Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS The 16 member Today’s Game Era Committee voted in John Schuerholz (16 votes) and Allen Bud Selig (15 votes) into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Lou Piniella came up 5 votes shy of the 75% needed. All the other candidates on the ballot received 5 votes or fewer, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark,…

Winter Meetings Thursday Recap

NEWS The 2016 Winter Meetings will be held in Washington D.C. and in 2017 it will be in Orlando, FL.   TRANSACTIONS The Astros have resigned LHP Tony Sipp to a 3 year/$18 million contract. The Rockies have signed 1B Mark Reynolds to a 1 year/$2.6 million contract plus incentives. The Cardinals have signed RHP…

Winter Meetings Wednesday Recap

NEWS This year’s winner of the 40th Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting is Graham McNamee. He called the World Series each year from 1923-34 and the first 4 All-Star games from 1933-36. MLB has recommended for all 30 teams to install netting out to the dugouts to prevent fans from getting…

Winter Meetings Tuesday Recap

NEWS The Mariners have hired Amanda Hopkins, the daughter of former Oakland A’s scout Ron Hopkins. She will be a fulltime amateur scout. The Marlins plan on moving fences in as much as 10 feet and alter height to as low as 5 ½ feet in some places.   TRANSACTIONS The Rockies have signed a…

Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. will be the new senior Advisor to the Commissioner Rob Manfred on Youth Programs and Outreach. Armando Galarraga has retired from the MLB. He played 6 years with 4 different teams. He is most famous for his Imperfect Game. He is at the Winter Meetings interviewing for a…

Winter Meeting Recap Thursday

NEWS The 2015 Winter Meetings will be in Nashville and in 2016 they will be in Washington D.C. TRANSACTIONS The Dodgers signed free agent RHP Brandon McCarthy to a 4 year/$48 million contract. The Angels acquired INF Josh Rutledge from the Rockies. The Rockies received PHP Jairo Diaz. The Padres acquired OF Matt Kemp, C…