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  1. Jake Peavy admits he isn’t the same pitcher he was before shoulder surgery

    Feb 6, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune asked Jake Peavy if he’s 100 percent healthy heading into spring training and the 30-year-old right-hander gave an answer that can’t be very encouraging to White Sox fans: I’m as 100 percent as I can be. I don’t know if I’m 100 percent as to what I was…

  2. Reds general manager on Roy Oswalt: “Last we heard he was going to Texas”

    Feb 6, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Cincinnati is among the teams linked to Roy Oswalt, but general manager Walt Jocketty said yesterday that the Reds haven’t talked to the right-hander’s agent in a week and “the last we heard he was going to Texas.” “That was on Monday,” Jocketty told John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I don’t know if that…

  3. The Braves officially unveil their new alternate jerseys

    Feb 6, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Braves alternates

    In what was the worst-kept secret ever — news and images leaked weeks ago — the Braves have unveiled their new alternate jerseys this morning.  They are identical to the examples that leaked previously. They look pretty spiffy too.  The only downside: This is the club’s first home uniform change since it introduced alternate red…

  4. Anibal Sanchez defeats Marlins in arbitration hearing

    Feb 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    After arguing their respective cases Friday, right-hander Anibal Sanchez has defeated the Marlins in an arbitration hearing and was awarded $8 million for 2012. Miami submitted a $6.9 million figure, but the arbitrator sided with Sanchez after he threw 196 innings with a 3.72 ERA and 202/64 K/BB ratio last season while earning $3.7 million.…

  5. Albert Pujols leaving St. Louis is a metaphor for rising mortgage rates. Or something.

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:48 AM EDT

    Albert Pujols

    Local ads are awesome. And by awesome, I mean that they’re usually terrible. This one for a mortgage company in St. Louis isn’t terrible, really, but it is kinda strange. Watch as Tony La Russa extols the virtues of seizing the moment and all that jazz, and then watch as Albert Pujols is used as…

  6. The Orioles trade Jeremy Guthrie to the Rockies

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:36 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Texas Rangers

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles and Rockies have agreed to a trade:  Jeremy Guthrie goes to Colorado in exchange for right-handers Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. Guthrie has been the subject of trade rumors since — I think — the William McKinley administration.  He’s been with the O’s for five seasons. In two of…

  7. Oh good: Frank McCourt has made it easier for Fred Wilpon to borrow money

    Feb 6, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

    File image of New York Mets chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon talking to reporters at a news conference in New York

    Bill Madden of the New York Daily News makes an observation I hadn’t thought of but which, in hindsight, makes perfect sense: the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers — brought on by Frank McCourt’s financial mismanagement — has made it possibly for Fred Wilpon to borrow even more money against the New York Mets if…

  8. Must-Click Link: “They took Pipo! They took Pipo!”

    Feb 6, 2012, 8:48 AM EDT

    wilson ramos reuters

    In Sports Illusdtated, Thomas Lake and Melisa Segura have an in-depth story about the kidnapping of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos last November. It’s fascinating simply as a straight-forward telling of the story of how Ramos was kidnapped, the conditions he faced in captivity and how he was freed.  But it’s also fascinating in relaying how…

  9. Long live the East Coast Bias

    Feb 6, 2012, 7:29 AM EDT

    New York Boston

    The Super Bowl is over — no, I did not watch it, I watched the last three episodes of “Mad Men” on Netflix so I’m now caught up — so as far as I’m concerned it’s now baseball season. Indeed, this is the last full week in which there is no real baseball activity, as…

  10. 2012 projections: top 10 catchers

    Feb 5, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    Buster Posey

    I’ll save the fantasy projections for the Rotoworld Draft Guide, but here are my top catchers for 2012 going by OPS: .878 – Buster Posey – Giants – 486 AB – .756 in 2011 .868 – Mike Napoli – Rangers – 413 AB – 1.046 in 2011 .867 – Carlos Santana – Indians – 524 AB –…

  11. Rick Ankiel welcomed back to Nats on minor league deal

    Feb 5, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Amanda Comack of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have re-signed outfielder Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Ankiel, 32, batted just .239/.296/.363 with nine home runs and 37 RBI in 415 plate appearances last season for Washington. He has one of the best outfield arms in…

  12. Mark Prior expected to attempt “one more comeback”

    Feb 5, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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    From Nick Cafardo’s Sunday notes column in the Boston Globe: Mark Prior, RHP, free agent – He will likely attempt one more comeback. He spent some of last season with the Yankees, his rebuilt arm holding up well and getting his velocity into the low 90s. But Prior, who was the Stephen Strasburg of his day, has…

  13. Cubs likely to wait until mid-summer to trade Matt Garza

    Feb 5, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Cubs have been dangling Matt Garza on the trade market all winter. But they clearly haven’t been blown away by any one offer, and may now put the whole effort to rest for the next couple of months. A major league executive told FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi this weekend that the Cubs are…

  14. Brandon Webb is still on the comeback trail

    Feb 5, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

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    Brandon Webb last appeared in a big league game on Opening Day in 2009 and has undergone a series of major shoulder procedures since. But the 32-year-old is still fighting — still trying to make it back. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, Webb is planning to throw for major league teams “sometime in…

  15. A’s among teams pursuing trade for Rangers’ Koji Uehara

    Feb 5, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

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    From FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal comes word that the A’s are among the teams considering a trade for Rangers setup man Koji Uehara. The Orioles have also been identified as a potential suitor. Uehara posted an uninspiring 4.00 ERA in 18 innings for the Rangers last season after joining the team in a late-July trade from Baltimore.…

  16. Mariners have interest in free agent lefty Hong-Chih Kuo

    Feb 5, 2012, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported last Sunday that free agent left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo was drawing interest from “three West Coast teams.” We can now identify one of those clubs. According to Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times, the Mariners have been “looking closely” at Kuo recently and could be moving toward an agreement. Kuo…

  17. Cardinals nearing minor league contract with Alex Cora

    Feb 5, 2012, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Big news this Super Bowl Sunday. OK, not quite. According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, the Cardinals are nearing agreement on a minor league deal with 36-year-old free agent infielder Alex Cora. It’s not clear whether the pact will include an invitation to spring training, but Cora would be doutbful to crack St. Louis’ Opening…

  18. Red Sox avoid arbitration with Alfredo Aceves at $1.2M

    Feb 5, 2012, 9:32 AM EDT

    aceves reuters

    From the Boston Globe‘s Nick Cafardo comes word that the Red Sox and right-hander Alfredo Aceves avoided arbitration Sunday morning by agreeing to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. The deal also carries $100K worth of incentives. Aceves requested $1.6 million and was offered $950,000 from the Red Sox when arbitration figures were exchanged last month.…

  19. Brad Penny officially signs with Japan’s Softbank Hawks

    Feb 5, 2012, 8:55 AM EDT

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    According to the Associated Press, via the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Softbank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball announced Sunday on their team website that veteran right-hander Brad Penny has officially agreed to a contract for 2012. Terms of the deal have not been released. Penny is expected to travel to Japan on Wednesday. The 33-year-old…

  20. Marlins, Anibal Sanchez to get arbitration ruling Monday

    Feb 4, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT

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    According to Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a decision on how much Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez will earn this season is expected to be announced on Monday. Sanchez requested an $8 million salary and was offered $6.9 million from the Marlins when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The two sides argued…

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