February 9th, 2014

Unsigned Players heading into spring training

We’ve all said it, this has been a crazy winter, but Baseballs silver lining is on the horizon. Spring Training has kicked off for some teams, while others wait till this week to commence camp. While we though back in December that there would be no key FA’s left come February, we were proven ever so wrong. Here is a look at who is left in the Free Agent Pool. 

A) Nelson Cruz- Cruz might be the best player left on the market, Ben Greico reported last week that the M’s were in serious talks with Cruz. Cruz is a 30 HR guy, and has playoff experience. My pick:(LA Angels) 
B) Stephen Drew- Drew brings both offense and defense to the table as we saw with Boston last year. Though he is not a 300 avg hitter, he is a solid lead off hitter. The Red Sox and Mets are the frontrunners for him, though the Mets have the edge considering he would start with the Mets.
My Pick: (NY Mets)
C) Ervin Santana- Another big name on the list. He might be the last starter on the list with ace caliber numbers. Santana has stayed very quiet through the offseason, yet I have a feeling he will sign before Burnnet, his only competion. My Pick:( Toronto Blue Jays)
Other Notables) Burnett is still in retirement talks, yet it looks like he will come back this year. I worry his stamina will run out come July so he does not make my list. Kendrys Moralles also has some pop, and a couple NL East teams are into him, yet I think he will underperform this year.
FYI’s
1)  The first ever Pepper Preseason Podcast airs tomorrow at 8PM. 
2) Every Tuesday and Thursday, we will be unveiling our “Prime –” Lists. Giving you the top 5 players at each position. This Tuesday we will be having our ” Prime Left Fielders” post. Hope you enjoy!

2014 MLB uniform preview

Every year some teams add a new cap or uniform for the upcoming season. These are the new uniforms that teams will wear in 2014. Keep in mind that some new uniforms may be released between now and opening day.

New York Mets:
– The Mets will have a new camouflage alternate in 2014 http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2013/11/New-York-Mets-Camouflage-Jersey-2014.jpg
– They will also feature a new batting practice cap during spring training http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/02/New-York-Mets-BP-Cap-2014.jpg

Kansas City Royals
– The Royals will have a new blue alt in 2014 http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2013/11/KC-Royals-New-Alternate-Jersey.jpg

Cincinnati Reds
– The Reds will have a new camo alt:http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2013/12/New-Reds-Camouflage-Jersey-590×423.jpg

Chicago Cubs:  
– The Cubs will have TEN throw backs this season, you can find all of them here: http://news.sportslogos.net/2014/01/17/chicago-cubs-unveil-four-throwback-jerseys-for-2014/
– They will also feature a new alt cap: http://www.clarkstreetsports.com/images/P/CUMHF00122.jpg

San Francisco Giants:
– The Giants will have a new throwback jersey in 2014 http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/01/Screen-shot-2014-01-31-at-22.11.48-.png

Atlanta Braves:
-The alt caps for the Braves http://cmgajcatlantabraves.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/bravescap.jpg
– The America jersey http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/02/Atlanta-Braves-New-Uniform-2014.jpg

Chicago White Sox
– New BP cap: http://www.herpinkjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Chicago-White-Socks-MLB-2014-Spring-Training-59Fifty-Caps-Her-Pink-Jersey-.jpg

Toronto Blue Jays:
– New BP cap: http://www.herpinkjersey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Toronto-Blue-Jays-MLB-2014-Spring-Training-59Fifty-Caps-Her-Pink-Jersey-.jpg

Pittsburgh Pirates: 
– New BP Caps: http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/02/New-Pirates-BP-Cap-2014.jpg

San Diego Padres:
– New BP caps: http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/02/New-Padres-BP-Cap-2014.jpg

Texas Rangers:
– New BP caps: http://content.sportslogos.net/news/2014/02/Texas-Rangers-New-BP-Cap-2014.jpg

Oakland A’s:
– New Road caps: http://farm8.static.flickr.com/7425/12341931405_c5ba5e5593_o.png