Showing posts with label Signs Contract. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Signs Contract. Show all posts

Monday, February 13, 2012

A's sign OF Yoenis Cespedes instead of Marlins


The Athletics continued their off-season stockpiling of young talent with the ultimate free agent addition, signing 26-year-old Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $36MM contract that allows him to reach free agency at its conclusion.

Yahoo's Tim Brown first reported the agreement, while Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle added financial details and the yearly breakdown. Adam Katz of Wasserman Media Group represents Cespedes.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Mets Miss out on Endy Chavez, signs with Orioles


The Orioles and Endy Chavez have agreed to a one-year, $1.5MM major league deal. The deal will also give the outfielder the chance to earn another $500K through performance bonuses.

The Mets showed interest in Chavez earlier this offseason and the Mariners and Rangers were both linked to the veteran recently. The 33-year-old hit .301/.323/.426 with five homers in 274 plate appearances for Texas in 2011.

Chavez has experience at all three outfield positions and played 66 games in center field last season. The veteran could be used to backup Adam Jones in center field or could be used in a platoon with Nolan Reimold in left field.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

More Bad New for the Mets, Mark Buehrle signs with the Fish


The Mets will have to over achieve to receive a play-off spot in 2012,  because the NL East just got a little tougher.


After signing both Jose Reyes and Heath Bell, they've added a third All-Star via free agency. Starting pitcher Mark Buehrle has been signed to a four-year, $58 million contract by the Miami Marlins, the news was first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Buehrle rejoins manager Ozzie Guillen, who managed him with the White Sox from 2004 to late last season.

Buehrle, 32, had previously played all 12 seasons with the White Sox. He'll now head to South Beach and serve as the number two pitcher behind Josh Johnson -- assuming Johnson is healthy. Buehrle was 13-9 with a 3.59 ERA and 1.30 WHIP last season. He also won his third consecutive Gold Glove.

Buehrle's biggest value lies in his durability. In the past 11 seasons, he has never made fewer than 30 starts or thrown fewer than 201 innings.

This signing means the Marlins are likely out of the bidding on C.J. Wilson, putting the Angels as the frontrunner. Also, it could very well be an indication the Marlins have backed off of signing Albert Pujols.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Capuano gets 2 year deal with Dodgers


The Dodgers are closing in on a two-year, $10MM deal with left-hander Chris Capuano that will round out the team's rotation and may signify the end of Hiroki Kuroda's tenure in Los Angeles. Capuano joins Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly and Nathan Eovaldi in the Dodgers' rotation after a bounce-back season with the Mets. He has the chance to earn $1MM in incentives.

Capuano, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues in 2008 or 2009. He returned to the Brewers in 2010 and pitched effectively, mostly out of the bullpen. Then, in 2011, he posted a 4.55 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 42.7% ground ball rate in 186 innings for the Mets.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pic of the Day: Nimmo signing his first contract



Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mets #1 Pick OF Brandon Nimmo officially signs


The New York Mets late last night have signed outfielder Brandon Nimmo, their first-round pick in the June amateur draft, to a minor league deal with a $2.1 million signing bonus.

Nimmo, of Cheyenne East High in Wyoming, was taken with the 13th pick overall. He played American Legion ball because Wyoming doesn't have high school ball. He hit .551 with 14 homers, 99 RBIs and 33 stolen bases this year and helped Post 6 win its third straight state title.

The Mets also agreed to terms with their third-round pick, right-hander Logan Verrett of Baylor, their 15th-round pick, infielder Phillip Evans of La Costa Canyon High near San Diego, and their 16th-rounder, outfielder Bradley Marquez of Odessa High in Texas.

Monday, July 25, 2011

2nd Round Pick Michael Fulmer signs officially with Mets


Fulmer with his Dad at Citi Field
The Mets have signed supplemental first round round pick Michael Fulmer for $937.5K, according to Jim Callis of Baseball America.

The sides first agreed to terms on June 24, which Fulmer announced on Twitter.

Fulmer, a right-handed pitcher out of Deer Creek High School in Oklahoma, was ranked the No. 45 overall prospect by Baseball America and was selected by the Mets at No. 44 overall. Callis reports the deal is the largest for a player outside of the first round of this year's draft.

The $937.5K is $160.8K more than the commissioner's office's recommended slot amount of $776.7K for the 44th overall pick.
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