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  1. Mark Buehrle follows Ozzie Guillen to Miami, signing $58 million deal with Marlins

    Dec 7, 2011, 5:07 PM EDT

    buehrle and ozzie

    In a sign that Miami’s pursuit of Albert Pujols is likely over, the Marlins shifted their attention to the rotation and signed veteran left-hander Mark Buehrle to a four-year, $58 million contract. Buehrle drew interest from nearly half the teams in baseball, but recently narrowed his choices down to the Marlins, Nationals, and one other…

  2. Reds general manager calls Cody Ross “an interesting name”

    Dec 7, 2011, 4:46 PM EDT

    Cody Ross

    Cody Ross has little chance of securing the three-year contract he’s reportedly seeking, but Reds general manager Walt Jocketty admitted today that he plans to speak to the outfielder’s agent about a possible deal. Jocketty called Ross “an interesting name” and indicated to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer that it would have to be…

  3. Bobby Valentine: “I hate the Yankees”

    Dec 7, 2011, 4:31 PM EDT

    bobby valentine reuters

    Here’s something you never would have heard from Bobby Valentine in his previous job, as a supposedly objective analyst on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight (via Tim Britton of the Providence Journal): Valentine is obviously just trying to have a little fun now that he’s at the center of baseball’s most talked about rivalry, but he was known…

  4. Aramis Ramirez declines Cubs’ arbitration offer

    Dec 7, 2011, 4:18 PM EDT

    Aramis Ramirez

    As expected, free agent Aramis Ramirez has declined the Cubs’ arbitration offer ahead of tonight’s deadline. Accepting the offer would have locked the Cubs into a one-year deal for around $15 million, but Ramirez obviously believes he can do better on the open market. As a Type B free agent he’ll fetch Chicago a supplemental…

  5. Pirates no longer trying to sign Wilson Betemit

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:41 PM EDT

    Kansas City Royals v Colorado Rockies

    Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported yesterday that the Pirates were close to signing both Nate McLouth and Wilson Betemit. They finalized a one-year, $1.75 million deal with McLouth today, but now Biertempfel says the Pirates are “no longer pursuing” Betemit. No word on why they changed plans, but Betemit remains a nice…

  6. Ruben Amaro: the Phillies want to keep Cole Hamels for a long, long time

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    I just got done interviewing Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro.  The interview will air on NBC SportsTalk tonight on Versus at 6PM Eastern.  In the meantime, though, I can give you the gist: Amaro said that he does not comment on rumors and thus didn’t have anything to say about the Gio Gonzalez stuff that…

  7. DeMarlo Hale out as Red Sox bench coach, joins Orioles

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:27 PM EDT

    Terry Francona, DeMarlo Hale

    Nothing is official yet, but Boston is set to let bench coach DeMarlo Hale go and he’s expected to join Buck Showalter’s staff in Baltimore as third base coach. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that the two sides are negotiating a buyout because Hale is still under contract and says the deal “should…

  8. Giants close to re-signing reliever Guillermo Mota

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:15 PM EDT

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Free agent reliever Guillermo Mota is “close to an agreement” to re-sign with the Giants, according to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News. Mota is 38 years old, so presumably it’s a one-year deal, but he was plenty useful in throwing 80 innings with a 3.81 ERA and 77/30 K/BB ratio. His strikeout…

  9. UPDATE: Mark Buehrle down to Marlins, Nationals, one other team

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Mark Buehrle

    4:50 p.m. EST update: Ken Rosenthal says Buerhle is going to the Marlins — four years, $58 million. 3:10 p.m. EST update: ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that the Nationals are another one of the three finalists for Buehrle, joining the Marlins. Several clubs believe the Rangers are the third. That would leave the Cardinals out…

  10. Rockies, Cubs discussing Ian Stewart-for-Tyler Colvin swap

    Dec 7, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    ian stewart getty

    Ian Stewart has been linked to the Cubs for weeks, and now Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Colorado is “discussing” a trade that would send the third baseman to Chicago for outfielder Tyler Colvin. Colvin followed up a solid rookie showing by hitting just .150 in 80 games this year and the 26-year-old’s lack…

  11. Red Sox, Rangers talking Koji Uehara, Jed Lowrie

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie

    According to MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan, the Red Sox have joined the Orioles in asking the Rangers about Koji Uehara, and with Texas known to be interested in infielder Jed Lowrie, there would seem to be a fit. Texas lost faith in Uehara after he got shelled in the postseason, so it’s no surprise that he’s…

  12. Picture of the Day: Stan The Man wants Pujols for Christmas

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:43 PM EDT

    stan musial message

    Stan Musial’s grandson just posted this photo on Twitter: And it sounds more and more like Stan The Man will get his wish.

  13. MLB makes up another rule, Mets approve

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    Under the old free agent system, the Mets would have gotten the Marlins’ third-round pick next summer (plus a compensation pick between the first and second rounds) for losing Jose Reyes. MLB, though, is still working through this whole draft-pick compensation thing after the new CBA, and let it be known today that the Mets…

  14. Quote of the Day: Expectations are low for Hiroyuki Nakajima

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

    lowered-expectations

    Following news that the Yankees placed the winning bid for exclusive negotiating rights to Japanese shortstop Hiroyuki Nakajima, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch passed along this scouting report: Heard Nakajima’s bat could be better than Twins’ Nishioka, but not as good a fielder. “Nishioka” would be Tsuyoshi Nishioka. So that opinion suggests Nakajima’s bat “could be better…

  15. Report: Pirates sign left-hander Erik Bedard for $4.5 million

    Dec 7, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Erik Bedard

    This certainly won’t quell the rumors that the southpaw isn’t big on pressure situations. According to Marc Brassard and MLB Trade Rumors, the Pirates and Erik Bedard have agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million contract. Bedard made 24 starts last season and went 5-9 with a 3.62 ERA for Seattle and Boston. He proved that…

  16. Diamondbacks pursue Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Trevor Cahill

    Trading Carlos Gonzalez and Brett Anderson to Oakland for Dan Haren after the 2007 season proved to be quite a setback for Arizona, but now it looks like the Diamondbacks are at it again, as they’re making a run at acquiring either Gio Gonzalez or Trevor Cahill from the A’s. A’s GM Billy Beane will want the…

  17. Pirates finalize one-year, $1.75 million deal with Nate McLouth

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v Atlanta Braves

    Nate McLouth‘s return to the Pirates is complete, as Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that his one-year deal is worth $1.75 million. Cheap enough for a backup outfielder and the Pirates are obviously hoping McLouth will bounce back to where he was prior to their trading him to the Braves in mid-2009.…

  18. Padres get Huston Street from Rockies to replace Heath Bell

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:43 PM EDT

    Huston Street Getty

    UPDATE: Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports that it’s a done deal, with the Padres assuming “most” of Street’s contract and sending the Rockies a player to be named later in exchange. UPDATE: According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post the Rockies are eating $1 million of Street’s salary. ========== Colorado is having “extensive…

  19. Jose Reyes’ new contract is extremely backloaded

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

    Reds Mets Baseball

    The Marlins finalized their six-year, $106 million agreement with shortstop Jose Reyes on Wednesday afternoon at baseball’s Winter Meetings in Dallas. What they didn’t reveal is how dangerously backloaded the money on that contract is. Here’s the tweet from Joel Sherman of the New York Post: In other words, Reyes will earn just $10 million…

  20. Nationals’ search for center fielder may lead to Norichika Aoki

    Dec 7, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

    Aoki

    Dating back to the trading deadline the Nationals have been searching for a long-term solution in center field and Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that they could turn to Japanese star Norichika Aoki if other options fall through. Aoki is expected to be posted for bidding by the Yakult Swallows at some point later…

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