Winter Meetings Thursday Recap

Overall a fairly slow Winter Meetings unless you get excited about middle relievers signing. A few big trades and a couple minor ones happened. The biggest rumor of the week was the possible trade of Manny Machado. The biggest surprise of the Hot Stove/Winter Meetings so far has been how slowly the free agent market…

Winter Meetings Wednesday Recap

NEWS They announced this year’s winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting and the winner is Bob Costas. Costas called the World Series for NBC in 1997 and 1999, the ALCS in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1998 and 2000, the 1999 NLCS and the 2000 All-Star Game. In 2009 he…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS MLB Umpire Dale Scott retires rather risk anymore concussions. He last umped in April where he got his 4th concussion in the last 5 years. He umpired in MLB for 32 years and spent 16 years as a crew chief. Scott worked 3,897 regular season games as well as three World Series, three All-Star…

Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS Jack Morris and Alan Trammell both elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Modern Era Committee. They are the first living players elected by a form of a veterans committee since Bill Mazeroski in 2001. Morris spent 14 of 18 years with the Tigers and Trammell played his entire 20-year career in…

Winter Meetings Thursday Recap

A very slow Thursday at the Winter Meetings as everyone was packing up and heading home. Lots of the top free agents are still available (Encarnacion, Turner, Jansen, Bautista, Trumbo, Napoli) so except a lot to happen before Christmas. I’m sure a few surprise trades as well. NEWS The 2017 Winter Meetings will be held…

Winter Meetings Wednesday Recap

NEWS They announced this year’s winner of the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting and the winner is Bill King. He was the radio voice for the Oakland A’s for 25 years (1981-2005). A couple more players have committed to playing in the WBC: Danny Espinosa (Mexico), Eric Hosmer (USA).   TRANSACTIONS…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS The BBWAA passed a measure today mandating that all Hall of Fame ballots be made public starting in 2018. The Yankees announced that Derek Jeter’s number 2 will be retired on May 14th. He will also have a plaque in Monument Park.   TRANSACTIONS The Red Sox have acquired RHP Tyler Thornburg from the…