Nationals Outright Spencer Kieboom

Nationals Outright Spencer Kieboom The Nationals are preparing for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, but that’s not stopping their front office from handling other business. The club outrighted catcher Spencer Kieboom to Triple-A Fresno on Monday, per the Pacific Coast League transactions page. As someone who has been outrighted previously, Kieboom will…

David Hale Elects Free Agency

David Hale Elects Free Agency Veteran right-hander David Hale has elected free agency, according to the International League transactions page. The Yankees outrighted Hale on Oct. 19. He had been projected to earn $900K in arbitration. This may conclude Hale’s time with the Yankees, but it’s worth noting they’ve brought him back in the past…

Latest On Giants’ Managerial Search

Latest On Giants’ Managerial Search The Giants have identified at least seven serious candidates in their search for departed manager Bruce Bochy’s successor. Regardless of who ultimately gets the job, it appears it’ll be president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi making the call. Giants ownership is putting “the entirety of this decision” in Zaidi’s hands,…

Latest On Phillies’ Managerial Opening

Latest On Phillies’ Managerial Opening Phillies owner John Middleton had the determining vote in the team’s decision to fire manager Gabe Kapler, and he could wield his power again in finding a new skipper. Middleton’s said to be “leaning toward” Joe Girardi as the choice, while other members of the Phillies’ hierarchy are fans of…

World Series Roster Notes

World Series Roster Notes World Series media day gave us a bit of a look behind the curtain at the planning that is going into the early portion of this year’s series. We still don’t have full and final 25-man rosters for the Astros and Nationals, but their respective managers did discuss a few major…

Giants Interview Will Venable

Giants Interview Will Venable Cubs first base coach Will Venable interviewed with the Giants on Friday for their managerial vacancy, Henry Schulman and John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle report. He had previously been rumored to be of interest to the San Francisco organization. Venable, who’ll turn 37 at the end of the month, wrapped…