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Old 11-02-2012, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol.

Some money will move as well
Cubs changed their mind at the last minute. Weird, cause Haren is much better than Marmol.


Now Haren is a free agent as the Angels declined their option
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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If they can't retain Haren or Grienke, the Angels will be in trouble. Most likely they'll pay Grienke whatever he wants to prevent that from happening.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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A's re-up Coln on a one-year contract
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Mariano Rivera: I'm coming back
Mariano Rivera tells New York Yankees he will return for 2013 - ESPN New York

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New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has informed the team he intends to pitch next season, general manager Brian Cashman told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand on Saturday.

"He wants to play again," said Cashman, who was informed by the reliever of his decision Friday. "I'll work with his agent, Fernando Cuza, on the details of a contract."

After he crumbled to the turf and tore his ACL in Kansas City in early May, Rivera, who turns 43 on Nov. 29, vowed he would return in 2013
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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https://twitter.com/MyKBO/status/267058863977689088
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Ryu Hyun-jin's winning bid is $25,737,737.33
The Chicago Cubs paid the above amount for the right to offer Ryu Hyun-jin a contract.

He's a 26 year old Korean lefty


˜˜„„ 17ƒˆ‚„ •œ*”„œ•구 ‹*기록 - Hyun Jin Ryu 17 strikeouts - YouTube

The word on him is a 90 mph-ish fastball and an excellent changeup, a few of which can be seen in the video above.

Expect a contract along the lines of 5 years and $40 million.


EDIT
Oops...apparently it was NOT the Cubs.
https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/sta...68460570390529
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#cubs said to have bid aggressively on Ryu but they did not win the bid at $25.7M
Now I'm scared it's the Dodgers...

But not too scared. Because I have no idea how good or bad Ryu is

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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EDIT
Oops...apparently it was NOT the Cubs.
https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/sta...68460570390529


Now I'm scared it's the Dodgers...

But not too scared. Because I have no idea how good or bad Ryu is
https://twitter.com/mike_petriello/s...89452143345664
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Very good source I trust a lot confirms to me the Dodgers have won Ryu.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Boston Red Sox, catcher David Ross agree to two-year deal - MLB News | FOX Sports on MSN
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David Ross is considered perhaps the best backup catcher in baseball. And now he is joining the Boston Red Sox.
Surprised. Really thought he'd stay in Atlanta, it was a good situation for him.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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Texas Rangers' max offer for Josh Hamilton will be 3 years, report says - ESPN Dallas
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Report: Rangers' offer 3 years max

The maximum length the Texas Rangers are willing to re-sign free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton for is three years, making the likelihood the 2010 American League MVP will return to the team slim, USA Today Sports has reported, citing a high-ranking team official.

The Rangers made a qualifying offer for Hamilton last week at slightly below the $13.75 million that he received in 2012, a deal he declined Friday.
I think Hamilton represents one of the biggest possible gambles for a club. The upside, seasons like 2010 or 2012, would be tremendously rewarding. The downside...his frequent injuries, possible relapse into substance abuse..could be fatal to a club which invests a high percentage of their payroll for five or six years. He will be 32 years old next season and a six year deal would mean paying huge bucks for his ages 35, 36 and 37 seasons, which could be disasters. I think the Rangers were smart in limiting their offer to three years
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Ok.

I'm officially on the the Miami Marlins are a joke bandwagon.

Today they traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and other pieces (Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck?) to the Toronto Blue Jays.

This comes a year after signing a bunch of high-priced free agents and moving into a new tax-payer funded stadium.


Current Marlin, Giancarlo Stanton, may have summed it up best
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Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple
If I was a Marlins fan I would absolutely refuse to give Jeffery Loria another dollar.


EDIT:
To be fair, they did get some decent players (Adeiny Hechevarria, Yunel Escobar, Jake Marisnick) in return, but it's not nearly enough and the circumstances are too ridiculous.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 PM
 
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And they tossed in $4m ..... Only hope is the ledger clears for a sale, although the rumor includes John Henry ... Blech

Frustrating, shameful and disappointing
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