Reviewing Baseball 1/1/15


New Year’s Eve was a busy day for many teams around the Major Leagues. Here’s a brief rundown of yesterday’s transactions around baseball:

The Rockies have agreed to terms with Nick Hundley, according to reports. He’ll get $6 mil over two years, and casts further doubt on Wilin Rosario’s future in Colorado.

The Dodgers have announced a one year, $10 mil deal for Brett Anderson. The oft-injured lefthander is eligible for up to $4 mil of incentives based on innings pitched. In a corresponding move, the team has designated shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment. He was signed to a 5 year, $25 mil contract last season.

The Cubs have reportedly signed outfielder Chris Denorfia to a one year contract. Denorfia split last season between San Diego and Seattle while struggling to a .602 OPS in 358 plate appearances.

The Reds have announced they’ve acquired Marlon Byrd from Philadelphia for a pitching prospect. The Phillies will include $4 mil in cash with the deal.

Around Milwaukee, Devin Williams, ranked the Brewers’ number six prospect according to, has switched agencies and will now be represented by Beverly Hills Sports Council. Williams was the team’s top pick in 2013, albeit in the second round. The 20 year old has been praised as having the highest ceiling of any pitcher in the Brewers’ system.

Around the site, earlier today we published “5 Predictions for 2015” that could send the Brewers to the World Series.


Pitchers and Catchers Report: 50 days

First Spring Training Game: 62 days

Opening Day: 95 days

Have a happy New Year, Brewers fans!