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  1. UPDATE: Wilson Ramos confirmed to still be alive

    Nov 10, 2011, 12:12 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    UPDATE:  Ben Goessling reports that Venezuelan authorities have confirmed that Wilson Ramos is still alive. This is not unexpected as kidnapping in Venezuela has traditionally been a financial affair so it’s not necessarily reasonable to expect any harm to come to Ramos.  That said: when you kick off a serious crime anything can happen, so…

  2. The Dodgers are not going to be able to bid on big free agents

    Nov 10, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    dodgers logo

    There has been some chatter that the Dodgers, despite their current limbo, would be able to nonetheless be able to bid on big free agents like Prince Fielder. The Rangers, after all, were able to take on Cliff Lee‘s salary when they were awaiting a bankruptcy auction, and the thinking then was that, short term…

  3. Pirates sign Rod Barajas to one-year deal with club option for 2013

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT

    Rod Barajas

    UPDATE: Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports hears that Barajas will make $4 million next season while the contract includes a $3.5 million option for 2013. Barajas made $3.25 million with the Dodgers in 2011. 11:58 AM: After declining the options on Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder at the end of October, the Pirates have settled…

  4. Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki to be posted

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

    Aoki

    Jon Heyman reports that Norichika Aoki, an outfielder for the Yakult Swallows, will be posted and made available for the majors. Aoki is almost 30.  He hits for average — cracked 20 homers once, but usually hovers around 15 — who turns 30 in January. He has a .329 lifetime batting average and has won the…

  5. Red Sox, Cubs hope to settle Theo Epstein compensation next week

    Nov 10, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

    Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein speaks at a news conference at Wrigley Field in Chicago

    The Red Sox and Cubs were granted an extension last week to work out the lingering issue of compensation over Theo Epstein. However, since both sides are pretty busy interviewing managerial candidates and expressing interest to free agents, little progress has been made in recent days. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington hopes to change…

  6. Mike Quade to interview for the Twins Triple-A job

    Nov 10, 2011, 10:12 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Chicago Cubs

    The Peter Principle states that  “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” That means that employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position at which they cannot work competently. Most of us shoulda kept our last job, basically. You’ll see this in action if NBC ever decides to give me my own…

  7. The Rockies and Braves are talking about Martin Prado

    Nov 10, 2011, 9:44 AM EDT

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    Troy Renck of the Denver Post hears that the Rockies are talking to the Braves about Martin Prado. The idea, Renck says, would be to put Prado in at second base full time, which is something he can’t do in Atlanta anymore now that Dan Uggla is around.  The Rockies may be a good match…

  8. The Yankees spoke with Edwin Jackson’s agent

    Nov 10, 2011, 9:14 AM EDT

    Edwin Jackson

    Missed this the other day, but since it’s “collect every tenuous rumor” season around here, may as well add it to the pile:  the Yankees met with Edwin Jackson’s agent the other day for “preliminary discussions.” Not too interesting in and of itself. The Yankees need pitching so they’re obviously going to talk to tons…

  9. Still no contact from Wilson Ramos’ kidnappers

    Nov 10, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Washington Nationals

    If you missed the absolutely stunning news last night, Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was kidnapped at gunpoint from his home in Venezuela.  The details, such as we currently have them, can all be read over in our original thread. Obviously we’ll continue to update this story as we learn new things today, but for now…

  10. The Marlins are interested in Carlos Beltran

    Nov 10, 2011, 8:16 AM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Cincinnati Reds

    The Marlins season ticket sales push — er, I mean, their efforts to improve their team — continue as they have now been linked to yet another top free agent:  Carlos Beltran. That comes via a report from Tim Brown of Yahoo!, who says the Marlins have expressed interest in Carlos Beltran.  It’s a passing…

  11. Jorge Posada confirms he won’t be back with Yankees

    Nov 9, 2011, 10:55 PM EDT

    posada wide getty

    This will come as no surprise to anyone with a basic knowledge of the Yankees’ roster. But, alas… According to the AP, via NBCSports.com, free agent Jorge Posada said Wednesday before an annual dinner for his charitable foundation that he will not be back with the Yankees for the 2012 season. Posada also told reporters…

  12. Matt Kemp’s agent optimistic about ongoing extension talks

    Nov 9, 2011, 9:41 PM EDT

    matt kemp getty long

    Matt Kemp‘s agent, former major league pitcher Dave Stewart, had this to say Wednesday about his ongoing negotiations with the Dodgers’ front office concerning a contract extension for his client (via ESPN L.A.): “I don’t think that it’s going to be difficult, I really don’t,” Stewart said. “I think we should be able to come…

  13. Report: Wilson Ramos kidnapped from home in Venezuela

    Nov 9, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Wilson Ramos

    From Rafael Rojas of Viva Colorado, a bilingual news source connected to the Denver Post, comes word that Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped from his home in Valencia, Venezuela. There aren’t many more details available at the moment and it might be hard to come by accurate information as this situation plays out,…

  14. Padres unveil new(ish) logos and uniforms

    Nov 9, 2011, 7:58 PM EDT

    The Padres gave the press a sneak peek at their new logos and uniforms Wednesday night in San Diego. There had been some push from the Friars’ fanbase to revert back to the brown and gold uniforms of the ’70s and ’80s, but that change was deemed too drastic by the organization’s higher-ups. They’ve simply…

  15. Marlins met with Jose Reyes on Wednesday in Miami

    Nov 9, 2011, 7:03 PM EDT

    jose reyes getty

    If the Marlins’ interest in Jose Reyes wasn’t already being taken seriously, it certainly should be now. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, the free agent shortstop met with Marlins officials on Wednesday afternoon in south Florida, dining at the famous Joe’s Stone Crab and taking a tour of the club’s nearly-completed ballpark in Little Havana. No…

  16. Jimmy Rollins and his desire for a five-year deal

    Nov 9, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    According to SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the Phillies and free agent Jimmy Rollins are talking, but Rollins is still asking for a five-year contract, meaning a quick resolution probably isn’t on the way. Rollins is coming off something of a bounce-back season at age 32, having hit .268/.338/.399 in 567 at-bats. That was good for a…

  17. Report: Phillies never had agreement with Ryan Madson; Nationals interested?

    Nov 9, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT

    Chicago Cubs v Philadelphia Phillies

    This Ryan Madson situation is getting weird. Last night Madson was said to be signing a four-year, $44 million deal with the Phillies, but this morning several reports said the deal was on hold because ownership had yet to sign off and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com says the two sides never actually had an…

  18. So much for that: Reds cancel Aroldis Chapman’s winter ball plans

    Nov 9, 2011, 3:19 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Cincinnati Reds

    Aroldis Chapman went to the Arizona Fall League in order to build up some arm strength in preparation for pitching as a starter in the Puerto Rican winter league, but the Reds have canceled those plans. Chapman is healthy after briefly being sidelined by shoulder soreness in Arizona, but general manager Walt Jocketty told John…

  19. Progress being made in labor negotiations; deal could be done this week

    Nov 9, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Selig and Weiner

    Jayson Stark and others are hearing this afternoon that some serious progress has been made in labor negotiations over the new collective bargaining agreement. There’s a decent chance that a deal could be done this week, in fact, though Stark has other sources telling him that’s a 50/50 proposition. Of course, my counterparts at ProBasketballTalk…

  20. Angels prospect Mike Trout likely to begin 2012 in minors

    Nov 9, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    The Angels’ decision to trade for Vernon Wells‘ massive contract was bad enough when he was performing horribly, but now his presence on the team (and $21 million salary in each of the next three seasons) might keep stud prospect Mike Trout in the minors. Sam Miller of the Orange County Register connected some dots…

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