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January 26, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
Responding to the offensive sinkhole created by the loss of Victor Martinez (DH, DET), the Tigers shocked observers by agreeing to a nine-year contract with Prince Fielder (1B, DET) this week. The bad news is that Fielder moves to a far less-friendly HR venue in Comerica Park, which deflates HR to LHBs by 11% as opposed to 16% inflation in MIL. Still, the overall hitter-friendliness of the AL and Fielder's numbers--he's averaged over 38 HR, 15% bb% and a 165 PX over the previous five seasons--make park effects almost immaterial.
January 20, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
The New York Yankees significantly upgraded their rotation on January 13 by trading for Michael Pineda (RHP, NYY) and signing free agent Hiroki Kuroda (RHP, NYY). Pineda and Kuroda will join C.C. Sabathia (LHP, NYY) and Ivan Nova in the Yankees rotation, leaving Phil Hughes (RHP, NYY), A.J. Burnett (RHP, NYY), Freddy Garcia (RHP, NYY) to battle for the fifth rotation spot.
January 16, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
On January 10, the Orioles bolstered their rotation by signing Taiwanese starter Wei-Yin Chen (LHP, BAL). Chen's arrival will stiffen the competition in the Orioles rotation behind Tommy Hunter and Jeremy Guthrie. Youngsters Zach Britton (LHP, BAL) and Brian Matusz (LHP, BAL) will reportedly be pitching for jobs in spring training, especially given the presence of another Asian import, Japanese southpaw Tsuyoshi Wada (LHP, BAL) (16-5, 1.51 ERA, 4.2 Cmd, 8.2 Dom).
January 03, 2012 1:00 AM GMT
The San Diego Padres bolstered their outfield by trading two prospects to the Chicago White Sox for slugger Carlos Quentin (OF, SD). Quentin hit 24 homers in only 421 AB for the White Sox last season and had an elite 158 PX. He becomes San Diego's starting right fielder and should hit in the middle of the order. However, there are reasons to temper enthusiasm about Quentin's return to the National League....
December 23, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
Beltran to STL, Kubel to ARI, Cuddyer to COL; Latos, Volquez swap homes, Gio Gonzalez traded to WAS.
December 17, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
Plus Alex Gonzalez, McGehee, Lowrie, Weiland, Willingham, Francisco, more.
December 12, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
Pujols switches leagues as LAA makes splash in free agency.
December 09, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
Also, Mets shore up bullpen, swap OF with Giants, new homes for Bedard, Slowey, Harang, McLouth
December 05, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
On Winter Meetings Eve, Iannetta, five other CAs change addresses; Broxton, DeJesus move on ...
November 29, 2011 1:00 AM GMT
Plus Feliz, Lowe, Sizemore, Chen, Sanchez; PHI rebuilds bench, Melky Cabrera, more.
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