How bad does the contract of 5 YRs/$133 MIL for the Slugger look now? He will make $17 MIL in 2014 $25 MIL in 2015, and then rakes in $32 MIL per year in 2016 and 2017. Hamilton has hit for a 3 Slash Line of .231/.288/.709 – with 19 HRs and 60 RBI – after hitting for .305/.361/.912 in 5 seasons for Texas. Unless he can turn it around, this deal might go down as one of the worst in MLB History!
Right-hander Felipe Paulino looks to have signed with the White Sox, based on a pair of tweets from the pitcher himself (Twitter links). Paulino is represented by Octagon. The 30-year-old hasn't pitched in the Majors since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2012. He did toss 27 2/3 innings for the Royals' minor league affiliates in 2013, posting an u […]
The Indians announced that they have signed first baseman David Cooper to a Major League contract. Cooper is represented by CAA Sports. As profiled in an excellent piece from ESPN's Jerry Crasnick earlier this year, Cooper made a comeback from a career-threatening back injury in 2013. A radical thoracic spinal surgery saved Cooper's career and allo […]
10:22am: Jones will earn $7.75MM over the life of his contract, tweets Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. He will be paid $2.75MM in 2014 and $5MM in 2015. 8:39am: The Marlins have finalized their rumored two-year, $7.5MM deal with Garrett Jones, and an announcement is expected to be made today, reports MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Jones is represented by Rel […]
SUNDAY: Granderson will earn $13MM in 2014, $16MM in 2015 and 2016, and $15MM in 2017, tweets Heyman. SATURDAY: Granderson's deal doesn't include a no-trade clause, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). FRIDAY: The Mets have reached an agreement with Curtis Granderson on a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York […]
SUNDAY: Feldman has passed his physical with the Astros, so the deal is complete, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets. FRIDAY: Though several of their starters turned in a strong finish to the 2013 campaign, the Astros' rotation still ranked 28th in ERA and 27th in innings pitched. Looking to add an experienced arm to help solidify an unstable group of s […]