Collin Budd

Collin Budd

Freelance writer covering the MLB since 2011. Senior Writer for Baseball Hot Corner. Lover of all things except spiders and those who believe a hot dog is not a sandwich.

By Collin Budd On Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Mike Olt Off To Strong Start In Spring Training

Justin K. Aller/ Getty Images Chicago Cubs corner infielder Mike Olt is hitting the ball well early this spring and is starting to resemble the player the Cubbies thought he was going to be when he came over in More...

By Collin Budd On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Yu Darvish Expected To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

AP Photo/ Mark J Terrill Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish appears to be on the way to going under the knife and ending his 2015 season before it even started. After spraining his UCL in his pitching elbow in the More...

By Collin Budd On Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Texas Rangers Trade For Cole Hamels Remains Unlikely

Headed into the 2015 season, the Texas Rangers had hoped that their injury woes from 2014 were behind them. On Saturday the team learned that they were still being haunted by the injury bug as ace pitcher Yu Darvish More...

By Collin Budd On Friday, February 27th, 2015

Texas Rangers Prospect Profile: Luke Jackson

A few weeks ago, ESPN’s Senior Baseball Writer Keith Law released his 2015 Minor League rankings for each Major League franchise. The Texas Rangers ended up 11th on Law’s rankings. Among some of Texas’ top More...

By Collin Budd On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Texas Rangers Extend Adrian Beltre Through 2016

Earlier on Monday the Texas Rangers announced that the club had exercised their club option on third baseman Adrian Beltre ensuring Beltre will remain with the club through the 2016 season. Beltre will turn 36 More...

By Collin Budd On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Allen Craig: Boston Red Sox Trade Bait?

While the Boston Red Sox are preparing to report to Spring Training in just over a month, the team is still busy trying to put the final touches on the roster that will hopefully result in the team’s 9th world More...

By Collin Budd On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Decision Looms For Cincinnati Reds And Johnny Cueto

A year after finishing 76-86 and fourth place in the National League Central, the Cincinnati Reds enter 2015 with some uncertainty surrounding the future of their franchise. Thus far in the offseason the Reds have More...

By Collin Budd On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Milwaukee Brewers Receive Three Prospects In Exchange For Gallardo

After a very quiet offseason for both the Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers, the two teams completed a trade on Monday sending right-hander Yovani Gallardo to Texas. In addition Milwaukee will pick up $4 million More...

By Collin Budd On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Texas Rangers Sign Carlos Peguero

On Tuesday, the Texas Rangers announced that the team had signed free agent outfielder Carlos Peguero to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training. This acquisition is one of the very More...

By Collin Budd On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New York Mets Pitcher Dillon Gee Drawing Trade Interest

According to reports earlier from Senior Baseball Writer Ken Rosenthal, the New York Mets are rumored to be shopping pitcher Dillon Gee. According to his Rosenthal’s sources, the Colorado Rockies, More...

By Collin Budd On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Vote: The Best Of The MLB Hall Of Fame At Each Position

With the announcement of the Hall of Fame class of 2015 earlier this week, many debates have been sparked nationwide about which players were most deserving of induction and which players got snubbed. While fans More...

By Collin Budd On Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

Buck Showalter, Orioles To Meet With Colby Rasmus

Interest between free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus and the Baltimore Orioles appear to be heating up  as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the O’s skipper Buck Showalter will meet with Rasmus on More...

By Collin Budd On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Why Gary Sheffield Should Be Inducted Into The Hall Of Fame

Every year when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America releases their selection for the inductions into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, debates flame nationwide. While some applaud the writer’s selections, More...

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By Collin Budd On Saturday, December 20th, 2014
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After Busy Offseason, What Is Next For The San Diego Padres?

After a flurry of moves over the past week, San Diego Padres new General Manager A.J. Preller has captured the national headlines through a series of trades. In two consecutive days, the Padres acquired Los Angeles More...

By Collin Budd On Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Texas Rangers And Colorado Rockies Discussing Trade Involving Wilin Rosario

Colorado Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario may be the next player on the move at this year’s Winter Meetings. Earlier today, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reported that several teams have checked in with the More...

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