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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Red Sox Sell Babe Ruth for $100,000 Cash

Johnny Igoe, Ruth’s business manager, who is in Boston, having recently returned from the Pacific Coast, notified Ruth last evening by telegraph of his sale to the New York club, and at 11:30 received the following telegram from “Babe”:

“Will not play anywhere but Boston. Will leave for the East Monday.”

Igoe gave as a reason for Ruth’s objection to playing with any club other than the Red Sox, that the big fellow had invested his money in the cigar business in Boston and that he wished to be here as much as possible to look after his business. Also, that because of his associations here he preferred to play with a Boston club rather than any other.

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe linked to the original article from the Globe in 1920 about the sale of Ruth.  As you would expect Lucchino made sure the Sox got their licks in as Ruth left town.

Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 05, 2016 at 05:01 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: red sox, transactions, yankees

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sports on Earth: Ten Years of Three Team Trades

The three-team trade is nothing new by any means, though it has become increasingly common in recent years. The first three-team deal on record came in 1904 when the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all teamed up for a relatively tame three-player swap.

Three-team trades tend to be a bit more complex nowadays, as was the case Wednesday when the White Sox acquired slugger Todd Frazier from the Reds. In order to do so, the White Sox sent a package of prospects to the Dodgers, who, in turn, sent a trio of their own prospects to the Reds.

This marked the 17th three-team trade in the last 10 years, with the previous 16 producing various results. In some cases, it’s become obvious which team(s) got the better deal, while others proved to be relatively even and some still remain up in the air. The following is a look at each of the 16 three-team trades over the past decade:


Friday, December 04, 2015

Yankees sign Pete Kozma

It’s to a minor league deal.

Gamingboy Posted: December 04, 2015 at 05:47 PM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: destroyer of worlds, pete kozma, transactions, yankees

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Mariners Make Six-Player Trade with Rays.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today that Seattle has completed a six-player trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. Seattle has acquired right-handed pitcher Nathan Karns, left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league outfielder Boog Powell in exchange for first baseman Logan Morrison, infielder/outfielder Brad Miller and right-handed pitcher Danny Farquhar.

LoMo is a spare part and Farquhar is less than that, but I can’t help but feel like Miller has value. Can anybody shed light on the Rays players in this trade? I assume that this is not the 74-year-old Boog Powell.

Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: November 05, 2015 at 10:16 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: mariners, rays, transactions

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Small moves that paid off big

Remember all the fun the Padres had last winter though?

4. Nathan Eovaldi, SP, Yankees: Acquired from the Marlins in December in a trade that sent David Phelps and Martin Prado to Miami, Eovaldi didn’t seem to be making much progress in a Yankees uniform. After surrendering eight runs in two-thirds of an inning against his former team on June 16, he owned a 5.12 ERA through 13 starts, with opponents hitting .329 against him.

But the hard-throwing 25-year-old has turned things around since, going 8-0 with a 2.93 over 12 outings, including his eight scoreless innings on Monday against Houston. It’s a surge that seems to roughly correspond with a grip change on Eovaldi’s splitter. And with CC Sabathia going on the disabled list on Monday, it also looks like Eovaldi will be the only Yankees pitcher to remain in the rotation all season.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 25, 2015 at 03:16 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: transactions

 

 

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