Monthly Archives: November 2017

Posted on November 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Andre Ethier is the latest outfielder to hit the free agent market. The Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday night that they have declined Ethier’s option for the 2018 season. The Dodgers will pay him a $2.5 million buyout rather than invite him back to Los Angeles next […]

Posted on November 5, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Francisco Giants are getting four more years of Johnny Cueto. The 31-year old starting pitcher had the right to opt-out of the six-year, $130 million deal he signed with the Giants prior to the 2016 season. However, he has decided to forgo that option and […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The World Series may have just ended, but it’s never too soon to start thinking about next year. Sportsbooks have already listed their betting favorites for the 2018 World Series. Of course, there will be plenty of offseason transactions over the course of the winter, so things […]

Posted on November 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Less than 48 hours into the baseball offseason, the New York Yankees are breathing a sigh of relief. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has decided not to opt out of contract and become a free agent. Instead, he will stay with the Yankees, who will pay him $67 […]

Posted on November 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The New York Mets have gotten their offseason underway by picking up the option on veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. Rather than pay him a $2 million buyout, the Mets will welcome Cabrera back in 2018 for $8.5 million. Financially and baseball-wise it was a rather easy decision […]

Posted on November 3, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Cleveland Indians have been quick to answer one of the most pressing questions facing them this offseason. On Friday, the club announced that they have picked up the $12 million option on Michael Brantley for the 2018 season. The Indians will also pick up the $3 […]

Posted on November 3, 2017, by Travis Pulver When the New York Jets dumped a ton of talent during the offseason, the NFL-loving free world assumed they were trying to tank. That’s the only conceivable reason why the Jets would dump so much talent and not bring in a better quarterback than Josh McCown. But […]

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine When the Los Angeles Angels traded for Justin Upton late in August, they were taking a risk. Upton contract allowed him to opt-out after the season, so there was no guarantee he’d be back in 2018. However, the Angels have convinced Upton to forego the open market […]

Posted on November 2, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros are World Series champions. With a 5-1 win over the Dodgers in a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night, the Astros delivered a long-awaited championship to a city still reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey earlier this […]

Posted on November 1, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Midway through what so far has been a disappointing season, the Denver Broncos are making a switch at quarterback. Head coach Vance Joseph announced Wednesday that Trevor Siemian will be benched for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles in favor of Brock Osweiler. The move comes on […]

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