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  1. Agent: Cesar Izturis has “several” suitors

    Nov 23, 2011, 9:34 PM EST

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    Veteran infielder Cesar Izturis played in only 18 games and made just 33 plate appearances for the Orioles in 2011 due to groin and elbow issues. He batted .230/.277/.268 in 2010, and hasn’t registered an OPS above .700 since the 2004 season. But Major League Baseball can’t quit him. According to beat writer Dan Connolly…

  2. Cubs hoping to hire Chris Bosio as pitching coach

    Nov 23, 2011, 8:02 PM EST

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    Freshly-hired Cubs manager Dale Sveum is beginning to put together his coaching staff. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Sveum has asked former big league teammate and current Triple-A manager Chris Bosio to become the Cubs’ new pitching coach. A formal interview is likely to take place after Thanksgiving weekend. Bosio served as an advance…

  3. Jocketty: Reds “not close” to extension with Brandon Phillips

    Nov 17, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

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    Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips told reporters back in late-September that he would not be offering a “homeboy hookup” to Cincinnati once it came time to discuss terms for a new contract. And he certainly seems to be sticking to that. Reds GM Walt Jocketty told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com on Thursday that the two…

  4. Rockies sign Brandon Wood to minor league contract

    Nov 17, 2011, 8:51 PM EST

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    Brandon Wood is like a left-handed reliever: despite years of poor results, he just keeps getting chances. From Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com comes word that the Rockies have signed the 26-year-old infielder to a minor league contract. He’ll be paid $100,000 over the major league minimum if he manages to land a spot on the…

  5. MLB’s players and owners reach new labor agreement

    Nov 17, 2011, 7:38 PM EST

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    Great news, Major League Baseball fans. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, MLB’s players and owners have reached agreement on a new labor deal that will be officially implemented on Monday and will last for the next five seasons. Full details of the agreement have not yet been released, but we’re expecting two major changes:…

  6. Cubs officially hire Dale Sveum as manager

    Nov 17, 2011, 2:39 PM EST

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    Well, it’s officially official. According to ESPN’s Gordon Edes, the Cubs have announced that Dale Sveum will become the team’s next manager. He’s to be introduced at a press conference scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday in Chicago. Sveum was offered the job on Wednesday evening after a second in-person interview, then issued his official acceptance on Thursday…

  7. Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw captures NL Cy Young Award

    Nov 17, 2011, 2:07 PM EST

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    The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced Thursday that Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw has been voted the National League Cy Young Award winner for 2011. Kershaw, 23, registered a sparkling 2.28 ERA in 33 starts this year, striking out 248 batters and walking only 54 across 233 1/3 innings. He snagged 27 of 32 possible first-place votes…

  8. Cubs expected to introduce manager Dale Sveum on Friday

    Nov 17, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

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    As reported late last night, Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum has been offered the Cubs’ vacant managerial position. He hasn’t officially accepted, but the expectation is that he will at some point Thursday evening, with a Friday press conference to follow. Here’s the Chicago Tribune‘s Phil Rogers: Sveum, 47, went 7-5 as an interim skipper for the…

  9. Astros sale approved, team will move to AL West in 2013

    Nov 17, 2011, 12:41 PM EST

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    MLB commissioner Bud Selig announced Thursday afternoon that the sale of the Houston Astros from former owner Drayton McLane to new owner Jim Crane has been unanimously approved. This according to CBS Sports’ Danny Knobler. As part of the agreement, the Astros will be moved to the American League West in 2013, with Crane getting a $70 million discount…

  10. Cubs offer manager’s gig to Brewers’ Dale Sveum

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:26 PM EST

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    The Cubs’ search for a new skipper could be over. According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, Brewers hitting coach Dale Sveum was offered the vacant position at some point Wednesday night. Former Red Sox manager Terry Francona took himself out of the running on Wednesday morning and Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux has reportedly…

  11. C.J. Wilson is looking for a six-year, $120 million contract

    Nov 16, 2011, 10:08 PM EST

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    From Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated comes word that free agent left-hander C.J. Wilson is seeking a six-year contract worth “close to” $120 million. Wilson is a shining light on a free agent market short on quality starting pitching and he might be able to land a six-year deal with so many teams desperate for…

  12. Rockies met with Milton Bradley’s representatives

    Nov 16, 2011, 9:24 PM EST

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    Last we heard of Milton Bradley, he was being accused of threatening to kill his wife and then vehemently denying those accusations. A real pleasant situation. But this is baseball’s hot stove season and Bradley just so happens to be a major league free agent. Rumors rest for no man. Or something. According to Gordon…

  13. Eric Chavez hoping to continue playing career in 2012

    Nov 16, 2011, 8:07 PM EST

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    Veteran infielder Eric Chavez was said to be “leaning heavily” toward retirement back in early October, but he never filed papers and has now decided that he’s not yet ready to call it quits. According to beat writer Wally Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com, Chavez’s agent has been telling front office executives that the 33-year-old will “definitely” return…

  14. Mike Matheny hiring opens a few more million for Albert Pujols

    Nov 13, 2011, 10:53 PM EST

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    The Cardinals were 10 1/2 games back on August 25. They weren’t supposed to make it to October. The Cardinals drew an NLDS matchup with the 102-win Phillies. They were supposed to get out-pitched. The Cardinals faced the high-powered Brewers in the NLCS, then the higher-powered Rangers in the Fall Classic. They weren’t supposed to…

  15. The Cardinals name Mike Matheny their new manager

    Nov 13, 2011, 6:17 PM EST

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    UPDATE:  The Cardinals have hired Matheny.  Wow.  Between him and Robin Ventura in Chicago, no managerial experience is the new thing for 2012. The Cards are going to formally announce Matheny tomorrow. Saturday: The Cardinals are expected to name Tony La Russa’s replacement at some point before Thanksgiving, and possibly as soon as next week.…

  16. The Miami Marlins stole their new logo from … Maroon 5?

    Nov 13, 2011, 5:06 PM EST

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    OK, “stole” is probably too strong of a word. But, as noted by Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, it certainly looks as though the designers of the Miami Marlins’ new logo took some amount of inspiration from the cover art for the hit single “Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera.…

  17. Phillies consider signing Michael Cuddyer a “middle priority”

    Nov 13, 2011, 3:49 PM EST

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    The Phillies met with free agent outfielder Michael Cuddyer a few days ago in the City of Brotherly Love, giving him a tour of Citizens Bank Park and taking him out to a lunch attended by multiple front office officials. But their interest in signing him to a long-term contract is not as high as…

  18. Cardinals likely to start Daniel Descalso at 2B in 2012

    Nov 13, 2011, 2:32 PM EST

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    According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Saturday that Daniel Descalso is likely to open the 2012 season as the club’s starting second baseman. Descalso batted .264/.334/.353 with one home run, 20 doubles and 28 RBI in 375 plate appearances this year, making 61 starts at third base,…

  19. Cubs will have private workout with Yoenis Cespedes

    Nov 13, 2011, 1:15 PM EST

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    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer heard this weekend that Cuban phenom Yoenis Cespedes might not be eligible for major league free agency for another two months. But that hasn’t stopped teams from expressing serious interest. According to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com, the Cubs will have a private workout with the 26-year-old outfielder in the…

  20. MLB’s players and owners move closer to labor agreement

    Nov 13, 2011, 12:07 PM EST

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    While the NBA lockout rolls into day 136, Major League Baseball’s players and owners are moving closer and closer to reaching a new labor deal. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the two sides have a “near-agreement” on draft-related issues, thought to be the last remaining significant hurdle in the ongoing negotiations. There will not…

  21. Alex Rodriguez expects to bounce back next season

    Nov 13, 2011, 10:51 AM EST

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    The Bronx Bombers have been relatively quiet since baseball’s free agency period began. That is, unless you ask third baseman Alex Rodriguez: “The Yankees made two big moves this offseason,” Rodriguez told the New York Post by phone. “Keeping CC (Sabathia), and I expect to be who I have been in the past.” (Quote comes…

  22. Cardinals don’t plan on increasing offer to Albert Pujols

    Nov 13, 2011, 9:34 AM EST

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    The Cardinals reportedly made a nine-year, $210 million contract offer to first baseman Albert Pujols before the start of the 2011 season. That amounts to a $23.3 million annual salary, which is less than Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and CC Sabathia will make in 2012 and beyond. Aware that his client has been…

  23. Ozzie Guillen: handyman?

    Nov 13, 2011, 8:42 AM EST

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    Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen tweeted the picture below late Saturday night, with the following title: “never leave ur car lights on when u go into mall. Very bad idea feel free to make fun.”

  24. Carlos Zambrano goes six innings in second VWL outing

    Nov 12, 2011, 10:03 PM EST

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    Cubs right-hander Carlos Zambrano surrendered two runs over 2 2/3 innings in his Venezuelan Winter League debut earlier this week. On Saturday afternoon, he made his second VWL appearance. Rafael Rojas of Viva Colorado has the goods. Big Z allowed five hits and three earned runs over six innings, issuing two walks while striking out…

  25. Astros ink former first-rounder Brad Snyder to minors deal

    Nov 12, 2011, 6:58 PM EST

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    From Astros social media director Alyson Footer comes word that Houston has signed 29-year-old outfielder Brad Snyder to a minor league contract. He’ll also be invited to spring training. Snyder, the No. 18 overall pick in the 2003 MLB Amateur Draft, has made only 37 career plate appearances in the major leagues — all with…

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