Orioles Outright Eric Hanhold

Orioles Outright Eric Hanhold The Orioles announced today that righty Eric Hanhold was outrighted to Triple-A after clearing waivers. He had recently been designated for assignment but did not draw interest from other organizations. Hanhold already moved once via the waiver wire in recent months, when the Baltimore org claimed him last fall from the…

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MLBTR Poll: The Astros Scandal

MLBTR Poll: The Astros Scandal It’s a rather ugly day for baseball, even if we saw it coming. The Astros’ video-aided sign-stealing effort had already been laid bare by video evidence. But all the underlying facts weren’t known. And it was far from clear how commissioner Rob Manfred would handle the punishment. As it turns…

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Mid-90s Pop-ups

Mid-90s Pop-ups I read the post about Stouffer’s pop-up cards with a lot of interest because it’s always fun to find out about new sets and I love gimmicky things like pop-ups. However the assertion that those were the “best engineered baseball cards that have been issued to date” made me pause. I have no…

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Rays Sign Chris Herrmann

Rays Sign Chris Herrmann The Rays announced today that they have signed catcher Chris Herrmann. His agreement on a minors pact was previously reported by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times (via Twitter). A trio of other players have also joined on with minors deals that include invitations to MLB Spring Training. Outfielder Ryan…

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