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  1. Andy Pettitte’s retirement (and Jamie Moyer’s injury) means no active pitcher has 200 wins

    Feb 3, 2011, 2:47 PM EDT

    Tim Wakefield

    Andy Pettitte is announcing his retirement tomorrow and Jamie Moyer’s chances for a comeback are looking very shaky following Tommy John elbow surgery at age 48, which means no active pitchers have 200 career wins. In fact, only one active pitcher has more than 170 wins and it’s … Tim Wakefield with 193. Seriously, here’s…

  2. Kevin Millwood is asking for a lot of money

    Feb 3, 2011, 2:23 PM EDT

    Kevin Millwood

    For those teams with a starting pitching opening [cough!] Yankees [cough!], know this: you’ll need a lot of money to get Kevin Millwood. Here’s Buster: Heard this: Millwood is looking for $4-$5 millon for 2011, which is significantly more than some teams willing to consider. Eh, no one seems that desperate. Especially for a guy…

  3. White Sox sign Lastings Milledge to a minor league contract

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:45 PM EDT

    Lastings Milledge

    Lastings Milledge, who was last seen getting into a winter league brawl in Venezuela, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the White Sox. Milledge has gone from one-time top prospect to being non-tendered by the Pirates and unable to land a big-league deal, but he’s not even 26 years old yet and hasn’t been…

  4. Is Andy Pettitte a Hall of Famer?

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

    Pettitte looks in

    Too early? Nonsense! When we ask if someone is a Hall of Famer, we’re really asking two questions. (1) Does he deserve to make the Hall of Fame?; and (2) Will he make the Hall of Fame, deserving or not. First question:  They give a guy a five year waiting period for a reason, but…

  5. With Pettitte retiring, how screwed are the Yankees?

    Feb 3, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    I’ve been putting off thinking about the Yankees rotation until we knew for sure what was going on with Andy Pettitte. He’s too good a pitcher and can make too big a difference to make any kind of pronouncement without knowing his status.  Now that he’s apparently retiring, however, let’s ask the question:  Is the…

  6. Matt Thornton is the “frontrunner” to close for the White Sox

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

    Thornton Guillen

    There are no shortage of closer candidates in the White Sox’s bullpen, particularly if Chris Sale begins the year as a reliever, but Scott Merkin of MLB.com calls Matt Thornton the “frontrunner” for ninth-inning duties in Chicago. Thornton has long been one of the elite setup men in baseball, posting a 3.19 ERA and 349…

  7. Andy Pettitte to retire tomorrow

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

    Yankees announcer and ESPN Radio host Michael Kay just tweeted the following: I have learned that Andy Pettitte will officially retire tomorrow. [More] details to come….Michael Ken Rosenthal has a source that is confirming that Pettitte will retire tomorrow. Jack Curry of YES Network has a full story on it here. He’s heading to New…

  8. The Royals sign Pedro Feliz

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

    Pedro Feliz

    The Kansas City Royals have the best farm system in all of baseball.  The big club though? Let’s just say that it hasn’t improved much this winter. Dayton Moore has signed third baseman Pedro Feliz to a minor league contract. It’s not big money — only a million bucks if he makes the team and earns…

  9. Scott Boras explains the Jayson Werth contract

    Feb 3, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT

    Boras thinking

    This is classic. Scott Boras was on Sirius/XM with Jim Bowden yesterday and the subject of Jayson Werth‘s gigantic contract came up.  Bowden — as is his admirable wont — cut through the courtesy stuff and simply told Boras “I just can’t believe you pulled that off.” Boras, however, gave a long and seemingly thoughtful explanation as…

  10. Austin Jackson wants to steal 40 bases in 2011

    Feb 3, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

    austin-jackson-tigers

    Austin Jackson stole 27 bases while finishing runner-up in the Rookie of the Year balloting last season and the 24-year-old center field said recently that his goal for 2011 is to swipe 40 bags. I think it’s just setting a goal to try to reach it, because I think I’m capable of stealing more bags.…

  11. Bryce Harper swings a big stick. Literally.

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:58 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Quite literally. Courtesy of Nationals Enquirer, here’s Bryce Harper swinging a bat that measures 36 inches and weighs 47 ounces.  Most ballplayers use a bat that’s between 30 and 34 ounces, so this bad boy is as much as a pound heavier than what’s typical.  Doesn’t look like he’s laboring too much either. Dudes: if…

  12. Red Sox Nation is full of lunatics

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

    Red Sox fans

    Hey, don’t yell at me. It’s your manager saying so at yesterday’s Red Sox Town Hall: The topic often meandered back to the excitement level, and each panel member discussed what it was like to perform their duties in a baseball-mad town like Boston. Francona may have summed it up best when he talked about…

  13. Josh Johnson on his health status: “Physically, I feel great”

    Feb 3, 2011, 10:15 AM EDT

    Josh Johnson

    Shut down following his September 4 start because of shoulder and elbow injuries, Josh Johnson arrived at the Marlins’ spring training complex three weeks ahead of schedule to throw some early bullpen sessions and told Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post that he feels “great.” Johnson, who won the ERA title with a 2.30…

  14. Pirates’ President Coonelly: “there’s work to be done” on Pedro Alvarez’s conditioning

    Feb 3, 2011, 9:35 AM EDT

    Pedro Alvarez

    There was a report last week that Pedro Alvarez had gained 15 unwanted pounds this offseason. Team President Coonelly refuted that yesterday. Somewhat: “The weight figures reported last week in piratesreport.com were not accurate. Having said that, we have continued to stress to Pedro the critical importance of his conditioning. Pedro has gotten stronger through…

  15. Mystery Team alert! Vlad Guerrero edition

    Feb 3, 2011, 9:11 AM EDT

    Vladimir Guerrero

    The latest from the Vlad Guerrero saga from Buster Olney: The Vladimir Guerrero talks will gather some momentum in the next 48 hours, one way or another. The Orioles have an offer on the table; last week, Guerrero’s side informed them that they had an offer worth $8 million in play. It’s not clear what team…

  16. Mark Cuban is not interested in the Mets or the Dodgers

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

    Mark Cuban horizontal

    There aren’t many sure things in this world, but one sure thing is that whenever a baseball team’s ownership situation is in flux, people will start mentioning Mark Cuban’s name.  This time Cuban is making a preemptive strike: “I’m not chasing any more baseball teams … “I’ve just come to the conclusion, if I’m going to…

  17. Shane Victorino thinks the Phillies will win it all

    Feb 3, 2011, 8:23 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies  v Los Angeles Dodgers

    You know, if I had to make a prediction right now I’d probably say that the Red Sox were the favorites to win it all this season. But it wouldn’t be at all unreasonable to pick the Phillies either. Indeed, I bet something like 90% of the people who engage in the prognostication business will…

  18. The Wilpons fire back

    Feb 3, 2011, 6:15 AM EDT

    Fred Wilpon, Jeff Wilpon

    After yesterday’s New York Times story alleging that the Wilpons steered others toward Bernie Madoff’s ponzi scheme, the Wilpons have decided not to take this lying down. The Wilpons’ lawyer to the Daily News: “We believe the complaint is baseless, both factually and legally. We have conveyed that to the trustee’s counsel. Fred Wilpon, Saul…

  19. Jermaine Dye drawing only minor interest, likely to retire

    Feb 2, 2011, 11:28 PM EDT

    dye swinging

    Jermaine Dye, ladies and gentlemen, is about to say goodbye to professional baseball. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com, the free agent outfielder, now 37 years old, has only drawn minor league contract offers from interested big league clubs this offseason and only wants to continue his playing career if guaranteed a roster spot.  Fair…

  20. Nationals sign minor league deal with Cla Meredith

    Feb 2, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

    meredith bigger

    The Nationals announced on their official team Twitter feed this evening that they have reached agreement on a minor league contract with right-hander Cla Meredith. Meredith enjoyed a couple of successful seasons in a middle relief role for the Padres from 2006-2009, but he allowed nine earned runs in 15 innings last year with the…

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