Sunday, November 23, 2014

JMLB Offseason Movement

The baseball season might be over but the excitement is just beginning. As the White Sox and Cubs have made some really solid moves in Zack Duke and Adam LaRoche to the South Side and Manager Joe Madden to the Cubs, the Jewish ballplayers have been on the move as well.

Kevin Youkilis - After a year in Japan, Youkilis has finally announced his retirement. While he probably will not see the Hall of Fame, Youkilis had a very productive career mainly for the Red Sox. It will be nice seeing him on the ballot in 5 years.

Josh Zeid - After showing promise with the Astros and then struggling through an injury, Zeid is on his way to join Manager Brad Ausmus and 2nd Baseman Ian Kinsler in Detroit. This is a very solid move for the Tigers who need some young pitching in their bullpen.

Ike Davis - After breaking out of the Minors as a solid player, Davis has hit some bumps in the road over the last few years. The Pirates sent him to the minors, then quickly traded him to the A's.

Gabe Kapler -The former MLBer will take over the Dodgers farm system. Tapped by fellow MOT Andrew Friedman who is the news President of Baseball Operations.

Craig Breslow - The Red Sox have allowed Breslow to test free agency. We fully expect him to sign with a team soon.

Aaron Poreda - Poreda's major league resurgence landed him with the Texas Rangers. But he is taking his talents overseas and joining the Yomiuri Giants.

Josh Satin - Satin is staying in the National League signing with the Cincinnati Reds.

Stay tuned for more possible moves. With the signing by the A's of Billy Butler, what will that mean for Nate Freiman? Will Matt Kemp get traded to make room for phenom Joc Pederson? Can Jason Marquis continue his comeback?

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