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  1. Ken Davidoff, Tom Glavine and the New York Marathon

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:05 AM EDT

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    There isn’t much of a baseball connection between the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the New York Marathon controversy from late last week and over the weekend and baseball, but New York Post baseball writer Ken Davidoff has a good column up on it today. Scroll down past his stuff about his free agent predictions and you’ll see…

  2. Josh Hamilton wants $175 million? Good luck with that, dude

    Nov 5, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

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    I want to find a genie in a bottle who bucks convention and doesn’t mind it when you wish for more wishes. The odds of that happening are about the same odds as Josh Hamilton getting what he wants: From someone who knows these things: Josh Hamilton’s asking price is 7 years and $175M. #Rangers…

  3. The Giants win the World Series again

    Nov 5, 2012, 6:58 AM EDT

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    Yomiuri, that is: [Shinnosuke] Abe drove in the tiebreaking run in the seventh and the Yomiuri bullpen took it from there, as the Giants won the Japan Series with a 4-3 victory over the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Game 6 on Saturday night at Tokyo Dome … The Giants won the series 4-2 to claim…

  4. Zack Greinke may not be worth all of the fuss

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:46 PM EDT

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    There’s a pretty good chance that Zack Greinke is going to get the biggest contract ever given to a right-hander within these next six weeks or so. Yet he’s hardly been a spectacular starter these last three years. Here he is compared to the other top seven starters in this winter’s free agent class: Z.…

  5. Injured prospect Alfredo Silverio gets dropped from Dodgers’ 40-man

    Nov 4, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT

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    Outfielder Alfredo Silverio, who was ranked as the Dodgers’ No. 4 prospect by Baseball America before suffering serious injuries in a car accident in January, was sent outright to Triple-A on Sunday. Silverio missed the entire 2012 season with a concussion and other injuries sustained in the accident. He had Tommy John surgery on his throwing…

  6. Angels set to go with Trout-Bourjos-Trumbo outfield

    Nov 4, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

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    Speaking about the decision not to make a qualifying offer to free agent Torii Hunter on Friday, Angels GM Jerry Dipoto said he intends to go young and cheap in the outfield next season. That means it’ll likely be Mike Trout in left, Peter Bourjos in center and Mark Trumbo in right on Opening Day.…

  7. Bartolo Colon’s deal could be worth as much as $6 million

    Nov 4, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT

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    The A’s announced Saturday that they had signed veteran right-hander Bartolo Colon to a new one-year contract. And now Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chonicle has the full financial details: Despite Colon’s age and his suspension, the A’s will pay him $3 million next year, and an incentives package could push the deal to between…

  8. Rockies’ search for new manager down to four candidates

    Nov 4, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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    From Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post: The Rockies’ managerial search has reached the final four: bench coach Tom Runnells, veteran slugger Jason Giambi, former Rockies shortstop Walt Weiss and current Diamondbacks third-base coach Matt Williams. Williams is the only one who hasn’t had a formal interview, but that will change Monday when he sits…

  9. Nationals likely to cut ties with left-hander John Lannan

    Nov 4, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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    The Nationals did not make free agent right-hander Edwin Jackson a qualifying offer by Friday night’s deadline and would seem to have an opening in their 2013 starting rotation for a guy like John Lannan. But Lannan probably won’t be given that shot. According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, “people familiar with the…

  10. Padres could be a fit for Dan Haren this winter

    Nov 4, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Free agent right-hander Dan Haren had a frustrating 2012, posting a pedestrian 4.33 ERA across 176 2/3 innings while fighting a lingering lower back issue. Haren should still find plenty of interest on the open market this offseason, but if he would rather do a one-year “prove-it” style of deal to reestablish his value, there’s…

  11. Dodgers might want a reunion with Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 4, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are expected to attempt to re-sign starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda this offseason and should have ample funds to get the contract done. But they’re going to have some competition. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes in this week’s Sunday notes column that Kuroda “may be the most sought-after pitcher in terms of…

  12. Twins considering trade for Rays righty James Shields?

    Nov 4, 2012, 11:41 AM EDT

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    The Twins had one of the worst pitching staffs in the majors this season, finishing with a combined 4.77 ERA that ranked 28th out of baseball’s 30 teams. It was a given that they’d try to do some patchwork this winter, but could a big splash be on the way? According to Nick Cafardo of…

  13. Cody Ross and Red Sox are not close to deal

    Nov 4, 2012, 10:57 AM EDT

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    The Red Sox have been trying to work out a contract extension with Cody Ross since July. But it’s now November, and it suddenly sounds like the free agent corner outfielder will not be brought back for 2013. “It hasn’t been really what I would say close,” Ross told Rob Bradford of Boston’s WEEI.com about…

  14. Red Sox have standing job offer for Pedro Martinez

    Nov 4, 2012, 9:34 AM EDT

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    Pedro Martinez is enjoying life after (and away from) baseball. And he can return to the game in a flash if he wants. Via MLB.com’s Evan Drellich: “We’ve had discussions,” general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday. “He knows there is a role waiting for him when the time is right for him.” It would probably…

  15. Billy Hamilton steals second and third in Rising Stars Game

    Nov 4, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

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    The video is unfortunately not embeddable, but you’ll want to follow this link to see Reds prospect Billy Hamilton steal the show — pun intended — at last night’s Arizona Fall League Rising Stars Game. The 22-year-old gets a nice jump and snags second base rather routinely, then darts over to third after the next pitch…

  16. Mariners re-sign Oliver Perez to one-year contract

    Nov 3, 2012, 10:26 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Greg Johns comes word that the Mariners have re-signed left-hander Oliver Perez to a one-year major league deal for the 2013 season. Financial terms of the agreement aren’t yet available. Perez reinvented himself as reliever this past season on a non-guaranteed minor league deal with the M’s, posting a 2.12 ERA across 29 2/3…

  17. Miguel Tejada to play in Dominican Winter League

    Nov 3, 2012, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Veteran infielder Miguel Tejada was released from Triple-A Norfolk (the Orioles’ International League affiliate) in late June and failed to latch on with another organization. But he is keeping active. According to Venezuelan baseball reporter Manolo Hernandez, the 38-year-old Tejada will being playing with Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter League on Sunday. He’s presumably hoping to…

  18. Brandon McCarthy finding “immediate interest” in free agency

    Nov 3, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT

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    Free agent starter Brandon McCarthy has made it known that he would like to return to the Athletics. But he is going to have some options. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that McCarthy has drawn “immediate interest” from multiple teams since officially becoming a free agent early Saturday morning. Slusser names the…

  19. Mike Gonzalez drawing interest from 10 clubs

    Nov 3, 2012, 7:13 PM EDT

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    Free agency is a breeze for a good lefty reliever. According to beat writer James Wagner of the Washington Post, free agent left-hander Mike Gonzalez said in a phone interview on Saturday morning that he’s already drawn interest from 10 different teams this offseason. Nationals included. “They’ve had a couple conversations,” Gonzalez said of the…

  20. Previewing Saturday’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

    Nov 3, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Bored without some baseball games in your life? Well, I have good news for you. Some of the game’s top prospects will be featured in tonight’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League, which will be broadcast live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 8 p.m. ET. The annual Rising Stars Game has proven…

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