MLB trade rumors: Michael Bourn could help solve the Tigers’ center field problem
Bourn is one of the few free agents remaining who could provide an upgrade in Detroit’s outfield. Good news: spring training is less than a month away! While other teams are still search...
2017 Red Reporter Community Prospect Rankings: Robert Stephenson is #5
2017 will be a big year for the hard throwing, oft-wild right hander. Finally, old Bob Steve was worthy enough of your support, as you voted him your number five prospect over the weekend.
Robert got extended run in 2016, but 2017 is going ...
Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/16/17: Mariners Fielding, Tyson Ross Signs, and Kelsey Plum Is Good
Some MLK Day links for you. Hello and happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Over the break Buster Olney posted an ESPN insider-only piece. The article listed the Marin...
Lukewarm Stove: Bautista Close to Signing, Cubs Move on from Ross, Quintana, Price, More
The latest from the rumor mill, including the end to a long free agent quest.
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BIF: Even Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux Admit That Chicks Dig the Long Ball (1999)
From Baseball is Fun: Sometimes, life's biggest truths are the most difficult ones to accept.
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Don’t worry, Orioles fans: Jose Bautista is returning to Toronto
Dan Duquette cracked open the door to the Orioles looking at Jose Bautista last week, but it’s OK. He’s returning to Toronto. There is good news and bad news for Orioles fans about Jose Bautista. The bad news is that we will ...
David Price isn’t planning to opt out
David Price signed a massive deal that allowed him to opt out after 2018, but he’s planning on staying in Boston. When the Red Sox inked David Price to a seven-year, $227 million deal last winter, there were two ways it could. The first w...
Monday Bird Droppings: Cheap power and long term deals
It looks the market for power bats is finally dancing to the tune called by Dan Duquette. What WILL our intrepid top baseball executive? Go for the best available, the proven commodity or the also rans? Some combination? There are options.
Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Rafael Devers, Sam Travis
Today’s links look at potential change for Craig Kimbrel, a minor-league developmental program, and a new deal for the Portland Seadogs. After the increased bullpen usage that dominated the postseason, will Craig Kimbrel see a different s...
Royals Sign Lefty Danny Duffy to Five-Year, $65M Extension, One Year Away from Free Agency
A reasonable team extension for a nice starting pitcher a year away from free agency? Sound like something the Cubs should note?
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Flotsam and Jetsam
Miscellaneous thoughts and observations. If Martin Luther King Jr were alive today he be 88-years old and probably a past 1 or 2 term President... Cool "let it ride" story. At this point he has to see it out till the end... Extra Cheese woul...
Passing the Over The Monster torch
The time has come to hand off the reins I’m not terribly good at this sort of thing, so I’ll just come out with it: this is my last day at Over The Monster.
It’s been over seven years now since site founder Randy Booth (who, it occurs...
Danny Duffy signs contract extension with Royals, who are still a problem in the AL Central
The Royals have quietly worked themselves into good position to compete while retaining the flexibility to rebuild. Rumors of the Kansas City Royals’ demise appear to have been exaggerated. Due to the difficulty of acquiring p...
Royals Get Great Value in Danny Duffy Extension, Probably
The Kansas City Royals announced a contract extension today with their young left-handed starting pitcher, Danny Duffy, that ensures Duffy will wear the Royal blue for another 5 years. Duffy is coming off of a fantastic campaign, in which he f...
One Big Question: Can Fernando Abad improve against righties?
Fernando Abad was undone by right-handed hitters last year, and he’ll need to do better to make his mark in 2017. Welcome to Over The Monster’s One Big Question series. For the next 40 (week)days, we will be trying to answer one importa...