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  1. If Mariners are done with Lopez, suitors should be plentiful

    Nov 24, 2009, 4:29 PM EDT

    It’s been suspected by some, but never phrased so strongly. Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker — our most trusted Mariners news source — wrote Tuesday that he “seriously doubts” second baseman Jose Lopez will still be a Mariner by the start of spring training. No legitimate Lopez rumors have sprung up yet, with the little…

  2. Braves, Royals at it again: sign same player

    Nov 24, 2009, 4:08 PM EDT

    Last year at around this time, the Braves and Royals engaged in a waiver war over right-hander Jairo Cuevas. The Royals, guided by former Atlanta assistant GM Dayton Moore, claimed him from the Braves on Oct. 24, the Braves reclaimed him on Nov. 27 and the Royals reclaimed him on Dec. 10. The Royals ended…

  3. White Sox interested in free agent Crisp

    Nov 24, 2009, 3:28 PM EDT

    According to Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune, the White Sox have shown interest in free agent outfielder Coco Crisp. The Royals declined Crisp’s $8 million option earlier this month, making him a free agent. Crisp’s agent Steve Compte confirmed the interest with Gonzalez: “I have talked to (general manager) Kenny Williams on a preliminary…

  4. Pujols wins NL MVP unanimously

    Nov 24, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT

    No drama this time, as Albert Pujols took home all 32 first-place votes to be named the National League’s MVP by the Baseball Writers Association of America on Tuesday. Pujols is the first unanimous MVP selection in either league since Barry Bonds in 2002. Hanley Ramirez finished runner-up while Ryan Howard, Prince Fielder, Troy Tulowitzki,…

  5. The Mets go retro

    Nov 24, 2009, 1:48 PM EDT

    One of the worst things the Mets ever did — and believe me, there’s a long list to choose from — was to go wacky with their uniforms in the past few years.  Those blue things from the 80s were bad enough, but the black caps and alternate jerseys they introduced a few years ago are more or…

  6. The Royals acquire former number one pick!

    Nov 24, 2009, 1:25 PM EDT

    Here are the overall number one picks from the past decade:  Adrian Gonzalez; Joe Mauer; Bryan Bullington; Delmon Young; Matt Bush; Justin Upton; Luke Hochevar; David Price; Tim Beckham; Stephen Strasburg. Guess which one the Royals just acquired! If your answer is “the worst one,” well, you’re wrong, because that would be Matt Bush and…

  7. Don't listen when the owners cry poverty

    Nov 24, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    More Peter Gammons.  This time, as is his wont, plainly yet eloquently states why we shouldn’t listen to any of the owners cry poverty this offseason: As unpleasant as it may be, go back to the bleak midwinter of 1994-95, and the strike that canceled the World Series. Revenues at that time were in the $1.5…

  8. Joba and Hughes to be "programmed to start" and other Gammons notes

    Nov 24, 2009, 12:29 PM EDT

    Peter Gammons who, lest we forget, was working the news and rumors beat when Rosenthal and Heyman were watching “Superfriends” in their mammas’ rumpus rooms, has a number of nuggets this early afternoon: – The Yankees are content to enter spring training with Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes ready to work as starting pitchers, slotting…

  9. Brian Cashman: we'll talk to our own guys first

    Nov 24, 2009, 11:55 AM EDT

    Brian Cashman, on how the Yankees will proceed in the free agent market: “I don’t want to make the mistake of having a conversation with somebody else’s agent and it plays out as if I’m pursuing that guy, and somebody misinterprets it (and) that means I’m not pursuing our guy.  We’re not even at that…

  10. The Angels are back in the Halladay chase

    Nov 24, 2009, 11:26 AM EDT

    Last year the Angels balked when the Jays demanded either Jered Weaver or Joe Saunders, Erick Aybar and prospect Peter Bourjos for Roy Halladay.  I would have balked too, that’s way too steep.  Now, however, it appears that the Jays are being more reasonable, and that may get the Angels back in the game: A…

  11. The Twins hope to give their fans a Christmas present

    Nov 24, 2009, 10:57 AM EDT

    The Strib’s Joe Christensen reports that “there are indications the team hopes to have a new deal with [Joe] Mauer by Christmas.” Um, “indications the team hopes to have. . .” So is it unclear whether the team really hopes to have a deal done, or do they definitely hope to have a deal done and there are…

  12. The Cubs move to block rooftop advertising

    Nov 24, 2009, 10:25 AM EDT

    You know how those buildings over the left field bleachers at Wrigley have ads and stuff on them?  Well, the Cubs don’t like it all that much. At least when the ads are for casinos: The Cubs have fired the opening salvo in a dispute against a local casino, erecting two signboards in the back of…

  13. Kenny Williams to Bobby Jenks: slim down, fatty

    Nov 24, 2009, 9:55 AM EDT

    Over the weekend, Bobby Jenks complained that the White Sox brass keep getting on him for being out of shape.  Kenny Williams isn’t all that interested in backing off: “If he’s upset that it’s continuously brought up, then he should work on it and get it to where it’s not an issue . . .…

  14. Pujols is a lock for the MVP

    Nov 24, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT

    The NL MVP, the final major postseason award, will be announced today.  While we could maybe argue about Rookie of the Year and while reasonable people could potentially disagree about the NL Cy Young, the BBWAA has basically gotten the awards right on the money for two straight years now, so there’s very little reason…

  15. Should the Tigers shop Miguel Cabrera?

    Nov 24, 2009, 8:55 AM EDT

    The Detroit News’ Lynn Henning is speculating/fantasizing this morning about the Tigers trading Miguel Cabrera.  Cabrera for Clay Buchholz is mentioned.  Like so many other stories this time of the year it’s based on nothing other than a no comment from a General Manager and informed speculation (i.e. the fact that the Red Sox could…

  16. The Angels could be the Tigers' ideal trade partner

    Nov 24, 2009, 8:20 AM EDT

    Rosenthal says that someone “with close knowledge of the Tigers’ organization” thinks that the Angels may be the best trade partner out there for Detroit, given that they have depth at the three positions the Tigers have the most need: catcher, shortstop, and minimum-salary pitching. Setting aside the curiousness of the phrase “someone with close…

  17. Mets imagine Sheets on their DL in 2010

    Nov 23, 2009, 9:22 PM EDT

    The New York Post is reporting that the Mets are “keeping an eye” on free agent pitcher Ben Sheets. At first, I wasn’t sure what level of interest that implied, but it turns out the Mets are, indeed considering Sheets as a viable option for 2010. A major-league source confirmed that Sheets, 31, would be…

  18. Dodgers uninterested in trading Billingsley for Halladay?

    Nov 23, 2009, 6:31 PM EDT

    While Dodgers GM Ned Colletti was unwilling to mention anyone by name, he did attempt to defuse some of the Roy Halladay rumors in a conversation with the L.A. Times’ Dylan Hernandez on Monday: “We would like to improve our pitching, especially starting pitching. I don’t believe we can subtract from it in order to…

  19. Capuano to give it another try with Milwaukee

    Nov 23, 2009, 5:46 PM EDT

    Former 18-game winner Chris Capuano will attempt another comeback with the Brewers after agreeing to a minor league deal on Monday. Capuano, who went 18-12 with a 3.99 ERA in 2005 and was an All-Star in 2006, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2007. He underwent surgery on his non-throwing shoulder after that season and…

  20. Facing uncertain future, Dye open to move to first base

    Nov 23, 2009, 4:35 PM EDT

    We still have so much to learn about defense, but one thing just about everybody can agree on now is that free agent Jermaine Dye isn’t any good in right field at this stage of his career. Given the nature of the concepts used to measure defense and the smaller sample sizes being dealt with,…

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