In his final in-depth Mock Draft of the season, Jeff Ellis predicts where some of the top players will be selected in the early rounds of today's draft.
As expected, the Arizona Diamondbacks have declined to exercise their 2010 club option on infielder Chad Tracy. Additionally, pitchers Yusmeiro Petit and Doug Slaten have been claimed off waivers while the D-backs outrighted outfielders Trent Oeltjen and Alex Romero to Triple-A Reno. Pitcher Daniel Cabrera elected to become a free agent rather than accept his assignment to Reno.
November 5, 2009
After three years in the big leagues, outfielder Chris Young continued to show zero improvement in handling a breaking ball. The Arizona Diamondbacks finally made a statement by optioning him to Triple-A despite his large, long-term contract. Gerardo Parra becomes the team's primary centerfielder in his absence, with Alex Romero and Trent Oeltjen to see some time there as well.
August 11, 2009
Yusmeiro Petit and Leo Rosales combined to one-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. Petit lost his no-hit bid in the 8th inning. Also, Daniel Cabrera has signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks.
You'll forgive the Washington Nationals if they wouldn't be big fans of the World Baseball Classic. After all, the WBC could rob the Nationals of getting a full look at some developing young players.
January 22, 2009
While the Nationals acknowledge that they need help on the offensive side of the ledger, there is never a bad time to add pitching. The Nationals officially inked right-hander Daniel Cabrera to a one-year deal.
December 31, 2008
ITW takes a look at how the pitching staff is shaping up for the 2008 Orioles. Inside, we handicap the likelihood of several arms making the opening day staff.
In the final part of our interview with inury guru Will Carroll, we discuss the continuing trend of ironman shortstops in Camden Yards, Daniel Cabrera's relationship with Leo Mazzone, and much more.