Tag:Ivan Rodriguez
Posted on: December 8, 2009 12:54 pm

Royals options for catcher

The Royals are interested in veteran Jason Kendall and Rod Barajas, as reported by the Kansas City Star . The two are higher on the priorities list after Ivan Rodriguez appears to have signed with the Nationals.

"Our catching is an area of focus for us," general manager Dayton Moore admitted. “I don’t have a great feel for what we’ll do or where we’ll go at this point.”

Posted on: December 8, 2009 11:26 am

Danny Knobler reports from the meetings

CBSSports.com columnist Danny Knobler reports from the winter meetings:

The Brewers are close to a deal with free-agent pitcher Randy Wolf and the Nationals have signed Pudge for two years.

Follow Danny's blog as he continues to report from the Winter Meetings.
Posted on: March 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Edited on: March 23, 2009 5:34 pm

Odds & Ends: Gregerson, Hanley, Strasburg

Links for Monday...

Posted on: March 21, 2009 10:37 am
Edited on: March 21, 2009 10:58 am

Pudge Passes Physical

According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle Ivan Rodriguez passed his physical for the Astros to finalize his one year deal. Pudge says all the right things about joining his new team.

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 20, 2009 2:52 pm
Edited on: March 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Heyman On Bargains, Andruw, Buchholz

The latest from SI.com's Jon Heyman...

  • Heyman runs through his top 13 free agent bargains, beginning with Orlando Cabrera, Bobby Abreu, and Jon Garland.
  • Andruw Jones will decide next week whether to opt out and become a free agent again.  Heyman reminds us that the Yankees, Braves, and Phillies were previously interested.  He says a Yankees person "hedged" when asked if they'd rejoin the Jones pursuit.
  • The Twins sent a scout to watch Ivan Rodriguez before he signed with Houston, but Heyman figures they must be confident about Joe Mauer's back after standing pat.
  • The Red Sox "remain uninterested in the Rangers' proposal from a few months ago of Jarrod Saltalamacchia for Clay Buchholz."  Buchholz has allowed one run, nine Ks, and two walks in 8.6 innings this spring.
Posted on: March 20, 2009 9:46 am

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Bucs, Jays, Pedro, Pudge,

On this date 72 years ago, in what may have been the biggest trade in Negro League history, Josh Gibson and Judy Johnson were traded from the Pittsburgh Crawfords to the Homestead Grays for $25K and two players. Earlier this week, Pudge Rodriguez, one of the greatest catchers of this generation, became the latest big-name free agent to find a home. Let's take a look at what is being written in the Blogosphere...

Cork Gaines writes for RaysIndex.com. If you have a suggestion for this feature, Cork can be reached here (cork@raysindex.com).

Posted on: March 19, 2009 8:19 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 11:37 pm

Odds And Ends: Tejada, Manny, White Sox

 A few links for Thursday night...<o:p></o:p>

Posted on: March 19, 2009 4:41 pm
Edited on: March 19, 2009 5:04 pm

Heyman On Pedro, Pudge, Andruw

SI.com's Jon Heyman has a new column.

  • Heyman believes the Mets offered Pedro Martinez a $1-2MM base salary, but he's still looking for $5MM.  Not happenin'.   ESPN's Jayson Stark suggests Pedro is asking for $6-8MM.
  • Heyman takes Astros GM Ed Wade to task for seemingly lying to MLB.com beat writer Alyson Footer about the team's pursuit of Ivan Rodriguez. The Pudge deal will be official once his physical is complete.
  • Andruw Jones must decide by Friday whether to stay with the Rangers (presumably he'd head to Triple A if he does not opt out).  In talking to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan, Andruw said he doesn't know yet and needs to talk to Scott Boras.
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