Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:09:14 -0800
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry DiPoto told media the team is not looking for relief pitchers who have closing experience. Sources believe the team is set with RP Joe Smith as a setup guy and CL Ernesto Frieri as the main stopper.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:52:44 -0800
The recent signings of RP Fernando Salas and RP Joe Smith by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could push RP Kevin Jepsen into a spot where he is non-tendered next week, according to speculation by Los Angeles Times writer Mike DiGiovanna.
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:11:30 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Joe Smith will make $15.75 million over the course of his three-year contract.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 18:45:48 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed free-agent RP Joe Smith (Indians) to a three-year deal worth around $15 million.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:44:10 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are reportedly interested in free-agent RPs Joaquin Benoit (Tigers), J.P. Howell (Dodgers), Edward Mujica (Cardinals) and Joe Smith (Indians).
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 08:09:14 -0800
Free-agent RP Joe Smith (Indians) is looking for a three-year deal in his next contract, but the Cleveland Indians are not interested in offering more than two years.
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 07:32:32 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are interested in free-agent RPs Grant Balfour (Athletics), Brian Wilson (Dodgers), RP Jose Veras (Tigers) and Joe Smith (Indians).
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 14:08:48 -0800
The Colorado Rockies are interested in signing free-agent RPs Grant Balfour (Athletics), Jose Veras (Tigers), Joe Smith (Indians) and Brian Wilson (Dodgers). The Rockies were interested in Wilson before he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers midseason. They are long shots for Balfour because he lives on the east coast.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:16:07 -0700
Cleveland Indians general manager Chris Antonetti said RPs Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the top candidates to replace RP Chris Perez as the team's closer heading into next season. The team is hoping RP Vinnie Pestano can have a bounce-back season in 2014.
Fantasy Tip: As was mentioned previously, Joe Smith might also be a name to watch for, although the Tribe may prefer to leave him in a setup role. Allen and Shaw will be cheap late-round saves material.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:35:16 -0700
The Cleveland Indians released RP Chris Perez Thursday, Oct. 31, and re-signed 1B Jason Giambi to an undisclosed deal.
Fantasy Tip: Perez was demoted late in the regular season in favor of Joe Smith. Smith will likely enter spring training as the favorite to take the role over full time, but Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw could make some noise if Smith struggles out of the gates.