Orioles sign Wilson Betemit

According to the Baltimore Sun the Orioles have agreed to terms with free agent infielder/DH Wilson Betemit. The 30 year old Betemit hit .285 with a .343 OBP in 97 games with Kansas City and Detroit. It is unclear where […]

Brady Anderson returns to the Orioles

According to a report by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun the Orioles have hired longtime outfielder and fan favorite Brady Anderson as a Special Assistant to General Manager Dan Duquette.  Anderson has worked with several Orioles over the past […]

Cubs bring back Rodrigo Lopez

The Chicago Cubs have reportedly signed veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring Training.  The 36 year old Lopez has bounced around the baseball landscape since leaving the Baltimore Orioles following the disastrous […]

Cespedes speaks, Cubs and Orioles listen

According to a Tweet from the account of Dominican reporter Dionisio Soldevila Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes claims that the Cubs, Orioles, Detroit, Marlins, White Sox and Indians have expressed interest in him.  The Cubs and Marlins have been rumored to […]

Rays sign former Oriole Luke Scott

According to a report by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times the Rays have signed free agent Luke Scott to fill their vacant designated hitter role.  Scott was non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles in December.  Scott posted solid numbers […]

Cubs may be stuck with Soriano, for now

According to a tweet by Jon Heyman of CBSSports the Chicago Cubs are likely to start the season with Alfonso Soriano in Left Field. Now that Carlos Zambrano has been shipped to Miami Soriano moves to the top of the […]

Cubs Samardzija could be headed for starting rotation

When the Cubs announced the signing of free agent lefty Paul Maholm earlier today General Manager Jed Hoyer suggested that reliever Jeff Samardzija could be considered for the rotation in Spring Training.  The soon to be 27 year old Samardzija […]

Could Matt Garza be headed to the Tigers?

According to Dave Kaplan of CSNChicago.com the Cubs and Detroit Tigers are engaged in serious trade discussions involving Matt Garza. Any deal that sends Garza to Detroit would likely have to include Tigers top pitching prospect Jacob Turner, a 20 […]

Cubs interested in Paul Maholm

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly very interested in adding free agent left-hander Paul Maholm to the starting rotation. Maholm, who spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Pirates, would provide insurance for the Cubs in the event […]

Orioles sign Wei-Yin Chen

The Baltimore Orioles have reportedly agreed to sign free agent pitcher Wei-Yin Chen to a three year contract for $12 million pending a physical. Chen has been a member of the Chunichi Dragons of the Japanese League since 2008. The […]

Is Ryan Dempster primed for a bounceback season for the Cubs?

Cubs 34 year old starter Ryan Dempster had a challenging 2011 season.  On the bright side he made 34 starts and topped 200 innings pitched for the third straight season.  Unfortunately, he allowed 211 hits and finished the season with […]

Orioles interested in Bobby Abreu?

After non-tendering Luke Scott last month, and showing no interest in re-signing Vlad Guerrero, the Baltimore Orioles are left with a gaping hole at designated hitter.  It’s just one gaping hole on a team that’s also looking for starting pitching, […]