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  1. Twins cutting payroll by $15 million in third year at Target Field

    Nov 8, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

    pohlad ryan st.peter

    Lost in the shock of Minnesota firing Bill Smith as general manager and replacing him with the man he replaced in 2007, Terry Ryan, is that they dropped another bombshell on Twins fans, with Ryan revealing midway through the press conference that the team’s payroll will decline to “somewhere around $100 million.” If true that…

  2. The Nats are making a “major push” for Roy Oswalt

    Nov 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    It seems that pitching is on everyone’s mind in the early offseason, and according to Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals are planning a “major push” for Roy Oswalt. Oswalt makes a lot of sense for the Nationals. He’d be a much heavier rotation anchor than he might be for other teams, relatively speaking. Could be a financial…

  3. The Cubs are following in the Red Sox’ footsteps

    Nov 8, 2011, 9:40 AM EST

    Wrigley Field

    We know they’ve hired Theo Epstein and are looking at the same managerial candidates, but one other way in which the Cubs are aping the Red Sox is in their approach to their historic old ballpark:  they wanna make it a cash cow. We’ve talked about that a lot over the past couple of years,…

  4. Yu Darvish might not be posted? Really?

    Nov 8, 2011, 9:08 AM EST

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    It’s been long assumed and reported that Yu Darvish will be posted by Nippon Ham, his NPB team.  Jon Paul Morosi is talking to someone who has a doubt or two, however: Even then, there are questions about whether Darvish will come to the majors for the 2012 season. One source with close knowledge of…

  5. Of course Frank McCourt is going to try to complicate the Dodgers sale

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:46 AM EST

    File photo of Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt speaking at a news conference about increased security at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

    Nothing is easy with this guy. Frank McCourt and Major League Baseball have a deal in which the team and the stadium and everything is to be sold and the TV rights — which aren’t up for renewal for two years — will be dealt with by the new owners, whoever they are.  The reason…

  6. Mark Buehrle to meet with the Marlins today

    Nov 8, 2011, 8:15 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Chicago White Sox

    The Marlins seem to be in on everyone. Jose Reyes. Yoenis Cespedes. Heck, there are even multiple reports out there that they’re going to get into the Albert Pujols/Prince Fielder game.  Next up, though: Mark Buehrle. Ken Rosenthal reports that the Marilins will meet with him today. Buehrle would certainly help a Marlins rotation that,…

  7. Report: Mets plan to tender contract to Angel Pagan

    Nov 7, 2011, 10:20 PM EST

    St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets

    Jon Heyman of SI.com hears that the Mets plan to tender Angel Pagan a contract before the December 12 deadline. Pagan, 30, regressed in a big way this season, batting just .262/.322/.372 with seven home runs, 56 RBI, 32 stolen bases and a .694 OPS over 532 plate appearances while leading major league center fielders…

  8. Report: Phillies making “strong push” to re-sign Ryan Madson

    Nov 7, 2011, 9:33 PM EST

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    Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that the Phillies are making a “strong push” to re-sign free agent closer Ryan Madson. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears similar information, citing one major league source who says the Phillies are working hard to keep Madson and possibly nearing an agreement. As for Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, he’s…

  9. UPDATE: Pablo Sandoval not yet confirmed to play in Venezuelan Winter League

    Nov 7, 2011, 8:20 PM EST

    Nick Hundley, Pablo Sandoval

    UPDATE: Apparently Sandoval isn’t a done deal to play in the Venezuelan Winter League. At least not yet. Via Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Sandoval tweeted following Bochy’s comments this afternoon, calling them “rumors” while saying that he won’t make up his mind until early December. Odd, but there you go. (Thanks to Giants…

  10. Diamondbacks make contract offer to Aaron Hill

    Nov 7, 2011, 7:09 PM EST

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    According to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks have submitted a contract offer to Aaron Hill. Hill became a free agent last week when the Diamondbacks declined his $8 million options for 2012 and 2013. It doesn’t appear as though a new agreement is imminent, though, as Piecoro notes that the offer has an…

  11. Kansas City’s move to sell high on Melky a good one

    Nov 7, 2011, 6:00 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    It’s not all that often I have nice things to say about a Dayton Moore transaction. This one, though, looks pretty good to me. The Royals picked up Jonathan Sanchez from the Giants for Melky Cabrera on Monday and even got San Francisco to throw in a somewhat intriging minor leaguer in Ryan Verdugo to…

  12. The Marlins are talking to Jose Reyes

    Nov 7, 2011, 5:13 PM EST

    Jose Reyes

    Twins news aside, this has been a pretty slow news day. But here’s the third Marlins post I have today, so at least we know Miami is alive.  Anyway: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have been in contact with Jose Reyes, and may have been talking to him since the…

  13. Mike Maddux removes name from consideration for Red Sox job, will interview with Cubs

    Nov 7, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

    Mike Maddux

    Mike Maddux was scheduled to interview for the Red Sox’s managerial opening tomorrow, but instead the Rangers’ pitching coach has removed his name from consideration. Maddux was also slated to interview for the Cubs’ opening and T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that will go on as scheduled. However, based on what Maddux told Peter Gammons…

  14. The Marlins are going to rock orange jerseys. And black. And occasionally blue caps.

    Nov 7, 2011, 4:32 PM EST

    Marlins cap

    Via our brother blog Off The Bench comes a report in the Miami New Times previewing the Marlins new uniforms which, while not yet officially announced, seem to be happening thusly: That’s an alternate, apparently. If you click through to the Miami New Times article, you see the regular white and gray. There’s a black too.…

  15. Twins fire general manager Bill Smith, name former GM Terry Ryan as interim replacement

    Nov 7, 2011, 4:04 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Minnesota Twins

    Minnesota gave zero indication that general manager Bill Smith’s job was in jeopardy despite a 99-loss season, with ownership publicly issuing a vote of confidence last month, but today the Twins fired Smith and replaced him on an interim basis with former general manager Terry Ryan. Smith replaced Ryan as GM in late 2007 and…

  16. Now Dykstra says he never agreed to fight Canseco

    Nov 7, 2011, 2:00 PM EST

    Former Major League baseball player Lenny Dykstra appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for an arraignment in San Fernando, California

    Because I know you’re worried about this, Len Dykstra denies the report that he “backed out” of that “celebrity” boxing match with Jose Canseco. He now says that he never agreed to fight the guy. From the Philadelphia Daily News: “I never agreed to anything,” Dykstra told the Daily News in an e-mail. “Damon Feldman…

  17. Royals get Jonathan Sanchez from Giants for Melky Cabrera

    Nov 7, 2011, 1:30 PM EST

    Jonathan Sanchez

    Suddenly the Royals’ lack of interest in signing Melky Cabrera to a contract extension makes even more sense, as Kansas City has traded the outfielder to San Francisco for left-hander Jonathan Sanchez and pitching prospect Ryan Verdugo. Cabrera is coming off a career-year and the Giants can certainly use lineup help, but he hit just…

  18. Astros’ Jordan Schafer to be arraigned on drug charges

    Nov 7, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

    Jordan Schafer

    Astros outfielder Jordan Schafer was arrested last month in Florida for possession of marijuana and Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle reports that his arraignment has been set for next Monday. In addition to the initial third-degree marijuana possession felony Schafer is also being charged with drug paraphernalia possession, which is a misdemeanor. According to…

  19. The Rangers are NOT pleased that the Ron Washington speech was made public

    Nov 7, 2011, 12:43 PM EST

    Ron Washington

    That recording of Ron Washington speaking to the Rangers before Game 7 of the World Series?  Yeah, the Rangers aren’t happy that we all got to hear and laugh and otherwise marvel at it: The Texas Rangers are investigating who recorded and then leaked manager Ron Washington’s speech prior to Game 7 of the World Series. “It’s…

  20. Will a “high-revenue team” give Grady Sizemore $9 million?

    Nov 7, 2011, 12:11 PM EST

    Grady Sizemore

    Last week the Indians declined their 2012 option on Grady Sizemore, deciding that the one-time star center fielder wasn’t worth $9 million after three straight injury wrecked seasons. Their decision made sense, but now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Sizemore “likely will sign with a high-revenue team that’s willing to give him approximately the…

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