Tag:Joe Crede
Posted on: January 19, 2010 10:48 am

Orioles still look for third baseman

According to the Baltimore Sun , Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail remains more focused on adding another third baseman to the team's corner infield mix, increasing the likelihood that he could sign either Joe Crede or have a reunion with Miguel Tejada.

The Orioles signed Garrett Atkins last month partially because of his ability to play either third or first, but MacPhail reiterated that the organization's plans for Atkins haven't changed -- to have him stay at first.

"Crede is an option, but in our view, he's not the only option," MacPhail said. "We've primarily talked to free-agent [third basemen]. We're not completely out of the trade business, and we're still also very much involved in the first base market as well."

Posted on: September 11, 2009 1:21 pm

Will Crede stay put in 2010

Joe Crede told Kelsie Smith of the Pioneer Press that he'd like to stay in Minnesota next season despite his list of injuries this season.

"Expect the worst and hope for the best," said Crede. "I'd definitely love to play next year and even beyond that."
Category: MLB
Posted on: August 26, 2009 12:46 pm

Crede's MRI result

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Twins' 3B Joe Crede's MRI revealed "post-surgical changes" and requires further examination. 

The team will consult with Crede's surgeon and determine how to proceed.

"Once that is done, we'll put together a treatment plan,"
manager Ron Gardenhire told the Pioneer Press.

Crede missed his fourth straight game and has not been able to take batting or fielding practice since Friday.

Category: MLB
Posted on: March 16, 2009 1:24 pm

Heyman On Pedro, Manny, Crede

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

  • Heyman sees the Pedro Martinez sweepstakes as between the Dodgers and Mets, but he might have to come down to the $2.5MM range.  The Mets don't seem thrilled with Tim Redding, who "came to camp with a sore shoulder and 20 pounds overweight."
  • If Manny Ramirez opts out after the '09 season, he'll seek a three-year deal.  Heyman suggests Manny may be better off staying in L.A. than signing with a New York team.
  • Heyman spoke to one White Sox person who questioned Joe Crede's ability to play on the Minnesota turf.
Posted on: February 22, 2009 8:17 pm

Odds and Ends: Smoltz, Crede, Burnett

A few links for Sunday evening...

Posted on: February 22, 2009 7:57 pm

Odds and Ends: Smoltz, Crede, Burnett

A few links for Sunday evening...

Posted on: February 20, 2009 10:52 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2009 11:50 am

Twins, Joe Crede Agree To Terms

SATURDAY, 10:48am: La Velle E. Neal III now hears from a source that the Twins are expected to announce the signing this afternoon. Crede is apparently on a plane to Fort Myers.

Neal adds the details of the contract. The Star-Tribune's source suggest the deal guarantees Crede $2.5MM, but could pay him up to $7MM depending on how many plate appearances he makes. The incentives start at 250 PAs and continue until Crede comes to bat for the 525th time.

FRIDAY: Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune cites "a major league source" who says that Joe Crede and the Twins have agreed to terms. No details of the contract were available, but La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wrote earlier tonight that it appeared Crede "is willing to sign for less than the $7MM base that we believed he was seeking."

Even battling back issues, Crede's third base defense is among the game's best.  Last year he saved 13 more bases than the average third baseman despite missing a third of the season.

Category: MLB
Posted on: February 20, 2009 5:24 pm
Edited on: February 20, 2009 7:57 pm

Twins Closing In On Deal With Joe Crede

6:36pm: La Velle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that there are indications that Joe Crede "is willing to sign for less than the $7MM base that we believed he was seeking."

Neal reached Boras, who would only say, "We are in discussions. Nothing has been finalized."

Neal adds that he spoke with another person with knowledge of the talks. "The sense I got was the that Smith and Boras could be one call from wrapping things up," Neal says. "But given the several weeks that talks have gone on - and with full-squad workouts set to begin - the Twins could decide to stick with what they have and move on."

6:04pm: According to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Giants sources say they are "not in last-minute negotiations" with Scott Boras regarding Crede. The Giants have told Boras they will not go beyond the one-year deal they have on the table.

4:11pm:According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Twins are closing in on a deal with third baseman Joe Crede.

Category: MLB
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