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  1. Jonathan Albaladejo signs to play in Japan

    Nov 27, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    Jonathan Albaladejo

    Jonathan Albaladejo has signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League, according to the Associated Press. Albaladejo was released by the Yankees earlier this month after he informed the team about his plans to play in Japan. The 28-year-old right-hander originally came over from the Nationals in the Tyler Clippard…

  2. Pedro Feliciano “seriously considering” accepting arbitration from Mets

    Nov 27, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

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    According to Ken Davidoff of New York Newsday, Pedro Feliciano’s agent Melvin Roman says his client is “seriously considering” accepting the Mets’ arbitration offer. Players face a Tuesday deadline to accept or decline arbitration. Feliciano is one of the most effective and durable left-handed relievers in the sport, so it’s hard to believe he won’t…

  3. Must-click link: Felix Pie goes nuts

    Nov 27, 2010, 10:25 AM EDT

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    Orioles outfielder Felix Pie recently got picked off first base while playing for Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League. He wasn’t too happy about it. I won’t spoil this one too much, but Pie owes that first base coach a steak dinner or something. We can laugh at this now, but this could have…

  4. Report: Yankees, Derek Jeter are about $65-75 million apart

    Nov 27, 2010, 9:40 AM EDT

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    Oh boy, I closed my eyes for about seven hours and the story has already changed! What a surprise. OK, so it’s just a variation of what was reported by Michael S. Schmidt of the New York Times last night, but Anthony McCarron and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News report that Derek…

  5. Wally Backman still thinks he was the right choice for Mets manager

    Nov 27, 2010, 8:57 AM EDT

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    Last I left you guys last Saturday evening, the Mets were still without a manager. That all changed on Sunday night, when it was reported that Terry Collins was hired as the club’s new manager. Still, five days later, Wally Backman tells John Harper of the New York Daily News that he can’t believe he…

  6. Jake Westbrook recovering from surgery on non-throwing shoulder

    Nov 20, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT

    Jake Westbrook

    Jake Westbrook, who signed a two-year, $16.5 million contract to stay with the Cardinals earlier this week, is currently recovering from surgery on his non-throwing shoulder. Our own Aaron Gleeman first passed along news of the surgery last month. The procedure, which Westbrook told the Associated Press was neither major nor minor, but something “in…

  7. Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez met with Javier Vazquez today

    Nov 20, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    During an appearance on “Marlins Insider,” a weekly radio show on 790 The Ticket in Miami, Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said that he met with free agent right-hander Javier Vazquez today. Courtesy of Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post: “He’s from my hometown in Ponce. I’ve know him well since he was 14, 15…

  8. Shocker: Oliver Perez isn’t doing too hot in winter ball

    Nov 20, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    With a pretty slow day news-wise, I figured now was as good a time as any to check in on everyone’s favorite punching bag, Oliver Perez. Last we left the erratic left-hander, he intended to pitch for Culiacan of the Mexican Winter League in order to shake the rust after essentially rotting away in the…

  9. Mariners prospect Dustin Ackley named Arizona Fall League MVP

    Nov 20, 2010, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Mariners prospect second baseman Dustin Ackley was named the MVP of the Arizona Fall League today, according to Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com. Ackley, last year’s No. 2 overall pick, compiled a modest .267 batting average to go along with a .368 on-base percentage and an underwhelming .407 slugging percentage in 134 games between Double-A West…

  10. UPDATE: Marlins expected to tender a contract to Leo Nunez

    Nov 20, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Marlins general manager Larry Beinfest said that he believes Leo Nunez will be the team’s closer next season. “I think it’s going to be be Leo [Nunez], but we have to filter that out in spring training.” Well, I doubt the Marlins would…

  11. Domonic Brown is riding the pine in the Dominican winter league

    Nov 20, 2010, 2:14 PM EDT

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    This probably isn’t what the Phillies had in mind when they sent top prospect Domonic Brown to play for the Escogido Lions in the Dominican Republic. The Phillies hoped his participation in winter ball would help make up for some of the time he spent on the major league team’s bench in August and September,…

  12. UPDATE: Jim Leyritz acquitted on DUI manslaughter charges

    Nov 20, 2010, 1:02 PM EDT

    Jim Leyritz

    UPDATE: According to Curt Anderson of the Associated Press, Jim Leyritz was acquitted on DUI manslaughter charges for a December 2007 crash that resulted in the death of Fredia Ann Veitch. However, he was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence, which could put him in jail for a maximum sentence of…

  13. Yankees prepared to sweeten their offer to Derek Jeter?

    Nov 20, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Possibly. The Bombers have already reportedly offered Derek Jeter a three-year, $45 million contract, but Brian Costello of the New York Post speculates that “it is likely the Yankees are willing to climb toward $60 million and possibly add an option year to the contract.” Giving Jeter $15 million per season is pretty reasonable, if…

  14. Tigers expect Joel Zumaya to be ready for spring training

    Nov 20, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Joel Zumaya fractured his elbow in an ugly scene back in June and underwent surgery in early July. It looked like he would have a lengthy road back to a major league mound — and he still might — but Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told James Schmehl of MLive.com yesterday that he expects the…

  15. The Red Sox originally offered Victor Martinez two years and $21 million

    Nov 20, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Remember back in September when we heard that the Red Sox offered Victor Martinez a two-year contract extension? Even then we knew it wouldn’t get the job done, but now Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the specifics. He reports that the BoSox offered him $21 million over the two years. It’s unclear if…

  16. Kaz Matsui is drawing interest…in Japan

    Nov 20, 2010, 10:31 AM EDT

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    The Rakuten Eagles are apparently interested in fielding a complete team of failed Japanese MLB veterans. They already signed Akinori Iwamura and have discussed Kenshin Kawakami with the Braves, and now, according to a Japanese media report passed along by Jason Coskrey, the Eagles have interest in Kaz Matsui. Matsui arrived with much fanfare when…

  17. Pirates designate Zach Duke, Delwyn Young and Andy LaRoche for assignment

    Nov 20, 2010, 8:40 AM EDT

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    MLB teams had until the end of the day Friday to set their 40-man rosters before the Rule 5 Draft, so the Pirates did a little bit of housecleaning. Zach Duke, Delwyn Young and Andy LaRoche were all designated for assignment, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. All three were arbitration-eligible this fall, so these…

  18. A’s, Royals, Tigers and Indians on Justin Upton’s no-trade list

    Nov 19, 2010, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com did a little digging about Justin Upton’s limited no-trade clause. The results? The four teams on Justin Upton’s no-trade list: A’s, Royals, Tigers, Indians. Can be sent to any other club without his permission. Most of these are pretty understandable, but what does Upton have against the Tigers, anyway? Doesn’t everybody…

  19. Report: Diamondbacks preparing offer for Japanese reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi

    Nov 19, 2010, 9:13 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Or not. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic asked Towers via text message about the Sponichi report. He replied: “News to me!” 9:06 PM: Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers is apparently doing a lot more than talking to teams about a potential match for Justin Upton. Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker passes along a…

  20. Rangers sign 2010 first-round pick Barret Loux

    Nov 19, 2010, 8:16 PM EDT

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    According to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, the Rangers have agreed to terms with Barret Loux, who was selected by the Diamondbacks with the No. 6 pick in this year’s First-Year Player Draft. Loux was left unsigned by the D-Backs after he failed a physical due to concerns about his shoulder and elbow. The 21-year-old Houston…

  21. Don’t look for Greg Maddux to be the Cubs’ next pitching coach

    Nov 19, 2010, 7:38 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: According to Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com, Cubs bullpen coach Lester Strode and Double-A Tennessee pitching coach Dennis Lewallyn are also expected to be considered. For what it’s worth, Levine pegs Riggins as the favorite. 7:35 PM: Now that Larry Rothschild is the new pitching coach for the Yankees, Greg Maddux is the obvious sentimental…

  22. Heyman: Execs believe Zack Greinke will “probably” be traded

    Nov 19, 2010, 6:29 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The Royals may be more motivated to trade Zack Greinke than we first realized. According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, execs believe that the 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner will “probably” be traded, while he throws the Rangers out there as one interested team. Presumably, trade talks would heat up if Cliff Lee ended…

  23. Adam Dunn wants at least three years and $40 million

    Nov 16, 2010, 9:39 PM EDT

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    That’s what one general manager told Bruce Levine of ESPNChicago.com. White Sox general manager Ken Williams met with Adam Dunn’s agent Greg Genske on Tuesday in order to determine what the slugger is hoping to find in free agency. Of course, Williams coveted Dunn around the trade deadline, but eventually settled for Manny Ramirez on…

  24. Jay Bruce open to multi-year deal from Reds

    Nov 16, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Jay Bruce’s agent Matt Sosnick told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com earlier today that his client is open to signing a multi-year contract extension with the Reds. The talented young outfielder is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter, as he qualifies as a “Super Two.” “If Jay can get compensated fairly over his arbitration years…

  25. UPDATE: Mets complete first round of interviews for manager

    Nov 16, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Wally Backman campaign is still alive and kicking, for some reason. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, Backman has made it through to the second round of interviews for the Mets’ manager job. The rest of the field played out as expected, as Terry Collins, Bob Melvin and Chip…

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