Gray, Cingrani, Paxton: Young Pitchers Impressing in 2014

MLB News

Young players stole the show in 2013, and just four days into the 2014 season, several young pitchers are already making their mark. Youthful hurlers Michael Wacha, Jose Fernandez, and Chris Archer have turned in strong outings after making good showings in 2014. In addition, Sonny Gray, Tony Cingrani, and James Paxton had excellent first […]

Cincinnati Reds, Homer Bailey Agree on Extension

Reds News

The Cincinnati Reds and Homer Bailey have come to terms on an extension covering six years and $105 million with a $25 million mutual option that contains a $5 million buyout, reports Mark Sheldon of MLB.com. Earlier this offseason, the two sides exchanged arbitration figures, with Bailey filing for $11.6 million, and the Reds countering at $8.7 […]

MLB News: Seven Extension Candidates Before Season Starts

Tigers News

With Spring Training mercifully around the corner, it’s that time of the year when teams start negotiating contract extensions. Clayton Kershaw started off the extension season with a deal that guarantees him $215 million, and the Atlanta Braves recently agreed on a lucrative deal with first baseman Freddie Freeman that will keep him under team control through […]

Where is the Market for Nelson Cruz?

Orioles Rumors

Like Kendrys Morales and Stephen Drew, Nelson Cruz‘ value has been hurt by the Qualifying Offer. At this point, it appears that all three of the above players should have accepted the one-year, $14 million deal extended to them by their teams, as their markets don’t look too strong. Each of the above players have their flaws, and most […]

For Cincinnati Reds, its a New Year, New Season

Cincinnati Reds News

For the second consecutive season, the Cincinnati Reds carried high hopes into the postseason last October. For the second consecutive season, they were dismissed from the playoffs earlier than expected. Editor’s Note: This “New Year, New Season” post on the Cincinnati Reds is part of a series where Baseball News Source columnist Jeff Louderback chronicles each […]

Cincinnati Reds Sign Chien-Ming Wang To Minor League Deal

Baseball News

The Cincinnati Reds signed righthanded pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training according to a news release by Wang’s agency, Octagon. Wang would earn $1.25 million upon making the major league roster and up to $3 million if he reaches all the incentives in the deal. From 2006-07, Wang had a 38-13 […]

Is Shin-Soo Choo Worth a $140 Million Deal ?

With the signing of Robinson Cano and Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo is the best hitter available in the free agent class. The 31 year-old outfielder is looking for a big deal, something in the range of seven years at $20 million per year. There are a bevy of teams that are reported to be interested in Choo, including the Seattle […]

Shin-Soo Choo Targeted by Yankees, Tigers and Reds

Tigers Rumors

Now that Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with the New York Yankees, fellow Scott Boras client Shin-Soo Choo is the most highly regarded outfielder remaining on the free agent market. Media reports indicate that the Yankees still could pursue the 31-year-old left-handed hitter who is comfortable in right field but can also play center; however, the […]

Brandon Phillips May Stay With Cincinnati Reds After All

Cincinnati Reds rumors

Time just has a way of mending fences and that may be what is happening with the Cincinnati Reds and second baseman Brandon Phillips.  For most of the off-season many expected the Reds to deal Phillips. For their part the Reds have had discussions with a number of teams including the New York Yankees earlier […]

Reds Reach Agreement With Manny Parra

Reds Trade Rumors

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports the Cincinnati Reds have reached an agreement with left-hander Manny Parra on a two-year deal worth $5.5 million. The deal calls for Parra to earn $2 million on 2014 and $3.5 million in 2015. Parra is coming off a strong 2013 when he posted a 3.33 ERA holding left-handers to a […]