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Baseball Off-Season Moves as of 12/29/12

It’s been two weeks since I last posted and more things have happened that have shaken the foundation of baseball. Keep in mind I only post about deals that have been made official by Major League Baseball. With all that being said lets get down to business of the wheeling and dealing.

-Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms with OF Josh Hamilton on a five-year contract.
-Toronto Blue Jays traded C John Buck, C Travis d’Arnaud, RHP Noah Syndergaard and OF Wuilmer Beccera to the N.Y. Mets for RHP R.A. Dickey, C Josh Thole and C Mike Nickeas. Also agreed to terms with Dickey on a three-year contract.
-Houston Astros agreed to terms with DH Carlos Pena on a one-year contract.

-Minnesota Twins agreed to terms with RHP Mike Pelfrey on a one-year contract.
-Cleveland Indians agreed to terms with 3B Mark Reynolds on a one-year contract.

-Seattle Mariners traded LHP Jason Vargas to the L.A. Angels for 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. Also agreed to terms with OF Raul Ibanez on a one-year contract.

-Miami Marlins agreed to terms with 3B Placido Polanco on a one-year contract.

-Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to terms with OF Cody Ross on a three-year contract.

-Texas Rangers agreed to terms with C A.J. Pierzynski on a one-year contract.

-Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with SS Stephen Drew on a one-year contract

This is it for 2012 and before you know it Spring Training will be here and Opening Day will come. Some of the teams that have made significant moves are the Dodgers, Angels, Tigers, Blue Jays, Royals and  the Red Sox. All of these teams have made major moves and are looking to reach the postseason in 2013. Check back the 1st half of January for more off-season moves. Happy New Years and God Bless!

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