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  1. Who should win the National League MVP award?

    Nov 22, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

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    My assumption is that Joey Votto will be named National League MVP when the award is announced this afternoon, as his monster season combined with the Reds making the playoffs for the first time since 1995 will likely have him atop most of the 32 ballots cast by Baseball Writers Association of America members. However,…

  2. Rays release Jose Julio Ruiz five months after signing him

    Nov 19, 2010, 5:17 PM EST

    In early June the Rays signed Cuban first baseman Jose Julio Ruiz to a minor-league contract that included a unique stipulation where they had to decide by mid-November whether to give him a four-year, $4 million deal or let him go. At the time of the initial signing Ruiz was viewed as a solid prospect…

  3. Cy Young award earns Felix Hernandez an extra $2.5 million

    Nov 19, 2010, 4:16 PM EST

    Felix Hernandez

    Lost in the debate about the value of win-loss records or sabermetrics versus old-school is that winning the Cy Young award yesterday earned Felix Hernandez a whole bunch of extra money thanks to incentives in his contract. Hernandez receives a $1 million bonus for winning the award and his salaries for the next three seasons…

  4. Photo of the Day: “Homeboys” teammates Roger Clemens and Pamela Anderson

    Nov 19, 2010, 3:16 PM EST

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    SI.com’s Andy Gray is a must-follow on Twitter because he spends all day passing along great old photos. My favorite for today features Roger Clemens, Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Pamela Anderson, and some other guy wearing “Homeboys” jerseys at what appears to be an MTV rock-and-jock softball game. You can click here for the full-sized…

  5. Mariners hoping Milton Bradley and Eric Wedge can get along

    Nov 19, 2010, 2:45 PM EST

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    Milton Bradley and Eric Wedge clashed numerous times while in Cleveland in 2003 and 2004, leading to Bradley being traded by the Indians, and now that they’re together again in Seattle it seemed inevitable that the Mariners would try to deal the oft-disgruntled outfielder as well. However, shortly after Wedge was hired last month Bradley…

  6. Magglio Ordonez’s fractured ankle is healed, says Scott Boras

    Nov 19, 2010, 1:46 PM EST

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    Scott Boras entered “boy who cried wolf” territory a long time ago when it comes to hyping clients and painting everything about them in the best possible light, but for whatever it’s worth he told Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com that Magglio Ordonez is now fully healthy following ankle surgery. Ordonez missed the final two…

  7. Mark Cuban is not interested in buying the Astros

    Nov 19, 2010, 12:47 PM EST

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    Drayton McLane putting the Astros up for sale has led to some natural speculation that Mark Cuban could be interested in buying the team, but according to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle he’s not interested. Oh well. A couple other notes on the situation … • While the assumption is that McLane is serious…

  8. Astros owner holding a press conference this afternoon to announce team is for sale

    Nov 19, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

    Drayton McClane

    Reports surfaced late last night that Astros owner Drayton McLane has hired an investment bank to help him sell the team and he’s now expected to make an official announcement today with a press conference scheduled for 3:30 ET. Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that McLane declined to return phone calls seeking more…

  9. Javier Vazquez and the Marlins “seems like a perfect fit”

    Nov 19, 2010, 11:18 AM EST

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    Juan C. Rodriguez of the Florida Sun Sentinel reports that “Javier Vazquez has told associates he would love a return engagement in the National League, particularly with the Florida Marlins due in part to the proximity to his native Puerto Rico.” Rodriguez notes that Vazquez also “has a relationship” with Puerto Rico-born manager Edwin Rodriguez…

  10. Jonathan Papelbon likely to ask for $11.5 million in arbitration

    Nov 19, 2010, 10:47 AM EST

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    Jonathan Papelbon “is poised to ask for $11.5 million” in his final year of arbitration, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. That would be a raise of slightly over $2 million from his 2010 salary, which Papelbon earned while having the worst season of his career. He blew nine of 46 save opportunities…

  11. Bryce Harper has a 1.039 OPS in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 19, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

    AZ Fall League: Mesa v Scottsdale

    As a member of the Scottsdale Scorpions’ “taxi squad” Bryce Harper has been limited to playing twice per week in the Arizona Fall League, but the No. 1 overall pick has been extremely impressive when in the lineup, batting .343 with six extra-base hits and a 1.039 OPS in nine games. Not bad for the…

  12. If the Rockies want Scott Kazmir, they can probably have him

    Nov 18, 2010, 5:19 PM EST

    Scott Kazmir

    Buried in the middle of Troy Renck’s latest Rockies notebook in the Denver Post is this sentence, accompanied by no other details: “Colorado also has interest in Angels starter Scott Kazmir, who had a disappointing season.” First, calling what Kazmir did this year “a disappointing season” would be like calling me chubby. He had a…

  13. Rickie Weeks is “open to listening” about contract extension

    Nov 18, 2010, 4:45 PM EST

    Rickie Weeks

    No one seems to think the Brewers have any chance of keeping Prince Fielder beyond 2011, but Rickie Weeks is also one season away from becoming a free agent and told Adam McCalvy of MLB.com that he’s “open to listening” if the team wants to pursue a contract extension. Weeks revealed that his agent has…

  14. Orioles “have had trade discussions” about J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett

    Nov 18, 2010, 3:49 PM EST

    Jason Bartlett

    According to Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun the Orioles “have had trade discussions” with the Twins about J.J. Hardy and with the Rays about Jason Bartlett. Cesar Izturis was Baltimore’s starting shortstop this year, but he’s a free agent the team is clearly looking for an upgrade offensively. Previous reports had the Rays shopping…

  15. Astros get Clint Barmes from Rockies for Felipe Paulino

    Nov 18, 2010, 2:47 PM EST

    Clint Barmes

    Colorado has traded infielder Clint Barmes to Houston for right-hander Felipe Paulino. Barmes was once the Rockies’ starting shortstop, but moved to second base when Troy Tulowitzki arrived in 2006 and is coming off a horrendous year at the plate, hitting just .235 with a lowly .656 OPS despite calling Coors Field home. At times…

  16. Diamondbacks acquire Juan Miranda from Yankees

    Nov 18, 2010, 1:49 PM EST

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    Juan Miranda defected from Cuba in 2004, signed with the Yankees for $2 million in 2006, and has been stuck in the minors ever since despite consistently putting up some pretty good numbers. He may finally get an opportunity at age 29, as the Yankees have traded him to the Diamondbacks for pitching prospect Scott…

  17. Why are the Braves moving Martin Prado to left field instead of Dan Uggla?

    Nov 18, 2010, 1:18 PM EST

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    David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Martin Prado had no problem with the Braves’ request that he move to left field following the trade for Dan Uggla. General manager Frank Wren talked to Prado after making the trade and quoted the All-Star infielder as saying: “I just want to be a part…

  18. Scouting report on 17-year-old Cuban defector Yasiel Balaguer

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:46 PM EST

    Yasiel Balaguer

    Last week 17-year-old Cuban center fielder Yasiel Balaguer defected to Nicaragua and immediately got himself an agent with eye toward becoming a free agent and signing with an MLB team. An article about the news in the El Nuevo Herald included all sorts of glowing words about his upside, including the usual praise from his…

  19. Chris Coghlan in center field would be risky move for Marlins

    Nov 18, 2010, 12:15 PM EST

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    Dan Uggla turning down a four-year, $48 million contract extension led to Florida trading him to Atlanta, but after the swap the Marlins also talked about how the move allows them to improve defensively. Uggla consistently ranked among the worst defensive second basemen in baseball, so replacing him with Omar Infante is a clear upgrade.…

  20. Ron Gardenhire follows Manager of the Year award with contract extension

    Nov 18, 2010, 11:18 AM EST

    Ron Gardenhire

    Ron Gardenhire is having a pretty good week. Yesterday he was named American League Manager of the Year after finishing runner-up for the award five times in the previous eight seasons and Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Twins will soon announce a two-year contract extension for Gardenhire. According to Christensen…

  21. With contract extension unlikely, Nationals may look to trade Josh Willingham

    Nov 18, 2010, 10:47 AM EST

    Josh Willingham

    Josh Willingham is under team control for one more season as an arbitration eligible player and would like to sign a contract extension to remain in Washington, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals aren’t interested in giving him a long-term deal and may look to trade him. Willingham, Adam Dunn,…

  22. Jake Peavy’s uncertain status has Chris Sale preparing to be a starter in 2011

    Nov 18, 2010, 10:15 AM EST

    Chris Sale throwing

    Earlier this week White Sox general manager Kenny Williams indicated that he expects Jake Peavy to begin 2011 on the disabled list following shoulder surgery and Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports that Chris Sale, who thrived out of the bullpen as a rookie, has “embarked on an offseason program designed for him to…

  23. Blue Jays acquire Rajai Davis from A’s for Trystan Magnuson

    Nov 17, 2010, 5:17 PM EST

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    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com the Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Rajai Davis from the A’s, with MLB Trade Rumors reporting that Oakland will receive minor-league reliever Trystan Magnuson in return. Oakland claimed Davis off waivers from San Francisco in early 2008 and he thrived in his first opportunity as a big-league regular the…

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