Mariners, Kyle Seager Nearing Seven-Year, $100MM Extension

The Mariners and third baseman Kyle Seager are on the verge of completing a seven-year, $100MM extension, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The contract contains an option for an eighth season which could be worth as much as $20MM, depending on performance escalators, Passan adds. Seager’s deal...

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Sources: Kyle Seager nearing $100 million extension with Mariners

Third baseman Kyle Seager and the Seattle Mariners are nearing a seven-year, $100 million contract extension, major league sources told Yahoo Sports, marking the third consecutive offseason in which Seattle would sign a player to a nine-figure deal as it attempts to get back to the playoffs for the ...

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Jeff Passan
Yahoo! Sports, MLB Columnist
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Mets-Red Sox Rumors: Is Bogaerts available?

The latest… The New York Post’s Joel Sherman suggests that, to acquire Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts, the Mets would need to trade Jacob deGrom or Zack Wheeler (Twitter, Nov. 24). Bogaerts could become available now that the Red Sox are close to a deal with free-agent SS Hanley Ramirez (Rosenthal, ...

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Top tweets
Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Really surprised that Pablo Sandoval would leave SF when the offers from Boston/Giants were almost identical.
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 780
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Ian Browne , MLB.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
Pablo Sandoval's agent confirmed he will decide by the end of the day where he is going. Agent says he still hasn't made final decision.
@IanMBrowne | | 1h | Score: 695
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Buster Olney , ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Speculation: Red Sox/Cespedes (FA in '15) could be a good match with Reds/Leake or Latos or Simon, FA '15) or SEA/Hisashi Iwakuma (FA '15).
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 318
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Sean McAdam , CSNNE.com, MLB Reporter
Fun fact: It was exactly nine years ago today that the Red Sox traded Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins.
@Sean_McAdam | | 1h | Score: 285
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Dan Connolly , Balitimore Sun, National Baseball Writer
Jim Presley, the Orioles hitting coach since 2011, has been re-assigned, accdg to a source. The club is currently interviewing candidates.
@danconnollysun | | 43m | Score: 245
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
#Braves are among teams that have expressed interest in veteran catcher David Ross.
@DOBrienAJC | | 1h | Score: 182
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Scott Lauber , Boston Herald, Red Sox Reporter
Source: At this point, all that remains in Sandoval-to-#RedSox discussion is informing Giants, Padres.
@ScottLauber | | 59m | Score: 160
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
Source with knowledge of Panda’s thinking says ability to DH down the road, post-Papi, would be a big reason he’d leave #SFGiants
@hankschulman | | 39m | Score: 155
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Gordon Edes , ESPNBoston.com, Red Sox Reporter
Michael Sandoval, Pablo's brother and agent, said report that Sandoval has deal with Red Sox is "not true"
@GordonEdes | | 3h | Score: 150
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
Am also told #sfgiants don’t necessarily feel need to upgrade at 3B. Could use bulk of money on pitching, outfielder. #SFGiants
@hankschulman | | 34m | Score: 140
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
#sfgiants offered Sandoval five years, $95 million with a willingness to bump to $100 million, I understand. Not sure where they stand.
@hankschulman | | 2h | Score: 132
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
From what I hear, #sfgiants have to believe these reports of Panda to Sox, but agent has conveyed a genuine denial that Pablo has decided.
@hankschulman | | 14m | Score: 125
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Nick Cafardo , Boston Globe, National Baseball Writer
Castillo, CF, Pedroia, 2B, Ortiz DH, Cespedes RF, Ramirez LF, Sandoval 3B, Napoli 1B, Bogaerts SS, Vazquez c. If Cespedes dealt, Betts RF?
@nickcafardo | | 3h | Score: 116
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Red Sox To Sign Pablo Sandoval t.co/jCtcKqZCal
@mlbtraderumors | | 4h | Score: 116
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Ken Rosenthal , FoxSports.com, Senior Baseball Writer
#SFGiants also could pursue SP. Savings on Sandoval could put them in play for Lester, says one person with knowledge of club’s thinking.
@Ken_Rosenthal | | 3h | Score: 106
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
To clarify. Have been told #sfgiants offered a deal “pretty close to” 5/90 during SPRING, before talks broke off.
@hankschulman | | 55m | Score: 105
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Jon Morosi , FoxSports.com, National Baseball Writer
If Yoenis Cespedes is traded, Reds are an excellent fit. They want RH power in LF and have an arm to move. Boston still needs pitching.
@jonmorosi | | 3h | Score: 105
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Jeff Sullivan , LookoutLanding.com, Mariners Blogger
It's been a quiet offseason so far, but Seager extension was crucial. Nice to get that put away and move forward w/ set commitments.
@LookoutLanding | | 2m | Score: 5
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Tom Haudricourt , Milwaukee Sentinel, Brewers Beat Writer
#Brewers promote Jeff Harding, Chris Kimball and Tai Pauls to director-level positions in their business operations.
@Haudricourt | | 6m | Score: 5
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Greg Johns , MLB.com, Mariners Beat Writer
Seager is just entering first year of arbitration, so 7-yr deal would buy out arbitration years and first 4 yrs of free agency.
@GregJohnsMLB | | 8m | Score: 54
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NBCSports.com , MLB News and Updates
Kyle Seager, #Mariners close to $100 million extension t.co/VRS3lZq95W
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Eduardo A. Encina , Baltimore Sun, Orioles Beat Writer
More on #Orioles hitting coach Jim Presley being reassigned. t.co/v0hesB1A7j
@EddieInTheYard | | 9m | Score: 5
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Rob Neyer , RobNeyer.com, Sportswriter
Even without Pablo Sandoval pushing Hanley Ramirez to left field, do #RedSox have too many outfielders? t.co/C2H3JeKBrf
@robneyer | | 10m | Score: 5
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Bryan Hoch , MLB.com, Yankees Beat Writer
Now on t.co/qRp3KIDry2 Mattingly's last stand tops Yanks' HOF storylines t.co/HrFR6HVqfc
@BryanHoch | | 14m | Score: 18
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Henry Schulman , S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
From what I hear, #sfgiants have to believe these reports of Panda to Sox, but agent has conveyed a genuine denial that Pablo has decided.
@hankschulman | | 14m | Score: 125
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Roch Kubatko , MASNsports.com, Sportswriter
1 internal candidate is Jeff Manto, #orioles minor league hitting coordinator. Highly regarded in organization.
@masnRoch | | 17m | Score: 5
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Bob Dutton , KC Star, Royals Beat Writer
2015 Hall of Fame ballot, announced today, includes two notable #Mariners: LHP Randy Johnson (for first time) and DH Edgar Martinez.
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Jack Curry , YES Network, Sports Reporter
Doesn't mean Yanks or Red Sox haven't reacted to each other in past and won't do it in the future, means you have to faith in your own plan.
@JackCurryYES | | 21m | Score: 35
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DodgersNation.com , News and Updates
Justin Turner asked his followers for some help on dissecting cash considerations as part of a trade. t.co/glJ3gBZsFI
@DodgersNation | | 22m | Score: 4
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Jack Curry , YES Network, Sports Reporter
Over the years, I've had discussions w/ Yankees and Red Sox officials who said they shouldn't run their team by reacting to what other did.
@JackCurryYES | | 22m | Score: 45
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Jason Smith , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Dodger fans, don't worry. In 2 years, the Red Sox will dump Hanley back to you along with Sandoval.
@howaboutafresca | | 22m | Score: 5
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Ben Maller , Fox Sports, Radio Host
Imagine how much Hanley Ramirez would have gotten from Red Sox if he actually played well for Dodgers in 2014.
@benmaller | | 27m | Score: 10
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Dan Connolly , Balitimore Sun, National Baseball Writer
Some U asked on Ibanez. Os get sense he either becomes Rays manager or takes a year off to decompress. So new Os Hitting coach not an option
@danconnollysun | | 29m | Score: 10
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Rany Jazayerli , RayOnTheRoyals.com, Sportswriter
I'm finally over my post-WS funk enough to write about the Royals again, starting with a look at their legacy: t.co/UFvH0Ip2kT
@jazayerli | | 30m | Score: 25
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David O'Brien , AJC, Braves Beat Writer
Am told that #Braves have not made an offer to Yasmany Tomas.
@DOBrienAJC | | 30m | Score: 65
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MLB Star Andrew McCutchen -- GETS MARRIED ... After 'Ellen' Proposal

MLB Star Andrew McCutchen GETS MARRIED After 'Ellen' Proposal EXCLUSIVE Pittsburgh Pirates superstar Andrew McCutchen is a MARRIED MAN ... one year after proposing to his girlfriend Maria Hanslovan on "Ellen" ... TMZ Sports has learned. The two were married in a ceremony on November 22nd ... they re...

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Why Heyward will wear No. 22 for Cardinals

ST. LOUIS • Sometime after Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox told him he had made the team out of spring training, the club approached Jason Heyward about changing out of his No. 71 jersey and into something … smaller. It was time to do away with the lineman's number and stitch something on the b...

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Baseball Writer
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Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Really surprised that Pablo Sandoval would leave SF when the offers from Boston/Giants were almost identical.
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 780

Sandoval’s agent denies reports of Red Sox deal

Well, Panda Watch continues. Right as ESPN was reporting that Pablo Sandoval and the Red Sox have agreed to a deal — joining an earlier report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports — assistant general manager Bobby Evans went on KNBR and recounted a conversation he had with Sandoval’s agent, Gustavo V...

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Mercury News, Giants Beat Reporter
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Buster Olney - ESPN, Senior Baseball Writer
Speculation: Red Sox/Cespedes (FA in '15) could be a good match with Reds/Leake or Latos or Simon, FA '15) or SEA/Hisashi Iwakuma (FA '15).
@Buster_ESPN | | 1h | Score: 318
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Sean McAdam - CSNNE.com, MLB Reporter
Fun fact: It was exactly nine years ago today that the Red Sox traded Hanley Ramirez to the Marlins.
@Sean_McAdam | | 1h | Score: 285

Red Sox to sign Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place with free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, sources confirmed to ESPN. CBSSports.com had earlier reported the agreement, which comes on the heels of Boston's reported deal with free-agent infielder Hanley Ramirez. Fox Sports is reporting that the Red S...

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2015 Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

See Also: Astros Top 10 Prospects Chat with Vince Lara ($) Want More? Complete 2015 Top 10 Prospects Rankings Get it all: Subscribe to Baseball America Go 30 deep: Order the 2015 Prospect Handbook! Even in a 2014 season when the major league team made clear steps forward on the field and top prospec...

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Ben Badler
Baseball America, Sportswriter
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Ian Browne - MLB.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
Pablo Sandoval's agent confirmed he will decide by the end of the day where he is going. Agent says he still hasn't made final decision.
@IanMBrowne | | 1h | Score: 695

Sandoval appears Boston-bound, plus details of SF Giants’ offer

At the moment, the Giants know what you and I know, that a lot of media reports this morning suggest that Pablo Sandoval has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox. But the Giants also say they have gotten no formal word from Sandoval’s agents that a deal with the Red Sox is done. We’ve heard th...

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S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
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So … is there any money left for pitching? Red Sox roster building reconsidered

The entered the offseason with considerable financial flexibility but a number of needs. The likelihood of an upgrade at third base was obvious. With Pablo Sandoval and representing the top two options at that position, signing a third baseman was expected to absorb a considerable amount of the roug...

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WEEI.com, Red Sox Beat Writer
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Red Sox to sign Pablo Sandoval

The Boston Red Sox have an agreement in place with free-agent third baseman Pablo Sandoval, sources confirmed to ESPN. CBSSports.com had earlier reported the agreement, which comes on the heels of Boston's reported deal with free-agent infielder Hanley Ramirez. Fox Sports is reporting that the Red S...

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Orioles Interested In Melky Cabrera As “Fallback Option”

If the Orioles can’t re-sign Nick Markakis, the team’s “fallback option” is to pursue free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera, MASNsports.com’s Roch Kubatko reports. Markakis and the O’s looked like they were headed towards a reunion earlier this winter when the two sides were seemingly clos...

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Report: Pablo Sandoval signing with Red Sox

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Henry Schulman - S.F Chronicle, Giants Beat Writer
#sfgiants offered Sandoval five years, $95 million with a willingness to bump to $100 million, I understand. Not sure where they stand.
@hankschulman | | 2h | Score: 132