Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Detroit Tigers Release Gary Sheffield

When the Tigers traded for Josh Hamilton, everyone did a complete "whaaa?". But today, with Gary Sheffield being released, it is making a little more sense. Sheffield has no doubt struggled in Spring Training, but it is still a bit of a shocker the news today that he was released with the Tigers still owing him $14 million this year. I have no doubt someone will now sign Sheffield as a low cost, high potential OF, but it is possible he goes by the way of Barry Bonds...forced into a retirement. Will be interesting to find out the reasons for the Tiger release in the coming days.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Pudge Signs with Astros

Ivan Rodriguez signed a one year, $1.5 million guaranteed contract, with another $1.5 million in incentives. I'm pretty sure the Astros didn't think they would get Pudge so cheap, so they barely even mentioned it as a possibility. Nice signing, considering the fact the Astros catchers were offensively offensive in Spring Training.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

It's Official: Manny Ramirez Signs Two Year Deal with Dodgers

Well, it's finally official. After all the hullaballooooo...Manny Ramirez signed the deal that the Dodgers wanted him to sign last year. But wasn't it fun?

The contract is apparently signed for a two year deal with the Dodgers worth $45 million guaranteed. The Dodgers will need to do a roster move to get Manny in camp, which will probably happen today.

One wonders if Manny is loving Scott Boras about now.