power

    When the Seattle Mariners signed Robinson Cano last winter, a prevailing train of thought was that they were probably more than one star away from being a contender. Except not, as it turned out...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 10 days ago 26,200 reads 49 comments

  22. A's Claim Alex Hassan from Red Sox

    The A's announced that they have claimed outfielder/first baseman Alex Hassan off waivers from the Red Sox (Twitter link)...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 10 days ago 539 reads 0 comments

  23. How About Justin Upton to the Mariners?

    Now that the Atlanta Braves have sent the message that they're rebuilding, they'll probably trade Justin Upton, who is a free agent after the 2015 season...

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  24. Report: Halos Hanging onto Howie Kendrick

    Joel Sherman of the New York Post went on MLB Network earlier this week and stated that Angels ' general manager, Jerry Dipoto, will not be trading, Howie Kendrick...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 10 days ago 47 reads 0 comments

  25. Angels' 2014 Arizona Fall League Recap

    As the Arizona Fall League comes to a close, it seems most fitting to evaluate the performances of the seven Angels prospects that participated this year and give a background on their respective minor league careers...

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