That is right sports fans, the regular season starts now. Congrats to my Giants for winning to top off the 2012 season.
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Now that it is all over though comes one of the most exciting times in baseball, the off-season. This is a time when the trades, releases, moves, and free agents comes in full force.
Once pre-season rolls around we will update the OP with more updated information. For now, we are going to start covering some of the big off-season moves.
Astros: No longer an NL club - changed to American League.
White Sox: Buddy Bell promoted to VP/Assistant GM
Rockies: Walt Weiss
Marlins: Mike Redmond
Red Sox: John Farrell
Blue Jays: John Gibbons
Dodgers: Mark McGwire as hitting coach from Cardinals.
Cardinals: John Mabry signed as Hitting Coach.
Red Sox: Juan Nieves as Pitching Coach.
Marlins: Tino Martinez as Hitting Coach.
Astros: Eduardo Perez as Bench Coach.
There are a ton of free agents, offers, declines. We will just post trades and signings here:
Royals: Ervin Santana traded to Royals from Angels for Minor League pitcher Brandon Sisk.
Orioles: Ryan Adams suspended 25 games for banned Amphetamine.
A's: Resign Bartolo Colon, 1-year deal.
Yankees: Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants.
Padres: Yasmani Grandal suspended 50 games for testosterone.
Blue Jays: Jeremy Jeffress from Royals for cash, signed Maicer Izturis to 3-year deal.
Red Sox: David Ross signed to Red Sox, 2-year deal.
Tigers: Sign Torii Hunter to 2-yea deal.
Blue Jays: Huge deal with the Marlins. Blue Jays got Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifocio, and John Buck. Marlins got Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Justin Nicolino, Jacob Marisnick, Jeff Mathis, and Anthony DeSclafani.
Giants: Jeremy Affeldt signed 3-year deal.
Cubs: Scott Baker signs with Cubs.
As: The As send Tyson Ross and A.J. Kirby-Jones to San Diego for Andy Parrino and Andrew Werner.
Blue Jays The Jays sign free-agent Melky Cabrera to a 2-year deal.
Royals: Jeremy Guthrie signs as free agent with Kansas City, 3-year deal.
Angels: Ryan Madson, 1-year contract.
Braves: BJ Upton - 5 year contract.
Yankees: Andy Petitte, Mariano Rivera, and Kevin Youkalis - 1 year contracts each.
Reds: Jonathan Broxton - 3-years.
Braves: Trade Tommy Hanson to Angels for Jordan Walden
Nationals: Trade Alex Meyer to Twins for Denard Span.
Pirates: Russel Martin signed - 2 years.
Rangers: Joakim Soria - 2 year deal.
Giants: Angel Pagan (4 years) and Marco Scutaro resigned, Andres Torres resigned for 1 year deal.
Red Sox: Shane Victorino, 3-years.
Nationals: Danny Haren - 1 year.
Mets: David Wright - signed largest Mets contract, signed until 2020.
Rangers: Trade Michael Young to Phillies for Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla.
Dodgers: Signed Hyun-Jin Ryu - 6 years, signed Zach Greinke - 6 years.
Angels: Josh Hamilton - 5 year deal.
Red Sox: Ryan Dempster, 2-year deal.
Royals: Xavier Nady - minor league deal.
Post moves here for the offseason and we will do some updates. What free agents/offer declines are most intriguing? Who do you want to see come to your team? What moves must your team do this offseason to be competitive?