In November of 2008, the Colorado Rockies sent their all-star left fielder Matt Holliday to the Oakland A’s.In exchange, the Rox received emerging closer Huston Street, young starting pitcher Greg Smith, and a 22-year old outfielder named Carlos Gonzalez.Smith was a non-factor, making only eight appearances with the Rockies in 2010. Street lasted three strong seasons as the closer in Denver, helping … Continue reading Rockies may be ready to move CarGo
As he prepares to attend his second MLB Winter Meetings as the Philadelphia Phillies general manager next week, Matt Klentak may have a few dark horse moves up his sleeve.While the rumor mills surrounding the still rebuilding Fightin’ Phils have been relatively quiet, there have been some whispers of possibility. In the usual game of whisper down the … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Philadelphia Phillies
There are few teams in as interesting a position as the Detroit Tigers find themselves in during this off-season. Al Avila, the EVP of Baseball Operations and the team’s GM has to decide whether to rebuild, or retool for another big 2017 run.The Tigers were just short this past season, finishing at 86-75. That record left … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Detroit Tigers
It was a rough season for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016. After three straight playoff seasons, the Bucs fell to 79-83 and third place in the NL Central Division.A six-game winning streak at the end of April lifted Pittsburgh to 15-9, just three games out of first place. They would never be that far over the … Continue reading Would Pirates actually deal Andrew McCutchen?
When newly named Tampa Bay Rays GM and senior VP of baseball operations Erik Neander arrives at the Winter Meetings, he is likely to be a popular fellow.The Rays have what is generally considered to be a top ten farm system. They finished the 2016 season at 68-94 in fifth place in the always tough AL East … Continue reading 2016 Winter Meetings: Tampa Bay Rays