Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words – Vol. 41

by Marc Keller | Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015
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For Baseball Hot Corner’s articles to be recognized by Google, they put a requirement on all blogs that each post/article should be 300 words or more. That’s usually not a problem for major breaking trades or free agent signing news. But sometimes, there are trades and signings that do happen that are interesting, but might not need the requisite 300 word analysis. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t go unnoticed, which is why Baseball Hot Corner is proud to provide you with:  Roster Moves Worth Reporting But Aren’t Worth The 300 Words.

If you missed last week’s installment, click on the link here (Click Here – http://baseballhotcorner.com/roster-moves-worth-reporting-but-arent-worth-the-300-words-vol-40/).

Throughout the season, we will continue to report any and all roster moves that are worth reporting, in addition to minor leaguers getting called up, sent down, and other possible lineup moves that may be of interest. And of course, the fine writers of Baseball Hot Corner will report any and all major news stories on its website http://baseballhotcorner.com/.

Monday, September 28, 2015:

Again, with Monday Night  Football on tonight to complete the weekend of the NFL football, baseball took a backseat in the world of sports.

To complete the implosion that is and was the 2015 Washington Nationals, the team suspended closer Jonathan Papelbon four games for his altercation with team superstar, outfielder Bryce Harper. Papelbon got in the face of Harper for his “lack” of hustle, which lead to the two getting into a shelving and fake tackling match. Either way, it was an ugly, and fitting, scene for the Nationals. I guess you are going to have to wait one more year for that ring, Harper.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015:

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms with starting pitcher Mat Latos, who was recently released by cross-town rival, Los Angeles Dodgers. It didn’t take long for Latos to find work again, who’s 2015 season leaves little to be impressed with.

The St. Louis Cardinals are activating ace starting pitcher Adam Wainwright from the 60-day DL, and will be placed in the bullpen. Wainwright missed most of the 2015 season with a ruptured Achilles, an injured that was suppose to keep him out for the entire season. Having Wainwright in the bullpen is a much needed breathe of fresh air for a team that is losing key players left-and-right at the worst possible time.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015:

The Cards, one day after activating Wainwright from the DL, have placed starting pitcher Carlos Martinez on the 60-day DL, ending his 2015 season. Martinez will also not be available for the postseason as well. Martinez has pitched very well this season, coming to the aid of the Cardinals when the rotation initially lost Wainwright for most of the year, so while the Cards are getting back their ace, losing Martinez is still another burden they might have to cross.

Thursday, October 1, 2015:

A personal favorite player of mine announced his retirement today. San Francisco Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt announced that at the end of the season, he will retire from major league baseball. The three-time World Series champion played a key role for the Giants in all three of their championship runs, getting key outs in stressful situations. A foundation member of the Giants own, Core Four (Affeldt, Javier Lopez, Sergio Romo, and Santiago Casillas – all relievers and all members of all three World Championship teams).

Otherwise, I got nothing….

Friday, October 2, 2015:

It was another slow day in the world of baseball.  Check out the great articles by our fantastic writing team at our Baseball Hot Corner website: http://baseballhotcorner.com/.

Saturday, October 3, 2015:

The Dodgers have reinstated often-injured, yet still polarizing outfielder Yasiel Puig from the 15-day DL, just in time for the postseason. It’s unclear what role Puig will have in the postseason with the Dodgers, but it sure seemed like they were doing just fine without him. This will assuredly be a hot storyline during this postseason.

Sunday, October 4, 2015:

Today was the last day of the MLB regular season, meaning this will be the last post of this series. I will resume continuing to post on offseason news – including trades and signings. This has been a fun experience doing this weekly post and will look forward to either continuing it next season, or look to improve and innovate it. Thank you to those to read or followed the post.

Remember to always check out the great articles by our fantastic writing team at our Baseball Hot Corner website: http://baseballhotcorner.com/.

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Marc Keller
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Marc Keller is a Senior Writer for Baseball Hot Corner. His three greatest loves in life are his wife, son, and the San Francisco Giants. You can follow and banter with him on Twitter @mrarmchair.







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