Category MLB Spots

Votto, Reds avoid arbitration

The reigning National League MVP Joey Votto agreed to a 3 year $38 million contract with his Cincinnati Reds. The deal satisfies the demands and short term plans for both parties, and will allow the Reds to be competitive, and stable.

Twins keep Thome home sweet home

Jim Thome re-signed for cheap with the Minnesota Twins this week. As he approaches milestone statistics, and the end of a wonderful career, the Twins should recognize just how well deserved a sign-off they owe him.

Major League Decision

Albert Pujols is entering the final year of his 7 year $100 million contract in St. Louis. If a deal isn’t done in the next 8 weeks, the baseball world is gearing up for a winter of free agency unlike any other.

An Overnight Cliff-Hanger

Cliff lee shocked the media world Monday night by turning down lucrative offers from The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers to return to Philadelphia. He’ll earn less money, settle in amongst other all stars: and that’s exactly how he likes it.

Prince Cashing In?

The recent long term deals for Joe Mauer, and teammate Yovani Gallardo have sparked rumors that the Brewers are deep into negotiation with Prince Fielder. Sources say the Mauer deal (8 years / $184 million ) is a starting point with Fielder, 25, who’s become a fantasy fixture with his 40 HR / 140 RBI seasons.

Players on the WAR path

In the world of modern baseball, stats and numbers have seemingly as much interest as wins and losses. One of the more intriguing statistical readings that has gained interest recently is the WAR or Wins Above Replacement stat.

MLB Wake-Up :: Day 2

Now that my personal fantasy baseball draft is over, let’s take a look at a few players who just may be roster sleepers and roster disasters.