Tag Archives: Shohei Ohtani

Posted on February 14, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite a slow free agent market this offseason, the Los Angeles Angels made several impactful moves over the winter. It started with signing Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani, but it didn’t stop there. Those moves have a lot of people talking about the Angels and looking at […]

Posted on February 8, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Everyone seems to be chiming in on baseball’s slow free agent market. In recent days, a war of words has developed between Major League Baseball and its players. Last week, agent Brodie Van Wagenen got things started with a suggestion of collusion among the 30 owners. Earlier […]

Posted on January 11, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball offseason has been historically slow this winter. Unfortunately, there appears to be no end in sight. At the top of the market is outfielder J.D. Martinez. In many ways, teams and other free agents are waiting for him to sign to set the market price. […]

Posted on January 2, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine The baseball hot stove has been quite cool this offseason. Even with Christmas and New Year’s behind us, there has been little movement outside of a few marquee moves. Many of the top free agents remain available, most notably outfielder J.D. Martinez. Agent Scott Boras had high […]

Posted on January 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine It’s officially 2018, and believe it or not, spring training is only about six weeks away. It’s no longer too soon to start thinking about the 2018 baseball season. Admittedly, the hot stove season has been a little slow to this point. However, there have been several […]

Posted on December 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels have already had arguably the best offseason of any team and they are still refusing to rest on their laurels. The Angels announced on Friday that they have signed free agent shortstop Zack Cozart. The deal is for three years and $38 million. […]

Posted on December 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels continue to have one of the best offseason in baseball. Late Wednesday night, the Angels agreed to acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers will receive prospects Troy Montgomery and Wilkel Hernandez as part of the deal. The trade […]

Posted on December 8, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The biggest free agent on the market has come off the board. After receiving interest from nearly every team, Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani, who plans to pitch and hit in the majors, has chosen to sign with the Los Angeles Angels. The 23-year old Ohtani met with […]

Posted on December 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Miami Marlins have traded away one of their core players. It’s just not the player most thought they’d be trading right now. The Marlins have agreed to trade second baseman Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for prospects Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert, and Christopher Torres. […]

Posted on December 7, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine With two starting pitchers likely to depart in free agency, the Chicago Cubs have wasted little time in filling one of the vacancies in their starting rotation. The Cubs announced Thursday that they have signed starter Tyler Chatwood. Multiple sources are reporting that Chatwood and the Cubs […]

Posted on December 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The San Diego Padres are one of the last teams you’d expect to sign one of the top free agents on the open market this winter. But that may be about to change. Not only are the Padres one of seven finalist for Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani, […]

Posted on December 4, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After being officially posted on Friday, Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani hasn’t wasted much time in cutting down his list of suitors. As of Monday morning, Ohtani appears to be considering only seven teams. Ohtani appears to prefer to stay on the west coast, although there are […]

Posted on December 1, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The most sought-after free agent in baseball this winter is officially eligible to sign with any team. MLB owners voted on Friday and unanimously approved the new posting agreement for Japanese players. As a result, two-way Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani can begin negotiating with major league teams. […]

Posted on November 30, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Los Angeles Angels killed two birds with one stone on Tuesday. In a trade with the Atlanta Braves, the Angels acquired both relief pitcher Jim Johnson and $1.21 million in international spending money. As part of the trade, the Braves received left-handed pitcher Justin Kelly. Johnson […]

Posted on November 27, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine With Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani set to be officially posted as early as Friday, teams across baseball are preparing pitches to convince him to sign with them. One surprising contender for Ohtani’s services could be the Minnesota Twins. While the Twins aren’t typically big spenders in free […]

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