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  1. Kenny Williams hears the boos at Sox Fest

    Jan 28, 2012, 8:17 PM EDT

    Kenny Williams

    White Sox GM Kenny Williams got the rockstar treatment at Sox Fest after bringing in Adam Dunn last year. A 79-83 season later, the reaction was far different Friday, as he was booed during introductions. “I was booed in 2004 and 2007 and we went to the playoffs the next year, so bring it on.…

  2. Roger Clemens pitches perfect inning against Longhorns

    Jan 28, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

    Roger Clemens

    ESPNDallas.com has the clip, which shows Roger Clemens throwing a couple of pitches in a game pitting former University of Texas Longhorns against the current squad. After striking out two in a perfect inning, Clemens discussed the Hall of Fame. “Well, it’d be fantastic. I’ve said many times there’s little pieces of me there because…

  3. What does Don Mattingly have against bears, anyway?

    Jan 28, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    Nothing, as long as they are wearing a Dodgers’ hat. Confused? Hang with me for a second. You see, Don Mattingly and his son, Preston, were invited to participate in a “trick shot” video with some other local sports stars from Evansville, Indiana. The group calls themselves “Trickwinkle.” Among the various trick shots, Preston makes…

  4. Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson suffers broken clavicle after fall at charity event

    Jan 28, 2012, 3:51 PM EDT

    2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Some unfortunate news to pass along. Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports that Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson suffered two fractures in his rear shoulder area, including a broken clavicle, after falling more than six feet off the back of a stage last night. The 74-year-old was in attendance for a…

  5. Jon Daniels didn’t view Prince Fielder and Josh Hamilton as an either-or situation

    Jan 28, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

    josh hamilton getty

    Now that Prince Fielder is officially a member of the Detroit Tigers, many have assumed that the Rangers will step up their efforts to sign Josh Hamilton to a contract extension. While contract talks are expected to continue leading into spring training, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said during an appearance yesterday on ESPN 103.3…

  6. Cardinals’ GM denies team has deal in place with Roy Oswalt

    Jan 28, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT

    oswalt glove getty

    There was increasing chatter late last night about Roy Oswalt closing in on an agreement with the Cardinals. Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com was even told by a source that the veteran right-hander was headed to St. Louis. Those reports were downplayed early this morning and now we have an official denial from the team’s general…

  7. Mark Cuban out of the running for Dodgers; Joe Torre and Magic Johnson among those still in

    Jan 28, 2012, 12:52 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: The Steve Garvey-Orel Hershiser group was not selected to advance in the bidding process, reports Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. As for the actual bid amounts, well, let’s just say that Frank McCourt is going to walk away from this process filthy, stinkin’ rich. Buster Olney of ESPN.com hears that bidding on the…

  8. The Athletics have interest in bringing back Conor Jackson

    Jan 28, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    Conor Jackson

    The Athletics have already traded for Josh Reddick, Seth Smith and Collin Cowgill and signed Coco Crisp and Jonny Gomes this offseason. But do you know what they could really use? Another outfielder. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A’s still have some interest in bringing back Conor Jackson. The 29-year-old…

  9. Jim Thome has a job waiting for him with the White Sox when he retires

    Jan 28, 2012, 11:13 AM EDT

    Jim Thome

    41-year-old Jim Thome isn’t done mashing taters off big league pitchers, but he has a job waiting for him when he retires. According to Chuck Garfen of CSNChicago.com, White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said at SoxFest last night that he and Thome have a handshake deal for the veteran slugger to work for the team when…

  10. Edwin Jackson has multiple three-year offers on the table

    Jan 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson Getty

    While it looks like Roy Oswalt is close to deciding where he’ll sign, the market for Edwin Jackson is finally beginning to heat up. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, Jackson has multiple three-year offers on the table. It’s not clear who the offers are from, but there was a report earlier this week that…

  11. UPDATE: No deal yet between Cardinals and Roy Oswalt

    Jan 28, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    oswalt wide getty

    UPDATE: Oswalt’s agent, Bob Garber, told Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors this morning that there’s “no chance” of his client pitching out of the bullpen. 8:31 AM: Hold your horses, everyone. When most of us went to bed, it appeared as though Roy Oswalt was St. Louis-bound. That may still be the case, but…

  12. Bud Selig expects expanded playoffs to begin this season

    Jan 28, 2012, 12:33 AM EDT

    Bud Selig

    We’re just a little over two months away from the start of the 2012 season, but we still have no confirmation on when the expanded playoff format will take effect. Commissioner Bud Selig aims to change that real soon. According to Jim Owczarski of CSNChicago.com, Selig was in attendance at SoxFest on Friday night to…

  13. The intriguing Baltimore Orioles lineup

    Jan 27, 2012, 8:02 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters, Adam Jones

    Or how bad can your team really be when your seven, eight and nine hitters all have a chance to reach 25 homers. This is the Orioles lineup as I currently perceive it: 2B Brian Roberts SS J.J. Hardy RF Nick Markakis CF Adam Jones C Matt Wieters DH Wilson Betemit 1B Mark Reynolds 3B…

  14. Brad Penny is drawing interest from the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japan

    Jan 27, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles

    UPDATE: My guess was way off. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports that Penny is “weighing an opportunity” with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan’s Pacific League. 7:15 PM: Brad Penny was pretty awful with the Tigers last season. In addition to his 5.33 ERA over 31 starts, his strikeout rate of 3.67 K/9 was the lowest in…

  15. Jeff Keppinger a smart pickup for thrifty Rays

    Jan 27, 2012, 6:20 PM EDT

    Jeff Keppinger

    Counting on Carlos Pena, Matt Joyce and Luke Scott to fill key roles this year, the Rays had set themselves up to have huge problems against lefties in the bottom half of the order. That was alleviated somewhat today with the signing of Jeff Keppinger. Of course, Keppinger doesn’t play the same position as any…

  16. The Red Sox signed John Maine to a minor league deal

    Jan 27, 2012, 5:35 PM EDT

    John Maine

    The last we heard about John Maine was last summer when it was reported that he might retire. And he hasn’t pitched in the bigs since 2010. But Soxprospects.com reports that he’s signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox. Don’t expect much here. Maine had an ERA north of 7 in Colorado Springs…

  17. The Giants and Xavier Nady have “mutual interest”

    Jan 27, 2012, 4:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

    Looks like the Giants are looking at a youth movement. Hank Schulman on Twitter: Next name to watch for Giants: Xavier Nady. There’s some mutual interest, but almost certainly on a minor-league deal + invite. He could be a useful bat depending on his health, but coming off a 248/.287/.359 season, he’s not exactly a tonic…

  18. Rays make room for Jeff Keppinger by dropping Triple-A MVP Russ Canzler

    Jan 27, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    keppinger giants getty

    This hasn’t been a good couple weeks for Russ Canzler. Last season he won the International League MVP award after hitting .314 with 18 homers, 40 doubles, and a .930 OPS for Durham, made his big-league debut in September with a handful of at-bats, and for a while at least it looked like the 25-year-old…

  19. Phillies, Hunter Pence avoid arbitration for $10.4 million

    Jan 27, 2012, 3:48 PM EDT

    Hunter Pence

    Hunter Pence and the Phillies won’t be needing an arbitration hearing, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal worth $10.4 million. Pence submitted an $11.8 million request while Philadelphia countered at $9 million, which is a very big spread relative to other filings and may have…

  20. Lew Wolff is pretty brave

    Jan 27, 2012, 3:28 PM EDT

    Lew Wolff

    The A’s fan base is not exactly a happy one. The best players are being shipped off. Again. Costs are being cut. Division rivals are spending like there’s no tomorrow. The owner has behaved as though the very act of playing baseball in Oakland these past few years and for the next few is some…

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