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  1. Dmitri Young will work out for the Pirates next week

    Feb 7, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT

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    We’ve chronicled Dmitri Young’s comeback attempt for a couple of months now. Thanks to no longer eating like a viking, the 38-year-old has trimmed down pretty significantly in hopes of scoring a spring training invite. Well, after working out for the Phillies late last month, it appears he has another lead. Jim Bowden of ESPN.com…

  2. The Royals and Alex Gordon are close to a one-year contract

    Feb 7, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT

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    According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals and Alex Gordon “appear close” to agreeing on a one-year deal in order to avoid arbitration. Gordon, who is arbitration-eligible for the third time this offseason, filed for $5.45 million and was offered $4.15 million by the Royals when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. Dutton estimates…

  3. Why doesn’t anyone go year to year anymore?

    Feb 7, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

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    Baseball owners got a good thing going on. Sporting a pretty impeccable record after three seasons, Clayton Kershaw was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. Coming off a season that saw him take the NL Cy Young Award and the pitcher’s triple crown, he had a chance to set a new salary record…

  4. Great Moments in Sexism: Who’s your “Baseball Boyfriend?”

    Feb 7, 2012, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Not everyone plays fantasy baseball. There are a lot of reasons for that. I don’t play because I have a short attention span and I kind of suck at it. Others don’t play because they don’t have the time. Still others because, shocker, they just don’t like it. But a company called  A View From My…

  5. Picture of the Day: Yoenis Cespedes arrives in Miami

    Feb 7, 2012, 5:37 PM EDT

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    Yoenis Cespedes got a visitor’s visa, left the Dominican Republic, and headed to Miami to meet with the Marlins. And Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel was waiting for him at the airport: If nothing else he certainly dresses like a major leaguer.

  6. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers avoid arbitration with two-year deal worth $19 million

    Feb 7, 2012, 4:55 PM EDT

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    Rather than letting an arbitrator choose between the reigning Cy Young winner’s $10 million request and the team’s $6.5 million counter, Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers have agreed to a two-year contract worth $19 million. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that Kershaw will get $7.5 million this season, $11 million in 2013,…

  7. Must-click link: Is it easier to buy wins today than it used to be?

    Feb 7, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

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    We all know the story: the rich get richer, the poor get poorer and, with the exception of some lucky-as-hell teams like the Moneyball Athletics and the Extra 2% Rays, having a big payroll is the most important thing in all of baseball. But is it really that bad? Not so says Dave Studeman of…

  8. Moneyball for the long haul: A’s to extend GM Billy Beane’s contract through 2019

    Feb 7, 2012, 4:20 PM EDT

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    The timetable for the A’s rebuilding plan keeps getting pushed back further and further as the team tries to time a return to contention with the possible opening of a new ballpark, but however long it takes general manager Billy Beane will be around to see it through. A’s owner Lewis Wolff said today during…

  9. Bill Hall signs with the Yankees

    Feb 7, 2012, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Utilityman Bill Hall has signed with the Yankees. This was first reported by … Bill Hall: IT’S OFFICIAL IM A YANKEE!!!!!!!!#IwannaRing!!!! — Bill Hall (@BillHall_III) February 7, 2012 Hey, guys who backup A-Rod once in a while get a ring if the Yankees win it all too. Hall is coming off a horrible season, but…

  10. Dodgers sign well-traveled Jamey Wright to minors deal

    Feb 7, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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    Jamey Wright will try to make the Dodgers his 11th big-league team after agreeing to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. Wright sticking around this long is pretty remarkable for a guy with an 85-121 record and 4.93 ERA, but lots of those ugly numbers came while starting for the Rockies early…

  11. Presenting: the Official BSOHL logo

    Feb 7, 2012, 3:34 PM EDT

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    We’ve done so many BSOHL posts by now — and, despite the protestations of, like, 95% of you — we will continue to do them now and in every single offseason until they pull the plug on this blog.  Sorry, this is not a democracy. So since this has become an institution, it demands the…

  12. Yoenis Cespedes granted visitor’s visa, meets with Marlins

    Feb 7, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, who was finally declared a free agent by MLB two weeks ago, has been granted a visitor’s visa and is in Miami meeting with the Marlins. Marlins president David Samson said recently that they hoped to give Cespedes a tour of the new ballpark in Miami, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com…

  13. Yes, a post that involves baseball, Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries

    Feb 7, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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    You thought we couldn’t get any more fluffy, empty non-baseball baseball posts in today? Ha!  I have not yet neared the bottom of the barrel.  Not on your life, buster.  Get a load of this: The Minnesota Twins are cutting ties with the Kardashians, too. Well, sort of. The team announced Tuesday it will auction…

  14. Reds GM is “sick and tired” of Roy Oswalt rumors

    Feb 7, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said yesterday that he hadn’t talked to Roy Oswalt‘s agents in a week, but a short time later Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com reported that the two sides were “still in talks.” Jocketty apparently read that and various other rumors linking the Reds to Oswalt, and he’s fed up with the…

  15. Roy Oswalt, like Edwin Jackson, turned down the Pirates

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh hasn’t done much this offseason, but apparently it hasn’t been for a lack of effort. It just turns out no one wants to play for the Pirates. Edwin Jackson reportedly turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the Pirates to take a one-year, $11 million from the Nationals and now Rob Biertempfel of…

  16. Former Orioles, Devil Rays outfielder Danny Clyburn shot and killed in Lancaster, SC

    Feb 7, 2012, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Sad news form the Lancaster (S.C.) Herald: Danny Clyburn Jr., a former baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, died in a Lancaster shooting early Tuesday morning, police say. Clyburn, 37, was shot at about 2 a.m. at a home at 618 N. Market Street, Lancaster police said. Details are sketchy, but…

  17. Yadier Molina is in, you guessed it, The Best Shape Of His Life

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT

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    Another day hour, another player in The Best Shape Of His Life. This one comes from Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Most impressive first impression of camp: Molina’s look. Appears buff. Been in camp 5 days. — Joe Strauss (@JoeStrauss) February 7, 2012 By our unofficial count, that makes 1,073 reports of…

  18. Angel Pagan on the Giants: “This is the team to beat”

    Feb 7, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    After spending the first six years of his career with the Cubs and the Mets, sure, Angel Pagan is entitled to a little optimism. But I tend to think that this is too much optimism. From John Shea’s story about him in the San Francisco Chronicle: Angel Pagan prides himself as the Giants‘ new leadoff hitter.…

  19. Great Moments in Musical Numbers Involving Baseball

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT

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    Due to a misunderstanding with the wonderful Ms. Markie Post and a restraining order that is totally bogus, my contract with NBC specifically forbids me from talking about “Night Court.”  But I think I can talk about other NBC entertainment programming without running afoul of the contract. Well, “Quantum Leap” may be off limits too,…

  20. One ace, four prospects, $137.5 million, and a blockbuster trade no one is happy about

    Feb 7, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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    I have a guest column at Baseball Prospectus today looking back at the Johan Santana blockbuster trade four years later to see why the Twins would have been better off trading with the Red Sox or Yankees instead of the Mets and how it turned out horribly for everyone involved: Lose-Lose Situation: Revisiting the Johan…

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