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  1. The Silver Slugger Awards are announced

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

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    This year’s Silver Slugger Award winners are being unveiled tonight during a one-hour special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American League and National League and is voted on by coaches and managers. We’ll run the winners down here as they…

  2. The Red Sox have reached out to Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 8, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT

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    For those of you keeping track, it’s the first full week of the offseason and already the Red Sox have been linked to approximately 79% of all known baseball players, living and dead. Indeed, in the last 24 hours we’ve heard about them and Anibal Sanchez, Mike Napoli, Adam LaRoche, Shin-Soo Choo, Justin Masterson, Justin…

  3. Brian Cashman: “We’re not trading Alex Rodriguez”

    Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Every couple weeks now Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterates that he has no plans to trade Alex Rodriguez. Cashman did so again yesterday, telling the assembled media at the GM meetings: I’ve already been on record right after the postseason, we’re not trading Alex. So hopefully the Alex stuff stops. I’m reiterating, we’re not…

  4. Hunter Pence is going to be back with the Giants in 2013

    Nov 8, 2012, 8:30 AM EDT

    Hunter Pence Reuters

    Pop quiz, hot shot! You traded for an outfielder in the middle of the year who often looked helpless at the plate. He was a nice guy and had character, though, serving as a great cheerleader. And hey, you won the friggin’ World Series, so it’s not like his presence in the lineup every day…

  5. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

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    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  6. Finalists announced for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP…

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

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    This year, the Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing finalists for its eight major awards before actually rolling out the trophies next week. Those finalists will be announced in an hour-long special on MLB Network beginning at 6 p.m. ET. We’ll list the names as they come in… Rookie of the Year American League:…

  7. The Yankees expect Mariano Rivera to take a pay cut

    Nov 7, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees are expected to ask Mariano Rivera to take a “significant paycut” as part of a new contract. He made $15 million in 2012. Heyman thinks the Yankees could ask him to take $10 million in 2013, possibly with incentives.  Which doesn’t seem unreasonable given his age and the fact…

  8. Hurricane Sandy restrictions impacted CC Sabathia’s elbow rehab

    Nov 7, 2012, 9:18 AM EDT

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    We continue our morning of “let’s find some sort of baseball connection to stuff that is way, way more important than baseball because, man, there isn’t a lot of baseball news yet today.” Next up: those restrictions last week requiring people driving into Manhattan to have at least three people in their cars in order…

  9. Dodgers looking to add starting pitching, Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez “on their list”

    Nov 6, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT

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    A potential reunion between the Dodgers and Hiroki Kuroda is one thing, but Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports that Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez are also “on their list” as Los Angeles looks to add starting pitching. Los Angeles’ payroll is already around $200 million, so making a serious run at Greinke or even Sanchez…

  10. Is Javier Vazquez mulling a comeback?

    Nov 6, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT

    Javier Vazquez

    Javier Vazquez had a great 2011, throwing 193 innings with a 3.69 ERA for the Marlins. If he wanted to, he could have made a bunch of money pitching for in 2012. But he didn’t. He dropped the mic and has spent the last year enjoying life with his family in Puerto Rico. But Peter…

  11. Joakim Soria open to being a setup man with the Yankees

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Joakim Soria recently became a free agent after the Royals declined his $8 million option for 2013. Coming back from Tommy John surgery, the thought is that he’ll look for a closer job on a one-year deal in hopes of re-establishing his value and testing the market again next offseason. But he’s keeping his options…

  12. Yankees claim catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants

    Nov 5, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

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    The Yankees announced this evening that they have claimed catcher Eli Whiteside off waivers from the Giants. It’s your move, Russell Martin. Whiteside, 33, appeared in 12 games with the World Series champion Giants this season and owns a meager .215/.273/.335 batting line and a .608 OPS over 537 plate appearances in the majors. He…

  13. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  14. Scott Boras really thinks the Yankees should sign Rafael Soriano

    Nov 5, 2012, 10:32 AM EDT

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    Scott Boras, you will not be surprised to hear, believes that the Yankees should sign Rafael Soriano. From Jon Paul Morosi’s latest: “If the Yankees didn’t sign Soriano, they wouldn’t have won the AL East,” Boras said flatly. “This is the value of depth. If the Yankees signed Soriano (after the 2010 season) when Rivera…

  15. Yankees “have expressed interest” in re-signing Russell Martin

    Nov 5, 2012, 10:15 AM EDT

    New York Yankees Russell Martin hits a single to center in game against the Twins in Minneapolis

    Russell Martin‘s agent, Matt Colleran, told Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News that he’s “had some initial conversations” with the Yankees and “they’ve expressed interest in bringing him back.” Martin had an odd two-year run with the Yankees, staying healthy and showing more power than ever before, but hitting just .224 in 258…

  16. Dodgers might want a reunion with Hiroki Kuroda

    Nov 4, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are expected to attempt to re-sign starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda this offseason and should have ample funds to get the contract done. But they’re going to have some competition. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes in this week’s Sunday notes column that Kuroda “may be the most sought-after pitcher in terms of…

  17. It’s official: Mariano Rivera is coming back next year

    Nov 3, 2012, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Mariano Rivera is coming back for another season. We heard last week that Rivera was “having second thoughts” about returning, but George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the all-time saves leader got in touch with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman yesterday to let him know that he plans to pitch…

  18. UPDATE: The Dan Haren-for-Carlos Marmol swap is not happening

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:22 PM EDT

    Dan Haren AP

    UPDATE: Oh boy. Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com was told by a source that the deal is off. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com hears that Carlos Marmol would have signed off on the trade, but the Cubs pulled the deal off the table for some reason. It could be because of the money involved or the medicals…

  19. Josh Hamilton, David Ortiz among free agents to receive qualifying offers

    Nov 2, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton AP

    Under the new collective bargaining agreement Type A and Type B free agent designations have been ditched in favor of teams needing to make a “qualifying offer” to free agents in order to receive compensation for their departure. Qualifying offers are basically one-year deals for the average salary of the top 125 highest-paid players, which…

  20. The Top 50 Free Agents of 2013

    Nov 2, 2012, 8:31 AM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Earlier this fall I counted down the top 111 free agents of this offseason. Since then, several players have had their options picked up or contracts extended, taking them out of play.  With the free agent signing period beginning tonight, it’s a good time to update that list and count them down once again. Up first,…

  21. Hiroki Kuroda is fine with a one-year contract

    Nov 1, 2012, 11:04 PM EDT

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    The Yankees are expected to make qualifying offers to both Nick Swisher and Hiroki Kuroda by the end of the day tomorrow. While the motivation with Swisher is to secure draft pick compensation, the Bombers are hoping Kuroda will accept and stick around for another season. They might get their wish. According to Jon Heyman…

  22. Brewers outright Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A

    Nov 1, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT

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    Just in case there was any doubt that Nyjer Morgan‘s tenure in Milwaukee was coming to an end, the Brewers announced today that they have outrighted the outspoken outfielder to Triple-A Nashville. The moves clears him from the 40-man roster and sets the stage for him to become a free agent. After playing a key…

  23. Yankees considering using Curtis Granderson in corner outfield spot, Brett Gardner in center field

    Nov 1, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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    It’s surprising this hasn’t been a bigger controversy at some point over the past three years, but the Yankees are finally considering making a change in center field. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com hears that the Yankees are mulling over moving Curtis Granderson to a corner outfield spot and using Brett Gardner in center field. While…

  24. The Yankees are interested in Torii Hunter

    Nov 1, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Nick Swisher is a free agent and is likely going to command a multi-year deal. Torii Hunter is also a free agent and, at age 37, is likely to command a shorter deal. Ergo: The Yankees have interest in Torii Hunter, a source said. Hunter is unlikely to get a qualifying offer, so he wouldn’t…

  25. “Pursuing A-Rod makes sense for the Phillies”

    Oct 31, 2012, 4:39 PM EDT

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    It’s the offseason and free agents can’t even sign yet, so what better time to start some good old fashioned shootin’-the-poop over almost certainly not going to happen roster moves? Today: Corey Seidman and the CSNPhilly.com gang talking about A-Rod to the Phillies! Pursuing A-Rod makes sense for the Phillies, who have a glaring hole…

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