AL East News and Rumors
A Super matchup on the diamond: Seattle vs. Boston
MLB.com Updated 6 hours ago
A team from Seattle vs. a team from Boston on the big stage. What's that you say? The Super what? No, no, I'm talking about the 2015 American League Championship Series. Could happen. Both the Mariners and Red Sox will be attempting to rise from the aby…Upvote Share Tweet
Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executivenytimes.com 5 hours agoDan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles’ president for baseball operations, acknowledged that “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him this off-season to be their club president.Upvote Share Tweet
Wieters, Machado expect to be ready for Opening DayMLB.com 13 hours agoIf everything goes according to plan, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters believes he will be ready for Opening Day, and he'll be joined by Manny Machado.Upvote Share Tweet
Davis discusses his suspension for the first timeMLB.com 17 hours agoOrioles first baseman Chris Davis wants people to know he didn't take Adderall for an edge at the plate. Davis, who spoke for nearly 10 minutes on Saturday at FanFest for the first time since he received a 25-game suspension on Sept. 12 for violating ba…Upvote Share Tweet
Duquette acknowledges Jays rumors, focused on O'sMLB.com 18 hours agoOrioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette addressed season-ticket holders this morning at the club's annual FanFest convention and acknowledged there had been some substance to the Toronto rumors, though his "sole and sin…Upvote Share TweetThe Boston Red Sox search for pitching depth continued on Friday with the signing of former All-Star Alex Ogando. According to Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal, it's a one-year major league deal worth a guaranteed $1.5 million, which is roughly $1 million less …Upvote Share Tweet
Pearce, O's agree to $3.7M, 1-year contractESPN.com Jan 30 (yesterday)Baltimore Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract and avoided a salary arbitration hearing.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays ink Santiago to Minor League pactMLB.com Jan 30 (yesterday)The Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
Five get Minors deals, spring invites from Red SoxMLB.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)The Red Sox signed outfielder Quintin Berry, left-hander Dana Eveland, first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair, righty Felipe Paulino and catcher Humberto Quintero to Minor League contracts Thursday. All five players received invitations to big league Spr…Upvote Share Tweet
Nava, Red Sox avoid arbitration with 1-year dealMLB.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)The Red Sox have signed Daniel Nava to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract worth $1.85 million for the 2015 season, the team announced Thursday, avoiding arbitration.Upvote Share Tweet
Red Sox don't need true 'ace' at this pointMLB.com Jan 29 (3 days ago)In addition to Ben Cherington's upbeat talk of "untapped potential" in the Red Sox rotation, we've seen plenty of pooh-poohing of the "Boston needs an ace" topic by members of the Clay Buchholz-Rick Porcello-Justin Masterson-Wade Mil…Upvote Share TweetA week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)When Pablo Sandoval chose to leave the San Francisco Giants for the Boston Red Sox in free agency, he talked about wanting "new challenges." Maybe that meant hitting homers over the Green Monster. But maybe it also meant hitting half-court bas…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 28 (4 days ago)Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…Upvote Share Tweet
Keith Law's Rising Prospects To WatchJan 29Keith Law offers up a trio of names that are lower on his Top 100 list but who could rise very quickly this season.
Yanks Plan To Contest A-Rod BonusesJan 26Andrew Marchand discusses the report that the Yankees are devising legal arguments so Alex Rodriguez won't be able to collect any of the bonuses he is owed per the $30 million milestone home run marketing agreement he signed in 2007.
Greatest Dynasties In Baseball HistoryJan 26Cary Chow and David Schoenfield look at the greatest baseball dynasties and pick out where the current Giants fit on the list.
Rob Manfred Sunday ConversationJan 25New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discusses his vision for the game and his relationship with Alex Rodriguez.
Sources: Rockets fear Howard out for 'weeks'Jan 31The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources.
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The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …