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  1. Alex Rodriguez receives 162-game suspension

    Jan 11, 2014, 11:47 AM EST

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    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been hit with a 162-game suspension from arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, effectively ruling him out for the entire 2014 season. The suspension also covers the postseason. Rodriguez originally received a 211-game suspension from MLB in August due to his alleged ties to Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic in South Florida which…

  2. Scout: “I could tell, on the day, when Jhonny Peralta was off the steroids”

    Jan 8, 2014, 10:16 AM EST

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    This is interesting and, thankfully, has nothing to do with the Hall of Fame: Jeff Pearlman sat down and talked with former major leaguer Brian Johnson, who currently serves as a scout with the San Francisco Giants. The entire podcast is here, but Jeff has extensive excerpts from his conversation over at theScore. Johnson has a…

  3. Ranking the best off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    Carlos Beltran

    We’re almost into 2014, which means we’re only about a month and a half away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training — the official start of baseball. Most of the big name free agents are off the board and thus most teams have already finished shopping or have done most of the heavy…

  4. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  5. Sandy Alderson expects to start 2014 with Ruben Tejada at shortstop

    Dec 8, 2013, 9:55 PM EST

    Mets' Ruben Tejada reacts after he was picked off second base by Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York

    Speaking to the media earlier today, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he expects to start the 2014 season with Ruben Tejada at shortstop, tweets Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The Mets were reportedly interested in Jhonny Peralta before he signed with the Cardinals. With Stephen Drew leading the class of remaining free agent shortstops, the…

  6. The Mets showed interest in Rafael Furcal, then reconsidered

    Nov 30, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported that the Mets had shown interest in free agent shortstop Rafael Furcal now that Jhonny Peralta is off the board and spending a lot of money on Stephen Drew is an unappetizing thought. Furcal is now 36 years old and missed all of the 2013 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. It…

  7. Dodgers, Hanley Ramirez working on contract extension

    Nov 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EST

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    The Dodgers and shortstop Hanley Ramirez could get a contract extension done over the winter, reports Dionisio Soldevila of ESPN Deportes. Ramirez has one more year and $16 million remaining on the six-year, $70 million extension he signed with the Marlins back in May 2008. Ramirez turns 30 years old in December. Despite injuries limiting…

  8. Nelson Cruz wants “about $75 million over four years”

    Nov 26, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    If you thought the outrage about Jhonny Peralta getting a four-year, $53 million deal has been significant just imagine what happens if Nelson Cruz gets the contract he wants. Cruz, like Peralta, is a free agent after serving a 50-game Biogenesis suspension and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that he’s seeking “about $75 million over…

  9. John Mozeliak on the Peralta signing: we are not the morality police

    Nov 26, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

    Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a story talking about the bit of blowback that has come from the Jhonny Peralta signing. In it are General Manager John Mozeliak’s comments about that blowback. Preach, John: . . . [Peralta] admitted what he did. He took responsibility for it. At this point in the…

  10. Eight teams have checked in on Rafael Furcal

    Nov 25, 2013, 4:44 PM EST

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    Just to further underline this morning’s point about shortstop being a thin position in baseball, thereby explaining Jhonny Peralta‘s contract … The Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent SS Rafael Furcal, according to his agent — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) November 25, 2013   Eight teams on a 36 year-old…

  11. Jhonny Peralta wasn’t unduly rewarded. He was undervalued.

    Nov 25, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

    I’ve been fighting with people all morning about this Jhonny Peralta business. The take of many: Peralta is walking evidence of crime paying and his big contract should/will force Major League Baseball to ratchet-up PED discipline. My take: the guy represented a scarce resource — a free agent shortstop who can hit — and dropped…

  12. Cardinals GM explains the Jhonny Peralta signing

    Nov 25, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

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    St. Louis signing Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53 million contract with the intention of playing him at shortstop seemed to shock an awful lot of people, so I thought general manager John Mozeliak’s pre-signing comments about acquiring a shortstop were worth noting (via Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post Dispatch): One of the…

  13. Let’s pump the brakes on the “PED use got Jhonny Peralta his big deal” talk

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:43 AM EST

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    With a respectful nod to Ken Rosenthal, our own Bill Baer and the players who have taken to Twitter in the past couple of days to talk about Jhonny Peralta, may I ask why everyone seems to think that Peralta’s new contract represents some sort of problem with the drug penalty system in baseball and…

  14. Could Jhonny Peralta’s four-year, $53 million deal spur harsher PED penalties?

    Nov 24, 2013, 11:20 PM EST

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    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports makes the case that the four-year, $53 million deal shortstop Jhonny Peralta just signed with the Cardinals could be a potential driving force behind harsher penalties for performance-enhancing drug use. Peralta was suspended for 50 games last year by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Peralta…

  15. Brad Ziegler isn’t thrilled with Jhonny Peralta’s $50 million payday

    Nov 24, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

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    Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler, one of the best follows among MLB players on twitter, had a little something to say about the Cardinals’ decision to give Jhonny Peralta a four-year, $52 million contract. It pays to cheat…Thanks, owners, for encouraging PED use “@JimBowdenESPNxm: Peralta – Cards agree to 4-year deal: http://t.co/rkpdAO3QaL” — Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler)…

  16. Cardinals put faith in defensive numbers in signing Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 24, 2013, 12:35 PM EST

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    Jhonny Peralta should be a terrible defensive shortstop. Defensive ability peaks significantly younger than offensive ability, and Peralta wasn’t really any good defensively in what should have been his prime. As a 24-year-old in 2006, he was the game’s second worst shortstop by UZR. In 2007, he was the fifth worst. By 2008, Peralta graded…

  17. Report: Cardinals set to sign Jhonny Peralta for short

    Nov 23, 2013, 11:15 PM EST

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    11:15 p.m. EST update: FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi says it’s expected to be a four-year pact between the Cardinals and Peralta. /// A source told ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick that the Cardinals and shortstop Jhonny Peralta are “closing in” on a deal. The word Friday from MLB.com’s Peter Gammons was that Peralta already had a four-year, $52…

  18. Report: Jhonny Peralta has already received multiple four-year offers

    Nov 22, 2013, 9:45 PM EST

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    Earlier, we learned that free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta was seeking a four- or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range. It is far and away more than even the most optimistic would have expected for Peralta when the off-season began, but a dearth of quality at shortstop and a glut of potential suitors has…

  19. Jhonny Peralta seeking a four or five-year deal in the $56-75 million range

    Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

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    Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is seeking $56-75 million on a four- or five-year deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The former Tiger has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the Mets and Yankees, but he might have to settle for less to sign a deal. Earlier, Jon Morosi of…

  20. Mets suffering from “sticker shock” on free agents

    Nov 20, 2013, 6:10 PM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

    Ushering in a “new day” for the Mets is a bit more difficult than GM Sandy Alderson anticipated. Per Mike Puma of the New York Post on Twitter, the Mets are dealing with “sticker shock” in the current free agent market. Puma writes that the Mets were hoping to pursue free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta…

  21. The Yankees are interested in Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 18, 2013, 4:13 PM EST

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    So far this offseason the Yankees have re-jiggered Derek Jeter‘s contract and signed Brendan Ryan. What’s one more shortstop among friends? Yankees expressing interest in free agent Jhonny Peralta, sources tell @Ken_Rosenthal and me. @FOXSportsLive — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 18, 2013   Of course Peralta could play third base as a hedge against an…

  22. Ruben Tejada could file a grievance against the Mets over service time

    Nov 17, 2013, 11:45 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is considering filing a grievance against the Mets over a service time issue. As Passan notes, Tejada was the team’s final call-up in September, earning the promotion on the 10th. They handed out three promotions on the 1st of the month, one on…

  23. Mets have meeting with shortstop Jhonny Peralta

    Nov 13, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has the scoop: The Mets clandestinely met with free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta, according to league sources. No Mets person would admit there was a meeting with Peralta, but sources on other teams said he did meet with them. Joel Sherman of the New York Post was told by a Mets executive…

  24. PED-derangement Watch: Bill Madden edition

    Nov 13, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

    Texas Rangers baserunner Cruz is congratulated in his dugout after he scored a run off a two-run single by teammate Murphy against Seattle Mariners in their American League game at Safeco Field in Seattle

    If you are incapable of talking about Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta as free agents without couching almost the entire discussion in the Biogenesis stuff, you may be suffering from PED Derangement Syndrome. Sadly, Bill Madden of the Daily News is exhibiting all of the symptoms. Today he has a column about how Cruz and Peralta…

  25. Cardinals prepared to trade young starting pitching this winter for a shortstop upgrade

    Nov 10, 2013, 5:39 PM EST

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    Cardinals GM John Mozeliak is not being shy about his primary offseason strategy: Mozeliak made it clear to us this morning that he’d like to trade a young “starting pitcher”: for a “young controllable shortstop” XM 89 — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) November 10, 2013 There are a couple of shortstop options on the free agent…

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