Saturday, Dec 7 by xoot
12/6/13 litigation filing in the San Jose v. mlb lawsuit, in federal court in San Jose, asserts that mlb sent the A’s a letter on June 17, 2013, rejecting the A’s proposal for a move to San Jose. San Jose filed its lawsuit the next day. But the circumstances suggest that San Jose did not know what the letter said, exactly, because the June 17 letter now threatens to demolish San Jose’s small, remaining claims. Strange tale, that will get stranger.
Friday, December 5
— (up. 9:41 a.m.) Per multiple sources, Robinson Cano has signed a 10yr/$240m contract with the Seattle Mariners. Jay-Z reportedly tried to squeeze the Mariners for $250m until the team management went all Little Kim on him.
— (up. 9:41 a.m.) Per multiple sources, Curtis Granderson has signed on with the Mets for 4yr./$60m.
Thursday, December 4
— (up. 12:46 p.m.) Per Jon Morosi, the Houston Astros have acquired Dexter Fowler and played to be named from Rockies for OF Brandon Barnes and RHP Jordan Lyles.
— (up. 12:46 p.m.) Per multiple sources, Brian Wilson will be returning to the Dodgers for a 2yr./$18m contract (with incentives and what not). He will be functioning as the setup man.
— (up. 12:46 p.m.) Per multiple sources, the Minnesota Twins have signed Phil Hughes to a 3yr./$24m deal.
Tuesday, December 3
San Francisco Giants News
— From MLB, SF Giants setting sights on left fielder article. (click to view)
— (up. 10:02 a.m.) Per multiple sources, four prospects were injured and taken to the hospital after an accident in Scottsdale, AZ. Per Sal Castaneda, one individual is listed in critical condition.
— New!(up. 7:03 p.m.) Per multiple sources, the Phillies have acquired Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays in exchange for C Erik Kratz and minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen.
— (up. 5:52 p.m.) Per Mark Feinsand, Jacoby Ellsbury has signed with the NY Yankees for more than Carl Crawford‘s 7yr./$142m deal. Wowza.
— (up. 4:37 p.m.) Per Jon Heyman, C Wil Nieves is heading to the Phillies.
— (up. 3:48 p.m.) Per Alex Speier, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has agreed to a 3yr./$21m contract with the Miami Marlins.
— (up. 1:39 p.m.) Per ESPN, Diamondbacks acquired RHP Justin Choate, sent P Heath Bell to Rays, P David Holmberg to Reds
— (up. 10:02 a.m.) Per multiple sources, the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Ryan Hanigan. This might be a 3-team deal so stay tuned.
— (up. 9:25 a.m.) Per multiple sources, Brian Wilson and the LA Dodgers are close to a contract.
— (up. 8:45 a.m.) Per multiple sources, A.J.Pierzynski has signed with the BoSox for a 1yr./$8.25m deal.
— (up. 8:45 a.m.) Brian McCann has passed his physical and has officially become a New York Yankee.
— (up. 8:32 a.m.) Per multiple sources, the Detroit Tigers will sign Joe Nathan.
11/25 to 12/2:
HOF ballot issued this week, featuring ex Giants Barry Bonds, Jeff Kent, J.T. Snow, Ray Durham, Moises Alou and (what!?) Armando Benitez
Each writer gets to vote for ten, I believe.
The numbers below reflect: 2013 votes, % of 2013 votes, Yrs on ballot
Jeff Bagwell, 339, 59.6%, 3
Craig Biggio, 388, 68.2%, 1
Barry Bonds, 206, 36.2%, 1
Roger Clemens, 214, 37.6%, 1
Paul Lo Duca
Edgar Martinez, 204, 35.9%, 4
Don Mattingly, 75, 13.2%, 13
Fred McGriff, 118, 20.7%, 4
Mark McGwire, 96, 16.9%, 7
Jack Morris, 385, 67.7%, 14
Rafael Palmeiro, 50, 8.8%, 3
Mike Piazza, 329, 57.8%, 1
Tim Raines, 297, 52.2%, 6
Curt Schilling, 221, 38.8%, 1
Lee Smith, 272, 47.8%, 11
Sammy Sosa, 71, 12.5%, 1
Alan Trammell, 191, 33.6%, 12
Larry Walker, 123, 21.6%, 3