MLB: News and Notes

As we head into the stretch run before Santa makes his rounds, here are some tidbits around MLB.

The Chicago Cubs made a decent sized free agent splash, agreeing to a four-year, $52 million deal with right-hander Edwin Jackson. While the 29-year-old doesn’t quite get around as much as many of my ex-girlfriends, Jackson will be joining his eighth organization since making his debut at age 19. Jackson has been particularly productive the past four seasons or so and should be a nice fit with the Cubs. While he is not the top of the rotation starter that he was originally projected to become, he is a still a solid mid to backend option.

The Miami Marlins agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with veteran infielder Placido Polanco. While the 37-year-old may not be the hitter he once was, Polanco is still solid and will provide much needed veteran leadership for the young Marlins.

The Texas Rangers have had a tough offseason to date, as they have lost out on many of the top names that they were pursuing. To ease a bit of the loss of both Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli, the Rangers have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million deal with free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The 35-year-old (turns 36 on December 30th) hit a career high 27 home runs last season for the Chicago White Sox.

 

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac

Greg Isaac is a former hockey player and coach as well an avid/die-hard hockey fan, having gone to his first game at the Great Western Forum when he was 3.  Greg enjoys Seth Rogen and Jason Segel movies with Knocked Up, Superbad and Forgetting Sarah Marshall being 3 of his many favorites. He’s a huge Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane fan, with his favorite T.V. show being Family Guy, of course. On the weekends you’ll probably find him playing non-stop ball hockey with his 5-year-old son Masen. You can hear Greg Saturday afternoons on @real_hockeytalk & @breakthrsports from 1-4 Arizona time on
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