The St. Louis Cardinals and Cuban free agent infielder Aledmys Diaz agreed to terms today on a four year deal. While the financial terms weren’t readily available at signing, there have been numerous reports that it is worth less than $20 million in value. (Edit: Derrick Goold reports on Monday that the total value is 4 years, $8 million.) That’s a far cry from the five year, $25 million deal … Continue reading
2013 Results: 94-68, 2nd in NL Central (3 games behind) Key Arrivals: SP Edinson Volquez Key Departures: SP A.J. Burnett, 1B Justin Morneau, OF Marlon Byrd, 1B Garret Jones, C John Buck, SP Jeff Karstens The Pirates will be once again depending on the emergence of its young talent to continue its run to the top of the NL Central. They finally broke through, getting into the playoffs as a … Continue reading
Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 90-72, 7 games back Key Arrivals: 2B Skip Schumaker, C Brayan Pena Key Departures: OF Shin-Soo Choo, RHP Bronson Arroyo, C Ryan Hanigan, SS Cesar Izturis The Reds were a lucky team in 2013. … Continue reading
Continuing the NL Central Preview series, I am taking a look at each of the NL Central clubs and looking at their additions and figuring out what I project they could do in 2014. 2013 Results: 74-88, 23 games back Key Arrivals: SP Matt Garza, RP Will Smith, 2B Elian Herrera, 1B Mark Reynolds Key Departures: RF Norichika Aoki, Mat Gamel The Milwaukee Brewers are an interesting look for 2014. … Continue reading
Kevin Reynolds and I are back on UCB Radio tonight talking the injury to Jaime Garcia, the battle that now creates for the rotation, and Kevin finishes his Arnold Schwarzenegger story that got cut off last month.