Archive for the ‘Mark Reynolds’ Category

The Cleveland Indians are reportedly on the verge of signing Mark Reynolds to a contract. Reynolds would help fill the Indians’ need for a first baseman/designated hitter, with the ability to play some third base. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to break the news via Twitter. Brittany Ghiroli of reports that the deal is for one year and is worth $6 million, with up to an additional $1.5 million in incentives.

Reynolds was allowed to walk by the Baltimore Orioles last month after they declined to pick up his option for 2013. He posted a .221/.335/.429 batting line with 23 home runs in 2012, and amassed 60 home runs with the Orioles over two seasons. The trouble with Reynolds, is that he strikes out a tonne and doesn’t offer much in the way of a glove. The right-handed slugger struck out in 29.6% of his plate appearances in 2012, which was actually the lowest rate he’s registered in his career.

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Your cure for the dog days of summer has arrived in the form of 11 baseball GIFs and one exchange of fists you’ll never forget.

The decision to run with Jeff Samardzija breaking his bat after striking out as our lead GIF this week was an easy one. He is, after all, our favourite former college football player turned Major League pitcher that looks like he should be operating a ferris wheel.


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